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What we're doing at Attainable Growth

Strength, movement quality, and fat loss

The camaraderie of challenging one another

Conditioning, improved fitness, and team building


Are you struggling with attaining the body you desire? Dealing with chronic joint or muscle pain?   We are Attainable Growth, and our primary focus is working with individuals  who aspire to increase strength and energy, as well as look, move, and feel better than ever before.

At AG, we take pride in the notion that personal training is NOT all about delivering sessions that leave you exhausted, sore, and overworked.  Of course, working out and training is important when it comes to achieving a leaner, healthier physique.  But for many people, working out and dieting alone are futile goals…sure, in the short term a health and fitness enthusiast can grind their way through the diet and exercise spinning wheel.   But, in the long term, they get derailed, because there are missing links to the puzzle they did not address.

These missing links are what we try to focus on at AG, and they are what we try to embed into our training and nutrition.  Restoring healthy movement (as opposed to diving into aggressive intense exercise), addressing and eliminating nagging joint and muscle pains, understanding and establishing effective, healthy relationships with food, and building a winning mindset.

This is what makes personal training truly personal at AG.  No cookie-cutter workouts.  No exertion-based-only workout sessions.  No restrictive dieting.  We meet you where you are, we carve out a path toward your desired self, and we start chipping away day by day.

What our clients are saying

“As a former college athlete, now 50, I realized much had changed as far as methods used for training and conditioning. I came to Michael with the goal of learning how to work out again, as well as to gain flexibility. After 3 months, thorough explanations, and specific attention to detail pertaining to bringing up my limitations, I reached that goal.”

Dan A.

“I still needed help regaining function back in my hip post-rehab...with Mike's expertise and experience, I now have much more strength and mobility in my left hip by incorporating the customized workouts Mike designs for me on a regular basis.”

Camille M.

“I am a 25-year-old former Marine with 6 years of training experience. I asked Mike to develop a program focusing on power, speed, and agility for hockey...The result of Mike’s regimen was outstanding; I have never felt better on the ice.”

Jon R. 

"I needed a program that could work around my son’s schedule and not feel overwhelmed as I work my way back to being healthy. Rachel started me with a few simple daily changes, and as I progressed, she has come up with new goals as well as really effective workouts that challenge me but do not require me to spend hours working at it. In just under 3 months I have lost 20 pounds and several inches, most of them from my stomach! I couldn’t be happier with Rachel and the relationship we have developed..."

Alma L.

"I've been working with Rachel since Dec 2013, meeting twice a week. Between our training sessions, the home program, and diet modifications, I've lost 45 pounds and gone from size almost 24 to size 14 with curves I haven't seen since I was 35 (I'm now a 50+ grandmother). I have more energy and sleep better."

Marie T. 

"Rachel is a pleasure to work with... she logs my progress and keeps detailed notes on my measurements, workouts, and progress. She communicates well with me when she is teaching me new exercise... she watches me do each exercise at different angles to be sure that I have perfect form...she is calm but also motivates and pushes me to work hard."

Senta M.

"Rachel is simply amazing! She knows her exercises very well. She is patient and very willing to accommodate any needs. But the best part about her is her upbeat attitude and encouragement she provides. You get what you put into any workout and Rachel is there to guide you the whole way!"

Danielle S.

"I first came to Mike in pain...Not one doctor, physical therapist, or chiro has provided me with the relief I have gotten after following Mike's program..."

Reza P.

“A few years ago I fell while hiking with my dogs in the greenbelt, and I have been struggling with knee pain ever since. When I told Mike about my knee and chronic back pain, he came up with a workout to address the weak points of my body. After working with Mike, I am so pleased that today my knee is stronger than it has been in years, and it is completely free of pain.”

Kathy M.

Why choose Attainable Growth for personal training in Austin, Texas?


We're not your typical trainer


We address the whole person


You'll discover the difference

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Meet Michael Groth, M.Ed., CSCS, CES

Mike Groth, has been a practicing certified personal trainer since 2007, and a Movement Specialist Fellow through the Gray Institute Fellowship of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) since 2016. He is also certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, as well as a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Corrective Exercise Specialist. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Maine in 2008, as well as a Masters Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas Graduate in 2010.

