04/25/18 Fitness by Jacflash’s Women’s Power Yoga Workshop with Kay Ghajar and Crystal Healer Miriam

On Wednesday, April 25th 7-9pm at 165 Geay Ave, Fitness by Jacflash hosted a night that was not only an inspiring experience, but an incredible total body workout!

Sponsors include:
The Good Soy
Boho Bars
Bend Skincare
Health Priority Natural Products
SafaRoma Tea

 

Fitness by Jacflash’s Power Yoga Women’s Workshop with Yoga Instructor Kay Ghajar and Crystal Healer.

 

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

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.

Miriam of Viberant Beings will be speaking to us about crystal healing!

Miriam’s spiritual journey began at a young age, as far back as she can remember she has had entities around her delivering messages and wanting to connect.

For over fifteen years she has been working as a child and youth counsellor in a variety of settings such as, shelters, group homes and schools. Her position allows her to advocate for and teach individuals to lead fulfilled lives.



Miriam’s journey as an empath has had its struggles, but with the tools she has learned from reiki she is able to shine a light on the trauma the body holds. Reiki teaches her to transmute and shift energy. Her sessions include tarot and oracle readings and laying crystals on the chakras to help remove any blocks. Miriam provides full body treatment that activate all the senses as she involves instruments and sound healing. She has been trained by a reiki master and was given atonement by her in June 2017.

Miriam will be working with us with a combination of spiritual guidance, pattern shifting, and energy work. She holds space and will guides us to understand and move into a much deeper level and begin our journey into a higher more balanced state of being. She assists individuals to heal painful emotions, find clarity and tap into Universal Intelligence; Creation energy which prevails within us all. Her excitement comes from empowering clients to connect to their innate self-healing, to lay their life foundation actualized from a place of self-love.

Come join us for our next workshop!

 

Spaces By Jacflash transforms Rachel David’s quirky living room into a sophisticated living space

Spaces by Jacflash amped up our newest client and my good friend Rachel David’s quirky condo into a more sophisticated and put-together living space. (@racheldavid)

We found inspiration from eclectic, traditional spaces. Every piece we chose serves more than one purpose and can live in her home for years.

Our favourite element is the fireplace. This unique built-in has a large mantel and shelving tucked away in the corner, but was originally a dated maple wood. We sanded and painted it —along with the window ledges— white, to brighten and update the room.

The ‘brick’ we used around the fireplace is a porcelain tile that serves to make the mantle look more finished.

With a smaller budget, we had to get creative and use our resources appropriately. Many of the pieces we purchased were inexpensive, and often antiques. We had our first visit to the Hamilton Antique Mall, which is a hidden gem for affordability. The other more modern pieces like the sofa and coffee table were purchased from Ikea.

The plethora of paintings Rachel inherited from her grandmother were a major treat. She had so many to choose from; our role was to curate them in a more effective way. Instead of having the large pieces scattered around her apartment, we created a gallery wall above the couch. This living room looks so bright and colourful, but the only actual source of colour is in the art and accessories, which we love.

Finishing touches like curtains and plants really make this living room feel like it has been put together over time and fits our client’s lifestyle and personality. This project was such a success that Rachel has decided to re-do her kitchen with us next!

 

Photography by @stedyphoto

04/29/18 Fitness by Jacflash, Women’s Arms and Booty Workshop with Trainer Lara Marquez and Dr. Angelina Yee and Nat Harrison Speaking About Vitality

Curls By Girls. Nothing tones the arms better than a bicep and tricep workout!
On Sunday April 29th from 12:30 -2:30, Fitness by Jacflash hosted a woman’s arms and booty workshop with trainer Lara Marquez who is pairing up her BOOTY workout series with squats, thrusts and lunges.

Sponsors for our goodie bags this week included:

Fiji Water
Welo
Genuine Health
Blu Dot
Sproos

 

This workout is guaranteed fire!

Location: 99 Sudbury St, Toronto, ON M6J 3S7

Dr. Angelina Yee is a medical doctor trained in both Family and Functional medicine. As a fitness and health enthusiast she enjoys all forms of activity and exploration into physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Angelina is a certified yoga instructor and a national body-building champion. She is happily married and a mom to 7 year old twins. Follow her personal wellness journey on IG @angelina_yee.

Founder of well&tight and former marketing professional for brands like Gatorade and the Nike Women’s category, Nat Harrison’s wellness philosophy is founded on building a strong community committed to living a well&tight life, together. Power Yoga, BARRE, Pilates and nutrition certified, multiple Ironman and marathon finisher, Nat knows that hard work ignites powerful results, both physically and mentally. Nat is happily married and mom to 2 young children. Follow her wellness journey
on IG @wellandtight.

What does it mean to have vitality? To you it may mean having physical vibrancy (energy) to live the life you desire, play with your kids, or take on new physical challenges.  For others it may mean having the emotional balance (confidence) to achieve your goals and connect on a deeper level with others.  Whatever your reason, having vitality is what will allow you to thrive in your life and we want to show you how to cultivate it. During our time together we will break down 1 of the 5 pillars (Resilience) that contribute to your vitality and give you simple actions that will jumpstart your journey towards a more vibrant and radiant self.

 

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!