Jacqueline has over 25 years of experience as a certified health and fitness professional and utilizes movement as treatment, to guide her clients suffering from injuries and chronic disease towards a healthier life by designing programs that not only help alleviate the symptoms of chronic health conditions, but prevent them from occurring altogether. She specializes in exercise program development and exercise training mature adults, active agers, and seniors (40 to 97+ years) to achieve and maintain optimal function, health, and fitness.
She launched Fitness & Function in 2003. Since then she has expanded her team and added aditional highly qualified personal trainers and licensed physical therapists, and extended the service area to be able to reach and help more individuals with high quality health and fitness training.
Jacqueline has served as a Subject Matter Expert on the Exam Editing Committee for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer and the (ACE) Medical Exercise Specialist exams.
She is the first fitness professional in Oregon to receive certification as a FallProof Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor from California State University - Fullerton, Gerokinesiology Department, and is an authorized provider for the Stay Well At Home Program also developed by CSU. Jacqueline was sponsored by the Oregon Health Authority and received her Stepping On Workshop Leader certification providing her with skills and knowledge to help Oregon seniors stay independent by preventing falls and injuries.
Jacqueline has been a frequent speaker promoting the benefits of exercise to senior groups and related organizations such as the 2017 Annual State of Oregon Long-Term Care Ombudsman meeting, the 2016 launching of Viva Village NW, 2015 Western Regional Geriatrics Care Manager's Conference, THPRD Health Fairs and quarterly wellness series seminars, Lake Oswego Adult Center, Rose Schnitzer Manor and other local assisted living and independent living facilities, and for the NW Bicycle Safety Council.
She is also an American Heart Association Heartsaver instructor and provided instruction in AHA Heartsaver First aid, CPR, AED training for the American Council on Exercise, and instructed classes for the American Heart Association-Headquarters in Dallas TX.
Jacqueline developed the term 'Home Fitness Care', a unique service for older adults that provides therapeutic exercise and interventions on an on-going basis with the goal of remaining functionally independent or mobile so that the senior can stay at the home of their choice for as long as possible.
Jacqueline has been an active volunteer for the NW Bicycle Safety Council over 10 years and serves on the Executive Board as the Fitness Expert. She has served as the Treasurer and sat on the Advisory Board. Jacqueline has also made several TV appearances on the Cycology Today show for her expertise in health and fitness.
Certified Health Coach ACE June 2018
Certified Delay The Disease Parkinson’s Exercise instructor (OhioHealth) (October 2017)
Certified Exercise Physiologist (American College of Sports Medicine)(since 1993)
Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer (American College of Sports Medicine and American Cancer Society ACSM/ACS) (August 2010)
Gold Certified Medical Exercise Specialist (American Council on Exercise)(2015)
Gold Certified Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist (American Council on Exercise)(since 2007)
Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist (American Council on Exercise)(2007)
Certified Personal Trainer (American Council on Exercise)(since 1992)
Certified AHA Heartsaver Instructor (American Heart Association) and American Heart Association National Center employee also teaching for AHA HeartQuarter
Certified FallProof™ Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor (July 2011) from California State University-Fullerton, Gerokinesiology Department-Center for Successful Aging.
Stepping On Falls Prevention Workshop Leader (February 2014) (Oregon Health Authority)
TRX Sports Medicine Qualified Instructor(April 2014)
TRX Suspension Training Qualified Instructor (April 2013)
AASDN Certified Nutrition Specialist (American Academy of Sports Dieticians and Nutritionists)(2009)
ANWA Certified Nordic Walking Instructor-Advanced Level (February 2015)
Recognized IDEA Master Personal Trainer IDEA Health & Fitness Association (since 2004)
AA Gerontology (PCC)
Awards and recognition
Jacqueline received honorable mention in the 2002 NuStep Pinnacle Award for developing older adult programs that go above and beyond the standard wellness programs offered. In 2003 her Falls Prevention Training workshop was accepted by Oregon Department of Human Services for continued education credits for adult foster home providers.
In 1997 she received the "Support Personnel Award" from the Greater Boston Federal Executive Board in recognition and appreciation for outstanding contributions to the federal government.
NCCA Accredited Certifications
Men, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Rehab, Seniors, Women
Medical Conditions Experience
Alzheimer's, Arthritis, Bone/Joint Injury, Cancer, Depression, Diabetes, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Multiple Sclerosis, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's, Piriformis Syndrome, Postural Issues, Sciatica, Scoliosis