Growing the Farrell’s Family: New Location Opening in Forest Lake, MN
Jeff and Rhea Friederichs have been married for almost 10 years. They recently moved to their forever home in Chisago City, MN (just north of Forest Lake) with their two dogs to be closer to family.
When they met, they started traveling, building their careers, and enjoying friends and family. However, they both faced ongoing struggles including their weight and general nutrition. Despite being adventurous and driven individuals, the quality of most all activities was influenced by poor physical and emotional health, which was increasing in severity year over year.
In 2014, a friend of Rhea’s suggested an exciting program at Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping. In January 2015, Rhea started the 10-week challenge; a challenge that was one of the most difficult things she had ever done physically. Her gym became a second home; her extended family. Farrell’s New Hope, MN truly became a “new hope!” Working out became Rhea’s passion; one that was positively influencing every aspect of her life. Rhea finished 2nd place in the $1,000 contest and lost 18 lbs., 21.25 inches, and 8% body fat* – and decided then she had found a path to a better life.
Amazed at Rhea’s dedication and admitting he was certain she’d “quit after two weeks,” Jeff joined the next season and won the $1,000 contest with significant inches and body fat lost as well.
As FIT members, Jeff and Rhea continued their fitness journeys, having lost nearly 100 pounds together to date. As coaches, the guidance and support the Friederichs have provided to others with similar challenges they’ve faced has been incredibly rewarding and shaped their desire to do more. Soon, the fulfillment Jeff and Rhea experienced in helping others realize their own personal victories and transformations through perseverance became “fuel for their fire.” The decision to open their own Farrell’s was made. The opportunity to utilize their business backgrounds in a unique way – a life changing way-was recognized and they hope to lead others by example
Says Rhea, “We hope our members recognize we not only believe in their abilities, but intimately understand the struggles – we’ve lived some of those struggles.”
The Friederichs’ Forest Lake Farrell’s location will be an environment where transformations happen through not just physical strengthening, but with the renewing of hearts and minds. They value the love, support and guidance friends and family have shown, and look forward to an amazing journey changing lives and making a real difference in the Forest Lake and surrounding community.
Jeff and Rhea have an open house scheduled for Saturday, September 10th and are excited to celebrate the new beginning with the community.
Their first 10-week challenge begins October 1st.
*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.
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