Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping

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A popular metro workout program has been reshaping bodies with the help of exercise, diet and a cash prize for a little extra motivation.
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MY2CENTS

Saint Bonifacius, MN

#23 Feb 4, 2011
You are a downer. Maybe that structure of working out works for others. You get fit your way and leave others to determine what works best for them. Judger.
GetYourFigure wrote:
Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping is a waste of money. The people that sign up for these types of "classes" or 'weigh loss programs" need to realize that with a little FREE information and a few tips you can do the same on your own either at home or at a gym for a fraction of what these cost. This is nothing more than good marketing on the part of Farrell's....don't believe me? Search the internet for Bedros Kullian, this guy is the brains behind all the fitness marketing. Their main goal is to make "clients" (use that term loosely) think that there is no other way to get in shape that they ways they offer. They also are thinking of every way that they can suck every penny out of their "clients". If Farrell's can give away $1,000 as a "prize" for you loosing weight or transforming your body what are they making off of you?
Even the founder of Farrell's says that "it's really simple: Eat right and exercise". So why are you paying him hundreds or thousands of dollars?
You can join a gym like Anytime Fitness or SNAP Fitness (just to name a couple) that can not only get you a membership for around $20 per month but will offer you all the support and resources, both in the club and online, that you will need to successfully reach your goals.
You can also find fitness blogs that can help you succeed and motivate you.
ashley

United States

#24 Feb 22, 2011
Jeff wrote:
If you do the math its 389 for the 10 weeks and after that I believe its 300 for the 12 month program? almost 60 a month. Try going to the YMCA for cheaper.
The nearest gym to us is actually the same price as Farrell's per month with taxes, etc. That gym has no structure. Why not have the support & push to help you thru?
Miss Mary

Marion, IA

#25 Mar 4, 2011
You know what... I went from a couch potato to a very energetic person. I am starting week 9 of the 10 week program and have already renewed. Yes I might be able to go to another gym for cheaper but I would NEVER have the motivation to push myself the way this class does. During the course of the last 9 weeks quiting smoking was a piece of cake, going everyday doesn't seem like the chore I thought it was and anyone who is considering it... should go and watch an entire kickboxing class. It's fantastic butt kicking fun class!
FXBLover

Hammond, WI

#26 Mar 10, 2011
I am on my 9th week of Farrell's and I think it's a great program. If you are dedicated to a healthy way of living that includes eating correctly and excercise, Farrell's is a great way to achieve that. As with any program it depends on the individual and what they want out of a program. I have belonged to a gym for many years and maintained a pretty healthy lifestyle, Farrell's has pushed me to the next level. I not only feel accountable to myself but to my classmates and instructor. I have formed some great friendships over the past nine weeks and look forward to spending the next year with these great people! I just paid for my year memebersip!
frs

Urbandale, IA

#28 Mar 13, 2011
It was actually called UBC- Ultimate body shaping course, created by JIm Graden. I have the book and Farrell's t-shirt to prove it. And yes, it was about 8 years ago that they followed the UBC program but then altered the book and program enough to get their own copyright for it. UBC is still going strong as you would see from their website. Farrells seems to be an okay program, but certainly was not created by Lance Farrell originally. The wording he uses glosses over some of the facts. But like all programs, it is not the best fit for all, you have to find what works for you.
Jim V wrote:
<quoted text>Hmmmm...found no person named Jake Gridley or anything related to something called UBS. Good information and facts begets credibility. Somehow what you claim seems pretty hollow. Having completed this program I can say that with dedication and commitment you can feel and see the difference following what Farrell's emphasizes...solid cardio and strength training led by enthusiastic instructors and coaches with nutrition that can be done without going to the poor house. If you've not completed the program how can you specifically know it is not worth the cost? Yes...you can do something similar on your own. Farrell's doesn't do anything that anyone could not do on their own. but it takes a very dedicated person to do exercise for 45 minutes straight (and not that mamby-pamby pilates stuff). You will only get out of it what you put into it and if you don't push yourself (with the help of those people around you) not much will happen. I'm 62, never did any formal exercise, lost 35 pounds and feel better than I did 30 years ago. I even found some abs I didn't know I had. Is Farrell's for everybody? Probably not. If you're looking for something magical, this isn't it. You have to work at it, but at least there is a program and dedicated people willing to help you go through the process.
10 week winner

Hamburg, MN

#29 Mar 21, 2011
This sounds like an
Opinion from someone that couldn't make it through farrels. If you have the desire to get inshape join farrels if not post retarded coments on here like this retard!!
GetYourFigure wrote:
Farrell's
treme Bodyshaping is a waste of money. The people that sign up for these types of "classes" or 'weigh loss programs" need to realize that with a little FREE information and a few tips you can do the same on your own either at home or at a gym for a fraction of what these cost. This is nothing more than good marketing on the part of Farrell's....don't believe me? Search the internet for Bedros Kullian, this guy is the brains behind all the fitness marketing. Their main goal is to make "clients" (use that term loosely) think that there is no other way to get in shape that they ways they offer. They also are thinking of every way that they can suck every penny out of their "clients". If Farrell's can give away $1,000 as a "prize" for you loosing weight or transforming your body what are they making off of you?
Even the founder of Farrell's says that "it's really simple: Eat right and exercise". So why are you paying him hundreds or thousands of dollars?
You can join a gym like Anytime Fitness or SNAP Fitness (just to name a couple) that can not only get you a membership for around $20 per month but will offer you all the support and resources, both in the club and online, that you will need to successfully reach your goals.
You can also find fitness blogs that can help you succeed and motivate you.
Slim Wannabe

