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.

03/18/18 Fitness by Jacflash, Women’s Legs, Booty and Arms Workshop with Trainer Lara Marquez and Acupuncturist Amrit Singh

Curls By Girls. Nothing tones the arms better than a bicep and tricep workout.

On Sunday, March 18th Fitness by Jacflash hosted another🔥 Sunday Booty Workshop with trainer Lara Marquez!

We were thrilled to have Flow water supply us with their naturally alkaline spring water.

And goodie bag sponsors included Primal Kitchen, Handfuel, Pacifica, Welo, One Life Meals and Crave Healthy Habits.

We were equally excited to have Acupuncturist Amrit Singh speak for us at the beginning of the workshop.

Amrit explained to us how acupuncture works and how it can help us ladies regulate our hormones, PMS, skin, menstrual irregularities and assist in baby making on top of all the other things our we manage on a daily!
Amrit also:
1)  Demonstrated cupping and explained it’s benefits

 

2)  Showed us some self-acupressure love to help move our energy when we are feeling down or low on energy, which she showed can easily be done at your desk in less than 5 minutes!
3) Demonstrated a quick facial acupressure protocol that we can do for puffy eyes, if you feel foggy headed or when you need a quick pick me after staring at the computer screen for too long!

Our Sunday trainer Lara Marquez then paired up our BOOTY workout series with squats, thrusts and lunges.

 

14 Ways to Wear Your Knits

also written by Jaclyn Genovese for notable.ca

Knits this season seem to be as pretty as they are vital and though cable knit sweaters are one of the most timeless pieces you can wear, they can get tiresome after a while. Be prepared to snuggle up this season with these fun ways to wear your beloved winter knitwear.

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1. A feminine hue makes up for a relaxed fit.

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2. We all know that destroyed denim was huge this spring, but shredding our knits delights us equally during these chillier months.

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3. Layer on loads of your favorite winter jacket, knit and  skirt.

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4. Pair with this season’s hottest boot, the Chelsea boot.

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5. An oversized knit can act as a cozy dress.

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6. If your knit leaves you feeling boxy, add a belt around your waist to give a little shape.

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7. Snuggle up in a turtle neck version.

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8. Tone on tone of this season’s favorite color, tan, looks luxurious.

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9. For a glamorous look that is appropriate for the Holidays, pair with a glitzy skirt.

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10. Pleated pants add sophistication to a wild shade.

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11. Step up and soften up your Office look with a comfy knit.

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12. Flatter your curves in a cropped sweater with a streamlined skirt.

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13. Layering a blouse under your sweater gives off a polished look.

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