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Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping is so much more than a health club. It’s a family. A motivation center. With Farrell's Urbandale, you’ll get a fantastic workout, nutrition coaching, and the support system you need to meet your goals and improve your life. You’ll feel great—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.
Tracy
Tracy, Iowa City, IA
“My fellow instructors and fit members were amazingthey brought meals, they were a part of fundraising efforts, gave my husband some much needed support, and they never once acted like they were sick of me talking about cancer.”
Deb G.
Deb G., Ankeny, IA
“For me, Farrell's was crucial in amping up the intensity and pushing me harder, but for others, it provided the technique, consistency, supportive network, accountability, and/or whole host of other tools they needed to see it through.”
Rick B.
Rick B., Ankeny, IA
“In only half the time, I was seeing measurable results and ready to push myself through the final five weeks.”
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See the Farrell's difference for yourself. Join us for a complimentary week of fitness classes and you'll understand why we say Results are Typical®.

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 Urbandale 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.
How to Stay on Track During the Holidays in Urbandale
Sticking to healthy habits can be tricky 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 achieve your long-term nutrition and fitness goals.
4 Helpful Tips to Navigate the Holiday Season 1. Set Your Alarm Clock Tackle your workout right away in the morning if your schedule permits it. The last few months of the year are busy, but it’s better to tick your workout off your to-do list—instead of telling yourself you’ll make it up another day. 2. Plan Your Meals It’s easier to plan your meals a few days beforehand, instead of making bad 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 at a restaurant during the weekend, change your meals on weekdays to keep your nutrition as balanced as possible. 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 an easy 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. Drop 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 uniformly distribute. Cover with a lid and refrigerate overnight. The following day, rinse the chicken before baking it. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rest 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 like it browned. Remove from oven and let the chicken rest for 15-20 minutes. You can also follow this recipe to make your Thanksgiving turkey. If cooking turkey, use the whole packet of brining mix. 3. Take a Cozy Break Locate your favorite blanket, find a cozy spot and take a nap. A 30-minute nap is reinvigorating and helps you keep healthy during the busy holiday season. If you need help getting to sleep, check out the Calm app. You’ll rest soundly and wake to a pleasant chorus of birds, not a loud phone alarm. 4. Enjoy the Season Don’t forget to find joy in the upcoming busy season. Schedule a dinner with loved ones Decrease your weekday stress by spending time on Sundays meal planning Take a break when you need it Build Healthy Habits Today with FXB Now is the time to begin creating healthy habits to carry you through the holidays. At Farrell’s Urbandale, we’ll show you how to manage nutrition, exercise and more. Get started today by claiming your free week of classes with us.">
How Exercise Affects Heart Health
Frequent cardio exercise is critical for supporting a healthy heart. Discover three easy ways you can enhance your cardiovascular health. Start your healthy lifestyle with a free week of heart-pumping and fat-burning classes at your local Farrells.
3 Ways to Improve Heart Health 1. Cardio Workouts Cardio exercise makes your heart stronger by raising your heart rate. Your heart pumps more blood to your muscles as your heart rate goes up. The additional blood flow causes a higher volume of blood returning to your heart. Over time, the higher blood volume enlarges the left ventricle, which is responsible for distributing oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. Your heart cavity can now keep and distribute a larger volume of blood, even when you’re not exercising. This lowers your blood pressure and lessens the amount of work your heart has to do. Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important? 2. Heart Rate Tracking At Farrell’s Urbandale, we track how productive your workout is. We use Myzone, the industry-leading heart rate monitor, to measure exertion during class. Exertion levels are recorded throughout class to improve member results.  Our certified instructors keep class between 80-90 percent exertion during high-intensity sets. Active recovery periods are set at 60-70 percent intensity. Related: Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat 3. Nutrition Cardio exercise isn’t the only way to keep your heart working well. Nutrition also plays an important part in preventative heart health. Some of the best foods to eat are: Colorful vegetables Leafy greens Fibrous fruits Nuts and seeds Fish high in omega-3 And don’t forget to schedule your annual check-ups with your doctor! Related: Carbs—Too Little or Too Much? Strengthen Your Heart with Farrell’s Adequate nutrition and routine exercise are important for maintaining a healthy heart. Get started by claiming your free week at Farrell’s Urbandale.">