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THIS SUNDAY May 15th is the CF Pinnacle Hike:
Join us for a social hike up to the Pinnacle overlook near Hamburg.  Meet at CF ready to leave the parking lot at 8:30 AM, or meet in the Hamburg reservoir parking lot by 9 AM.  Rain date TBD if necessary.  Out and back hike, approximately 7 miles, slow pace, plan for it to take most of the day / returning early to mid afternoon.  If you do 8:30 AM class, you probably can hike quickly and meet up with the group even if you get there around 10 AM, or we’ll eventually cross paths because it’s an out and back hike…  Just a thought for the FOMO CFers.

TEACHER + NURSE APPRECIATION
We’re rolling out a new pricing schedule for our teacher and nurses!  Check out the top of CF’s fees page for more information!

SUMMER KIDS CLASSES
See last week’s post for summer kids class information!

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Another THANK YOU to Rob and Kim R for sponsoring the Murph Challenge at Corps Fitness again this year!  Check out the previous blog post for details on how to sign up online (if you want to) and when / how we’re running it at CF.  You don’t have to sign up on the Murph website to participate in the workout – just show up for class on the 28th (ONE CLASS THAT DAY, 8:30 AM).  This is a mega workout, so please make sure you are physically (and mentally) prepared.  Scale if you need to.  Listen to your body.  Don’t get rhabdo!

GENERAL UPDATES
– Check your email inbox for a special CF newsletter regarding Hero Week.  Summer 2016 HW will be June 19 – 25th.  Plan accordingly!
– The Kaag Challenge is extended indefinitely, so be sure to get in touch with Chris or Melissa for a time slot!  If you have already completed the Kaag Challenge, remember to stop by the front desk for an IM ABLE t-shirt.
– A reminder to check out the CF Loyalty Program and Incentives we announced April 1st. You can also earn points via membership and merchandise purchases!  Check out the link for full details, and start earning today!  For newbies looking to take advantage of the incentives, remember you must attend an intro class first.  After that, you’re be eligible for 2 weeks of free membership and then an additional month at $70.

SCHEDULE UPDATES:
– REMINDER: Saturday class times are now 8 AM (Corps Fitness) and 9:15 AM (CrossFit).  Two different class types on a Saturday!
– Saturday 5/21: CF CLOSED FOR GOT THE NERVE TRIATHLON
– Saturday 5/28: ONE CLASS ONLY

SPIN / KRANK
– Tuesdays 10:30 AM with Aimee
– Thursdays 6:30 PM with Mike
Wednesday and Saturday SPIN classes are on hiatus for summer.

FREE INTRO CLASSES
Next Intro to Corps Fitness class will be Saturday 5/14 at 9:30 AM with Chris.  Come on by and then enroll in our incentive program!

WEEKEND INSTRUCTORS
Friday 5:30 PM – John
Sunday 8:30 AM – Emily

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MURPH
A HUGE thank you to Rob and Kim R for sponsoring the Murph Challenge again this year!  Check out Tuesday’s blog post for details on how to sign up (if you want to) and when / how we’re running it at CF.  You don’t have to sign up on the Murph website to participate in the workout.  This is a mega workout, so please make sure you are physically (and mentally) prepared.  Scale if you need to.  Listen to your body.  Don’t get rhabdo!

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GENERAL UPDATES
– Sunday May 8th is Mother’s Day!  All moms workout out for FREE!
– Have you done the Kaag Challenge yet?  You’re in for a real treat 😉  We’re extending it indefinitely, so be sure to get in touch with Chris or Melissa for a time slot!  If you have already completed the Kaag Challenge, remember to stop by the front desk for an IM ABLE t-shirt!
– A reminder to check out the CF Loyalty Program and Incentives we announced April 1st. You can also earn points via membership and merchandise purchases!  Check out the link for full details, and start earning today!
– For newbies looking to take advantage of the incentives, remember you must attend an intro class first.  After that, you’re be eligible for 2 weeks of free membership and then an additional month at $70.

