02/25/18 Fitness by Jacflash, Women’s Legs, Booty and Chest Workshop with Trainer Lara Marquez and Uplifting Tarot Reader and Reiki Master Kayla Marie

Chest day is the BEST Day (and always BOOTY!!!)

On Sunday, February 25th #fitnessbyjacflash put together our Booty workshop with trainer Lara Marquez. Lara who will be motivated, lead and guided us through every press down and push up along with Squats, Thrusts and everything else the booty needed.

We also welcomed Kayla Marie (@upliftingtarot) speak, an Uplifting Tarot reader and Reiki Master with a message of empowerment for you: You are creating your future right now! Kayla created Uplifting Tarot to align you with the highest version of yourself, and create a life that matches that vibration. Kayla encouraged us to use tarot as a powerful tool to sharpen our intuition, and show us what’s blocking us from what we really want, as well as using Reiki to clean up our old limiting beliefs! Kayla even gave all 40 women a personalized reading during the workshop.

Check out Kayla at www.upliftingtarot.com

Our incredible sponsors included Fiji Water, Welo, Rawcology, Pure Anada, Organic Tan Vaughn and One Life Meals.

And check out some more photos of the amazing women who attending kicking butt below!

 

 

 

 

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The Remy Locker Room

Spaces by Jacflash is thrilled to reveal our latest Pop Up design for the Remy Locker Room. We designed the space for Toronto’s Get Fresh, Ben Seh and Grey Matter and put it together in under a week for the NBA All Star weekend in Los Angeles.

We converted this barbershop by adding large inset displays for merchandise on both sides of the room, which are sitting on top of the old barbershop cabinetry. By taking away the barber chairs there was much more floor space to have some seating and a half court vinyl on the floor. A goal we had was to create a lounge area that still left enough room to mingle at the event. We chose high-end basketball net inspired chairs with a locker room looking bench and a mirrored coffee table to coincide with the mirrored display walls.


The concept was inspired by a basketball locker room with a lux urban edge. Both displays are lit up with custom neon arrows to highlight the Puma shoes and LED strips, which highlight the high gloss white paint and chain link fence feature. Surrounding both displays are clear mirrored acrylic panels which make the room look more spacious and can also be for selfies and to try the featured clothing on.
The use of acrylic is continued on the logo wall and DJ booth. We had the brand logos laser cut to be embossed on the mirrored acrylic instead of a flat vinyl. This way, the letters also look as if they are hovering above the mirror. We made a hollow dj booth with a removable bottom to take advantage of the custom basketballs we had made. Another small acrylic piece we designed were the 4 clear shelves that overlap the neon arrows to display shoes and accessories.
These basketballs are suspended 1′ from the ceiling, alternating the Get Fresh and Remy logos in 4 rows, which make a dramatic entrance centered with the bar. They are also inside the custom DJ booth to create another visual interest. Behind the DJ booth are some custom made matte black lockers, with a live plant display box to tie into the plant wall behind the bar.
The bar was the existing cash desk, but we added a plant wall behind it to frame the gold basketball net hanging above the bartenders. This gold finish ties in with the gold bleachers, These bleachers were a great feature to create a second room for guests to have a seat outside, and create a photo op for social media.

For the furniture in the center of the room, we chose two leather chairs from Rapport International Furniture and a smoked mirrored coffee table from Modani. The Get Fresh mirrored coffee table underneath the hanging basketballs creates another interesting moment for people as they set their cocktails down. The bench was already in the barbershop, but also worked with our concept and doesn’t visually block the entrance.

We incorporated a few fun elements like the basketball arcade game and keeping one of the barber chairs open. They encourage socializing and set the tone to be easy going and welcome guests to stay for a couple of cocktails.

This design came together quickly, but the outcome was so rewarding to see everyone enjoy themselves at this two day event. Thank you to anyone who came and showed support!

02/11/18 Fitness by Jacflash, Women’s Legs, Booty and Shoulder Workshop with Trainer Lara Marquez and Owner of Sugar Toronto, Karen Holek

Get, that, dirt off your shoulders… 👊

On Sunday, February 11th from 12:30-2:30, #FitnessbyJacflash had our Sunday workshop with trainer Lara Marquez who is heated up her BOOTY workout series with a shoulders burner. Squats, Presses, Rows and more.

Though it was hailing outside, the loft room was  🔥

 

We were also super excited to have the owner of Sugar Toronto, Karen Holek speak for half an hour at the workshop. Karen has been sugaring (an all natural form of hair removal) for 7 years. Being exposed to women in an intimate scenario has brought up many sensitive conversations about self love. The trust gained from her clients over the years has given her the unique opportunity to empower women by normalizing and desexualizing the vagina.

Incredible sponsors included Genuine Health, Fiji Water, BIO RAW, One Life Meals, Routine Cream, Vital Proteins and more!

