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Image of fitness training helping a patron achieve their fitness goals.Meet Our Personal Trainers

Whether you are getting back into a fitness routine or need a jump start to make your fitness goals a reality. Get started right with a personal trainer to customize a program just for you! All BPRD trainers are professionally trained and certified and have over 85 years of combined education and experience!

Our personal training services go beyond traditional weight room training. Other services include: privates sessions in Yoga, Pilates and Indoor Cycling, post rehab and therapeutic aquatic training.

To find the right program or personal trainer, please call (541) 706-6188 or email Monica or Alli at monica@bendparksandrec.org or alli@bendparksandrec.org.

Alli Jorgensen

Image of employees, Alli JorgensenPersonal Trainer: Alli Jorgensen
Years of experience: 14+

Education, Certifications & Training:

  • BA – Sociology. University of San Diego
  • Massage Therapy Program – COCC
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE Group Fitness Instructor
  • Certified Cycle Reebok Professional Instructor
  • Certified  Arthritis Foundation Water Exercise Instructor
  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Certified Watsu Practitioner
  • CPR Certified

Services Offered: 

  • Muscle strengthening and endurance
  • Functional strength training

Training Philosophy: My work history includes 14+ years of teaching fitness at JSFC and two years as a rowing coach at the University of California at San Diego. I enjoy sports, and love to spend time biking, hiking, skiing and sailing with my husband and our three children. I am on a continuous path of learning, and love to teach others what I know about the body. I like it when I hear comments like, “I was out skiing the other day, Alli, and I heard you in my head reminding me to keep my core strong.” I try to convey the importance of a focused exercise routine and not just going through the motions. I want to help my clients safely challenge themselves every workout and to have fun doing it.

To schedule your personal training appointment with Alli, please call (541) 389-7665 or alli@bendparksandrec.org

Cherie Touchette

Personal Trainer: Cherie Touchette
Years of Experience: 20+

Education, Certifications & Training:

  • MA – Exercise Physiology (all course work/no thesis). San Diego State University
  • BA – Exercise Physiology. San Diego State University
  • BA – Hotel Management. UW-Stout
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Spinning Certified
  • Certified Cycle Reebok Professional Instructor

Services Offered:

  • Injury (chronic/traumatic) rehabilitation, maintenance and prevention
  • Sport specific conditioning and biomechanical analysis
  • Multi-sport coaching – beginner to elite-swim, bike (road & mountain), run

Training Philosophy: The core of my fitness philosophy is based on attention to detail and belief that whatever level of conditioning one is at, it should be done properly. Form before function; there should not be an advanced level of activity without correct form because this will cause injury. From this foundation, I effectively and successfully work with each individual no matter what level they are at, or what level they wish to achieve.

To schedule your personal training appointment with Cherie, please call (541) 389-7665 or cherie@bendparksandrec.org

Dave Zimmerman

Personal Trainer: Dave Zimmerman
Years of Experience: 15+

Education, Certifications & Training:

  • BS – Exercise Science & Physical Education. Michigan State University
  • Pilates – PhysicalMind Institute
  • Keiser Power Pacing
  • Study and practice of T’ai Chi & Chi Kung
  • 10 yrs. of work and continuing ed. at The Marsh, an internationally acclaimed mind/body fitness facility
  • Extensive experience with Developmental Disabilities

Services Offered:

  • Mind/body emphasis
  • Post-Rehab and chronic health issues
  • Functional strength & postural issues
  • Recreational Athletes
  • Chronic health issues

Training Philosophy: I have seen many people over many years in the Fitness Industry focus on aesthetics or ascribe to a “no pain/no gain” philosophy only to realize whatever gains they’ve made aren’t sustainable. I like to focus on healthy habits and on quality of movement, on feeling good and enjoying activities. My emphasis is on the freedom provided when one maintains one’s health and learns to move efficiently, effectively and joyfully.

To schedule your personal training appointment with Dave, please call (541) 389-7665 or davez@bendparksandrec.org

Jenn Caldenty

Personal Trainer: Jenn Caldenty
Years of Experience: 17+

Education, Certifications & Training:

  • BS – Exercise and Movement Science, University of Oregon
  • ACSM – Certified Fitness Trainer
  • NASM – Certified Performance Specialist
  • Cardiac Rehab work—past five years
  • Certified in Adv. Cardiac Life Support
  • Certified Cycle Reebok Professional Instructor
  • Lemond Cycling Certified
  • Hydrofit Water Certified
  • BodyPump Certified

Services Offered:

  • Land and aquatic training
  • Indoor Cycling, Cross Training and total fitness
  • Prenatal, older adults, athletes, teenagers and persons with medical conditions

Training Philosophy:

My philosophy on training is to make it an experience of teaching proper exercise, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle. I want people to feel like they have gained knowledge about fitness and lifestyle. This will enable them to live a healthier, happier and more exciting life.

