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Clients' success fuels trainer's enthusiasm

Boot camp classes are a popular method to get in shape.

Right about now, many people who made the resolution to exercise more in the New Year may need a boost. West Linn fitness trainer Jacquelyn Rodgers may have just the program you need to keep your resolve strong. She is the founder of Body Tool Fitness and teaches a variety of fitness classes throughout the area, as well as conducting one-on-one training and coaching.

“My enthusiasm for health and fitness has always been driven by the success of individuals achieving their fitness goals and improving their quality of life,” she said. “I work with any age, from teens to seniors with an emphasis on proper form, strength, core and balance programs. I offer personal training that is efficient, goal oriented and safe. This means balance with muscular strength, physical endurance, nutrition, flexibility, rest and mental stimulation. I always start my job by getting all of these components back in balance, with the appropriate intensity in each category to achieve the goals set for each person.”

Rodgers loves to change a client’s outlook on exercise. She says people don’t realize their capabilities until they challenge themselves.

“You have to be uncomfortable,” she said. “But at the end of your journey you are stronger, healthier, more confident, educated and certainly proud of yourself. The human body is meant to be physically active.”

Rodgers specializes in circuit training, speed and agility, weight loss, nutrition, personal, weight and interval training, boot camp, yoga sculpt, running and core work. She will tailor classes for businesses and perform training on-site for employees.

She is also certified by the National Association of Sports Medicine and with CPR and AED.

Core strength is critical for all ages, she said. Besides helping one look thinner, it supports your spine, which alleviates back pain, improves posture, athletic performance and balance.

“Daily tasks — such as maintaining balance on an icy sidewalk, carrying groceries, hoisting children and walking up a steep flight of stairs — are easier and less likely to result in an injury when your core is strong,” she said. “Not only do you have better control of your muscles, but you can more easily find your center if you’re caught off-balance. In addition, being able to rely on a strong core will make it less likely that you’ll overtax other muscles.”

Currently she teaches classes at Sunset Fire Station, 2215 Long St., and at Rosemont Ridge Middle School, 20001 Salamo Road, both in West Linn. Her classes will be held at West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, when the center’s construction is completed.

Rodgers teaches core strength classes from 8 - 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. This class is a resistance weight training program that helps build core strength in a safe manner.

Yoga and Pilates moves are incorporated. This class is currently held at Sunset Fire Station.

Strength and balance classes are taught from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. This class uses small hand weights, chairs and standing exercises to improve strength and balance. This class is also currently held at Sunset Fire Station.

Boot camp, a combination of strength, cardio, muscle endurance, flexibility, core and functional movement patterns, is challenging and fun, Rodgers says. This class is taught at 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Fire Hall and from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at Rosemont Ridge Middle School.

One-on-one sessions provide motivation, guidance and education to achieve the results you wish.

“Personal training is for you if you are a beginner, intimated by weight equipment and unsure of correct exercise techniques, experienced and training hard but not getting the results you are looking for, needing to lose body fat, having a hard time sticking with a program, bored with your present routine or injured or suffering from a medical condition,” she said.

Rodgers is offering a discounted price on boot camp sessions with Groupon.

To learn more visit BodyToolFitness.com or call Rodgers at 541-992-6100.

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Jacquelyn Rodgers of West Linn has been a fitness trainer for 15 years. Her enthusiasm for health and fitness is driven by her clients succcesses.