Farrell’s Was More Than I Expected!

Prior to January 2017, if you had asked me to make a choice between going to workout or slamming my thumb in a car door, it would have been an easy choice. My thumb would have been very sore, but in my mind, less painful than working out.  

Shawn and  his wifeA day didn’t go by that I didn’t hate the way I felt. I hated the way my clothes fit. I hated thinking about being overweight. My wife would always encourage me to workout with her or go for a simple walk. I would always find an excuse, but she never got mad at me or criticized me. She has always stood by me.  She told me that it’s not how I looked that bothered her. Her biggest concern was that we could not grow old together and enjoy life after working hard the earlier part of our lives because she was afraid I would be unhealthy. That statement made me think that it was time to make a change. 

On January 9th, 2017, I walked into Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping and I signed up for their 10-week challenge. I had my new kickboxing gloves, my wraps and my manual in hand. I got out to my car and just looked at this stuff and asked myself “what did I just do?” I then took a picture of it and sent it to my wife who was very excited for me. More excited than me, that’s for sure. I knew at this point, I was committed. 

The first few days, after my kickboxing and strength training workouts, I went home and looked like I was going to die. I know I felt that way. My wife was very concerned that I wouldn’t stick with it. I knew I could do anything for 10 weeks. From the time I signed up, I showed up every day and I gave 110%. That was about 62% more than I wanted to, but it’s hard not to give that much. Watching everyone else in the class working hard and having Pete as our coach who was doing exactly what he was asking us to do and encouraging us every step of the way. The bond you build with everyone in your class and with your instructor is amazing. You truly know you are not in this alone and have a community to support you. 

Then, one day, not too far into the Farrell's program, you see that your clothes start fitting better and you start feeling amazing with so much energy. You see others in your class transforming right in front of you. It’s amazing!! My doctor is telling me that my medical test results are all within the levels they should be and it’s possible in another few months that I can get off the medicines that I’ve had to take for years.

Shawn L. Before and After Farrells Bettendorf 10-week challenge
(*Individual results may vary.) 

Farrell’s teaches you how to eat correctly and timely. They put it in terms that anyone can understand.  This program is so easy to follow. Seriously, if I can do it, ANYONE can do it. I’ve tried other gyms but there was never the accountability piece that I really needed when it comes to taking care of myself. It’s an encouraging accountability, not a judgmental one. EVERYONE in the class wants to see YOU be successful. That’s what I experienced. My wife has joined me at Farrell’s and this gives us one more activity that we enjoy doing together. The support and motivation I get from her is priceless.

Shawn and Granddaughter_Farrells BettendorfHere we are today. I’ve had to buy new clothes because the other ones were too big. What a great feeling that is. Farrell’s has changed my life by making me understand how great life is when you feel better and look better; the energy, the confidence, and the strength. It takes some work on your part, but is so worth it. I don’t ever want to go back to where I was. 

Thank you Farrell’s and Pete for helping me see life in a better way. Farrell’s is the best program and value in fitness.

Shawn is a FIT Member at our Bettendorf, IA Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping 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.
Fitness Kickboxing; Part of the 10-Week Fitness Challenge at Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping
Strength Training; Part of the 10-Week Fitness Challenge at Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping
Nutrition Guidance; Part of the 10-Week Fitness Challenge at Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping
Personal Coaches; Part of the 10-Week Fitness Challenge at Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping
Chance to Win $1000; Part of the 10-Week Fitness Challenge at Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping