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Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping is so much more than a fitness center. It’s a family. A motivation center. With Farrell's Ames, you’ll get a wonderful workout, nutrition coaching, and the support system you need to meet your goals and improve your life. You’ll feel better—physically and emotionally!

Live with Power and Purpose.
Everyone comes to Farrell’s for different reasons. But our common goals unite us as a family. You’ll experience positive change, achieving personal milestones you thought were out of reach. That’s what we call living Life at Level 10®! Be inspired by what our members say. Then write your own success story.
Morgan R.
Morgan R., Ames, IA
“I used to struggle with my mental and physical health. I love Farrell's because it gives me an outlet of release where I can just "leave it all on the mat" and feel incredible afterwards it's addictive!”
Sarah T.
Sarah T., Cedar Rapids, IA
“A few of the other 10-weekers in my class and I had become pretty good friends. Turns out some of us were even neighbors and had never met! We all still work out together to this day!”
Lindsey R.
Lindsey R., South Des Moines, IA
“I knew that my chances of success for lifetime of healthy choices were high with Farrell's.”
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10-Week Challenge

Are you ready to make the changes you've always wanted? We start sessions several times a year —and the next session starts soon!

Next session begins:
January 11 - March 21, 2020

Meet the Farrell's Ames Team

No matter where you are on your fitness journey, our team is here to help. Everyone here started with their 10-Week Challenge—just like you. Our head coach is here to help you reach your goals, along with our professionally certified instructors. You'll have a personal coach, and the support of fellow Farrell's members.

Life at Level 10® Blog
Our blog is a one-stop resource for tools for your success. You can read incredible transformation stories and find nutritional information, wellness tips, and more to support you on your journey.
Five Tips to Get (and Stay!) Motivated
Establishing goals is a crucial portion of the healthy lifestyle we teach at FXB. Struggling to stick to fitness and nutrition goals? Here are five tips to keep motivated.
How to Remain Motivated After Determining Goals Now that you’ve established your why, here are some good ideas to help you remain motivated to achieve your goals! Make it Part of Your Regimen This seems simple, but making new routines can be difficult. It takes three weeks to create a habit. No matter your goal, schedule time to work on it every day. If you want to exercise in the morning, schedule it on your calendar. If you want to plan your food every Sunday, write it in your datebook. With three weeks of consistency, it will become a piece of your regular routine. Keep it Easy Break your goals into smaller, more achievable tasks. As an example, if you want to finish a marathon, you initiate training by running one mile a day–not 26! Take this same technique every time to set a new goal. Break it down into easier tasks that will lead you to the final goal. Make it Exciting There’s no reason you can’t have fun during the process! Having an enjoyable time is not the enemy–in fact, it can be a fantastic driving force. Make time to to appreciate your work. With all new obligations, you will learn and grow along the way. And if your assignments are especially challenging, reward yourself once you’ve completed them! Think About the Finish Line Develop a mental image of yourself accomplishing your goals: What does it appear like? How do you feel in that moment? Making a mental image is a great tool that can help keep you focused and energized while working toward your objective. It’s a particularly helpful method when your assignments are hard. Remain Consistent Take the same action every day–even if you don’t feel like it. Some days you may take a lot of action, while other days you might take not as much action. That’s OK! The important part is to stay consistent. Sign Up for a Free Week We’re more than just a fitness center at FXB Ames. We’re a goal-motivated bunch when it comes to fitness and nutrition. Discover more by signing up for a free week with us.">
How to Stay on Track During the Holidays in Ames
Following healthy habits can be hard during the holiday season. Build your habits now by signing up for a free week of fitness classes at Farrell's. We'll teach you how to accomplish your long-term nutrition and fitness goals.
4 Helpful Tips to Navigate the Holiday Season 1. Set Your Alarm Clock Complete your workout first thing when you wake up if your schedule permits it. The last few months of the year are jam-packed, but it’s better to check your workout off your to-do list—instead of telling yourself you’ll make it up tomorrow. 2. Plan Your Meals It’s easier to plan your meals a few days ahead of time, instead of making unhealthy decisions when you’re hungry and without a dinner plan. Our Simple Meal Plan makes grocery shopping and meal planning nearly effortless. Contact us to pick up your copy. If you’re eating out during the weekend, adjust your meals the other days to keep your nutrition proportioned. Related: 6 Reasons Why Farrell’s Nutrition Works Sample Weekday Meal Plan Here’s an example of a daily meal plan you can customize: Breakfast: healthy protein shake Lunch: nutrient-dense salad with fresh veggies and protein Dinner: chicken with a salad, acorn squash or sweet potato Here’s a simple brined chicken recipe from AllSpice Culinarium in Des Moines. You only need two ingredients: One whole chicken All Spice Brining Mix (half packet) Directions: Boil 3 cups of water in a small saucepan. Sprinkle in a half packet of the brining mix and boil until the crystals dissolve. While you are waiting for the brine, rinse the chicken under cold water. Place the chicken in a large stockpot with cold water and ice until the chicken is fully submerged. Pour brine into the stockpot and stir to consistently distribute. Cover with a lid and refrigerate overnight. The following day, rinse the chicken before roasting it. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put the chicken in a roasting pan, breast side up and brush olive oil or butter over the chicken. (Optional: Stuff with celery and onion.) Bake uncovered for 75 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees. Toward the end of baking, broil your chicken if you prefer it browned. Remove from oven and let the chicken rest for 15-20 minutes. You can also follow this recipe to bake your Thanksgiving turkey. If cooking turkey, use the whole packet of brining mix. 3. Take a Cozy Break Get your favorite blanket, find a comfortable spot and take a nap. A 30-minute nap is rejuvenating and helps you keep healthy during the busy holiday season. If you need help falling asleep, check out the Calm app. You’ll rest calmly and wake to a pleasant chorus of birds, not an irritating phone alarm. 4. Enjoy the Season Commit to find joy in the upcoming busy season. Schedule a supper with family Decrease your everyday stress by spending time on Sundays meal planning Rest when you need it Build Healthy Habits Today with FXB Now is the time to start creating healthy habits to carry you through the holidays. At Farrell’s Ames, we’ll instruct you on nutrition, exercise and more. Get started now by claiming your free week of classes with us.">