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How Alex Rodriguez’s girlfriend Jaclyn Cordeiro has ‘been a good influence’ on his health journey

Alex Rodriguez has been embracing his physical and emotional transformation, partly inspired by his girlfriend, fitness instructor Jaclyn Cordeiro.

First linked in 2022, the Yankees legend revealed in a new interview with The Post how he’s “continuing to try to copy some of” Cordeiro’s health and wellness practices following his 32-pound weight loss last fall.

“Everything’s been going good [with us]. Thank God,” said Rodriguez, 48, who recently partnered with Lysol Laundry Sanitizer.

Jaclyn Cordeiro and Alex Rodriguez in celebrating the Fourth of July in 2023. Instagram/Jaclyn Cordeiro
Jaclyn Cordeiro and Alex Rodriguez. Instagram

“She’s been a good influence with me. I’ve been working hard and trying to stay in shape, and continuing to try to copy some of her great work ethic and health and wellness practices.”

The 2009 World Series champion has spoken candidly about his weight gain during the COVID-19 pandemic and how Cordeiro — whom he quipped is “far more interesting” than him — has been supportive throughout his health journey.

“I think what’s unique about her is that she’s gone from nursing for over a decade and she’s now shifted post-Covid into health and wellness. So she comes at it from a very organic, very scientific point of view, and she’s helped me tremendously. I mean, like I said, I’ve lost over 30 pounds [with help from Cordeiro],” Rodriguez said.

The 14-time MLB All-Star recalled in a September 2023 Instagram post that the catalyst of his weight loss stemmed from a conversation with his family in late 2021 when they “pointed out that I was looking unhealthy.”

Alex Rodriguez shares a before and after photo of his weight loss in September 2023. Instagram/Alex Rodriguez

Cordeiro, a lifestyle coach and the CEO of JACFIT, also approached Rodriguez at one point and said, “You gotta get yourself in better shape,” he explained on “The Jennifer Hudson Show” last October.

Rodriguez shed the pounds by following a fitness program created by Cordeiro, citing consistency, cardio and diet as the keys to his transformation.

“Just being consistent, which is what I’ve learned from her, has been very helpful,” Rodriguez told The Post. “I’ve been training seven days a week. I’ve eliminated a lot of the steak. I was a big steak eater. I used to eat steak probably eight out of 10 days, and now only one or two [days] out of 10 days. And then I do these 45-minute walks after dinner.”

Alex Rodriguez becomes an equipment manager for the day using Lysol Laundry Sanitizer to kill 99.9% of odor-causing bacteria in an advertisment for the cleaning company. Michael Simon/

“I introduced intermittent fasting, maybe seven, eight months ago, and that’s been really helpful too, especially when traveling. You have to get a little bit more control of the things you’re intaking.”

Rodriguez, who also enjoys sauna sessions and meditation, is happier than ever with Cordeiro.

The CEO of A-Rod Corp — an investment firm that backs companies across real estate, sports, and entertainment — went public with their relationship in December 2022, when he shared a photo of the couple posing together beside his two daughters, Natasha, 19, and Ella, 15.

Rodriguez and Cordeiro, a mother of two, were linked two months prior after being photographed shopping in Beverly Hills in October 2022.

Alex Rodriguez and Jaclyn Condeiro in Los Angeles in March 2024. Instagram/Alex Rodriguez

She appeared on the January/February cover of Strong Fitness magazine.

Much like family and health are priorities for Rodriguez, the former MLB star has his hands in several businesses and owns 40 percent of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx with his business partner, Walmart CEO Marc Lore.

The Post spoke with Rodriguez after the news broke in March that his and Lore’s deal to acquire an additional 40 percent to have a majority stake in both franchises fell through.

“We put out a statement and we stand by it, and we’re excited to continue to move forward,” he told The Post.

Jaclyn Cordeiro and Alex Rodriguez with his daughters Natasha and Ella in December 2023. Instagram/Alex Rodriguez

Glen Taylor, who purchased the franchise in 1994, said Rodriguez and Lore failed to meet all of the deadlines in the sale conditions.

The pair responded in a joint statement and explained that Taylor had a case of cold feet.

“We have fulfilled our obligations, have all necessary funding and are fully committed to closing our purchase of the team as soon as the NBA completes its approval process,” the partners said in their statement. “Glen Taylor’s statement is an unfortunate case of seller’s remorse that is short sighted and disruptive to the team and the fans during an historic winning season.”

The Timberwolves, led by All-Star guard Anthony Edwards, finished the regular season at 56-26 and are the third seed in the Western Conference.

Minnesota Timberwolves owners Marc Lore, left, and Alex Rodriguez, with girlfriend Jaclyn Cordeiro, watch during the first half of a game against the Phoenix Suns on Jan. 13, 2023, in Minneapolis. AP

Rodriguez spoke glowingly of Edwards, whose Timberwolves will face the sixth-seeded Suns in the first round of the NBA playoffs, with Game 1 set for Saturday.

“He’s just 22 and he’s must-watch TV. He’s truly a very special player, but really a special human being,” Rodriguez said of Edwards. “And like where he came from in Atlanta, Georgia, how close he is with his family, how much he’s doing for the community — that really resembles our entire team. There’s tons of community work that’s being done and the fan base is just on fire. They couldn’t be more fired up about this team.”

Rodriguez added that he’s “very, very bullish” when it comes to women’s sports.

“Everything that’s happening around women, equality, the way that they’re able to shine right now — I really do think that WNBA is just in the early days of what’s going to be a giant business in the future,” Rodriguez said. “We have a really great commissioner [Cathy Engelbert].”