Jacqueline Sinke - President and Business Owner

Jacqueline has over 28 years of experience as a certified health and fitness professional working in corporate fitness, for the federal government, in exercise research, and she specializes in exercise for people with chronic medical conditions, illness, and older adults. She carefully tailors exercise programs to meet the need of each client's unique need with personal training and health coaching.  

Jacquline has limited opening for new clients.


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. Jacqueline is among the first graduates of Leadership in Wellness Management, a certificate course by a global organization recognized as a leader in the field, the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). 

Jacqueline launched Fitness & Function in 2003 and expanded the business to a team of
highly qualified personal trainers, health coaches, medical exercise specialists and licensed physical therapists. Fitness & Function extended the service area to be able to reach and help more people with
in-home wellness services.

Jacqueline has 11 years experience in designing and implementing a very successful group exercise programming to reverse pre-diabetes and better managing and treating diabetes type 2 in a community based setting. 

She has also 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.


Being a certified American Heart Association Heartsaver instructor and she provides instruction in AHA Heartsaver First aid, CPR, AED training to families and businesses and has done this in the past for the American Council on Exercise, and the American Heart Association HeartQuarters or-Headquarters in Dallas Texas. In addition to being first aid, CPR, AED qualified, Jacqueline also completed Psychological First Aid  through the American Red Cross.


Jacqueline developed the term 'Home Fitness Care', a unique service for older adults that provides specialized exercise and therapeutic exercise interventions on an on-going basis aimed to help older adults remaining functionally independent and/or mobile so that he or she can stay at the home of his/her choice for as long as possible.

Jacqueline was born in The Netherlands and been in the United States over 35 years. She has been an active volunteer for the NW Bicycle Safety Council for over 15 years and currently serves on the Executive Board as the Fitness Expert. In the past she served as the Treasurer and was a member of the Advisory Board.

Jacqueline has also made several TV appearances on the Cycology Today show for her expertise in health and fitness. She is also an active volunteer for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Jacqueline has two adult daughters, one grand daughter, and enjoys hiking and cycling and travel.


Health and Fitness Certification an Qualifications

  • Zibrio Certified Balance Specialist (2020)

  • ​Psychological First Aid: Supporting Yourself and Others During Covid-19- American Red Cross

  • Certified Health Coach (American Council on Exercise-ACE CHC (June 2018)

  • Delay The Disease Parkinson’s Exercise instructor Certified (OhioHealth) (October 2017)

  • Certified Exercise Physiologist (American College of Sports Medicine-ACSM)(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-ACE)(2015)

  • Gold Certified Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist (American Council on Exercise- ACE)(since 2007)

  • Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist (American Council on Exercise-ACE)(2007)

  • Certified Personal Trainer (American Council on Exercise-ACE)(since 1992)

  • Certified AHA Heartsaver Instructor (American Heart Association) and American Heart Association National Center employee also teaching for AHA HeartQuarter

  • Certified Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor (July 2011)  California State University-Fullerton, Gerokinesiology Department-Center for Successful Aging.

  • Stepping On Falls Prevention Workshop Leader Certified (February 2014) (Oregon Health Authority)

  • TRX Sports Medicine Qualified Instructor (April 2014)

  • TRX Suspension Training Qualified Instructor (April 2013)

  • ANWA Certified Nordic Walking Instructor-Advanced Level (February 2015)

  • Associates Degree in Gerontology PCC


Nutrition certification and training:

  • Graduate of The Starch Solution Certification Course - The Dr. McDougall Health & Medical Center (July 2019)

  • AASDN Certified Nutrition Specialist (American Academy of Sports Dieticians and Nutritionists)(2009)

Awards and recognition

  • June 4, 2019 awarded the Leadership in Wellness Management Certificate from the International's Council on Active Aging (ICAA)

  • 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.



  • Subject Matter Expert for ACE's Medical Fitness Specialist exam (since 2014)

  • First Aid, CPR and AED Heartsaver Intstructor for the American Heart Association HeartQuarter

  • American Heart Association Heartsaver Instructor for the American Council on Exercise providing lifesaving courses for fitness professionals 

  • Supervisor of corporate fitness center First Hawaiian Bank Honolulu HI; personal trainer at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.

  • Research fitness instructor for programs directed by Wayne Westcott PhD which included children, teens, athletes, older adults and individuals with medical conditions. She trained new staff, supervised the fitness center, assisted Dr. Wayne Westcott with the 1996 IDEA Pre-Conference on high intensity strength training techniques for fitness professionals, and developed free-weight exercise training programs for women only.

  • Jacqueline instructed fitness classes and provided personal fitness training to active duty, retired military and DoD personnel at NAS South Weymouth.  

  • 1998 to 2001 was contracted Fitness Consultant for CCL and developed functional fitness programs for 16 assisted and independent living facilities, performed staff training and quality assurance assessments.

  • In 2004 Jacqueline was recognized as an IDEA Master Personal Fitness Trainer

Professional Memberships

IDEA - International Association of Fitness Professionals


Volunteer contributions

CERT- Community Emergency Response Team active volunteer for Beaverton CERT

NWBSC - NW Bicycle Safety Council- Executive Board Member and Fitness Expert 0ver 15 years until organization was dismantled 2020.


Jacqueline fitting a new helmet for the Mayor Denny Doyle of Beaverton during the

Bike Beaverton annual community event.

CERT Volunteer

Proudly providing wellness services including in-home personal training, private physical therapy, health coaching, green outdoor exercise training, Nordic Walking and TRX, AHA First Aid, CPR and AED training in: 


Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Gladstone, Oregon City, Sherwood, Hillsboro, Milwaukie, Gresham and Happy Valley.

Fitness & Function

Phone 503-267-1030



Mailing address

4804 NW Bethany Blvd. Suite 12 #167

Portland, OR 97229