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Arthur McGovern (died 1942, at age 54) was a personal trainer to the titans of Broadway and Wall Street at his Madison Avenue gym. A former flyweight boxer, he shot to fame by reconditioning Babe Ruth, who came out of a slump to hit 47 home runs next season, and a record 60 homers the next. Jack Dempsey, Gene Sarazen, John Philip Sousa and Paul Whiteman were among his other celebrity clients.
McGovern was also the author of a 1935 fitness book title The Secret of Keeping Fit. He died in Manhattan, New York.
- "How the Babe Got Fit," Parade, April 30, 2006
- "Milestones," Time, November 9, 1942
- Photo of Artie McGovern with Gene Tunney
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