DIONE MASON

FITNESS &

LIFESTYLE COACH

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Dione Mason is an Award Winning Fitness & Lifestyle Coach; Event Producer; Founder/President of The Simunye Foundation; and Founder/Race Director of the Toronto Carnival Run, who has proven her dedication, drive and commitment to excellence in the Health and Fitness Industry.

Dione received a Diploma in Business Administration–Marketing with Honours from Sheridan College, a Certificate in Special Events Management with Honours from Humber College, Certified through canfitpro as a Fitness Instructor Specialist, Personal Training Specialist and Nutrition and Wellness Specialist, as well as Certification through the American Council of Exercise as a Group Fitness Instructor

 

Since her fitness career began in 1999, Dione has not only demonstrated her outstanding teaching technique, contagious fiery energy in her classes and ability to get clients results, but has raised the bar in developing creative ways to enhance the fitness experience in the Greater Toronto Area and abroad.  Through her Group Fitness classes, audiences are motivated by her energy, creativity, style and focus in helping participants not only achieve their fitness goals, but have fun while doing it.

As a Certified Personal Trainer, Dione works with clients to achieve their goals by developing an individualized program based on their strengths and opportunities.  From the beginner to the athlete, under Dione’s guidance, she works to help her clients achieve their goals.

In 2017, Dione became the first Black woman to receive the canfitpro Fitness Professional of the Year award and in 2019 the first Black woman to receive the canfitpro New Presenter of the Year award.

In the community, Dione, know as "The Warm Up Lady", has been featured in over 100 charity fitness events as the Alzheimer Society Walk for Memories, Brain Tumour Walk, United Way Rat Race, United Way CN Tower Climb, Relay for LIfe and more.

As an Event Producer/Race Director, she has raised the bar in developing creative ways to enhance the fitness experience in the Greater Toronto Area and abroad by creating unique fitness event experiences as The Queens of Dance FitnessThe Kings of Dance FitnessFloor on Fire, and the Toronto Carnival Run.  In 2016, Dione became the first Black female Race Director in Canada's history when she founded the Toronto Carnival Run.

As a Philanthropist, she founded a not-for-profit organization called The Simunye Foundation whose purpose is to unite, empower and enlighten the African/Caribbean community toward positive lifestyle changes through individual health and wellness promotion, career and business development, and arts and cultural support.

Dione not only teaches and trains, but lives the fitness philosophy by maintaining an active lifestyle and participating in events as the Toronto 10K, Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, and many more.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor, ACE

  • Fitness Instructor Specialist, canfitpro

  • Personal Trainer Specialist, canfitpro

  • Nutrition and Wellness Specialist, canfitpro

  • Fitness Kickboxing Instructor, Fitness Kickboxing Canada

  • Certified Spinning Instructor, Mad Dogg Athletics

  • Certified Yoga Instructor (200-HR YTT), YYoga College

 

AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2021 IMPACT Magazine Canada’s Top Fitness Instructor Award

  • 2019 canfitpro New Presenter of the Year

  • 2017 canfitpro Fitness Instructor of the Year

  • 2017 Pan African Health Expo Medal of Honour Recipient

  • 2016 Role Model Inductee of the Black Canadian Women Awards

  • 2015 Woman on Fire Community Activist Award Nominee

  • 2015 – 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada Inductee

  • 2012 Train or Be Trained Trainer of the Year Award

  • 2012 Zumba Unsung Hero Award

 

MEDIA FEATURES

  • Sway Magazine

  • Metro News

  • Breakfast Television

  • SNAP Magazine

  • canfitpro Magazine

  • CP24

  • Toronto Star

  • City TV

  • Rogers TV

 

FITNESS EVENTS PRODUCED

  • Zumba Fitness End of Year Party, Six Degrees Night Club, Toronto, ON, 18-Dec-10

