Meet the Local Fitness Experts


Doug Holt

Doug Holt is the publisher of Santa Barbara Fitness Magazine. Doug started Santa Barbara Fitness Magazine in 2004 while working with the International Sports Sciences Association. At the time, Doug saw a need for a dedicated publication to help the community of Santa Barbara stay informed on the health and fitness opportunities in Santa Barbara. When not pretending to work, Doug enjoys playing soccer in local leagues, getting outside hiking, and trying new things.


Viju Mathew

Viju Mathew has been the photo editor for three national publications (Islands, Spa, and Destination Weddings & Honeymoons), an Associate Editor for Spa magazine, Destination Wine Country, and Elite Meetings (A publication on the meetings industry and business travel). Freelance writing has appeared in numerous publications both regional and national including, Resorts & Great Hotels, Spa, Islands, Snow, Discovery Life, and

“We live in a community that is outwardly dedicated to self-improvement through fitness, health, and nutrition. We know our locals work hard so they can play hard, and SB Fitness is dedicated to helping them do so. We are committed to serving our readers as a resource by making the information they need to reach their fitness goals more accessible..” – Doug Holt

Darcy Curry

Darcy Curry

Darcy Curry is the Queen of Operations. Not only does she make sure everyone stays in line, but she has acquired the skills and knowledge it takes to help run a multitude of businesses. Darcy has a degree in Communication with an emphasis on Sport Management. With a father who taught her the importance of making health and fitness a priority.


Carol Miciano

Carol B. Miciano is the backbone of Santa Barbara Fitness. Carol helps with the day-to-day operations of the online magazine, making sure things run smoothly for the team. Carol has a degree in Information Technology. When not helping the team at Santa Barbara Fitness Magazine, Carol volunteers her time helping children at schools close by where she lives.


Adrienne Smith

Adrienne Smith has been a fierce competitor since she was a little girl - everything from figure skating and circus classes to more recently trying her cards as a professional triathlete for a few years. She was jazzed by Power Vinyasa Yoga after taking her first class, and a few short years later she opened up a yoga studio offering fun, challenging and powerful yoga classes that allow her to mix movement, action and inspiration into a rad career that helps enrich the community.

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