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Mostly reminders this week, but trying to get and keep everyone up to date!  Instructors are also mentioning these updates in class, so listen up!

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Early Morning Class Time Moving to 5:15 AM
Beginning Tuesday September 5th, ALL early morning classes will start at 5:15 AM (rather than 5:30 AM).  Why the change?  It’s based on results from our survey earlier this year.  A number of folks have been needing to step out early for work and family obligations, so we’re adjusting to help make it work for everyone!  No changes to any other class times.

New Classes Days / Times
More bang for your buck!  More class times are coming!  Also beginning the week of September 5th, we’re adding the following classes / times.  We’re looking at adding Corps Fitness classes every day of the week as well, so stay tuned.
– Wednesday 6:45 PM CrossFit
– Thursday 9:45 AM CrossFit Hybrid
– Sunday 9:45 AM CrossFit
As with all new classes, we will closely monitor the attendance, and keep the classes as long as warranted by participation.  So if you like it, be there!

We are continually looking to offer more, so stay tuned, and THANK YOU for your suggestions!!

Next Free Intro
September 2nd at 9:30 AM with Chris

Badge 27 Reunion – Follow up
Thank you to all current and former Operation Badge 27 members who participated in the reunion August 12th!  It was a great class with many who have continued attending CF since they were indoctrinated in the Badge 27 program.  We also had a chance to thank and honor Alecia, who generously supports these programs at Corps Fitness in honor of Kyle, helping us keep his spirit and legacy alive.

Badge 27 Team Challenge!
October 28th we’ll hold the second annual Badge 27 Call to Action challenge!  MORE challenges, SHORTER course.  Get your team of 4 together NOW.  Registration officially opens in early September.  Want to participate but your friends are chickening out?  Email Melissa and she’ll do her best to get you on a team!

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Best In Berks
Time to vote again! We were so very honored to be chosen Best of Berks for fitness facilities in 2016 because of YOU!!! Voting is open again for 2017. Please consider choosing Corps Fitness once again as Best of Berks 2017! THANK YOU!! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BestofBerks17

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Posting updates a day late this week so ya’ll have a chance to read our newsletter before we post here!  Hopefully you found it in your mailbox this morning, but here you go!  LOTS of good stuff coming up!

Early Morning Class Time Moving to 5:15 AM
Beginning Tuesday September 5th, ALL early morning classes will start at 5:15 AM (rather than 5:30 AM).  Why the change?  It’s based on results from our survey earlier this year.  A number of folks have been needing to step out early for work and family obligations, so we’re adjusting to help make it work for everyone!  Also, we’d like to open the possibility for additional early AM classes, and by adjusting the early class by 15 minutes, we can hopefully accommodate the additions!

New Classes Days / Times
More bang for your buck!  More class times are coming!  Also beginning the week of September 5th, we’re adding the following classes / times.  We’re looking at adding Corps Fitness classes every day of the week as well, so stay tuned.
– Wednesday 6:45 PM CrossFit
– Thursday 9:45 AM CrossFit Hybrid
– Sunday 9:45 AM CrossFit
As with all new classes, we will closely monitor the attendance, and keep the classes as long as warranted by participation.  So if you like it, be there!

We are continually looking to offer more, so stay tuned, and THANK YOU for your suggestions!!

And of course, the basic updates as well:

Free Intro
August 12th at 9:30 AM with Chris

Badge 27 Reunion
August 12th at 11 AM, Chris is hosting a Badge 27 reunion / indoctrination for all current, former, and new Operation Badge 27 participants at NO COST.  ALL Berks County first responders are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate.  Along with a workout that is scalable to all fitness levels and abilities, we will be recognizing and honoring Alecia Pagerly Eberly, Kyle’s widow, who generously supports these programs at Corps Fitness in honor of Kyle, helping us keep his spirit and legacy alive.

Badge 27 Team Challenge!
October 28th we’ll hold the second annual Badge 27 Call to Action challenge!  MORE challenges, SHORTER course.  Get your team of 4 together NOW.  Registration officially opens in early September.  Want to participate but your friends are chickening out?  Email Melissa and she’ll do her best to get you on a team!

Best In Berks
Time to vote again! We were so very honored to be chosen Best of Berks for fitness facilities in 2016 because of YOU!!! Voting is open again for 2017. Please consider choosing Corps Fitness once again as Best of Berks 2017! THANK YOU!! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BestofBerks17

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How the heck is it AUGUST already?!?  First round of August updates below… stay informed!

