Never Say "Never".
Like a lot of middle-aged women who have struggled for a lifetime to overcome emotional eating issues, obesity, and lack of regular exercise, I have often found myself in a bind: I've wanted to improve my strength and stamina, but felt too ashamed of my poor level of fitness and body image to sustain the effort at a regular gym where the "fitness scene" increased my sense of alienation. A local yoga instructor with deep respect for the body referred me to Conditioning Specialists where I have been working with personal trainer Viju Mathew twice a week for the past six months; I have recently signed up for another 36 sessions, which is a miracle for me . Each week I have had to face huge resistance to showing up and awkwardly moving through the workouts; half the time I feel like a retarded fool! It takes immense courage to choose a new identity, to imagine oneself physically fit, to fight the habitual, negative thoughts: "Face it - it's just too late. Fitness is beyond your reach." The truth is this: Viju and Doug and the Conditioning Specialists team are excellent trainers, role models, and skillful motivators
who offer intelligent, expert, individualized, respectful, and compassionate guidance along the way to recovered health, wellness, and vitality. They are great people who inspire the faith and confidence that keep me showing up. I am stronger already and making steady progress. The truth is: it's never too late.
Conditioning Specialist is the finest group of personal trainers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I have had 28 sessions and have lost 30+ pounds and 2 pant sizes. The staff at Conditioning Specialist will help you achieve your goal of fitness, they can help with nutrition, exercise, and making your fitness goal a reality.
Recommend In A Heartbeat. I've never regretted my decision to work with Doug Holt and the rest of the folks at Conditioning Specialists. I discovered Conditioning Specialists on the Internet and I wasn't sure what to expect when I walked in for my initial consultation. What I found was an amazing mix of confidence, experience, knowledge, and humility. Doug listened to my goals, gave me the tools and encouragement I needed to achieve them, and held me responsible for my own success. I am now in the best shape of my life, I feel great, and I am confident that it will stick. I found a great trainer at Conditioning Specialists, and a great friend, that I cannot recommend highly enough.
A Wonderful Team!!. Conditioning Specialists is awesome! I came to them to help with a back issue that I have been having, and they did not disappoint.! They take great care and time to cater to your needs and work around any health or fitness issues you may have, even helping you with your diet. They make you feel right at home so you feel comfortable giving all your energy to each and every workout! I feel as though i’m working out with a friend which makes it that much enjoyable. I was able to get back to the things I love because of them. I’m more healthy and fit than I have been in awhile! If you value your health I strongly recommend contacting them right now, they have a number of programs and different training combinations available!
What a great experience!!!. I have been working with Doug at Conditioning Specialists for a year and I have truly noticed a difference in my flexibility, agility and stamina. As a runner, I needed to build strength to prevent injury. Doug developed a customized program for me that has helped achieve this goal. Given my hectic travel schedule, which prevents me from exercising with him as regularly as I would like, Doug has shared several specific exercises that I can take “on the road”. In addition to Doug’s multiple national certifications and incredible knowledge of fitness, he has an incredible approach that is both comfortable and professional. Doug’s programs are creative, challenging and produce excellent results. I highly recommend Doug.
The best shape I've been in!.
My name is Richard Salas and I am an commercial/underwater photographer who is 56 years old. I came to Conditioning Specialists about 3 years ago. I was the usual High School football player who had let myself go over the years and thought that I would try to get back in some kind of good shape. Over the last three years I have worked harder than I ever thought I could. Having Doug right beside me working with me the whole way with his expertise and smiling face has moved my body into being strong, flexible, and balanced beyond my wildest dreams! I originally thought I would learn what to do from Doug and then do it on my own. No way! I thought, I never drill my own teeth; I hire a professional to do it. The same holds true for working out and learning to be healthy, so I hired Doug and will continue to for the rest of my life. There have been many days when I wanted to quit, it’s not easy, but when I out dive guys 20 years my junior and look in the mirror it becomes the farthest thought from my mind.
I cannot recommend Doug and his trainers more highly. It means your life!
Time is money - health is wealth.
I'm a finance executive who's life was a bit out of control. I knew I needed a kick in the pants to get me on the right path. I came in for a consultation and haven't left. I must admit, sometimes I don't want to go, but I always walk away feeling better. My doctor told me that my test results are through the roof, something in common with most of the people I've met at CS. If you believe that your health is wealth and time is money, then these are the guys to see. I'll be with them for a long time. You can thank me if you're there the same time I am.
Changed my life!. I was looking for a personal trainer in Santa Barbara and after finding a woman in Montecito, who I worked with, I ended up getting hurt. It wasn't until doing some research that I found Doug Holt at Conditioning Specialists. Doug wasn't available for the time I needed as he was already booked, but he set me up with a trainer who had a degree in exercise science and a level of knowledge that I didn't know existed. My back pain went away, I dropped three sizes, and I feel better than I even thought was possible for me. You have to do yourself a favor by seeing the personal training team at Conditioning Specialists.
Best Personal Training Experience.
I am really not complaining. I believe if it took me this long to put on the extra weight, I am so happy to see it start to come off. I train with a great bunch of people at 6AM, all with similar goals. I drag myself in and by 7AM we are giving each other high fives !
The studio is very clean and well lit. Water and towels are always available at no charge. The price, for what I get, is very reasonable. My trainer pushes me so that I work to the best of my ability. He knows my goals and always says that my goals are his goals.
I have never once felt alone, out of place or alienated. The level of professionalism is incredible. I have referred Conditioning Specialists to three of my friends and will continue to recommend the studio to anyone looking for a great place to train.
The Right Place To Be At !. I Joined Conditioning Specialists about a month ago. I just love it and regret the time I wasted at other gyms in town. At Conditioning Specialists you get nothing but the best. The personal Trainers enthusiasm and passion about help you to reach your goal is amazing. Prices there are very reasonable and anyone could afford. You will find the Support and the help your need in there, whether it's getting back in shape, regular healthy workout, weight loss or whatever your goal is, without you know your goal will become their goal as well. Awesome team, Great atmosphere. If you have in mind and wants it to become reality... start by joining Conditioning Specialists first and go from there...
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