Jenna Birch

Jenna Birch is a performance coach and communications and logistics leader at The Power House. Jenna discovered her passion for health and fitness while training with Power House owner and head coach, Max Lipset. Through coaching, Jenna found her purpose, which is bringing people together and building self-confidence through strength and conditioning. Jenna goes above and beyond for her clients, and builds long-lasting relationships with each person she coaches. To Jenna, winning your life means being in the "arena", despite the odds, and kicking butt. When Jenna isn’t working or crushing intense WODs, she is singing in her family band, hitting concerts, volunteering in her community and making new friends.


Jenna Birch instructs the following:
  • 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. 

  • Junk Yard Dogs: Ages 13-18
  • This all-athletes class will provide the correct level of challenge for each athlete to receive the best possible results, from new athletes to competitive single-sport devotees. As deemed appropriate, athletes will be given sports-specific strength programming once mastering general fitness preparedness. Athletes from the following sports, though not limited to this list, will be represented:

    Soccer
    Hockey
    Cross-Country/Track & Field
    Nordic Skiing
    Downhill Skiing
    Swimming
    Lacrosse
    Fencing
    Tennis
    Basketball
    Volleyball
    Baseball
    Football
    Ultimate Frisbee
    Dance
    CrossFit competitors


  • Power Yoga (Loft)
  • The Power House Power Yoga is a steady and dynamic practice linking breath and movement. Elegant sequencing helps build heat, concentration, endurance, strength and flexibility in equal measure. Postures will be cued verbally and through demonstration, and hands-on adjustments will be provided when appropriate.
     
    Power Yoga will tone, strengthen and rinse your body, clear your mind and leave you with a sense of accomplishment and empowerment. The dynamic mix of sweat and spirit that is cultivated in a Power Yoga class will challenge you to step up to your edge, and unlock your hidden potential for achieving authentic personal power and living an extraordinary life.

    Integrating yoga into our members' fitness routines will keep each athlete growing in their body awareness, alignment, and movement quality. Our yoga classes are designed for excellent recovery from CrossFit, sports performance and strength work, as well as a different kind of challenge and stimulus to the body.

    The Power House Yoga is geared for all levels of yogis- from first-time beginners to intermediate and advanced practitioners. Advanced asanas, including inversions and arm balances, will be offered as well as modifications.


  • Moga (Loft)
  • WHAT IS MOGA!?? It is a Power House original, combining Mobility work and Yoga to create a new hybrid of flexibility, soft tissue, and range of motion practices that connects the mind, body, and spirit. Moga deepens your understanding of your own body's soft tissue health, and how to provide self-maintenance on a daily and weekly basis. Classes are held in a peaceful space with chill music and good vibes, helping students to relax into their practice and release the tensions of the week.
     

    Moga class takes the structure of a gentle yoga flow, and sprinkles in specific mobility exercises with tools like foam rollers, mobility balls, and dynamic band stretches to provide deeper healing to your soft tissue and the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system. All Moga classes contain a strong breathing practice, helping to bring the body into a more alkaline state, boost immunity, and positively balance hormones.

     

    Moga is appropriate for everyone, and is most effective if done at least 1-2 times per week. It is a wonderful compliment to an active person's routine, providing the necessary recovery to stay injury-free throughout life. Mo' Moga, please!


  • 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.

  • 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!


  • Junk Yard Dogs: Ages 13-18
  • Junk Yard Dogs is the name of our Youth Strength & Conditioning program for athletes ages 13-18. JYD is a customized and cutting edge preparatory strength and conditioning program for youth athletes looking to build overall fitness and improve performance in their chosen sport(s).

    We pride ourselves in our ability to design training programs specific to the demands and rigor of each sport and athlete. Athletes will become fluent in quality functional and sport specific movements through mobility, strength and power development, all while amplifying self-confidence and a positive outlook on health and wellness.

    The one hour class usually runs as follows: 10 minute warmup, 5-10 minutes of mobility, soft tissue, and stretching work, 30 minutes of strength and skill development, 10-20 minutes of conditioning that blends strength and intensity together, plus 5-10 minutes cool-down, soft tissue and recovery work, and core strength development.

    Our Junk Yard Dogs program is FUN and challenging for our athletes. We love seeing our youth athletes gain competency and confidence in the gym, and then go kick butt in whatever sport they wish to pursue. We have had great feedback in helping athletes gain an extra edge on the competition, as well as stay injury-free throughout the year. We want to see our kids succeed, and it is a pleasure to be a part of developing their life long love of fitness!

    Please contact us at powerhighland@gmail.com with questions!


  • Community CrossFit- Free Intro Class
  • Want to find out more about adult and youth training at The Power House? The Community CrossFit Intro classes are designed for just that. Open for adults and youth (ages 12+), we offer this class once a week on Saturdays at 1pm, free of charge.
     
    More "get to know you" than "initiation by fire," this informal class is designed for curious individual who wants to try out a CrossFit-style workout and learn more about The Power House group training format, pricing, and membership options.
     
    In this class, you will meet a few of our coaches and get a tour of the facility and learn hands-on about our style of training in a group format. Movement techniques will be introduced and instructed in a way that meets the needs of all levels and fitness abilities.
     
    Come prepared to sweat, learn new skills, and have fun! Our coaches will take great care of you and help you figure out the next steps for training once the class is completed.

  • Trick or Treat 'YO Self
  • Trick or Treat YO’SELF!

    Creep it real this Halloween with The Power House! Trick or Treat YO’SELF will be a wicked awesome recovery session and pumpkin painting party. Expect to spend half of the session finding your spooktacular spicy spots, and the other half making unBOOlievable take-home masterpieces and enjoying some pumpkin spice and everything nice.

    Carve out some fun in your calendar, and sign up today!

    *This class will count as a specialty class for all class challenge participants!


  • 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.