WHAT'(S)UP? WE’RE WORKING OUT AT THE BEACH!

Bathing Suit DGET FIERCE with THE PADDLE DIVA

I’m heading out to the beach this weekend and will be teaching at The Paddle Diva! This Sunday I’ll be teaching fitness on a board, outside on the bay…perfect way to end August! If you’re in East Hampton that’s where I’ll be. If you’ve never been on a board or worked out in a bathing suit…NOW’s your chance! See below for full details…

 

 

CHECK OUT MY SCHEDULE BELOW

 

LIVEfhit selfieWEDNESDAY (TONIGHT!)

5:30PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Daury), 201 E. 67th St. (@3rd Ave.), Register HERE

6:30PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Daury), 201 E. 67th St. (@3rd Ave.), Register HERE

7:30PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Daury),  201 E. 67th St. (@3rd Ave.) Register HERE 

 

THURSDAY 8/27Dyan on a Bike

5:30PM Team CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street Register HERE

6:30PM Team CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street Register HERE

FRIDAY 8/28

6:00AM CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street Register HERE

7:00AM CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street Register HERE

FIERCE POSESATURDAY 8/29

I AIN’T GOT NO CLASS! 

I’ll be BBQing with my #FHITfam. Check Instagram @fhittingroom & @dfierce for all the fun!
SUNDAY 8/30
SUP FITNESS at THE PADDLE DIVA
219 Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton, NY
REGISTER HERE
This workout combines upper body strength, yoga, SUP sprints, power paddles and exercises targeting every muscle group. This 90 minutes class will give you a paddling refresher, then we start the workout! Just water and bathing suits are required!
MONDAY 8/31FHITselfie

6:00AM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/Carlos) 31 West 19th St, Register HERE

7:00AM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Carlos) 31 West 19th St, Register HERE

8:00AM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/Daury) 31 West 19th St, Register HERE

9:30AM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/Daury) 31 West 19th St, Register HERE

early Swervin'TUESDAY 9/1

5:30PM Team Cycling, Team Cycling, SWERVE, 30 West 18th Street, Register HERE

6:30PM Team Cycling SWERVE, 30 West 18th Street, Register HERE

WEDNESDAY 9/2

5:00AM Team Cycling, SWERVE, 30 West 18th Street, Register HERE

6:00AM Team CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street, Register HERE

5:30PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Daury), 201 E. 67th St. (@3rd Ave.), Register HERE

6:30PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Daury), 201 E. 67th St. (@3rd Ave.), Register HERE

7:30PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Daury),  201 E. 67th St. (@3rd Ave.) Register HERE 

DYANSOULSOUL CAMP WED 9/9-SUN 9/13
REGISTER: HERE
DISCOUNT: Enter SOULDYAN for 20% OFF!

I LOVE YOU! NOW LET’S #GETFIERCE TOGETHER!

BANDIER

I’m now a Bandier Ambassador (check out my FIERCE crops in the pic above!) When you shop online enter the code “DYAN15” for 15% your purchase! Happy shopping, you’re welcome! And YES I’m a giant believer that when you look good you feel even FIERCEr! Trust, Bandier is the FIERCEst of ’em all.

YOU ARE FIERCE.

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I’M GOING BACK TO CAMP IN STYLE! (& MY SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK!)

BANDIERSO MUCH FIERCEness aka DISCOUNT CODES!

I want to share a few things with you that I’m TOTALLY pumped about. I’ll be teaching at SOUL CAMP EAST again this September. You can check out the details on their website, but take it from me this was one OM-mazing experience last year. It’s camp for adults. There’s yoga, meditation, arts & crafts, nutritional workshops…all the food is local, organic and delicious…umm and you sleep in bunks! I mean I really can’t say enough great stuff about my experience last year I only got to stay for 36 hours due to a prior obligation. I CAN’T WAIT for this year! Enter the code “DYANSOUL” for 20% OFF!

BANDIER

Another fun THANG I want to share with you is that I’m now a Bandier Ambassador (check out my FIERCE crops in the pic above!) When you shop online enter the code “DYAN15” for 15% your purchase! Happy shopping, you’re welcome! And YES I’m a giant believer that when you look good you feel even FIERCEr! Trust, Bandier is the FIERCEst of ’em all.