  • ​Zumba Party for Japan Relief, Gotta Dance, Toronto, ON, 30-Apr-11

  • ​Zumba Red and White Party, Latin Fever Nightclub, Toronto, ON, 29-Oct-11

  • ​Enlightenment: A Quarterly Workshop/Networking Event for Fitness Professionals Striving for Excellence - Part 1, Lambadina Resto Lounge, Toronto, ON, 6-Nov-11

  • ​Enlightenment: A Quarterly Workshop/Networking Event for Fitness Professionals Striving for Excellence - Part 2, O.I.P. Dance Centre, Toronto, ON, 15-Jan-12

  • ​St. Patrick’s Day Zumba Fitness Slam Party, Six Degrees Night Club, Toronto, ON, 17-Mar-12

  • ​Zumba Fitness at Wild Water Kingdom, Wild Water Kingdom, Brampton, ON, 29-Jul-12

  • ​Zumba Fitness Fundraiser for the Ferret Aid Society, Trinity St. Paul's Centre, Toronto, ON, 23-Sep-12

  • ​ZIN Networking and Job Fair, Trinity St. Paul's Centre, Toronto, ON, 1-Oct-12

  • ​The Zumba Fitness International Party, The Great Hall, Toronto, ON, 17-Nov-12

  • ​The Queens of Dance Fitness, The Great Hall, Toronto, ON, 26-Jan-13

  • ​Zumba and Bokwa Fitness Master Class, Rhythmz Dance Fitnezz Inc, Pickering, ON, 7-Jul-13

  • ​Zumba and Bokwa Fitness Day at Wild Water Kingdom, Wild Water Kingdom, Brampton, ON, 28-Jul-13

  • ​The Kings of Dance Fitness, The Great Hall, Toronto, ON, 30-Mar-13

  • ​Zumba Fitness Slam Party – Part II, The Great Hall, Toronto, ON, 25-May-13

  • ​Zumba Fitness Disco Party, The Opera House, Toronto, ON, 9-Nov-13

  • ​Floor on Fire, The Great Hall, Toronto, ON, 27-Sep-14

  • ​The Queens of Dance Fitness II, The Great Hall, Toronto, ON, 28-Feb-15

  • ​The Kings of Dance Fitness II, Red Nightclub, Toronto, ON, 23-May-15

  • ​Floor on Fire II, The Great Hall, Toronto, ON, 15-Nov-15

  • ​The Queens of Dance Fitness III, The Great Hall, Toronto, ON, 28-Feb-16

  • ​Floor on Fire III, The Great Hall, Toronto, ON, 19-Jun-16

  • ​Toronto Carnival Run - Inaugural, Toronto Inukshuk Park, 23-Jul-16

  • ​The Kings of Dance Fitness III, The Great Hall, Toronto, ON, 19-Nov-16

  • ​The Queens of Dance Fitness IV, The Great Hall, Toronto, ON, 26-Feb-17

  • ​Floor on Fire IV, The Great Hall, Toronto, ON, 25-Jun-17

  • ​Toronto Carnival Run - 2nd annual, Toronto Inukshuk Park, 22-Jul-17

  • ​The Kings of Dance Fitness IV, The Great Hall, Toronto, ON, 26-Nov-17

  • ​Toronto Carnival Run - 3rd annual, Sir Casimir Gzowski Park, Toronto, ON, 28-Jul-18

  • ​Toronto Carnival Run - 4th annual, Sir Casimir Gzowski Park, Toronto, ON, 27-Jul-19

  • ​The Queens of Dance Fitness V, The Rockpile, Toronto, ON, 15-Feb-20

 
GROUP TRAINING

Through her Group Fitness classes, audiences are motivated by Mason's energy, creativity, style and focus in helping participants not only achieve their fitness goals, but have fun while doing it.

PERSONAL TRAINING

Dione Mason works with clients to achieve their goals by developing an individualized program based on their strengths and opportunities. 

From the beginner to the athlete, under Mason’s guidance, she works to help her clients achieve their goals.

Services

Dione Mason offers Personal Training, Group Fitness and online coaching through her signature dmf60 Transformation Experience.

 
 

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