Though Dr. Stacey Naito is a fully licensed and board-certified family practice physician, she is by no means a typical doctor. While in the midst of residency training, she was approached by the owner of the hospital and hand-selected to train in cosmetic dermatology, eventually serving as the Director of Cosmetic Research at a Los Angeles based hospital. She became a published medical researcher, worked extensively with all major dermatological laser platforms, and became known as the “Filler Queen” as a result of her artistry and skilled hand with Botox and dermal fillers. After working for a number of years in primary care and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Naito decided to expand her menu of services by offering weight management, nutritional overhauls, and body transformation services. In more recent years, she also became involved in anti-aging medicine and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and is committed to optimizing the health of the aging population.
Dr. Naito has also spent her entire adult life harboring a strong passion for fitness. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Occidental College and began working as a fitness trainer immediately upon obtaining her degree. Weight training became an integral part of Dr. Naito’s daily routine, even during her post-doctoral residency training which at times had her working up to 120 hours per week. As a result of her determination to continue training while tackling an extremely rigorous schedule, she sent a strong message to patients and colleagues that it was indeed possible to make exercise a priority, even in in the face of a demanding workload.
Dr. Naito’s interest in fitness continued, growing into an all-consuming and life-shifting focus when she began competing in the Bikini Division of the National Physique Committee (NPC) bodybuilding world in 2009. She quickly moved up the ranks and eventually attained IFBB Professional Status in July 2013 at the NPC Team Universe in Teaneck, NJ. Dr. Naito’s undergraduate degree in Exercise Science, along with over two decades of experience as a fitness trainer, her background in weight training, and her experience as an IFBB Bikini Pro have provided her with additional tools by which she can positively impact the lives of her patients and clients.
When not working as a physician and body transformation coach, Dr. Naito also writes for numerous fitness, wellness and bodybuilding entities as well as her own blog, models, and is very active on social media platforms. She has become known for her YouTube product and supplement videos, and is a respected authoritative expert in the bodybuilding and fitness world. She also keeps herself very busy with frequent modeling gigs, ranging from fashion to fitness, swimsuit and spokesmodeling. She also attends fitness events and expos as well as bodybuilding competitions throughout the year, often representing supplement companies and show promoters. As if this wasn’t enough, she is also passionate about reaching the over-40 audience through television and social media as a means of empowering them, and letting them know that it is indeed possible to improve with age.
Dr. Naito truly leads by example, defying the aging process through proper nutrition, intense regular exercise and natural supplements. She is completely committed to inspiring others to take a proactive stance in optimizing their health, wellness, vitality and fitness levels.