N. Ankeny, IA

Our Fitness Programs

Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping® opened it's first location in Des Moines, Iowa in 2001 with 40 members completing our 10-week challenge. We have since grown to over 60 locations across 10 states with over 100,000 members!

From our 10-Week Challenge to our National Challenge, we offer members of every fitness level and age the ability to transform and learn how to live with power and purpose.

10-Week Challenge

No matter your age, gender, current fitness level, or fitness goals, our comprehensive 10-week challenge will get you the results* you’ve been looking for.

We offer flexible class times to fit your busy schedule, but spots are limited. Reserve your spot on the mat today and see just how much you can change in 10 weeks!

45 minutes a day. 6 days a week. 10 weeks. Amazing Results.*

*Individual results may vary.




Our kickboxing classes, based on martial arts, are high-intensity cardio workouts that burn fat and build endurance while offering variety and fun.





Strength Training

Strength Training at Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping


Strength training is essential to building lean muscle and burning fat and calories – in motion and at rest. Using resistance bands provides the benefits of building core strength in a safe environment.



Nutrition Coaching

Nutrition Coaching at Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping


We provide resources and information to fuel your body for peak performance on and off the mats. From carbohydrate and protein intake based on your body measurements, to simple meal plans, healthy eating is essential to your success.



Motivating Instructors & Personal Coaches

Motivating Instructors & Personal Coaches at Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping


Our certified instructors are trained to keep you safe, motivated and working hard in each class to help you reach your Level 10. Instructors add variety and fun to class while encouraging you to strive for excellence.

Our coaches provide one-on-one support. They encourage, motivate, answer questions, and help guide you through the program. 




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Chance to Win $1,000

Win $1000 with the 10-Week Challenge at Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping


Need another reason to join our 10-week challenge?

We give away $1,000 every session at every location to the person with the biggest transformation. Some locations even give away two $1,000 checks! You could call that a little extra motivation!

We only hold four 10-week sessions per year and spots are limited for each class time, so don’t wait another 10 weeks to get your spot on the mat!  



Farrell’s Infinite Transformation® (FIT)

Farrell's Infinite Transformation (FIT)

Your transformation doesn’t need to end after ten weeks. Our 10-week members are encouraged to join our Farrell’s Infinite Transformation® (FIT) program, which offers additional FIT challenges and fun, including our annual National Challenge.

If you’re amazed with your 10-week results, you won’t believe how much you can change in a year!



National Challenge

Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping $10,000 National Contest

We’ve been challenging our FIT Members to continue to reach their goals and push to Level 10 for the chance to win an annual prize of $10,000. We’re making it even better in 2016 by giving away more money. We'll award $10,000 each to a male and female with the biggest transformation over the course of one year!

You can call it a little extra motivation to continue living a healthy lifestyle.

A lot can change in one year. Take a look at our past National Challenge Winners!

Teen Challenge

Teen Challenge at Farrell's North AnkenyOur 8-week Teen Challenge is a great way to introduce kids to a healthy lifestyle and keep them active while having fun.

Designed for kids between 13 and 18 years of age, this challenge incorporates everything from our 10-week challenge – kickboxing, strength training and nutrition guidance, just condensed and modified for a younger age.

Teen Challenges usually run during the summer months. Spots are limited, so check our schedule and enroll today!


Jennifer & Justin Williams

* Individual results may vary.

"When I started to write my transformation story, I had to sit on it for a couple days. Finally, I realized why. This is not “my” transformation story, it is “our” transformation story, as my husband, Justin, has been on this journey with me. If it weren’t for the two of us being a team, I’m not sure I’d be writing this.

Justin and I had tried other gyms and diet programs in the past, but consistently found reasons to not go.  Things would go well for a while, the clothes would start to fit better, but then we would go back to our old habits. Skipping the gym in the morning, eat unhealthy and out all the time, and larger clothes started to happen.  For many years I had refused to step on the scale because I didn’t want to know the number. I figured if my clothes fit and I wasn’t buying bigger sizes at too fast of a rate, I was ok. However, inside I wasn’t happy with myself and I knew it was effecting every part of my life, both mentally and physically.

We signed up for Farrell’s in January 2015. We knew that several of our former gym-mates had joined FXB after another gym in town eliminated their 4 AM class.  From what social media told me, they seemed pretty happy about it. We had done kickboxing at another gym and really enjoyed it, and 3 times a week sounded fun. My cousin had also recently completed the program, and I saw his successes and thought, “If he can do that, I can do that.”

I was super nervous about our first day at FXB. Getting up at 3:40 each morning, working out around people I didn’t know, and, most of all, seeing the number on the scale made me sick to my stomach. I wasn’t able to attend orientation, but Justin assured me, “I think we’re really going to like it there. The people are super nice.”

Anne, our coach, was awesome (and still is). I’ll never forget the Friday of week one sharing a bag with her. We were doing partner sit-ups and she said, “Jen, I think you could win this. You’ve got the drive and initiative. You could totally do it. You’re like that Katy Perry song, you can ROAR!” I still listen to that song whenever I need a reminder of what I can do.  Having the push from her during workouts, helping with food, being someone I could text when I really wanted something not on the food plan (only for her to tell me there was probably a hair in it), and building a strong friendship along the way is one reason FXB works!

Having my husband 100% committed to both our success in the program has been huge. Not only does he come to work out with me every morning, he also does the majority of the cooking and grocery shopping.  We figure out meals together using the Farrell’s cookbook, friends’ ideas, and Pinterest. We eat the same meals each day, so there is no food envy between each other. As a traveling teacher I was concerned about my ability to fit in 6 meals throughout the day, but with some planning (protein bar in the car), I am able to make it happen.

At the end of the 10-weeks I had lost 17 pounds and 18 inches. I didn’t win the $1000 prize, but I knew I was winning for myself with the changes I felt, both mentally and physically.  We signed up as FIT members and continued to follow the meal plan & lose. We also participated in FIT challenges, as well as challenges created by other FIT members for smaller groups to continue the drive and determination we have to be successful.  We are also competitive with each other in the gym, pushing each other to work to our LEVEL 10 every day. Our fellow gym-mates at 4:15 AM have become our friends, “bag besties”, and people who hold us accountable for coming to the gym and getting it done. It is awesome to share a success with them such as a new pair of jeans, wearing a swimsuit in public for the first time in years, or hitting another major number on the scale. I have also served as a coach for 2 sessions, and love sharing my passion, desire, and knowledge with the newest 10-weekers on ways they, too, can be successful on their journey.

A year and half later I am down over 60 pounds and 23% body fat. My husband is down 20 pounds and 11% body fat. Our life styles have changed completely. We continue to be actively engaged in our meal planning and daily exercise routines.  We can tell a difference in our health in all our daily activities.  As for my personal changes, I am now a much stronger, confident, happier, healthier person, wife, friend, and teacher.  Farrell’s has been an integral part of this process and I know I wouldn’t be here without it."

- Jennifer & Justin Williams



Location Info

Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping Ankeny North
121 NE 18th St
Ankeny, IA 50021

Phone: (515) 963-4600 
Head Coach: Chris Melvin
Email: chrismelvin@extremebodyshaping.com
Franchise Owner: PurpleBands LLC
Email: Stephanie Wilson



Storefront of Farrell's Ankeny North