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


  • 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!


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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.