Welcome to QUAR Fitness! We are so happy to have you join our FitFam! QUAR Fitness is all about the family, with workouts for everyone, mom, dad, kids and grandparents too.
Curious as to how we got here?
We started QUAR Fitness in the middle of the pandemic when studios closed and we were forced to change the way we looked at fitness. I moved my Pilates classes online, teaching via Instagram Live or Zoom. Our personal workouts moved to the garage or backyard.
When virtual school started and my kids were stuck sitting in front of computers or electronic devices all day long, we were quick to realize that this was going to be a problem if we didn’t do something to get them up and moving. Not only is a sedentary lifestyle a huge contributor to childhood obesity and all the health issues that come with it, your kids (and you!) are going to go nuts if they don’t find ways burn off that extra energy.
Teaching Instagram Live and Zoom classes was fun, but I really felt that we needed to do something to make fitness more accessible to the masses. Something affordable that can be done anytime, anywhere, by anyone with little to no equipment.
When I talk about QUAR, I often picture a stay at home mom stuck in the house, in the winter, with three or four kids who are doing school virtually. It is enough to drive the sanest person crazy. She can’t always make a scheduled Zoom workout, sometimes the only chance she gets is late in the evening after the kids are all in bed. Her kids also need to move, but how does she motivate them? And then there’s the pandemic, times are tough, money may be tight, how can she afford to pay for high priced fitness programs?
It was lost in this thought that QUAR was born. I’m a fitness instructor teaching Pilates based mat classes. My husband is a fitness fanatic who leads regular kettle bell workouts with other dads in the parking lot at my son’s soccer practice. Our kids are competitive athletes (gymnastics and soccer). We have the tools and the desire to build a real program for a fit family.
This is a grassroots effort. We film when and where we can. It may be in a studio, outside in our backyard, or in a park.
We understand that life doesn’t always go the way we want it to. We know it can be a challenge to prioritize fitness as a part of our daily lives. Just like you.
We’ve had injuries that cause limitations in our workouts. We struggle to get the moves right every time. Just like you.
But we do it. We make it a priority. We know that with a healthy household we can fight sickness and disease. We can do this together and include each other. We can make it fun. We can give you the tools you need. We will provide the modifications to take your workout up a level or bring it down. We know that we can do all of this and still make it affordable.
We have created fitness for the family… Fitness For All.