West Des Moines, IA

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Farrell’s Fitness Location Opening in Springfield, Illinois!

Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping is excited to announce the opening of our newest location in Springfield, Illinois.

Why Farrell’s is so Valuable

My results are because of my hard work, I know, but I could not have done it without everyone at Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping. Farrell's and these individuals have truly changed my life!

Darrell's Story

I have driven by Farrell’s many times and thought about joining, but did not. In early June I finally found the courage. In my first class I thought to myself”I’ll be lucky to make it 20 minutes” I was honestly frustrated and humiliated and did not want to come back the next day. I thought to myself that I should practice what I have always preached to my children, finish what you start and when it gets tough, take it one day at a time. I am now in week 10 of my session, each day I have taken it 45 minutes at a time. With hard work, persistence and the help from a fantastic supportive team of coaches and instructors, I have lost 23 pounds and have greatly improved my body. I know that I still have a long way to go, but with what I have learned from the Farrell’s program and the added push from the coaches and instructors, I have the confidence to continue and know that I will continue to see results and changes that I have been seeking for many years!

My Mind, Body & Soul Transformation at Farrell’s

I’m still a work in progress and that’s okay because I have embraced my new Farrell’s healthy and active lifestyle and it's easy for me to maintain it at this pace. I am happy, I am proud, I am strong, and I love my new Life at Level 10! Read Tiffany's full transformation story.

What's for Dinner

White Fish en Papillote

It’s hard to find a dinner recipe that’s as healthy as this one: white fish and veggies, steamed in a parchment parcel with fresh herbs, lemon and white wine. You’d also be hard pressed to find a white fish recipe that is this easy to make and tastes this darn good!

Cooking “En Papillote” (with Parchment Packets!) 

En Papillote is a fancy French way of saying “cooked in paper” :-) So we are going to be French and fancy today while making this super-quick-n-awesome recipe! 

This recipe cooks in a packet made with parchment paper, which is one of the reasons that it’s so quick and healthy.  Parchment paper packets use steam to quickly and healthfully cook the contents. It also makes clean up a breeze – crumpling up some paper and throwing it in the trash is my kind of KP! Parchment paper is grease and moisture resistant paper that has been specially treated for oven use. It won’t burn in the oven on bake, however don’t put it under the broiler – it will burn there! There is no right or wrong side of parchment paper – either side can be used.

Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com

Servings: 4

Here’s what you need

½ cup red onion, cut into think matchsticks
1 zucchini, cut into matchstick
1 carrots, cut into matchstick
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 (6 oz.) halibut fillets, or other white fish
sea salt and black pepper
1 lemon, thinly sliced into half moons
8 sprigs fresh thyme
¼ cup white wine

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl toss the thinly sliced onion, zucchini and carrot with the olive oil and minced garlic.
Cut four 12-by-16-inch pieces of parchment paper and fold each in half. Open the parchment paper and arrange each fillet in the center of the top half of each parchment. Generously season with salt and pepper. Top each fillet with one quarter of the veggies, 2 slices of lemon, two sprigs of thyme and 1 Tablespoon of white wine.
Fold the bottom half of the parchment paper over the fish. Start folding and crimping the parchment paper ends together from one end all the way around the fish to the other end, creating a sealed envelope. Fold the end under the fish. The fish and veggies should be fully encased, with no breaks in the parchment paper for steam to escape – we need that steam as part of the cooking process! Place the packets on a pan.
Bake the fish packets for 12 to 18 minutes and remove from the oven. Serve the packets on plates, tearing them open just before serving. Enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis

231 calories, 4g fat, 8g carbohydrate, 3g sugar, 166mg sodium, 2g fiber, and 36g protein.



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Location Info

Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping West Des Moines Ashworth
5954 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Phone: (515) 224-1822
Head Coach: Colleen Leinen
Email: colleenleinen@extremebodyshaping.com
Franchise Owners: Randy Bachman