SCHEDULE UPDATES:
– REMINDER: Saturday class times are now 8 AM (Corps Fitness) and 9:15 AM (CrossFit).
For now folks are looking to get outside (and who can blame you!)
– There is no longer spin / krank class on Saturdays.
– Starting next week (5/4), Lisa’s Wednesday spin / krank is on hiatus for the summer.

SPIN / KRANK
A great way to get in some zero-impact base mileage, especially on rainy spring days!
Regular spin / krank schedule:
– Tuesdays 10:30 AM with Aimee
Wednesdays 6:30 PM with Lisa – on hiatus for summer.  Return TBD (see above)
– Thursdays 6:30 PM with Mike

FREE INTRO CLASSES
Next Intro to Corps Fitness class will be Saturday 5/14 at 9:45 AM with Chris.  Come on by and the take advantage and participate in our incentive program!

WEEKEND INSTRUCTORS
Friday 5:30 PM – John
Sunday 8:30 AM – Gretchen
Sunday 9:30 AM – Owen (open time and CrossFit skills) Skills is no longer on the schedule.

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Did you do your taxes yet??  Sometimes adulting is no fun…  But sometimes it is, like when you come to CF and get to play with all of your friends!
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PAGS Fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse – TONIGHT
Save a night of cooking dinner, and contribute to a great cause!  Texas Roadhouse is holding a fundraiser dinner from 5-10 PM TONIGHT.  Stop in and support a great organization and our fallen hero!  You must bring along a copy of the flier to be able to contribute to the fundraiser – TRS holds a copy of the flier with your receipt when you pay.47a6dd03b3127cceebf93e91ff6300000033100UZtmLRw4Yg9vPgI

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Join Senator Judy Schwank at Corps Fitness this Saturday for a blood drive!

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  • Remember to check out the CF Loyalty Program and Incentives we announced earlier this month: Earn points, get stuff!
  • The KAAG CHALLENGE is ON!  Let an instructor or Chris know when you want to try your hand at it!  Riley is available for moral support, and Carter is always happy to yell at you to go faster!

  • Please pardon our appearance as we rearrange and perform some spring cleaning!  Lots of great changes are coming, including repurposing the spin room as part IM ABLE office and part kids room (when needed), moving spin to the former kids area.  The former IM ABLE office will become a retail / social area for all CFers.  Thank you for your understanding!

SCHEDULE UPDATES:
– Effective starting NEXT week, we are putting the Wednesday 6:30PM CrossFit class on hold for the spring and summer.  Join in the 5:30PM class to get your CF fix!

– The 7AM Saturday class has been wobbly in attendance for a bit… so we’d like feedback from everyone.  We still want to offer 2 classes on a Saturday, but want to know what works best for our members.  Folks can reply to comments on blog, can reply to comments on FB or send an email to melissa@corpsfitness.net as per their choices.  If you have a preference, PLEASE respond….if there are no responses, we will make the change ourselves, but we’d rather here from you!
Saturday class choices:
7:30AM and 9:00AM
8:00AM and 9:15AM
8:15AM and 9:30AM

SPIN / KRANK
A great way to get in some zero-impact mileage, especially on rainy spring days!
Spin 9:30 AM 4/16 – Aimee
Regular spin / krank schedule:
– Tuesdays 10:30 AM with Aimee
– Wednesdays 6:30 PM with Lisa
– Thursdays 6:30 PM with Mike
– Saturdays 9:30 AM with rotating instructors (exceptions will be noted in blog updates / see above)

FREE INTRO CLASSES
Next Intro to Corps Fitness class will be Saturday 4/16 at 9:45 AM with Chris
Intro to CrossFit classes are suspended until further notice

WEEKEND INSTRUCTORS
Friday 5:30 PM – John
Sunday 8:30 AM – Emily
Sunday 9:30 AM – Owen (open time and CrossFit skills)

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He leads by example….the example of No Excuses.  For the remainder of April, try your hand at Chris Kaag’s Challenge.  Before or after 9:30AM, 5:30PM and weekend classes, you have the challenge to do Kaag’s workout….and in “his shoes”.  To see what the workout entails, check out this video link.

