Let Our Strength Training and Kickboxing Classes in Our Gym Transform Your Life in 10 Weeks. Guaranteed.

Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping is so much more than a fitness center. It’s a family. A motivation center. With Farrell's Ankeny, you’ll get an awesome workout, nutrition coaching, and the support system you need to meet your goals and improve your life. You’ll feel better—physically and emotionally!

More Than a Gym.
A Community You Can Count On.
What does your life look like with Farrell's Ankeny? Let us demonstrate it for you! Our programs are created for people of all fitness abilities, and flexible enough to fit your busy lifestyle. Not only will you learn kickboxing and strength training techniques, 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.
Rick B.
Rick B., South Ankeny, IA
“The FIT members in my class were just as welcoming and encouraging. I made some new friends for sure.”
Deb G.
Deb G., North Ankeny, IA
“The Farrell's program cranked up my workouts, pushed me to get to my Level 10, and allowed me to earn the type of results I was looking for.”
Miranda B.
Miranda B., South Ankeny, IA
“I had fewer days where I felt extremely fatigued, I was sleeping better, I was eating healthier, and I had less issues with joint pain and headaches.”
Try a Week for Free

Experience the Farrell's difference for yourself. Join us for a complimentary week of fitness classes and you'll find out 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 Ankeny 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 Ankeny
Keeping healthy habits can be tricky during the holiday season. Enhance 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 Do your workout immediately when you wake up 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 another day. 2. Plan Your Meals It’s easier to plan your meals a few days in advance, instead of making bad decisions when you’re hungry and without a dinner plan. Our Simple Meal Plan makes grocery shopping and meal planning easy. Contact us to get your copy. If you’re eating at a restaurant during the weekend, modify your meals the other days 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-filled salad with fresh veggies and protein Dinner: chicken with a salad, acorn squash or sweet potato Here’s an easy-to-follow 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 consistently 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 prefer it browned. Remove from oven and let the chicken rest for 15-20 minutes. You can also follow this recipe to cook your Thanksgiving turkey. If cooking turkey, use the complete packet of brining mix. 3. Take a Cozy Break Get your favorite blanket, find a comfortable 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 sleeping, 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 meal with loved ones Decrease your everyday 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 making healthy habits to carry you through the holidays. At Farrell’s Ankeny, we’ll show you how to manage nutrition, exercise and more. Get started now by claiming your free week of classes with us.">
How Exercise Affects Heart Health
Regular cardio exercise is critical for keeping 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 increasing your heart rate. Your heart pumps extra blood to your muscles as your heart rate goes higher. The additional blood flow results in a larger volume of blood returning to your heart. Over time, the larger 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 not exercising. This lowers your blood pressure and decreases 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 Ankeny, we track how productive your workout is. We use Myzone, the industry-leading heart rate monitor, to record effort during class. Exertion levels are recorded throughout class to optimize member results.  Our certified instructors keep class between 80-90 percent exertion during high-intensity periods. 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 strong. Nutrition also plays a crucial 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 frequent exercise are essential for maintaining a healthy heart. Get started by registering for a free week at Farrell’s Ankeny.">