03/08/18 Women’s Day Workshop with Fitness by Jacflash and Fit Squad!

Fitness by Jacflash was THRILLED to host our WOMEN’S DAY workshop with Fit Squad, where all proceeds benefitted sistering.org !

Thank you Nike Toronto for the Women’s Day special edition tees!

Fit Squad trainer Jennifer Lau lead us in an incredible workout at MOVE.

Sponsors included Nike Toronto, Flow Water, Azeredo Cosmetics, Genuine Health, Vital Proteins and Dermalogica.

MOVE is a beautiful boutique fitness club exclusively for women on Toronto’s east side offering small group training and personal training services.

It has been featured on the likes of BlogTO and TorontoLife.
Sistering is a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed. Serving the commodity for over 35 years, validating women’s experiences regardless of outcomes. These marginalized women come from diverse backgrounds and include: women with substance use and mental health issues; women who have experienced, or are experiencing trauma and violence; immigrant and refugee women; women with disabilities and women without legal status.
Sistering creates a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental space for women. They are guided by principles of feminism, anti-racism and anti-oppression. Sistering offers practical and emotional support to women who experience social isolation, homelessness or precarious housing, trauma and violence, discrimination, substance use, or need mental health support. Their equitable programs and services enable women to take greater control over their lives. Sistering works in collaboration with others in the community to change the social conditions that endanger women’s welfare.

Our speaker Michal Kay was the 2017 Campaign Director for Jagmeet Singh’s successful NDP Leadership Campaign. She was one of Chatelaine’s Top Women in Canada of 2017. Michal currently sits on the Board of the Broadbent Institute, The Urban Worker Project, and the Toronto Environmental Alliance.

She served as Chief of Staff to Toronto City Councillor Mike Layton and in 2014 she was Field Director for Olivia Chow’s Toronto Mayoral Campaign.
Through her work and activism, Michal has had leading roles on a number of issue based and electoral campaigns at the municipal, provincial and federal levels across Canada.
Our workout was lead by Fit Squad, a personal training and small group fitness training company located in downtown Toronto.
Fit Squad is committed to delivering result-based training by bringing an unparalleled experience through a leading-edge methodology and exceptional coaching. The culture they have built is that of always pushing personal limits and driving forward, both inside and outside the gym. They see the gym as the ultimate training ground for life and an opportunity to evolve who we are every single day.
We were also lucky enough to have DJ Feel Good Smalls providing music for us throughout the evening!
We were super excited to have a Genuine Health Smoothie Bar, who offered post workout fermented protein smoothies and Naked Beauty Bar offered manicures for the attendees!
Thank you again for everyone who came out to support! Check out some of the next #fitnessbyjacflash events here.

03/04/18 Fitness by Jacflash, Women’s Abs and Booty Workshop with Trainer Lara Marquez and Cancer Survivor Ana Bogdonovic


On Sunday, March 4th from 12:30-2:30 workshop with trainer Lara Marquez who will be motivating, leading and guiding you through every press down and push up along with Squats, Thrusts and everything else the booty needs.

Sponsors included Well Told Health, MoodWater, One Life Meals, Nagi, Holos, Crave Health Habits and The Village Juicery.

We also had tables with Flying Chia and Whole-y Granol-y!

Ana Bogdonovic (@mwlbyana), cancer survivor, shared her incredible story of how she was diagnosed with breast cancer in her twenties and how she became a survivor. Ana went through 36 rounds of chemo and was diagnosed with stage 3 at 24 years old. She read us a page from her journal that she wrote during her treatments and taught us how to listen to our bodies and gut, even when doctors are telling you that nothing is wrong, as this is ultimately what saved her life. Ana is passionate about informing young women about early cancer detection and self love.

Then our Sunday trainer, Lara Marquez brought us back the crowd pleaser working abs and booty!

Can’t wait for our next Sunday workshop on the 18th!

Grab your ticket HERE before it’s too late!!




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!






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.