Martha G. | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Hometown:

Born in Greenville, N.C., lives in Iowa City, IA. 1978-present

Education:

  • Undergraduate from University of Iowa in Psychology 
  • Graduate Degree from Writers Workshop- Non-Fiction

Certifications:

  • ACE Personal Trainer
  • ACE Group Fitness Instructor
  • BARKAN METHOD HOT YOGA, Level I & II
  • 500 Hour RYT

Specialty Areas:

  • Yoga 

Experience:

  • Personal Trainer 10 + years (2000-present)
  • Group Exercise Instructor 25 + years 
  • Yoga (Mind/Body) instructor 16 + years
  • Licensed Massage Therapist, 2005-present
  • Barkan Method Hot Yoga, Level, I, II/III, 2005-present

Hobbies:

  • Gardening
  • Reading
  • Dog
  • Cooking

Bio: 

I have always been physically active-as a child, I climbed trees and ran through forests. I scrambled, wrestled, and played sports with friends. That physicality always brought me joy and peace of mind. The need to work our bodies does not end with childhood; if anything, it becomes even more essential in adulthood. My goal is to spark that joy.