Diane Leighton


Diane Leighton
416-659-0993
diane.leighton@sympatico.ca

Markham/Scarborough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diane lives in Markham with her husband Ed, children Elyse the ballerina and Cameron the spring board diver, as well
as a menagerie of animals including dogs Skye and Ted, lizard Oscar and several fish.

Diane has been working with children, babies and adults in the fitness and recreation industry for over 25 years. It is
truly her passion to bring fitness and wellness into persons lives in a way that engages their sense of fun, play and
imagination.

She is a Can-fit pro certified group instructor, as well as a certified NLS lifeguard, swimming instructor and aquafit
instructor. Diane started in the city of Vaughan as a kindergym instructor, going on to teaching the preschool instructors
training program for the city of Vaughan. Since the birth of her daughter in 2001 Diane has been teaching mommy and
baby fitness programs. From the first class she went to and experienced the ‘Circle of Life’ warm-up she was ‘hooked’
and never looked back. Mommy and baby fitness has become her career, and considers it a joy and extreme privilege
to be invited into moms lives at one of the most important and enjoyable times of their life with their young babies.
Through continuing education by way of workshops as well as working so closely with new moms and raising her own
children has helped Diane to become a baby ‘expert’, being interviewed by the Toronto Star, and featured on Erika Ehm’s
‘Yummy Mummy show in 2004 and on the Mom Show in 2005. Group discussions in her classes are informative on
subjects such as , baby proofing the home, teething, making your own baby food, how to choose good toys for your
baby or toddler without breaking the bank, and activities for your baby that will aid their physical development.

Volunteering in her children’s school to bring exercise and fun into their day has been met with great appreciation
from the teachers, so much so that they have asked Diane to do a training with the teachers to bring more creative
ideas on how to bring activity into the children’s day.

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Mommy and Baby Fitness Workout and Play

This action packed class is a must for new moms! Each mommy and baby fitness class includes a large variety of fun,
easy to follow but intense workouts for mom, followed by a huge repertoire of infant stimulation , songs, rhymes, kneebouncers, parachute, bubbles and so much more! The class concludes with informative group discussions- a
great opportunity for moms to connect with other moms and learn from one another too! Join now so you can work hard
and play hard.

FALL:   TBA

*mid session registrations are accepted, class can be pro-rated if the session has already begun

 

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Splish, splash waterbaby swim class

Action packed and fun filled swim time for baby. Recommended for babies 4 months and up to 2 years

Enjoy the warm water in the therapeutic pool.  This class is so much more than a typical parent and tot swim class, this is a water babies swimming class,  Our class is 45 minutes filled with specific pool activities designed to learn safety in the pool as well lots of fun , games , songs and even water gourd drums !  Relax in the privacy and the delight your child will have playing in the water. Safety in the pool will be emphasized as well as the  very important skill of the back float. This class is not just for mommy and baby – dads are welcome too!

Through VERY GENTLE transitions baby will learn to love independent swimming and submersion too.

You will delight in having a tired and happy baby after swimming class!

 

Cornell Community centre therapeutic pool, 3201 Bur Oak Ave., Markham

early summer:    Thursday    2:15-3 pm   May18-  June 15    5 weeks      $125.  SORRY THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.  Please join us in the fall.  IF you have a pool location for the summer and would like to organize a group class please email me at Diane.leighton@sympatico.ca

FALL:     Thursdays 2:15-3 pm    Sept. 7- Oct. 26   8 weeks    $199.

 

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Strollerfitness

This interactive and fun class is much more than just a walk in the park!  Your session includes power walking while pushing your baby in their stroller, and incorporates cross-training for full body muscular strengthening and conditioning while we go!  Class includes Infant Stimulation, fun parachute play, and unforgettable songs and rhymes you’ll love to play with your Little One for years to come!

in case of inclement weather  ie. Rain or snow – classes will be rescheduled and made up

Schedule

CORNELL  - MEET IN FRONT OF CORNELL COMMUNITY CENTRE

Tuesdays      11:45-1:00 pm.    May 16 -June  27th.    7 weeks     $77.

(add this class on to your current strollerfitness session for only $40…….may  be combined with Unionville or Scarborough location)

 

Too Good Pond - Main St., Unionville

 (meeting place behind the Varley Art Gallery, parking lot off of Carlton Rd)

Spring:   Friday.      11:45-1:00 pm.    April 21-June 9 th  8 weeks $99.

Summer:  Fridays   11:45-1:00 pm     June 16- July 14     5 weeks   $55.

late summer :  Fridays   11:45-1:00 pm   July 28-Aug. 25   5 weeks  $55.

 

 

 

Scarborough- Thompson park , Brimley Ave. (just north  Lawrence)

( meeting place in Main parking lot by museum off of Brimley)

SPRING :          Friday   1:45- 3 pm        ApriL 21- June 9 th         8 weeks      $99.

Late spring:     Thursdays     11:45-1:00 pm    June 1- June 29  5 weeks    $55.

Summer:        Fridays   1:45-3 pm      June 16-  July 14    5 weeks   $55.

late summer:   Fridays   1:45-3pm    July 28- Aug. 25     5 weeks   $55.

 

 

 

 

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Infant massage 

 

Infant massage is a great way to bond with your baby.   What’s more,  massage can promote better sleeping, relieve colic, and even enhance an infants immune system, motor skills and intellectual development.

This is an informative session where both parents are welcome to attend, parents will be taught the basics of baby massage technique –  hands on baby , so they will be able to use the skills learned at home.

 

1 Cornell Park Ave., Markham, ON

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SPECIAL DISCOUNTS :

if you would like to register for two stroller fitness classes per week : you pay only $149.

** add on classes must be in the same session , not saved and used later