Doug Holt

Santa Barbara, CA

Even as a young boy, Doug would set up small business ventures to make extra money and enjoyed both the creative and analytical processes that entrepreneurship brought out of him. “I’ve always enjoyed the creative process that comes with being a businessman.

When I’m asked why I choose to work so much, I tell people it’s just that, a choice. I find entrepreneurship to be both a rewarding and a creative outlet. You can always be better, yet very few people work hard at doing so.”

Doug’s most commonly recognized as an expert in the following fields:

The Fitness Industry

Internet Marketing and Strategy

Informational and Motivational Speaking

Doug 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 also the managing CEO of Conditioning Specialists, running the day-to-day business operations as well as providing fitness services to clientele. Doug is able to draw upon his experience as a former gym manager, recreational sports supervisor, and his years in the exercise equipment industry to give clients a well-rounded offering of services. Doug Holt is also the editor of Santa Barbara Fitness Magazine, former Assistant Director for the International Sports Sciences Association, as well as the former Director of Information Services for the National Board of Fitness Examiners. Doug has taught and developed courses internationally and locally such as the ones at the Santa Barbara Business School.

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.

You can find Doug's long list of fitness and Internet credentials at

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