FITNESS fanatic Laura Gordon is pushing 50 – but boasts the body of a 20-year-old, according to The Sun. The rock hard abs and rounded buttocks of the fit 48-year-old have made her an internet sensation. She has a massive 451,000 Instagram followers, who she regularly treats with pictures of her working out in tiny shorts and skimpy tops.
“I don’t love working out. It is like a job. Being fit is your pay check and the workout is the difficult job to do.” Laura caught the fitness bug at 23, after working in an office for years and spending her spare time on the sofa, because she felt “things starting to sag”. She started out doing home fitness DVDs and since then, she has been working out consistently. The longest she has ever had off is a week.
She now has her own gym equipment at home as she finds it easier than having to drive to a gym. She does three one-hour sessions of weight training each week – one upper body, one lower, and one mixed. Then she does five sessions of video workouts. Nutrition is vital and Laura eats only plain, whole foods and never touches processed food. She said: “When friends and relatives see me, they will always say ‘you’re so lucky you are thin and can eat whatever you want’”
“I explain that I eat healthy food all the time, that’s why I’m not fat. Please don’t call me lucky for making daily sacrifices that you are not making.” The toned muscle queen insists that none of her photos are doctored and that she does not use any products or supplements. She has been married for 12 years and admits that her husband, 39, sometimes gets worried about unwanted attention or the risk of someone stalking her.
Laura set up an Instagram account after she saw that companies and sites were using her pictures without permission to falsely promote products. “All over Instagram I saw my glute and leg photos that went viral and this is at the age of 45! This was quite a shock to me. My photos were everywhere but when I searched my name nothing came up.
“Thousands of people were reposting my photos but not a single person listed my name or the fact that I was in my mid-forties. “It is very important to me that people don’t use my photos to trick people into buying that nonsense.
“Fit teas don’t make a person fit, hard work and eating right does.”