Melissa Hazlett

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Corps Fitness is looking for a few good men and women to represent Corps Fitness!
On November 4th, CrossFit Proven is hosting the Ghouls and Gals Partner Throwdown, and Corps Fitness is looking to sponsor 2 male/female teams (this is a $150/team value!)
Beginning Monday 9/25, submit your male/female team combo. You must put together your own team (we will not pair you), and you both must decide in which division you will compete.
Deadline for submissions is 9/29. We will then do a RANDOM drawing for the 2 teams on Sat. 9/30.
Please verify that you both are absolutely able to commit to the competition date before entering!
For more information about the event, go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/298338887306428/
Other rules:
You MUST represent Corps Fitness by wearing your own Corps Fitness gear (t-shirts, sweatshirts and whatever else you may own) and overall be an ambassador for Corps Fitness.
Additionally, you must agree to post pictures on social media and hashtag Corps Fitness.
Any other questions, please contact Melissa@corpsfitness.net.

Melissa Hazlett

Yet another fantastic business sponsor showing their support for the Call To Action Challenge!
We’d like to send a huge thank you to Classic Harley-Davidson for their sponsorship of our event. They are directly sponsoring all the awesome hoodies each competitor will be receiving! How bout those goodies!? #notyourstandardtshirt #bestswagever
It’s businesses such as #missionbbq #riverfrontfederalcreditunion and #classicharleydavidson that make the difference! Thank you to them all!!!

Melissa Hazlett

 

A BIG thank you to Riverfront Federal Credit Union for being the Title Sponsor for our 2nd Annual Call To Action Challenge on October 28th!  Riverfront has proven to be a dedicated supporter of First Responders and the Badge 27 Program here at Corps Fitness.  We thank them for their generous support of all that we do to help serve the first responders who protect all of us!

 

We hope you are getting your team of 4 together!!!  This is shaping up to be a great day!!!  Stay tuned as many new announcements about the Challenge continue to roll in!

 

 

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It’s not quite the end of August, but we are SO excited to have another Motivator of the Month that we couldn’t wait any longer!

This July / August MoM is nominated for several reasons… and if you have worked out with him, we believe you will agree with them all!

Said about this Motivator of the Month:
“He always comes in with a positive attitude.  He always works until he is done.  He is not afraid or embarrassed to finish last.  He gives his all… every day!”

These are some true characteristics that define a quality CFer.  You must leave your ego at the door… not everyone can finish first… doing what YOU can do with integrity and to the maximum effort is ALWAYS what we ask.  So, we are very proud and excited to recognize… drum roll, please…

JOHN MASANO as our Motivator of the Month!!  Congrats, John, and VERY well deserved!

Remember to nominate the person who motivates YOU to be the best person and best CFer you can be.  Ballots and drop box are inside the double gym doors.

Melissa Hazlett

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Angel Rosa, 21, of South Portland, Maine; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, died March 13, 2007 from wound received while conducting combat operations in al Anbar province, Iraq.

 

Angel is remembered as an outstanding athlete as well as a dedicated leader and dear friend. He was never afraid to challenge himself, to push himself beyond his limits, at whatever he chose to do.

 

His Aunt recalls that “a lot of things came easy to him. But he was never a braggart. He was as humble a young man as you will ever meet.” She further says, “Angel will be remembered as a man who touched everyone’s lives, a man who inspired us to be better all around…”

 

 

US Marine Corps Sergeant Mark T. Smykowski, 23, of Mentor, OH was killed on June 6, 2006 while conducting combat operations in al Anbar province, Iraq.

 

He was part of a group from his high school, all of whom enlisted in the Marine Corps together, known as the Mentor Seven. Their relationship was much deeper than simple friendship….it was BROTHERHOOD.

 

Smykowski chose to become a reconnaissance man, one of the most difficult jobs in the military service. Among other things, recon involves scout swimming; small-boat operations; close combat skills; helicopter and submarine insertion and extraction techniques; and assault climbing.

 

“His heart was huge” says one of his fellow Mentor Seven. “He was an example of what a young person should be as far as appreciation of freedom and all that it stands for.”

 

After his funeral, young men approached Smykowski’s mother and asked if they could do anything for her. “Yes”, she said. “Live like there’s no tomorrow. Make your mother proud. So if something happened tomorrow, you’ll have no regrets.” That’s how her son lived.

Melissa Hazlett

Thanks to ALL who took part in Summer 2017 Hero Week honoring fallen Marines and our Corps Fitness foundations.

 

Many went for all 7 days….congrats to all of YOU!

 

Big props to Ryan McLin who was our inaugural recipient of the Kyle Pagerly CF Spirit award.  Not only did he do all 7 days, but he did them with integrity, all while motivating others around him with his 110% work ethic and motivating words!

 

And as a wrap, below is the link to the recap video posted on youtube!  Thanks all!

 

Melissa Hazlett

FINAL REMINDER: Tomorrow’s Finale Day Hero Week workout begins at 9:00AM at Happy Hollow Playground! 1100 Wayne Avenue, Wyomissing.
Don’t forget to stay after the workout for the After-Party. There were a few (very few) extra Mission BBQ meal tickets ordered. First come, first served for those!
See you tomorrow!

Melissa Hazlett

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Missed every single day.  Outstanding attendance and outstanding effort by all.  Honoring Pags on the 6th anniversary of his death.

Melissa Hazlett

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Brandon J. Van Parys, Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, 20, of New Tripoli, formerly of Schwenksville, was killed Feb. 5, 2007, when he was struck by a grenade while on patrol in Al-Anbar Province in Iraq. He was a member of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

 

“He’s a hero,” Alan Van Parys told WFMZ-TV. “He gave his life protecting his battalion commander. How can you not be proud of that?”

He said his son had been motivated to join the Marines by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Before Van Parys’ deployment, his father said he told the family, “I’ve done this training, it’s time to put it to use.”

 

Corps Fitness Foundation: Act and think as a unit; Individual Action in Teamwork