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Reminder!  Normal schedule is CANCELLED on 4/1 due to the All Out In Berks competition.  If you’re not participating, please consider volunteering or at least coming by to check out the action!  The event should run from about 9-1 on Saturday.

GOOD LUCK to all competitors!
THANK YOU to all volunteers!!

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Lee demonstrating proper straight arms through the first pull of a snatch, and beginning the second pull!

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AOIBAll Out In Berks – Volunteers Needed
We’re in need of volunteers for the All Out In Berks competition we’re hosting 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!  If you have questions or would like to volunteer, email Melissa.  We have a few more team slots open, so spread the word and sign up today if you want a spot!

 

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After the AOIB, grab a bite to eat and support a family in need.  A fundraiser for fallen PA State Trooper Landon Weaver will be held at Clinger’s at the Airport on April 1.

 

 

 

Attendance challenge picApril Challenge
Our April attendance challenge is gearing up!!  See the previous post for more details.  A lot of names are on the sign-up sheet already – be sure to add your name to the list before the challenge begins!

 

 

 

CrossFit Open
The CrossFit Open workouts are a great way to sharpen your skills at recognizing good and bad movements / reps.  One more workout remains in the Open, to be released Thursday evening at 8 PM.  If you’ve got a little time to spare after Friday PM class, Saturday 9:15, Sunday, or Monday’s PM class, please stick around!

 

Weik FlyerNutrition Seminar
We’re hosting a nutrition seminar with Weik Nutrition April 5th at 6:45 PM.  Pre-registration is required; at least 10 atttendees needed to hold the seminar.  See previous post for more detail.

 

 

 

In-game run with the Fightins!in-game-marathon-logo
Get a team together and run with Corps Fitness and the Reading Fightins during the game on April 15th.  More details in yesterday’s post!

 

 

 

gtn-1Got the Nerve Triathlon
A great race for beginners and seasoned athletes, Got the Nerve takes place May 20th this year in beautiful Mt Gretna, PA.  Not interested in racing?  Consider volunteering your time – locally in Wyomissing May 17th / 18th, or at the race site May 19th / 20th.  This is a great event for HS students to gain some community service hours, as well!  More info and links are available at gotthenerve.org

 

 

20170316_183735Free Intro and Ongoing Open Gym Times
The next FREE INTRO will be Saturday 3/25 at 9:15 AM with Chris
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

 

facebook_1487000433802Motivator of the Month!
Who motivates you?  It can be a trainer, staff member, or fellow class participant.  Ballots and the ammo can (where completed slips should be placed, are located in the Cafe area.  Fill one out to nominate a Motivator of the Month!  First drawing will be March 31st!

 

 

 

New: Membership Rate for College Students!
We understand full time college students are strapped for cash, so we’re introducing a student rate for full time students (12+ credits per semester) to attend Corps Fitness for $70 / month (unlimited membership).  Must present a valid school ID when purchasing.

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Got the Nerve is a sprint triathlon, with a 500 yd. swim in Mt. Gretna Lake, a 16 mi. bike ride on country roads through both Lebanon & Lancaster Counties and a 5K run on a nearby FLAT Rails-to-Trails path.

Registration is closed at 1,000 race participants. In past years, over 2,500 fans have attended to support the event.

Got the Nerve Triathlon has inspired thousands of individuals of all abilities to challenge themselves in a motivating and encouraging race environment.

WHO?

GTN is a race for everyone! Participants include beginners and veteran triathletes, disabled athletes, and families young and old. Uniting all of these individuals is a common goal to push hard and discover what they are capable of.

WHEN?

Race day is Saturday, May 20 2017.

Beginners’ Clinic is TBD

WHY?

We are raising funds to support the mission of the IM ABLE Foundation while encouraging and challenging beginner and veteran athletes, disabled athletes, families and teams to compete together in a motivating and encouraging race environment.

 

For more information visit www.gotthenerve.org

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The Reading Fightin Phils have announced there will be an In-Game Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K presented by Penn State Health St. Joseph, Corps Fitness, IM ABLE Foundation and A Running Start on Saturday, April 15th. Teams of four can compete in their choice of a marathon, half marathon or 10K run, and run the race during the Fightins game!

The race is a relay style format; each member of the team will run one lap at a time. The course will begin inside the stadium where participants’ friends and family can watch them compete, as the course circles the stadium including high on the center-field hill for a unique view of the game while the participants run, and through the Deck Picnic Area in left field where friends and family can be seated in close proximity to the runners. When the runner returns to the start/finish area, they will “tag” one of their teammates, who will complete the next lap around the ballpark. This team relay format will continue until the team has completed their chosen race length. The course is approximately a half mile each lap.

