Jenny Putt PT, OCS, FAFS, CMP, CF-L1
My name is Jenny Putt and I am an athlete and a mom. I am also a pelvic physical therapist and CrossFit Level 1 coach. Having been through the transition of pregnancy and postpartum myself, I know there is a huge need when it comes to both education and quality fitness opportunities for moms in Santa Cruz. I wanted to provide a space where moms can exercise safely and effectively without judgement and with respect for the transformation they are going through. This includes women who are trying to conceive, pregnant, newly postpartum or even 20 years postpartum.
In May 2019, I started Mom Strong Santa Cruz functional fitness classes at CrossFit SCM. My aim was to meet the needs of all moms throughout all stages coming from all levels of fitness experience. Too often women find themselves unable to workout because they are “too pregnant” or injured because they tried to return to what they did before baby too quickly and without proper guidance. I was out to fix this. Over time, it became obvious that the need was more than what I could meet as one individual so in August 2019 I held the first Pregnancy and Postpartum Functional Fitness Certification Level 1 course for the entire coaching staff of CrossFit SCM and one guest coach from CrossFit Central.
November 4th, 2019 will be the beginning of something big. CrossFit SCM will be offering 4 classes a week for moms, providing childcare for kiddos of all ages. In addition to these classes, the entire staff is trained to coach all women of all stages of pregnancy and postpartum so anyone not needing childcare, can show up to any class and will be well taken care of. I hope more coaches, trainers and entire gyms will recognize this need and follow CrossFit SCM’s lead so that Santa Cruz County can better serve mothers and their strength needs.
For more information about Jenny Putt PT and her physical therapy practice on the westside, visit www.jennyputtpt.com.