We Are So Much Stronger Than We Ever Thought Possible

Before Farrell's

Before Farrell’s

My husband and I decided to join Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping. We had reached a point where we knew something had to change. We had both reached our heaviest weight we had ever been and realized that if we were planning on starting a family, our lifestyle had to change. Much of our relationship had revolved around overeating and going out to eat. Besides the poor diet, there was also the lack of exercise. One morning while driving to work, I heard an ad come on the radio about Farrell’s eXreme Bodyshaping. That seemed crazy to me. Transform your life in just 10 weeks? I was not buying it at first. I signed-up and later that day I ended up calling my husband and telling him about the program. He was hesitant and asked questions, but eventually left the conversation at that. Within the hour, Michael had sent me a photo of his receipt to Farrell’s. He said, “Maryssa, if you’re going to do this, I might as well do it too.”

Before Farrell's

Before Farrell’s

On September 27th, we walked in the doors of Farrell’s eXtreme BodyShaping at the Peoria location for the first time. It was overwhelming and exciting to say the least. We got started with our orientation and when we both stepped on the scale, we realized full fledge what our lifestyle had brought us to; weighing in at 420 lbs. and 318 lbs. We completed orientation and sat through the nutrition seminar. We asked several questions and made a pact that we were going to take this seriously and never look back; we got home and purged our kitchen. We knew that the only way to avoid bad foods were to eliminate them from our environment. The first week was the hardest. There were muscles in our bodies that were sore that we never knew even existed. The warm-ups were challenging for us, but we kept coming back. Week 5 testing quickly came up and we dropped numerous inches and could really see small changes in our bodies. Though this was one of the hardest things we had ever had to do, we made a pact to keep going. We finished our 10 weeks dropping over 75 lbs. and 40.75 inches combined. We were stoked with what we had seen and we finished with perfect attendance.

At that moment, we decided that we were going to commit to this for a year and soon after, for life. We did not want to revisit the old Maryssa and Michael, but meet the new individuals we could be. We signed-up for the annual $10k challenge and knew that this year might be the most challenging, but with the support, tools, and FXB team in place, we could, and will, truly transform our lives.

The following images represent Michael and Maryssa’s actual results.  Please note that individual results may vary.

Today, nearing the completion of our third 10-week session of the five, we are only halfway through our $10k journey, but we are so much stronger than we ever thought possible. Combined we have lost over 220 lbs. and numerous inches. We have still maintained our perfect attendance since the day we walked into FXB and have achieved many goals. Every day we are continuing on this journey and every day we are accomplishing and setting new goals for ourselves with the help of Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping. In December we will complete our final weigh in for the $10k challenge and we won’t stop there…

Maryssa and Michael are FIT Members at our Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping Peoria, IL location.


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 08/27/2015, in Franchise News & Events, Transformations and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Kelli Green

    Thanx so much for sharing your truly inspirational story. I see you both and had no idea how far you’ve come. I am definitely cheering you both on! Wishing you much success on your continued journey!

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