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Saturday’s event was so much more than who came in first, second and third place. It was an event to showcase our local first responders and to give a shout out to them for all they do as a part of their jobs. For all you do, we thank you!

4 person teams starting off at Corps Fitness with a cumulative 100 pull-ups, 200 pushups & 300 squats there out the door to cover 5 1/2 miles ending at the Law Enforcement Memorial at Grings Mill with mental, physical & tactical challenges of a total of 13!

Emergency personnel deal with unanticipated challenges daily so these challenges were meant to task competitors to feel the pressure along with the physical to accomplish the tasks at hand.

So many thank you’s are due to so many. To our business sponsors (see facebook links below): you ROCK, and we are so very grateful! To our many volunteers: you are some FANTASTIC people who know how to get the job done! And to our competitors: what would we do without YOU???? You were motivating, inspiring, hard-working and gracious.  And another HUGE thank you goes out to Melissa, Sandy, Aimee, Chris, and everyone who organized this outstanding event!!

Finishing times are posted at the bottom of this post, for those who are curious.

If any one has pictures, feel free to share. Many are available on the event facebook page, and we’ll be posting the link to view pictures taken by our photographer, Jason Hugg, of Hugg Media Group, soon!

At the afterparty we had numerous emergency vehicles on hand for kids to explore as well as great food from our sponsor Mission BBQ Wyomissing!! Thank you to all those in uniform who joined us and provided equipment and all of our sponsors who made this 1st year event a success to benefit the Deputy Kyle Pagerly Memorial, Kyle Pagerly MemorialEsterbrook PharmacyAll About Women, Wyomissing Borough Police Department, PAPA Dutch Farmers Market of WyomissingWest Reading Fire Department, Wyomissing Fire Department, Life Lion Critical Care TransportA Running Start – West Reading, inov-8 All Terrain Running

Team Nawata: 1:58:30
Organized Chaos: 1:37:00
Rock Solid X 2: 1:39:53
We Aren’t That Creative: 1:48:55
Algeos/Stichter/Gonzalez: 2:07:32
Slow & Steady: 1:41:18
Fitness Pizza In My Mouth: 1:52:17
Vision 911: 2:11:55
Vicious and Delicious 4.0: 1:38:46
Jacked Unicorns: 1:57:53
Hit Squad: 1:34:00
Queen Bee +3: 1:46:27

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PAGS Fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse
Texas Roadhouse is holding a fundraiser dinner from 5-10 PM next Thursday.  Stop in and support a great organization and our fallen hero!  You must bring along a copy of the flier below to be eligible for the fundraiser.47a6dd03b3127cceebf93e91ff6300000033100UZtmLRw4Yg9vPgI

OCR TRAINING
OCR Training is a GO!  If you registered, tonight’s the night it all begins!  If you’re still interested, stop by the front desk to join in.  It’s never too late!

ANNOUNCEMENTS
We don’t give things away, but there’s always a way to earn it!  Check out the CF Loyalty Program and Incentives we announced last week.  Earn points while proudly wearing your CF gear while “oot and aboot” and killin’ it in competitions or races you enter this year.  You can also earn points via membership and merchandise purchases!  Check out the link for full details, and start earning today!

Stay tuned to the blog and social media for a special upcoming challenge this month!  Something you might not be expecting…

SPIN / KRANK
A great way to get in some zero-impact mileage, especially on rainy spring days!
Spin 9:30 AM 3/26 – NO CLASS
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 3/26 at 9:45 AM with Chris
Intro to CrossFit classes are suspended until further notice

 

 

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

3 Lanes of Pain at Teleflex today!
3 Lanes of Pain at Teleflex today!
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OBSTACLE RACE TRAINING
A 5-week Obstacle Race Training class is on the horizon.  Work with Van on everything OCR related: climbing walls, carrying heavy stuff, moving awkward things, and general endurance.  Classes 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!  The only requirement is that we have 8 participants, so spread the word!!
Current CF member – $40
Non-CF member – $75*
*Any non-CFer that signs up for the 5 sessions will be given a one-time opportunity to purchase a one month unlimited CF membership for $90.  Tell your non-CF friends, and call or sign up at the front desk today!
This is a huge deal compared to the prices other locations charge for similar style classes.  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
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

MERCH
IM ABLE Mule Mugs just in, at the front desk
Corps Fitness coffee mugs still available as well!
Limited shaker bottles and apparel are still available – stop by the desk / display!

CROSSFIT OPEN
16.5 to be released today!  What will it be?  We haven’t done any pistols or box jumps…  Maybe reps for time?

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GOT THE NERVE – CFer DEAL
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 – Emily
Sunday 8:30 AM – Gretchen
Sunday 9:30 AM – Owen (open time and CrossFit skills)

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A few updates for ya as you’re getting your corned beef’n cabbage and green beer today:

image credit: 8womendram.com

SCHEDULE CHANGES
REMINDER: Sunday morning class 3/20 will be held at 9:30 am!  Back to regular schedule 3/27.

SPIN / KRANK
Spin on Thursday nights at 5:30 with Mike Vecchio, starting today!
Spin 9:30 AM 3/19 – Jenn Q
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:
– Tuesdays 9:30 AM with Aimee
– Wednesdays 6:00 PM with Lisa
– Thursdays 5:30 PM with Mike
– Saturdays 9:30 AM with rotating instructors (exceptions will be noted in blog updates)

FREE INTRO CLASSES
NO Intro to CrossFit class with Eddie on Saturday at 9:45.  All CrossFit intro classes are temporarily postponed until further notice as we evaluate the schedule.
Next Intro to Corps Fitness class will be Saturday 3/26 at 9:45 AM

MERCH
Need a little motivation with your morning cup of joe?  Corps Fitness coffee mugs just arrived!
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Limited shaker bottles and apparel are still available – stop by the desk / display!

CROSSFIT OPEN
16.4 to be released today!  What will it be?  I’ve heard guesses for pistols.  Maybe reps for time?  Haven’t done box jumps yet either!

NEW OFFERING!  OBSTACLE COURSE TRAINING
Details coming soon, but stay tuned for a 5-week Obstacle Course Training class with Van!  Classes will be held Thursday nights at 6:30PM from April 7th – May 5thYou do NOT have to be a Corps Fitness member to join in these classes!  More detailed information coming… including pricing.  Sign Up sheets will be at front desk in the next couple of weeks.
*We are requiring a minimum of 8 participants in the session to make this happen.*

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


Tunnel of Pain races last week to finish the Teleflex workout…


…and the exhausted aftermath