I began my journey with FXB in June 2014 when a friend suggested joining Logan Square’s 10 week summer session as a way for me shake up my workout routine of running and lifting weights that was becoming bland. After the ten week session I quickly realized I couldn’t get the high intensity I did with FXB on my own at a regular gym and decided to become a FIT member. Always having been big into fitness being a runner in my youth, having 7 athletic siblings and a father that was a physical education teacher and coach, when an instructor approached me along with a few fellow FIT members to ask if I had ever considered instructing. In November of 2015 I began instructing classes. FXB has allowed me to bring my fitness to a new level and get beyond that plateau I felt I was at, making me feel stronger, tougher and more confident than I ever was before. Whenever I have a day where I feel the struggle to get to Farrell’s or through an intense workout I think of something my father said often – “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” so get going, keep going, get tough, be tough stay tough.
I have been a Farrell's member since March, 2014. Completing the 10 week program gave me a good framework for my workouts and continuing as a FIT member has provided me with the knowledge, tools, and support to achieve not only my overall fitness goals but many life goals as well. Farrell's became more than just a gym or workout; it's a new lifestyle. This program has given me the confidence to push myself beyond my limits and accomplish things I never thought were possible. This is also largely due to the infinite support that I receive from everyone at the gym. From owners and managers to instructors and coaches, these mentors push me in class, challenge me to do more and are genuinely invested in my success. I've gained visible muscle definition, decreased my body fat percentage and increased my endurance. I’m in the best shape of my life and it will continue to get better. The stories and transformations of the fellow Farrell's members really inspired me to get more involved with the program. I am so energized and proud to be a part of something that has such a positive impact on so many people every day. It's been a fantastic and rewarding experience that I want to share with others. Instructing and coaching has given me the opportunity to help people reach their milestone to transform their bodies in the 10 weeks, to reach the goal to regain health for the rest of their lives and to always make good choices.