Conditioning Specialists is the leading personal training studio for Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, and Hope Ranch. Our personal trainers specialize in sports conditioning, weight loss, diet, nutrition, and lasting results. We work as a team in our private Santa Barbara personal training studio focusing on overall wellness and care of each individual. We also take pride as fitness professionals in giving back to the Santa Barbara community. Read the testimonials on our site and on independent sites - they speak for themselves. We look forward to working with you on your health, fitness, and wellness goals.


Feel & Look Your Best at Any Age


  • Reach your fitness and wellness goals - you'll feel great.
  • Safe & effective workouts - customized to your body and needs.
  • Enjoy SB with your new body - hit the beach, trails, and feel great.

We offer a free introductory consultation so that you can see the studio, meet the personal trainers, and gain clarity on your goals.

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  • Tis the season for holiday parties and all the extra calories that come along with it.In Santa Barbara, these parties tend to involve copious amounts of great food and drinks – especially wine.So, how does a fitness conscious person stay social
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  • We all get busy, but how does a father of two, local business owner, musician, and teacher not only drop bodyfat, add muscle, but also continue to get results? He works with experts and he works hard! David first came into
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    How does a business owner and father of two get into shape?

  • There's regulation in almost every industry – you need a specific license to sell a house, you need a specific designation to give financial advice, and you even need a license to be a make-up artist in 36 states, but you
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    No Regulation

  • Q: I was told that in order to lose weight and tone, I should lift light weight with more reps. Is that true? A: If your workouts only consist of lifting light weights and some steady-state cardio, you most likely are not
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    Will light weight with more reps help me lose weight?

  • Every week we wake up and know that eating healthy and exercising on a regular basis is an essential part of our physical and mental well being. Exercising most days of the week for approximately 30-60 minutes not only helps
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    When Exercise Becomes Overtraining and What To Do About It

  • Redefining what it means to be a weekend warrior Think remaining committed to working out a few times a week is tough? Imagine the mindset required to train to exhaustion hours a day every day. For thirty-two years. With the
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    The Spartan Race Revolution

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    Secrets to Better Running Form

  • Minimalist training has taken on an incredible following this past decade and has contributed to many breakthroughs in the running culture. One of the major common problems with minimalist training is athletes not taking the time to adjust their form
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    Minimalist Training

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Expert Personal Training


Conditioning Specialists' owner, and personal trainer, Doug Holt has over 18 degrees and certifications in the fitness & health field and has also been featured in many of America’s top fitness magazines and websites including: 

  • Men's Fitness
  • Shape Magazine
  • Fitness Plus Magazine
  • Fitness Professional Online
  • Santa Barbara Fitness Magazine
  • Scene & Heard in Santa Barbara
  • Dining and Destinations
  • Los Angeles Men's Fitness Examiner
  • Pro-Trainer Online

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Santa-Barbara-Best-TrainersOur personal trainers are all fully certified and bring with them a wealth of experience. They provide a client-centered workout ensuring you get the results you want in a fun and inviting environment. Skip the hassle of the big box gym and find out how working with one of our personal trainers can revolutionize your workout.

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Semi-Private Personal TrainingGet Expert Personal Training for a fraction of the cost! Enjoy the motivation and accountability of working with a fitness expert to help you achieve your fitness goals. Having a personal trainer in Santa Barbara can help you reach your fitness goals quickly.A personal trainer can also come to your home or office in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Hope Ranch, or the surrounding areas. Our local personal trainers specialize in weight loss, sports conditioning, and much more.
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