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SPECIAL EVENTS AND NEW CHALLENGES HEADING YOUR WAY!

REMINDER – NEW CLASS TIME
Starting this week we’re offering a Monday / Wednesday / Friday NOON class slot.  Take a break from work and jump in!

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SUMMER KIDS CLASSES
Second Session of our Kids camp is next week!  10:45 to Noon each day for one week.  There’s still time to sign your child up for this motivating week, but please do so as soon as possible so we may get a head count and order t-shirts.  First child $50, additional kids from same family are $45.  The first session was a huge success and we thank all who participated!!  A very motivating bunch of young CFers!

CHALLENGES / SPECIAL EVENTS
July’s Challenge is DOUBLE UNDERS!  7/25 – 7/30: Grab a jump rope and a timer, do as many as you can in 2 minutes.  Record your results on the chart on the white board.  Even if you’re not great at DUs (read: need to practice more), give it a try and you can have a baseline to improve on!
– Mark your calendars and reserve your spot!  We are excited to host an Introductory Self Defense class on Friday, August 5th from 6:45 – 8:45PM open to ALL, ages 12 and up.  Check out the flyer is posted on website and at gym for details.  This intro class is led by Keith Neff and an RSVP to Melissa is required to reserve your spot.  Non Corps Fitness members are welcome, so spread the word.
– The Kaag Challenge is extended indefinitely, so be sure to get in touch with Chris or Melissa for a time slot!  CFers have been gettin’ it done week after week – congrats!!

SPECIAL WORKOUTS:
– Long time CFer, turned Soul-Cycle Instructor Sam Scaffidi will be offering a class at SoulCycle in Ardmore, PA as a fundraiser for her IM ABLE participation in the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon in November.  Sam was a die hard CFer when she was in the area, and speaking from personal experience, she will kick your butt in her Soul Cycle class too!  So get your sweat on for a good cause and to support a great CFer!  Details and registration for Sam’s SoulCycle event can be found at this link

REMINDER – SPECIAL RATES
– Know any teachers or nurses who want to join the CF family?  Check out the top of CF’s fees page for more information!  The availability of these offers is limited, so get in today; they won’t last forever.
– 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.
– We’re in the process of rolling out a new way of introducing newbies to CF!  Stay tuned for details!!

SPIN / KRANK
– Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday SPIN classes are all on hiatus for summer.

FREE INTRO CLASSES
Next Free Intro will be Saturday, July 23rd.

WEEKEND INSTRUCTORS
Friday PM – John
Sunday – Ed

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HERO WEEK: June 19-25, 2016
See earlier post for prep information and a little more background on the significance of Hero Week.  Plan to set aside the first part of class to hear the honoree’s bio and set aside room in your mind to remember the significance of his / her contribution to the world we live in today.  Do something special!

Hero Week begins this Sunday with the 8:30AM class.  Honor Roll and t-shirt design will be posted soon.  Classes all week are as normally scheduled, with the exception of our Finale on Saturday 6/25.  Class that day will be at 9:00AM (ONE CLASS ONLY), and our honoree, 97 year old Gust “Gus” Kraras will be with us to share his story.  We will additionally have a “social” after class that day.

Pricing for Hero Week is as follows: 
– Unlimited Memberships, the cost of Hero Week is included in your membership.  You may purchase a HW t-shirt for $25.  Please sign up and pay at front desk.
– Punchcard Members:  $125 for the whole week (this includes the t-shirt).  Again, please pay at the front desk and select t-shirt size.

SUMMER KIDS CLASSES
First Session of our Kids camp begins this Monday 6/20 from 10:45 to Noon each day.  There’s still time to sign your child up for this motivating week, but please do so as soon as possible so we may get a head count and order t-shirts.

SPECIAL RATES
– Know any teachers or nurses who want to join the CF family?  Check out the top of CF’s fees page for more information!
– 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.

CHALLENGES
– NEW!!  Tire Flip Challenge is coming!  During the week of 6/27 thru 7/1, come early to class or stay a few minutes after.  Grab a classmate, a timer and the appropriate tire (tires will be marked for Male and Females).  Challenge is to flip the tire as many times as possible in 2 minutes.  This will be on the honor system…..so be HONEST with your results!  Have your classmate time you and also count your flips.  A chart will be on the large white board to record your #.  ***YOU WILL ONLY HAVE ONE SHOT AT THIS….NOT MULTIPLE TIMES DURING THE WEEK JUST TO GET THE HIGHEST NUMBER ***
– The Kaag Challenge is extended indefinitely, so be sure to get in touch with Chris or Melissa for a time slot!  CFers have been gettin’ it done week after week – congrats!!

SPECIAL WORKOUTS:
– Mike Lawrence Honoree 6/17 – all class times (regular schedule)
– This Sunday 6/19: Fathers’ Day – All dads work out for FREE!
– Pags workout 6/29, the 5th anniversary of Kyle Pagerly’s death in the line of duty – all class times (regular schedule)

SPIN / KRANK
– Tuesdays 10:30 AM with Aimee
– Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday SPIN classes are on hiatus for summer.

FREE INTRO CLASSES
NO Free Intro on 6/25 due to Hero Week.  Stay tuned to the blog and website for our next intro class date.

WEEKEND INSTRUCTORS
Friday 5:30 PM – Kevin
Sunday 8:30 AM – HW Begins

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Did you know?  CF’s first Summer 2016 Kids’ Camp starts NEXT WEEK!  We’ve heard from several CFers who expressed interest in signing up – please do so ASAP!  This year’s camp is planned and led by CFers who are also school teachers and have experience working with kids of all ages.  Sign up today at the front desk or by using the link below!!

