Diamond is the Founder of the Heart Fit Clinic. He is a published author and cardiac rehabilitation physiologist.
He has completed Cardiology Module (2019) and the Fellowship in Advanced Metabolic Cardiovascular Certification (2020) from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine/ Metabolic Medical Institute. He is also completing his Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine. Diamond graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science Health Physiology in 1997. He is a certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
He started at Total Cardiology in Calgary (Formerly the Cardiac Wellness Institute of Calgary) in 1999. From there he was recruited to Dubai to start a cardiac rehabilitation program in 2005, then moved to Kelowna in 2006 to manage their cardiac rehabilitation program.
When his father had a heart attack at 38 years old, Diamond made it his personal mission to help his father along with thousands of others living with cardiovascular disease. This inspired him to live out his passion and start in the field of cardiac care in 1999. He saw a big gap in the healthcare system to helping people with their heart health, so this inspired him to solve this problem by starting the Heart Fit Clinic in 2007.
He serves as an executive board member for the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (CACR). He also is a member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP), and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
He is the author of Beating Heart Disease – 5 Powerful Pillars to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and is excited to complete his upcoming book Death of the Stress Test.
Favorite Quote: “Arteries are a muscle, not a pipe” ~Diamond Fernandes