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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 West Des Moines, 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 good—physically and emotionally!

More Than a Gym.
A Community You Can Count On.
What does your life look like with Farrell's West Des Moines? Let us demo it for you! Our programs are made for people of all fitness abilities, and flexible enough to fit your busy lifestyle. Not only will you learn kickboxing and strength training methods, you’ll learn how to provide energy to your body—and all of this takes place in a nonjudgmental, highly motivational space!
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.
Andrea
Andrea, West Des Moines, IA
“Farrell's continues to provide me the motivation and accountability I need to continually keep working on taking back control of my life.”
Sammi T.
Sammi T., Altoona, IA
“I had given up on myself so many times in the past, but with Farrell's, it's hard to give up on yourself when so many people are invested in your success.”
Miranda B.
Miranda B., South Ankeny, IA
“Given that the Farrell's program entailed a whole lifestyle change that was sustainable long-term to becoming healthy, I thought this might be the program I needed.”
Try a Week for Free

Experience 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 West Des Moines 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 West Des Moines
Following 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 Complete your workout first thing in the morning if your schedule permits it. The last few months of the year are busy, but it’s better to check 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 going out to eat during the weekend, modify your meals the other days to keep your nutrition in check. Related: 6 Reasons Why Farrell’s Nutrition Works Sample Weekday Meal Plan Here’s an example of a weekly meal plan you can customize: Breakfast: healthy protein shake Lunch: nutrient-filled 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. Add 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. Put 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 cooking it. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 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 want 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 Get your favorite blanket, find a cozy 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 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 Commit to find joy in the upcoming busy season. Schedule a dinner with loved ones Reduce your everyday stress by spending time on Sundays meal planning Relax 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 West Des Moines, 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
Routine cardio exercise is critical for supporting a healthy heart. Learn about three easy ways you can improve your cardiovascular health. Start your healthy way of life 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 pumps extra blood to your muscles as your heart rate goes up. The extra 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 distributing oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. Your heart cavity can now keep and distribute a increased 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 West Des Moines, we track how effective your workout is. We use Myzone, the industry-leading heart rate monitor, to measure exertion during class. Exertion levels are monitored throughout class to optimize member results.  Our certified instructors keep class between 80-90 percent exertion during high-intensity periods. Active recovery periods are maintained at 60-70 percent intensity. Related: Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat 3. Nutrition Cardio workouts aren’t the only way to keep your heart strong. Nutrition also plays an important function 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 routine check-ups with your doctor! Related: Carbs—Too Little or Too Much? Strengthen Your Heart with Farrell’s Good nutrition and routine exercise are essential for maintaining a healthy heart. Get started by registering for a free week at Farrell’s West Des Moines.">