Corps Fitness Kids’ Camp is a week-long physical fitness experience that combines a motivating and positive child-appropriate workout with lessons on being Respectful, being Accountable for your work, learning to work as a Team, becoming a Leader and understanding how to Persevere in an activity despite its perceived difficulty level. Workouts are fun, yet challenging, and are conducted by educator Emily McDonough and Corps Fitness owner, Chris Kaag.

Please visit http://corpsfitness.net/summer16/ for more information and to register!

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**REMINDER!!  Saturday 5/28: ONE CLASS ONLY – MURPH!**

This is a MEGA workout.  Don’t get rhabdo!  Please read up on rhabdo, the causes and symptoms, hydration, and know where that tipping point is for you!  The most important part of Saturday is making sure everyone pushes hard for Murph without any injuries!!  Scale as needed, listen to your body, do what you can, push your limits.


Memorial Day 5/30: Cadence Run at 8 AM, meeting at Wyomissing Pool.  Followed by ONE class at 9 AM at Corps Fitness.

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 previous post for summer kids class information!

HERO WEEK
Submit your honorees TODAY!  Summer 2016 HW will be June 19 – 25th.

GENERAL UPDATES
– The Kaag Challenge is extended indefinitely, so be sure to get in touch with Chris or Melissa for a time slot!  CFers have been gettin’ it done week after week – congrats!!
– 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:
Memorial Day 5/30: Cadence Run at 8 AM, meeting at Wyomissing Pool.  Followed by ONE class at 9 AM at Corps Fitness.
– REMINDER: Typical Saturday class times are now 8 AM (Corps Fitness) and 9:15 AM (CrossFit).  Two different class types on a Saturday!

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

FREE INTRO CLASSES
Next Intro to Corps Fitness class will be Saturday 5/28 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 – Gretchen

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A few updates while you’re enjoying your margaritas today!

THIS SUNDAY May 8th is Mother’s Day – All moms workout for FREE this week!

A FOND FAREWELL
For those of you who don’t know, the Owens family is moving to Florida very shortly :(.  Please join us after the 9:15 AM CrossFit class THIS SATURDAY May 7th to send them off CF-style!

TEACHER APPRECIATION
We’re rolling out a new pricing schedule for our teacher members!  Check out the top of CF’s fees page for more information!  With summer fast approaching, what better way to stay in shape for keeping up with those kids than to participate in CF?  Try out a new class time, meet new CFers, stay in shape… what more could you ask for??

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

MURPH – Reminder!
Did all those pullups this week remind  you of something?  MURPH is coming!  A HUGE 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
– CFers, join us for a CFer social hike up to the Pinnacle in Hamburg next Sunday May 15th.  Meet at CF ready to leave at 8:30 AM, or meet in the 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.
– 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!

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 9:45 AM with Chris.  Come on by and the take advantage and participate in our incentive program!

WEEKEND INSTRUCTORS
Friday 5:30 PM – Gretchen
Sunday 8:30 AM – Brian
Sunday 9:30 AM – Skills is no longer on the schedule.

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Corps Fitness Kids Camp is a week-long physical fitness experience that combines a motivating and positive child-appropriate workout with lessons on being Respectful, being Accountable for your work, learning to work as a Team, becoming a Leader and understanding how to Persevere in an activity despite its perceived difficulty level. Workouts are fun, yet challenging, and are conducted by educator Emily McDonough and Corps Fitness owner, Chris Kaag.

Please visit http://corpsfitness.net/summer16/ for more information and to register

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Growing Up Corps Fitness….

Lots of great examples of teens coming in to get a workout on with Moms and Pops. A win/win for everybody; great workout preparing teens for sports conditioning, all with the philosophies that are the foundation of Corps: Respect, Accountability, Teamwork. Plus, a little “bonding” time with your teen!

13-16 year olds are welcome to join in the CF family fun with an adult. And, if your child is not of an age yet to join the regular classes, stay tuned for announcements regarding summer kid’s classes and more overall kid’s programming!

CF is one of the few places parents and their kids can work out together!  What a unique experience, instilling and reinforcing shared values and goals across generations!

Additional Shout-Outs:
The Kuhns!  Rachel and Mike Kuhn and their kids (Brady is no longer “four and ‘firsty!”)
The Leibowitz family! Lauren, Jen and Scott
The Schippers family!  Noah has been spotted working out with dad Eric, particularly during T1D Day of Hero Week!

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Reminder: Sean Flannery Workout TOMORROW 11/20
Workout performed at all class times, Brian will teach 5:30 pm in honor of his brother
 
Free Intro Class THIS SATURDAY 11/21 @ 9:45 am 
The pullup challenge is ongoing!  Have you signed up on the board yet?  Keep ’em coming!
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND SCHEDULE (yikes!  Next week already!)
Thanksgiving Day 11/26: 
8 am– Cadence Run 
9 am– Only Class
Friday 11/27:
Normal schedule
Saturday 11/28: Small Business Saturday!
*20% OFF Unlimited memberships purchased on 11/28
* 10% OFF Retail (we are getting new gear for sale and pre-order)
ALSO 11/28:
Bldg 7 Yoga is hosting a Kids Yoga from 1-2:30 PM for kids ages 7-12.  Cost is $10.00 per child.  Drop your kids off while you shop the Black Friday deals!  (You do not have to be a Bldg 7 member for your kids to participate)
Weekend instructors:
Friday – Brian (Sean Flannery tribute workout)
Sunday – Gretchen

More updates will be posted early next week…  Lots more coming in December!