Amalia Litras: Owner – CSCS, USAW

After spending two years teaching and coaching in Kansas, Amalia decided to move to a warmer climate. Once in Austin, she spent the first few years outdoors, either riding her bike or running.  Eventually she found her way back into the gym and began strength training.

After becoming a Texan, she ran a marathon, pedaled through a century ride, competed in amateur boxing matches, and lifted in several powerlifting meets before discovering olympic-style weightlifting.  A month before her 40th birthday, she competed in the 2011 National Weightlifting Championships, finishing in seventh place.  In 2013, at the age of 42, she competed in the American Open Weightlifting Championships.

512.699.7732 | amalia@grassiron.com


Pattie Farley: Owner – CSCS, USAW

While earning a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech, Pattie fell in love with endurance training and began competing in 5Ks. Once she graduated and moved to Austin, she decided to try her hand at longer distances, running a half-marathon before deciding to ride in the 1998 Tanqueray AIDS Ride (Austin-to-Houston-to-Dallas/575-miles).

Shortly thereafter she suffered a shoulder injury and decided to focus most of her energy on strength training.  Since that time, in addition to two marathons and countless century rides, she has competed in several powerlifting meets and bodybuilding shows.

512.619.4071 | pattie@grassiron.com


Melanie Denton, LMT, Trainer

Melanie Denton

Melanie isn’t afraid of a challenge! She’s competed in the Xterra World Championship Trail Half Marathon in Hawaii, The North Face Endurance Challenge Half marathon and many other trail races. She’s currently training to compete in the Half Marathon Ironman Triathlon.

She’s been an LMT since 2013 and specializes in sports massage/sports injuries, therapeutic and deep tissue massage as well as lymphatic drainage.

540-336-6761 | melanie@grassiron.com


Erin Fischer, Level 1 CF

Erin Fischer

Erin loves being active and has done almost everything under the sun (literally); while earning a BS from the University of Oklahoma, she was a member of the rowing/crew team. After moving to the US Virgin Islands, she spent five years snorkeling, scuba diving, and free diving. And last but not least, she’s participated in muay thai, jiu-jitsu, weightlifting and gymnastics!

479-831-3330‬ | erin@grassiron.com


Kasandra Fuller, Lead Trainer, CPT

Although she played every sport imaginable as a kid, she ultimately ended up with a glove in one hand and a ball in the other. Kasandra played softball for Concordia University Austin while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.

Since graduating from college, she’s focused all of her energy on being strong, fit, and healthy!

432-386-6707  |  kas@grassiron.com


Brad Gross, CPT

Brad Gross

Brad’s competed in contact sports for most of his life; his introduction to pugilism started in junior high with Tae Kwon Do. He traded in his Gi for boxing gloves and trained at Lord’s Gym for many years. He’s currently training to compete in the Highland Games.

After spending 15 years as a paramedic, Brad decided to shift his focus to helping people achieve their fitness goals. He’s currently pursuing a BS in Psychology with emphasis on sport and athletic performance.

512-720-1818 | brad@grassiron.com


Alex Hernandez, USAW

Alex Hernandez
Alex started playing soccer in Guatemala when he was only 4 years old and he continued to play soccer competitively all through high school. After graduation he shifted his emphasis to strength training and weightlifting. He’s currently training to compete in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.

512-743-1080 | alex@grassiron.com


David Ramsey, CPT

David Ramsey

When David graduated from high school, he weighed less than 100 pounds. Over the past five years, he’s focused all of his energy on adding lean mass and getting as strong as possible. He’s currently training to become a competitive powerlifter.

817-768-0522 | david@grassiron.com