Manon McGovern

Manon McGovern, creator of The Traveling Trainer, is a fitness and weight management specialist who loves sharing her passion for a healthy lifestyle. She studied Exercise Science at The Ohio State University and started personal training and teaching group exercise classes to introduce herself into the fitness world. She enjoys personal training and teaching Yoga, Spinning, KickBoxing, and strength classes.

Now working full time in corporate wellness, Manon spends her free time freelance fitness writing and working on her own fitness site, The Traveling Trainer. Manon is a certified Health Fitness Specialist, Weight Management Specialist, YogaFit Instructor, KickBoxing, Indoor Cycling, and Group Fitness Instructor. Check out her site, www.traveling-trainer.com, or connect with her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/The-Traveling-Trainer/) or Twitter (@trvling_trainer)!

My Articles:

Just How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

- - Fitness

30 minutes a day... 15 minutes of all-out activity... less is more... an hour and a half of cardio... what is the right answer?! There is so much information out there recommending and prescribing various forms and durations of exercise. It can be hard to figure out just how much...

11 Fun Fitness Challenges You Have To Try

- - Fitness

Fitness challenges are a great way to motivate you to get moving while having fun, getting to know new people, raising awareness for a great cause, or simply trying something new! Obstacle and themed races are all the rage currently, so there is no shortage of fun. There are various...

7 Ways to Stay Active Outdoors This Summer

- - Fitness

The summer heat and sunshine gives us the ability to get outside and switch up our workouts. Of course, running outside and hitting the gym are always reliable and challenging ways to stay fit and fabulous. This summer, we challenge you to get out of your fitness comfort zone! Finding...

Top 35 Motivating Mantras

- - Motivation

Fitness is a journey and everyone is at a different place in that journey. For some, this can be a long road. Staying motivated during your journey to a healthy lifestyle can be difficult at times. These tips for staying motivated will keep you moving even when the going gets...

Better Butt Workout

- - Workouts

With summertime in full swing, this workout will help you look your best in those short shorts and swimsuits! These moves will tone, lift, and define your booty. With just a pair of dumbbells, you can do this Better Butt Workout at the gym or at home. This workout can...

5 Incredible Stretches to Ease Lower Back Pain

- - Fitness

Lower back pain can hold you back from so many of the fun activities that life has to offer. Sitting all day at your work desk, hands-on jobs, repetitive movements, standing for long periods of time, and so much more can contribute to lower back pain. One of the main...

5 Easy Tips to Make Your Run More Interesting

- - Cardio

Running is one of the greatest, most effective and accessible workouts around. But even the best workouts can leave you losing interest if you keep repeating them day in and day out. To get the best results out of any workout it’s beneficial to gradually and constantly change up your...

Kettlebell Fat-Burner Workout

- - Workouts

You can get a seriously awesome workout with just one piece of equipment: the mighty kettlebell! We've got a great kettlebell workout which will tone your body from head to toe. If you've been following us, you already know we love kettlebell workouts - the added resistance will take you...

6 Awesome Ways to Stay Hydrated During Your Workout

- - Fitness

Whether you dance, run, hike, downward dog, or lift to workout, you need to stay hydrated. A workout without proper hydration can be dangerous, and you may not have the energy to give one hundred percent effort, minimizing your results. Nobody wants that! When you exercise, you sweat (you knew...

5 Amazing Tips for New Runners

- - Cardio

Just like January for new exercisers, summertime is the season for those new to running to lace up, head outside, and try something new. The number of people who run for their health has increased substantially over the years. With all of the fun themed races around (neon, zombies, obstacle...

9 Reasons You Should Be Eating Chia Seeds

- - Nutrition

Chia seeds have amazing benefits for your body, inside and outside! But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. What in the world are chia seeds? Yes, they are those little seeds responsible for the amazing growth of your Chia pet’s luscious green hair, and they can help you look fabulous,...

Beginner’s Guide to Juicing

- - Nutrition

Do you remember sitting at the table pouting because you couldn't get up until your broccoli was gone? If you were raised to not leave the table until you finished your vegetables, then drinking them down quickly in a juice may sound quite appealing to you! Juicing and juicing diets are...

9 Tips to Get In and Out of the Gym Looking Fabulous

- - Fitness

Busy is an understatement some days. We give you major props for fitting a workout into your schedule. It takes dedication to fit exercise into your morning before work or other commitments, or to hurry over to the gym during a lunch break or after work. Remind yourself of your...

Why Won’t the Scale Budge?

- - Weight Loss

“I’ve been working out so consistently, but the scale doesn’t show it!” Sound familiar? If so, it sounds like it’s time to switch things up a bit. While we are so proud of you for being so consistent with working out (go you!), everyone needs a change now and then....

Calorie Blasting Workout

- - Workouts

It's time to burn off fat and calories with this fun, do-anywhere workout! With no need for equipment, you can do this workout outdoors, in your living room- anywhere! Follow along with the recommended number of repetitions and circuits for your fitness level and refer to the photo demonstrations before...

Summer Shorts Workout

- - Workouts

The weather is warming up and it's almost time for shorts, skirts, and swimsuits! Did that make you sweat a little? No worries! This workout will tone your thighs, tighten your backside, and get you ready for Summer. And Summer is just around the corner, so if you're ready to...

10 Simple Ways to Fit Small Workouts In to Your Day

- - Fitness

You’re busy. Between errands, work, and family, some days it can be hard to find time for yourself! What’s the first thing to typically go? Your workout. While we’re all about making yourself a priority, let’s be honest, some days you just cannot set aside the time for a good...