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Jacqueline Sinke - Health Fitness Pro and Business Owner


As a fitness professional Jacqueline believes  that physical well-being is the foundation for a long, happy, successful and healthy life. With over 32 years as a certified health and fitness professional she has extensive experience developing physical activity interventions for chronic health conditions and provides evidence-based health, exercise, and lifestyle programming for individuals who are at risk for, living with, or recovering from a variety of diseases, disorders, and conditions.


Jacqueline has extensive experience working with clients in corporate fitness, worked in exercise research with Wayne Westcott PhD in Quincy MA., worked for the federal government working with active duty, retired military and DoD personnel. She has work with children, teens, corporate executives, athletes, and healthcare providers.

In the early 2000's she designed senior exercise programs that were implemented in over 20 senior living communities, and designed and implemented seven successful exercise specialty programs that she instructed twice a week at a local senior center in addition to wellness presentations.


Jacqueline specializes in exercise for mature, mid-life and older adults with chronic medical conditions, illness, and the prevention thereof, and is a senior fitness consultant.  She carefully tailors exercise programs to meet the need of each client's unique need.  


She was an American Heartsaver First aid CPR and AED instructor over 16 years and provided classes for the American Council on Exercise and for the "Heartquarter" or headquarter of the American Heart Association.

Jacqueline launched Fitness & Function in 2003 with the desire to bring highly specialized and personalized exercise to her clients in the privacy of their home. She expanded the business to a team of
highly qualified personal trainers, health coaches, medical exercise specialists and licensed physical therapists to meet the needs of each client.


Jacqueline was born in The Netherlands and a resident and now citizen of the United States for 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.  She has made several TV appearances on the Cycology Today show for her expertise in health and fitness. Jacqueline currently volunteers for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). She belongs to a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm and strives to eat in a local, seasonal, and sustainable way. Jacqueline has two adult daughters, two grandchildren, and enjoys hiking, cycling and travel.


Accredited Health/Fitness Certifications

  • Autism Exercise Specialist (ACSM/Exercise Connection 2023)

  • Certified Exercise Physiologist (American College of Sports Medicine-ACSM)(since 1993)

  • Gold Certified Medical Exercise Specialist (American Council on Exercise-ACE)
    (2007, Previously named Clinical Exercise Specialist)

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

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

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

  • Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer (American College of Sports Medicine and American Cancer Society ACSM/ACS) (August 2010)

Specialty certifications and Qualifications:

  • Pain-Free Movement Specialist (June 2024) ACE

  • Autism Exercise Specialist CEC Course(August 2023) ACSM

  • Stroke Recovery Specialist (June 2023) IDEA

  • Certified Brain Health Trainer (June 2021)

  • ACE Senior Fitness Specialist (June 2021)

  • Certified FallProof 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)

  • Zibrio Certified Balance Specialist (2020)

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

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

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

  • TRX Sports Medicine Qualified Instructor (April 2014)

  • TRX Suspension Training Qualified Instructor (April 2013)

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

  • Fibromyalgia Fitness Specialist 2023

  • 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

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Proudly providing wellness services including in-home personal training, private physical therapy, health coaching, green outdoor exercise training, Nordic Walking and TRX itraining


Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Sherwood, Hillsboro.

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