Diana holds a BS in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Tampa is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Cancer Exercise Specialist (CES) and Sharecare Certified, NASM.
In addition to training clients Diana is a recognized writer on health and fitness topics. She writes a monthly column for SUSIE Magazine and GX Magazine, as well as featured in various nationwide publications and websites. She also speaks at schools and women’s groups on how to integrate exercise, nutrition and healthy habits into day-to-day life. Diana has also competed in figure competitions through the National Physique Committee (NPC).
Diana believes good health is a lifestyle choice and is passionate about helping individuals of all ages and fitness levels develop and achieve their personal fitness and life changing goals.
Areas of Specialty: Functional Strength Training, Core Training, Pre/Post Natal, Teen Fitness, Weight Management and Exercise and Cancer
The number one nutrition concern for teen athletes is that they consume the proper amount of calories from quality food to keep up with the demands required of any sport. Skipping meals and poor eating habits will cause a teen to struggle with the high energy, endurance and stamina required for p...
I’m a cancer survivor myself and know first hand how exercise benefits those with cancer. I also have the benefit of my degree and experience and was able to help myself stay motivated and positive even when it felt so dark. I’ve been honored to help those going into, coming out of or in
Hydration is critical for any athlete especially if highly active for over an hour. When you're active your body naturally produces heat. Sweating acts as a cooling system which helps to prevent dehydration and over heating. If you don't consume enough water to replace the loss fluids then dehydrati
Hi Diana, I came down with shingles 3 weeks ago and am trying to get backinto exercise. the shingles affected the right side of my lower back and went around my right hip and the right side of my pubic area. I can exercise lightly, but there are things that make the shingles pain worse (jumping for one). I can dance lightly and can do my weights program. do you have any suggestions for an effective ab workout for me? It hurts to lay on my back. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Diana, Sorry to let 24 days pass without checking in! Had a check up with my oncologist (all's normal) & the 4-year anniversary of my cancer surgery. Since I had the day off for my birthday, I took some "me" time: I upped the intensity of my Kettlebell practice routine & then took a long (13 mi) walk on the trails. I hope you have had a great June so far! ~ Vicki
Hi Diana, doing fine and starting my exercises again. I know what to expect now and will get down to 150. That's my new goal. Thanks for checking in. My blood tests were all fine. So will keep you posted. Enjoy your week. lol