1. The 5 Surprising Kickboxing Workout Benefits

    Do you feel like you’re stuck in a workout rut? Have you wanted to try something new at the gym but don’t know where to start? At Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping in Ankeny, we want to encourage you to give our kickboxing workouts a try. Our classes are based on foundational martial arts, as well as high-intensity cardio. The combination of the two gives you a little kick that can get you out of …Read More

  2. How Fitness Training Helps You Live A Healthier Life

    Do you struggle with weight? Are you afraid that your life may be cut short due to your current lifestyle habits? You’re not alone. Just under half of Americans nationwide do not meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for aerobic activity. If you struggle with being active or managing your weight, there is a solution. It starts with you and advances to fitness training in Ankeny at Farrell’s Ex…Read More

  3. Full Support From Day One at Farrell’s

    I needed something to help me get active again. I was at a point where my bad hips and arthritis were becoming excuses to say that I couldn’t to everything. I wasn’t going to enroll in Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping because I didn’t think I would be able to physically do it. But my spouse went through it and had amazing results and loved the positive environment. So I decided to enroll an…Read More

  4. Macro vs. Micro Nutrients

    You’ve probably heard about macro and micronutrients, but do you know what they are and why they are important? All nutrients can be divided into one (or both) of these two categories. Macronutrients are nutrients that provide the body with energy (in the form of calories). These nutrients are needed in larger amounts and consist of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Micronutrients are those tha…Read More

  5. Overwhelming Support at Farrell’s

    My story at Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping didn’t start the way most people would think. I wasn’t motivated, I wasn’t excited, I was in fact at an all-time low, and being at rock bottom, my options were very limited. I didn’t really see it as a choice, rather what I saw was a broken woman in the mirror whose life was wasting away because I didn’t have the energy to do anything about i…Read More

  6. Are You Being Mindful?

    We’re not talking about manners. Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of your body, mind, and feelings in the present moment. In today’s fast-paced world, we often find ourselves on autopilot, which can result in poor decisions and depressive behaviors. Practicing mindfulness can help counteract negative thoughts, while reducing stress, anxiety and depression. Research has shown that min…Read More

  7. Better Together

    We caught up with Sara, who is currently attending our Farrell's Elk River, Minnesota location. Here's her story (so far): I'm new to the area and have been a yo-yo dieter/fitness enthusiast over the last five years and haven't found something sustainable that works for me. I used to be a health and fitness coach for a popular MLM company but I needed PEOPLE in my face keeping me accountable, no…Read More