Upcoming Events

Intro To Highland games & Power Kettlebell Training Workshop

Ever wanted to try some of the Highland Games events, throw kettlebells, lift stones?

Come out and hang with some of our gym members in this informal introductory workshop and social event. Hosted and instructed by Empowered Strength owner and Highland Games World Record Holder, John Odden at his property called, “Sanctuary of Strength.”

In this unique outdoor workshop we will be transitioning from kettlebell training for power, stone lifting for authentic strength, and learning the principles for highland games throws. Afterwards, we will celebrate our hard work with a post BBQ & brews. (BYOB beer or meat)
Limited spots, act quickly!

Date: Thursday, July 9th

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Price: FREE

Where: Sanctuary of Strength 20123 Cox Lane Bend, OR 97703

July Monthly Social: Bells & Brew

You’ve heard of Beer Yoga. Now, get ready for Bells & Brews, your monthly dose of Fermented Fitness!

Come have an awesome workout with kettlebells, and finish it off with your favorite drink. Whether you are new to kettlebell training or an elite athlete, this class will be a great way to learn new skills and appreciation for this great tool! 

Brought to you by Bevel Craft Brewing, and Empowered Strength, the only StrongFirst Kettlebell Gym in Bend, OR.

Date: Tuesday, July 28th (every last Tuesday of the month)

Time: Class-5:15pm-6:00pm, Brews-6:00pm

Price: Free for current members, $15 for non-members

Where: Class @ Empowered Strength 361 SE Logsden St #100, Bend, OR 97702

Brews @ Bevel Craft Brewing 911 SE Armour Rd Suite B, Bend, OR 97702

New Minimalist Outdoor
class available
Meet-up & Move to Explore & Restore

Introducing our new summer class ”Explore & Restore“

For this class we will focus on the “Reset” type of mobility work with “Crash Proof” style combinations and also some body weight strengthening patterns that will challenge you all in the best possible ways!


Free for members, free week for non-members (after that $15)


Monday’s classes: 478 SE Railroad St, Bend, OR 97702


Monday’s classes: 5pm-5:45pm

Made to Move Empowered Strength Youth program

Our Empowered Made to Move Youth program introduces kids to age-appropriate movements and exercises that assist in maximizing physical skills, self-confidence and body awareness. Our Made to Move Program enhances a child’s motor skills by teaching quality movement patterns and cognitive skills through engaging children during their workouts, which are scaled appropriately for their age (ages 7-10.)


Ages: 7-10  (grades: 2-5)

Days: Tuesday & Thursdays

Time: 9:30am-10:30am

Starts: Tuesday, August 4th  

Price: $120 for 1 month

Discounts: 10% off for siblings & current member’s kid(s)

Capacity: 8

Taught by Coach Tash

Empowered Teen Lifting Classes

Our Teen Lifting Class is designed for lifters of all skill levels, ages 14-18. This unique, small group class will provide a safe learning environment for each student to progress at their own pace while providing a healthy, fun group camaraderie.


Price: $149 for 6 weeks

Discounts: 10% off for siblings & current member’s kid(s)

Max Participants: 8

Time: 10:30-11:30

Days: Mon, Wed and Fri.

Starting: July 20th

Co-taught by Coach Rebecca & John