Iowa City, IA

For Once It’s About Me




Molly Before Farrell's BettendorfMy name is Molly and I am 36 years old. I have a three-year-old son, Adam, and a wonderful husband, Nick. They are my whole world and I would do anything for them. I have always struggled with my body image, even when I was not overweight. I have always had great intentions when it came to weight loss, but never the follow through. I have tried many different things including the stupid things that I know wouldn’t work! I had some success with Weight Watchers, but again, I lacked the follow through. I believed that I would never get to where I wanted to be, so why bother trying?  

I ended up joining Farrell’s Bettendorf very quickly. I met Pete, the manager, at a neighborhood party and thought he was very nice. I was signed up by the end of the night! I figured, why not? In the workouts I’ve done in the past, I’ve always seemed to enjoy the kickboxing workouts the most. Orientation was six days later and then I was off to the races!

The first week of kickboxing and strength training was hard, but I never thought about giving up! This was something I was going to stick with. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a crier. I cry when I’m mad, sad, happy, excited, frustrated, during Hallmark commercials; I’m crying as I write this!, You get the idea! So it was no surprise to me when I cried early on in the process. But it was such a great release. I had so much pent up emotions and I was finally letting them out through these workouts. My coach, Kara, was very direct with me, but also very caring. Many of my problems came from more self-doubt than anything else. We had many conversations about keeping it a Level 10, because for me, it was the mental challenge as much as the physical one.

Molly at Farrell's BettendorfAfter a few weeks, I felt like I was kicking some serious butt! I still probably looked uncoordinated, but I didn’t care. I was putting in the effort and wanting to succeed. In week seven, I started back to school. I teach elementary music. I was standing at my piano and got a severe pain in my back that made me buckle at the knees. I had no idea what happened. I almost didn’t go to class, but I made it anyway. Other members were able to help me with modifiers so that I could keep moving without hurting myself more. This went on for about two more weeks. I never did totally figure out what happened, but I never missed a day. I was not going to give up. The Molly from eight weeks ago would have given up.  In week 10, I started to feel normal again, but I did feel a little bit like I was starting over. I had to rebuild some muscles that I hadn’t been able to use as much during my injury. I was nervous about my 10-week testing results because of it. But I had to sit back and really look at what had changed. So even if the numbers weren’t there, there had definitely been changes! I am down a pant size, I have more energy and I’m eating better. The life change is happening! When my results came back, the numbers were there! I am down 17.5 inches and 11 pounds.  I went from being able to do 12 pushups to 47 and 14 sit-ups to 29. * My mile time dropped by a full TWO minutes! I wonder what my results would have been without the injury! 

Farrells eXtreme Bodyshaping has completely changed my life and made me a happier person. I have a new family of friends that understand what I’m going through because they are all going through it too. I couldn’t have done it without my husband, who took over some roles at home so that I could take this time for me. I would recommend this program to anyone (and I have!). It’s not just a weight loss program, it’s is an all-around fitness life program. 

 

Molly 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

964 South 1st Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Phone: 319.338.5878
Business Manager: Barron Swenning
Franchise Owner: Thomas Fitness, LLC

 

 

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