Here is a breakdown of how each marathon will take place:

Team Marathon:

12:15 p.m.: Marathon Starts (Check in 11:15 am)

Starts with one team runner, on the field at 12:15.

The other three runners are waiting in the team rest area.

Team Half Marathon:

1:15 p.m.: Half Marathon Starts (Check in 12:15 pm)

Starts with one team runner, on the field at 1:15.

The other three runners are waiting in the team rest area.

Team 10K:

1:45 p.m.: 10K Starts (Check in 12:145 pm)

Starts with one team runner, on the field at 1:45.

Other three runners are waiting in the “pits” area (left field batting tunnel).

The other three runners are waiting in the team rest area.

All team packages will include the following for the four runners: four runner bibs, four t-shirts, four all-you-can-eat deck buffet passes, four beer vouchers (or beverage vouchers if under 21) and Fightins game tickets for each participant. The team will receive 16 additional tickets for family and friends to attend the game, who can cheer them on as they run by during the game.

There are multiple packages available. Those packages are:

THE ULTIMATE PACKAGE:

Full Marathon with 20 Deck Picnic Tickets – $500 ($125/runner)

Half Marathon with 20 Deck Picnic Tickets – $460 ($115/runner)

10K with 20 Deck Picnic Tickets – $440 ($110/runner)

All the above “Ultimate Packages” include Reserved Deck Picnic seating for the participant’s guests, with all-you-can-eat buffet, admission to the Fightins game, and also include sponsor recognition in the pre-game and post-game via stadium PA. Recognize a sponsor, or just announce your fun team name as the “sponsor”.

THE BASE PACKAGE:

Full Marathon with 20 General Admission Tickets – $240 ($60/runner)

Half Marathon with 20 General Admission Tickets – $200 ($50/runner)

10K with 20 General Admission Tickets – $180 ($45/runner)

With both the Ultimate Package and the Base Package, additional Deck Picnic Tickets, and/or general admission tickets can also be purchased AT A SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATE if there are more than 16 friends and family that want to be there to cheer their participant’s team on. Additional Deck Picnic Tickets are available at a discounted rate of $18 (Includes game ticket, all-you-can-eat buffet, and reserved picnic table seating with your group). Additional general admission tickets are available at a discounted rate of $5.

The marathon will begin at 12:15 p.m. while the half marathon will begin at 1:15 p.m. and the 10K will begin at 1:45 p.m. The Fightins game that day is at 2:05 p.m., so all the races will finish during the Fightins game, allowing the participants to enjoy the remainder of the game with their friends and family, who cheered them on during the race.

There will be a Post-Game Award Ceremony on the field immediately following the Fightins game to honor the top finishers in each race category. There will be awards for:

· First, second and third place teams overall in the marathon, half marathon, and 10K (12 teams honored)

· First Place Team: “All-Female” Teams in the marathon, half marathon, and 10K (3 teams honored)

· First Place Team: “15 years of age and under” Teams in the marathon, half marathon, and 10K (3 teams honored)

· First Place Team: “Co-Ed” Teams (at least 1 Female) in the marathon, half marathon, and 10K (3 teams honored)

That’s a total of 21 teams honored on the field after the Fightins Game!

The Fightin Phils will be playing the Richmond Flying Squirrels at 2:05 p.m. Gates open at 12:00 p.m. There will be an appearance by the Phillie Phanatic and a Kids Club Team Autograph Session.

Space is limited – we encourage teams to sign up as soon as possible for this unique, fun event. www.baseballtown.org/marathon.

For more information, visit: http://atmilb.com/2mNl2Db

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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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All Out In Berks: April Fools Edition: This Competition is NO JOKE!
2 Person Team Competition

Hosted By:

Corps Fitness / CrossFit Berks
220 Park Road North
Wyomissing, PA

Date/Time:

Saturday, April 1st, 2017
Registration at 7:30AM.
Welcome/Opening Remarks at 8:45AM
Competition begins at 9:00AM

This years competition is a STRICT CrossFit competition.
Sign up in one of 4 Competition Categories:

  • Male Rx Division
  • Male Scaled Division
  • Female Rx Division
  • Female Scaled Division

Click here to view all of the WODs

Registration:

Registration Fee: $120/Team if registered by March 18th, 2017. $140/Team after March 18th.
Register Here

Questions?

Inquiries can be sent to melissa@corpsfitness.net.

Last Year’s Event: