My husband came home from work one day telling me about a gym his co-worker attended. He said it sounded like what I was looking for because of the support system. We were new to the area and I had few friends and had packed on the pounds after the move. The next day the 40% off special was happening so I signed up for the session that started 9/27/13. From the moment I walked into Ferrell’s I felt welcomed and I could feel the energy. I was so out of shape everything hurt but it got better with each passing day and by Week 4, I knew I was hooked. I signed up as a fit member. By April 2014, I began coaching then I wanted to spread my wings and teach. So September 2014, I taught my first kickboxing class. What a rush of excitement! Everyone pushes themselves which makes me push harder. The friends I have made help me stay on track with my healthy lifestyle. We are always looking for our next race or challenge to push ourselves. I see progress each week either with weight loss, more push-ups on my toes, burpees, lower body fat % and the list goes on. I cannot imagine my life without my Ferrell’s family. My journey has just begun and I know I am making progress every day!
In August of 2010 I attended a co-workers wedding reception and a few weeks later received copies of photos taken that night. I did not recognize the person in the photos. I took them home and hid them so that no one else could see them, but I knew that was the face and body that everyone was seeing when they looked at me. I had been an athletic person in the past and a few months after receiving the photos decided I had to make some changes in my life. I started eating better and exercising. I noticed changes but nothing drastic. I started hearing FXB commercials on the radio and decided to check out the website. I requested more information and then ignored Flynn's phone calls because I was so fearful that I couldn't do the program and I hate to fail! After some convincing I finally joined and have not looked back. I finally started to recognize myself again! Not only do I look like "me" but I also have regained the confidence that was hidden under the extra weight. When I received the email asking if I wanted to be an instructor, I again became scared that I couldn't do it. After thinking about how far I have come and how much I love FXB I gave it a try. Now the highlights of my week are the days that I instruct!
In June of 2011 a friend and I decided to compete in the Warrior Dash. I have always worked out and have a very physical job, so I thought it would be a piece of cake. We both did well. I realized that running wasn't my strong suit but all of the other obstacles seemed pretty easy. A couple of days later some one posted a picture of us on Facebook. I did NOT know that I looked like that. The camera didn't add 10 pounds. It added 20! Then a friend told me about Farrell's. I decided that something had to be done immediately. I signed up the next month. It was more difficult than I had imagined but well worth it. The first time I climbed the stairs with my basket of laundry without huffing and puffing I was hooked. Now I wish for everyone to be able to experience what I have.