Our mission is to help young children become, and stay, physically active by providing programs that keep the focus on fun-filled interactive classes. Through the provision of healthy physical, emotional and social development, and under the guidance of certified educators and instructors, Mini-Nastics will provide a safe place for children to play and be active.
Our team of instructors are lead by
Jason Dobson and Shannon Walker.
Jason is entering his 10th year working with children and his 4th as owner of Mini-Nastics.
Jason's experience with children dates back to 2003 and he has served all kinds of roles including, Camp Counselor, Trip Supervisor, Volunteer, Primary / Junior Classroom teacher, Athletic Director and Coach.
Shannon has spent her lifetime working in day cares as her mother ran one out of their home. She is entering her 4th year at Mini-Nastics and she is the Director of Child Services.
Our Management Team also includes Julie Palmer, the Founder of Mini-Nastics. Julie is an Ontario Certified Teacher and is now a Consultant for our company.
Values and Beliefs
Why do we offer recreational non-competitive fitness programs?
According to the American College of Sports Medicine, children who are involved in non-competitive sports have higher overall levels of physical activity. Mini-Nastics offers opportunities for children to engage in positive physically active play.
The 2013 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report States:
The 2010 report From Playpen to Playground by Dr. Jeffery Trawick-Smith Reports:
The Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology in 2013 states: