Daily Archives: 03/07/2017

The Rising Cost of Your Health

Healthcare is essential; yet unfortunately expensive for an individual or family.

In fact, “The average family of four spends just over $11,000 on healthcare a year, including payroll deduction and out-of-pocket expenses. For a family earning $100,000, that’s over 11% of their household gross income. Prescription drug costs are the fastest growing healthcare costs, which increased by 9.1% or by $4,270 in 2016. Prescription drugs also accounted for 17% of the total healthcare spend in 2016.”1

While premiums are increasing at a historically slower rate, which is great for your monthly payments, it’s due to the fact that there are more high-deductible plans, which means more out-of-pocket expenses.2

In 2016, average healthcare out-of-pocket costs totaled $1,478.

At Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping, we strive to teach our members how to live a healthy lifestyle. This means exercising regularly and eating healthy food to fuel their bodies. The lifestyle we teach is one that affects all aspects of their life – from increased mood and energy to decreased medical costs and ailments.

In fact, many of our members have actually been taken off prescription medications or significantly reduced their dependence on medications because of our program.

Check out a few stories from members on this topic:

Beating the Odds – Megan from FXB Cedar Rapids Edgewood

Hard Work Pays Off – Ty from FXB Ames

Network of Support – Tim from FXB South Side Des Moines

Internal Health is Improving – Dave from FXB Grimes

Farrell’s Gave Me Back My Life – JP from FXB New Hope

In addition to reduced medical costs, we like to think of our program as preventative healthcare. Living a healthy lifestyle helps reduce risk of developing short and long-term health conditions like heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, depression and many others. All of those conditions can come with a hefty price tag, especially when you compare those costs to the cost of a gym membership!

What’s even better at Farrell’s is that we make living a healthy lifestyle simple. We break it all down and make it realistic for the every day person with a busy schedule. Classes are only 45 minutes and we offer flexible class times throughout the day. Our easy-to-follow nutrition guidance keeps your body full and ready to perform it’s best during workouts helping you burn throughout the whole day!

When you enroll in our 10-week program, you get:

  • 10 weeks of classes (6 days/week)
  • Flexible class times
  • Boxing gloves, wraps, a manual
  • Personal coaching
  • Nutrition guidance, recipes and a food log
  • Certified instructors to keep you safe
  • Entry into our $1,000 contest
  • Guaranteed results
  • Increased mood and energy
  • Support team environment
  • MYZONE heart rate tracking (optional)

At the end of the day, it’s important to ask yourself “what’s my health worth?”

Is it worth 45 minutes a day to yourself to improve your health at Farrell’s, which will teach you a healthy lifestyle?

Farrell’s is a small investment in your health with big payoffs!

Click here to find a Farrell’s location near you and to enroll today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

  1. http://www.milliman.com/uploadedFiles/insight/Periodicals/mmi/2016-milliman-medical-index.pdf
  2. http://www.businessinsider.com/out-of-pocket-healthcare-payments-skyrocketing-2016-9
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