Founder & Author

Diamond Fernandes

Diamond Fernandes, BSc, ACSM CES ®, CSCS
Founder and Director, Heart Fit Clinic
Author of “Beating Heart Disease”

About the Author:

Heart disease is the leading cause of death of men and women yet the number one preventable disease. I would like to introduce myself just to let you know that you are getting some great information from a trusted authority. My name is Diamond Fernandes and as a cardiac physiologist, I absolutely love to help people prevent and reverse heart disease.

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

My Why:

I have been involved in cardiac health since 1998. It is my passion to help you. Where does my passion come from? My father has been living with heart disease since his first heart attack at the young age of 38.  Unfortunately, his brother, my uncle was not so lucky and passed away from a massive heart attack at 42 years old. My father is now following our advise living well into his seventies. What fuels my passion now is the continued impact we are making on peoples heart health.

I have made it my personal mission to find out everything I can to ensure my father and thousands of other patients are living well with heart disease.

My Cardiac Rehabilitation Journey:

My Journey started with working for Total Cardiology in Calgary (Formerly the Cardiac Wellness Institute of Calgary) in 1999. From there I was recruited to go to Dubai, UAE and start a cardiac rehabilitation program in 2005, and also ended up in Kelowna 2006, Canada to manage their cardiac rehabilitation program. Now I am living my passion with a great team at the Heart Fit Clinic since 2007 helping people prevent and reverse heart disease.

Some Accomplishments:

    • In healthcare business since 2007
    • Published Author: Beating Heart Disease – 5 Powerful Pillars to Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease
    • Completed Cardiology Module II (2019) from the
      American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine |
      Metabolic Medical Institute
    • Advanced Metabolic Cardiovascular Certification (2020) from the
      American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine |
      Metabolic Medical Institute
    • Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR) Executive Board Member.
    • Educate public and private audiences on preventing and reversing heart disease (see events)
    • Speaker at World Congress on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
        • Presentation Title: Navigating Cardiovascular Disease – Where is the gap between family doctors and cardiologists?
        • Presentation Title: Beating Heart Disease – How can we treat stable cardiovascular disease? 
    • Speaker at EECP Symposium
      • Presentation Title: Treating Stable Cardiovascular Disease with External Counterpulsation 
    • Speaker at the Integrative Health Symposium

From the heart wishing you great heart health success.

Diamond Fernandes

Founder & Director of the Heart Fit Clinic Calgary