To schedule your personal training appointment with Jenn, please call (541) 389-7665 or jennifer@bendparksandrec.org

Judith Smith

Personal Trainer: Judith Smith

Education, Certifications & Training:

  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. Focus: coaching individuals 50 and older to improve strength and endurance – supporting cancer survivors recovering from treatment- teaching fitness fundamentals to people new to exercise.
  • Experience both as a group exercise instructor and a one-on-one trainer.
  • Prior to BPRD, I was a personal trainer at the YMCA in San Jose, CA, including facilitating an exercise program for cancer survivors sponsored by Stanford University.
  • MS in Education from the University of New Hampshire and a background in human services.

Services Offered:

  • Land and aquatic training
  • Indoor Cycling, Cross Training and total fitness
  • Prenatal, older adults, athletes, teenagers and persons with medical conditions

Training Philosophy:

As someone who enjoys working with people and spending time doing outdoor activities,  I know how exercise can improve and enhance the quality of one’s life. I start by focusing on functional exercise programming, helping define goals that will lead to a fuller, more active life.  I approach personal training with a light touch and a sense of humor that helps make getting in shape a fun and fulfilling experience.

To schedule your personal training appointment with Judith, please call (541) 389-7665 or judith@bendparksandrec.org

Kevin Sivertson

Image of Personal Trainer and Juniper Swimming Coach Kevin Sivertson.Personal Trainer:

Kevin Sivertson

Education, Certifications & Trainings:

  • MAT – Physical and Health Education, Western Oregon University
  • BS – Exercise Science Cardiac Rehab, University of Montana
  • Coaching Experience: Swimming, Water polo, running, cycling, triathlon, lacrosse, rugby, and soccer.

Services Offered:

  • Fitness for safety and health
  • Post-Rehab and chronic health issues
  • Functional strength & postural issues
  • Recreational and professional athletes
  • Chronic health challenges

Training Philosophy:

“Happier, Healthier, Greener” (HHG).  HHG drives my decisions and choices I make in life everyday.  My training philosophy is the same.  My goals are to improve client happiness, health and improve the green in their lives.  We accomplish HHG with effective strategies for behavior change, science-based  training, science based nutrition, celebrating accomplishments and enjoying the journey by building great relationships.

To schedule your personal training appointment with Kevin, please call (541) 389-7665 or kevins@bendparksandrec.org.

Lynley Bouchard

Personal Trainer: Lynley Bouchard

Education, Certifications & Trainings:

  • Prior to a career in fitness, Lynley has been a professional horse trainer for decades
  • Focused training and experience with the 55 and over population
  • Aqua fitness for all levels and ages
  • Gentle fitness training
  • Mobility, Memory, Balance Training
  • Degree in Marketing from The University of Arizona
  • Degree in Fitness Technology from Portland Community College
  • Level 3 ADAPT Certified Trainer
  • ACSM Trainer

Training Philosophy: Lynley arrives at BPRD with enthusiasm and dedication to fitness that spans a lifetime.  Her energy and excitement is contagious and will encourage and motivate clients of all ages, skill levels, and ambitions. She has a passion to help and encourage those who suffer from chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, and overall muscle and body weakness, and those who suffer from the ill effects of Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.  She can provide personal training to clients who desire to improve their existing fitness levels through goal setting and a motivational style to achieve those landmark successes for anyone at any level!

To schedule your personal training appointment with Lynley, please call (541) 389-7665 or lynley@bendparksandrec.org.

