Diana has worked in the fitness and wellness industry for 26 years and began her experience with fitness as a 2-sport all-state athlete at Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio. She went on to study Recreational Therapy and Kinesiotherapy at the University of Toledo where she began teaching fitness classes at the age of 19 years old after completing an intensive training program at the Student Recreational Center.

Throughout the past 26 years, Diana has acquired numerous certifications and credentials that span the wide scope of fitness, athletic training, clinical needs, rehabilitation, nutrition, stress management, and therapies of many kinds. Her passion and desire to continue her education and to assist others in living their healthiest, most balanced life is unsurpassed. She now, through her yoga teacher training school, Essence of Yoga, is training others to also assist anyone wanting to make their life the healthiest possible.

Here are the credentials Diana has acquired:

  • 26 years in the fitness/wellness industry
  • 6 ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certifications
    • Certified Medical Exercise Specialist (CMES)
    • Certified Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
    • Certified Behavioral Change Specialist
    • Health Coach
    • Group Fitness Instructor
    • Personal Trainer
  • Full Stott Pilates Certification, Level II
  • E-RYT 500 (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance
    • E-RYS Essence of Yoga to Certify Yoga Teachers
    • RPYT (Prenatal) and RCYT (Children) with Yoga Alliance
  • C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist
  • EMBER Certified Yoga Instructor (Trauma Sensitive Yoga Instruction)
  • Licensed Spiritual Healer
  • Certified Reiki Master
  • Board Certified Holistic Alternative Psychology Master
  • Board Certified Sound Therapy Practitioner with Soma Energetics
  • Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist through VSA
  • TRX Suspension Trainer Certified Instructor/Trainer
  • Johnny G. Star 3 Certified Spinning Instructor
  • IIA Certified Clinical and Therapeutic Aromatherapist
  • IIN Certified Health Coach
  • Current student of the Function Medicine Coaching Academy (will graduate in Sept. 2018)
  • Current student of Lorin Roche’s Meditation Teacher Training
  • Published Writer
  • Keynote speaker for several groups and organizations on fitness and wellness
  • Managed one of the largest fitness departments in the Toledo area for over 3 years
  • Experience with a multitude of individuals including:
    • Elite and non-competitive athletes of all sports
    • Pre and post-therapy patients of all kinds
    • Pre and post-natal clients
    • Pre and post-surgical patients
    • Children and teens
    • Seniors and disabilities
  • University of Toledo Bachelor’s of Science with focus in Health and Wellness, Master’s Degree in Progress.
  • Multiple speciality focuses in continuing education