My Farrell’s Transformation is Part of My Life!
My name is Mark. I am 56 years old and the father of two grown children. I am a firmware engineer – my typical day includes way too much time in front of my computer – one of the hazards of my occupation. I’ve always tried to do something active, such as walking, biking, roller blading or hiking, but it never became a regular activity. Back in my college days, I used to ski, bicycle and run. Over time, my life became more sedentary, I put on weight and got out-of-shape. At my annual physical last year, I weighed almost 280 lbs. and was borderline hypertensive. High blood pressure runs in my family.
Many of my friends and family are experiencing health-related issues as we age. I lost my younger brother recently to a health-related illness. I was not content to accept that fate and decided that I needed to make a change in my life.
I noticed that a co-worker had slimmed down, and I asked her about that. She told me about Farrell’s. The structure of the program appealed to me and I became a member last fall. I worried that I was too out-of-shape, so I prepared by walking on my treadmill for an hour each morning before work. To reduce boredom, I streamed episodes of “The Walking Dead”. I made it to the middle of season 4 before starting at Farrell’s last January.
I attended the Friends and Family week before I started, to get a taste of what I was in for. I was a little apprehensive, but found the environment welcoming, supportive and fun.
When I started the 10-week program in January, I weighed in at 265 lbs. After 10 weeks, I was down to 232 lbs., I had lost 33lbs.* I had to buy new clothes for the 10-week party. I felt really good about that. I enrolled for another year – my transformation will be a permanent part of my life.
At my annual physical this year, after completing the 10 weeks, my blood pressure was normal . . . actually really good! My doctor (also a FIT member at Shoreview) called me a ‘Rock Star’.
As a new FIT member, I still found some of the exercises to be a challenge. Instructors would say, ‘You can do it’, but I was struggling. Recently I’ve turned the corner. When I hear ‘you can do it’, I know that I can. Bring on those challenges! The structure of the program keeps me interested and motivated. I go to the 6AM class. I’ve skipped only one Saturday since I started, due to a commitment to a friend.
Since January, I’ve lost 60 lbs.* As I approach my goal of weighing 200 pounds, I am now more focused on increasing muscle mass than on weight loss. I’ve got more energy, stamina, and flexibility. People that I’ve not seen for a while are amazed at my transformation. I recommend Farrell’s to everyone.
(Individual results may vary.)
Mark is a FIT Member at our Shoreview, MN Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping location.
Fall sessions are now enrolling, so hurry and get your spot if you’re ready to make a transformation at Farrell’s! Find you nearest location here.
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.
Posted on 09/15/2016, in Franchise News & Events, Transformations and tagged exercise, Farrell's 10-Week Challenge, Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping, Farrell's Shoreview, fitness, fitness transformation, FXB Shoreview, health and wellness, kickboxing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.