Jill Rodriguez is Chicago’s leading Fitness Expert & Weight Loss Coach for women. Voted Best Personal Trainer in Chicago by The Chicago Reader, Jill’s passion is helping women in the prime of their lives, get in the best shape of their lives.
She specializes in sensible, efficient and effective weight loss strategies for women by providing them with total wellness, fitness and nutrition training and coaching.
Being in her 40’s and having experienced weight gain, fatigue and yo-yo dieting, as well as age-related aches and pains, Jill knows first hand how to customize a plan that will turn women’s health around so they can look, feel and move like they are 10 years younger.
Her 20+ years experience in the fitness industry shines through in her work, as evidenced by her recent awards including: Best Personal Trainer in Chicago, Chicago Reader 2011; Trainer of the Month, Power Plate North America 2011; Woman Blogger to Watch, We Magazine for Women 2011; and International Coach of the Year, Runner Up 2010, and by her Expert Level Contributions to Living Better at 50 Magazine, SelfGrowth.com, and Fabulously 40 and Beyond Social Network.
Jill is certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine since 2004 and with the American Heart Association in CPR and AED since 2004. She is also a Level III Master Trainer with Power Plate® North America since 2007. She continues to grow her knowledge base by keeping up-to-date with the latest fitness, nutrition and wellness information so that you don’t have to.
Jill’s Personal Story:
When you come to Jill for help achieving your weight and health goals, you are coming to a woman who identifies first hand with the struggles you go through. Because of this personal understanding, Jill has a strong connection with her clients and is better able to help them on many levels. In addition, she is armed with tools and strategies that are scientifically proven for women age 40-60, and her clients have seen the results! Her personal story is one you can probably relate to in some way:
Jill started out with a strong passion for health and fitness. As a child, she lived and breathed gymnastics and dance, and in her teens, she found her love for personal fitness through teaching aerobics for the local fitness center. But in college, the demands of her schoolwork unfortunately overshadowed her personal and career fitness goals, and what followed was weight gain, fatigue and yo-yo dieting.
When she became pregnant with her son, she wanted to get serious about her health again, but eating well was still confusing, finding the time to exercise felt impossible with all of the added responsibilities of being a mom, and with as tired and worn out as she felt, the thought of exercising was a bit much. Fortunately, as her son grew older and more independent, she started taking care of herself again. She rediscovered her passion for fitness and nutrition, and has successfully transformed herself into a healthy, vibrant woman who looks and feels 10 years younger than she is.
Now, in her 40’s, she has experienced how her body has changed and she understands the struggles women in their prime have. She has experienced age-related achy joints, resurfacing old injuries, the struggle to regain your body after pregnancy, and hormonal weight gain, and she is now on a mission to help women in the prime of their lives be in the best shape of their lives with Sensible, Efficient and Effective weight loss.
Before she found the right balance for herself, she had many defeating years of trying diet after diet without results. Through it all, Jill has learned that in order to lose weight, it is necessary to build and maintain lean muscles and to boost her metabolism. She has learned that in order to transform her life, she needed to be able to calm down her inner self. She has learned that to give your body the support it needs to function properly and maintain balance, you must eat real foods (as opposed to processed foods), in the right amounts, at the right times. She now pours all this knowledge into customizing a plan for her clients that will lead them to results they can be excited about.