Emily Madsen | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa


Durant, IA.


  • B.S in Health and Human Physiology 
  • Minor in Psychology
  • Certificate in Leadership Studies
  • Certificate in Fundraising and Philanthropy Communications


  • ACSM Group Exercise Instructor
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Specialty Areas:

  • Functional Training
  • Strength/Endurance Training
  • Injury Reduction 


  • Sports or strength and conditioning since high school
  •  Teach various age groups and fitness levels
  • Title Boxing Club group instructor and personal trainer. 


  • Anything active or in nature!
  • Boxing
  • Lifting
  • Trying new workouts with friends
  • If I am not in the gym you will usually find me with a camera in hand

StrengthFinders Strengths: 

  • Responsibility
  • Achiever
  • Relator
  • Command
  • Includer


I have always been interested in fitness and wellness, but after attending the University of Iowa that passion grew even more. From teaching kids bootcamps to fitness classes at a senior citizen facility, I have grown to appreciate just how much the human body is capable of. I feel that I can more deeply connect with clients because of my own journey with fitness, wellness, and health issues that prevent me from doing some activities. 


I use a holistic approach and start all trainings focusing on functional fitness, maximizing their body's capabilities. From this solid base, we tailor a plan to reach their goals.