My name is Shawn Faver, and I have spent my life in Central Texas. I have worn a number of hats over the years, and I originally decided to devote my life to helping people in some way about half way through college as I struggled immensely to find what really mattered in a career path. It has been a healthy 10 years since that point, and many realizations and choices have been made. I tried out Nursing earnestly, and decided that I wanted to pursue preventative forms of health promotion, maybe in communities. I get certified as a trainer and went back to school for a Kinesiology degree, with a focus on health promotion in communities. I trained and learned intensely for the next couple of years as I finished my undergrad, and attained new certifications and got experience working with a variety of demographics and injuries/issues. I went on to become a yoga instructor after graduating, and was juggling 4 or 5 fitness and wellness related part time jobs at a time. I just kept going, following what I liked and leaving behind what I didn’t.
For a short time I struggled with what the next step was, how was I supposed to move up from being a trainer working for myself? I felt like I needed one great job, one that had insurance and paid all my bills. That never happened.
I tried some off color positions for me, finally transitioning out of restaurant work was a huge step for me. I had and moved on from some neat stuff, learning what I could and moving along. I spent a year working for a posture therapy company, and that really lit me up. It started a change in me also, one that lead me to be who I am today. Posture therapy is the biggest part of my life, and I get to do some incredible posture related research at my work these days. After that I spent some time as a health coordinator, made some great relationships and learned I hate cooking. I left, and picked up a fun and stimulating job as a therapist at a busy chiropractic clinic until the job I have now was ready for me.
I ended up at a full time job that I absolutely love, doing the things I enjoy while I teach them to others. In this job I am constantly challenged to keep learning more, and I have been teaching yoga and training part time for years as well. My story is one of decision, and single main direction and purpose. Whether or not you have a purpose in life defines how you live, and the amount of satisfaction you get over the course of your life. I look back on the past and think about what I am doing now, and I am so grateful every single day for the things I get to do to support me and my lifestyle.
One of my problems has always been that I don’t want to charge people for helping them, because everyone deserves that. I have helped a lot of people with a lot of physical problems, labral tears, spondylolisthesis, degenerative hips, neck pain, back pain, hamstring tears, hip flexor tears, heel spurs, bunions, constipation, scoliosis, general injury, herniations, hernias, birth defects, sciatica, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, migraines, ankle pronations, and preventing joint surgery. I just want to give this away, you wouldn’t believe how many people don’t value something that is free. I think I found an audience that will consistently take free stuff through, internet.
Then I decided to start a blog.
- ACE Certified Personal Trainer(Since 2013)
- ViPR Trainer Level 1 (Since 2013)
- Advanced Exercise Therapist (Egoscue) (Since 2017)
- ACE Health Coach (Expired)
- 200 Hour Yoga Teacher (Hatha) (Since 2015)
I have worked with hundreds of folks, spent over 10,000 hours. I have seen amazing improvement in my clients and see myself as a healer and coach. If you or someone you care about is having problems with their body and maybe feel like the places they go for help don’t understand – I’m your man.