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Julie Twynham & Leigh de Groot

Julie Twynham is the Educational Director and Creator of WaterART Fitness International Inc. Her strong academic background from the University of Waterloo, in Human Kinetics, combined with her dance and coaching background provide her with strong technical and creative skills. Julie has co-authored 22 instructor training manuals  created  96 Educational DVD's for both land and water modalities. She facilitated the Speedo Aquatic Fitness System in Canada (1993-2000) and has worked throughout the world helping consumers and fitness professionals understand exercise design.

As a veteran of the fitness industry for over 30 years, she has presented for many world organizations, community centers and clubs throughout Canada, United States, Europe, Singapore, Mexico,U.K.  and South Africa including: World IDEA, Aquatic Exercise Association, American Fitness Professionals Association, Sara City Workout, IHRSA, IHRSA Ontario, University of Michigan, University of Washington, University of Western Ontario, University of British Columbia, University of Waterloo, Ontario Fitness Council, European Aquatic Fitness Conference, Canadian Aerobic Instructors Network, University of Waterloo, CanFitPro, Manitoba Fitness Leaders, Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association, to name a few. 

She worked at the Toronto Fitness Institutes for 15 years  and job responsibilities included Exercise Testing, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Instructor Training and Personal Training. She designed their first computer their personal trainer protocols and better back programs. Simultaneously, she facilitated  and created many Instructor Training workshop through her company Body Check Inc.

She has worked in promotion for Speedo,Hydropool swim in place pools, Rockport walking shoes, and the Original Pool Noodle company.    

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Leigh de Groot, B.Sc, DPT is a Doctor of Physiotherapy licensed in both Ontario and the State of New York. She has been involved in aquatics in varying capacities since 2002 years including Lifeguarding, teaching swimming lessons and teaching Red Cross First Aid and CPR courses. She has been a WaterART Instructor since 2007 and is certified in Arthritis, Seniors, Pre/Post Natal and is an Aquatic Rehabilitation Specialist. She joined our team of Master Trainers in 2013 and brings to the table a unique combination of her love for aquatics as well as a passion for helping people of all ages live their best lives possible through exercise and rehabilitation.

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