From Mike Pulcinella and Scott York,
Creators of Adela Garcia’s “From Tragedy To Triumph”
Not long ago, I grabbed my video camera and took on the incredible challenge of keeping up with the world’s most successful pro fitness competitor, Adela Garcia.
I began filming Adela’s workouts, fitness routine practice, and lots of behind the scenes stuff. We knew we were on to something special!
We knew we were going to create a DVD but we didn’t know exactly what type of DVD.
Would it be a workout DVD?
Or a reality type DVD?
Or would it become a series of DVDs?
I didn’t know but I knew I had to film Adela.
She was on the rise in the fitness industry, having won multiple titles such as the Fitness Olympia and the Fitness International titles.
Congrats to 2012 Fitness Olympia Winner, Adela Garcia!
Everything was moving along beautifully, Adela was on schedule to win her next Fitness Olympia and she was healthy and happy.
But then, out of nowhere, tragedy struck!
It was just another day of practice.
She landed wrong. Something bent and twisted in a way that the human body is not supposed to bend.
It was Adela’s knee. She had torn ligament.
In a split second everything changed for Adela.
No more training, no practice, no gymnastics, no guest appearances.
“Chica Latina” couldn’t even walk.
The filming stopped.
Adela, Mike and I shelved the project.
We stopped communicating with each other as we were now busy with other priorities.
We didn’t have a story anymore.
Or did we…
After the shock of the knee injury began to slowly go away we began to think more clearly.
We realized the knee injury and her comeback attempt
WAS OUR STORY.
Here’s an image of an actual email of our discussion to continue filming…
We were on again!
And so what could have been a workout dvd turned into:
Adela Garcia’s physical and mental struggle to regain what she had lost.
Her ability to walk, her self confidence, self identity and believe it or not, her friends.
You really do find out who you’re friends are when you’ve gone through tough times. But none of that could stop her.
Here’s a preview of Adela Garcia in “From Tragedy to Triumph”
(click the image above to play)
During the 3 years of filming, here is a short list of what occurred:
- Training in the gym. You’re sure to discover some new exercises!
- Adela’s upbringing in Puerto Rico! What was she like as a little girl?
- Competing at the IFBB Europa Supershow in Dallas, Texas before her injury!
- Fitness routine practice with Coach Renzo!
- Rehabbing her knee with incredible determination!
- Photo shoot in Puerto Rico!
- Her relationship with her fiance’, Trent!
- An interview with her Mom!
- Her return to the stage for the IFBB Fitness Olympia in 2009!
- And so much more!
Here is what some of the viewers are saying about this 3 year DVD project!
This is an amazing story of an amazing human who competes at the highest level of competition.
You’re sure to be energized and inspired by Adela’s story!
And for a short time we’re offering FREE SHIPPING on Adela’s DVD, “From Tragedy to Triumph!” (Save over $5.00 on shipping depending on where you live).
We hope you enjoy Adela’s DVD, “From Tragedy To Triumph” as much as we enjoyed making it!
Mike Pulcinella and Scott York, creators
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