We were also thrilled to have BIO RAW at the event giving us a taste of their nutritious and delicious bowls

Also special thank you to our volunteer trainers Meagan @missmegfit and KristyLee @musclebarbie.kristylee.

Bathroom Redesign

This century old Toronto townhouse faced a lot of the typical problems of an older home such as little natural light, narrow layouts, separated rooms and most of all – small bathrooms. Spaces by Jacflash converted this 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom second level, into a modern master suite by almost tripling the existing bathroom size, and redesigning the spatial layout of this house to fit the lifestyle of the home owner.

This spacious 4 piece bathroom hosts a large stand up shower, free standing soaker tub, double sink vanity, and separate water closet. With mostly Carrara marble wall tiles we chose an accent tile pattern with a thin Nero Marquina marble tile installed in a herringbone pattern for the shower.

All fixtures used are from Rubinet, a well known brand that designers and plumbers love to use because of their reputation and wide array of finish options. Satin brass is not only one of the hottest trends in faucets, but is also extremely low maintenance which is a must for our busy client.

When it comes to bathrooms, next to finish, the shape of the fixture is a really important factor that should drive your choice. Interior Designer, Barbara Kaplan suggests, “looking at the shape of the sink, the edge of the counter, the mirror (if the sink is in a bathroom), the door’s style and lighting fixtures. Then ask yourself, ‘Will the faucet’s finish complement the whole room?'” In this bathroom there is a great use of square geometry and sharp modern edges, so we decided to go with a very simple but curved goose neck sink and tub filler, a round rain head, and all rounded cross handles.

An often overlooked design element of bathrooms is the lighting. Unfortunately there are some restrictions in the OBC that do not allow you to have that extravagant chandelier over the bathtub, but there is still some flexibility to get creative. We found this gorgeous wall sconce at an antique store in downtown Toronto with the same satin brass finish. The crystal bars give it some sparkle to match the mirrors on either side, as well as an industrial base to avoid being too feminine.

When wood flooring is sealed and protected properly, it can be just as resistant as other types of flooring in a bathroom. According to HGTV, “Hardwood floors – whether restored, recycled or installed new – have become one of the most popular choices in every area of the home, and the bathroom is no exception. With a few extra precautions, wood floors can perform as well in bathrooms as they do everywhere else.” Continuing the white oak engineered flooring in the bathroom also emphasizes the symmetry of the entirely new second level.

The towel rack was designed custom by Spaces by Jacflash, to be suspended from the ceiling. It is a unique focal point and saves wall space for the full length mirror on the entire south wall.

This bathroom is the most drastic change and heart of this renovation. The versatility in materials and finishes create a glamorous, yet sophisticated palette.

 

 

02/04/18 Fitness by Jacflash’s, Women’s Booty and Back Workshop with Trainer Lara Marquez and Holistic Nutritionist and Skin Coach Lisa Holowaychuk

 

You can do it put your BACK in to it! Our Sunday workshop trainer Lara Marquez continued her BOOTY workout series and paired it with a BACK strengthener. Squats, thrusts, rows and more.

YOU can do it put your 🍑 into it!

On Sunday, February 4th from 12:30-2:30 #fitnessbyjacflash had our women’s booty and back workshop with our Sunday trainer Lara and Holistic Nutritionist and Skin Coach Lisa Holowaychuk.

The event’s goodie bags were sponsored by Arbonne, Province Apothecary, Consonant Skincare, Flawless by Friday, ArteStile Beauty.
And Flying Chia had a booth set up offering their incredible, all natural, gluten free, vegan “nutritious snacks on the fly”.

 

 

Lisa Holowaychuk (@lifebyleese) , CHN, AADP, is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist + Skin Coach and founder of LIFEBYLEESE [http://lifebyleese.com/].  She is trained in holistic nutrition, using food as medicine, skin, hormones, digestion, energy healing, mind/body work, eating for beauty and autoimmune diseases to name a few. After a six-year journey through a myriad of symptoms from a mystery illness, she was finally diagnosed with Lyme Disease in 2012.  She not only completely healed her own body through food, lifestyle and mindfulness practices, but has now devoted her life’s mission to helping others through their own health journey. She believes that the body innately wants to heal, and given the right support, knowledge and love it can do just that.

Lisa coaches + practices  1-to-1 at her Loft in Toronto, Canada and through Skype/ Phone with her clients all over the world.
Learn how to dig deeper into your internal self, and it’s innate natural healing powers. Healing is never surface, and through Lisa’s journey with a chronic illness, her practice as a holistic practitioner, and her own experience of healing her entire body naturally and holistically. Lisa will share a piece of her journey with us, while delving deeper into how we can all truly glow from the inside out, using the gut + skin connection, as healing is always and forever an inside job.

Check out more photos below, and grab a ticket for our next workshop, before we sell out, on Sunday, February 11th here:
Please email jaclyn@jacflash.net if you have any questions at all and LET’S GET STRONG TOGETHER!