Mira Gracia / Co-founder / Coach
Classes: Weightlifting / Kettlebell Training / Strength & Conditioning
Mira Gracia is a native New Yorker who moved to Oregon over a decade ago in search for a better quality of life and an environment that supported her active lifestyle and passions. Beginning her athletic endeavors, in Tae Kwon-Do learning from her father and competitive gymnastics as a child, she now focuses her efforts in strength training with kettlebells and barbells and competitive olympic style weightlifting.
Over the last 10 years her passion, focus and practice of strength training has transformed into a journey to empower women all over the world. Being a first hand witness to the powerful physical, mental and emotional outcomes strength training enables, is why she advocates its importance especially for the female.
Mira currently works with all levels of athletes, coaches, trainers, and academics in the strength community. She currently holds 2 national level and 9 Oregon state master’s weightlifting titles, is an Advanced Sports Performance Coach and Club Coach with the USAW, a StrongFirst Elite Team Leader (Level II kettlebell, Barbell and Bodyweight instructor). In addition to being the co-founder of Industrial Strength, she is the head coach for the weightlifting (aka “Olympic Lifting”) program and competition team.
On her off days Mira enjoys many of Portland’s fine coffee brews and relaxing with her husband Tony and two Victorian bulldogs Suh and Dimas.
Experience and Credentials
StrongFirst – Team Leader / Elite
StrongFirst – SFG Level 2 Kettlebell Instructor
StrongFirst – SFL Barbell Instructor
StrongFirst – SFB Bodyweight Instructor
USA Weightlifting Advanced Weightlifting & Sports Performance Coach
Clinical Weightlifting Coach Certified
Functional Movement Screen – Level 2
NASM – Certified Personal Trainer
Ground Force Method Certified Instructor
Bronze medalist 2018 Masters Weightlifting National Championships 63kg
Gold medalist 2017 Masters Weightlifting National Championships 63kg
Gold medalist 2016 Masters American Open 63kg
Holds 9 Oregon state records in weightlifting 53-63kg class