Our Story. 

When DIAKADI Fitness Performance Life opened in 2004, we had no idea that it would become THE fitness entrepreneur’s training center for hundreds of personal trainers taking their first step into the world of becoming fitness business owners.  In 2015, The Business Movement was created when Billy Polson joined forces with three of the most successful fitness business owners in northern California (Jackson Bloore, Gina Gutierrez, and Ross Steiner) to create an afternoon of fitness business workshops for Bay Area trainers and coaches. In year two, The Business Movement grew from an afternoon with four successful business owners to a full day workshop with 12 business leaders presenting.

But a one day workshop once a year just wasn’t enough! Our attendees wanted more information, year round accountability and a consistent drip of content throughout the year to keep them on track. 

Today, DIAKADI’s Business Movement has grown into an all encompassing fitness business educational experience for trainers, coaches, gym owners, and fitness entrepreneurs of ALL Levels, which includes:

 

MEET BILLY.

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Billy Polson, CSCS is a three time fitness entrepreneur, an international presenter, and a business performance coach for pioneering fitness business owners. Men's Journal magazine named Billy one of 'America's Best 100 Trainers'. He is a member of the Forbes Business Coaches Council, a member of the IDEA Health and Fitness Studio Owner's Advisory Committee, and he has appeared in and contributed to numerous national publications including Fortune, Inc, Kiplinger, Forbes, The Huffington Post, CBS Small Business Pulse, Women's Health, and San Francisco Magazine. 

In 1998, making the decision that life was too short to spend his days behind a desk, working with people that did not share his passion for life, Billy pivoted away from his programmer job and ‘Corporate America’ work life to follow his passion for fitness and movement, with the goal of inspiring others to live their ultimate life.  

With no entrepreneurial experience, other than a daily goal to achieve and the grit to ‘get the job done’, Billy used his lifelong experience in athletics and his exuberant connectivity with people to inspire incredible achievement with his clients and to quickly build his own independent personal training practice to capacity. In 2004, Billy founded DIAKADI Fitness Performance Life personal training facility, named the 'Top Gym and/or Trainers in San Francisco' for 13 years. DIAKADI currently houses the practices of more than 90 of the Bay Area's leading practitioners from the fitness and health industries. 

‘DIAKADI combines the Bay Area’s most advanced fitness education with a world class pro sports training facility and a 5-Star customer experience, creating the ULTIMATE fitness and health community for our clients and coaches.’

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In 2015, determined to assist EVERY fitness business owner with building their most successful business and life, Billy helped to create The Business Movement, DIAKADI’s fitness entrepreneur education program. Since its origin, The Business Movement has helped hundreds of personal trainers and gym owners with gaining the skills and confidence to take the necessary steps towards building their dream fitness business visions, including: leaving their corporate training jobs, developing their own brands, growing their private practices, opening fitness facilities, and developing great financial success in their careers.

Billy honestly believes that no matter what your goals, BIG or small, if you do what you LOVE with an intelligent plan, gritty problem solving skills and a commitment to success, that ANYTHING is possible.

“We are all on this planet to experience EVERYTHING it has to offer, so never stop challenging yourself to go above and beyond, surf as often as possible, and be generous with your knowledge + love at all times.”

OUR LAB: DIAKADI

The business skills and entrepreneurial knowledge that you will find in our Business Movement coursework, has been developed, tested and tuned since 2004, with the help of hundreds of young fitness entrepreneur's just like yourself, at DIAKADI Fitness in San Francisco. Named the ‘Best Gym/Trainers’ for 13 straight years, DIAKADI is the undeniable leader for personal trainers and fitness entrepreneurs in the Bay Area.