Group Fitness Inst / 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.”
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Certification: NETA – Group Fitness Instructor; ASFA Kettlebell Instruction; ASFA Group Fitness Bootcamp Instruction Hobbies: All outdoor recreation including hiking, camping, snowboarding, canoeing. Cooking and EATING!!! Why I workout at CF: The Philosophies of accountability, teamwork, motivation, and adaptability strike the same cord as my ideas for living my life. Being a lifelong athlete is one of my goals and being surrounded by like minded people will not only help me achieve that goal but will also make me a better person in the end.
    Sara first came to one of the intro classes at Corps Fitness in October 2013. Her curiosity about CrossFit and her frustrations with her fitness progress doing just treadmill and elliptical workouts pushed her to try it out even though she was convinced she wasn’t ready or fit enough for CrossFit yet. Even though she was sore for a week after her first class, she was hooked. One of the things she loves most about working out at Corps Fitness is that everyone looks out for everyone and that any workout can be modified to any fitness level. Sara’s favorite exercises are “anything heavy with a barbell” and her favorite workout is Fight Gone Bad. Sara earned her CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certificate in July 2017 and recently completed the CrossFit Adaptive Training Specialty Course.
      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.