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Kicking Ass with the DIAKADI Difference

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Kicking Ass with the DIAKADI Difference

 

The beginning of the  DIAKADI Difference Program, which allows a participant to work with trainers once to twice a week for three months, focusing on fitness, diet, and lifestyle choices.

DDP focus: The Medea Project: Theater for incarcerated women  

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 Top 5 Ways to Stick To Your New Year's Resolutions

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Top 5 Ways to Stick To Your New Year's Resolutions

Somehow the New Year has come and gone, and we're now on the fast track to February. How did that even happen? Nevertheless, the "new year, new you" mantra is in full swing and if you are the type of person to make resolutions, let's do a quick check-in. How are they going? If they're no longer going, don't stress. Our DIAKADI trainers say it's time to regroup, start over, and get this show on the road. 

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Top 5 Most Shreddable Snowboard + Ski Runs in Tahoe

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Top 5 Most Shreddable Snowboard + Ski Runs in Tahoe

Looking to hit the slopes this snow season? DIAKADI team members have some of the top recommendations for snowboarding and skiing in Tahoe this season! From secret runs, to ideas on fun family activities, this is truly the inside scoop to the best spots in Tahoe. Read below for some of the best recommendations in the Bay Area.

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FIT for HER: Raising Funds for Clean Water

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FIT for HER: Raising Funds for Clean Water

Every December I set intentions to strive for in the upcoming year. While writing my intentions in 2015, I had this desire to REALLY give back and spend time working with an organization that speaks to me. I discovered The Her Initiative through the power of Instagram seeing the lovely Jenna Kutcher talk about her experience. Since then I kept 'Her' on my radar and was inspired by their efforts, grace and compassion. 

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DIAKADI GALLERY FEATURED ARTIST: JENNY PHILLIPS.

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DIAKADI GALLERY FEATURED ARTIST: JENNY PHILLIPS.

This quarter, we proudly feature the art of Jenny Phillips. Jenny has been painting and print making for 30 years. She uses paper, wax, watercolor, oil, graphite and other media to explore the interplay between line-work, surface, and texture. Influenced by shapes and patterns found in nature, she creates subtle and meditative artworks, focusing on the evocation of mood rather than the depiction of form. She strives for an austere beauty, achieved through the use of a restrained vocabulary. 

"My work centers on feeling, rather than ideology. I am drawn to quietness, subtlety and understatement. I want to evoke the mood and luminosity that coastal light and organic form inspire, seeking a balance between simplicity and a rich sensory quality."

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Tune Out Haters + Critics and Achieve Your Fitness Goals

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Tune Out Haters + Critics and Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Whether we are ready to change careers, decide to travel the world, or start working out to get healthy or in the best shape of our lives, we know that it helps to have a support group to change our habits or achieve a goal.

My friends and family encouraged me to start a career in personal training after I left the biotech industry. Their support and little kicks in the butt were exactly what I needed in those moments of self doubt about my new direction.

However, this support didn’t happen overnight. Some of the same people who gave me the confidence to follow my new career path were the ones who years earlier, when I started body building and paying attention to what I ate, tried to sway me back into old habits with a glass of wine or a delicious cookie. Comments like, “ Come on, you can afford that cookie” or “Live a little, have a shot with us” were common during social events.

The hard truth is that people might not understand how to deal once it hits home that you are actually changing. It was frustrating to not receive support and it made me feel like an outcast at times. I know that was never anyone’s intention, but it sure could feel lonely. Judging by the stories my clients share every day, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced it, too.

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DIAKADI SWEET SIXTEEN

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DIAKADI SWEET SIXTEEN

WE ARE CROWNING THE ‘NUMBER ONE HEALTHY HABIT TO PROVIDE A WELL-TUNED BODY AND HEALTHFUL LIFE’

We here at DIAKADI love a good championship bracket. So when Yale BUSTED all of our March Madness brackets, we decided to put our 16 favorite healthy habits head-to-head. The Bay Area’s most educated fitness trainers and performance coaches have voted, and the results are in.

 

 

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DB04 Has A New Home

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DB04 Has A New Home

Thank you so much for your support and journey with us. We're thrilled to have a platform to share our experiences with you. 

If you have been a follower of our blog, you may have noticed that we have had a bit of a makeover. All of our blogs moving forward will now be built into to our website, right here. AWESOME! 

If you want to dig through our archives and find that incredible entry about hiking or snowboarding then we invite you to click-through this link and you'll be redirected to our old platform. 

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Top 5 Habits to Embrace this Year

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Top 5 Habits to Embrace this Year

Bad habits are difficult to break. Let 2015 be the year that you conquer your goals and live the life that’s best for you! Don’t think for one second we are about to begin the new year by emphasizing only the things you should stop doing. Instead, we have put together a list of good habits to start in the new year allowing you to reach the ultimate goal of happiness...  

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

- Leonardo Da Vinci

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