5555 N LAMAR B-110 AUSTIN, TX 78751


January 12, 2010

In January 2005, I weighed 189 pounds—more than I ever had in my whole life. I wanted to lose the 40 pounds I'd gained in graduate school, but I truly hated gyms.

Then I saw my boyfriend lose weight after being with a personal trainer for six weeks. "If you're serious about losing the weight, you should get a trainer," my boyfriend encouraged me. "You've spent so much money over the years on workout videos and exercise equipment; you can afford it at least for a few sessions."

Feeling embarrassed about my body and with very little money in my bank account, I went into Hyde Park Gym one evening. I found Amalia's business card and e-mailed her. I was frank about my terrible eating habits and honest about my weight-loss goals.

Her response made me trust her immediately--she was honest as well, and kind and sincere and funny on top of that.

After our first session, I knew that having Amalia as a personal trainer was an endeavor that I would genuinely enjoy. After a few more sessions, I stopped feeling like she was an employee, and more like she was a friend who happened to know a lot about working out.

She congratulated me as I made weight lifting progress (however small), and she encouraged me when I felt like I wasn't making enough progress. I looked forward to every scheduled appointment, and I felt more comfortable at Hyde Park Gym than I did anywhere else.

Soon, the pounds started dropping off--slowly at first, then with surprising speed. By May, I had lost almost 20 pounds, to my delight and shock--previously, the most I had ever lost was 5 pounds.

With Amalia's food tips, exercise combinations, and consistent, sincere support, I lost 35 pounds by October. Co-workers, friends, and family complimented me constantly, and people I hadn't seen in months were stunned at how much better and healthier I looked.

I also felt stronger, more energetic, and more confident than ever before--although all of my clothes had become much too big to wear!

I owe my new body and new-found life entirely to Amalia. Anyone with some knowledge on fitness can become a trainer, but not everyone can be as wise, compassionate, and supportive as she consistently is. She has helped me incorporate fitness into my life in a realistic and long-term way. From answering my food questions via e-mail to cheering me on as we add more weight to the machines to laughing at my cheesy jokes, Amalia inspired me to keep up my weight-loss goals even when I'd lost hope. I cannot recommend her enough, and I cannot thank her enough.*



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!


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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.