Kyle PagerlyNov 12, 1982 - Jun 29, 2011
“Kyle felt it was important to be physically fit in order to perform the duties of his job both as a sheriff and as a firefighter”
-- Alecia Pagerly
Thank you to our partners at Riverfront Federal Credit Union for their support of Pag's Operation Badge 27 Program!
Corps Fitness is honored to be the official training facility of the Operation Badge 27 Program.
What is Operation Badge 27?
Law enforcement and first responders are careers that the public depends on to protect them from danger. The ability to perform occupational duties while wearing heavy gear and possibly a breathing apparatus is paramount to public safety, and requires a high level of fitness to achieve.
The organization will identify and support the development and needs of first responders in furtherance of their continued service and protection of the community as well as generate revenue for first responder organizations that are in need of funding.
Operation Badge 27
This program is offered in memory of fallen Berks County Sheriff Kyle Pagerly and was started through partnership between Alecia Pagerly, Kyle’s wife and Chris Kaag, owner of Corps Fitness and a former Marine Corps Sergeant. Corps Fitness is the local fitness facility where Kyle pushed his physical and mental limits regularly before his untimely death. It gives the opportunity for all Berks County 1st responders, Law enforcement, fire, prison and ems to partake in the physical benefits for a low monthly cost of $25 to get in better shape, to ensure they can perform their job and protect their brothers and sisters.
Before this new improved opportunity we held our first what was previously called Call to Action, held in the spring of 2012. Pretty hard to put into words what this challenge meant and how the true spirit of Corps Fitness was demonstrated by all regardless of your ability, your profession or your rank, everyone was equal and all suffered together. Everyone picked up the person next to them if they needed reassurance that they could finish. Everyone carried a little extra weight on the runs in addition to the gear they wore. Everyone carried themselves through for something more than just themselves. They got some for Kyle! Respect-Accountability-Teamwork was never more evident.
We thank Alecia for her support for allowing us to continue Kyle's legacy with local 1st responders and law enforcement and ensuring they have the opportunity to realize their fitness potential.
How it works
- Complete a Corps Fitness waiver and provide proof of Berks County Dept you’re associated with.
- Credit card is needed to sign on for a 6-month auto withdrawal of $25/month. This provides access to all classes and programs offered through Corps Fitness