14 Dec RESULTS ARE TYPICAL – Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping BY WENDI CARTWRIGHT PHOTO BY PITTMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
If you are ready to make a change in your overall health and fitness, and you need a little guidance to help reach your goals, Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping in Little Elm is a great place to begin.
Open since July 2015, owners Mustaali and Shannon Carbaidwala have introduced the residents of Little Elm and surrounding areas to a new world of fitness. “Our mission is simple: We want to inspire people to live their lives with power and purpose,” says Mustaali.
Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping is a results-based fitness program for participants of any age, lifestyle, gender or athletic ability. The program was developed by Lance Farrell, a long-time taekwondo competitor and teacher, specifically to combat obesity and to help people develop healthy lifestyle habits. Participants sign up for a 10-week fitness challenge, consisting of four essential elements that are needed for long-term changes in health and body shape: cardiovascular exercise to burn fat; strength training to build muscle; a nutrition plan to help you eat healthy; and coaches to keep you motivated and encouraged throughout your journey. For 45 minutes, six days a week, you are continually hitting milestones that will ultimately lead you to your goal of better health.
Last Fall, Denise Clement was frustrated and not feeling very good about herself. She was 53, at her highest weight and in the worse shape of her life. She had recently joined a fitness program but had only lost 10 lbs. in four or five months. This was not working…something had to change. Her daughter saw
the Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping 10-week fitness challenge on Facebook and encouraged her to participate. So with the feeling that there was nothing left to lose, Denise began her 10-week program. This was the change she needed. In the 10 weeks, she lost 18 lbs. and 5% of her body fat. “The results were crazy phenomenal,” said Clement.
Dedicating yourself to a 10-week journey can often be daunting, but with the guidance of your personal coach and the encouragement of your fellow participants, the challenge becomes less of a “what have I done?” moment to more of a “why didn’t I do this sooner?” moment. The classes are suitable for all fitness levels. “No judgements are passed. Each person that comes in is greeted with the same level of respect,” adds Mustaali. Although reasons may differ, everyone is on a similar journey, and the relationships created are real. You’ll meet people who become friends for a lifetime.
The confidence, strength and relationships that Denise has gained at Farrell’s is not only serving her body, but her mind as well. She was recently diagnosed with breast cancer but feels she is now in a much better position to fight for her life because of the support she receives. “God’s hand was in this. I am now stronger than I have ever been in my life.” said Clement.
“Farrell’s is a special place with an amazing group of people who support and cheer you on. I feel passionately that I was supposed to win this fitness challenge. I needed the strength, both physically and mentally, that I have gained here to win the biggest battle of my life.” said Clement.
With multiple time slots to choose from Monday through Friday, and even on Saturdays, finding the perfect time that works with your lifestyle has never been easier. Plus, the way the classes are built keeps boredom away! Over the course of the week, you’ll have three days of kick boxing and three days strength training. The classes build upon each other, doing something different each day. Your coach walks with you each step of the way, teaching you things from what foods are best to eat…and the proper portion for maximum benefit, to how to wrap your hands and which gloves to use for class. You are never alone in your journey.
“Mustaali and Shannon (owners) have great hearts and truly care about people. We are all important to them and are not just a number. It’s so exciting to see the transformation in myself and others around me. People who follow the program WILL see results. I used to hate exercising. Now I look forward to going to in six days a week and sweating my brains out!”
To learn more, call 214-223-5797 or email
Shannon at ShannonCarbaidwala@extremebodyshaping.com