Group Fitness Instructor :

Amanda came to one of the intro classes at Corps Fitness in October of 2016. After months of trying to achieve fitness goals on my own, she returned on June 10, 2017 for her first official Corps Fitness Class. Owner, Chris Kaag, made a bet with her and gave her until the end of June to attend a class. By July 4 that year, she was hooked. She started with the Corps Fitness program but soon developed a love for CrossFit as well. “I tell everyone that asks me about CFCFB that I would recommend this to anyone, no matter age or current physical ability. I was inspired by a current member that is in her 70’s. CFCFB is not a gym, it is a community of like-minded people that genuinely look out for each other.” Currently Amanda attends the early morning classes, every morning. In August 2018, Amanda earned her Group Fitness Certificate and began teaching weekday classes in addition to the Open Gym on the weekends.

Training Experience
Group Fitness Instructor
In August 2018, Amanda earned her Group Fitness Certificate and began teaching weekday classes in addition to the Open Gym on the weekends.
Training Skills
  • Group Fitness Instruction 100 %

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Gretchen got her start with Corps Fitness in 2006 and has been hooked ever since. She enjoys pushing herself to the next level and the quiet competitiveness of a group class. Some of Gretchen’s favorite exercises include pull-ups and kettlebells. Gretchen is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and is currently teaching a few classes a week.
    Kevin first joined Corps Fitness CrossFit Berks on a punch card in 2008. Following some injuries he took some time away from the gym before finding his way back home in 2016. He grew up in Freehold, NJ before moving to Philadelphia to earn a bachelor degree from Philadelphia University. He moved to Reading when he and his family purchased Classic Harley-Davidson in 1998. Corps Fitness CrossFit Berks has become the Kodz family gym of choice as Kevin, his wife, Amanda and their 12 year old daughter, Maria are all members.
      As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with a degree in Athletic Training, Ben specializes in developing personalized exercise solutions tailored to the individual client. Ben’s goal is to help you to avoid all the misinformation that plagues the fitness world, and to provide a service that helps you reach your fitness goals without trial-and-error or wasted time and effort. All of Ben’s routines are based on your previous fitness history. He will design and implement a workout program specifically for your needs - whether your goal is to lose weight, learn how to become more physical fit, train for your favorite activity or to reduce your risk of injury. Ben received his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training through King’s College and completed his Master’s of Education at Alvernia University. He has also completed the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is currently nearing completion of a second Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Alvernia University (expected graduation December, 2018). This has allowed Ben to function as both Athletic Trainer and Strength Coach for the past 15 years – Ben has experience in treating athletic and orthopedic injuries, developing injury reduction and sport-specific programs, running youth functional training/speed and agility clinics, developing personalized health and wellness programs. His experiences have given him the opportunity to work with all age groups and fitness levels – from beginners through elite/pro athletes. Ben’s personal fitness view: getting in shape can be unpleasant and challenging, but with consistency, hard work and the right direction, the results and benefits can be greater than you have ever expected. You can enjoy becoming more physically fit, with a routine that’s client-centered and no matter your current performance level – we can always find strengths to build upon. Ben truly practices what he preaches and in his free time, he enjoys spending time with his two young boys, mountain biking and growing his knowledge base through ongoing continuing education. His current educational endeavors in Occupational Therapy have allowed him to expand his training into meeting the needs of special client populations. He has had the opportunity to complete fieldwork internship opportunities with persons having various disabilities and has learned ways to adapt fitness routines to improve the physical and mental capacities of these individuals and ultimately improve their quality of life. All of his routines are evidence-based, safe and goal-oriented.