A’ight…now let’s get to WORK together this week! See where I’ll be below…

Monday MuscleMONDAY 8/17

6:00AM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/Carlos) 31 West 19th St, Register HERE

7:00AM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Carlos) 31 West 19th St, Register HERE

8:00AM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/Daury) 31 West 19th St, Register HERE

9:30AM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/Daury) 31 West 19th St, Register HERE

SWERVEon

Sportin’ my Bandier super hot Bandier crops! Enter DYAN15 at bandier.com for 15% off!

TUESDAY 8/18

5:30PM Team Cycling, Team Cycling, SWERVE, 30 West 18th Street, Register HERE

6:30PM Team Cycling SWERVE, 30 West 18th Street, Register HERE

WEDNESDAY 8/19

5:00AM Team Cycling, SWERVE, 30 West 18th Street, Register HERE

6:00AM Team CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street, Register HERE

Me and D WED Nites5:30PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Daury), 201 E. 67th St. (@3rd Ave.), Register HERE

6:30PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Daury), 201 E. 67th St. (@3rd Ave.), Register HERE

7:30PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Daury),  201 E. 67th St. (@3rd Ave.) Register HERE 

 

 

THURSDAY 8/20early Swervin'

5:30PM Team CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street Register HERE

6:30PM Team CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street Register HERE

FRIDAY 8/21

6:00AM CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street Register HERE

7:00AM CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street Register HERE

#FIERCETRANNYSATURDAY 8/22
9:30AM Team CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street Register HERE 
10:30AM Team CyclingSWERVE30 West 18th Street Register HERE

12:00PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/J. Tran) 31 West 19th St, Register HERE

DYANSOULSOUL CAMP WED 9/9-SUN 9/13
REGISTER: HERE
DISCOUNT: Enter SOULDYAN for 20% OFF!

I LOVE YOU! NOW LET’S #GETFIERCE TOGETHER!

I’M OUT!

It’s Family Vacation Time…

I’m off to Aruba with the entire fam from June 29th – July 2nd, so we’ve gotta put some serious work this coming week! Below is my schedule and some progress pics for you as well as proof of my #shirtlessJune endeavors. I’m running shirtless along the West Side Highway in order to get comfortable movin’ my bod barely clothed. It’s a process, my friends…it’s a process.

Let’s work TOGETHER this week!

FHITfamMONDAY 6/22

6:00AM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Daury) 31 West 19th St, Register HERE

7:00AM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Daury) 31 West 19th St, Register HERE

10:30AM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/Daury) 31 West 19th St, Register HERE

6:30PM Team CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street, Register HERE

7:30PM Team Cycling SWERVE, 30 West 18th Street, Register HERE

Time to GrindWEDNESDAY 6/24

5:00AM Team Cycling, SWERVE, 30 West 18th Street, Register HERE

6:00AM Team CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street, Register HERE

5:30PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Daury), 201 E. 67th St. (@3rd Ave.), Register HERE

6:30PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Daury), 201 E. 67th St. (@3rd Ave.), Register HERE

7:30PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Daury),  201 E. 67th St. (@3rd Ave.) Register HERE 

THURSDAY 6/25Dyan NEW headshot

6:30PM Team CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street Register HERE

FRIDAY 6/26

6:00AM CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street Register HERE

7:00AM CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street Register HERE

JT and MeSATURDAY 6/27 
9:30AM Team CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street Register HERE 
10:30AM Team CyclingSWERVE30 West 18th Street Register HERE

12:00PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/J. Tran) 31 West 19th St, Register HERE

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we can slack! This is when you see all the benefits of all the hard work you’ve been puttin’ in!

Much love, my FIERCE friends…much love.

x

D

CRUNCH TIME…5 WEEKS OUT

Stairway to H.....MOVIN’ ON UP

SO…I have just under 5 weeks until my competition, that means it’s crunch time. This is no easy task. On top of lifting heavy, my body tends to hold on to fat, so I need to shock it. I’m on the gauntlet (look left) for 45 minutes every single day, gettin’ my #SWERVEon, gettin’ #FHIXed, runnin’ on the WSH or sprinting 12.5 @Barrysbootcamp. I post about 1/4 of what I actually do on social media (if I posted it all you’d really think I was crazy or immediately “unfriend” or “unfollow” me.  The moral of that story is that it takes a lot to make a change. This is no easy feat, but no goal worth having is, so I’m putting in my time.

