The Q Crew Blog

Every Success Story Starts with Inspiration.

Read from those who never quit.

Strong Is The New Pretty

It was about 27 years ago when mainstream media had its first desirable, strong, fit female role model. We can thank Linda Hamilton's role in Terminator 2: Judgement Day for that. Her lean, sinewy, muscled body became the new physique for women to aspire to and men to find desirable, sexy, and appealing. 

 

When Kerri Keegan started lifting weights in high school, she remembers people telling her “oh, just make sure you don’t get too big.” More...

Everyday Strength

EVERYDAY STRENGTH

 

Physician assistant and mom, Sarah Cawley, shared her incredible story of strength, perseverance, and dedication to family - and now we share her story with you. 

Sarah: I like it when it's really quiet, before the rest of the world wakes up, before the kids are out of bed.

I've been through so much that it's a chance to quiet my mind. More...

What’s a RefreshinQ Quotient (RQ) and How Can It Help Me?

By Helene Hall, Pharmacist, RQ Health Coach + Q Crew Member

Discover your RQ

Many people always try to do whatever they can to improve their bodies, thus enhance their lives. Eat healthier, workout more, sleep better, avoid stress and so on and so forth. That’s all great, but how do you really know that what you’re doing is making a difference at the end of the day? More...

If Your Body is Exhausted, You May Need Nutrients

By: John Dimmick, Pharmacist + Q Crew Member

Every week you attend your group fitness classes with friends. On the days you’re not in a class, you’re lifting weights on your own or squeezing a run into your busy schedule. While your muscles increase in size, you’ve also noticed your body is exhausted and your brain is fuzzy. Isn’t working out supposed to increase your energy level? If you’re feeling fatigued, the one reason could be that you’re not getting the nutrition support you may need. Your body could be telling you that you’re in need of nutrients and here are just some of the signs you need to watch out for. More...

How Do You Balance It All? Follow These Everyday Health Tips, Parents

By Christina Cyrus, Working Mom and Yoga Teacher

QUICK! Read this post before you rush the kids to soccer practice!

We won’t keep you long—we know how busy you are, and that can sometimes mean opting for the quick and easy choice rather than a healthier one.

Whether it’s staying energized to make your way through your workday and your kids’ activities afterward, or carving out a few extra minutes to stay active and work out, it’s not easy. And it’s not just you—it’s your whole family. More...

Back into It: 5 Tips for Restarting Your Workout Routine

By Anna Jones, Adventurer in Charge + Q Crew Member

You’re curled up on the couch. The room comfortingly aglow with Hulu. With a jolt, it occurs to you: “I haven’t worked out in weeks!”

We’ve all been there.

Despite our best intentions, falling out of a typical workout routine is neither difficult, nor uncommon.  Something pops up in your schedule and you can’t get to the gym. You work late and think, “I’ll be alright if I skip a day.”

Suddenly, you’re out of sync, your workouts become more infrequent, and soon you might not be doing anything at all. The thought of going to the gym, or going for a jog, makes you groan.

However, you know how important it is to have a regular workout routine. So let’s get back at it. Here are some tips you can use when you’re in a rut: More...

Test Your Vitamin IQ

By Fady Abdlrasul, Pharmacist + Q Crew Member

Scanning the list of what’s included in any supplement can be overwhelming. It’s hard to figure out what each one means, let alone choose the right supplement for you. Doing what’s right for your body means knowing what you’re putting into it.

With that in mind, here’s a quick look at three common supplements and how they benefit your body: More...

The RefreshinQ Exercise Dictionary

By Anna Jones, Community Activation Specialist

One great way to add a little exercise to your day is to perform a handful of equipment-free exercise movements. The best part? You can do any of these virtually anywhere for as little or as much time as you have in your day in an endless number of combinations. See what you like. Mix and match. Better yet, do them all!

Here are some of our favorites, with the proper form described: More...