A teacher took up bodybuilding to hang on to her boyfriend – and just a year later she’s in the finals of the world championships.
Laura Potts, 25, hated going to the gym and had never lifted a dumbbell in her life before meeting muscle-man Johnny Reid.
But when Laura fell for Johnny, 25, she started gym sessions because it was her only chance of seeing him.
Lovestruck Laura said: “Johnny trains three hours a day seven days a week – he practically lives in the gym.
“He said the only way the relationship would work was if I had a go at bodybuilding too.”
Now after a year of pumping iron, she is competing with Johnny in the World Amateur Body Building championship in Greece this summer.
But before that the gym buddies have an ever bigger event – they are getting married in Las Vegas.
Laura from Cardiff said: “I was not into fitness and bodybuilding when I met Johnny a year ago.
“But I wanted to spend more time with Johnny so I decided to join the gym and bodybuild with him.
“It wasn’t easy to start with and the dedication required is immense – but I love Johnny so much and I will do anything for him.”
Laura and design engineer Johnny are now hoping their choreographed routine – Go the Distance from the film Hercules – will win them Gold at the World Championships in Athens.