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.


Meet the Team

Santa Barbara Personal Trainer Doug Holt is the “Trainer of the Trainers” who focuses his time on developing cutting edge programs and techniques in the fitness industry. Doug’s vast experience, combined with a passion for helping people, has led him to work in just about every aspect of the fitness industry.

Doug Holt is the managing owner of the Conditioning Specialists in Santa Barbara, running the day to day business operations as well as providing fitness services to clientele. Doug is able to draw upon his experience as the former Assistant Director for the International Sports Sciences Association’s Education Department, Director of Information Services for the National Board of Fitness Examiners, and his years in the exercise equipment industry to give clients a well rounded offering of services. Doug Holt is also the publisher of SB Fitness Magazine in Santa Barbara.

Doug is currently working on developing certification courses for health and fitness professionals. He is a regular contributor to many publications and has been featured as an expert in the field of fitness.

Mr. Holt has over 18 different degrees and certifications in the health and fitness field.

Santa Barbara Personal Trainer"I am a bridge that helps connect one side to another!"

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Erin found her passion for the outdoors and an active lifestyle at an early age. She grew up a competitive athlete playing soccer, basketball, track, and softball, and it was through her love of sports and the outdoors that she realized her passion for health and fitness. Erin believes being active has a deep personal impact on all aspects of people's lives. Through her work as a Strength Coach/Personal Trainer she is given the opportunity to have a positive impact on people's lives everyday and strives to inspire and empower people to believe in themselves. Erin has a high awareness and understanding of what her clients need and presents a program in a way that engages them.

She studied Exercise Physiology at the University of New Hampshire and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) and Certified Titleist Golf Fitness Professional (TPI). Prior to moving to Santa Barbara, Erin worked at elite facilities in Boston and New Hampshire training professional, collegiate, high school, and weekend warrior athletes. She collaborated with orthopedic doctors and physical therapists to design comprehensive training and rehabilitative programs for her clients. She has continued to build upon this integrated approach working with experts across the fields of sports medicine, fitness, nutrition, and wellness to provide the best possible support for her clients with the goal of providing unsurpassed training and education to empower others to reach their highest potentials.

She is an avid outdoor enthusiast, and when she is not training you can find her summiting 14,000' mountains, backpacking, camping, trail running, hiking, biking, sailing, kayaking, or traveling. Volunteering has also been a huge part of Erin's life and she is extremely passionate about all facets of health and wellness, volunteering in local schools and serving on the Board of Safe Water International. Her passion and care for the wellbeing of others is evident in all she does – from the gym to the school yard, the trails, and to the stadium.