We opened our doors in 2009, in hopes of bringing a one-stop wellness shop to Santa Cruzians in need. We foster wellness and fitness by bringing professionals from many fields under one roof to create a truly integrative support system. By working together as a team, we can communicate more easily between practitioners to optimize your care.

Our goal is to help you reach your wellness goals whether you are an athlete, want to improve your fitness level, or are recovering from an injury. We are here to guide you on your path to optimal health and fitness.

When driving my bike down from the University of California at Santa Cruz I was hit by a car. Little did I know at the time that the accident would be instrumental in my career choice. After five surgeries and lots of doctors appointments, I realized how crucial certain therapies were in achieving optimal health. Through my frustration of having to communicate to many practitioners the same story of my health, not to mention the time it took to get to my appointments everywhere, I dreamt of a place where I could go and everyone I needed to see was under one roof. I later became a personal trainer and decided to open an integrative wellness center June of 2009; Santa Cruz CORE Fitness + Rehab.
As an athlete and rehabilitation patient I became aware that massage, personal training, physical therapy, and chiropractic are all integral modalities in achieving optimal health. Through my personal experiences and challenges I have been able to learn how to be a better personal trainer. The importance of effective communication between my healing practitioners. Santa Cruz CORE embodies this. We have it all under one roof and we have something for everyone, where ever you are on your journey to achieving optimal health.

Whether you are an athlete seeking to improve your performance, a pregnant mother-to-be, rehabbing an injury, post surgery, wanting to increase flexibility, or lose weight we are here to partner with you on your path. We develop personalized programs to ensure you get what you need. Practitioners all meet weekly to keep abreast at current athletic trands. We interrelate to eachother about the progress on our clients.

- Jaimi Ellison, Santa Cruz CORE Founder