After working out at XSport Fitness for over two decades I found a new home after working out at Functional Effect Fitness and Rehabilitation. I enjoy showing up to the gym daily and being greeted by the coaches and other members. The coaches care about you and set up a workout routine that challenges you and is geared for you. I feel I get more out of this gym than the big gym I have attended for decades.
I have been going to Tyler for a number of years. He trained me pre stroke and now post stroke. Over two and half years ago I had a basilar artery stenosis (stroke) I lost breathing, voice and swallowing as well as weight loss and muscle tone. Tyler along with many others worked with me to bring me back to near normal. In May I turn 80 and am very thankful for all the help and support I have been given.
Tyler not only worked on my body but also was very encouraging in helping me over come the depression that comes with a stroke. I highly recommend Tyler and Functional Effect.
Before finding us, what was your struggle? What were your biggest frustrations?
I wanted to lose weight and I had broken my knee and was getting back to my routine of playing tennis but was suffering great hip pain and was having trouble keeping up. Wanted to get back to where I was but was having trouble.
How did your struggle and frustrations affect your life? What did you feel like before you made your transformation?
I felt demoted. I played competitive tennis and I used to be a court 1 player and now played court 4 due to my limited mobility. My team didn’t have the confidence in me to even play me in our playoff matches. I was left off the line up when I was once a key contributor.
How did our program help you?
I feel stronger, have regained my team one spot with great mobility and feel great. Haven’t lost 20 pounds but I feel and look better.
How is life different for you now?
I have more energy, can move better and feel I can protect myself from future injury because of it. This is the only exercise routine I have ever been consistent with. I love the FE community and can’t imagine my routine without it.
Two years ago, I decided that I desperately wanted to age better than most people I see. I wanted to be able to put on and tie my own shoes, to reach overhead, to stand up tall, etc. I had recovered from a frozen shoulder the previous year and that required a lot of physical therapy. My therapist, a very bright and caring woman told me I was not moving well in so many ways. She was willing to work with me, but the cost of that was prohibitive.
Months before I had seen Sarah at my gym. I was always very impressed with her, so when she told me she had her own gym and was married to a chiropractor who also worked at the gym, I was intrigued! I kept her card, but did not act on it for several months. Life happened and I stopped working out.
One day I was talking to one of my patients and decided to take my own advice and get active again. I could get back to my usual gym, but was not impressed with the trainers I saw there. So, I called Sarah and set up my appointment.
I will tell you it has not been an easy journey. I realized that despite being very active my body was not moving well. Patterns had been established over time that were now causing me discomfort and even pain. I could not get up off of the floor without using my arms. My squats were atrotious! My core was weak! More than once I was brought to tears as to how hard my brain had to work to understand how to move better! Without the encouragement of Tyler, Sarah, Andrew, Dave and the rest of the staff, not to mention the other awesome clients, I think I would have thrown in the towel a long time ago.
So it has been a little over two years, I have gained muscle, improved strength, toned quite a bit, lost some weight and best of all MOVE BETTER! I quite honestly do not SEE the changes, but am often told that I look younger than ever 🙂 I do FEEL the change!
It is very difficult to get bored at Functional Effects- my program changes just when I have mastered it, there are regular challenges and the place is just fun! I can interact with others, or zone in my own little world. FE helps me to take care of all of me, including managing stress, learning how to be more mindful, and give myself a break!
FE has made a difference in my life! Thank you FE!
Functional Effect Fitness & Rehabilitation is a well-educated group of fitness specialists that truly understand human anatomy and physiology of the body. With this knowledge they are able to help you reach your fitness goals in a faster and safer way. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!
The fitness assistance, direction, and training I receive from Functional Effects is always evolving, adapting, and working specifically towards my needs. I cannot ask anymore from the crew at FE. I rely on them for guidance, and training, whether for basic fitness or for intense training such as preparing for a Triathlon. The staff is friendly and attentive, and it’s a great environment to be in all the time. FE is for everybody. When I first started over 2 years ago, I was far from being fit, but I was never intimated by their programs. I cannot encourage people enough to join FE. You will get a lot of attention, and compassion from everyone.
I always rely on Dr. Reynolds to help me with health related questions from aches and pains, to nutrition. He takes a holistic approach to health and it’s great to work with someone who is incredibly knowledgeable about the body, health, and well-being. Even better his services are so well priced and I always feel I get more than what I pay for.read more
In truth, for years I mostly thought of my body as that thing that moves my brain around and helps me put nutrition into my food hole. I was self-aware enough to realize it wasn’t a particularly accurate or healthy perspective. So I joined FE about six months ago to get to know my body again: how it works, what it needs, and how to live with it.
I’ve been dragging my feet with this testimonial because it would be so much more satisfying to say my body and attitude have been transformed. In truth, I’ve put on muscle steadily, my percent body fat has improved somewhat, I’m a bit more toned, have better range of motion, improved stamina, and flexibility. All good outcomes. It’s been a lot of work so far, with a lot more to do in order to reach my goals.
The good news is Sarah and Tyler have built a great facility meant for the kind of work I need to do. They’ve given me guidance, direction, and a plan to follow. Trainers Andrew and Dave have motivated me, been generous with their time, and genuinely caring (but not so caring I feel uneasy).
The FE community is welcoming. Though, I don’t like people and try to avoid direct eye contact. But that’s fine. It’s the kind of place that most anyone can feel comfortable to come and make steady progress. I kind of love it.