In the early morning of January 24th, 2018 I made a 911 call as a result of congestive heart failure. The result of eating poorly, drinking, smoking and not exercising at all for the previous four years.

My benchmarks upon arriving to the hospital were startling, particularly my weight at 367 pounds. My heart rate was 155 beats per minute. My heart was failing, and I was dying.

A few days later, after the doctors stabilized, a procedure called a Cardiac Ablation was successful in restoring my normal heart rhythm.

I made a vow in the hospital bed to change my lifestyle. To remember the athlete, I used to be.

I began a healthy lifestyle with my eating habits, I quit smoking, drinking and caffeine. I ingested no stimulants of any kind. The painful process started with simple thirty minute walks on the gym treadmill.

A year later I had good results with weight loss but my core was very weak and my muscle mass was less than satisfactory for my standards. I had tried trainers but found it to be pretty much a waste of money and time. I then decided to try CrossFit.

This is and continues to be the best decision of my life. With Logan Kaufman, and the Freakin Fitness staffs’ coaching and training I have lost weight, gained muscle mass, flexibility and most importantly noticed a considerable difference in my core strength and endurance.

I really can’t believe how far I have come in the last 6 months. I honestly didn’t think this lifestyle change would help me obtain these results so quickly. I am a 57 year old man. I do not believe this kind of change is typical.

A HUGE thanks to Logan, John, Valentin and the rest of the Freakin Fitness staff for creating this awesome program and for helping provide these wonderful results.

I still have work to do, but I am were I want to be and I am so thankful for the way Freakin Fitness has supported me.

Truly Yours in Good Health,
Art Garcia