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Diakadi

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290 Division St. Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94103
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(415) 985-7226
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Best

I recieved a gift from my wife - Full Massage at this center. I feel so vital now my strenghts are full powered!

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All reviews seem positive

S. Francisco best wellness center 5/13/2011

I recieved a gift from my wife - Full Massage at this center. I feel so vital now my strenghts are full powered! more

Invest in your body. Train with Caitlyn Dunphy 8/13/2010

I think there are two types of trainers: those who catch you fish and those who teach you how to catch your fish. I went to Diakadi Body to shake up my work out routine and LEARN things about fitness, well-being and GET to another level. I had been working out with some great personal trainers for the last 4 years in another gym and I thought nothing would shake me to the core at DIAKADI (pun is totally intended). At DIAKADI I had an honor to work out with Caitlyn Dunphy (she goes by Caitlyn Allen on the webpage. They apparently haven't updated her page) who was fantastic. She is one of those who teaches you how to catch a fish. Be warned though: she will make you sweat, moan and feel the muscles you didn't know existed. What I really liked about Caitlyn is that she really wants you to understand your body, what you can do with it and succeed in achieving your fitness goals. At the first session she did full body assessment including your posture, proper body movement and tested your strength to customize her session accordingly. She was also very careful to write down your goals and expectations. That set a very solid ground for the success of our work out session. Each day with Caitlyn was a lot of work, a lot of sweat, a lot of learning and also a lot of FUN. And yes with her professional help I did achieve my goals and I had to shop for a whole new wardrobe! :-) But most importantly Caitlyn gave me knowledge that is going to last me my lifetime which is the best investment you can make. more

Great Service 11/4/2008

I love the owners here! The gym was remodeled recently and the place looks great. They provide customers with the greatest trainers and machines. The work environment is incredible. more

Diakadi - Best Gym with the Best Personal Trainers 9/21/2008

Diakadi Body is the best gym with the best trainers! This gym definitely has the best environment for Personal Training, truly offering a ""Zen-like"" experience compared to any other gym I've been to. Diakadi offers a whole new approach to Personal Fitness as its a gym where the sole focus is Personal Training. When I first began training here six months ago, I wanted to find a gym, where I could focus on my fitness goals. I was training for my first Marathon, the San Francisco Marathon and wanted to take my running to the next level. I've always been an avid runner, but knew I needed to work on my core if I really wanted to become a faster and stronger runner. Thanks to my trainer Luis Chirinos, my core and physical endurance has become stronger than it has ever been in my life! Since I have been training with Luis I have ran several PR's and my 5K Race time is now faster than it was in High School. I even placed 4th overall in a recent Race in San Francisco and have had several top 10 finishes, most importantly I finished the SF Marathon in August and felt strong throughout the race, thanks to the core building exercises from my training. Luis is one amazing dedicated personal trainer and really knows the mechanics of the human body, providing me with the best core-strengthening and balance exercises, which has taken my running to the next level! Pros: Clean, quiet, not crowded, Professional and Dedicated Trainers more

Best trainers and training facility in the city. 8/16/2008

If you want to work out with a personal trainer, this is it! Diakadi body has all fitness levels. The facility has tons of different equipment in an environment that is clean, functional and cool. My trainer has provided diverse workouts that meet all my objectives and leave me drenched and coming back for more. They do a great job of limiting the number of trainers working at any given time so it never feels crowded. Everyone there is working with a trainer, so everyone is in the same boat you are. If you are serious about working with a trainer.... DO IT! When I started, I was so out of shape, walking up the stairs to Diakadi left me winded. I lost 25 pounds, have kept it off for 2 years, have competed in a triathlon and a half marathon and am in the best shape of my life. If you want to change, if you have a goal, if you need a little help, Diakadi is the BEST and only answer. Pros: Enviroment, trainers, easy parking, professional, unintimidating, clean more

Best Trainer (Billy Polson) and Best Health Club 8/3/2008

Billy tailors your workout to your specific needs. He is great in helping you to come back from injuries and in guiding you to avoid new injuries. He helped me come back from shoulder surgery that some surgeons said I would not fully recover from. He continually revises your workout to reflect your progress and to keep your workout interesting. Billy inspires you to do the best that you possibly can. Most important is that he makes working out lots of fun, helped by his quick wit and constant interest in you as a person. Pros: Ambience, Service, You name it more

