I Left Farrell’s Orientation with Hope and Faith

“I release all anger and guilt into the wind and I cleanse myself of any

and all negative emotions . . .”

2015-05-29 23.31.04My Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping journey has been hard for me to put into words and to actually get it written down. My story is slightly different. I am thirty years old, divorced, no children and have traveled the country most of my life. This summer for the first time in my life I feel beautiful standing alone on my own two feet! Farrell’s has given me not only physical strength but mental strength as well.

In the fall of 2014, a life experience led me to find a change, for myself and the relationships that I put myself into.

I remember when I called Farrell’s Oakdale; my hands were trembling trying to hold my phone. In my mind I was thinking that there was no way I could do this. While talking to Anne, I told her my story and she immediately took the mother role and put my mind at ease. She suggested I come in and talk with Brian, the manager, and he could give me a tour and explain how things operated. Again, I remember thinking that there was no way I could do this, I was thinking that my finances were tight, and my schedule was already full of time constraints . . . how could I make it work?

I do not remember the drive to the Farrell’s, but I do remember the gut-wrenching feeling I had in my stomach getting out of my vehicle, walking into that building, feeling out of place, and thinking how I just didn’t belong there. Talking to Brian wasn’t nearly as difficult as I had played it out in my head. He reassured, with no pressure and no judgment. He told me to show up and give it my all! I signed up for the 11:45 a.m. class, which began on September 27, 2014.

The Saturday that I started my 10 weeks changed everything for me.

The positivity and encouragement I encountered that morning cannot even be described. I have never felt so good or energized at a gym, and there was no judgment. I left that day from Farrell’s with hope and faith, something I had lost a few months back. I thought to myself, “I could maybe do this.”

I will never forget the first day and hitting that bag. I was able to take all of my frustrations out on the bag. The first three weeks of class I was sore, but I had such amazing encouragement from some of the greatest coaches and instructors. When I felt I couldn’t push myself any further and I wanted to give up, I had Brandon telling me, “YOU CAN DO THIS!” When I was hitting my breaking point and I just wanted to fall to the floor and cry, I could hear Shannon saying, “I have never seen someone push themselves as hard as you have!”

40529I completed my 10 weeks December 6, 2014. I completed something that I thought to myself was not possible. I changed my mind-set from “I can’t” to “I can and I will!” Along with the positive mental change and spiritual gain, I also had sufficient physical changes and I decided to sign-up for the one-year challenge. I realized in those 10 weeks I needed a goal and I needed to set something for myself. Winning $10K would be awesome, who wouldn’t want that?? But for me, this one-year challenge is more than the money. For those of you that need numbers, in 40 weeks I have dropped 30 lbs. and 25 inches total off my body and have almost lost 10% of my body fat, but I have gained so much more. I have gained a family, I have friends that will have my back no matter what, and I have a whole community there for me at the drop of a hat. No amount of weight loss and no amount of money could ever replace the feelings and strength I have gained since joining Farrell’s.

The following images represent one member’s actual results.  Please note that individual results may vary:

Amie is a FIT Member at our Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping Oakdale location in Coralville, IA.


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.

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