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.
 

04/03/18 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.

03/25/18 Fitness by Jacflash, Women’s Back and Booty Workshop with Trainer Lara Marquez and Nutrition & Wellness Specialist Elisa Graci

On Sunday, March 25th our Sunday Workshop trainer Lara Marquez continued her BOOTY workout series and paired it with a BACK strengthener. Squats, thrusts, rows and more.

Nutrition & Wellness Specialist, International Speaker & Lifestyle Coach, Elisa Graci, also spoke to us about Sugar Busting and Optimal Health, since she thinks that we are “Sweet Enough Already.” 😉

Thank you so much to our wonderful sponsors Flow Water, Handfuel, Usana, Sugar Toronto, 437 Swimwear, Active Escapes, Lawaiia, Crave Healthy Habits,  One Life Meals

and we had a beautiful booth with Nagi Energy Bars!

 

YOU can do it put your 🍑into it!

And extras special thank you to our assistant trainers Meg, Jacqueline and Ashley!

03/14/18 Fitness by Jacflash’s Power Yoga Women’s Workshop with Yoga Instructor Kay Ghajar and Life and Soul Coach Catie Fenn

On Wednesday March, 14th from 7-9pm at Love Child Social House, Fitness by Jacflash hosted our third Power Yoga Women’s Workshop with Yoga Instructor Kay Ghajar and and Life and Soul Coach Catie Fenn

Goodie bag sponsors for the evening included Tumeric Teas, Vo Bath & Co, Arbonne, and The Local Lululemon

and tea was provided for the evening by the incredible Safa Roma Tea, a tea company that with every product you purchase, you help build a sustainable business that shapes the lives ofAfghan female farmers and their families.

In this workshop, life and soul coach, speaker, and practicing lawyer Catie Fenn spoke about how her carefully curated life came crashing down after she realized that outward success was never going to equal true happiness. She lead us in a meditation, self-inquiry based reflections and life changing discussion that empowered us to take our happiness to the next level and to create a life that feels exciting and fulfilling.

Our yoga 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.

 

One of our regular assistant yoga instructors Meredith Marr (@meredimarr and @the.sweet..sweat.yoga.life) blessing us with her guidance and love throughout the workshop.

Can’t WAIT to see you all at the next one!

 

Fitness By Jacflash’s SECOND Power Yoga Women’s Workshop with Yoga Instructor Kay Ghajar and Reiki Practictioner and Spiritual Guide Janet Parsons

On Tuesday, February 27th from 7-9pm at Love Child Social House, Fitness by Jacflash hosted our SECOND Power Yoga Women’s Workshop with Yoga Instructor Kay Ghajar and Reiki Practictioner and Spiritual Guide Janet Parsons.

Love Child Social House was the perfect location for this workshop as the beautiful space was literally designed for love and connection.

We were so excited to have The Local Lululemon provide us with Yoga mats for the evening again.

Sponsors for our goodie bags included Graydon Skincare, Koya Natural Skincare, Earth Luxe and Bamboo Roots.

Chia Seed pudding snacks were provided by Calii Love and tea was be provided by Tealish for the evening!

Spiritual guide and Reiki Practitioner, Janet Parsons guided us through a twenty minute Chakra Clearing Meditation, where we gained peace, knowledge, and awareness around our own energetic system and then read the chakras of two women from the workshop!

Our Yoga instructor Kay Ghajar lead us through another powerful one hour session!

Check out our next yoga workshop here:

03/14/18 Fitness by Jacflash's Power Yoga Women’s Workshop with Yoga Instructor Kay Ghajar and Life and Soul Coach Catie Fenn