Aurora started off as a student intern at DIAKADI in order to complete her degree in Exercise Physiology at Marquette University. She drove coast to coast to move from Wisconsin to San Francisco to continue to be surrounded by incredibly motivated trainers and knowledgable business owners in efforts to learn and discover her passion. In her spare time she's running along the beach or the bay, playing tennis, or walking dogs around the city. At DIAKADI, Aurora found her niche helping with website design, creating the monthly client & trainer newsletters, and editing the DIAKADI & The Business Movement blogs.
Mike started his training/coaching career in 2002, after finishing paramedic school. In 2004, after working side by side for 2 years at a private gym, Mike & Billy opened DIAKADI Fitness Performance (DIAKADI Body), as a way to coach their clients in a large open space. Mike currently still trains his long term clients, but spends the majority of his time managing the operations of DIAKADI. During his free time, Mike will be found wandering among German Shepherds and listening to country music. He is so thankful that his career has afforded him the time to help volunteer in saving and rescuing at risk German Shepherds for Golden State German Shepherd Rescue. He also helps out Billy at Muttville helping senior dogs get adopted. One day he hopes to spend his time on the Boba Rexscue Ranch so that he can help to foster many dogs at once!
Growing up in an athletic family, John Hackbert found his way to the Fitness Industry with ease. After studying Kinesiology but mostly playing tennis in college, John moved to San Francisco and found his fitness home at Pacific Heights Health Club, starting as a Personal Trainer and eventually becoming Manager of the historic family owned establishment. Moving on, John found a creative spark in his role at DIAKADI, overseeing all design + branding aspects of marketing materials, social media and various other areas of our creative process here at DIAKADI.
Billy earned his first personal trainer certification and opened his independent trainer practice in 1998 out of a small basement gym on Polk Street in San Francisc. In 2004, he and Mike Clausen opened DIAKADI Fitness Performance (originally known as DIAKADI Body) in order to train their clients without limits of space or equipment. Currently Billy focuses on new business development for DIAKADI, leads the DIAKADI NEXT Intern Program, and oversees The Business Movement, DIAKADI's educational coursework and business coaching for fitness entrepreneurs. From time to time you may see random dogs napping in Billy's office, as he weekly devotes time to volunteer at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue and fosters rescue dogs for Golden State German Shepherd Rescue.
Tiana De Los Santos
As the Business Operations Manager, Tiana oversees the DIAKADI community - team members, trainers, and clients - to ensure a positive, safe, and uplifting environment where anyone can reach their goals. You'll find her brainstorming with the team, conversing with clients, and assisting trainers with equipment needs. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she likes to spend time outdoors exploring with her toddler son or teaching him about her Tahitian dance passion.
Growing up a multi-sport athlete it was almost destined for Jason to work within the sports and fitness industry. After receiving his degree in Kinesiology, Jason pursued a career in the athletic industry working for the San Francisco 49ers, where he developed educational fitness programs for youth that would convey the importance of physical activity and proper nutrition. Searching for a role that would allow for more creative expression, Jason came to DIAKADI to develop video content along with manage all trainer operations and continued education events here.
As DIAKADI's Referral Director, Holly makes the perfect match between client and trainer. She creates an experience like no other, helping our clients develop an intelligent plan to achieve their ideal body and lifestyle. Originally from the Midwest, she's made San Francisco her home for the last 5 years. Dolores Park is her happy place and in her spare time you can find her taking a hip-hop class or booking a bike with SoulCycle.