Jorge Artavia

Jorge Artavia is a performance coach at The Power House. Jorge discovered his love for strength and conditioning through playing and coaching soccer -- both locally and internationally. His passion and “love of the game” also led him to study Nutrition and Exercise and obtain his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification upon graduation. At The Power House, Jorge specializes in working with teams and brings sports-specific training to its full potential with everyone he coaches. There is no doubt Jorge helps each team increase their speed, strength, power and agility. When Jorge isn't coaching or working on his split squat, he is resting and relaxing at home.

Jorge Artavia instructs the following:
  • CrossFit Classics
  • The CrossFit Classics class will complete one of the well-known/loved/feared workouts each week. A "WOD" is a Workout of the Day, and these are the classic workouts that unite CrossFitters together in shared triumph and exertion.
    EVERY CROSSFIT CLASSICS WORKOUT CAN AND WILL BE SCALED FOR EACH ATHLETE! These workout are a blast, and can be done by any Power House athlete at their own level of fitness. There should be no intimidation factor here.
    The Girls WODs in CrossFit are considered the benchmark Crossfit workouts and are named after the women who first did them. Not only are they very challenging, but they provide an excellent test of your current level of fitness and a consistent way to keep going back and retesting for better times, heavier weights, and new skills. There is nothing quite like the feeling of improving your 'Fran' time or doing a workout at the prescribed weights for the first time!
    Here are two examples of a 'Girls' benchmark workout:
    For time:
    1000m row
    50 Thrusters 
    30 Pull Ups
    For Time:
    150 Wall Balls 
    Hero WODs are CrossFit workouts named after soldiers who have been killed in action. These workouts are meant to be done at intense effort, in honor of the fallen Hero.  
    Here is an example of two Hero workouts:

    With a single 2 pood kettlebell:
    21 Turkish get-ups, Right arm
    50 Swings
    21 Overhead squats, Left arm
    50 Swings
    21 Overhead squats, Right arm
    50 Swings
    21 Turkish get-ups, Left arm
    For time
    1 mile Run
    100 Pull-ups
    200 Push-ups
    300 Squats
    1 mile Run
    This class focuses on doing one of the Girls or Hero WODs each week. The class will begin with a warmup and mobility work to prepare for the WOD, then it is game on! Any extra time in class will be used for cool down and recovery.
    Mixed-modality and high-intensity, come on over and hang with ladies like Chelsea, Fran, Linda, Nicole and heroes like Bradley, Murph, Badger, and D.T. Let our expert coaches coach you through these challenging workouts programmed by the CrossFit HQ staff.

    There are no pre-requisites to joining this class (EVERYONE CAN PARTICIPATE!) and it is a fun way to kick off your weekend on Friday evenings. We highly encourage this class to learn more about CrossFit and test your fitness against these epic workouts and the people who they are named for.

  • Gentle Yoga (Loft)
  • Our Gentle & Restorative yoga class is exactly how it sounds- one hour to quiet the mind, relax the body, and renew the spirit. This class will use gentle yoga poses to access a deeper connection to the breath, and utilize tools like guided imagery to let go of the stresses of the week.

    Treat yourself to this class- your life will thank you!

  • CrossFit Chill (Loft)
  • CrossFit Chill is a Power House original. Imagine CrossFit...but with less grunting and competition. Imagine Yoga...but with a dynamic functional strength portion taught by professional coaches.
    Who is CrossFit Chill for? We venture to say everyone.
    • CrossFitters who need to tone it down a few times a week and add in a more low impact, breathing-focused, flexibility and mobility-designed program into their workout regime.
    • Yogis who need to build functional strength and a heart rate conditioning base that they cannot get in a classic yoga class.
    • Endurance athletes who need the mobility of yoga and strength of CrossFit.
    • Beginners who are interested in strength training but are intimidated by CrossFit or are nervous of jumping in too fast without the proper form, or may still be rehabbing an old injury.
    This 60 minute class will begin with a warmup sequence that will build heat through breath work, warm up the muscles and joints through slower yoga-inspired movements, and provide a grounding and meditation focus for class.
    CrossFit Chill instructors will methodically coach students through CrossFit-style movements, such as squats, pushups, pull-ups, cleans, kettle bell complexes, and presses in a fun, friendly, and encouraging group class environment. A major focus will be on proper technique and quality reps over quantity. Bad form is never chill.
    CrossFit Chill classes wrap up with a juicy cool down, offering longer poses to stretch your muscles, slow down your heart rate, and relax into the benefits of your practice. Joined with sweet tunes and happy vibes, CrossFit Chill is cooler than a polar bear's toenails.

  • CrossFit
  • Our Power House CrossFit classes are focused on movement quality, skill progressions, and FUN! CrossFit classes include a skill-based warm-up, skill or strength training, the Workout of the Day (or “WOD”), and mobility work. The workouts can always be scaled so that new athletes can workout alongside veteran athletes. On some days, the WOD will be a 10-20 minute metabolic conditioning workout that combines several movements or exercises that are grouped into sets and either completed for time or in as many rounds a possible (“AMRAP”). On other days, the class will focus on a strength piece (like a 1 rep max deadlift) followed by a shorter metabolic conditioning “finisher” workout. 

  • Midline & Mobility (Loft)
  • Midline & Mobility is an active recovery class that focuses on engaging your core to support mobility throughout your body, as well as lengthen and decompress your spine.

    Our Midline & Mobility work pulls from the bodies of knowledge from yoga, classical Pilates, and mobilitywod, and we focus on mobilizing the entire body through movement. Pilates elements will work on flexing and extending throughout the body while developing more core capacity. The yoga and mobilitywod-style pieces will identify trigger points and inflexibility and provides movements and exercises to correct them.

    Adding this class into your weekly training is a necessary for working on mobility issues, past injuries, and developing awareness in a low impact way that is beneficial to all athletes and lifters. We will pay special attention to developing a practice that benefits healthy shoulders, a healthy spine and core strength- all things critical to sport performance and CrossFit.