Paola J. | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa
Paola Jaramillo


Iowa City, IA.


  • B.S. in Human Physiology


  • USAV Coaching Certification
  • Coaching License (State of Iowa)
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Specialty Areas: 

  • Strength training
  • Beginner/general training
  • Functional movement
  • Youth sports/athletes


  • Volleyball coach
  • Personal trainer
  • Former athlete 
  • Youth Sports Instructor


  • Reading
  • Playing sports 
  • Trying new group exercise classes at the CRWC 
  • Eating Italian food
  • Watching movies-preferably comedies


I grew up in the Iowa City area and am an alumna of the University of Iowa. I graduated with a B.S. in Human Physiology and a minor in dance. I had a very active childhood, playing a number of sports throughout my younger years, which grew my love for movement, especially in kids. I believe that having an active lifestyle is a cornerstone to fully enjoying life. 

I enjoy creating programs for clients that they truly enjoy, no matter what their goal may be or where they may be on their fitness journey. I like to help my clients with functional movement, strength training, general training, and working with young athletes. I enjoy the community I have found in the Personal Training at the University of Iowa, where each trainer cares not only for their colleauges, but deeply cares for the wellbeing of their clients. I feel it is a space where every day brings the opportunity to learn from my peers. 


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear; the brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.