REMEMBER WHAT YOU’RE WORKING FOR

I try to lead by example. I like to have goals set for myself to achieve because it forces me to keep striving for better. I took on this challenge of being in a bikini competition not knowing how long it would take or how all consuming it would be. I set my mind and I’m sticking to it. I say it in my classes and KNOW that I say it to myself, (on the gauntlet it’s especially loud) when it’s the most difficult, when you want to give up THAT is when you MUST keep on going. The point of discomfort is where average people stop or quit for good, but if you want to be outstanding you’ve gotta keep on going through the tough parts. When I reach those points myself I recognize it and then I say “F- – – that” and crank it up a notch higher. I know that this is where the change is happening and I want it to happen faster, so I go bigger. I know that I’ve got to get “there” and when it’s hard is when “it” happens.

SET YOUR GOAL

That’s it. Pick something you want to go for and do it…do it today! Sign up for a race, competition, whatever it is commit to it and tell people…then they’ll be no turning back! If it’s scary then it’s perfect, remember that. If it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you and that’s an AWEsome thing, my FIERCE. friends!

Let’s work TOGETHER this week!

Me and DauryMONDAY 6/8

6:00AM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ ‘Los) 31 West 19th St, Register HERE

7:00AM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ ‘Los) 31 West 19th St, Register HERE

10:30AM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/Daury) 31 West 19th St, Register HERE

6:30PM Team CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street, Register HERE

7:30PM Team Cycling SWERVE, 30 West 18th Street, Register HERE

D SWERVE_HEADSHOTWEDNESDAY 6/10

5:00AM Team Cycling, SWERVE, 30 West 18th Street, Register HERE

6:00AM Team CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street, Register HERE

5:30PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Daury), 201 E. 67th St. (@3rd Ave.), Register HERE

6:30PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room(w/ Daury), 201 E. 67th St. (@3rd Ave.), Register HERE

7:30PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/ Daury),  201 E. 67th St. (@3rd Ave.) Register HERE 

SWERVETHURSDAY 6/11

6:30PM Team CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street Register HERE

FRIDAY 6/12

6:00AM CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street Register HERE

7:00AM CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street Register HERE

SATURDAY 6/13 
9:30AM Team CyclingSWERVE, 30 West 18th Street Register HERE 
10:30AM Team CyclingSWERVE30 West 18th Street Register HERE

12:00PM Signature FHIXThe Fhitting Room (w/J. Tran) 31 West 19th St, Register HERE

SWEAT and SINSUNDAY 6/14

11:00AM FREE SPECIAL FHITTING ROOM EVENT with SIN WORKOUTS at The Benjamin Hotel Register HERE

I LOVE YOU!
CHEERS! To the best week EVER!

x
D

YOU ARE FIERCE.

2-fer Tuesday

Whud Up, Fierce Ones?

I’ve been a bit lax with my writing the past few days. I apologize, but know that I’ve been workin’ my butt off literally. I know that if you don’t move it you lose it, but in my line of work it also means mo’ money, more awareness, more skillz…this all, in the end, benefits YOU! I learn what works best, in terms of what keeps me going (NUTRITION), what keeps me inspired (YOU and TUNES) and what brings me “down” (MEDITATION).

ElixirFOOD NEWS

I’ve added 6 cycling classes a week to my teaching schedule taking my tally up to 20/week. I LOVE my job, but I know that I have to take care of myself even more diligently now. Nutrition is a HUGE part of this equation. In the past month I’ve dropped almost 8 lbs, whoot whoot! I haven’t been focused on “weight-loss”, but I HAVE been very clean with my eating and listening to what my body wants. Here are some of my favorite things that have been keepin’ me going (and the why) for the past few weeks!

