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April Challenge
Snow in March got you down?  Not feeling lucky this St. Patty’s Day?  Our April attendance challenge is the perfect thing to turn things around and create your own luck!!  See Wednesday’s post for more details and sign up today!!

All Out In Berks – Volunteers Needed
We’re in need of a few CFers to volunteer for the AOIB on April 1st.  The event will run from about 8 AM – 1 PM, and will be a fun time encouraging some awesome athletes and seeing some incredible feats of athleticism!  A bunch of other local gyms are participating, so it’ll be a great way to meet some others who share your passion for fitness.  If you’re in, sign up at the front desk today!

CrossFit Open
Speaking of volunteering, judging the CrossFit Open workouts is a great way to sharpen your skills at recognizing good and bad movements / reps.  This week’s workout is a 13-minute time cap of 4 exercises everyone is familiar with.  If you’ve got 13 minutes to spare after tonight, Saturday 9:15, Sunday, or Monday’s PM class, please stick around!  And a reminder: you don’t have to complete the CrossFit judge’s course to judge competitors this year!

Ongoing Open Gym Times
Open gym times are continuing thanks to our PSU student trainers!
We have added:
Mon-Fri 6:30am – 1pm and 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Sat 10:30 – 11:30am
Sunday 9:30 – 10:30am
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Snow in March, just a few days before spring’s arrival, gotcha down? We have the perfect thing to help get your mind off of it….A CHALLENGE!
This is a challenge ANYONE can do. It’s an Attendance Challenge.
Rules are on the flyer attached, but key points to know:
1. Runs the entire month of April.
2. Must Pre-enter the challenge before the start of the month by signing up at front desk.
It’s a very simple challenge, and will result in a huge reward for a lucky challenger!
Sign up to commit! Nothing to lose here folks!

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Reminder about our NEW CLASS!!!
Coming tomorrow, March 7th, and continuing Tuesdays from 8:30AM – 9:30AM: We will be offering a CrossFit/Corps Fitness Hybrid class. And it’s just like it sounds….a little bit of both offerings in the mix.  As always, as long as attendance warrants it, this will class will stay on the schedule! See you tomorrow!

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…In like a lion!

New Classes
Tuesday 6:30 PM Functional Fitness for Runners
Are you a runner, or do you want to become a runner!  Check out our great new partnership with A Running Start!  Don’t be scared by the “run-centric” aspect of this class.  Come on out and give it a try, learn what it’s all about, and see how it may benefit you.  This 6:30 PM time slot is something that has been requested by CFers, so we’re hoping it’s well utilized!
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Tuesday Corps Fitness / CrossFit Hybrid
New Class Tuesdays at 8:30AM.  Hybrid class….a blend of either all or parts of the CrossFit workout programmed for that Tuesday fused with our Corps Fitness style high intensity circuit.  Omitted will be the strength/skills portion of the CrossFit programming.  Class will stay on the schedule as long as attendance warrants it.
CrossFit OPEN
We’re one week in to the CrossFit open!  A few reminders for this 5-week event:
Judges – NEW this year.  You only need to be an “official” judge (i.e. passed the CrossFit judges course) if
– you are the affiliate manager
– the athlete is likely going to regionals
–  you want to judge at regionals
– you are judging videos
This opens the opportunities for everyone to step up and help out in the next few weeks.  We’ll be holding group sessions for athletes to come in and complete the WODs on Saturdays from 10:30 – 11:30 AM and Sundays around 9:45.  Please help out and help everything run smoothly!

AOIB
The All Out In Berks is changing over to a PURELY CrossFit competition this year.  Workouts have been announced – check the link for more info, and recruit some friends to partake!

Ongoing Open Gym Times
Open gym times are continuing thanks to our PSU student trainers!
We have added Mon-Fri 6:30am – 1pm and 6:30pm – 7:30pm,
Sat 10:30 – 11:30am
Sunday 9:30 – 10:30am

Personal Training
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Our very own Jay V is now a certified personal trainer!  Check out the info above for a great opportunity for someone looking to get started on a fitness journey….or for someone looking to achieve specific fitness goals!

CF Market
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Michelle’s kimchi is in the house!!  Sign up and purchase a quart today!

