3714 SE Powell Blvd • Portland, or 97202


Mon-Thur 5:30a-8:00p | Fri 5:30a-7:00p
Sat 8:00a-5:00p | Sun 8:00a-4:00p

About Hardstyle Strength

Hardstyle Strength is a school of strength located in SE Portland OR.

Hardstyle Strength offers top-tier instruction  in kettlebell techniques, led by certified StrongFirst Girya (SFG) instructors. We prioritize a rigorous and precise approach to strength training, ensuring each client receives personalized attention and effective coaching. In addition to our specialized kettlebell instruction, we are home to experienced personal trainers and provide open gym availability for flexible, independent workouts. Our studio is committed to fostering a supportive and professional environment where students can achieve their fitness goals through structured and scientifically-backed training programs. Join us at Hardstyle Strength to experience the highest standards of kettlebell instruction and personal training.

What is Hardstyle?

Hardstyle means using as many muscles as possible to do each movement this includes using Specialized Breathing and bracing techniques to unify the body during periods of transitions. The term Hardstyle doesn’t only mean maximal tension but also refers to a type of hand to hand combat taught in Russian special operations in the 1970’s. Hardstyle kettlebell training was developed in the 1980’s to support that. The blended martial art combined hard Japanese influences along with flowing Chinese suppleness to create the mentality of loose like a whip preparing to strike, and as hard as iron when focus is delivered to the blow. By practicing both grinds and ballistics we are able to focus on maximal acceleration in the quick lifts and maximal tension in the slow lifts. We train both sides of the performance coin, tension and relaxation. 

What is the difference between Hardstyle academy and Strength academy?

The academy’s refer to your month to month enrollment at Hardstyle Strength.

Our Instructors

An SFG (StrongFirst Girya) instructor is a highly skilled professional in kettlebell training, certified by StrongFirst. Their rigorous certification process includes stringent strength tests and teaching demonstrations, ensuring they possess advanced skills and can effectively instruct others. SFG instructors adhere to a strict code of professionalism and continuous improvement, with mandatory retesting every two years to maintain their high standards