Hi! I’m Michelle. I started Farrell’s 10 week program January 2010. It was after the holidays, we were having terrible winter weather, and I was paying for a gym membership that I wasn’t using! I have always been active but I was bored with the same old routine. It just so happens that Farrell’s is about 30 seconds (no joke) from my house so I decided even if there was a blizzard I had no excuse for not making class. Besides the fact the gym is so close to my house, here are the reasons I LOVE Farrell’s: (1) 45 minute classes….you don’t have to spend 2 hours at the gym to get into shape! (2) Someone tells you what to do and you do it….the thinking is done for you! (3) Working out with a group of people automatically pushes you to do more….someone might be watching J (3) Working out with a group of people also holds me more accountable….if I miss classes someone is wondering where I am! (4) Hitting and kicking a bag is FUN and there’s no risk of it hitting you back!! In my first 10 weeks I lost 4.6% body fat, my clothes were loose, my stress level was down, I had met new people, and I was arranging my schedule to make sure I made it to the gym consistently instead of the other way around. Start with 10 weeks, commit to it, work hard, have fun and you will be amazed at the results and how addicting it becomes!
The day my husband accidently grabbed my jeans and though they were his, he put them on and they fit him better than they fit me. I was mortified and that was when I knew I had to do something different. I always paid for a gym, and went, but I wasn’t serious. I just went through the motions. I needed something different, which would hold me accountable. Farrell’s has completely changed my life. I had amazing results in my first 10 weeks, which is just the beginning. Farrell’s offers not just the workout and nutrition but you become part of the family.
In the past I had tried other programs at home and going to the Y. In Sept 2012 I gave up 15 years of cigarettes and lost all motivation to workout. I tried several routines that ended in failure. An invitation to be in my friend’s wedding opened my eyes to my soft body. While trying on dresses I looked like a busted can of biscuits! I knew I had to do something. I watched my neighbor complete the 10 week program with great results (winner of the 1k) so I signed up. I thought the only thing I had to lose was sleep and weight. The first day on the mat I wanted to pass out but I loved it and signed up after five weeks in. I can’t imagine my day starting any different. I’m excited to be an instructor. I know that this is going to propel me to the next level, plus I get to pass on those great results to you!
I started Farrell’s over 2 years ago with a friend because I always wanted to try kickboxing. I went through the 10 week challenge never thinking I had a chance to win $1000. I was in it to get fit, lose weight and just feel good. Yes, I won the challenge!! Being excited that I won, I wanted to inspire others to do the same thing, so I was asked to coach a team, which then led into instructing resistance training and kickboxing. I not only love to work out, and teach, but I love the people I am around every day, they make it fun to come back and keep you accountable in your workouts and challenges.
I first heard about FXB through a friend who was thinking about doing it and I was a little skeptical about joining. After hearing about all the success stories I decided I was going to give it a try. I joined because I wanted to tone up and get back in shape after college. I have lost inches and my clothes fit better. FXB gave me the motivation and support I needed to help me accomplish my goals!
I joined FXB in October 2011. I first heard about Farrell's Extreme BodyShaping from my brother who lives in Des Moines, IA. He went through the 10 week program and had amazing results which inspired me look into the program for myself. I have always been one to workout on my own, but I wasn't seeing the results I was looking for. What I felt was missing was the nutritional knowledge and help that FXB provides as part of their overall program. So I started on my 10 week journey, gaining the education I was looking for in nutrition, experiencing fun and challenging workouts from all the amazing instructors, and seeing all the results I was looking for. What I didn't realize at the time was that I would get so much more out of this program. What FXB-Lincoln has that no other program in Lincoln has is - Community! I have gained a whole new FXB family that continues to help and encourage me as I continue on my journey to living a healthy lifestyle, and to me, that is the biggest reward! I wanted to be even more active in helping others achieve their goals that I became an Instructor in 2012 and Lincoln's first Level III Instructor in June, 2016.