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. Baby massage is taught by Diane at the Cornell Community Centre register with City of Markham for group classes OR I can come to your home and teach you the baby massage technique for a one hour workshop at your convenience. $ 40/ workshop, email to arrange a time
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.