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  • Crushing Goals through Support and Determination

    Crushing Goals through Support and Determination

    Crushing Goals through Support and Determination By Eva T. 2021 $10,000 National Challenge Finalist In the Summer of 2020, I was embarrassed at how much weight I’d gained after having my three kids. My youngest was almost six, and I had slowly gained weight, despite wanting to get back to my healthier self. I was ashamed, uncomfortable, frustrated, and struggling with many health issues. I had tried many times, but didn’t have success and/or couldn’t maintain the momentum, and didn’t stay disciplined. I would get discouraged, mad at myself, blame my body, and quit. To others, I looked happy and like I had it together on the outside. But on the inside, ....

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  • I Decided to Join Farrell’s on a Whim

    I Decided to Join Farrell’s on a Whim

    I Decided to Join Farrell’s on a Whim By Dan S. 2020 $10,000 National Challenge Finalist A little over a year ago, I decided to join Farrell’s on a whim. After seeing what it was, how it worked, and the wonderful people involved, I was all in. I was able to see some great changes right away and after how well my first 10 weeks went, I decided to join. After completing the 10-Week Challenge, I decided I would put my hat in the ring for the Farrell’s $10,000 National Challenge . Since I started, I’ve literally been busting my tail to try and get myself back into shape and improve my overall health. At the time I started, I didn’t ....

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  • 5 Tips to Survive Holiday Stress

    5 Tips to Survive Holiday Stress

    5 Tips to Survive Holiday Stress Every year, the holidays swing around again, bringing joy and light.… or maybe not so much. The reasons that make the holiday season special, can also make it overwhelming and stressful. As you grow older, the tidings of comfort and joy can gradually be devoured by the pressure of planning big family feasts, buying, and giving gifts, and doing it all. So, if thinking about the hustle and bustle of the holiday season leaves you feeling anxious, you’re certainly not alone. What Causes Holiday Stress? While holidays are meant to bring feelings of happiness and love, they can also be a reason for excessive stress and anxiety for ....

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  • Farrell’s Helped Me Beat Breast Cancer

    Farrell’s Helped Me Beat Breast Cancer

    Farrell’s Helped Me Beat Breast Cancer By Tracy W. I have been a member of Farrell’s since January 2013. Like many others in the program, it changed my life. I had never been an athlete and despised working out, but I lost close to 40 pounds and learned a new mindset. I found that I was strong, beautiful, and yes . . . I could do anything I put my mind to. In 2014, my husband, Mike, jumped on the bandwagon as well, and later that year we both became instructors. We were full-on Farrell’s converts and whole-heartedly believed in the program. In March of 2016, our world was turned upside down. While showering one day, I found a small, hard lump in my ....

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  • I Truly Look Forward to the Future!

    I Truly Look Forward to the Future!

    I Truly Look Forward to the Future! By Brad M., Farrell’s 2020 $10,000 National Challenge Finalist I first heard about Farrells a few years ago. I attended a couple of classes with a friend and was interested but never pulled the trigger. I was a member of a different gym and worked out regularly 3-4 times a week – lifting weights, some cardio, just the usual workouts I had done since playing sports in high school. I would fluctuate up and down 10 lb. week to week. I competed in challenges a couple of times and was always very disciplined and motivated during those challenges, dropping 40 lb and seeing great results. But then when the challenges would end, the ....

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  • Remember that dream you’ve always had? Be that person, and go after it!

    Remember that dream you’ve always had? Be that person, and go after it!

    Remember that dream you’ve always had? Be that person, and go after it! By Amy N., 2020 $10,000 National Challenge Finalist Remember that one dream that’s always been in your heart? It’s big, it’s scary, but it holds a spark that fires every time you think of it? Growing up, I played sports in high school; and as an adult, I still enjoy games/activities. I love watching athletes perform on the greatest stage they've trained for. Whether it’s a high school football game or the Olympics. Learning about their journey, seeing their passion come through for the sport. Their dedication, real fight, and grit show up, making their souls shine through. ....

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  • The Ember has Become a Fire

    The Ember has Become a Fire

    The Ember has Become a Fire By Connie Roetzer, Farrell’s $10,00 National Challenge Finalist I began my journey with Farrell’s on January 5, 2019. I was your typical middle-aged woman - in my 50’s, married, grown children that live outside the home, and aging parents that have needed my emotional support. I had recently gone through a lot of really big changes in my life and, looking back, I didn’t end up handling them too well. On top of everything else, I’d also grown increasingly overweight (and was so tired of being so). On the outside, I was positive, well-adjusted, happy, and making some pretty funny excuses for being “big-boned”. ....

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  • 5 Full Body Stretches For Your Office

    5 Full Body Stretches For Your Office

    5 Full Body Stretches For Your Office There is no denying the fact that most of us should be stretching more. But let’s be honest, how many of us actually have the time to do this... let alone meal prep, get to the gym, show up to work, and have time for family? Well, your days of deciding between 10 more minutes of sleep or getting up early to stretch before your gym session are over. Why? Because new research has found that stretching does not have to be an elaborate, lengthy routine. Even five minutes per major muscle group per week is enough to reap the benefits.¹ That equates to about one minute per day for each body region! ....

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  • The Unexpected Benefits of Kickboxing

    The Unexpected Benefits of Kickboxing

    The Unexpected Benefits of Kickboxing Kickboxing is one of the top fitness trends of 2021, and it is definitely here to stay. This high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout will leave you feeling breathless, sweaty, and invincible, no matter what your fitness level is! But there is so much more to kickboxing than punching, kicking, and getting your sweat on. Before we dive into the unexpected benefits of kickboxing, let’s get to know what kickboxing is all about and why you should try it today. Kickboxing 101 Kickboxing is a form of martial arts, combined with combative sport principles. When it is done for exercise it is performed in a ....

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  • The Coaster Has Finally Reached the Station

    The Coaster Has Finally Reached the Station

    The Coaster Has Finally Reached the Station By Bobby Turnquist Farrell’s National Challenge Finalist My entire adult life has been a rollercoaster ride of weight. Even in high school, I was never happy with the way I looked. I was never what one would call “fat”, but I always carried a little extra. Thankfully, I was also blessed with a pretty decent athletic ability. This kept me active and is likely why I was not an obese teenager. I never had a grasp on good nutrition and have always eaten whatever I wanted. Surely, as I have discovered over the last year, this was going to catch up with me eventually… I graduated from High school ....

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