Centennial, CO

The Farrell’s Payback

Jim Before Farrell's Bettendorf 10-Week ChallengeThe last 10 weeks have been the most life changing of my adulthood. Thanks to the instructors, coaches, and fellow members of Farrell’s Bettendorf! Before joining, I considered myself not only too busy to join a fitness class, but someone who could NEVER benefit from 45 minutes in the gym. I was a tough guy, with a tough job. A meat and potatoes guy, maybe a little big and flabby, but NOT out of shape. That’s just what happens when you’re in your 50s, right? I had cut back a bit on smoking three packs a day, and most days I worked pretty hard as a contractor. I was way too busy to pay attention to what I was shoving in my mouth everyday, let alone actually going to the grocery store. Usually it was the closest fast food or pizza place. Besides, nearly ALL of my social activities involved food. How could I maintain a life, while spending all this time on, well . . . my life?

Jim after Farrell's Bettendorf 10-week challenge_copyNow 33 pounds and 23 inches later, EVERYTHING in my life is better! I can take a deep breath, see my shoes, work all day without feeling like I’m an old man and I feel good about myself. From the nutrition information at the beginning, to the great friends I’ve made, to the personal attention I’ve received from the instructors, coaches and FIT Members, Farrell’s has been so rewarding. Through a combination of proper nutrition, cardio kickboxing, strength training and stretching, I saw all the hard work changing me, both inside and out. Yep . . . it’s TOUGH! I leave workouts barely being able to lift my arms or legs, but I quickly learned that throughout the day, I started feeling better and having the energy I had as a kid. I went from feeling like an idiot trying to do 10 jumping jacks without gasping for breath to eagerly waking up, excited about the upcoming workout that Head Coach, Pete, had in store for us. My aches and pains I have had for years slowly subsided, instead of getting worse, as I’d thought would happen. Long walks are pleasant and enjoyable now, instead of making me pant and sweat like a workhorse.

Jim after Farrell's Bettendorf Fitness ProgramLife at Level 10 isn’t a hopeful dream anymore . . . it’s a reality. It’s a place I’m NEVER willing to give up! Anyone who asks, I am more than willing to tell them EXACTLY how great I feel, how much work, dedication, and perseverance it took at Farrell’s to get me here. I will NOT go back. Ten weeks not missing a class? Check! I have new goals now, and Farrell’s is a big part of them, because Farrell’s is what helped me to believe in myself enough to get to this spot.

The best payback? While my mirror reflects less of a human being physically, standing in front of it is twice the man that was there before.

Jim 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.

Location Info

Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping Centennial
7500 S. University Blvd.
Unit 105
Centennial, CO 80122

Phone: (303) 770-2639
Head Coach: Dan Dorenkamp
Email: dandorenkamp@extremebodyshaping.com



Storefront of Farrell's Centennial