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.


Secrets to Better Running Form

Born to Run After training for marathons for over 9 years and having some great runs and some learning lessons I came across Christopher McDougall's book "Born to Run". I had heard about the book from different people and thought that it was just another running book. Finally, a good friend loaned me the book and I started reading it. I was sucked into a new world that, even though I considered myself a very proficient and educated runner, I realized I was doing so many things incorrectly. (You don't know what you don't know) After reading the book I bought 5 copies of the book and started loaning it out to many of my other training partners and friends. Paul, one of my primary training partners at the time had the same response I did, "This changes everything about running". We spent the next 2 years and are still on the quest to improve our running efficiency and decrease our tweaks and injuries while at the same time increasing our speed and mileage on our runs. One of the primary drills that helps with the new techniques is highlighted by Christopher McDougall in this article that was published in the New York Times in 2011...