CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
— Winston Churchill
Diana chose to become a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2017 to enhance her career and assist others to achieve their fitness and health goals. Diana has been a licensed practicing Occupational Therapist for the last 17 years and holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Scranton. Although she has worked with many populations throughout the years, her passion has been for early mobility and functionality in critically injured or ill people. She believes that mobility and movement are paramount to wellness, not only for the critically ill, but for everyone.
As a child and teenager, she was a competitive swimmer, volleyball player, and cheerleader until suffering a badly broken leg at the age of sixteen. After this, she became interested in therapy, but exercise fell by the wayside as college and career took precedence. Although she remained active, it wasn’t until 2013 when she moved back to her hometown area, after several cross-country relocations, that she reconnected with an ongoing exercise regimen. Initially, it was difficult for her to get back into a routine, but by finding types of exercise that she enjoyed, it became a way of life again.
After having worked in the medical field for so long, she wanted to expand her career to help people outside of a clinical setting. Diana decided to become a personal trainer because exercise is something that she not only enjoys, but believes in for overall health and well-being, and she wanted to be able to share that with others.
They say that if you do something you love, then you’ll never work a day in your life. This is a primary reason that Diana embarked on this journey into helping others find not only fitness, but wellness.
B.S. Occupational Therapy-OTR/L