Andover, MN ‐
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 Andover FXB. Myself along with our managers, instructors and coaches are ready to help you to take your life to Level 10!
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 4 great locations, Shoreview, Stillwater, 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!
When I joined FXB I was looking for weight loss and more balance in life. What I also got was nutritional guidance, accountability, and fun. I was invited to “Friends and Family week” and came to every class. I was hooked. My husband and I joined that Saturday for our first ten week session, which turned into a complete lifestyle change. The physical results and encouragement from others keeps me motivated. The instructor led classes that feel like personal training sessions are like nothing else. I was floored with my progress. In my first six months I actually got on and off the scale multiple times wondering, “No way. There’s no way. What was my starting weight again? Nuh uh!” I couldn’t believe that this was the new me. I lost 24 lbs and 18 inches in those first 21 weeks. Now I get to help others reach their goals. FXB changes lives and I love being part of that.
I am a student at Bethel University with a major in nursing. I started Farrell’s in April of 2014 to keep myself in shape during the off season of high school dance. A few months later I became and instructor and instantly fell in love with it. My favorite part about Farrell’s is that I get to see more than just the physical change. At the end of every 10 week session I see a huge attitude change. People become confident and just happier over all. It’s the greatest feeling to contribute and encourage people along in their fitness journey. You will not regret your decision of joining this program!