Mike has an excellent ability to motivate, communicate, and relate on a personal level with clients/athletes, as well as the ability to excel at comprehending and applying new knowledge in the allied health profession.  Individuals seeking improved health and fitness through personal training are too often disappointed by the overly-simplistic program design and the limited education and experience level of personal trainers in the industry today.  One of Mike’s fundamental beliefs is that every training session must be approached with the focus revolving around education to the client on how to exercise congruently with individual goals, be it fat loss, correcting posture and movement, or strength training, as well as to debunk myths portrayed by the mass media about fitness and health.

Attainable Growth Fitness Blog

Don’t get all Butt-Hurt cuz your Back Hurts; Clean up your Hips!

The source for back pain can commonly be found at the hips; more specifically, lack of complete hip extension.  One of the byproducts of tight, weak hips is an anteriorly tilted pelvis, aka lumbar lordosis. Now, the pelvis may orient itself that way in static postures, but I’m typically more concerned if the person has the…

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You’re Not Losing Weight, and This Is Why (part 1)

I get it. You’re watching your caloric intake, you go out for a run, hit the weights, go for a swim, bike, etc….during the week. Then the weekend rolls around, you hit the bars with your friends, maybe go out to eat 3 or 4 times, Then Sunday night rolls around, and you’re feeling guilty…

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Get your Mobility Game Up With…. The “Squat Matrix”!

One of the very first things that I learned during my introduction to Applied Functional Science was a concept called the “SFT syntax” and the Squat Matrix. SFT Syntax is the language used to describe the position of your limb(s) that are in contact with the ground….hands and knees, knees, feet…. in our case, the feet)…

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3D Movement

Today’s topic is 3D Movement, and how I’ve evolved my training philosophy over the years to incorporate it. When I first began as a novice trainer, still trying to figure out my ass from my acetabulum, I programmed workouts like most people and many bodybuilders  still do, basing it on body part splits (everyone knows this… biceps and back,…

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Steady State Cardio vs. Interval Training Cardio – Key Takeaways (Part III)

We’ll keep today brief with a summary wrap up of points made in part I and part II Here are the most important things to consider when choosing between steady state cardio vs. interval training cardio, as it relates to your health and fitness goals: 1) Interval training is more time efficient. You get the…

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Behavior Change (Part IV) – Creating a Starting Point

We’ll get straight to the business for today, which is continuing where we left off last time with regards to establishing the “healthy mindset”. You can get caught up on that HERE. So we outlined 3 components that make up the proper establishment of a healthy mindset, and, without a doubt, creating a firm, solid…

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Behavior Changes (Part III)

Moving along, today we’ll cover #3 on the list of goal-oriented behaviors you can employ in your pursuits of achieving health/fitness greatness.  If you missed the first 2, take a peek at the links below: PART I PART II 3) MAKE THE LIST, SIGN THE CONTRACT A MAKE THE LIST, SIGN THE CONTRACT Ahhh yes,…

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Behavior Change (Part II)

I wanted to continue with our series on behavior change you can implement to start putting your goals into actions. Last time we talked about how planning meals ahead of time leads to success with weight loss goals. For today, I wanted to discuss the all-too-often-used excuse for not making your goals happen… whatever it may be, that thing…

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Behavior Change (pt. 1) Meal Planning

Behavior change is one of those buzzword phrases in fitness, and one thing that is undeniably tied with it is meal planning.   For today’s post, I wanted to start a discussion on a few behavior change habits you can implement into your health and fitness regime like, right now. Today we’ll cover meal planning. Let’s get…

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Fix for Tight Hips (Part III)

I wanted to continue with the series on providing the “Fix for Tight Hips”. In case you missed out, here are PART I, and, PART II of the series. Part II of our series is simply taking our half-kneeling position to a standing position: the Split Stance Standing Front Butt with Bilateral Hand Reach Matrix: What Does it Do?…

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