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Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping is so much more than a gym. It’s a family. A motivation center. With Farrell's Chicago, 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 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.
Anthony
Anthony, Logan Square
“The Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping program helped me recraft my body and mind. The motivational structure they provided truly guided me back to who I remembered I could physically be.”
Katie B.
Katie B., Peoria, IL
“I looked myself in the mirror for the first time in a long time and saw myself confident, brave and strong.”
Randy N.
Randy N., Madison, WI
“That was just the first in what I am sure is a lifetime of experiences that I will no longer miss out on because of poor health, and I have Farrell's to thank for that.”
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Check out the Farrell's difference for yourself. Join us for a free week of fitness classes and you'll get 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 Chicago 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 Chicago
Keeping healthy habits can be tricky during the holiday season. Strengthen your habits now by signing up for a free week of fitness classes at Farrell's. We'll teach you how to reach your long-term nutrition and fitness goals.
4 Helpful Tips to Navigate the Holiday Season 1. Set Your Alarm Clock Complete your workout right away in the morning if your schedule has room for it. The last few months of the year are busy, but it’s better to cross your workout off your to-do list—instead of telling yourself you’ll make it up later. 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 during the week to keep your nutrition proportioned. Related: 6 Reasons Why Farrell’s Nutrition Works Sample Weekday Meal Plan Here’s an example of an everyday 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 covered. Pour brine into the stockpot and stir to uniformly distribute. Cover with a lid and refrigerate overnight. The following day, rinse the chicken before roasting 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 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 entire packet of brining mix. 3. Take a Cozy Break Grab your favorite blanket, find a cozy spot and take a nap. A 30-minute nap is rejuvenating and helps you remain 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 Remember to find joy in the upcoming busy season. Schedule a dinner with loved ones Reduce your weekday stress by spending time on Sundays meal planning Rest when you need it Build Healthy Habits Today with FXB Now is the time to get going on creating healthy habits to carry you through the holidays. At Farrell’s Chicago, we’ll instruct you on nutrition, exercise and more. Get started today by claiming your free week of classes with us.">
How Exercise Affects Heart Health
Regular cardio exercise is critical for keeping a healthy heart. Discover three easy ways you can enhance your cardiovascular health. Kickstart your healthy habits 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 healthier by raising your heart rate. Your heart deploys more blood to your muscles as your heart rate increases. The increased blood flow causes a bigger volume of blood returning to your heart. Over time, the higher blood volume enlarges the left ventricle, which is responsible for sending oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. Your heart cavity can now keep and distribute a higher volume of blood, even when you’re at rest. This lowers your blood pressure and reduces 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 Chicago, we track how effective your workout is. We use Myzone, the industry-leading heart rate monitor, to measure exertion during class. Exertion levels are watched throughout class to maximize member results.  Our certified instructors keep class between 80-90 percent exertion during high-intensity intervals. Active recovery periods are kept at 60-70 percent intensity. Related: Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat 3. Nutrition Cardio fitness isn’t the only way to keep your heart working well. Nutrition also plays an essential 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 regular check-ups with your doctor! Related: Carbs—Too Little or Too Much? Strengthen Your Heart with Farrell’s Good nutrition and routine exercise are necessary for maintaining a healthy heart. Get started by claiming your free week at Farrell’s Chicago.">