05/06/18 Fitness by Jacflash, Women’s Booty Workshop with Trainer Lara Marquez and OB-GYN Dr. Gabrielle Cassir

Our Sunday trainer, Lara Marquez brought back the crowd pleaser working abs and booty today!

Our goodie bag sponsors today include Over EZ, Sproos, Handfuel, Soapstones Natural Skincare, and water was supplied by Fiji Water.
Our raffle prizes are from One Life Meals, Organika and Crave Heathy Habits!

 

Gynaecologist, Dr. Gabrielle Cassir  currently sub-specializes in High Risk Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and is considered one of the association’s most recognized
medical specialists.

Throughout her continuous training, Dr. Cassir immersed herself in the many facets of the OB-GYN
world, and in doing so, discovered her passion for women’s education. In a world where pop culture idealism and social media enthralment have become an integral part
of society, Dr. Cassir knows that there’s a relevant opportunity for shedding light and understanding
on the issues, complications and questions women face daily about their bodies.

Dr. Cassir discussed everything we wanted to know about what to expect when expecting, contraception, STDs, Gardasil vaccine, Pap tests and yeast infections…with answers to all our burning female questions in a game of gyno jeopardy!

Our trainer Lara Marquez motivated, lead and guided us through every crunch and lift along with Squats, Thrusts and everything else the booty needs.

And thank you so much for everyone that brought gently used clothing, toiletries, make up and beauty products, bras, socks, underwear and more for the women of Sistering.org!

 

Photography by Alana De Haan

Spaces by Jacflash transforms a once dated and claustrophobic living space into an open, airy and alluring haven

Spaces by Jacflash transformed this once claustrophobic, dated dining room into an open and airy, gorgeous living space.

We removed a dated plate rail that had made the the ceilings feel very low. We also removed the stair wall, exposed the brick and hid a bulkhead by transforming it into a feature to accentuate our new crown moulding.

Spaces by Jacflash custom designed these modern, matte black windows, manufactured by @futurezona and added some Parisian style moulding to give the room additional glamour and character.

Installing wide plank, white oak floors, a large patina mirror and a custom slatted stair guard to elongate the ceilings all make the space feel more open and grande. The french style panels are one of our favourite aspects of the space as we love that it adds architectural interest to the room and makes the space feel classic. The patina mirror was inserted into one of the panels to accentuate the mouldings and to make them look original, adding to the Parisian loft feel we were going for.

For lighting, we used a large crystal chandelier that we contrasted with brand new modern pendants in both the hall and living area. These two pendants are completely different styles, but they are both dark to match the new windows and to add a more masculine touch to the space.

 We also painted the exposed brick white to contrast with the sleek stairs.

The overall concept of this space was to combine and craft together various styles of design, including Parisian, classic, modern and industrial to create an alluring and refined space.

For inquiries on creating or refreshing a space with the @spacesbyjacflash team, please contact jaclyn@jacflash.net

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

04/15/18 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!