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DB04 by DIAKADI fitness. performance. life | September 17, 2014

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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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Is a Low-Carb Diet Ruining Your Health?

September 4, 2014 |

This is a guest post by Laura Schoenfeld, a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Public Health, and staff nutritionist and content manager for ChrisKresser.com. You can learn more about Laura by checking out her popular blog or visiting her on Facebook.

Carbohydrates, and the role they play in a healthy diet, are one of the most hotly contested nutritional debates in the world, both in conventional and ancestral health circles.

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Pitch in the Zone with Thomas “Hawk” Jacquez

September 3, 2014 |

DIAKADI Trainer Thomas “Hawk” Jacquez has started In the Zone baseball training camp for athletes looking to strengthen their muscles through baseball conditioning. His Fall Yard Work Sessions strengthen, rebuild, and recharge your “baseball muscles”. Fall Yard Work targets the … Read More

It’s Time To Escape Average

August 28, 2014 |

Want to lead an unremarkably average life?

Do what everyone else expects you to do. Don’t stand out. Don’t break any rules. Surround yourself with people that think just like you.  Accept what people tell you at face value. Get a regular job. Stay close to home. Don’t take any risks. Accept what you’ve been ‘given’.

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Is All Sugar Created Equal?

August 25, 2014 |

You’ve probably heard it countless times, especially in low-carb circles: sugar is sugar is sugar. This is true in principle – the glucose, fructose, and sucrose found in table sugar or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are the same molecules as the glucose, fructose, and sucrose in honey, fruit, and starchy vegetables.

But when it comes to the way your body uses these sugars, these foods are hardly comparable. In this article, I’ll show you why all sugar is not created equal, and why you should care.

Does sugar from fruit and starchy vegetables have the same impact on your health as a candy bar?

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Why Setting Realistic Goals Is A Bad Idea

August 21, 2014 |

Have a goal you’re working towards? Did you follow the common advice to set a SMART goal (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Timely)?

Well tell me something. How does the thought of achieving it make you feel?

Pretty good? … Great?…. or Freakin’ amazing?

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West Coast Graffiti Artist Brings SF Inspired Canvases into DIAKADI

August 18, 2014 |

You know what we think is kick ass? When two local small business can use their own momentum to inspire, motivate, and build community.That’s the purpose behind DIAKADI Gallery. Having a local artist whose work brings inspiration, positivity, and style into the facility is meant to breathe motivation and provoke emotion and thought into our clients and trainers.

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