Bodybuilder, fitness model and unfailing optimist, Andrew Jones has a lot of things going on–but a heartbeat isn’t one of them. On no place on Andrew’s body will you find a pulse anywhere. After being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in 2012, which can lead to irregular heart rate, shortness of breath and cardiac arrest, Andrew went through countless surgeries and was very sick.
Thankfully, after four months in intensive care, he received his Left Ventricular Assist Device, or LVAD, which helps his existing heart pump blood more naturally.
And though he relies on a rechargeable, artificial heart pump and pacemaker that he keeps in a backpack–but that hasn’t slowed him down one bit. Saying he’s “the best-looking zombie you’ll ever see,” Andrew has won numbers fitness awards, gathered thousands of followers on Instagram, and continues to work toward his goals.
Looks like we just ran out of excuses to skip the gym…