Javier Pineda grew up in El Salvador until he attended university in Boston. His father had high hopes for him to become an Olympic Swimmer and represent nationally. He used to swim for 1.5 hours before attending the school and 2 hours after attending the school. His father always motivated him and would talk about successful athletes. He hated swimming, but his father always wanted him to be a swimmer and later that taught him discipline and hardwork.
Swimming made him hardworking and helped him to grow fast, and there he decided to be a Coach.
Javier played competitive squash throughout his teenage years. Coaches from Ivy League Schools wanted him to play for them but unfortunately his GPA at the time was 3.2 when they required 3.7. While training for squash Javier was introduced to spinning. It was new, fresh and revolutionary at the time. It was until I came to live in Miami after college in the late 90’s that Marco Borges (owner of M Cycle Gym and Jay-Z/ Beyoncé Trainer) got me hooked in teaching spinning and training people. He was a banker before he made the transition to becoming a trainer. But like swimming, he had to confront his parents and tell them that my passion was fitness and not crunching numbers in a cubicle.
His biggest struggle has been the death of his son Luca on October 26, 2013. He had a rare heart condition that was spotted while in utero. His wife had a very difficult pregnancy. She was a high-risk patient and put on very strict bed rest by week 28. It was a very stressful time for him. Fast forward to now, we have been blessed with a beautiful girl and boy named Carla and Mattias.
Now he is a personal trainer based out of Miami, Florida. His specialty is in strength and endurance training. He is known to be this endurance junkie running and biking all over Miami. He is pretty much an open book. What you see is what you get with him. He doesn’t drink or smoke. He love’s practicing Krav Maga which is a form of martial arts that is mainly use for the Israeli Special Forces. He have been practicing for almost 4 years now. He is very passionate and can become obsessed when he is into something.