03/14/18 Fitness by Jacflash's Power Yoga Women’s Workshop with Yoga Instructor Kay Ghajar and Life and Soul Coach Catie Fenn

On Wednesday March, 14th from 7-9pm at Love Child Social House, Fitness by Jacflash hosted our third Power Yoga Women’s Workshop with Yoga Instructor Kay Ghajar and and Life and Soul Coach Catie Fenn

Goodie bag sponsors for the evening included Tumeric Teas, Vo Bath & Co, Arbonne, and The Local Lululemon

and tea was provided for the evening by the incredible Safa Roma Tea, a tea company that with every product you purchase, you help build a sustainable business that shapes the lives ofAfghan female farmers and their families.

In this workshop, life and soul coach, speaker, and practicing lawyer Catie Fenn spoke about how her carefully curated life came crashing down after she realized that outward success was never going to equal true happiness. She lead us in a meditation, self-inquiry based reflections and life changing discussion that empowered us to take our happiness to the next level and to create a life that feels exciting and fulfilling.

Our yoga 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.

 

One of our regular assistant yoga instructors Meredith Marr (@meredimarr and @the.sweet..sweat.yoga.life) blessing us with her guidance and love throughout the workshop.

Can't WAIT to see you all at the next one!

 

03/08/18 Women's Day Workshop with Fitness by Jacflash and Fit Squad!

Fitness by Jacflash was THRILLED to host our WOMEN'S DAY workshop with Fit Squad, where all proceeds benefitted sistering.org !

Thank you Nike Toronto for the Women's Day special edition tees!

Fit Squad trainer Jennifer Lau lead us in an incredible workout at MOVE.

Sponsors included Nike Toronto, Flow Water, Azeredo Cosmetics, Genuine Health, Vital Proteins and Dermalogica.

MOVE is a beautiful boutique fitness club exclusively for women on Toronto’s east side offering small group training and personal training services.

It has been featured on the likes of BlogTO and TorontoLife.
Sistering is a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed. Serving the commodity for over 35 years, validating women’s experiences regardless of outcomes. These marginalized women come from diverse backgrounds and include: women with substance use and mental health issues; women who have experienced, or are experiencing trauma and violence; immigrant and refugee women; women with disabilities and women without legal status.
Sistering creates a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental space for women. They are guided by principles of feminism, anti-racism and anti-oppression. Sistering offers practical and emotional support to women who experience social isolation, homelessness or precarious housing, trauma and violence, discrimination, substance use, or need mental health support. Their equitable programs and services enable women to take greater control over their lives. Sistering works in collaboration with others in the community to change the social conditions that endanger women’s welfare.

Our speaker Michal Kay was the 2017 Campaign Director for Jagmeet Singh’s successful NDP Leadership Campaign. She was one of Chatelaine's Top Women in Canada of 2017. Michal currently sits on the Board of the Broadbent Institute, The Urban Worker Project, and the Toronto Environmental Alliance.

She served as Chief of Staff to Toronto City Councillor Mike Layton and in 2014 she was Field Director for Olivia Chow's Toronto Mayoral Campaign.
Through her work and activism, Michal has had leading roles on a number of issue based and electoral campaigns at the municipal, provincial and federal levels across Canada.
Our workout was lead by 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. The culture they have built is that of always pushing personal limits and driving forward, both inside and outside the gym. They see the gym as the ultimate training ground for life and an opportunity to evolve who we are every single day.
We were also lucky enough to have DJ Feel Good Smalls providing music for us throughout the evening!
We were super excited to have a Genuine Health Smoothie Bar, who offered post workout fermented protein smoothies and Naked Beauty Bar offered manicures for the attendees!
Thank you again for everyone who came out to support! Check out some of the next #fitnessbyjacflash events here.

Fitness by Jacflash's FIRST Women's Fitness and Nutrition workshop!

I am beyond excited and thankful for all who participated in my FIRST #fitnessbyjacflash women’s fitness and nutrition workshop! We had 40 incredible women who attended- I am overwhelmed by the response for these workshops- we SOLD OUT all 40 tickets in less than 3 hours!

Sunday’s workshop included a total body circuit workout with one of my favourite trainers Lara Marquez (@lara.marq.fit) and a discussion with the incredible holistic nutritionist Ashleigh Norris (@thesoulfulsprout) who discussed the connection of brain/mood and gut health.

There was endless goodies supplied by @greenhousejuice, @impactkitchen, @broyaliving, @tonicakombucha, @lakantocanada, @sundayorganictan, @sapsuckerh2o, @genuinehealth, @onelife_meals and more!

Check out some more photos of how it went below and make sure to share and hashtag #fitnessbyjacflash!
Because of it’s huge success I am going to make this Sunday workshop with Lara a weekly, beginning on the 28th and I will be branching out to work with different trainers and speakers for a weekday, evening workshop as well!
Please email me jaclyn@jacflash.net if you are interested in attending the next one and visit www.fitnessbyjacflash.com and my instagram @jaclyngenovese to stay posted on future events.
Now let’s get STRONG together!!!!