This class is taught by:

Jenna Birch

Jenna Birch is a Performance Coach and Communications & Logistics Leader at The Power House at Highland. Jenna returned to The Power House after working in event planning and social media at a marketing agency in Minneapolis. At the Power House she combines her love for fitness and bringing people together. Jenna holds her B.A. in Communications and Journalism and Spanish from the University of St. Thomas. Jenna enjoys singing in her band, playing and coaching soccer, volunteering in her community and making new friends.
 Favorite WOD: Kelly

Favorite Movement: Back Squat

Best Quality: Outgoing


CrossFit Level 1 CrossFit Movement & Mobility Seminar 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training FMS I  

Jill Stein Lipset

Jill has a diverse professional background, having worked in the worlds of advertising, event planning, and environmental communications, as well as youth development and outdoor and experiential education. Jill has pursued various training certifications and is especially interested in the mental and emotional components of strength and conditioning, and creating a strong and vibrant community at The Power House. She has visited over 20 countries around the world as a traveler, outdoorswoman, and trip leader, and has always made friends through the universal love of health, sport and fitness. She is proud wife of Max Lipset and mother of Sasha Lipset, and loves connecting with people, coaching, and creating a successful family-run business at The Power House.
  • CrossFit Level 1 
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Seminar
  • CrossFit Movement & Mobility Seminar
  • Masters of Education in Youth Development Leadership, University of Minnesota
  • Graduate Certificate in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices, University of Minnesota
  • Bachelors of Science, DePaul University
  • Reiki Levels I & II
Favorite Movement:
  • Pistol Squats
Favorite Workout:
  • Curtis

Gunnar Regan

Gunnar has always thrived in the environment of competitive sports. He was a four sport high school athlete at St. Thomas Academy, a three-time consecutive Minnesota State High School Hockey Champion, and was awarded the 2013 Hobey Baker Character Award for the State of Minnesota.
Gunnar has played three semesters of Division Three hockey for MSOE and Augsburg College. He made the decision to leave hockey to pursue CrossFit full time with intention of competing at an elite level. He is currently studying Physics at Augsburg College. Attained CrossFit Level 1 in February 2015 and has been assisting and coaching classes at The Power House ever since. He aspires to become a full time coach and help clients optimize their athletic potential. 

Meredith Forbes

Meredith Forbes is a Pilates instructor trained in classical Pilates, a CrossFit level 1 trainer and lover of Olympic weightlifting. Originally coming to fitness through an injury, she enjoys continuing to explore the capacity of the body. She has a B.A. in Writing and Literature and studied philosophy and critical theory at the European Graduate School. Meredith enjoys running, biking, yoga and kettlebells all with an aim to lift more.
Our Power House CrossFit- ALL LEVELS classes are customized to serve both our Level 1 (P1) and our Level 2 (P2) athletes simultaneously. This 60 minute class will include all the elements of both classes- warmup, skill, strength, WOD, cool down. Workouts will be adjusted to accommodate the level of fitness for each person. We expect all athletes in our All Levels classes to come motivated and open to new skill development.
More about the Level 1 & Level 2 CrossFit Classes:
All Level 1 classes will include a comprehensive warmup and movement prep followed by a skill, then strength and power development, metabolic conditioning, ending with yoga or localized core work. The focus of these classes is quality of movement especially with regard to body weight movements, establishing a high level of cardio-respiratory fitness and a base level of strength. Equipment at the P1 level is primarily in the form of medicine balls, dumbbells, kettlebells, and bands. Trainer barbells and barbells will be introduced when appropriate.
Level 2 (P2) classes are open to athletes who meet our Level 2 standards and move at a faster pace than a Level 1 class while incorporating more emphasis on barbell training and upper level “gymnastics” movements. P2 athletes will have the opportunity to test themselves in high intensity metabolic conditioning formats. P2 instructors are experts in scaling workouts up and down to challenge the athlete at the appropriate level. Please contact us anytime with further questions. The P2 format is similar to that of a P1: warmup, movement prep, skill, strength and power, conditioning, accessory. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Aug 20 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jenna Birch
  • Sun Aug 20 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jenna Birch
  • Sun Aug 20 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Josh Gray
  • Mon Aug 21 5:00 am - 6:00 am with Jenna Birch
  • Mon Aug 21 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Josh Gray
  • Mon Aug 21 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Josh Gray
  • Mon Aug 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Jill Stein Lipset
  • Mon Aug 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Gunnar Regan
  • Mon Aug 21 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Gunnar Regan
  • Mon Aug 21 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jenna Birch
  • Tue Aug 22 5:00 am - 6:00 am with Josh Gray
  • Tue Aug 22 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Josh Gray
  • Tue Aug 22 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Josh Gray
  • Tue Aug 22 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Jenna Birch
  • Tue Aug 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jenna Birch
  • Tue Aug 22 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Meredith Forbes
  • Tue Aug 22 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Meredith Forbes