White Bear Lake Member Kurtis Berg Wins Farrell’s 2014 $10K Challenge!

Lance Farrell presenting the check to Kurtis!

Lance Farrell presenting the $10,000 check to Kurtis!

It’s not every day that someone is awarded a $10,000 check from Lance Farrell for committing themselves to a goal and achieving it. But this past Monday, January 26th, Kurtis Berg, a member at our FXB White Bear Lake, MN location was awarded this very honor.

And honestly, the honor was all ours as Kurtis is a testament to what hard-work, dedication, motivation and a great attitude can get you in life.

In March of 2013, after years of being labeled the “fat dad” and being frustrated with not being able to participate with his son in activities, Kurtis made the decision with his wife to try Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping 10-week challenge. Fearing he wouldn’t be able to finish the program, Kurtis realized that Farrell’s offered something that most gyms do not – a community of support and motivation!

With the help of coaches, instructors and owners, Kurtis kept up with the program and finished his initial 10-week challenge losing 49 lbs. Like many of our members, Kurtis focused on the way he felt and how his clothes fit, not the number on the scale. He was now able to go on amusement rides with his son and participate in his activities. In addition, after discussions with his doctor, Kurtis was able to stop taking medications for diabetes!

To date, Kurtis has lost 182 lbs. as a Farrell’s FIT member and instructor, but his real accomplishment is living the healthy lifestyle and getting back the life he wanted.


These images depict the one year results of one of our members. Individual results may vary.

As Kurtis says, “This is truly a program almost anyone can follow. Farrell’s works because there is a real feeling of community when you’re there. People are actually concerned for you and extremely supportive, like family. You’re not alone.”

Jillian Faber, one of the White Bear Lake Owners stated, “I could not think of a better, more deserving person to receive this award. Kurtis was so positive throughout the whole journey and knew that even though things may be difficult, the end result was worth every minute of struggle. In the almost two years that Kurtis has been with us (since we opened) I have never once heard Kurtis utter the words “I can’t do that”. He always went for it, and if he couldn’t he kept trying until he could. He is an inspiration to all of our members, his family, and the community and makes all of them truly believe that every goal can be reached with a positive attitude and the guts to never ever give up.”

Click here to read his full story!

This is the 7th year we’ve run our $10K Annual Challenge. After completing the initial 10-week challenge, any member can register for our one-year, $10K challenge. This challenge is a way for our members to keep up with their fitness and health goals. It’s not easy, but it’s a great incentive to keep on track.

Every FIT member from our 57 locations across nine states is eligible to compete in this challenge. Every member keeps track of his/her measurements throughout the year and is responsible for testing every three months. Through a judging process, the participant with the biggest transformation is awarded the $10,000.

We want to thank everyone who participated in this $10K Challenge. It is not an easy feat and while we wish we could award everyone $10,000, we hope you consider yourselves winners for living Life at Level 10.



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.


About Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping

Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping is a results based fitness program for participants of any age. In 45 minutes a day, six days a week, Farrell’s can help you make real changes in your fitness and overall health.

Posted on 01/29/2015, in Franchise News & Events, Transformations and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wow, way to go Kurtis! I had the pleasure of working out with you last Saturday, I had no idea. Thanks for some additional inspiration. You bet, the best reward is everything else we earn from Farrell’s. Congrats!

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