Coaches & Trainers
Owner, Kinesiologist, Instructor
Born and raised in Napanee, Meighen graduated in April 2014 from the University of Waterloo with a BSc. majoring in Kinesiology. She has been a member of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario since October 2014. Meighen then received her personal training certificate. She opened Diamond Fitness Dec 2015. Meighen has been active and into fitness her entire life. She was a competitive figure skater her entire life and skated for the varsity team at UW. She then moved on to bikini fitness competitions where she placed 4th in the Ontario Physique Association and is qualified for provincials in August 2017
Meighen specializes in rehabilitation of various injuries and improvement of overall health. She has experience working with clients of all levels of fitness from high-level athletes to persons with disabilities. Meighen also offers dynamic taping to assist in the healing process of injuries. Meighen teaches the women’s and fitness classes at Diamond!
“Dedication. Desire. Determination”
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai Instructor
Mark Loft is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown belt under Ben Meireles of the BJJ Connection – Team BTT. He started training at the age of 18 at the Belleville Boxing Club under the tutelage of Mal Trenholm. Years later after seeing The Ultimate Fighting Championship, he was inspired to seek out a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club and discovered Bob Carver’s Muay Thai Academy in 1997 and started his BJJ Journey under Adam Zugec (now of ZUMA fame). Since then, Mark has continued his BJJ Training under Brazilian Top Team Black belt, and Judo Black Belt, Ben Meireles (BJJ Connection) and has achieved the level of Faixa Marrom (Brown Belt. In his many years as a competitor, He has competed in Boxing, Muay Thai, BJJ, and MMA, totaling over 100 combined Amateur and Professional matches. In addition, he has earned a CASK level 1 coaching certificate, a Vale Tudo (Brazilian MMA) certificate and the level of “Coach” in BJJ. He has used this knowledge with great success, as many of his students have won gold medals, 1st place trophies, and championship belts in many different kinds of competitions all over Canada and the US.
Muay Thai Coach
Mark is a level 1 CASK kickboxing coach with 20 years of experience in Muay Thai both as a competitor and as a coach. He began his training at Bob Carver’s Thai Boxing Academy in Ottawa Ontario, in 1997. All of the prominent Muay Thai gyms in the Ottawa area have their roots at Bob Carvers. Since that time, He has taught at such accomplished and respected gyms as Ronin MMA in Ottawa, Loyalist MMA in Belleville, and Ganienkeh BJJ in New York State. Mark has taught all levels of Muay Thai, beginner, advanced, competition and women’s classes. Many of his students have gone on to be provincial, regional and world champions in Thai Boxing.
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