Strength Training

Strength training is the heart and soul of what we do at Industrial Strength.

Our programs are designed for everyday people who have other life commitments: careers, families, and so on. Whether you’re a competitive lifter, or you’ve never set foot in a gym before—we have an option to take your strength to the next level. Because we offer strength training instruction in both group class and 1-on-1 personal training formats, we have an option that is right for everyone. Come train with us and help Keep Portland Strong!

Strong 101

Strong 101 is the perfect starting point for anyone who wants to build muscle and get stronger and likes the idea of an energetic group class environment.

This class usually has a mix of people who are fairly new to strength training along with people who have either been in our program for a while or come in with prior experience from elsewhere.

If you are new to strength training we’ll start you with our “101” exercises and progressions to help you build strength in your upper body, lower body, and core by using a system that has stood the test of time.

More experienced lifters can advance to our “201” exercises and progressions to provide them with the challenge they need to take their strength to the next level.


1-on-1 Personal Training

Personal training is a great choice for those who enjoy the benefits of fully customized sessions with undivided attention from the instructor. Our expert coaches individually tailor every session to the goals, needs, and experience level of each person who trains with us. Our 1-on-1 sessions are available as a stand-alone training method or in conjunction with our group classes.

We offer your an introductory package of two 60-minute sessions to get you started.

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Kettlebell training provides the ultimate combination of effectiveness and efficiency – you will improve your strength and endurance, build muscle, and burn fat all in these 45-minute classes.  Industrial Strength’s coaching staff is the most tenured and experienced in the Portland area when it comes to kettlebell training. Tony & Mira Gracia are the only two StrongFirst Certified Senior Instructors in the greater Portland area, and all of Industrial Strength’s coaches are trained directly under their supervision (StrongFirst is the gold standard in kettlebell instruction).

If you have prior experience with kettlebell training and are interested in testing right into our classes please schedule a 60-minute evaluation session.

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Strength & Conditioning

The Strength & Conditioning class blends time-tested strength and conditioning protocols with adaptations designed to enhance the effectiveness, safety, and accessibility of training for today’s adult.

If you love the idea of workouts that include heavy sets of barbell lifts (squats, deadlifts, bench presses, and so on), accessory lifts (chin ups, rows, lunges, core, etc.) and interval based conditioning, this class is exactly what you are looking for.

If you have prior experience with both barbell training and kettlebell swings & Turkish Get ups and are interested in testing right into class please schedule an evaluation session.

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On-Ramp is a course that teaches people what they need to know in order to then participate in Kettlebells and/or Strength & Conditioning classes. We do recommend a certain baseline level of fitness and weight room experience before taking On-Ramp, which is usually achieved either in Strong 101 or personal training.

We run On-Ramp a few times each year when there is enough interest from the Strong 101 participants. Typically the course meets 2x weekly for 4-5 weeks.

Weightlifting Team

The Industrial Strength weightlifting program consists of recreational and competitive lifters. Most of our team compete at both local Oregon LWC and national USAW meets. The head coach of the team is Mira Gracia, who is a USAW Level 2 Advanced coach of 7 years and has earned gold medals at both Masters Nationals and Masters American Open Championships. Respecting the hierarchy of good movement, technique, strength and then weight is at our core.

If you are interested in joining the program, or just getting some 1-on-1 sessions to fine tune your technique, please contact us directly at


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