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!

Strategy Session

In order to best serve you, we start your strength training journey with a “Strategy Session.” This 60-minute appointment will help us understand where you are coming from, what challenges you have faced (and might be facing) with your fitness and strength training, what goals you have, and it will allow us to plan out the best way to help you achieve them.

At the end of the session we will have a solid idea of what your next steps should be, and we will make a recommendation as to if you should continue with personal training, join our next On-Ramp cycle for group classes, or even “test in” to classes right away.


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, in conjunction with our group classes, and as a way to make-up absences in our On-Ramp.



After you have completed your Strategy Session the On-Ramp course is often the next step before joining our Kettlebell and/or Strength & Conditioning classes. Each cycle lasts one month, and begins each calendar month.

During classes you will not only learn correct form on the primary exercises we use in Kettlebells and Strength & Conditioning, you will also learn what weights will provide YOU with the appropriate challenge.  You will also learn how we measure progress in our classes, and when you’ll be ready to start trying heavier weights.

Additionally, during On-Ramp you are encouraged to take as many Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing classes as you like.

Lastly, please note that the On-Ramp curriculum is organized sequentially and is intended for you to participate in every class (usually eight 90-min classes per cycle); if you have scheduling concerns please contact us ahead of time.

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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).

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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.

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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.

Please note that Weightlifting is not included in the On-Ramp program, and participation in the Weightlifting program requires A) approval before joining, and B) a separate membership that does not include access to any of our other classes.

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



Next workshop: Saturday August 5th, 2023

Coaches Tony & Mira are the only instructors in Oregon who are licensed to teach StrongFirst’s workshops.  StrongFirst has long been the “gold standard” for strength training instruction, and in particular kettlebell training.

This 4-hour workshop is the perfect way to get familiar with the two foundational kettlebell movements: the kettlebell swing and the get up.  It is even common for our existing class members to take these workshops as a nice refresher on their skills.



Next workshop: Sunday August 6th, 2023

Coaches Tony & Mira are the only instructors in Oregon who are licensed to teach StrongFirst’s workshops. StrongFirst has long been the “gold standard” for strength training instruction, and in particular kettlebell training.

This 4-hour workshop is for people who are already familiar with the kettlebell swing and get up (taught in the 101 workshop). In this workshop you will build your skills and take your strength and endurance to new heights with the kettlebell snatch and clean & military press.

Taking the 101 and 201 workshop on back-to-back days is common – if you are thinking about doing it, then go for it!


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Click the link below to learn more about our introductory offers, pricing, and what it’s like to start training at Industrial Strength.

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