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About FVF

Our Team of experts

Nick Petrovic

Facility Manager/Director of Athletic Performance


Nick Petrovic has a Masters in Kinesiology with emphasis in Strength and Conditioning.” Prior to arriving at Fox Valley Fitness he has held internships at the University of Wisconsin and Minnesota working with all sports. Nick also served as a High School Strength and Conditioning Coach. He has had the privilege of working under one of the premier hockey strength coaches in the country Cal Dietz. During this time he was able to train several Professional Athletes. Nick believes that training not only improves your performance in sport, but more importantly teaches valuable life lessons. Add email address Nick@fviafitness.com


Email: nick@fviafitness.com

Grace McReynolds

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach


Grace graduated from Western Illinois University in Spring of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She is a certified Eleiko Strength Coach as well as First Aid/CPR. Grace is also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Batavia High School Cheerleading having competed in the sport all through middle school and high school as well as 2 years at a D1 school. She started to love weightlifting in high school and has always had a love for it. Grace is the type of person to try anything once and will urge you to do the same in your fitness journey!

Email: grace@fviafitness.com

Sydney Shemanski

Personal Trainer/Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach


My name is Sydney Shemanski, and I recently graduated with a Master of Science in Human Performance from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. As part of my Master’s program, I completed a five month internship at D1 Sports Training in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I received my undergraduate degree in Exercise Science/Business at Ripon College. In addition to my academic education, I have also obtained CSCS, USAW, and Personal Training certifications. I competed in cross country and track during my high school and college years, with running continuing to be a big part of my life today. I love to learn and am excited to be a part of the team here at Fox Valley Fitness!

Email: sydney@fviafitness.com

Ali Ford

Administrative Assistant


Ali graduated from Rockford University with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management. Along with being the administrative assistant at Fox Valley, she is an assistant coach for the Kishwaukee Kougars Softball team. Ali has played numerous sports such as tennis, softball, and soccer and has had experience with planning events and managerial tasks.

Email: alexis@fviafitness.com