Diamond Fernandes

Diamond Fernandes, BSc, ACSM CEP ®, CSCS Founder and Director, Heart Fit ClinicDiamond FernandesI love seeing a change in people and love working to help people prevent and reverse heart disease. I founded Heart Fit Clinic in 2003 and started operations in 2007. My passion for cardiac rehabilitation and heart attack and stroke prevention is intense. But where does this passion come from?

My father was just 38 years old when he suffered his first heart attack. This came shortly on the heels of my uncle dying of heart disease at age 42. Coincidentally, also at the age of 42, my father underwent bypass surgery. The stark realization that heart disease was going to be a part of my life sank in very quickly.

I have always had an interest in health and the benefits of leading a heart-healthy lifestyle, but the fact that heart disease touched such a personal note for me spurred my enthusiasm and passion about opening a cardiac rehabilitation clinic.

“We offer the best service for helping people recover from heart disease, and because I know heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women, we have brought on the most accurate screening tests for detecting your risk of a heart attack or stroke.”

I graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree of Science in Exercise and Health Physiology in 1997. I am a certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), board member of the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (CACR), member Canadian Cardiology Society, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP), and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

I have had the privilege to help people  prevent and reverse heart disease since 1999 and been in the healthcare industry since 1997, and over that time my commitment to the field has grown. I am featured extensively in the media as an expert on heart disease rehabilitation and prevention and I am also dynamic speaker educating my audiences on various topics on heart health. I have successfully helped thousands of Calgarians achieve a heart-healthy lifestyle while working for five years at Total Cardiology Rehabilitation (formerly Cardiac Wellness Institute of Calgary) and I have successfully opened a cardiac rehabilitation clinic in Dubai, UAE. I was then recruited by the cardiology group in Kelowna to act as clinical manager for the Central Okanagan Association for Cardiac Health (COACH).

I am now living my purpose in directing the successful Heart Fit Clinic to see my personal passion in helping people with preliminary or diagnosed cardiovascular disease live happier, healthier and longer.

On a personal note. I have an awesome family. I love playing and watching sports (especially the Calgary Flames). I enjoy spending time on my mountain biking, alpine climbing, golfing, and powder skiing. I love my profession, so I read an immense amount on various topics that will help me the best person I can be.

I look forward to being of service to you as your heart health expert and business leader.



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