We would like to welcome Javier G. from Houston, TX, to the FitnessTrainer.com team. We pride ourselves on bringing not only quality trainers, but quality people as well, which is why we are so excited to have Javier on board. If you live in Houston, TX, review Javier’s qualifications and training experience below to see if they would be the right trainer for you. Again, we are happy to expand our personal training services in Houston, TX, with the addition of Javier. Sign up with Javier G. today!
Javier has an extensive background in body movement, and understands it from a viewpoint of practice as well as biomechanically. Javier believes in keeping a well-rounded asana practice, and is therefore prepared to help in all categories (standing poses, inversions, backbends, etc.) of Iyengar yoga.
Javier started his yoga studies in 1988 with Senior Iyengar teacher George Purvis in Dallas, TX. He has also studied with Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Manouso Manos. Javier recently attended a seven day intensive with Manouso Manos at The Abode of Iyengar in San Francisco, CA. Javier’s current focus is on alignment.
He also has extensive experience in the area of the martial arts. Javier started his studies of martial arts at the age of 13. At the age of 23 he received his black belt in Tae Kwon Do and received his Pum Dan belt (red/black belt) in Tukong Moosul at the age of 28. Javier does not actively practice martial arts now, but acknowledges the discipline that he received during his studies.
Additionally, Javier completed his BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1985 at The University of Texas at Austin, and proceeded directly into the master’s program in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas, graduating in 1987. After working in industry for the next several years he reentered the graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin in September 1995, and obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering under the biomedical area in 1999. His dissertation topic was in the area of postural mechanics. Javier worked within the Anthropometry and Biomechanics Facility (ABF) from December 2000 to May 2014 at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. His efforts in the ABF were the quantification of three-dimensional human motion through modeling and experimental techniques as applicable to the space program.
Training Experience: 1 years