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Meet the Team

Amalia Litras: Owner – CSCS, USAW

After spending two years teaching and coaching in Kansas, Amalia decided to move to a warmer climate. 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 |

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 |

Melanie Denton: LMT, Trainer

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 |

Brad Gross: Assistant Manager, CPT

While completing his B.S. in Psychology, Brad ran his first 50K race. He got bit by the Ultra bug and hasn't slowed down since! He recently completed the Bandera Trail Run, which was (drumroll, please) a 31-mile run with a 5,264 elevation gain.

When he's not in the gym, he's logging miles on one of the many trails in Austin!

512-720-1818 |

Alex Hernandez, USAW

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 |

Erica Michaud

Erica MichaudErica has been an athlete her entire life, but soccer is the sport about which she is most passionate. She was a scholarship athlete at Texas State. She played soccer for 4 years while pursuing a Sports Science degree. Her love of the game didn’t end when she earned her BA. She continues to play competitively in a women’s soccer league in Round Rock.

254-760-7342 |

Paymahn Moussavi

Head and shoulders photo of manPaymahn discovered strength training at the age of 13 and immediately fell in love. After earning a finance degree from the University of Georgia, he began working in property management. Despite working full-time, he continued to go to the gym and lift weights every week. After several years of working in property management, he decided to make a major career change. He now spends his days in the gym doing what he loves: helping people get strong!

512-810-0660 |

Tina LeBlanc: Office Manager

Tina LeBlancA competitive powerlifter (and quilter extraordinaire), Tina can squat 230, bench press 145, deadlift 290 pounds, and crunch numbers!  She’s got both brains and brawn!

512.934.0374 |


We specialize in personal trainingpowerlifting, and Olympic Weightlifting. Our trainers/coaches have experience working with clients of all ages/fitness levels. Whether youʼre a couch potato or a competitive athlete, we care about your unique goals, and our only goal is to help you reach them!


5555 N LAMAR B-110 AUSTIN, TX 78751

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