July 18, 2018

AW Coach Spotlight–Meagan McGovern

You may or may not have met Coach Meagan. She’s a busy teacher and AW Coach!  Meagan was born and raised in San Francisco. She graduated from University of San Francisco and now teaches 5th grade at Sherman Elementary School.

Meagan is an excellent coach, paying close attention to detail, giving lots feedback, and keeping the energy high with singing and dancing!  Get to know her a little better below…

Coach Meagan’s Profile

Tell us a little bit about yourself.  I am 26 years old. I grew up in San Francisco, which is considered rare these days. I am going into my fourth year as a 5th Grade teacher at Sherman Elementary School. In my spare time, I love hanging out with my family (you can even catch my parents working at AW), friends, my boyfriend, Spencer, and exploring and traveling.

How did you get your start at AW? I got introduced to AW through Robbi and Leo. I used to babysit for their daughters and began doing some social media for them while I was getting my Master’s at USF. I used to be the type of person who would go to the gym, get on an elliptical for 30 minutes, and maybe do some light dumbbell lifts for my arms. Within the first few months of working out at AW, I saw a total difference in my body. I became stronger and even more toned because of the strength training and movements I was doing. Once I became familiar with the movements, I started coaching in 2014. I absolutely love it, and now both of my parents work out at AW!

How do teaching and coaching relate? Coaching and teaching go hand in hand. Personal trainers and strength coaches ARE educators. As educators, we know that everyone learns differently, and teachers should adjust their teaching to meet the needs of their students. Depending upon the movement, the client, and the current situation, there are many different types of cues and ways to teach the movement, and it is up to us as coaches to learn our clients and how they learn best. Also, just like teaching, each student or client comes with their own background, history, and experience. All of this plays a role in how we teach or coach our clients. I also love getting to know each person, learning about their families and background! That’s what makes this job so fun and rewarding.

What’s your favorite movement and why? I love KB Swings! Swings are a full-body movement, working everything from your core and shoulders to your quads, hamstrings, glutes and back. It also keeps your heart rate up.

What would you tell someone considering joining AW? AW will change you mentally and physically. Every workout is a challenge, but we meet you where you are, instead of the other way around. Not only are the workouts challenging, they are fun and rewarding. We have built a COMMUNITY who supports each other without judgement. We are a gym for every person who wants to Own Their Potential.