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  • After I had my second baby at the age of 39, I thought I could go back to my pre-pregnancy body right away as I did when I had my first baby at the age of 21. I have never had any weight problems and I could always easily fit into size 38 Zara jeans until my second pregnancy. However, after I gave birth I could never lose the weight because of my intense work life. My son turned 8 and I still had the excess weight from my pregnancy. Since I have never gone in a diet before in my life dieting was not for me but I always liked sports. I said to myself: "Well, you have heard about pilates so much, why don't I give it a try and see whether it truly works or not?"

    I have been working with the great instructors of SAYASA for the last 5 months twice a week and I can see that the result is amazing. I can understand this through the admiring eyes of other females. It is great to feel this! When I went to see my daughter in Montreal during the school break I can tell you with pride that everybody whom I met there told me that I could be her sister but not her mothersmile And it was wonderful to see my daughter Doga being proud of me again. I would like to first thank Didem, then thank the whole SAYASA family for everything. 

    Keystone International Schools founder Sema Sever

     

     

     

  • As far as I could remember I always tried to be thinner than what I was at the moment. Many people around me kept saying "Don't be ridiculous. You are a bit chubby but this is your body type. You don't need to lose weight" However, I was never happy and kept trying one dietitian after another one. I always had 4-5 extra kilos that I had to lose. I managed to lose that extra weight from time to time but always gained it back right away. After giving birth this extra weight bothered me even more.

    One day as I was passing by with my car I saw the sign for SAYASA. I was curious about the place and immediately stopped by to see it and get some information. It was incredibly peaceful and clean! I met a woman whose eyes were sparkling and who was smiling from the bottom of her heart and was full of life. I knew that I could trust her. We started a diet programme on the following week. I cannot really call it "A diet plan" It was a plan to change my bad eating habits. Didem had a very different approach. She did not only talk to me about my eating habits but she also asked me about my life. We talked about my endless migraine attacks and stomach problems. And my unhappiness...

    When I told her that raw vegetables did not match with my stomach she said " Don't worry you don't have to eat them, listen to your body" When she told me that I could have 2 big crackers in the afternoons I asked her whether I could eat a panini because that made me very happy, she said "Go ahead. Be happy"

    One day I called her and asked "Today I crave chocolate, can I have some?" This was her reply to me smile "I ate chocolate yesterday all day long and I am watching out today." There was no "Forbidden food" in Didem's programme. Just in case you ate something that prevented you from losing the weight you wanted to then you could balance it with your other meals. And make sure to eat with your eyes closed and enjoy your food to the fullest. I lost the extra weight without struggling with it and kept it off since then. 

    I also joined yoga and pilates classes at SAYASA. Didem has many more qualities than just being a dietitian. She is at the same time a psychologist and a life coach. She should be in everybody's life. Thank you so much for everything my dearest Didem.

    Pinar Korkmaz

     

     

  • KICK-BOXING

    While you learn to kick and punch using the sandbag you burn tremendous amounts of calories.

    Kick-boxing is an amazing cardio workout that you will never regret once you start doing it smile 

    Hours: Except Sunday everyday 07:00-21:30

    For further information please contact SAYASA

  • At SAYASA, each nutrition plan is tailored to the client's lifestyle and needs. The first appointment lasts 1-2 hours where we aim to get to know each client closely. We then prepare a detailed program designed according to the client’s lifestyle, eating habits, body and mind type, blood test results and metabolic rate. SAYASA uses both alternative and traditional Western approaches in our nutritional plans.

    Weight Loss

    In looking at weight loss, we analyze both physical and emotional eating problems. Our process aims to teach clients how to eat healthily and be more conscious of proper eating instead of trying quick remedies --- which, of course, never work. In our lexicon, there is no such a thing as "dieting" or "forbidden". Rather, these are the statements we create in our minds. We believe that only once you get rid of the idea of prohibiting yourself from eating, and set yourself free, you will then get rid of your extra weight.

    Weight Gain

    Weight gain is a significant issue for some clients. We help clients gain weight through regular exercise and a healthy nutrition plan. First, we search for the real reasons why the client cannot gain weight. Second, we tailor a client nutrition plan according to the results.

    Infant/Child Nutrition

    When raising a child, parents have many questions and concerns regarding adequate nutrition.  Here at SAYASA any concerns regarding breast-fed babies receiving adequate nutrition, introduction to solid foods, the proper age and the best practices for food preparation and administration, and appropriate growth and weight gain will be evaluated, appropriate feeding alternatives discussed and a detailed plan put into place. 


