Thank You Farrell’s For Helping Me Find Myself

In the summer of 2015 I decided it was time to take my life back. I had just returned from a big family vacation to Florida. I had trouble keeping up with my kids in the theme parks. I was in physical pain from walking for just a few hours or even standing still. After going through that vacation experience I realized I needed to make some serious changes.

I am almost 33 years old and in my younger years I was always quite athletic. I was a dancer and played various sports. I always took great care of myself and made the right choices. Somewhere in my adult life I lost sight of that. The whirlwind of family, work, and various responsibilities made me lose myself. I found it difficult to look in the mirror because I didn’t recognize who was staring back at me. My health was declining and I was becoming depressed. I found myself bowing out of activities because I was embarrassed for people to see how I looked.

I was always hearing great feedback on Farrell’s from radio ads and from those who completed the challenge. I picked up the phone and called Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping in Bloomington, IL. The friendly voice of the manager, Kevin White, came through the other end. He answered my questions and made me feel much more comfortable about the decision. I was very worried because I had been out of shape for so long and I was afraid I couldn’t keep up. He assured me that they have different levels of fitness and they will help me get to my goals.

I signed up for the 7 a.m. session beginning in the middle of July. I had no idea what I was truly getting myself into. I came to initial testing scared out of my mind. I made it through the testing and I felt good. I didn’t die!

As the session began, I realized I had a lot more drive within me than I gave myself credit for. I was lucky enough to have an amazing coach in my corner named Torree. Torree, along with an amazing group, helped to keep motivated and accountable. I was able in my first 10 weeks to lose almost 20 lbs., 15 inches, and 3 percent body fat. I was addicted at this point. I was feeling great, more energetic, and my depression was subsiding. I decided to move on to the National Challenge.

My husband, David, joined recently and the additional support and motivation have catapulted me to the next level. Since stepping into Farrell’s I am down over 50 lbs., 28.5 inches and over 6 percent body fat lost. It has truly been an eye-opening experience. Farrell’s is such a motivating atmosphere and the gym becomes your second family. There’s always someone willing to push you and keep you on track. In eight months I have completely changed my life around. My relationship with myself has improved. I am more confident, energetic, and more engaged in life. I can keep up with my kids now! Thank you to Farrell’s for helping me find myself and be a better role model for my children. Thank you Farrell’s!

(Individual results may vary.)

Leslie is a FIT member at our Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping Bloomington, IL location.


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Disclaimer: The above testimonial and photos were 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 06/09/2016, in Franchise News & Events, Transformations and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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