Our friend, Jenna Pardini of Fitness and the City, wrote an amazing review of her experience at DIAKADI. Read how she is taking new year's resolutions to the next level! ***
Happy New Year! I can't believe that came around so fast. I'm pretty excited to start a fresh year, with a lot more goals on the top of my mind. It's a great time to rejuvenate and get motivated again! In the past years, have you made a resolution to get healthy and fit, only to turn out in a month or two? It's not uncommon at all, but this is the year you will stick to it!
Speaking of resolutions and getting a jump start on new fitness goals, I recently visited DIAKADI- San Francisco's most comprehensive fitness, performance, and life facility. If you haven't heard of DIAKADI (like myself before the visit) I HIGHLY suggest you check them out!
Since opening in 2004 as San Francisco's largest personal training-only gym, owners Billy Polson and Mike Clausen have worked diligently to gather a portfolio of San Francisco's premiere health and wellness services. The key distinction of the facility is definitely its personal training. DIAKADI has been recognized to have the BEST personal trainers in the city based on their custom-design, detailed assessments and individualized programs for all types and levels of clients.
I HAVE NOT had a better personal training experience then I did with Billy. Before my session I filled out a comprehensive client intake form and when I arrived he knew exactly what I needed to work on. Honestly, going in I felt like he would show me the basics (which I already knew) and try to sell me on the gym. This was not the case AT ALL. I have a lot of neck and shoulder pain often causing headaches and Billy cut straight to the point, noticed my issues and showed that he cared to do anything he can to help me. He showed me new exercises which I'm almost positive will change my life (not even kidding), he gave me advice on how to de-stress, as well as nutritional goals, which I have begun to implement this new year. Since our session, he has checked in with me to see how I am progressing, given me a plan of action, as well as sent me videos he took of me during our session so I can look over at home. I could not have had a better experience at DIAKADI. They are SUPER friendly, action oriented and entirely focused on your goals. The facility is amazing, great locker rooms, juice bar and snacks. They also have a relaxation room, TRX ropes, an area for boxing and pretty much anything you need to reach your goals. You can't go wrong. I look forward to going back!
DIAKADI is also expanding their facility to provide even more room for training and new equipment. Same location, more square footage! They are also thinking about starting group fitness classes, so stay tuned for that.
After my session at DIAKADI I was clear on what I needed to focus on this year. Here are a few on my list of resolutions for 2015:
- Eliminate all of my neck and shoulder pain by continuously working on my posture and exercises.
- Eliminate processed foods from my diet (breads, powders, bars)
- Eliminate caffeine (this is a tough one for me, yikes!!)
- Start my day with eggs and green smoothie, rather than a starch.
- Stress LESS! Enjoy more. (Billy mentioned I check out Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin)
Thank you so much for having me DIAKADI! You guys rock!