Testimonials

“I came to Daniella almost two years ago, with injuries from working out with other trainers.  She has worked very gently with me to get me mobile and active again.

“What is unique about Daniella, is that she pays close attention to how I do each move.  The focus is not just a hard work out, but pushing me in the ways that I need to move.  Every work out is different and tailored to my needs.

“The result is that at age 49, I have a lean and toned body; I look and feel great! I am once again able to enjoy what I love to do: road cycling and white water kayaking.  I have my life back, thanks to Daniella and the DFitLife program.


Keith A. on training with Daniella

“Daniella stands head and shoulders above any of the trainers that I have worked with in the past. Her knowledge of exercise physiology and nutrition seems boundless, and she is always researching to keep up with the current trends. I appreciate the fact that, after sustaining a work-related injury, she was able to change on the fly to accommodate my condition. She instinctively knows when you need to a little kick in the rear, and when it’s time to ease up a bit. Plus, she has a different pair of shoes for every day of the month.”

Gregg F. on changing his lifestyle and overall health

“Before I began training with Daniella, I was a semi-professional couch jockey with a gut on which I could comfortably rest my drink.  I wasn’t even 40 yrs old, and I could barely make it up a flight of stairs.  That was in 2008, and in the years since– three days a week, every week– Daniella has helped me shed my bad habits and unhealthy attitudes, along with a lot of extra weight, to become healthy, fit, strong, and active.  It was never simply about getting in shape for me, it was about changing my life, and Daniella has encouraged me every step of the way.  I have no doubt that our work together will extend my life, but more than that, it is giving me a far better quality of life than I thought possible.  I am happier and more energetic than I have ever been, and I’m deeply grateful for Daniella’s tireless support, kindness, humor, and friendship, and for keeping me motivated, day after day, year after year.

“These days, I spend a lot less time on the couch and a lot more time doing what I love, like being with my kids.  My beverage of choice is water.  And, these days, I use a coaster.”

Vera P. on trying a low-carb, high-fat regimen

“I’ve been eating a high fat, low carb diet for the past week, even slightly less.  I was skeptical at first, and was absolutely sure that a high fat diet would make me fat and was hesitant to try it for that reason.  Well, the opposite has happened.  I have already lost weight (1.5 lbs, which is a lot for someone starting out at 120 lbs and not really having a “weight issue”) and not only that – I have the experience of being full and satisfied when I eat.  I eat when I’m hungry, whether I last ate 2 hours before, or 7 hours.  And I’m not counting calories or anything – just avoiding carbs and making sure that the foods I eat are high in fat and are not overly processed.  Well, it turns out that they’re delicious! This has been quite an awakening and goes against everything I have ever heard or been taught since I was 10 years old, in my 30 years of “healthy eating”.  I can’t wait to even get further into this “diet”, which I feel guilty even calling a DIET.  So if you are “health conscious” I recommend that you give this a try, just for a week, and see what happens.”

Pam W. about getting processed food out and whole foods into her life

“I feel fantastic!  I’m finding myself very satisfied and not hungry.  It’s such an odd feeling.  I feel more in control of what I want to eat versus not knowing what I’m craving for.  I hope that makes sense.  Just including healthy fats into my diet has really made me realize it’s okay to eat just as long as it is food that is organic, whole and not processed.  Saturated fat is so satiating!…”

Colleen M. after attending nutrition discussions at DFitLife

“I work at Stanford and have attended a few seminars from doctors along the lines of high-fat, low-carb but you explained it in a way that finally made sense to me. I’m newly motivated to start changing some of my eating habits!”

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Alan K. on why he trains at DFitLife

“I train with Daniella for the simple reason that it works!  She pushes me when I’m on my game, and she motivates me when I’m not. Daniella is also a great resource for new training ideas, nutritional advice, and general wellness. She’s that rare combination of butt-kicking, professional, and just plain nice!”

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Matt C. says

“With Daniella training me, I’ve gotten into the best shape of my life.  Last year Daniella helped me train for a sprint triathlon and then climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.  This year I ran my first marathon. Whether you’re starting from zero or in good shape, Daniella will help you get more fit and healthy. She’s a great personal trainer”

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Petra D. reflects

“I started working out with Daniella about four months after giving birth by C-section, and I have been training with her ever since–my son is now two and a half years old. This would not mean as much if I didn’t also tell you that I am not one to naturally love or crave exercise; quite the contrary … But Daniella has made it such fun, so step-by-step doable, and so rewarding for my health and overall well-being, that I just had to keep on going!

“Daniella is very personable, smart, a great motivator, and just a joy to be around, not to mention compassionate and effective as a trainer. Aside from completely rebuilding my abdominal muscles after the birth, I increased my overall muscle strength and cardio stamina.

“Daniella is also very knowledgeable and passionate about nutrition, and she helped me to lose quite a bit of weight after the birth. I kept a food diary for a while, on which she commented, and together with our integrated exercise plan I lost about 15 pounds in a few months, in a healthy way, without ever “dieting,” just by making healthier choices and eating more consciously and strategically.

“At 41, am probably now in the best physical shape of my life. I know I wouldn’t have gotten to where I am without Daniella — thank you!”

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