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AND…we have Raw Honey!!!  Fellow CFer Emily Bundy brings to us raw honey from her family business, The Honey Bee Tree. There are delicious and beautifully packaged jars of honey for sale in the cafe (and information as well).

Even MORE Talented CFers
Also, did you know CFer Nancy is newly into the knitting business?  Knits by Nance is open to orders for her awesome beanies and scarves!
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Happy Valentine’s Day, CFers!

6:30 PM Functional Fitness for Runners – continues TONIGHT!
Are you a runner, or do you want to become a runner!  Check out our great new partnership with A Running Start!  Don’t be scared by the “run-centric” aspect of this class.  Come on out and give it a try, learn what it’s all about, and see how it may benefit you.  This 6:30 PM time slot is something that has been requested by CFers, so we’re hoping it’s well utilized!
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CrossFit
The CrossFit Open will take place from Feb 23 – Mar 27.  If you want to register (gives you access to website to see how you’re ranked among others nationally), visit https://games.crossfit.com/.
It’s not required to register online – you can still do the workouts at Corps Fitness during the times we’ll set up.  Corps Fitness does not get anything for you registering; it’s a personal thing if you want to.
We WILL need judges for the workouts – the judges course is available online.  I haven’t tried it yet, but it appears to be open and ready at any point (and a good way for XF to make $10 a pop…).  No doubt it’s a good way to learn the movements and what IS vs ISN’T a rep in CrossFit.  We’ll gather a list of all who take the judges course and can then score workouts when they come up.  If you take and pass the course, please email Gretchen to let her know.  We’re looking into adding times immediately after and possibly immediately before regularly scheduled classes, but we need to know how many people we have to plan it all out.

AOIB
The All Out In Berks is changing over to a PURELY CrossFit competition this year.  Workouts have been announced – check the link for more info, and recruit some friends to partake!

Ongoing Open Gym Times
Open gym times are continuing thanks to our PSU student trainers!
We have added Mon-Fri 6:30am -1pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm,
Sat 10:30-11:30am
Sunday 9:30-10:30am

Personal Training
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Our very own Jay V is now a certified personal trainer!  Check out the info above for a great opportunity for someone looking to get started on a fitness journey….or for someone looking to achieve specific fitness goals!

CF Market
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Michelle’s kimchi is in the house!!  Sign up and purchase a quart today!

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AND…we have Raw Honey!!!
Fellow CFer Emily Bundy brings to us raw honey from her family business, The Honey Bee Tree. There are delicious and beautifully packaged jars of honey for sale in the cafe (and information as well).
Why honey, and why RAW honey? Raw honey is unprocessed, pure, unpasteurized which helps to retain all its natural vitamins, enzymes and phytonutrients. Additionally, honey is a good source of anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties!

Check out the display in the Cafe. Purchases can be made at the front desk. Thanks Michelle and Emily Bundy for bringing these delicious items to CF!!

Even MORE Talented CFers
Also, did you know CFer Nancy is newly into the knitting business?  Knits by Nance is open to orders for these awesome beanies!  Let her know if you’re interested – $20, any color!
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New exciting options at CF!
6:30 PM Functional Fitness for Runners – starts TONIGHT!
Are you a runner, or do you want to become a runner!  Check out our great new partnership with A Running Start!  Don’t be scared by the “run-centric” aspect of this class.  Come on out and give it a try, learn what it’s all about, and see how it may benefit you.  This 6:30 PM time slot is something that has been requested by CFers, so we’re hoping it’s well utilized!
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CrossFit
The CrossFit Open will take place from Feb 23 – Mar 27.  If you want to register (gives you access to website to see how you’re ranked among others nationally), visit https://games.crossfit.com/
It’s not required to register online – you can still do the workouts at Corps Fitness during the times we’ll set up.  Corps Fitness does not get anything for you registering; it’s a personal thing if you want to.
We WILL need judges for the workouts – the judges course is available online.  I haven’t tried it yet, but it appears to be open and ready at any point (and a good way for XF to make $10 a pop…).  No doubt it’s a good way to learn the movements and what IS vs ISN’T a rep in CrossFit.  We’ll gather a list of all who take the judges course and can then score workouts when they come up.

