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:
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. During the pandemic we will be focusing on Education as our primary activity in the coming months.
About Jason Dobson, OCT, B. Ed. BSM
Jason is entering his 8th year 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, Coach and General Manager.
Jason graduated Brock University in 2007 with an Honours Degree in Sport Management.
In 2010 Jason graduated from UOIT with a degree in Education and was accepted into the Ontario College of Teachers.
Jason has completed additional qualifications in Physical Education from the Univiersity of Toronto and Kindergarten from York University.
Jason is also an occasional teacher in an Ontario Public School Board with experience in the classroom as well as virtual school.