Sam McGinnis

Personal Trainer: Sam McGinnis
Years of Experience: 5+

Education, Certifications & Trainings:

  • Bachelors of Science – Exercise Science, Summa Cum Laude, Northwest Christian University
  • American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Corrective Exercise
  • Schwinn, Matrix and AFAA Cycling
  • Urbankick Cardio Kickboxing
  • Internship and work experience in Cardiac Rehab
  • Internship and work experience in Physical Therapy (Aide)
  • Comprehensive study of Anatomy, Biomechanics, injury prevention, post-rehab programming, strength and conditioning programing for athletic and recreational performance

Training Philosophy: Exercise is enjoyable, freeing, and therapeutic to me – it allows our bodies to perform as they were designed to!  Movement fills me with joy and reminds me to celebrate the amazing things the human body can do. Feeling my heart beat in my chest during a cardio session gives me a sense of gratitude for life. Trying new strength exercises reminds me to overcome the resistances I face in life. Working on flexibility reminds me to surrender and be humble. Healing injuries through exercise shows me how amazing and adaptable our bodies ability to repair itself is.

I believe in a holistic and foundational approach to fitness, while emphasizing the exercises and formats that are enjoyable to the individual. My goal is to help the patrons I work with to fall in love with movement as I have, discover their inner strength, heal and improve their function,  and appreciate their bodies for all of the amazing things they do.

If you are looking for a coach to inspire you with a fun, effective, and creative program to improve your performance,  I’m your girl. If you are looking for a coach to cheer you on and remind you of your purpose, I’m your girl. If you are looking for a coach to help you heal your body through movement so you feel better, I’m your girl. Lets reach your goals together!

To schedule your personal training appointment with Sam, please call (541) 389-7665 or samn@bendparksandrec.org.

Vanessa Gottfried

Personal Trainer: Vanessa Gottfried
Experience: 11+ years

Education, Certifications & Training:

  • BS – Environmental Science. Hendrix College
  • AFAA Certified: Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor
  • Certified Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Instructor
  • Keiser Certified Indoor Cycle Instructor
  • AFFA Practical Yoga Instructor Training
  • Certified PiYo Instructor
  • AFAA Courses: Perinatal Fitness, Prehab VS Rehab, Physical Fitness for Older Adults, Yoga and Pilates on the Ball
  • Yogafit Anatomy and Alignment
  • 8 Movement Tai Chi for Balance
  • Comprehensive Study of Classical Pilates
  • Lifelong study of Ballet and Dance

Services Offered:

  • Strength, Cardio, and Functional Fitness Training
  • Emphasis on Core Conditioning and Balance
  • Special Populations: older adults, pre/postnatal, chronic health issues
  • Fitness assessments
  • Teen fitness

Training Philosophy: It is my belief that exercise is essential for living a high quality life. Strength, flexibility, and balance are necessary components for both physical and emotional well-being. I work with clients to create a routine that is enjoyable and comfortable, while continually providing a challenge. My focus is always on safety, and the importance of a mind-body connection. I teach body awareness and how to move efficiently, to transform the way you think, feel and live.

To schedule your personal training session with Vanessa, please call (541) 389-7665 or Vanessag@bendparksandrec.org

About Personal Training

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Personal Training

Individual & Group Training

Perfect for your fitness goals! Want help with your fitness routine? Or do you have a set goal in mind for your conditioning? A big adventure or event coming up? Perhaps you’re stuck in a rut or coming back after some time off? We have a diverse group of trainers to help you achieve success with many services beyond traditional weight training and the flexibility to meet your needs.

Individual Training Rates:
Initial Consultation & Assessment: $83.00 each
1 - 2 sessions: $66.00 each
3 - 5 sessions: $63.00 each
6 - 11 sessions: $60.00 each
12 or more session: $57.00 each
 
Partner Training Rates:     
1 - 2 session: $50.00 each
3 - 5 sessions: $48.00 each
6 - 11 sessions: $45.00 each
12 or more sessions: $43.00 each
 

Group Training Available

Are you and some friends training for a race or event? We offer small group trainings of 3 or more people to make it more affordable and fun with your buddies! Call (541) 389-7665 and set up your time with a trainer.

Private & Semi-Private Classes

Looking for personalized instruction in one of BPRD’s classes? Want to hone in an advanced movement or a specific area of fitness? Private classes are perfect for focusing on you. Our highly-trained instructors offer private and semi-private sessions in all listed Yoga, Pilates, Indoor Cycling, Water Fitness, Strength & Conditioning and Cardio classes. Session can be shared with a partner of like abilities and goals.

Private & Semi-Private Class Rates
30-minute session:  $28.00
60-minute session:  $55.00

Ready to get started?

Learn more about our training staff or contact: (541) 706-6188 to schedule your class.

Want to learn more? Learn more about opportunities and rates on our Fees & Passes page.