What’s in a name?

We chose the name Industrial Strength for two reasons: 1) Our original location was in the industrial district of northwest Portland, and we are one of the very rare gyms that specialize in strength training. 2) When you think of something that is “industrial strength” you think of it as exceptionally strong, but you also think of it as something that is built to last; something that will not wear down over the years. This is the same approach we take with our students’ fitness. With a huge emphasis on proper technique, safety, and thoughtful planning, we give you a body that will stay strong and feel good year after year.


At Industrial Strength our mission is to get you lasting results. We do this by delivering clear and effective coaching, using structured training programs, and creating a fun, enthusiastic culture that our students can’t get enough of. Whether you are participating in our general strength classes, our Jiu Jitsu program, or you are on our Olympic Weightlifting team, we know that we will get you in the best shape of your life and you’ll have a great time getting there!

We strive to create a lifestyle for our students. All of our classes are structured to set you up for success in the next class – not just to exhaust you for an hour as the end goal. If you are interested in making a commitment to yourself, and you want real and lasting changes, then come give us a shot. We guarantee you won’t find anywhere else like us!

SPECIAL NOTE: You may notice that we tend to refer to people that train with us as “students” and not “clients” or “members.” This is consistent with out philosophy: we want to teach people when they train with us. You can be a client of your hairdresser or accountant, and you can be a member of a country club. At Industrial Strength, we promise to deliver valuable instruction to help our students make progress towards their goals.