Fitness by Jacflash X The Toronto Argos CO-ED Yoga Workshop. Click Here to Purchase Your Ticket!

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:

Arrival- 1:00pm

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.

Speaker- 1:15pm-1:45pm

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.

Yoga- 1:45-2:45pm

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

Fitness by Jacflash's ONLINE Yoga Workshop- CBD and Anxiety Reducing Flow. Click Here to Purchase.

Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It's a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. The first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous.

Anxiety feels different depending on the person experiencing it. Feelings can range from butterflies in your stomach to a racing heart. You might feel out of control, like there’s a disconnect between your mind and body.

Other ways people experience anxiety include nightmares, panic attacks, and painful thoughts or memories that you can’t control. You may have a general feeling of fear and worry, or you may fear a specific place or event.

Symptoms of general anxiety include:

  • increased heart rate

  • rapid breathing

  • restlessness

  • trouble concentrating

  • difficulty falling asleep

For some people, medical treatment isn’t necessary. Lifestyle changes may be enough to cope with the symptoms. Yoga and CBD has been the most helpful tools for my anxiety so I would love to share them with you!

Jaclyn Genovese of Fitness by Jacflash and her yoga instructor Kay Ghajar will guide you through their anxiety reducing workshop at home.

Upon purchase of this at home workshop, you will receive:

1. A very special one-hour power yoga sequence with a special focus on breath exercises and poses that help to alleviate anxiety.

2. A CBD Girl Guide, written by Antuanette Gomez, founder of Pleasure Peaks. This guide discusses how CBD works in the brain, it's many benefits with a particular focus on how CBD alleviates anxiety, methods of consumption and dosage.

For many young women, their daily distress doesn’t seem serious enough to warrant therapy (which can be expensive) or prescription anxiety meds (which come with the risk of addiction and side effects). CBD oil for anxiety, however, offers a natural, affordable alternative.

***THIS ONLINE WORKSHOP IS FOR ALL LEVELS AND BEGINNERS ARE ENCOURAGED***

Kay Ghajar (@kayghajar) has been practicing yoga for 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 she faced a traumatic life event in university and failed progression through traditional counselling, she started a yoga and mindfulness practice, which began her healing process and changed her outlook on life.

Kay received her 200-hour teaching certificate at Power Yoga Canada and has completed trainings in corporate and private yoga, hands-on assisting, and yoga for children battling chronic illnesses. She is also a Level I Fascial Stretch Therapist and has received her Master's of Science in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour where she conducted developmental neuroscience research for youth with mental illness and probiotic research for adults battling depression and anxiety. As a yoga teacher, she connects with her students in a fun and enthusiastic style that makes everyone feel welcome and accepted. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student of yoga, you will feel comfortable expressing yourself and learn about the foundation of each pose, different forms of breath work, and how to give your body what it needs in the moment.

 Antuanette is an International Speaker and Cannabis Business Maven. She is the Founder + CEO of Pleasure Peaks, a Medical Cannabis company focusing on Women’s Sexual Health. She is also the former Director of the Toronto Woman Grow Market and mentors many startups in the emerging cannabis industry in Canada within the legal framework. Her passion and love for uplifting women shows in her everyday life.

For the past 6 years, she has been helping people start, buy, and sell brands/companies in the cannabis industry. With an extensive background in executive work and medical cannabis education, she has a thorough understanding of the cannabis market and knows what it takes to champion a client’s needs. Whether you’re founding a startup or supply buying from a Licensed Producer, she can help you price properly, negotiate deals, gain strategic licensing, acquire financing,  find employment, and more.

Find her at www.AntuanetteGomez.comwww.PleasurePeaks.com, on FaceBook, and on Twitter @PleasurePeaks, or Instagram @Pleasure_Peaks, and @Antuanetteg @ItsAtuanette

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Jacflash Presents an ONLINE Women's Entrepreneurial Workshop. Click Here to Purchase.

If you've ever wondered what your life's purpose is, this workshop is for you. 

Whether you are stuck in a job you dislike, you are out of work or have a burning desire to start your own business or are wondering how to take your existing business to the next level, this Online Workshop is the first and the fundamental of the #jacflashWEW series. 

Jaclyn Genovese, the founder and CEO of Jacflash, will share her success story to date, explain why some businesses worked and others didn't and inspire you to pursue your own dream career. Once purchased, you will be emailed the following package:

1. The full length video of the first #jacflashWEW workshop series where Jaclyn shares her story of how she got to where she is today and gives her top tips and tricks on building your successful business.

2. A "Key Lessons" worksheet to follow along during the video session and take notes on the most valuable points for you and your business.

3. A full pdf of important websites and contacts to use to open your own online store, purchase your domain, set up your business email account, set up your own website and blog, top websites used to hire staff, to do accounting/bookkeeping with and more. (Jaclyn wishes she had this throughout the years!)

BONUS:

Jaclyn has also included local (Toronto) contacts that are advantageous for you to start or grow your business including a photographer, videographer, website developer, bookkeeper, lawyer, insurance agent, merchandise producer,  social media experts, sales coach and more. 

