Against the Grain’s goal is to help our clients live happier lives by developing a sustainable healthy-living routine.
Founded by Javier Gomez, Against the Grain provides holistic health and wellness services that focus on nutrition, weight loss, health coaching, and personal training.
Javier has been a personal trainer for more than a decade. He is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as well as culinary arts graduate and is an AADP Board Certified health coach specializing in weight-loss.
He focuses on a holistic health coaching approach to fitness including nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness to train the mind, body and soul.
FOR ST. LOUIS ADULTS
Our weight-loss services help adults looking to increase emotional and physical happiness by creating a healthier lifestyle and achieving the physical goals you hope to reach.
We listen to your thoughts to determine where you want to be. Once we assess things like your daily routine, eating habits, sleeping habits, and much more, we will be able to develop a sustainable weight-loss strategy.
Javier M Gomez
Holistic Health Coach
Personal Training Expert
Against the Grain
•My purpose and passion as a Certified Fitness Specialist is to improve the wellness and functional performance for clients of all fitness levels.
•National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT)
•NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
•NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
•NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
•NASM Weight Loss Specialist
•NASM Women Fitness Specialist
•NASM Senior Fitness Specialist
•NASM Youth Exercise Specialist
•NASM Golf Fitness Specialist
•NASM Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning
•Golf Fitness Performance
•N Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning
My methodology is is based off extensive training through the National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Training models. NASM-CPT is built around the Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) model, the industry's first training program founded on scientific, evidence-based research. I have studied a diverse range of specialties to address my clients’ varied needs— whether it is weight loss, recovering from an injury, performance enhancement for athletes or just getting back into shape —I work with each individual to create the correct program for their personal needs.
I am a lifelong athlete with over eighteen years’ experience. I understand the scientific rationale for integrated strength training while always keeping an eye on overall wellness. I personally believe that fitness should be safe and challenging without being overwhelming. My sessions can be intense, but I pay attention to each client’s potential and limitations. And above all, we will have fun because choosing the right training regime will cultivate a sustainable lifestyle change.
When I’m not training, I enjoy hiking, cycling, reading, photography and traveling.
Pricing: Discounted packages available. Please call or email for pricing.
•Fitness means something for everyone. It’s my mission to provide the right kind of guidance and inspiration for you personally, making it possible for you to realize your fitness dreams.
•CSCS - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
•USATF - Track and Field Level 1 Coach
•Personal First Aid/CPR
•Cardio and Weight Training
•Weight Loss through Exercise
My clients meet their personal fitness goals in one-on-one, pairs and group sessions, and I’ve helped lead both men and women’s high school track teams to championship competitions every year since 2009.
I’m a lifelong runner with a passion for coaching and fitness. I launched my professional training career after earning a B.S. in sports management in 2006.
Today I privately train clients ranging in age from 12 to 80, and hold a position at Whitfield as assistant coach for Whitfield School’s Cross Country and Track Teams.
Availability: Open; Please contact me to schedule a session.
Pricing: Please contact for pricing.
•To help others reach their personal fitness goals by understanding the relationship between exercise and nutrition, as well as total-body wellness.
•A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist
•Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
•Sport Specific Training
•High Intensity Interval Training
•Group Exercise Classes
As a former NCAA Division I college athlete, my training style is focused around high-intensity training through strength & conditioning. My experience varies from 1-on-1 training to group training, bootcamp classes, sport-specific training and nutrition counseling.
Availability: Limited to weekdays and time-specific agreement
Pricing: Contact for individual & group session pricing information.
There's no perfect diet or exercise program, just as there's no perfect version of who you should be or what you should look like. I want to help people find the best versions of themselves.
10+ years working here
My parents founded this business, and my dad and Uncle still own it, so is it any wonder that I dragged my feet becoming a trainer? I've been in and around the gym since I was eight years old, and have been working fulltime in it since I was twenty-one. While I've only recently gone out and gotten certified as a trainer, that doesn't mean that I haven't been training people throughout the years.
I believe that you don't have to come out looking like a body builder or a pro-athlete in order to get in shape, and that everyone has their own unique set of goals. It's about looking the way you want to look, feeling the way you deserve to feel, and being as awesome as you know you can be.
Stop in the gym between noon and seven on weekdays
Availability: Seven days a week, open, please contact to schedule.
Pricing: Please contact for pricing.