Our location

Our facility is unique among St. Paul's CrossFit community. We have a private studio where we conduct our classes. As a member of the CoMotion Center for Movement, we also have access to a large 15,000 sqft. open gym space with a wide variety of equipment including ninja warrior gear, turf, Concept2 rowers & SkiErgs, Assault bikes, and more.  CoMotion is 40,000 sqft. of health, fitness, and arts businesses all with the common goal to get people moving. Boxing, ballet, drumming, Zumba, and CrossFit all coexist together in the same building! There's truly something for everyone here. 
Our address:
655 Fairview Ave N Suite 190, St. Paul MN 55104

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What is the Ripple Effect?

We have seen it countess times in our work with athletes of all ages and skill levels: You take the plunge, and give CrossFit a try. It’s hard, but before long you actually kinda like it! You start to see progress — you’re going faster, for longer. Your clothes are fitting better. You have more energy. Your confidence is growing. Before you know it, that energy, confidence, and stamina is branching out and positively affecting other areas of your life: your relationships, your job performance, your willingness to do hard things. Your friends & family get inspired to make healthy changes. The hard work you put in at the gym ends up making your whole life better! It’s not an exaggeration — it’s the Ripple Effect. All good things start by taking that first step. We’re here to help you take the plunge!

We are proud to be a part of the St. Paul Midway community! 

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Our Vision

Your well-being is more than just working out. We aim to provide resources for the whole person, in a fun, non-intimidating environment. We're passionate about helping people find their inner athlete for the first time!

Personal Training

Everybody starts with one on one coaching. Whether you're brand new to CrossFit, or a five year veteran -- you will benefit greatly from individual attention.

Group Training

Group classes are a fun way to push yourself, meet new friends, and have a ton of fun! All our classes are run by dedicated coaches who actually COACH -- not just read off things from the board and say "Go."


Nutrition is absolutely crucial when we're trying to improve and maximize our health. We offer personalized nutrition coaching, InBody scans, and other tools to help you understand the total picture of your health.

Meet our team

The Dream Team. You won't find a group of people who have more capacity to care, encourage, and facilitate change -- anywhere. Want to be part of the team? We are always looking for great talent. Email us!
Chris Lomen

Chris Lomen

Owner, Head Coach, CF-L2, Pn1

Chris has been coaching fitness for five years, and a gym owner for four years. He is a CrossFit Level 2 trainer, CrossFit Endurance coach, and has attended a variety of speciality seminars and continuing education opportunities to keep fine-tuning his craft. Chris is also a Precision Nutrition Certified Level 1 coach.

He loves burpees, but please don't hold that against him.

Bryan Rosen

Bryan Rosen


Bryan is a very experienced, super fun coach and former gymnast. He is a CrossFit Level 3 trainer, USAW Level 1 coach, and holds his ISSA Personal Training certification.

His favorite CrossFit movement is the Medicine Ball Clean!

Lianna Cotant

Lianna Cotant

Member Experience Specialist, Coach

Lianna has been doing CrossFit since 2013, and coaching since 2016. Aside from coaching, she is also here to make sure your experience at Ripple Effect is amazing from day 1.

Her loves include coffee, squats, naps, and being the #1 best mom to Baby J.



hype man, chief cuteness officer

Come for the fitness, stay for the cute kid. He'll gladly show you how to do a burpee, handstand, or swing on the rings!


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