Iowa City, IA

#30 Apr 12, 2011
Don wrote:
Lance Farrell purchased a program from another gentleman by the name of, I believe something like Jake Gridley or something like that. The program was called UBS, which I believe is what Farrell's called it in the beginning, until he didn't want to pay royalty fees anymore I guess. What I don't like about the whole FXB is that he tries to make everyone believe that he "created" this program. He didn't create it - he BOUGHT IT!! The fact of the matter is that any diet and fitness program works, as long as you put the effort into it and actually TRY to make changes in your lifestyle. Some people just need that "cash", or "prize" motivation to do it...and that's really sad in my opinion. Lance Farrell is a businessman, he's only in it for people's money (proven by how much he charges for FXB), and unfortunately he's getting it = by lying to everyone about "his" program. And then being cocky about "his" program by saying "imitation is the best form of flattery". I guess Jake Gridley, and everyone else who have taught the same type of fitness classes long before Farrell's did should be very flattered by Farrell's "imitation".
Who cares who started it or what it's called, as long as it works? Even if you think it is sad that some people need a monetary incentive, there are those who DO need that incentive. Why badmouth a program that provides that; isn't it better for a person to be working out for a bad reason, in your humble opinion, than not working out at all? And why shouldn't Lance Farrell charge money for a program that people are interested in and apparently works well?
KIowa

Epworth, IA

#31 Jun 8, 2011
super puke wrote:
I cannot believe all of the "large-butted" women you see on the streets anymore !!
People are to lazy to get involved in a weight reduction program anymore.
They would rather push more food down the organ under their nose, and add a few more pounds.
I have a very sexy young wife (-20yr), and we work out every day, to keep ourselves in perfect fitness shape.
There are plenty of "large-bellied" men running around out there as well. and oh....good for you. Who cares.
Honest citizen

Huntsville, AL

#32 Aug 21, 2011
Well clearly whoever has anything bad to say about this program lacks an adequate level of motivation and carries frustration and possibly envy and depression. Farrell's is one of the most innovative, creative and incredibly effective tools in the US to give your life a 360 degree turn. If you follow what your lead coach tells you to do, to eat, to the milimeter, you will see exceptional results. Please, if you have nothing good to say about this program, keep the comments to yourself ( Shoot yourself if you want). Your "bad" comment is opposed x1000 by those who like it. Thank you Farrell's XB for saving me and changing my life
Jane

Des Moines, IA

#33 Aug 29, 2011
Bodyshaping and dieting is our job. http://howtheylivin.com
Mrs_G

Carrollton, IL

#34 Nov 2, 2011
super puke wrote:
I cannot believe all of the "large-butted" women you see on the streets anymore !!
People are to lazy to get involved in a weight reduction program anymore.
They would rather push more food down the organ under their nose, and add a few more pounds.
I have a very sexy young wife (-20yr), and we work out every day, to keep ourselves in perfect fitness shape.
Apparently, you have failed to exercise the organ under your skull. I agree that it takes effort to work out, I've not bothered at times and the results show. Likewise, I have put my mind and heart into working out and the results showed there as well. that being said, the first sentence in your post shows a lack of decency and a sweeping generalization of anybody with a large butt. Your lack of empathy makes me want to "super puke"! You have managed to make people think you are an egotistical, small minded, wanna-be know it all and a fool all in one sentence. Remember, that very sexy young wife won't stay that way forever, no matter how much you exercise. Beauty fades, Character stays. Are you going to dump her if her butt gets too big?
Rick S

Owatonna, MN

#35 Dec 1, 2012
I'm 2 weeks away from completeing my Ten Week Program. All I can say is this is the BEST program I've ever participated in bar none!

I don't care if Farrell "Created - Bought - Stumbled Onto - Stole" whatever you want to call it! It works!!!

I had no self-motivation and this changed my life for the better! I'm healthier and my family is definitely healthier!

Kudos to this program and all its awesome members!!! I have signed up for the year as a FIT Member! Thank You FXB!!!
Chelsea

United States

#36 May 11, 2013
What you pay for is community, nutrition coaches and support all on an intimate level. Talk trash all you want but unless you have completed the 10week course you have no right. My sister is an instructor and I'm half way through. I'm stronger, more energetic, and haven't even thought about quitting (like I have done ever other gym I've joined). So keep your trash and I'll keep my transformation.
Eric

Rochester, MN

#37 Aug 2, 2013
Its reaally expensive when your contract is when your contract is up and they still charge your account for a couple hundred buck even when you are not going.
Same in Wisconsin

Sun Prairie, WI

#38 Feb 26, 2014
Eric wrote:
Its reaally expensive when your contract is when your contract is up and they still charge your account for a couple hundred buck even when you are not going.
Same experience in Wisconsin. Joined month to month so as not to have a long contract and paid more per month. They acknowledged cancellation and continue to charge credit card each month. Contacted many times and no replies. Ferrell's works but just WRITE CHECKS!

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