I'm thrilled to be inviting you to our FIRST ever CO-ED Fitness by Jacflash Yoga workshop with the Toronto Argos!
This very exciting workshop will take place on the BMO Field (170 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3) prior to the Toronto Argos Football game on July 6th.
This workshop also includes a ticket to the Argos game taking place that evening. Each guest’s ticket to the Argos game will be included in the event's goodie bags, and all tickets will be blocked off together in one 'Fitness by Jacflash' section of the stadium, so that everyone can enjoy the game together.
July 6th Schedule:
Sign in, take your place at your mat (you will get to take your mat home with you!) At each workshop, we also provide attendees with a goodie bag full of sponsored products we love and stand behind that will be on your mat waiting for you.
Argos player and motivational speaker, Matt Black will be leading us in an interactive 30 min discussion on the benefits of mobility in any training regime. Matthew Black is a retired 10 year CFL Veteran and 100th & 105th Grey Cup Champion. In 2016, he won the Jake Gaudaur Award and is a mentor for Huddle Up Bully Prevention, as well as an ambassador for "Make The Call, Ending Violence Against Women".
"During my 10-year playing career, I spend a lot of time focused on my body. Although it may not be the “sexiest” form of training, for me it was one of the most important aspects of my training regime. Flexibility and range of motion, not only helps keep your body functional at this peek, but it’s also one of the most important factors in injury prevention, in everyone from sedentary people to extreme/elite athletes. Flexibility and range of motion should never be over looked and when incorporated into your weekly exercise routine, it will not only help you hit your fitness goals sooner, but will also help speed up recovery time and injury prevention. When thinking about flexibility and range of motion, always remember. IF YOU DON’T USE IT, YOU LOOSE IT!"
- Matt Black
Black was born and raised in Toronto and spent his entire 10-year career with the Double Blue after being drafted in the sixth round of the 2008 CFL Draft. The defensive back reached the pinnacle of the sport twice during his career, winning Grey Cups in 2012 and 2017. His first Grey Cup championship was won on home turf at the Rogers Centre and his second ring ended on one of the most memorable plays in Grey Cup history.
It was Black, released by the team mid-season and re-signed later, who came soaring through the snowy November air for a Grey Cup-sealing interception in the end zone with 20 seconds left on the clock. Over 127 games played for the Argos, the Saginaw Valley State product tallied 153 defensive tackles, 83 special teams tackles, three sacks, three interceptions, two touchdowns and two forced fumbles. His 21 special teams tackles in 2012 were good for fourth-best in the CFL that year.
This one hour yoga session is taught by Bianca Venerayan (@biancavenerayan). Bianca is a Toronto-based writer, yoga/meditation teacher, content creator and Instagram influencer. Her work focuses on mental health, wellness, sex positivity, environmental sustainability, and social consciousness. This yoga session will be taught in a fun and enthusiastic style that makes attendees feel welcome and accepted. Students of all levels of experience will feel comfortable expressing themselves while learning the foundation of each pose, different forms of breath work, and how to make in-the-moment adjustments according to their body's needs.
Raffle prizes and wrap up- 2:45-3pm
Photos- end of event: 3pm-3:15pm
After the workshop you can either stay and hang out with us, or go home to recharge before the game!
Game time- 7pm