05/07/19 Fitness by Jacflash's 'Mother's Day' Power Yoga Workshop with Kay Ghajar and a Discussion on Gut Health and the Benefits of Kombucha with Zoey Shamai, Founder of Tonica

This Tuesday, we celebrated Mother’s Day with an incredible group of women at lululemon’s the attic!

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Our amazing sponsors included Tonica, bare snacks, woodlot, eluo beauty, bend beauty and iremia skincare!

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This workshop featured a talk on gut health and the endless benefits of Kombucha with Zoey Shamai, founder of Tonica, Kombucha.

Power yoga instructor Kay Ghajar then lead us into a one hour yoga session!

Extra Special thank you so our assistant trainers Meredith Marr and Jessica Abramczuk!

Photography by Alana de Haan




04/28/19 Fitness by Jacflash and Fit Squad's Fitness Workshop with Miranda Popen

This Sunday Fitness by Jacflash had a blast working out with Fit Squad at Myodetox Performance!

Our amazing sponsors tomorrow include BIO RAW, Mid-day squares, Remedy Kombucha, Rawcology, True Glue and True Lashes, Beth and Olivia and Organic Traditions.

We were also excited to introduce our speaker for this workshop, wellness creator, Miranda Popen. Miranda is a Tier 3 trainer at Equinox and was a professional figure skater who rode the diet roller coaster hoping to get that “perfect body”. She is passionate about helping women discover how they feel internally and how they move externally through nutrition, fitness, lifestyle and self care.

Our workout was then lead by Jennifer Lau from 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.

There's a new wave of weightlifting underway–and this time around, it includes women. What was once mostly reserved as a workout for men, has now made its way into the general health and wellness scene, with women in particular taking up an interest in strength-training to supplement their exercise routines. Even though weightlifting is recommended as integral to any adult's daily workout routine, women have rarely been pegged as weightlifters. Now, with a more mind-body approach, weightlifting is back on the radar for wellness enthusiasts everywhere. As women living in today's society, the pressure to live up to an unattainable standard of beauty has never been more intense. Our culture conditions us to strive for a fictionally perfect aesthetic, encouraging women to go on cruel diets and undertake gruelling workouts, fooling us into believing our healthy, capable bodies will never be enough.

We were also thankful to have Jake from Mid-Day Squares talk to us about their Montreal founded, raw superfood squares!

Photography by Alana de Haan

Fitness by Jacflash Yoga Workshop with Founder of Pleasure Peaks, Antuanette Gomez

On Tuesday, April 2nd at lululemon the attic, we hosted another Fitness by Jacflash Yoga Workshop. This workshop featured a discussion the endless benefits of CBD with Antuanette Gomez, Founder of Pleasure Peaks and a one hour power yoga session with Kay Ghajar.

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Extra special thank you to our goodie bag sponsors: Calyx Wellness, Sproos Collagen, No Pong Deodorant and Snack Bomb!

Extra special thank you to our goodie bag sponsors: Calyx Wellness, Sproos Collagen, No Pong Deodorant and Snack Bomb!

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During this workshop, Antuanette discussed what CBD is, the proper dosing for CBD, how it works on the brain, how it treats anxiety, and it’s health benefits. My favourite brand of CBD is Calyx Wellness. To learn more about CBD and Clayx Wellness:

During this workshop, Antuanette discussed what CBD is, the proper dosing for CBD, how it works on the brain, how it treats anxiety, and it’s health benefits. My favourite brand of CBD is Calyx Wellness. To learn more about CBD and Clayx Wellness:

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Yoga Instructor Kay Ghajar then lead us in a one hour Power Yoga session.

Yoga Instructor Kay Ghajar then lead us in a one hour Power Yoga session.

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We were also very lucky to have our two assistant trainers Jessica (@jessicaabramczuk) and Meredith (@meredimarr). helping us in our poses and giving us hands on love!

We were also very lucky to have our two assistant trainers Jessica (@jessicaabramczuk) and Meredith (@meredimarr). helping us in our poses and giving us hands on love!

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After the yoga session, we had a raffle prize give away from  Birch and Fog ! If you want to purchase any Birch and Fog products you can use my code ‘Jacflash” to receive $20 OFF your order!

After the yoga session, we had a raffle prize give away from Birch and Fog! If you want to purchase any Birch and Fog products you can use my code ‘Jacflash” to receive $20 OFF your order!

Thank you so much for all of the beautiful and STRONG women that came out to our workshop!

Thank you so much for all of the beautiful and STRONG women that came out to our workshop!


We are sold out for May 7th’s workshop, but the link is up for our Workshop on June 6th !This workshop will feature power yoga instructor Kay Ghajar (@kayghajar) and our speaker Amrit Singh (@6BabeBeauty) who will be demonstrating the newest beauty trend rooted in ancient Chinese Medicine: Facial Gua Sha.

We are sold out for May 7th’s workshop, but the link is up for our Workshop on June 6th !This workshop will feature power yoga instructor Kay Ghajar (@kayghajar) and our speaker Amrit Singh (@6BabeBeauty) who will be demonstrating the newest beauty trend rooted in ancient Chinese Medicine: Facial Gua Sha.