Farrell’s Fitness Transformation Helps Woman Avoid Medication and Heart Attack

Destination~ Transformation

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Robin after 52 weeks at Farrell’s *Individual results may vary.

Heart Attack. Fatal. Words you do not want your doctor to say to you. It hit me like a ton of bricks. 32 years old, mom to a 12-year-old and two 10-year-olds. I went to the doctor, with the thought that something was wrong with my Thyroid a blood test, a few days wait and I’d be picking up a prescription and be on my way medically to a new me. My doctor ran the blood tests; talked with me and told me my choices, anti-depressants for an unknown amount of time, lose the weight, or risk having a fatal heart attack-soon.  I left the doctor’s office with my head reeling. What was I going to do?  How had this happened? I weighed almost 100 lbs more than I had carrying twins! On my drive back to work, I made a choice, a choice to not have a prescribed intervention, or a possibly life ending risk, I chose myself in October of 2011.

fitness transformation before

A photo of Robin before she began her fitness transformation at Farrell’s

My journey didn’t begin at Farrell’s. I started with Yoga one day a week at work, and then added Zumba two days a week. I was working on my eating and saw a few pounds come off.

There had been these voices though…. on the radio, about Farrell’s, I started “stalking” the website, seeing the results and reading all I could find on the internet. How could I do that?  It looked SO intense….

The deciding factor, a special offer for the FitStart class! Could I do this? No Way! Maybe? I signed up online and contacted Ben at South Ankeny Farrell’s, and committed to the program.

I completed my 10 weeks, rarely missing a day. I stuck to the food plan and felt stronger each week. I couldn’t wait to see where I was headed. I went from the FITstart straight into the FXB classes, some days I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to drive the mile home, some days I tried to talk myself out of going, or into going. I kept going to class though, each day!

As I write this I have lost 75 lbs with FXB in 52 weeks, countless inches, 7 pant sizes, fear and depression.

I’ve gained so much more though, knowledge about food, health, and exercise. I’ve gained confidence, pride, a liking of myself.  I have the desire and the ambition to go to class. I have even signed up for a 5K!

My transformation took place at Farrell’s!

Ben, the coaches and the classmates have been amazing every step of the way at South Ankeny Farrell’s.

Thank you to my family and friends for ALL of their support along this journey. ❤

I can’t wait to see what results you have! See you at Farrell’s!!

Robin S.

Disclaimer: The above testimonial was contributed by an actual member. We cannot guarantee everyone will achieve similar results. We do believe that everyone can achieve measurable results, but the specific results will vary from person to person.

Posted on 03/17/2013, in Franchise News & Events and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Awesome Robin, you are an inspiration to me. I have lost 25lbs and have another 50+ to go. Your story shows me I can hit my goal if I stick with it. I love Farrell’s and if we could do it anyone can.

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