Jamie Dumas is a firm believer that fitness is for absolutely everyone. She has an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, and extensive experience in the fitness industry, managing fitness centres and providing personal training. She is a trainer of fitness instructors and develops and implements a variety of programmes and workshops for fitness clubs. Jamie started her involvement in physical activity by the way of ballet and continues to undertake the challenges of this pursuit, along with the demands of boxing training.
Jamie is the co-author of five best-selling fitness books, “The One-Two Punch” (2002 McGraw Hill) “Knockout Fitness” (2009 Skyhorse Publishing.) & “Old School Boxing Fitness” (2013 Skyhorse Publishing.) “Successful Boxing” (2013 Crowood Press.) "Fitness Boxing" (2014 Crowood Press.) These projects have been endorsed by the World Boxing Council (WBC).
Jamie receiving 'The Partnership Award" from Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion.
The Partnership Award is given to employees who engage in a joint project or event with an external organization, association, service group or level of government where the outcome has demonstrated mutual benefits. The contribution must be critical to the success of the project. This collaboration must result in one or more of the following outcomes: a significant improvement in service to both partners; developed new or improved processes; and raised the profile of the City of Mississauga in both the public and private sector.
Jamie's ultimate goal of helping people that need these (often life-altering) programs for serious health issues drives her to forge ahead and not let anything stand in her way.
The most important outcome of most of these partnerships spearheaded by Jamie is the impact on people's health. By providing accessible and necessary programs for at risk groups, Jamie has created a life-line for many people struggling with chronic illness. The benefits to these individuals, their families, the community and society are well deserving of recognition for the innovation and efforts of Jamie.