About

Dione Mason is a Fitness & Lifestyle Coach; Event Producer; Founder and President of The Simunye Foundation; and Race Director of The Toronto Carnival Run.

She has proven her dedication, drive and commitment to excellence in the Health and Fitness Industry. With over 15 years of experience as a Certified Fitness Professional, she motivates and inspires people towards optimal health and positive lifestyle changes.

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.

She started teaching group fitness in 2000 and has a wealth of experience and knowledge about techniques and industry trends. Therefore, allowing her to present a variety of techniques, styles and formats to enhance and create a stimulating and challenging experience. She has taught to audiences of various ages and wellness stages at corporate gyms, private gyms, public gyms and international audiences at Caribbean resorts.

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, your fitness goals will be achieved.

Dione not only teaches and trains, but lives the fitness philosophy by maintaining an active lifestyle and participating in community events as Hazel’s Hope 5K Fun Run, Sporting Life 10K Run, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, CIBC Run for the Cure, United Way CN Tower Climb, Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, and many more.

Certifications:

  • Certified Spinning Instructor, Mad Dogg Athletics
  • Fitness Instructor Specialist, Can Fit Pro
  • Personal Trainer Specialist, Can Fit Pro
  • Nutrition and Wellness Specialist, Can Fit Pro
  • Licensed Zumba® Instructor, Zumba® Fitness
  • Fitness Kickboxing Instructor, Fitness Kickboxing Canada
  • Certified GROOVE™ Instructor, The GROOVE Method™
  • Certified Bokwa® Instructor, Bokwa® Fitness
  • Bokwa® Education Specialist Trainer, Bokwa® Fitness

Class formats taught:

  • Aqua Fitness
  • Boot camp
  • Cardio Kickboxing
  • Dance Fitness (i.e. Bokwa®, The GROOVE™, Zumba®)
  • High/Low
  • Indoor Cycling/Spinning
  • Muscle Conditioning
  • Step
  • Tabata

Fitness Club Experience:

  • Adelaide Club
  • Armour Heights, Oakdale, Roding Community Centres
  • Boulevard Club, The
  • Extreme Fitness
  • Fitness Institute
  • Judy’s Group Fitness
  • Hard Candy Fitness
  • Mayfair Racquet and Fitness Club
  • Miles Davis Jewish Community Centre
  • Ontario Racquet Club
  • Premier Fitness
  • Toronto Athletic Club
  • Toronto Star Fitness Centres
  • Tri Fit (Sussex Centre, Medtronic and Ingram Micro)
  • University of Toronto Athletic Centre
  • Women’s Fitness Clubs of Canada
  • Yorkville Club

International Experience:

  • Guest Fitness Instructor, Sandos Caracol Eco Resort and Spa – Mexico, February 2012
  • Guest Fitness Instructor, Blue Bay Villas Doradas – Dominican Republic, December 2010
  • Guest Fitness Instructor, Breezes Varadero – Cuba, May 2007
  • Guest Fitness Instructor, Breezes Jibacoa – Cuba, October 2006
  • Guest Fitness Instructor, Coral by Hilton – Dominican Republic, April 2006

Media features:

  • Sway Magazine
  • Metro News
  • Breakfast Television
  • SNAP Magazine
  • Can Fit Pro Magazine
  • CP24
  • Toronto Star
  • City TV
  • Rogers TV

awards/achievements:

  • 2016 Role Model Inductee of the Black Canadian Women Awards
  • Nominee 2015 Woman on Fire Community Activist Award
  • Recipient 2015 – 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada
  • Recipient 2012 Zumba Unsung Hero Award
  • Recipient 2012 TOBT Trainer of the Year Award