Farrell’s Gave Me Back My Light!

Tiffani running in a marathonMy name is Tiffani. I am a 41-year-old, full-time working mother of three daughters. Like many parents, I am either working or spending a lot of time on the road and in bleachers for travel and school basketball. The reason I started Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping was that I knew that I was at the biggest size of my entire life, and I knew I needed something extreme. At some point, I lost myself, and did not even recognize my own reflection.

In 2005, I decided to walk a mini-marathon. The people running by me inspired me. I thought if they can run, so can I. I started training to be “a runner” and in six months of training, proudly ran my first of many half marathons in 1 hour and 58 minutes. Over the years, I continued running and would run the same 3 to 4 miles on my lunch hour every day. After time I was getting older and I started to gain weight. I became extremely discouraged with myself. I was exercising and not eating bad. I did not understand. I was discouraged about getting bigger and not being the runner I once was. It seemed I was getting unhealthier every day so I stopped trying to exercise and I lost my light.    

Tiffani before starting Farrell's Bloomington INIn 2017, in less than five years’ time, I had gained 70 pounds. I had no idea how to make it better. I knew I needed to eat differently because I am older and I needed a full-time commitment with someone to push me besides myself. However, I did not feel like I had time to focus on myself. 

The reason I started Farrell’s was through inspiration of someone who was already part of the Farrell’s family. She was a busy working mom, and was clearly stronger, healthier, happier, and glowing. My goal going into Farrell’s Bloomington, IN was not numbers, it was to get my light back. I knew if I got my light back that I could change for the better. Farrell’s has made me feel like they care about each person from day one. Everyone in the Farrell’s community is encouraging and inspiring. I love to see how hard people work to reach their own level 10. I love to see the transformations of people getting stronger and healthier. Farrell’s is constantly changing their kickboxing and strength training workouts and instructors and I continue to have sore muscles every day. For me, I am able to get up and do this for myself before everyone starts their day (no excuses). I am a better, stronger, and healthier me for my family. In addition, I am a good role model for my daughters to live a healthy, stronger, and longer life.

In my first 10 weeks, I lost 12.8 lbs., 2.3% body fat, and 22.5 inches!* Even though the numbers were not my goal, I was Tiffani Today - Member of Farrell's Bloomington INsurprisingly still a little disappointed in my numbers. I thought I worked harder than that. It was difficult to remind myself not to be disappointed in numbers. The feeling I have every day of being stronger physically and mentally is why I am committed. I became a FIT member and six months later, have lost a total of 21 lbs. and 9.2% body fat.* Eating only to fuel my body along with Farrell’s strength training and kickboxing, I am naturally getting stronger and healthier every day. 

Farrell’s has given me the confidence to be proud of the person that I am again. For 45 minutes, six times a week my mind is clear and I am just me; sweating and working as hard as I can to be a better and healthier person for the people I love. Farrell’s has given me the chance to be committed to something, with no excuses. I am proud when I think about how hard I work and how strong I am. I know this is only the beginning. The proud feeling brings tears to my eyes because I finally have my light back. I am Tiffani again. There is a reason everyone wakes up every day and attends Farrell’s. It is not because it is easy. It is because it feels good to work hard. Physically I am transforming and mentally I am happier inside and out and I recognize my own reflection again.


Tiffani is a FIT Member at our Bloomington, IN 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