Best gym ever 7/21/2008

After 30 years of lupus, a ruptured lumbar disc, and six joint surgeries ? including two hip replacements ? I never thought I'd be able to walk without pain. But after working with Richard, Diakadi's staff physical therapist, my back and sore joints healed and I could finally exercise without discomfort. Then I added Lynne to my regimen and my fitness really started to take off. I do Yoga and Pilates moves that I never thought I would be able to do. My stamina has gone way up, from ten minutes of cardio to almost an hour. more

Diakadi is the Best 7/19/2008

Diakadi is amazing. I don't know what I would do without them. Every single person -from the trainers to the physical therapists to the receptionists - is so nice and extremely professional. My trainer is constantly staying connected to the latest advances in training and working out and has truly changed my life. Diakadi is THE BEST!!! more

Great atmosphere ~ great training~ Albert Jovel 7/17/2008

If you are looking for a new body or even trying to fix the one you have I highly recommend you tour Diakadi Body. I have had a gym membership since my teens when I worked out because my father was an avid swimmer. In fact my whole family is athletic. I have trained as a dancer and lifted weights, done aerobics, run, as well as played many sports including tennis, swimming, skiing, handball, biking and my latest passion soccer (which I took up at the age of 45). Having been a personal trainer for a few years I know how to check out the trainers as well as the gym. At Diakadi the trainers are truly personal trainers, they pay attention to you, they are not talking on their cell phones or looking around the gym. I also know a few of the trainers personally because I worked with them over the years, they are top notch. The gym is *CLEAN*, well lit and pleasant, never crowded. So why would I go there? Well, since having an ACL reconstruction a few years ago I noticed I have had little injuries and pain, tendinitis etc. and was always seeking treatment until I realized I never recovered my running form. I chose to work with Albert Jovel because I knew he specialized in sports specfic training,has great credentials, and he is a third generation soccer player. After just 3 sessions I am aware of corrections I have to work on and feeling confident about being ready for the fall season! Albert is extremely knowledgeable and patient, always prepared and really goes above and beyond what I would expect. If you are serious about your health and fitness this is the best investment you can make in your future! If you are looking for date head to one of the other gyms! Pros: VERY CLEAN ! Albert! Atmosphere, parking, convenient Cons: ~0~ more

More Than a Typical Gym 7/14/2008

DIAKADI is not your average gym, this is a supremely positive environment where people are excited to be working and training. You can't help but feel the energy that abounds from the trainers and clients who are having a great time and improving the quality of their lives. I recommend this as the first stop for anyone that is interested in creating new patterns of health and positivity in their lives. more

Best trainers in SF. 7/7/2008

DIAKADI is home to the friendliest staff and best personal trainers (and best physical therapist) I've ever met, and I've been in the business for over six years! If you want top-notch training and attention, and to achieve a physical state you've only ever dreamed of, call DIAKADI. Pros: Excellent, well-trained, highly motivated and motivating staff. more

Great personal training 5/22/2007

I am a former college athlete who has endured 2 back surgeries and was physically inactive for a long period of time. After working w/ Albert Jovel for just a short time he had me skiing, golfing and playing hoops again. Now after having worked w/ him for a couple of years I am confident that I can do just about any physical activity w/out suffering thru painfull recoveries. I would (and have) recommended him to anybody looking to get into shape. He is very knowledgeable so he can work w/ your specific goals and help you acheive them faster than you think. Pros: parking, never too crowded more