    Concerns regarding an infant or child being over or underweight will be thoroughly evaluated.  Detailed advice and education on the subject and correction of the problem will be provided with an individual plan developed and put into place. The childhood obesity rate has been dramatically increasing with many children experiencing related chronic illnesses as a result. Children learn their eating habits when they are young and carry these habits throughout their lives. Thus, it is essential that they learn how to eat correctly from the start. Let's bring up a healthy generation!

    Adult Nutrition

    A healthy diet plan is prepared for clients ages 18 and above according to their lifestyle and health profile. Individual plans are put into place to enable clients the ability to follow it all their lives. The plans are simple, clear and reasonable.

    Pregnancy Nutrition

    Many women have nightmares of gaining too much weight during pregnancy. We aim to help you get rid of those nightmares and enjoy your pregnancy through following a healthy nutrition plan for your baby and you. While your baby receives enough vitamins and minerals to grow healthy you go into delivery at an ideal weight.

    Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases

    A special nutrition plan is prepared for clients experiencing high cholesterol, blood pressure, thyroid issues and other such problems. In many cases, clients use medicine to suppress these problems. A much healthier and lasting approach is to adjust diet. We teach clients how to address their disease by changing their diet. Over time, a healthy diet allows clients to stop using their often very toxic medication. Many medications can cause unwanted side-effects.

    Diabetes Nutrition

    Complementary medicine says that people who don't taste life become diabetic. Let's add flavor to your life and get rid of this problem through correct nutrition and clear mind.

    Sports Nutrition

    Just doing sports is not enough to build the body you want. Inadequate carbohydrate, fat, protein and water levels may keep you from obtaining your goals. A simple evaluation may be just what you need.  Since you make such an effort, let’s do it in the correct way!

    Detox Programs

    Your body deserves to be refreshed. Get rid of the toxins that build up in your system and make you feel depressed. SAYASA provides cleansing colonics along with other detox plans. Let’s choose the most suitable detox plan for your body and apply it. Why not feel light, clean and pure, instead bloated, confused and sick!

    An hour at the Supermarket with Didem

    Let's learn more about the foods we consume. We can discover together how to make sense of nutrition and ingredient sections on food packaging. In this trip, we aim to teach the client to become a more educated and conscious consumer.

    Hours:  08:00-20:00 weekdays 

    For further information please contact SAYASA

  • At SAYASA, we offer you the chance to attend our combination classes of exercises and Pilates. The weather determines whether we hold classes in an outdoor garden or in our spacious fitness room overlooking Istanbul’s isolated Princes Islands. In either case, if you attend these classes on a regular basis, you are guaranteed to have a more fit body as well as improved posture.

    Hours: 08:00am - 9:30pm Monday - Saturday

    Pilates:

    Similar to yoga, Pilates is formulated with the idea to let the mind control the body. Pilates enhances body alignment by focusing a workout on postural muscles. When exercised regularly, Pilates can help reduce back and neck pain as well as knee pain. It is one of the most effective exercise method to have the strongest abs ever.

    Joseph Pilates' idea was to get the body moving safely and efficiently without putting stress on the joints. The beauty of the reformer is that all the exercises can be performed throughout a full range of motion.

    All lessons are 50-minute long. One-on-one Pilates sessions are available by appointment. For further information please contact SAYASA

  • SAYASA

    is located on the hills of Dragos with a splendid view of Princes Islands. We aim here to relax you and find solutions to our clients’ problems in a peaceful and silent environment away from the problems of typical city life stress.

    The owner of SAYASAstruggled with her own weight for years. As a result of her experiences, at SAYASA we believe that nutritional problems should be handled by attending to body, mind and soul. These elements cannot be separated. Moreover, SAYASA believes that each individual is unique and thus is treated in a special way.

    At SAYASA, we also strongly believe that the positive energy that you feel here will additionally help you lose weight and motivate you.

  • TAE-BO

    Intense cardio workout with great music and choreography. If you are tired of walking or running this is a great way of sweating and burning calories in a super fun way without realizing how a 50-minute class passes. 

    Total commitment to whatever you do

    Awareness of your self and the world

    Excellence, the truest goal in anything you do

    Body as a force for total change

    Obedience to your will and your true desire

    Hours: Except Sunday everyday 07:00-21:30

    For further information please contact SAYASA

  • TRX

    is a resistance-strength training that one works with his own bodyweight against gravity. This is a great workout especially when combined with Pilates. Excellent workout to achieve great abs. 

    Through regular TRX training:

    You have stronger muscles and increase your muscle mass

    You get stronger abs with great shape

    You work all your muscles

    You can arrange the level of your workout according to your strength level

    Hours: Except Sunday 07:00-21:30

    For further information please contact SAYASA