Coralville, IA

Farrell's Saved My Life !

My wife started the Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping 10-week program July 2015.   Watching her physical and mental transformation was phenomenal. During her 10 weeks we discussed how Farrell’s was helping her.  She stated that she would like me to also join Farrell’s, but that it would do me no good to join just because she wanted me to join. She told me I had to want it for myself, and that declaration changed my life.  I had to want to make the changes that would be necessary to change my life.

On the very first day of my 10-week session, I broke my big toe. I had thought about postponing my transformation but instead I talked with the Oakdale Manager, Brian Alatalo, and we modified my workouts until I was ready to kick with my right foot again.   During the third week, I was having issues with a sore back so I decided to go visit a chiropractor. That adjustment ended up busting my 11th and 12th rib on my right side. Again, I was ready to postpone my transformation. I took a few days off, then I returned, modifying my exercises but still managing to make it through the classes. 

 My success and transformation would not have been possible if it were not for the support of so many people. The members and instructors at FXB pushed me through my workouts.  As a firefighter, I found that I have to have a type “A” personality. I am focused on the small details and competitive with myself. These personality traits served pertinent when it came to improving my health. 

I have a very active and athletic 13 year old son and a busy 7 year old daughter. Prior to Farrell’s, my fitness level made it difficult to keep up with their daily routines and sporting activities. We would work on baseball and softball skills and I would be winded by the time we were done.  I feel that a dad should be active in his children’s lives.   I made a very important realization during my transformation that I needed to better myself before I could help better them! I am now able to complete more activities with my kids.    

As a fireman we have to do physical assessments. During our last physical assessment testing I was able to use one air pack for almost twice as long as I had previously.  What does that mean?  Farrell’s has not only increased my strength but also my endurance.  This milestone could make a difference in saving a life, especially my own.  I no longer worry that I may be the person my fellow firefighters may have to rescue on a call.

I would like to end this by noting the results of my most recent physical.  Not only have I lost 105 pounds since I started the program, my blood pressure was significantly lower along with improvements in my cholesterol levels.  I can honestly say that right now I feel the best I have ever felt, both physically and mentally.   Not only has Farrell’s become a lifestyle change, it has also been a life saver—it improved my health and definitely lengthened the amount of time I will be around for my kids.


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 **Individual Results Will Vary.

 Tim H. is a FIT member at our Oakdale Location.

Disclaimer: The above testimonial and photos were contributed by an actual member. We cannot guarantee everyone can achieve similar results, but the specific results will vary from person to person.    


Location Info

Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping Coralville
2761 Oakdale Blvd. Suite #1
Coralville, IA 52241

Phone: 319.626.2285 
Head Coach: Michelle Emmel
Franchise Owner:  Thomas Fitness, LLC



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