Free Intros *updated dates for August*
Two free intros will be offered this month: August 5th and August 12th at 9:30 AM.  Be aware the timing of free intros is different than normal this month.  Keep that in mind if inviting anyone!

Badge 27 Reunion
On August 12th at 11 AM, Chris is hosting a Badge 27 reunion / indoctrination for all current, former, and new Operation Badge 27 participants at NO COST.  ALL Berks County first responders are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate.  Along with a workout that is scalable to all fitness levels and abilities, we will be recognizing and honoring Alecia Pagerly Eberly, Kyle’s widow, who generously supports these programs at Corps Fitness in honor of Kyle, helping us keep his spirit and legacy alive.

Newsletter Time
Be on the lookout for a CF newsletter with a few important updates and pieces of information.  Once circulated, the information will be posted here as well.

Badge 27 Call to Action!
Reminder!  Save the date of October 28th for the second annual Badge 27 Call to Action challenge!  MORE challenges, SHORTER course.  Get your team of 4 together NOW.  Registration officially opens in early September.  Want to participate but your friends are chickening out?  Email Melissa and she’ll do her best to get you on a team!

Best In Berks
Time to vote again! We were so very honored to be chosen Best of Berks for fitness facilities in 2016 because of YOU!!! Voting is open again for 2017. Please consider choosing Corps Fitness once again as Best of Berks 2017! THANK YOU!! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BestofBerks17

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Rauenzahns in Tanzania
Greetings from the Rauenzahns in Tanzania!!!  Rob and Kim and clan are in their 2nd week in Africa participating in a medical missions trip. Rob sent along some pics of Dr. Kim in action using many of the medical supplies so generously donated by all of YOU!!! Many injuries in their area are burns caused by open flame cooking. In the first pic below, Dr. Kim is treating a young girl who experienced such an injury. Many thanks once again for your generosity in donating (or purchasing a t-shirt whose proceeds paid for additional supplies)!
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Call to Action 2017
It’s BACK!!  Save the date of October 28th for the second annual Badge 27 Call to Action challenge!  MORE challenges, SHORTER course.  Get your team of 4 together NOW.  Registration officially opens in early September.  Want to participate but your friends are chickening out?  Email Melissa and she’ll do her best to get you on a team!

Summer Schedule
Has your schedule changed for the summer, but you’re still thinking CF times don’t work for you (looking at you, teachers!).  Remember: we have a huge variety of options every day of the week.  CFers are raving about the hybrid and spin classes, and 45-minute non-stop low impact full body workout aspects of our various (“non-traditional”) offerings.  Come on back and check it out!!

Hero Week Shirts
Get your shirts at the front desk.  Don’t make us track you down!!

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Extra Fun
Thursday mountain bike ride is postponed!!

Free Intro
The next free intro class will be Saturday August 5th, 2017 at 9:30 AM.

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From the pages of “I’d never be able to handle your schedule!” comes another weekly update on the activities of Chris Kaag.  Doing more in one week than most do in a year!

Did you see this national article by Fox News – a huge shout out to all we’re doing here in Berks County!!  Click the photo below to be linked to the article:

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Other items on Chris’s recent and upcoming agenda include:
Attending Berks Catholic’s Career Day this Friday
Indoctrination of IM ABLE / Corps Fitness principles with Alvernia students at Hogan Learning Academyunnamed (1)
Exploring collaboration with Hempfield Rec for Got the Nerve as well as Inclusive Fitness
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Working with Alecia Pagerly Eberly to establish a partnership with Riverfront Federal Credit Union, who is supporting the Corps Fitness Badge 27 Program
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Intro class Saturday March 25th, including IM ABLE partners Berks Oral Surgery Crew
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A few updates on updating your membership info and a welcome back to Badge 27 members!
General Membership Updates
It’s that time of year again when we make sure we have your most current contact information and also get a beauty shot for your membership records (if we don’t currently have one)!  Please take a moment at the front desk to fill out an updated form when you are checking in or before you head out.
Lastly, be on notice that front desk staff may call you out if you need a photo (i.e. your beautiful face doesn’t show up on the check-in screen when you scan you tag).  Smile big!
Also, did you know you can leave a credit card on file with us to eliminate the hassle of running to your car or having to “check back” when you have it?  You can use the CC for all membership updates, apparel and other purchases.
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Operation Badge 27
Key program: If you are a current member or were a previous member of the Badge 27 program and are interested in coming back under the new program offerings, please email Sandy to sign up for a key and restart your membership.