“In the middle of the night on September 27, 2013, I had a major stroke at the age of 43. There was no history of stroke in my family. It was an ischemic stroke brought on by six pulmonary embolisms starting with a blood clot in my leg. One embolism went to my brain and the rest lodged in my arteries leading to my lungs. I was in the hospital for seven weeks.
Approximately one year before my stroke, I joined Survival Fitness after my husband had achieved good results over the previous months. Neither of us are fitness people but Josh and Diana kept us motivated. I can say with overstatement that Survival Fitness was a huge factor in my recovery and especially in the hours immediately after my stroke. The embolisms created such a blockage that my heart had to pump as if I was running in a 24-hour marathon. I was not expected to pull through. The Survival Fitness HIIT (thanks Diana!) and my faith were my lifelines. I’ve now been working at my recovery for over a year and Survival Fitness helps me in this phase of my life too. I can now walk without a cane and have much better range of motion in my arm. Thank you so much Josh and Diana!”