Meet The Team!!!

Sarah Fischer-Reynolds BS, Pn1-SSR, CPPS

Co-Founder, Deep Health Transformation Coach

Sarah Fischer-Reynolds wears many hats with finesse – she’s a coach, a fitness expert, a nutrition aficionado, and the co-founder of Functional Effect Fitness and Rehabilitation. But above all, she’s a passionate advocate for helping people lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Sarah firmly believes that within each person resides an inner athlete waiting to be unleashed. Her mission is to empower her clients to take an active role in their fitness journey, guiding them through any mental and physical obstacles that may arise along the way.

Having embarked on her own remarkable weight loss journey and transformation, both internally and externally, Sarah possesses a unique understanding of the challenges her clients face. She has successfully coached numerous individuals who’ve previously struggled to achieve their personal fitness goals. Whether the goal is to feel better, look better, or reach specific performance milestones, Sarah takes immense pride in crafting tailored programs that bring out the best in her clients.

Sarah’s approach is built on a foundation of education, accountability, and an unwavering dedication to her clients’ success. The results are often nothing short of life-changing.

Sarah’s journey in the fitness industry began as a Group Fitness Instructor while pursuing her degree in Psychology at Western Illinois University. Over the past 12 years, she has honed her expertise, earning certifications as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and as a Nutrition Coach with Precision Nutrition.

Beyond her passion for training and nutrition, Sarah enjoys the simple pleasures of life, including hearty laughter, savoring red wine and dark chocolate, and cherishing her partnership with her husband and co-founder, Tyler Reynolds.

Join Sarah Fischer-Reynolds on a transformative wellness journey where your inner athlete will emerge stronger than ever. At Functional Effect, we’re committed to helping you achieve your best self, both inside and out.


Dr. Tyler Reynolds

Co-Founder, Rehabilitation Specialist

As the co-founder of Functional Effect Fitness, Dr. Tyler Reynolds has always been driven by a profound desire to help others achieve optimal health. His journey into the world of healthcare was shaped by a poignant realization stemming from his father’s role as a pharmacist: the staggering volume of medications prescribed for conditions that could be significantly improved through healthier living. Motivated to be part of a movement that educates people on avoiding this path, Tyler embarked on the path to becoming a Chiropractor.

Tyler’s educational journey began with a degree in Exercise Sport Science and Nutrition from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. However, he didn’t stop there. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the National University of Health and Sciences, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to holistic healthcare.

With a dedication to excellence, Tyler has completed over 250+ hours of post-graduate studies in Functional Rehabilitation, specializing in shoulder dysfunction. He is also certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment. Dr. Reynolds is not just a chiropractor; he’s a sought-after practitioner and coach for throwing athletes, working with everyone from youth to collegiate athletes, infusing a holistic approach into his treatment and training.

Becoming a Chiropractor provided Tyler with the unique opportunity to merge medicine with fitness, creating an environment where patients can achieve optimal overall health while reaching their fitness goals. He takes pride in crafting personalized treatment plans for each patient, seamlessly integrating various disciplines such as chiropractic care, oriental medicine, corrective exercise, sports nutrition, and strength and conditioning. His dedication to ongoing learning ensures that he continually adds new techniques to his arsenal, enhancing the patient experience.

At the heart of Dr. Reynolds’ philosophy lies the powerful mantra, “Movement is Medicine.” He firmly believes that when an individual ceases to move, so do their bodily fluids, leading to stagnation and dysfunction. For him, movement is synonymous with life itself.

Join Dr. Tyler Reynolds on a transformative healthcare journey where movement, vitality, and holistic wellness are the cornerstones of your experience. At Functional Effect, we’re committed to redefining what it means to live a healthy, active life.


Andrew Kouba CSCS, FMS1

Head of Program Design, Fitness Coach

Andrew Kouba, our dedicated Fitness Coach, is on a mission to empower his clients to lead healthier, more active lives. To him, there’s no greater reward than helping a client seize control of their destiny, reach their goals, and then surpass them. Guiding clients to achieve what they once believed impossible and enhancing their lives is the driving force behind Andrew’s journey as a Fitness Professional.

Having been diagnosed with Asthma at a young age, Andrew understands the value of pushing past expected limitations for physical ability. He channels this ambition to inspire and empower his clients throughout their fitness journey. Andrew’s unwavering passion for his clients’ success shines through in his meticulous program creation and his commitment to educating clients on all facets of fitness.

Andrew’s career began as a Strength Coach and evolved into a role as a Personal Trainer, accumulating five years of invaluable experience in the fitness industry. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from North Central College, further enhancing his expertise. Andrew has also earned certifications as a Functional Movement Screen Specialist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

At the core of Andrew’s philosophy lies the belief that “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!” He firmly believes that the path to a new you lies just beyond your comfort zone. With Andrew as your guide, you’ll discover your true potential and redefine your limits.

Join Coach Andrew Kouba on a transformative fitness journey where you’ll not only challenge your boundaries but shatter them. At Functional Effect, we’re committed to helping you achieve greatness and go beyond your wildest fitness aspirations.

Ann-Marie Kouba

Fitness Coach

Ann-Marie has always embraced an active and healthy lifestyle, a passion that only intensified as she raised four children and welcomed twin granddaughters into her life. Refusing to let her age dictate her capabilities, she embarked on a remarkable journey by training for a Tough Mudder race, and it was during this transformative experience that her love for training was ignited.

Witnessing the incredible potential of her own body under the guidance of a skilled coach, Ann-Marie knew that she wanted to share this empowerment with others. After completing her third race, she took a courageous leap into uncharted territory, deciding to pursue a career as a personal trainer. This bold move was a departure from her comfort zone, as she hadn’t studied for anything in decades. Undaunted, she plunged into the world of fitness and earned her certification from NSCA.

Ann-Marie’s dedication to helping people has found a new outlet in her career as a personal trainer. She is passionate about guiding individuals on their journey to becoming better, healthier versions of themselves. Her mission is to inspire people of all ages to embrace fitness as a way of life. She firmly believes that movement is indeed medicine, and she’s here to prove that age is no barrier to achieving peak physical wellness.

Join Coach Ann-Marie on your own path to vitality and discover that fitness knows no age limits. Her unwavering commitment to your well-being and her own inspirational journey make her the perfect ally in your pursuit of a healthier, happier you. At Functional Effect, we redefine what’s possible, no matter where you are on your fitness journey.


Willie Winckler

Fitness Coach

Coach Willie is an impressive coach but, his journey with us began as a client, where he spent an impressive 8 years dedicated to his own fitness and well-being. His story is a testament to the transformative power of Functional Effect Rehabilitation.

Willie’s own fitness odyssey commenced when he faced a debilitating lower back issue. It was during these challenging times that he embarked on his path to recovery under the guidance of Dr. Tyler and Coach Sarah during the early days of F.E. Willie placed his trust in the system and achieved remarkable results. His profound appreciation for fitness and his innate desire to assist others, combined with a gentle nudge from Coach Andrew, naturally led him to embrace the role of a coach.

A passionate enthusiast of calisthenics and martial arts, Willie is the embodiment of physical prowess. You’ll frequently find him showcasing his latest feats of strength or unleashing his skills on the heavy bag. Beyond his fitness pursuits, Willie shares a beautiful life with his wife, Jackie, who has been a cherished member of our community for even longer than he has. Together, they are proud parents to two adorable little ones.

Coach Willie is your dedicated partner on your journey to transformation. His personal experience as a client, coupled with his unwavering commitment to health and fitness, makes him a guiding light for those seeking their own path to success. Join Coach Willie and unlock your potential for greatness at Functional Effect.