Coralville, IA ‐
Follow up Nutrition Q&A
Saturday 1/14 @ 9:30 am
All Members welcome
I started Farrell’s January 2014. I did not like the way I looked in my clothes, felt uncomfortable in my own body and had a hard time enjoying the rides at amusement parks with my family due to my weight. Yes I thought I was working on becoming healthier because I was a member at gym for a few years and would go in and work out. I first started going a regular basis and getting on those machines doing what I thought would get me in shape. I really did not know what I was doing but thought it was better than doing nothing at all. Then I would come up with excuses like I am too tired, I don’t want to get out in the cold to go work out, I would rather talk on the phone, watch my son at his swim practice and only go when it was “convenient” for me. At this time I had a friend who was doing Farrell’s and thought that I could never do it because I was not in shape like she was and there was no way I was going to work out in front of other people. I like to hide and do my own thing. I knew what I was doing was not working for me and kept hearing those commercials on the radio about how Farrell’s can transform your life. When I heard those commercial I always thought to myself, yeah right, but knew I needed to try something different. It took me a while to finally get up the courage to go in and sign up. I remember I was so nervous walking through the door that my heart was pounding and I was even kind of embarrassed going in. There was a class going on and it looked very intense. I thought to myself that there was no way I could keep up with the class. The person signing me up was very friendly, and could tell I was nervous coming in. They talked a lot to me about the Farrell’s program and told me that I could do it. So I finally signed up!
During my 10 weeks, I lost weight, inches, body fat but still had a long way to go in my mind. Still feeling a little nervous about working out in front of others, I decided to sign up as a FIT member because this program was actually working for me!
I started Farrell’s only knowing one person, being very shy, not being confident in myself, being tired and down with life, and weighting 205lbs. Now with the help of the Farrell’s program I have a lot more confidence in myself with all the support from everyone from the manager, instructors, coaches, and other FIT members. I eventually became confident enough to become a coach and an instructor!
Farrell’s is not like any other gym. I would not call it a gym. Yes, you do go in and work out at your level 10, but it is a place where people are very encouraging, non-judgmental, made up for all ages and body shapes. It has a great social atmosphere where you will make some new friends who have the same goal as you, to have a heathier life style! I consider Farrell’s to be my second family.