And, we have an incentive:  Beginning this Monday, April 11th from 6:00AM to 1:00PM, anyone who emails their sign up request time for the challenge to melissa@corpsfitness.net will be entered into a drawing for discounts on either the Got the Nerve Triathlon or the RU ABLE Duathlon, and a discount voucher for the 2017 IM ABLE Bash.  Plus, ALL participants will receive a FREE IM ABLE tee shirt!

And when considering this challenge, remember:  You CAN, you are ABLE, and most of all, NO EXCUSES!

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SPECIAL EVENTS
Piper McDonough Workout tomorrow 4/1
, all class times!  Dedicated CFers Tim and Emily McDonough have a pup in serious medical need.  In true Corps Fitness fashion, we’re rallying workouts to offer Piper and her family a little extra fight.  If you’d like to help Piper with her fight by helping defray her exorbitant medical costs, there will be a collection bucket in the lobby.  If you choose, you can either offer a flat donation or you will have the option of paying a dollar amount for each Round you accumulate in the workout….your choice.  Workout will be a hybrid format.
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“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” -Roger Caras

We’ll be announcing two new membership perks on Friday 4/1!  Stay tuned to our blog and facebook page to see what’s cooking!

Saturday 4/2, Corps Fitness will be hosting female Marine Corps Poolees and a female drill instructor from 10 AM – 3PM.  Feel free to stop by or stick around after 9:30 to see what it’s all about.  And trust me when I say the female DI might just make our own instructors seem like gentle kittens!  Welcome, future Marines!
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Sunday 4/3, The Wilson IM ABLE Chapter is hosting a Running Out Loud 5k and Last Chance Egg Hunt, raising money for a grant to local student Emily M.  Check out more on their website!  Race-day registration is available!

OCR TRAINING
We need 2 more participants to make this class happen!  Spread the word!
Classes with Van will be held Thursday nights at 6:30-7:30 PM from April 7th – May 5thYou do NOT have to be a Corps Fitness member to join in these classes!
Current CF member – $40
Non-CF member – $75*
*Includes a one-time opportunity to purchase a one month unlimited CF membership for $90.
This class is a huge deal compared to the prices at other locations.  And if you take advantage of a CF membership when you’re finished, you’ll be sure to stay in racing shape (or better) for the entire season!

SCHEDULE UPDATES
We are re-configuring some spaces in the gym to work the best for everyone, and the spin classes will be moving onto the main gym floor starting April 1st.  Due to this change, the class times are changing to what is indicated below.  With this change, we welcome our IM ABLE adaptive athletes to come out during any regularly scheduled CF / CrossFit class time and take advantage of the opportunity to work out alongside the entire class!

SPIN / KRANK
Spin on Thursday night at 5:30 with Mike Vecchio!!
Spin 9:30 AM 3/26 – NO CLASS DUE TO MARINE POOLEE TRAINING
As cycling season is beginning to ramp up, our spin / krank classes are a great opportunity to get those base miles in before the first race or big ride of the year!
Regular spin / krank schedule STARTING APRIL 1st* (see schedule updates):
– Tuesdays 10:30 AM with Aimee
– Wednesdays 6:30 PM with Lisa
– Thursdays 6:30 PM with Mike
– Saturdays 9:30 AM with rotating instructors (exceptions will be noted in blog updates)

FREE INTRO CLASSES
Next Intro to Corps Fitness class will be Saturday 3/26 at 9:45 AM with Chris
Intro to CrossFit classes are suspended until further notice

CROSSFIT OPEN
Congratulations to ALL CFers who participated in the OPEN this year!  Hopefully you learned something about yourself, tried a few new movements, and got something out of it.  Final CFer results are posted below!

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GOT THE NERVE – CFer DEAL – Expires TOMORROW
FLASH SALE for GTN registration, all CF members have the opportunity to register for the 13th annual triathlon at 2015 rates.  Race is May 21st, flash sale runs through April 1st.  Email info@corpsfitness.net to get the registration code.

