04/15/18 Fitness by Jacflash, Women’s Chest and Booty Workshop with Trainer Lara Marquez and Munira Hudani, a Physiotherapist who specializes in Pelvic Health

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

On Sunday, April 15th from 12:30-2:30 Fitness by Jacflash hosted another Booty workshop with our Sunday trainer Lara Marquez.

Sponsors included E One Films, I Feel Pretty film, Suzie’s Good Fats, Organika, One Life Meals, Fiji Water and Over EZ

Munira Hudani received a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2009. She is part of a small group of physiotherapists in Toronto who have extensive experience in the field of Pelvic Health. Her specialized post-graduate training in pelvic floor muscle dysfunction allows her to treat urinary dysfunction, bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain.

Munira is highly passionate about pre-natal and post-partum care, as well as helping women with prolapse. She recently co-founded Made for Women Workouts™ in efforts to help more women with prolapse continue living active lifestyles. She is concurrently working on numerous projects aimed to further awareness of pre- and post-natal care, prolapse, and diastasis rectus abdominis to both the pelvic health community and to the population at large.

She continues to maintain a busy caseload where her clinical expertise is pursued by women of all ages. Her clientele includes doctors, medical specialists, midwives, fitness professionals, as well as other women’s health physiotherapists. She runs her clinical practice with passion and compassion as she strives to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

In this workshop, Munira help us to “get centered” as she aided in our discover our true core. We found out which muscles make up the core (hint: they weren’t the ones we were thinking) and what happens when these muscles become dysfunctional. Munira also revealed how to strengthen one particular core muscle that is key in flattening our abdomen. With this new lens of appreciation, we felt connected to the deepest, stabilizing system in our bodies. By the end of this engaging and interactive workshop, we learned more about parts of your body that we didn’t even know existed and exactly how to use these invisible parts inside of any exercise we do!

Lara then motivated, lead and guided us through every press down and push up along with squats, thrusts and everything else the booty needs.
 

04/08/18 Fitness by Jacflash, Women’s Shoulders and Booty Workshop with Trainer Lara Marquez and Founder of Gluten Freedom Inc, Rachael Hunt

On Sunday, April 8th we heated up our BOOTY workout series with a shoulders burner. Squats, presses, dumbbell raises and more!

Extra spacial thank you to our assistant trainers Jordanna Langill and Jacie Sublett.

And thank you to all of the beautiful women who keep coming out week after week and for everyone who came out for the first time, we are beyond appreciative of every single one of you!

Our incredible goodie bag sponsors included Giddy Yo, Leaves of Trees, Yalivta, Natura Market, Luxe Tanning and Revitasize!

And Fiji Water supplied us all with water during the workshop!

 

One lucky raffle prize winner also won one week free of meals from One Life Meals.

Rachael Hunt, who is the founder of GlutenFreedomInc.com, a site dedicated to cooking, dining, traveling and living glutenfree also joined us for a half hour talk.

Rachel has become a useful resource for those looking for solutions to their glutenfree lifestyle.  She is the co-host of a weekly podcast, Vibe Tribe Wellness, where she interviews guests on various topics within the health & wellness space, inspiring listeners on their journey to living a more holistic life. Rachael is also passionate about leading a balanced life through regular fitness, eating whole foods, and practicing mindfulness and self-care regularly.

During this workshop, Rachael will be teaching us not only what gluten actually is (does anyone even really know?!) but, also going over the common side affects of gluten sensitivities, mis-conceptions about being gluten-free. Rachael will also be giving us some advice on how she pursued her passion and made it a career!

Follow her @glutenfreedomrach // @thisisvibetribe

Our Sunday trainer Lara Marquez then lead us in another killer booty and chest workout!

 

 

04/03/18 Fitness by Jacflash’s Power Yoga Women’s Workshop with Yoga Instructor Kay Ghajar and CEO/Founder of ARMY of SASS Dance Program, Carla Catherwood

On Tuesday, April 3rd, Fitness by Jacflash held another Power Yoga Women’s Workshop with Yoga Instructor Kay Ghajar and CEO/Founder of ARMY of SASS Dance Program, Carla Catherwood

Yoga mats were provided for use for the evening by The Local Lululemon.

Goodie bag sponsors for the evening were Spark Candles, Osea Malibu, Aura Beading Co and Incense Republic. 

and Yalivta donated a pair of their incredible leggings to our raffle winner!

Our instructor Kay Ghajar (@kayghajar) has been practicing yoga for almost 10 years. She began exploring different styles of yoga after taking courses in positive psychology, which informed on the benefits of yoga and meditation. After a traumatic life event in university and failed progression through traditional counselling, she started practicing yoga and keeping a gratitude jar, which began her healing process and changed her outlook on life.

Kay received her 200-hour teaching certificate at Power Yoga Canada and will lead us through an amazing Power Yoga session. Her detailed, descriptive instruction and high energy makes the class exciting, comprehendible and achievable for the women in the class who are all at different levels.

Carla Catherwood, the CEO/Founder of ARMY of SASS Dance Program know’s what it’s like to start from the bottom and work your way up.

Dedicated, focused and driven to detail best describes her work habits. With over 20 years professionally in the dance industry and 13 years as a self-made entrepreneur, she has worked not only as a professional dancer, choreographer and producer, but most importantly as an entrepreneurs, teacher, and mentor to many developing up-and-coming dancers and entrepreneurs.

Her mentoring and teaching style consists of self- effacing and groundbreaking exercises that allow people to see, feel, and nourish the very talent and joy that lives within them.

Outside of a world of dance credits from her late teens and throughout her twenties, Carla is most proud of the work she’s done developing her brand, company and licensing program “ARMY of SASS” https://armyofsass.com/

Our favourite (and most nerve wracking part at first) was when Carla made everyone “strut”!!

Carla also lead us in a discussion about our priorities and how to put ourselves first!

Kay then lead us into her one hour Power Yoga Session.

Extra special thank you again to our assistant yoga instructors.