Karen McGovern is a graduate of The Academy the Washington School of the Ballet. She went to Birmingham Southern College on a dance scholarship and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. Karen taught dance and elementary school until her retirement from Fort Bend ISD in 2008. In 2009 she began teaching SilverSneakers classes at the Waynesville Recreation Center. During her tenure at the recreation center she acquired certifications in water, Zumba, circuit, muscle strength and range of motion and yoga. Karen is currently pursuing her 200 hour yoga Alliance certification. Karen continues to share her love for movement with SilverSneaker members as well as other interested participants at her new home The Fitness Connection.