  • EBOOST – This powdery goodness can be added to your water (I put a 1/2 pack of the orange kind in 16 oz of purified water). EBOOST’s ingredients are REAL stuff you’ve heard of; Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Green Tea, Vitamin B-12 and Folic Acid.  And some stuff you may not have heard of; Quercetin, 5-HTP, Resveratrol, Huperzine-A, but no worries it’s all good, FIERCE! EBOOST is sweet (which is why I put 1/2 in double the amount of water), but it’s done with Stevia, a plant, not a chemical. WHY I use it? Cuz it keeps me goin’! I get a little “crazy” with green tea. I get shaky, feel “out of it”, but EBOOST has Green Tea so I get the benefits of the natural caffeine, but without the jittery feeling! On top of that it has a healthy set of vitamins that are critical for all of the added physical output.
  • GREEN JUICE – I love me some green drink! I like to start my day with one post class that is (I still coffee up pre-class!). In my juice I get spinach, kale, cucumber, apple, parsley and lemon. Fresh pressed is the way to go for me. I totally love me some BluePrintCleanse Juice, but if it’s available I go JUST pressed juice. 2 things…you get to CHOOSE YOUR ingredients (which really is key for me cuz I don’t enjoy ginger and it’s in A LOT of green drinks) and it’s EXTRA fresh! Elixir and Jus’ Juice (outside of Coffee Shop, Union Sq, NYC) are two spots I frequent. WHY I crave it? My body knows, I think, how good this is. it’s REAL, it’s FRESH, it has cleansing properties for my bod and LASTLY it makes me FEEL good, strong & ready to GET FIERCE!
  • BREAKFAST – You ain’t no dummy! You KNOW this is the most important meal of the day. Yes, I start with a coffee, yes I have a green juice on my way home from class…it all seems so “on the go”, but I DO take time to MAKE my own breakfast. I know how important it is to actually know what goes into my food (including LOVE). Now, I’m totally a creature of habit. I literally eat the SAME thing each morning. 1/2 cup quinoa salad made in advance (quinoa, garlic, parsley, onion, crasins), 1/2 cup low fat organic cottage cheese and 3 scrambled egg whites with sauteed onions (in one tsp olive oil), fresh spinach and yellow peppers. LOVE IT! AND it keeps me going  until late afternoon.
  • LISTEN UP – This isn’t a specific thing, but it is THE most important thing that I’ve begun doing this past month. I’m listening to my body, when it’s hungry I eat, when it’s tired I sleep…these two things, I believe have lead to the drop in weight.

TUNE IN TUESDAY

You know it…this is what I’m listenin’ to, playing, sweatin’ it up to this week. ENJOY!

  • Rosa Parks Remix – Outcast
  • Countdown – Beyonce
  • Canned Heat (Calvin Harris Remix) – Jamiroquai
  • New In Town – Little Boots (I LOVE ME SOME LITTLE BOOTS, FIERCE!)
  • Buy My Love (Fareoh Remix) – Wynter Gordon
  • Clique (Fresh Direct OG Edit) – Kayne (do I need to put West?), Jay-Z and Big Sean
  • Drop It Low –
  • Rude Boy (Wideboys Remix) – Rihanna
  • Anything Could Happen (Blood Diamond Remix) – Ellie Goulding
  • We Found Whitney (Isaac Jordan Remix) – EZ Money, Whitney Houston & Calvin Harris

TAKIN’ IT DOWN A NOTCH!

AHHHHH, after all the cycling, running, teaching, training, talking, traveling, lugging I’M READY for a break! At the end of the day (and sometimes on the subway) I sit and listen. I focus on what I want, need, am grateful for. I’m so appreciative to be in this space. Surrounded by people I love, family, friends, roommates, co-workers, it’s pretty awesome and I truly believe that I’ve created it all.

At night I take a moment to appreciate it where I am and everything I have! I then focus on what I want to create in the future. I put on my “greatest hit” The Hicks. If you don’t know who they are, Abraham is a spirit voice, Jerry and Ester are the physical ‘Hicks” here on earth. Ester is the channel for Abraham’s voice and Jerry is her husband and “business partner” if you will. I know it sounds totally CRA CRA’Y, but TRUST a sister, it’s an awesome meditation and FIERCE way to end your day. THE VORTEX is the name of the meditation and was introduced to me by my friend and mentor Patricia Moreno.

Let’s get down to business, THE VORTEX is a guided meditation that comes in four parts, General Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, Financial Wellbeing and Relationship Wellbeing. You pick which of the 15 minute sections you want to focus on and all you have to do is sit, breathe and listen. It gets me in a space, before I sleep, of peace, joy and excitement for what’s coming. Download it and lemme know what you think!

I LOVE YOU, ALL! Take care of YOU and listen to what your body needs!

xxx

D

I can see you ARE FIERCE!

 

2012…An End of a Year & A Brand New Beginning

WHOA (like Joey Lawrence would say!)

