Personal training sessions, weight loss programs, athletic rehabilitation programs, and facility orientation are available by our certified trainers. Please let us know if you are interested and we'll help you find the best trainer for your fitness goals.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer 6 years. 30 years experience training bodies of all ages from 6-90 years, and all levels from beginners for functional movement and injury prevention, to college athletes training at high intensity with plyometrics.
Diana Palmer-Tessada MS, ATC
We are pleased to offer our members the opportunity to have injury prevention training programs, athletic injury rehabilitation programs, and fitness programs designed around chronic injuries or deficits.
Diana has served as the Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer at Westmont College and done extensive teaching in therapeutic exercise, athletic training, strength training and nutrition. She oversaw the Emergency Medical Program for polo for over 18 years inclusive of emergency injury care, rehabilitation program design and strength/conditioning programs. She has traveled with many US Olympic teams over a 10 year period, as well as the International Olympic Committee, providing emergency injury care, rehabilitation programs, and injury prevention program. She continues to treat athletes involved in recreational and professional sports. Diana was chosen to be the Medical Director for the World Polo Championships held here in Santa Barbara. During her free time she volunteers time as the medical consultant and patient advocate for many local professional and collegiate athletes.
Diana received her Master’s Degree from University of Oregon in Health and Exercise Science and her undergraduate degrees in both Psychology and Athletic Training/Physical Education from Linfield College in Oregon. She attained her EMT certification through SBCC and her massage certification through Santa Barbara School of Massage. She has attained additional therapeutic rehabilitation specialties in the Graston Technique, Active Release Therapy (ART), kinesiotaping, and myofascial release.
Diana works in conjunction with SBPRC’s personal trainer and tennis professional, Lance Kronberg, and Evan Pratt who provides advanced strength and conditioning programs to our polo team members.