Laura “the Iron Giant” Micetich is now one of Los Angeles’ most in-demand trainers.
As a child, Laura Micetich was nicknamed the “Iron Giant” for being taller and bigger than her peers. “They thought it was a compliment, but I thought it was the worst name in the world,” he says. In a recent episode of the American show Truly’s Brand New Me , Laura explains how her lack of self-confidence manifested itself in an eating disorder : she was binge-eating that led her to weigh 150 pounds at her heaviest.
“I would turn off my brain and put everything I could into my mouth, to the point of imagining that I would never be able to eat anything again,” he says. “And then about 20 or 30 minutes later, I’d start over and finish the rest.”
Once she realized she needed to make a change, Laura started exercising at home , watching videos she found on YouTube. “I promised myself that at the end of the week or month, I was going to be able to finish all of the YouTube training without resting,” she says. “When I finished the entire video, I immediately crossed campus, joined my university gym, and fell in love with bodybuilding.”
Although she expected the gym environment to be intimidating, Laura was pleasantly surprised to learn that at 1.90 meters and weighing 145 kilos, she was incredibly strong. He soon began doing six workouts a week , consisting of 90 minutes of weights and 20 minutes of cardio. Over the course of the first year, he lost 45 kilograms , and now maintains his weight at approximately 82 kilograms.This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.
After losing weight and discovering her passion for fitness, Laura decided to pursue it professionally, and now uses her own experiences to help other people set and achieve their own health and fitness goals.
“I think it’s very easy to look back and go over things making it seem like the very easy road,” he says. “I think many times we just have to be willing to keep fighting and keep fighting for ourselves, and recognize that this battle was not the only one … I am very proud of myself and the girl who tried it in the beginning.”