Andrea Parkinson | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa


Dyersville, IA.


  • RN B.S.N. 


  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Coaching License State of Iowa
  • Certified Fitness Nutritionist

Specialty Areas:

  • Weightlifting/ Strength training
  • Sports specific training and conditioning
  • Individual programming
  • Body composition transformations


  • 4 years of weight training 
  • Personal trainer
  • Nutritionist
  • Solon High School and Club Soccer Coach
  • Former Collegiate soccer player
  • Nursing background


  • Soccer
  • Playing the guitar
  • Weightlifting 
  • Traveling


I am from small town Iowa. In high school, I ran cross country and played basketball and soccer. For my first year of college, I played soccer at Clarke University. I then moved to Iowa City to go to the University of Iowa College of Nursing. During my time in Iowa City, I played Club Soccer, became a personal trainer for the university, received my B.S.N., was certified as a fitness nutritionist, and coached girls high school soccer for Solon. I have been a personal trainer for 3 years and have about 6 years of weightlifting experience. I love helping people achieve complete body transformations through weight loss and altering body compositions. I also have background in sports performance and strength training. My goal is to give my clients a set of skills they can use forever, so they may lead and live a healthy and confident life! Remember, you are better today than you were yesterday! 


I will constantly ensure a supportive and inviting environment where you can test yourself and achieve whatever goals you may have. Finding what makes you happy is my goal!