Diana Bushey came to Kaia in the need of health and fitness in 2011. Raising 4 boys into grown men and now chasing after 2 grandchildren with 2 more on the way she wants vitality and the ability to keep up with life’s busy and constant demands. Being born and raised in Reno, Nevada she is also raising a strong family line here, being married for 29 years she has found Kaia in her life has enhanced her family life, friendships, career, and goal achieving. Becoming a coach for Kaia she went on to obtain her Certified Personal Trainer through NASM with extra certifications. She loves to inspire, coach, and help others with their goals and needs.
Certifications: Kaia FIT certified, Kaia FIT Flow Certified, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Personal Fitness Trainer certified, Weigh Loss Specialist. Women’s Fitness Specialist, Group Personal Training Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Nutrition Fitness Specialist, and First Aid/CPR/AED certified, TRX level 1 Qualified.
Personal Achievements: Iron Girl Tahoe, certifications.
What is the most rewarding part of being involved with Kaia? Seeing a community of women from all different backgrounds help, encouragement, and advise each other on a daily basis. It’s truly a sisterhood.
What is your fitness philosophy? We only get maybe an hour or 2 a day for ourselves and our fitness. When we play, ride bikes, take hikes, go swimming, play softball, football, tennis…we don’t call it or view it as a “workout” we enjoy it and treat it as our retreat time or recess. So make it your recess and have fun with it. Besides, “recess” with friends beats a lonely gym workout any day.
What’s so positive about working in an all-female environment? We know what each other are going through. We can cry on the floor and know there is no judgement. We laugh until we can’t barely move (I call this ab work). We encourage each other, build each other up, applaud each other, and are there for a shoulder or a hand up when needed. Women know women and their daily struggles and aren’t afraid to say it out loud-women can be REAL when given the opportunity to know their words and actions encourage others.
How do you keep workouts creative? Keep it active and always changing by adding a fun sequence in between intense workouts, taking it outside, adding friendly competition, and of course, add different music to the mix.
What is your top nutritional tip? Know your body and its needs by getting labs done yearly and knowing your macro/micronutrient base and your basic metabolic panel numbers. Eat enough nutrient based, wide variety foods in the day to sustain the resting caloric need of your body plus some for extra movement throughout the day. Look at food as fuel for your body to get you through the day.