My Farrell’s Journey
My journey started due to some recent health issues, including chest pain, dizziness and severe headaches. I learned I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, was pre-diabetic and at significant risk of a heart attack or stroke. I had to see a cardiologist, take a stress test, and start making some changes.
I thought about joining Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping, but was skeptical that an overweight 49-year-old with back problems, a separated shoulder and arthritic knees could handle the rigors of the workouts. I stopped in to visit with the manager and he assured me that I would have a coach to help me learn proper technique or give me alternate exercises to avoid aggravating existing injuries.
My wife and I signed up, along with two friends. I was ready for the two main components of Farrell’s — the exercise program and the nutrition program. What I didn’t realize is there is also a third component — the people. Everyone from instructors to classmates to my coach were so helpful, inspiring and motivating! I experienced plenty of physical issues, but my coach performed as promised and helped me get past them all.
The changes on the outside were visually obvious. I dropped 32.5 pounds, body fat went down 5.5%, 16 inches lost, one-mile time decreased by over 2 minutes. But the changes on the inside excited me the most. Cholesterol down 67 points, no longer pre-diabetic, no longer have high blood pressure. My risk of heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years is down to just 3.6%. I have more energy, more strength and feel 20 years younger!
The following images are actual results of one of our members. Individual results may vary:
It was a tough 10 weeks, but I achieved all my goals. I had perfect attendance and was awarded the $1,000 prize for best transformation. But we’re not finished. The group I joined with has all signed up to continue with Farrell’s as FIT Members. It wasn’t just a 10-week journey. It’s a new lifestyle of regular exercise, healthy eating, and being surrounded by all these inspirational people!
Andy M. is a FIT Member at our Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping location in S. Ankeny, 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.
Posted on 12/03/2015, in Franchise News & Events, Transformations and tagged 10-Week Challenge, Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping, FIT, fitness, FXB, FXB Ankeny, FXB Ankeny South, health, health and wellness, healthy-living, life at level 10, nutrition guidance, pre-diabetic, South Ankeny. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.