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DB04 by DIAKADI fitness. performance. life | October 30, 2014

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Foam Rolling the Upper Back

October 17, 2014 |

Since many of us carry our tension in our backs, you might be feeling a little extra tense this week, and we totally understand. With work conferences, Giants games, construction, and public transit delays, who wouldn’t be feeling a little extra tight? But don’t worry, we’ve got your back!

If you suffer from the occasional upper back tightness that many of us do, look no further. In this week’s Quick Tip, Jenny shows us a simple way to use the foam roller to release tension in the muscles of the upper back.

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What Do You Really Want?

October 15, 2014 |

Many of my clients come to me to figure out the answer to this very question. They have lives that are pretty good but they still feel like something is missing. It’s just not awesome. They want more.  And they want to know what they can do about it.

The first thing we do is figure out and identify what you really want. What would your ideal life look like? Your work life? Your personal life? At first glance, it seems like these are simple questions to answer. And we often treat them as such – giving simple answers where we write down a few details and we’re good, right?

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DIAKADI Trainer Sean Mapoles Introduces Red Revive

October 10, 2014 |

DIAKADI trainer Sean Mapoles will be introducing his new organic supplement, Red Revive, to DIAKADI in November! Stop by to say hi and test his anabolic nitro boosting creation!



  • Date: Wednesday November 5th
  • Time: 7-10am
  • Location: DIAKADI
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How Much Sleep Do You Need?

October 6, 2014 |

As a sleep researcher and sleep educator, the most common question I get is, “How do I know how much sleep I need?” It’s a tricky question because the benefits of sleep are only partially determined by sleep duration. When people ask this question, what they really mean is, “What are the things I need to do in order for me to get all the physiological and behavioral benefits of a perfectly managed sleep-wake practice?” This article will help you answer that question, and one component of that question is understanding how much time you need to spend in bed per night. First, we need to review important fundamentals of sleep and wake regulation, otherwise the guidance here won’t make much sense.

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Top 7 Reasons Everyone Should Learn Handstands

September 26, 2014 |

1. Practice Forming Healthy Habits

There are two ways to adopt new behaviors: increase motivation or decrease the barrier for entry. In fitness, attempting to increase motivation is the predominant form of behavioral modification, and most often through “negative incentivizing.” Have you ever been pressured or guilt tripped for not training hard enough? I certainly have.

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Find Your Fit Program

September 19, 2014 |
Jason Tawiah is a trainer and fitness enthusiast who works on building opportunities to make health and fitness easily accessible and enjoyable to all. By creating products and media that may be used for these purposes.
Find Your Fit Is a channel dedicated to bringing its viewers the latest in fitness in their communities. Highlighting gyms and classes taking fitness to the next level. Using original and creative philosophies, these gyms are offering intense and effective classes in unique facilities.
Watch the videos below to see the top notch assessments DIAKADI provides to personalize your workout plans to your needs.

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Embrace Yourself and Live Your Best Life: Cassandra Steptoe’s Story

September 12, 2014 |

DIAKADI Client Cassandra Steptoe has a story to tell. A story about rising above the rough times in her life and opening up her heart and life to the world. At 58 years old, Cassandra has lost 20 lbs since she started her training with DIAKADI Trainer Polina Smith, but more importantly, she has learned to embrace her body and is excited to be living her life to the fullest.

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Loosening the Pecs with the Orb Ball

September 8, 2014 |

Rolling around on the floor sounds fun, right? This month’s Quick Tip may have you doing just that, and you’ll be glad you did! Join co-owner Scott Schwartz as he shows you how to use the Posture Ball to open your pectoral muscles. Opening these muscles will give your upper body greater range of motion and it will feel great too.

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