Dylan Freed - Body Builder




Dylan Freed - Body Builder - With Chains

Alicia from my office thought he’d make an interesting subject, for obvious reasons. He’s been whipping her butt into shape for more than a year and a half. Smart, focused and determined seem like apt descriptors. He’s a body builder. When I got to his gym, it began with him tossing around a 75 pound kettlebell and went up from there. By the time he strapped on 50 pound chains and began doing pull-ups, I became a believer. 

His name is Dylan Freed.

Dylan Freed - Tattoo sleeve

Dylan Freed - Body Builder

Straight out of high school he was jumping out of helicopters, guiding high paying clients on ski runs.  The job was dangerous and exciting, with lots of partying.  Eventually Dylan was ready for something more… healthy.  He hit the gym and became a body builder.  He saw results immediately.  Bastard. Yeah, he’s that guy.

Dylan Freed - Body Builder

Dylan Freed - Body Builder

His own work outs rarely go more than an hour.  Clearly what he’s doing is working.  And today he’s dedicated to helping others to craft their own bodies.

Here’s to The Body Artisan.

Dylan Freed - Body Builder

Special thanks to Dylan Freed, Gordon Huston, Ramsey Kiefer, Dania Trapp, and Paul Tuft.


“Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,
don’t swim in the same slough.
invent yourself and then reinvent yourself and
stay out of the clutches of mediocrity.

invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,
change your tone and shape so often that they can never categorize you.

reinvigorate yourself and
accept what is
but only on the terms that you have invented
and reinvented.

be self-taught.

and reinvent your life because you must;
it is your life and
its history
and the present
belong only to

Charles Bukowski, The Pleasures of the Damned