By Rebecca Drew
MEET the stunning fifty-year-old bodybuilding mum of two who is ‘strong like a bull’ and looks just like she could be her daughters’ sister.
Incredible pictures show managing director and personal trainer, Laila White (50) from Singapore, showcasing her impressive physique and with her daughters. Laila got into fitness after seeing her brother transform his physique whilst doing national service at 18 and she says the sport has made her more confident than ever.
Laila’s honed physique has been 20 years in the making, with her taking three months to prepare for a photoshoot. Previously, she says that she had always been skinny even after being pregnant with her children. She follows a diet of fish, chicken and vegetables and weighs 8st 7lbs.
“I have always been skinny even after child birth, being a housewife and mother was a nonstop career without having any break makes me realise it’s one of the hardest jobs in the world,” said Laila.
“I was impressed by my brother’s transformation in his physique after going through national service at 18 years old. He taught me a few exercises that peaked my interest and led me to pursue personal training and aerobics instructor courses.
“The confidence and energy that training has given me cannot be compared to who I was before. I am strong and hardly fall sick. I am strong like a bull now.”
Laila trains five to six days a week and her workouts consist of 45-minutes strength training and 45-minutes of either cardio or hot yoga. Despite having an enviable figure, Laila doesn’t always receive positive reactions.
“Depending how and what my body looks, if I am ripped, some love it, some don’t. When I am not ripped some say I look better, some say they prefer when I am ‘less bulky’. You can’t please everyone. So, I please myself. I like when I am lean and ripped,” she said.
“It’s important to start with a day at time. It’s not an overnight success. Don’t shoot for results immediately which can lead to injuries.
“Learn from asking, reading and watching from the right source. It’s a lifestyle not a one-stop destination.
“Fall in love with the process. It’s a journey, watch how you evolve and celebrate every achievement and with every failure there’s a lesson to be learned.”
For more information see www.instagram.com/lailawhite_pib