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.
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.
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.
Sports and fitness have been a driving force in Dominic’s life from an early age. This journey began in Junior High, where a passion for physical activity ignited a lifelong dedication to health and wellness. Dominic found their niche on the Wrestling and Volleyball teams, and from that point forward, their commitment to competition and fitness never wavered.
With a diverse background spanning various fitness disciplines, Dominic brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. Their expertise encompasses large and small group training, body transformation, weight loss strategies, HIIT training, bootcamp-style workouts, traditional and non-traditional training methods, as well as disciplines like boxing, kickboxing, and MMA.
In 2002, [Coach’s Name] graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education, complemented by a minor in Art. Although initially pursuing a career in education, they quickly realized their true calling lay in the world of fitness, sports, and nutrition. Transitioning into the role of an apprentice trainer at a local gym, he discovered his passion for helping clients achieve their fitness goals.
For Dominic, the most rewarding aspect of their career is witnessing clients’ transformations, from the initial meeting to program design, and finally, the triumphant realization of their goals. Empowering clients to become their best selves is their ultimate mission. Dominic takes immense joy in guiding individuals to overcome obstacles they once thought insurmountable, both within and outside the gym.
Beyond their dedication to fitness, he harbors a deep love for drawing, quality time with his canine companions, indulging in superhero movies, embarking on thrilling ghost hunts, and entertaining friends and colleagues with spontaneous movie quotes.
Join Coach Dominic on a transformative fitness journey, where they’ll empower you to conquer challenges, embrace your potential for greatness, and face life’s obstacles head-on—both inside and outside the gym.