Cedar Rapids, IA

I Have More Confidence Thanks To Farrell's

I was a 24 year old kindergarten teacher that needed a change. I wasn't happy with the way I looked or felt, and I knew I needed to do something about it. A lot of my coworkers and friends worked out at Farrell's, which made me curious. I did a little research and then decided to take the plunge. I signed up for the Fall 2016 session. 

October 10, 2016 is a date that I will remember forever. It was the day of my first kickboxing class for the 10 week challenge. I walked into the gym asking myself what in the world I was thinking for signing up to do this. I was seeing all of the sweaty, red faces walk out of the 5:30 class and instant regret flooded my body. I was not in shape. I was embarrassed at what I looked like. I was scared I would be judged for my lack of coordination and ability to complete the workout. I (amazingly) survived my first workout, and all of the worries and nerves I had went away. Everyone was so welcoming, helpful, and motivating. I kept coming back for more because I loved the energy in the gym every time I was there. The instructors, other FIT members, and coaches have been a constant source of motivation for me. 

During my first 10 weeks, I lost 20 pounds and almost 17 inches. I signed up to become a FIT member and have continued to change my life since my 10 week session ended. I have now lost almost 45 pounds, and have gone from a size 18/20 to a 10/12. I have lost lots of pounds, inches and time off my mile, but some of those things don't even really matter to me. It's what I've gained that means the most. I have gained muscles that I didn't even know existed. My collarbone is visible. I have a defined tricep. I am stronger and more flexible. I can do more push ups and sit ups than I ever thought was possible. I have gained so much self confidence. I have also gained some awesome friends at Farrell's that push me to work my hardest and work out at a level 10 every day. I never thought I would be the type of person that works out 6 days a week and follows a specific nutrition plan, but here I am -  and I couldn't be happier with this new lifestyle. I am energetic, happy, confident, strong, fit, and most importantly, healthy. 

Becoming a Farrell's member was the best thing I have ever done for myself. It has changed my life in so many ways. I would recommend FXB to EVERYONE!

Initial Testing (October 2016) and 4 and a half months
into my journey (February 2017)

callie 1  

First day of Kindergarten (August 2016) and last day (May 2017)
  Callie 2

Baptism for my oldest niece in July 2015 and baptism of my
youngest niece in July 2017
Callie 3

Callie B. is a FIT member at our C Street Location in Cedar Rapids, IA. 

* 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

5761 C Street SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Phone: 319.841.2233 
Franchise Owner: Thomas Fitness, LLC



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