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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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A HUGE thank you to All About Women and Dr. Chris DeAngelis for their sponsorship of our event! They are an official Challenge Sponsor, and you will see their challenge along the course! We greatly appreciate their support of our First Responders and for their tax-deductible donation that allows us to give back as much as possible to the Kyle D. Pagerly Memorial Fund 501c3!

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1st Annual Call To Action – Badge 27 Edition Challenge

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SCHEDULE CHANGES
– Corps Fitness will be CLOSED on Sunday September 18th for the IM ABLE Duathlon & 5k!  If you’re interested in participating or volunteering, learn more and register on site at the Wyomissing HS Saturday 2-4 PM or Sunday 6-7:30 AM!  Volunteers should also register using these links; registration will be open online through the 14th and available on race day.  T-shirts are not guaranteed at this point, but limited extras may be available.
– There will be NO INTRO class on September 24th.  The next free intro will be Saturday, October 1 at 9:45 AM.

NEW UPCOMING OFFERINGS
– Introductory self defense class begins October 2nd at 3 PM!  Check out the previous blog post for more information!
– Take a minute to fill out the 8-question survey that just hit your mail box this week – this will help us adjust our schedule and offerings to best suit our CFers.  Your responses are important to us!

NOON CLASS
This week has seen the largest noon crowds yet in our Monday / Wednesday / Friday “Executive Express” NOON class!  Enjoy some Vitamin D with your workout as the window of daylight narrows this fall.  If you have to leave after 45 minutes, we’re good with that!  If you have an hour, we can do that, too!

CHALLENGES / SPECIAL EVENTS
– Check out the earlier post on the March for the Fallen, mark your calendars, and register online if you’re interested!  We’re looking to have a solid turnout of CFers for this challenging event.  September 28th, 0600 start or check out the other offerings during the day.
– Registration is OPEN for the Badge 27 Call to Action Challenge October 22nd!  Get your team together and register today!!  Not participating but want to see the action?  Volunteers are needed!
Additionally, if you know a fallen first responder that you would like honored during the Challenge, please send to melissa@corpsfitness.net, that person’s name, end of watch, and department for which they served.
Special dedication signs for these men and women will be placed along the challenge trail for us all to remember them and their ultimate sacrifice.
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– 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!!
– The 2016 Kyle Pagerly 5k is slated for October 9th in Shillington.  Check out the registration page and get on board today!

SHOUT OUT
Bldg 7 Yoga is celebrating their first birthday on October 1st!  Stop by any time between 8-3 to say Happy Birthday and celebrate!
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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!  Special rates expire November 5th!
– 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.

FREE INTRO CLASSES
The next Free Intro class will be Saturday, October 1st at 9:45 AM

WEEKEND INSTRUCTORS
Friday PM – John
Sunday – CLOSED

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SCHEDULE CHANGES
– NO free intro on Saturday 9/10 due to the Reading 120 bike race.  Good luck to all the riders and volunteers!!
– Corps Fitness will be CLOSED on Sunday September 18th for the IM ABLE Duathlon & 5k!  If you’re interested in participating or volunteering, learn more and register today!  Volunteers should also register using these links; registration will be open online through the 14th and available on race day.  T-shirts are not guaranteed at this point, but limited extras may be available.

NEW UPCOMING OFFERINGS
Based on the enthusiasm we saw during our 1-off self defense class in August, we’re adding an introductory self defense class to the schedule!  Check out last week’s blog post for more information!  If you already attended the first intro course, a refresher is not a bad idea.  Practice of what you learned the first time will help make the defensive responses more instinctual and innate.  Additionally, we are about to announce a more detailed defensive strategies 6 week course with a heavy focus on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu starting in October.  Stay tuned!

NOON CLASS
This week has seen the largest noon crowds yet in our Monday / Wednesday / Friday “Executive Express” NOON class!  Enjoy some Vitamin D with your workout as the window of daylight narrows this fall.  If you have to leave after 45 minutes, we’re good with that!  If you have an hour, we can do that, too!

CHALLENGES / SPECIAL EVENTS
– Check out the earlier post on the March for the Fallen, mark your calendars, and register online if you’re interested!  We’re looking to have a solid turnout of CFers for this challenging event.  September 28th, 0600 start or check out the other offerings during the day.
– Badge 27 Call to Action Challenge October 22nd!  Get your team together and register today!!
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– 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!!

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!  Special rates expire November 5th!
– 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.

FREE INTRO CLASSES
Next Free Intro will be next WEDNESDAY 9/15 at 6:45PM.  

WEEKEND INSTRUCTORS
Friday PM – Brian
Sunday – Gretchen

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Brian being different but with perfect KB form!
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Thank you to all in our law enforcement community for the risks you take everyday. Everyone please take a moment today to remember those whose watch ended last night and their families.

Thank you to our resident LEO for providing us the flag we Got To provide our tribute.

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Badge 27, 28 years old, killed in the line of duty on June 29th.  27-28-29.  Remembering a true hero today, and a tried-and-true CFer.  Strong, fast, agile, and a true embodiment of the CF spirit through his humble attitude, quiet nature, and selflessness inside and outside the walls of Bldg 7.  We miss you, Pags!

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Fallen but NEVER forgotten!

A link to pictures and videos of Pags in action, as well as a couple challenges we did in his honor following his death.

 

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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)

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– 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 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)