Plymouth, MN ‐
Level 3 Kickboxing Instructor Level 3 Strength Training Instructor
As a wife and mother of 4, I joined Farrell’s in 2012 because even though I was spending a lot of time at a big box gym, I was not seeing the results I was looking for. Our lives were so busy and I needed to spend less time in the gym and see better results. In just 10 weeks, I started to see the results that I wanted to see. I found the kickboxing classes challenged me in a way I had not been challenged before and relieved a lot of daily stress. And combining the kickboxing with strength training I really started the journey to being in the best shape of my life. Shortly after becoming a FIT member I started instructing and now years later am so happy to be an owner of 3 great locations, Shoreview, Andover and Plymouth and part of this fantastic program.
Since I was a teenager, health and fitness has always been a big part of my life. Starting from youth sports then continuing as an adult and completing two marathons, several duathalons and biking the MS150, I have always remained active. Exercise and healthy eating play a large part of the way that my husband and I are raising our family. They are all active in sports and love to get them to play outside to keep them moving.
I have a degree in Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship. Prior to opening our first FXB location I worked in the clinical department at Medtronic. My work was very close the patients that our devices were saving or improving quality of life of. In the gym, I get to take this a step further. One great phrase that tells the story of what we do is “Our goal is to not only add years to your life but also add life to your years.” We started our Farrell’s Family in 2013 and are excited to keep it growing. Helping great people improve their overall health, not only losing weight, reducing body fat but increasing confidence and getting rid of medications!
Our talented and dedicated team of instructors and coaches are ready to help you reach your health and fitness goals! Live life at Level 10!
Owner of Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping Andover, Plymouth, Blaine and Shoreview.
Level 3 Kickboxing Instructor
Level 3 Strength Training Instructor
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
I am a wife and mother of 4 children. I joined Farrell’s in summer session of 2011, looking to lose the final 20 pounds of baby weight. I wanted a new challenge beyond my running and my home workout videos, so I joined the local FXB gym. In the first couple of days at Farrell's I was hooked. I instantly fell in love with the program. Farrell's took me from being “kind of" in shape to being “really” in shape. MY 10 week and FIT transformation was amazing. Today, I am in the best shape of my entire life.
I am very passionate about preventative health, physical fitness, and nutrition. My professional background is in nursing. With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree and 20 years of nursing, I have taken care of many patients in hospital ICU’s, dialysis, home care, and cancer centers. In those years the best lesson learned was: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
In 2013 I stepped away from the nursing unit and into Farrell's ownership to serve my true passion which is to impact on people's lives through fitness. The Farrell's program of Cardio Kickboxing, Strength Training and Nutrition had changed so many lives, I wanted to be a part of it. My career switch was nothing less than remarkable. I have the best job in the world! Helping people live a healthier lifestyle and reach their life at LEVEL 10 is a dream come true!
Since opening in 2013, I've heard several life changing stories from my students. Not only have they lost pounds and inches, they've been taken off of several medications, avoided surgeries, and feel healthier and stronger than they ever have in their lives. There is no greater reward than these life changing transformation stories. My goal is to offer the Level 10 Farrell's experience to as many people as I can!
It takes a team effort to create this environment for our students and members. I am very proud to lead such a talented and dedicated team here at Plymouth FXB. Myself along with our managers, instructors and coaches are ready to help you to take your life to Level 10!
I began my journey with Farrell's in the Fall of 2016. Having been a successful high school and college athlete, I took for granted the metabolic and physical strength and health that I had as a baseline. As for most of us "life happened". 3 kids later, a corporate job, traveling husband and just the little stresses life can bring, I fell away from a consistent workout regimen, nutrition went to the wayside in favor of convenience, and years passed by. Slowly but steadily I found myself in the worst shape of my life and knew that a change HAD to happen. After many failed attempts at different programs or types of gyms a friend and I decided to try out FXB. I honestly looked at the 10 week program as a quick jump start to whatever may be ahead but didn't fathom I would stay on. However, as fate would have it, in the first few weeks I was hooked and hooked good. After a perfect attendance 10 week program I began doubling days and then coaching. Before I knew it I was beginning instructor training and then was asked to help manage our amazing Plymouth location.
If you had asked me just a few short years ago if would I be doing what I am today I would have giggled, smiled and said "No way!" Little did I know that the purpose and passion I had been so searching for in my life was about to unfold in a mere 10 week session. After that first 10 weeks I knew this was in my blood, as helping others has always been my passion and joy. What FXB provides that no other program I had entertained or researched did was a balanced, healthy, and sustainable approach to wellness that is guaranteed successful for everyone willing to put in the effort. It's not complicated, it's realistic! Regardless of whether it's a 10 weeker or a FIT member, for me the greatest fulfillment comes in helping and watching every person in our program make the smallest of steps towards their goals. Our program is not a "quick fix or fad", its a journey towards a happier, healthier you that guarantees a better quality of life! I truly hope to see you on the mats and I look forward to helping you find and live your life at LEVEL 10!
You can want something so badly, but without the right tools, you can easily fail at reaching you goals. That’s what I love about what we do at FXB. We give people the tools they need to get the results they are looking for. It’s a comprehensive plan, not just a piece to a bigger puzzle. As long and you come to us willing to learn and give a level 10 effort, you can have great success.
I’m happy to be a part of this team and am here to help you break through those barriers and crush your goals. I hope to see you on the mats!
In addition to the FXB program, we have such a dedicated team of coaches, instructors, managers, owners and members that make success for anyone possible! I have achieved goals I never thought possible, feel better than I did in my 20s and know the example I am setting for my kids is invaluable. I am now thrilled to be sharing my passion with others as a kickboxing instructor. Seeing everyone make amazing transformations every day is a joy. The light in peoples’ eyes and what they've achieved over the period of a few weeks, months and years makes what we do worth it!
Outside of FXB, I am a Nurse Practitioner, another reason I promote wellness every day. I often see the complications from poor lifestyle choices and no matter what age, putting your fitness and nutritionfirst will make a positive impact on your overall health. I am married to my husband, Nic, who is one of our amazingly dedicated FXB members! We have 2 daughters, Isla (6) and Elin (3). Sometimes you may even find all 4 of us at the gym if mom and dad want to work out together - bringing our whole family to LEVEL 10!