Mira Gracia / Co-founder / Coach

Classes: Olympic Weightlifting / Youth Weightlifting / Kettlebell Training / Strength & Conditioning 

ISG0064xMira Gracia is a native New Yorker who moved to Oregon in search for a better quality of life and an environment that supported her active lifestyle and passions. Beginning her athletic endeavors, as a child, in Tae Kwon-Do and competitive gymnastics, she now focuses her efforts in kettlebell training and olympic weightlifting founded on a solid movement quality and strength foundation. Over the last 9 years her passion, focus and practice of strength training has taken her to a place near and dear to her heart. 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 that share a common goal to improve human performance. She currently holds 9 Oregon state records in olympic weightlifting, is an Advanced Sports Performance Coach and Club Coach with the USAW, a StrongFirst Level II kettlebell instructor and a StrongFirst Barbell 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 two Victorian bulldogs Suh and Dimas.

Experience and Credentials

Gold medalist 2017 Masters Weightlifting National Championships 63kg
Gold medalist 2016 Masters American Open 63kg
Silver medalist 2015 Masters Weightlifting National Championships 58kg
Holds 9 Oregon state records in weightlifting 53-63kg class
USA WEIGHTLIFTING ADVANCED WEIGHTLIFTING & SPORTS PERFORMANCE COACH
CLINICAL WEIGHTLIFTING COACH CERTIFIED
STRONGFISRT BARBELL INSTRUCTOR
STRONGFIRST LEVEL II KETTLEBELL INSTRUCTOR
FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN LEVEL II
CERTIFIED KETTLEBELL-FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN CERTIFIED
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SPORTS MEDICINE CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
CLINICAL WEIGHTLIFTING COACH CERTIFIED
GROUND FORCE METHOD CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR