Group Fitness Inst / Lvl 1 CrossFit Cert / Former Marine Sergeant :

I went into the Marine Corps right out of high school as an overweight football player and returned lean, fit and able to take on any challenge. The philosophy that was ingrained in me changed my outlook on fitness and being active. I started Corps Fitness with the philosophy of exposing people to the motivation and self realization I experienced in boot camp. I was pushed beyond what I thought was my limit and that redefined what I knew I could accomplish. In 1998 I was diagnosed with a degenerative nerve condition and as a result of my Marine Corps experience I only became more determined to make the best of my situation. My goal with Corps Fitness and the IM ABLE Foundation is to inspire others to look inside themselves to push forward despite their challenges. No Excuses…Just MOVE!

Training Experience
Former Marine Sergeant
While in boot camp, Chris learned several valuable lessons that would shape him as a young man and in the years to come, including one very special lesson from his drill instructor. During a group cadence run in boot camp, Chris’ drill instructor, Dave Hart, uttered five words that continue to echo in Chris’ head during his most difficult times: “Don’t quit on me, Kaag.”
Owner & Founder
Training Skills
  • Level 1 CrossFit Certified 100 %
  • Group Fitness Instruction 100 %

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I enjoy training at Corps Fitness because the workouts are not only challenging but rewarding. I always leave with a heightened sense of accomplishment. I was immediately hooked and after the incredible change I saw in my mind and body, I now want to give back. My goals are to help others reach their goals, and have the same rewarding experience that I have had at Corps Fitness!!
    Joe came to an intro class in August of 2017 looking for something new to challenge him. After doing at home workout programs, running numerous trail races, 5K’s, 10K’s, and Half Marathons, culminating in the Vernon Spartan Beast, he knew after 2 weeks, that Corps Fitness would never be the same workout twice and would be the place that could take him to the next level of fitness. Being the manager of Corps Fitness CrossFit Berks means that I have to set that example and get in fantastic shape and stay there. I’m excited to be helping people crush their goals and then set new, higher, loftier goals – goals that they may not have ever thought they could possibly reach.
      ​I will never forget the first time coming to a CF class. I remember thinking "this isn't working out" and this isn't for me. But by then it was too late. A fire had been lit on the inside, my natural instinct to continue the fight with an obvious weakness had kicked in, so I came back. I was more of a drop in athlete for many years until last year at the All out in Berks challenge.​ Even after being gone and training at other CrossFit gyms I knew that with all the warm welcomes and a few hugs that Corps Fitness was my home and I needed to come back. So its been almost one year and I love it. We are a family. We train together, eat together, share in our achievements, and receive help with our weaknesses. CF is my home and will be for as long as possible. If I can share one thing with anyone in regards to training it would be: Never give up, even after you fall or fail, keep showing up and continue to put in work because one day its going to pay off.