- Certificates Held:
- Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach
- Certified Moderation365 Nutritional Consultant
- ACE Personal Trainer
- Likes: Books, Back Squats, and The Real Housewives
- Dislikes: The sound of people chewing, Leafy greens, and that gap between my chin and the bar, as I try for my strict pull up!
Diana’s interest in nutrition and fitness started as a teenager when she became absorbed in the pursuit of weight loss.
“I struggled with disordered eating and sought dieting and exercise out as means of controlling my body and how it looked. I actually did the cabbage soup diet for a week when I was 14! I tried a lot of different things over the years from counting points to counting macros, to intermittent fasting, and lots of things in between. Likewise, my fitness journey includes so many different pursuits. From the days of being a cardio queen to bodybuilding to marathon running and Bikram yoga, I was always looking for the thing the felt right for me in both my fitness and nutrition efforts. I always believed in the value of sound nutrition and quality movement but found myself frustrated that I consistency seemed to elude me. Nonetheless, I persisted.
Fast forward to about four years ago, I had just come off of the first figure competition I had ever done (and probably only one I’ll ever do), and my mindset around nutrition was the most unhealthy it had ever been. I knew I needed to find a way to work through the years of disordered eating and dieting and come to a good, healthy place with food. So I worked on shifting both my mindset and my behaviors and found peace with food I hadn’t known in many, many years. Not long after, I decided it was time to put my long-standing desire to help others work through their own nutritional challenges into action. So I became certified as a nutrition coach and have been putting all my years of dieting and UN-dieting experiences into practice ever since!
Around this same time, I decided it was time to do something different with my fitness. The idea of working out for aesthetic goals no longer interested me like it once had. I wanted challenging workouts, and I wanted to have fun. That’s when I happened upon Nevermore. I never thought I’d start doing Crossfit, always believed the things people say about people who do Crossfit, but when I walked into Nevermore for the first time, it was clear to me that this place wasn’t at all like the image of Crossfit that I had in my head. The coaches were so personable and the members so welcoming. It felt like a place to belong. I’m finally in a place where I’m ready to work on fitness goals again, and there is never any shortage of support and encouragement in the Nevermore community…especially at a 6 am outdoor class in the dead of winter!”