WEEKEND INSTRUCTORS
Friday 5:30 – John
Sunday 8:30 AM – Emily
Sunday 9:30 AM – Owen (open time and CrossFit skills)

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If you’re reading this blog post, chances are you saw last week’s post about the IM ABLE wine and paint party happening tomorrow evening at Corps Fitness from 5:30 – 9:30 PM.  Due to the forecasted inclement weather and the fact that we’d prefer to keep our CFers from getting pneumonia, we’re moving the class up to 4:30 PM for tomorrow only and adding a noon class.  If you’re still interested in signing up for the wine and paint party, please see last week’s post for the link – deadline is NOON on Tuesday 12/1!

In summary, we’re adding a NOON class, and the class normally scheduled at 5:30 PM is moved to 4:30 PM for tomorrow only!  We apologize for any inconvenience.  All other class times are unchanged.

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Join IM ABLE, Corps Fitness and your friends on Giving Tuesday, next Tuesday December 1st, for a Wine and Paint night out!  Fundraisers like these are crucial to help offset the costs of providing adaptive equipment grants to our many deserving applicants.  Tickets are $50, with $20 going directly to the IM ABLE Foundation.  The evening will include a grant presentation, fun time out with friends, raffle items, food, music, not to mention walking away with a beautiful painting!  Please sign up in advance at the following link: http://blushbrushart.com/sign-up.html#!/December-1-2015-Tuesday-5-30-9-30-Corps-Fitness/p/56215062/category=14086079 See you on Tuesday!!

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IM ABLE Grant Recipient Lance H with the Berks Oral Surgery team and IM ABLE Board members. Lance received his equipment grant at the 2015 RU ABLE Duathlon and 5k!

 

Raffle items include:
Corps Fitness gift basket (including brand new apparel)
IM ABLE gift basket (including brand new apparel)
Bldg 7 Yoga gift basket (including apparel, punch card, and other goodies)
A Running Start gift basket (includes gift cards and running socks)

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Thursday 11/26 (Thanksgiving) – 1 class only 9 AM (cadence run at 8 starting at the Wyo pool)

This Saturday 11/28 is Small Business Saturday!  Corps Fitness and Bldg 7 Yoga are offering discounts on 11/28 ONLY:

11/28: Bldg 7 Yoga will be offering a kids’ yoga class from 1-2:30 PM – register your kids then hit the sales!  $10 per child, and you don’t have to be a Bldg 7 member to take advantage!

If you haven’t signed up for Bldg 7 Yoga newsletters yet, they contain a TON of great information – sign up today at http://bldg7yoga.com/ so you can stay up to date!

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Tuesday December 1st: As a part of Giving Tuesday Berks the IM ABLE Foundation will be hosting a wine and paint party fundraiser! Join us from 5:30-9:30pm at Corps Fitness/IM ABLE for food, wine, music, and FUN! Tickets are $50 and YOU MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE (blushbrushart.com)! We will also have various raffle baskets to bid on from Corps Fitness, IM ABLE, Bldg 7 Yoga, A Running Start, and more! We will also be presenting two young ladies their bikes around 7:45pm. Food provided but please BYOWINE! Don’t miss out on this unique event!

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Friday December 4th.  
Regular 5:30PM CF class is STILL on schedule.  BUT then….
6:00 CF/Bldg7 Yoga Friday night “Mixer” is on.  This is open for ANYBODY….members of CF, members of Bldg 7 Yoga, and people who aren’t members at either
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– From 6-6:45 All Attendees will start on CF side with a class led by Chris.  Then from 6:45 to 7:30, they will transition to Yoga side for class w/ Linda
Cost details:
– If you are a member of BOTH places, there is no additional fee.
– If you are a member of one or the other, but not both, the extra cost is $12.
– If you are a member of neither and are coming to check both places out, drop in fee is $12.
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As always, stay tuned to the calendar in the CF lobby and to the website for ongoing updates!
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1 week from today, join Boscov’s for a sale benefiting the IM ABLE Foundation.  9-11 AM at any Boscov’s location.  Pick up a flyer at the front desk and take it along with you!

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