Throwdown with XF Ephrata!  Friday, February 10th, any interested CFers wishing to participate in a CrossFit style throw down, we will be heading to CrossFit Ephrata to join their gang at 7:00PM. This is just a friendly CrossFit style workout done with CrossFitters from nearby. So that we can get a decent head count, please give melissa@corpsfitness.net a shout to let her know if you’ll be able to attend.

Also, the All Out In Berks is changing over to a PURELY CrossFit competition this year.  CFers have visited other CrossFit “Boxes” in the past for similar events.  Spread the word to the CrossFit community and bring others in!

Other ongoing special events – reference last week’s updates!
Jay’s personal training
Kimchi and honey at CF

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Free Intros
Stay tuned to the Corps Fitness Facebook page and blog for a special Free Intro announcement later in February!

 CrossFit Open
The CrossFit Open will take place from Feb 23 – Mar 27.  If you want to register (gives you access to website to see how you’re ranked among others nationally), visit https://games.crossfit.com/

It’s not required to register online – you can still do the workouts at Corps Fitness during the times we’ll set up.  Corps Fitness does not get anything for you registering; it’s a personal thing if you want to.

We WILL need judges for the workouts – the judges course is available online.  I haven’t tried it yet, but it appears to be open and ready at any point (and a good way for XF to make $10 a pop…).  No doubt it’s a good way to learn the movements and what IS vs ISN’T a rep in CrossFit.  We’ll gather a list of all who take the judges course and can then score workouts when they come up.

Have ??, Will Travel
Friday, February 10th, any interested CFers wishing to participate in a CrossFit style throw down, we will be heading to CrossFit Ephrata to join their gang at 7:00PM. This is just a friendly CrossFit style workout done with CrossFitters from nearby. So that we can get a decent head count, please give melissa@corpsfitness.net a shout to let her know if you’ll be able to attend.

Functional Training for Runners
Are you a runner, or do you want to become a runner!  Check out our great new partnership with A Running Start!
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Personal Training
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Our very own Jay V is now a certified personal trainer!  Check out the info above for a great opportunity for someone looking to get started on a fitness journey….or for someone looking to achieve specific fitness goals!

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You like kimchi? What is it? Never had it?
Kimchi is a Korean fermented vegetable dish (mainly cabbage) that has oh-so-many benefits.
First, it is super tasty.
Second, it is rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2 and C. It’s also full of essential amino acids and minerals such as iron, calcium and selenium.
Third, it is brimming with beneficial gut-boosting lactobacilli bacteria, and a happy gut, is a happy YOU.
And fourth, it assists in digestion, it’s low calorie, and has healthy functionality (as reported by Journal of Medicinal Food) such as anti-cancer, anti-obesity, anti-aging, and beneficial effects on cholesterol among many other things.
CFers, you are in luck! CFer Michelle Gauby is a terrific kimchi-maker, and she will be providing samples to taste available this Wednesday (after 9:30AM class) thru Saturday. Please take a moment to try some (it will be staying cool in the fridge….ask front desk for help). After anyone interested has had a taste, Michelle will be taking orders for purchase (details on sizes and cost will be coming soon!). In the meantime, be sure to give it a taste-test. Many CFers can already attest to its deliciousness!

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AND…we have Raw Honey!!!
Fellow CFer Emily Bundy brings to us raw honey from her family business, The Honey Bee Tree. There are delicious and beautifully packaged jars of honey for sale in the cafe (and information as well).
Why honey, and why RAW honey? Raw honey is unprocessed, pure, unpasteurized which helps to retain all its natural vitamins, enzymes and phytonutrients. Additionally, honey is a good source of anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties!
Check out the display in the Cafe. Purchases can be made at the front desk. Thanks Emily Bundy for bringing this to CF!!

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Free Intros
ONE more free intro this month after a BIG one last week.  1/28 at 9:30 AM is your last opportunity in January to give Corps Fitness a try for up to 6 weeks for just $70!

