Bryant Johnson, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal trainer, dropped to the ground in front of her casket and performed three push-ups to honor her at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.
Johnson, who Ginsburg has called a “very important part of my life,” worked with the justice for more than 20 years. The duo became workout partners in 1999 after Ginsburg received treatment for colorectal cancer, the Associated Press reported. It was, in fact, her husband who triggered her drive to stay fit and rebuild her strength.
At the time, another judge referred Ginsberg to Johnson, an Army reservist and trainer. Since their first meeting, Ginsberg committed to working out twice a week with Johnson, and over the years, the “Notorious RBG,” who often touted the benefits of a good workout, became well-known for her exercise regime.