Great space to work with a trainer and Albert Jovel is the best! 5/16/2007

I came to Diakadi to work with a best-in-class personal trainer Albert Jovel. I?ve found Diakadi to be a first rate facility with all the equipment one could need (and parking to boot) and with that rare spirit of co-operation rather than competition. Training with Albert is a very rewarding experience both physically and mentally. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced on all aspects of conditioning and develops programs to meet my goals while maintaining the variety to keep up my motivation and progress. I particularly enjoy his educative style; not only does he show me how to do it, but he also explains the ?science? of why an exercise, or combination of exercises, will have the desired result. He?s been my trainer for close on two years and I?m still stimulated, learning, and progressing to new goals. I was very skeptical about personal trainers but Albert and Diakadi have made me a convert, and I recommend him and the Diakadi facility unreservedly for any personal training needs. Pros: Never over-crowded, clean, parking, nice people and great trainer in Albert Jovel. Cons: Wish it was open Sunday (ok I'm sad) and had kettle bells more

Albert Joval and Daikadi- first rate trainer in a first rate facility 5/14/2007

I had specific training requirements in order to complete a challenging bicyle tour. Albert Joval designed a a program that took in to account the number of days I had to train, what could be accomplished between the time I started and the tour, and the specifics of the training program itself. Pros: Highly capable and friendly staff. Albert Joval, personal trainer, is first rate. more

DIAKADI, my first and only trainer experience! Simply Wonderful. 5/12/2007

This 66-year old wimpy non-athletic woman started training with Ashley two years ago, and then added Lynne, to my weekly regime. What a difference my life has become. From 5 minutes on the treadmill with painful legs and hips to my new goal of walking 19-minute (now painfree) miles (with surgery to increase bloodflow in my legs along the way), my two very smart trainers have helped me to change a lifetime of bad habits. Endurance, flexability, core and strength training are all in the very pleasant mix. And all the staff at Diakadi makes me feel welcome. more

Wonderful Trainer, Great Facility 5/10/2007

I go to Diakadi Body once a week to work with my trainer, Carrie McCobb. Carrie is wonderful, and the facility is great. They only allow a certain number of trainers and clients in the gym area at one time, so it never feels too crowded. It's always clean and friendly. I definitely recommend Diakadi and Carrie McCobb to anyone looking to get in shape or just alter his/her workout. Pros: great trainers, varied equipment, clean more

Awesome personal training! 5/7/2007

DIAKADI is a welcoming, friendly, professional gym that is not your typical workout place. From the moment you arrive you are greeted by friendly front desk staff, you immediately notice the spacious facility with lot's of light and windows and lot's of great equipment. It never feels crowded. The locker room and entire place is clean and the little extras like water and fruit are nice. Pros: Professional trainers, friendly staff, clean facility, extensive equipment, parking more

Invest in yourself! 5/1/2007

The service and professionalism at DIAKADI is top notch. I have had several personal trainers over the years and the my experience with DIAKADI is the best. When I became serious about taking back my body from the clutches of gravity, my blackberry and Krispy Kreme - DIAKADI was there to show me the way. Pros: Fruit basket - Knowing my name - limited membership size - very clean more

I recommend Diakadi and my trainer, Caitlyn Allen. 4/30/2007

I can't say enough positive things about my experience at Diakadi. Over the past several years, I have slowly watched the extra pounds creep on. I decided I really wanted to make a healthy lifestyle change. I was not a gym person and I avoided them due to inexperience and embarrassment. I took a tour of Diakadi and they recommended the perfect trainer for me. I have been working with an amazing trainer, Caitlyn Allen, for 9 months. She is supportive, knowledgable, and encouraging. She helped me feel comfortable going to the gym again. She is extremely motivating and always has a positive attitude. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who is looking for a personal trainer. more

Clean, well equipped, excellent training 4/28/2007

Special commendation to my trainer, Tom Armenta, who has guided me to and maintained good health and strong body in a 65 year old. He maintains and advances his certifications, learning new techniques that he applies to his training programs, He individualizes the training for each client. more
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Owner Message

  • Diakadi hosts a team of the most educated trainers in San Francisco and offers a fully encompassing list of services, including personal training, physical therapy, wellness and nutrition counseling.

Editorial

  • Deluxe gym specializes in one-on-one fitness programs, yoga, massages and Pilates; every customer is assisted by a personal trainer.

  • 4/18/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday - Thursday 6am-9pm Friday 6am-8pm Saturday 8am-3pm Sunday Closed
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, American Express, Cash
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central East, SoMa (South of Market), SoMa

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