Scott B. Crawford (born July 8, 1974) is a professional trainer, counselor and fellow of applied functional science. He is the founder and director of SOMA Get Fit, a luxury fitness company that offers adventures and retreats in Santa Barbara and surrounding areas. Scott has been practicing, teaching and promoting personal health & wellness since 1998.
Scott holds fitness licenses from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Stott Pilates (Mat, Reformer, Cadillac and V2 Max) and the Cooper Institute, which is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and applications in preventative medicine and fitness. His bodywork certifications include The Body Therapy Institute’s 200-hour program in massage therapy, Santa Barbara Bodyworks’ Holistic Health Practitioner
1000-hour program, CAMTC and an MBLEX national massage license. He is also a certified hatha yoga instructor, trained by Santa Barbara’s White Lotus Foundation. In 2010, he attended The Gray Institute and became a GIFT Fellow of its world-class program in Applied Functional Science as well as CAFS. He is additionally a deep bodywork practitioner, having studied under Perry Holloman at Esalen Institute. He studied Anatomy Structural Integration with Tom Myers in Walpole, Maine.
Early Life and Education
Scott was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He played soccer, football, and baseball during his early school years, excelling in baseball and soccer. After graduating from Brookhaven College in 1997 with an Associate's degree in psychology, he attended Texas Wesleyan University on a full soccer scholarship. He graduated from The University of North Texas in 1998 with a degree in sociology and an emphasis in psychology.
He attended graduate school at Dallas Theological Seminary where he completed Master’s degrees in theology and psychology in 2000 and 2002. Graduating with a 3.6 GPA, he enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, studying clinical psychology with an emphasis in somatic psychology. He also studied clinical psychology as a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of San Diego, where he specialized in
sports psychology. He is a licensed marriage family counselor in California.
Scott has been teaching and championing fitness-as-a-lifestyle for over 20 years. He's branded his own dynamic approach to health, wellness and personal training: one that holistically integrates body, mind and spirit by combining acute mental training with demanding but enjoyable physical exercise and memorable cultural outings.
Scott attended Texas Wesleyan on a full soccer scholarship, and from there, he was recruited to play professionally. From 1994 to 2001, Scott played for four pro teams: the Texas Toros, Dallas Burn, Dallas Sidekicks, and Texas Lightning.
He has coached boys’ and girls’ teams for the Dallas Comets Soccer Club and the Santa Barbara Soccer Club. There, he helped young players hone their skills and win scholarships to top college programs. He went on to get his International Premier Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as well as a National “A” License from the United States Soccer Federation.
Personal Trainer Career
Scott began his career in personal training in 2002 at Trophy Fitness in Dallas, Texas. In 2005, he moved to California and began a full-time position at 24 Hour Fitness in Santa Barbara before moving to Spectrum Health Club in 2007 as a master/elite trainer. He served as Fitness Coordinator for post-op patients at the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center during this time, as well as an ambassador for Lululemon Athletica community-outreach athletic programs. In 2007, he was also hired as BACARA Resort and Spa’s Wellness Choreographer for Destination Transformation, a customizable long-stay wellness program for resort VIP guests. In 2008, Scott moved to Platinum Fitness in Montecito/Summerland, working as a functional trainer alongside Peter Park (Lance Armstrong’s trainer). He also worked as a mind-body specialist at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa during this time. In 2010, to expand his fitness footprint into the Los Angeles area, Scott began working at The Sports Club/LA as a private trainer and as a Pilates instructor at the club’s flagship location in West LA. Scott would go on to join the West Hollywood Spa team in Sunset Plaza and
Beverly Hills Equinox Clubs, as well.
SOMA Get Fit and The Lifestyle
To advance his philosophy and approach to wellness and training, Scott founded SOMA Get Fit in Santa Barbara in 2007. SOMA Get Fit provides custom-tailored, goal-specified, integrated training, holistically combined with mental-wellness consulting, Pilates training, yoga, nutrition education, outdoor activities, and bodywork—all in single sessions. Suited to all ages and fitness levels, Scott's customized SOMA programs begin with in-depth health/fitness evaluations and can include beach and mountain training, hiking, sport-specific training, horseback riding,
overnight to week-long retreats, and life-coaching services.
Scott has hosted SOMA Retreats for a number of high-end, high-visibility clients. Among these are Michelle Williams, Kelsey Grammar, Jackie Sandler, Princess of Monaco Charlene Wittstock, Anna Muganda Ballali (Tanzanian royal family), Clive Davis, Katharina Damm, Rashida Jones, Michael Jordan, Avery Johnson, Daphnee Guinness (heir of Guinness beer), Billy Baldwin, Dallas Clark, Calvin Klein, Yvette Prieto, Janice Dickinson, Katy Perry, Liberty Ross, John Sykes, Sheyene Gerardi, Priyanka Chopra, Rick Warren, Tracy Wyle, Kate Somerville, Andrew Weir and Sandy Lam. SOMA Get Fit has been featured in more than 30 regional and national publications, including Marie Claire, Sunset, Angeleno, Santa Barbara Visitor’s Magazine, Alaska Air Magazine, and The Hollywood Reporter.
Scott has expressed interest in franchising the SOMA Get Fit brand.
In 2011, Scott partnered with the exclusive La Prairie Switzerland Spas at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air, members of the Dorchester Collection brand of luxury hotels, where he instituted a wellness retreat program called The Lifestyle by Scott Crawford. The Lifestyle is a customizable wellness package intended to train and heal the body, teach and calm the mind, rejuvenate and center the spirit. These customized fitness packages range from hour-long to day-long sessions and can include freshly prepared organic meals, physical movement sessions, transportation to selected cultural activities, spa treatments, acupuncture, horseback riding, acting classes and/or further fitness classes.
The Lifestyle has garnered praise in websites and magazines including:
Urban Daddy • The Hollywood Reporter • Examiner • Prestige Magazine • Angeleno Magazine • Foam Magazine
• The Sunday Times Style Magazine • Elite Traveler • Travel Video News • Vital Juice • The Independent
According to Britain’s Independent, "Scott is part personal trainer, part life coach and concierge,” and his programmes incorporate everything from hiking to acting classes.” A Hollywood Reporter article muses, “It seems safe to say that The Lifestyle by Scott Crawford…has the only workout that includes shopping or a trip to the museum. Crawford’s program features cultural excursions alongside physical exercises and spiritual activities like meditation, which Crawford has organized into half and full-day wellness retreats.” And The Sunday Times Style Magazine gushes that "The Lifestyle allows guests to create a flexible timetable from a ‘sky's the limit’ list of classes, spa treatments and activities…. the level of personalized TLC is like being wrapped in a luxurious comfort blanket.” Scott is happy to report that The Beverly Hills Hotel purchased The Lifestyle program in 2013.
Scott currently resides in Santa Barbara, CA, where he has created the successful wellness brands Santa Barbara Wine Spa, Santa Barbara Sparkling Spa, 805 Massage Company, and Princess Tabs, Inc. He runs his boutique spa, Santa Barbara Sparkling Spa, from its flagship location on State Street in downtown Santa Barbara. Scott continues to consult for top-tier hotels such as the Santa Ynez Inn, where he leads teams in buying, design, spa menu creation, and complete staff training.