It’s been a whole year since I first launched my blog. I’ve received countless emails, questions and comments from YOU, all that challenge me to do and be better. I’m so grateful and appreciative of all your support. I remember posting my first blog and thinking,  “Am I crazy? What will people think? Can I REALLY commit to doing this?” The answer is a resounding YES to all! Of course I’m crazy…and I love it. Crazy people are the ones who take risks and get sh!t done. We’re (assuming you’re one too!) the people whose dreams become reality. Yes, people (you) have thoughts and you have been so gracious to share them with me…I love that! But, perhaps most importantly the third yes, I CAN commit to this. Of course there were weeks that were “lighter” writing wise than others, but it’s December 31st and I’m still at it!

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What a Blessing

My First Post was my story and I was terrified to share. I use to hide the fact that I was overweight. I thought nobody wanted to train with or be taught about fitness from a FFK (Former Fat Kid). I’ve now realized that this is my story. Everybody has a journey and a story to tell and mine is PERFECT. I’m REAL. I no longer hide the fact that I was overweight, I celebrate it. If I was always “small”, “thin”, “fit” I wouldn’t be able to wholeheartedly appreciate my student’s and my client’s struggles. I know how it feels to not fit into your clothes, to not want to go out because you feel gross or even hate look in the mirror. It’s heartbreaking to live in a body that you’re ashamed of, I GET IT!

IMG_8190YOUR Time

I created “GET FIERCE” because I think everyBODY should live in a body that they are proud of and LOVE! I think everyone should feel and think FIERCEly! What a gift to give yourself to stand tall and think, “I’m FUC#!NG FIERCE!” THIS is the way I want everyone to feel everyday. 2013 is YOUR year! It’s my gift to YOU! You deserve to live an amazing life today, filled with everything you could ever desire. Appreciate your struggles realizing it’s your journey and it’s brought you HERE to right now.

GET FIERCE

I want you to create a list of all the things your grateful for that happened this past year (good and bad)…we have to accept the old to make way for the new. Then I want you to create a list of all the things you want this year to bring. Make ’em BIG…this is your time to be “CRAZY” to dream. I’m sharing mine below.

THE OLD                                                 

  • Crazy Heartbreak
  • Leaving a great place of employment
  • Starting at a new (AWESOME) studio
  • Created my blog
  • Experienced an awesome summer at the beach with friends
  • Loving my roomies, dog & home
  • Launched my GET FIERCE Training Camps
  • Trained in Booiaka Dance class
  • Vacationed with my college girls
  • Rang in the New Year with a wedding of a dear friend
  • Logo re-design (by the awesome Alison Leipzig)

THE NEW (what’s comin’)

  • TRUE LOVE
  • Great financial success
  • Awesome(r) and more frequent GET FIERCE training camps
  • Even more private clients
  • ALL of my classes are SOLD OUT
  • Amazing 2 week international vacation with my love
  • Writing for a MAJOR publication
  • Video work on my site and for others
  • STILL loving my roomies, dog & home
  • Appreciation for each and every day

I want to say THANK YOU for all of your support this year. We see in others what we are ourselves. My goal for both you and me is to walk forward into each day with great love and appreciation for all others knowing it’s a reflection of our own self love.

To a VERY Happy and Healthy 2013!
All my love,

D

YOU ARE FIERCE!

Listen Up…It’s Friday!

Music to My Ears

So we’ve…rather I’ve, been talking about the Chakras of the body for the past week (will fining up with the last 2 on Monday). Today though, It’s time to shift for the moment and LISTEN UP! For your weekend workout, driving in the car or dancin’ in your room, I wanted to share a SUPER fun playlist with you. It makes you (or me at least) wanna move! Check out the below songs (all available on iTunes).

 

 

For Your Listening Pleasure

  • Let Me Love You – Ne-Yo
  • She Wolf (Falling to Pieces) – David Guetta
  • I Cry – Flo Rida
  • Werk Me (clean version if you wish) – Hyper Crush
  • Spectrum – Zedd
  • This Is Love – Will. i. am.
  • Lights (Bassnectar remix) – Ellie Goulding
  • Turn Up the Love – Far East Movement
  • I Don’t Like You – Eva Simons
  • I Came 2 Party – Space Cowboy (THIS IS MY FAVE RIGHT NOW!)
  • Feel Again – One Republic
  • Lovecontract – Musiq Soulchild
  • Sidestep – Robin Thicke (LOVE LOVE LOVE TOO!)

I hope you enjoy, have a fantastic weekend!

xxx

D

I can see you GETTIN” FIERCE!