06/03/18 Fitness by Jacflash, Women’s Fitness Workshop with Trainer Lara Marquez and Chiropractic Dr Aliya Visram

Our Fitness workshop was held on Sunday June 3rd from 12:30-2:30. Trainer Lara Marquez continued her BOOTY  workout series and paired it with a BACK strengthener. Squats, thrusts, rows and more.
Location: 99 Sudbury St, Toronto, ON M6J 3S7
Our sponsors for this workshop include:
The Karma Box Co.
Spider Tech
Sproos

Dr Aliya Visram is a chiropractic doctor and registered acupuncturist in Toronto. A certified yoga teacher, strength and conditioning specialist and rehabilitation expert, Dr Aliya uses her knowledge and hands on experience to help diagnose and treat various complicated injuries. Specializing in women’s health, Dr Aliya has developed a multi-faceted integrated approach that promotes whole body wellness. Her journey back to fitness post-baby has helped her understand and develop a new program of injury management and prevention exercises and techniques based on current research and patient outcomes. When she’s not in the clinic, you can find Dr Aliya on her yoga mat, going for a run or sharing cuddles with her tiny humans Rose and Will.

@draliyavisram draliya.ca

Dr Aliya shared the latest tips and trends on performance optimization and how to prevent injuries from occurring during training.

She demonstrated an integrative approach to injury management using active release techniques (ART), acupuncture, dynamic cupping and sports taping.

By the end of this workshop we learned how to prevent training injuries from occurring and how to use some key pain management techniques (including taping) to help relieve pain.

05/23/18 Fitness By Jacflash’s Women’s Power Yoga Workshop with Kay Ghajar and Massiell Arias, Esthetician and Creator of Massiell Natural Skincare

At our last yoga workshop we had Massiell Arias, an esthetician and Creator of Massiell Natural Skincare. She showed us how to make our own face masks using all natural ingredients that are custom to our skin types!

Massiell Arias, Toronto based esthetician and creator of Massiell natural skincare will be sharing with us her most valuable skin glowing tips and a behind the scenes diy face mask session. Massiell has been an esthetician for over ten years now and she is still hand mixing and pouring all of her products, always with love.

@Massiell.made is a handcrafted intimate collection of elixirs, exfoliants and face masks for the ordinary human looking to restore, balance and renew their skin without compromising quality. All products are made without the use of synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, parabens and are not tested on animals.

     

Not only was it informative, but the hands on experience was so much fun. Masielle shared her most valuable skin glowing tips to take home.

This power yoga session welcomes all levels – but is PERFECT for beginners.

 

We have amazing assistants helping anyone in need.

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

As per usual, @kayghajar lead us through an incredible session.

Kay Ghajar 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.

We had incredible goodie bags from Coco Polo, Oneka and K’Pure and raffle prizes, including a box from @thekarmaboxco, Pony Dry and two incredible heartbeat pieces from @cyntiamiglio!

Such beautiful gifts designed by a local businesses. Congratulations to our winners!

We loved seeing your beautiful faces and can’t wait until next time!

 

Photography by Alana De Haan

05/13/18 Fitness by Jacflash, Women’s Fitness Workshop with Trainer Lara Marquez and My Naturopath Tracey Beaulne

In celebration of Mother’s Day, 100% of proceeds for this workshop went to Sistering.org, a multi-service agency aimed at supporting women in Toronto facing poverty, marginalization, and homelessness. Women at Sistering are battling a range of difficulties including mental health problems, substance abuse, run-ins with the criminal justice system, lack of access due to immigrant/refugee status, and more. At Sistering, a small team of women work tirelessly to offer a 24/7 drop-in, that provides shelter, hot meals, crisis intervention, harm reduction, and trauma-informed counselling services. They also make referrals for housing, health, and legal and immigration services.

 

This Sunday fitness workshop with trainer Lara Marquez took place on Sunday, May 13th from 12:30-2:30.

Lift your minds. Lift your bodies. The ultimate circuit workout was designed to challenge a woman of every fitness level. Squats, crunches and rows.

Sponsors for this workshop include:
Fiji Water
Dermalogica
Salome Naturals
Genuine Health
Healthy Crunch

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

I was thrilled to have my very own naturopath, Dr. Tracey Beaulne, speak to us at this workshop!

Dr. Tracey M. Beaulne ND, has been a clinician for over 17 years. She focuses on complex gut-to-brain and immune connections. Her personal and clinical experience with gut health has shaped her methods of treating the critical internal ecosystems.

In addition to her clinical practice she is the host of the Microbiome Summit for Town Hall Medicine, a partnership between the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Genuine Health. In Tracey’s words “I had the honour and privilege of interviewing our experts to learn about their ground breaking research.   My goal through all of the interviews is to elevate the conversation on current health topics by providing information that is accurate, credible, proven and trusted.  I hope you will be inspired to join us in this educational journey to better health”.

Dr Tracey can be reached at thetummyclinic.com and www.townhallmedicine.com
New science is telling us that all our thoughts, behaviour and reactions to stress and even our ability to have empathy are potentially being driven by the gut bugs— which have been under attack and neglected for decades!  We are seeing rising rates of anxiety, depression, less stress resilience and a surge in brain disorders, which appears to be influenced, at least in part, by the relationship between microbes and our lifestyle.  With this knowledge it is easier to have greater empathy towards ourselves, our elderly and our young and work towards positive change for our Mother Earth.

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

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.