Remember that your attendance at a free intro class will then qualify you for a free 2-week Corps Fitness unlimited trial membership. And wait, there’s more!  After your 2 week free trial is complete, you can take advantage of a one-time introductory rate of $70 for your first one-month unlimited membership! Great deal, great start to the new year!

Spread the word, and show your friends why Corps Fitness is Best in Berks!

CrossFit Open
The CrossFit Open will take place from Feb 23 – Mar 27.  If you want to register (gives you access to website to see how you’re ranked among others nationally), visit https://games.crossfit.com/

It’s not required to register online – you can still do the workouts at Corps Fitness during the times we’ll set up.  Corps Fitness does not get anything for you registering; it’s a personal thing if you want to.

We WILL need judges for the workouts – the judges course is available online.  I haven’t tried it yet, but it appears to be open and ready at any point (and a good way for XF to make $10 a pop…).  No doubt it’s a good way to learn the movements and what IS vs ISN’T a rep in CrossFit.  We’ll gather a list of all who take the judges course and can then score workouts when they come up.

Fight Gone Bad Benchmarking
What were you doing this time last year?  Were you all set to start the New Year off with a bang, only to get 3 weeks into it and feel a little off course?  How about some CF-style accountability?  …as in Fight Gone Bad benchmark testing!  Beginning 1/25 and running through 1/29, we’re holding testing.  2 CFers per time slot, 2 rounds of FGB.  We’ll repeat at regular intervals so you can see your progress!  SIgn up at the desk and be ready to go at your allocated time!
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Functional Training for Runners
Are you a runner, or do you want to become a runner!  Check out our great new partnership with A Running Start!
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Additional Open Gym Times
Some more new faces creating more opportunities at CF!  Thanks to PSU Berks Kinesiology students Isaiah, Melissa, and Justin we’re able to offer more open gym times starting this week with the following schedule (subject to change week to week, we’ll try to post Saturdays for the following week):
Sunday 9:30-10:30 AM
M / W / F: 6:30 – 9 AM, 10:30 – 11:45 AM, 6:30 – 7: 30 PM
T / Thurs: 9 AM – 1 PM, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Saturday 10:30 – 11:30 AM

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Free Intros
Two more free intros this month: 1/21 and 1/28 at 9:30 AM!  Two more incredible opportunities to give Corps Fitness a try for up to 6 weeks for just $70!

Remember that your attendance at a free intro class will then qualify you for a free 2-week Corps Fitness unlimited trial membership. And wait, there’s more!  After your 2 week free trial is complete, you can take advantage of a one-time introductory rate of $70 for your first one-month unlimited membership! Great deal, great start to the new year!

Spread the word, and show your friends why Corps Fitness is Best in Berks!

CrossFit Open
The CrossFit Open will take place from Feb 23 – Mar 27.  If you want to register (gives you access to website to see how you’re ranked among others nationally), visit https://games.crossfit.com/

It’s not required to register online – you can still do the workouts at Corps Fitness during the times we’ll set up.  Corps Fitness does not get anything for you registering; it’s a personal thing if you want to.

We WILL need judges for the workouts – the judges course is available online.  I haven’t tried it yet, but it appears to be open and ready at any point (and a good way for XF to make $10 a pop…).  No doubt it’s a good way to learn the movements and what IS vs ISN’T a rep in CrossFit.  We’ll gather a list of all who take the judges course and can then score workouts when they come up.

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Equipment
If you see something that doesn’t appear to be working correctly, please make a note with the front desk staff.  We do our best to keep everything up and running, but it takes all of us working together.  Also, please be kind to the equipment! (i.e. don’t jump on stacked boxes.  Not only is this bad for the boxes, it could result in you getting hurt.  And nobody wants that.)
Fun fact: you can increase the height of boxes by stacking plates on top.  Add a few inches at a time to get you to that next level!
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From Wyomissing to Mifflin to Wilson to Daniel Boone students and more, Corps Fitness has hosted teens looking to improve speed, strength and mental fortitude.
**We are excited to announce a NEW class just for teens, ages 13 through 17 beginning this Tuesday, 12/6 and Wednesday, 12/7 from 4:15 to 5:15PM.**
Cost is $10 per class. Pay when you arrive. Parents must sign a liability form available at the front desk (or you can download and print from our website). We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

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