5555 N LAMAR B-110 AUSTIN, TX 78751

Meet the Team

Amalia Litras: Owner – CSCS, USAW

After spending two years teaching and coaching in Kansas, Amalia decided to move to Texas. Once here she ran a marathon, did the Shiner ride, competed in amateur boxing, and lifted in several powerlifting meets before discovering Olympic-style weightlifting.  A month before her 40th birthday she competed in the National Weightlifting Championships. In 2013, at the age of 42, she competed in the American Open Weightlifting Championships.

512.687.3646 | amalia@grassiron.com

Pattie Farley: Owner – CSCS, USAW

While earning a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech, Pattie fell in love with endurance training. After graduation, she moved to Austin and started training for the 1998 Tanqueray AIDS Ride (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, she has competed in several bodybuilding shows and powerlifting meets.

512.687.3646 | pattie@grassiron.com

Melanie Denton: LMT, Trainer, Team Member Since 2017

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, therapeutic and deep tissue massage as well as lymphatic drainage.

512.687.3646 | melanie@grassiron.com

Brad Gross: Trainer, Team Member Since 2018

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.

He's currently working on his Master's degree, so when he's not in the gym or studying, he's can be found running or riding his bike on one of the many trails in Austin!

512.687.3646 | brad@grassiron.com

Alex Hernandez: Trainer, USAW, Team Member Since 2018

Alex started playing soccer in Guatemala when he was only 4 years old and continued to play soccer competitively throughout high school.

After graduation, he shifted his emphasis to strength training and weightlifting. He currently competes in Crossfit competitions as well as in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.

512.687.3646 | alex@grassiron.com

Erica Michaud: Trainer, Team Member Since 2021

Erica MichaudErica has been an athlete her entire life and 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.

512.687.3646 | erica@grassiron.com

Paymahn Moussavi: Trainer, Team Member Since 2021

Head and shoulders photo of manPaymahn discovered strength training at 13 and immediately fell in love. After earning a finance degree from the University of Georgia, 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!

512.687.3646 | paymahn@grassiron.com

Sean Fitzpatrick: Trainer, Team Member Since 2022

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 1993, Sean had a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare. Upon retiring, he decided to focus his energy on his passion: fitness!

When he’s not zig-zagging through fresh powder on a mountainside, Sean can be found throwing down watts on his Yahoo indoor bike trainer or under a barbell.

512.687.3646 | sean@grassiron.com


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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*As with any fitness program, individual results may vary. Success Stories and Testimonials are REAL GRASSIRON CLIENTS and are meant to be a showcase of the best results the program has produced; they are not intended to represent or guarantee that everyone will achieve the same or similar results. You should consult your physician before starting any fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs.