May 27, 2015

Special People Doing Special Things!


Corps Fitness’ very own and Wyomissing’s finest Kevin Q is representing Corps Fitness and Kyle Pagerly at the 2015 World Police & Fire Games in Fairfax, VA this July!  Good luck, Kevin!  Here are a few words from Kevin:

I’m extremely humbled and excited to represent Kyle Pagerly and Corps Fitness at the 2015 World Police and Fire Games this summer in Fairfax, VA.  The Games take place every 2 years and I will be participating in the Olympic distance triathlon on July 3rd.

As many of you know Corps Fitness is a special place in many ways.  One special item that many outside of law enforcement would not realize is the ability to be pushed to your breaking point and sometimes beyond by a supportive group of fellow sufferers who don’t judge you because of your profession.  As a whole Corps is made up of people from all walks of life whom have careers in many different fields.  The amazing thing is everyone is treated equal regardless of your fitness level, chosen path in life, or job title.  As a law enforcement officer I can tell you first hand we are judged and many times condemned by a few bad apples or one sided media stories that portray us as villains instead of public servants.  There are not many places outside of our homes that we can let our guard down and feel safe to do so.  Corps Fitness is not only one of those places it has picked up the torch to help promote fitness and wellness in the 1st Responder community.  The Kyle Pagerly Call to Action Challenge was the first of anything in Berks county to bring Police, Fire and EMS personal together to workout side by side to get fitter and stronger and allow us to better serve the public.

While Kyle might not have been the first 1st Responder to work out at Corps Fitness, he was one of the most outspoken advocates for the benefit of of doing so.  He believed that representing his department and wearing his uniform demanded that he be in superior shape.  Kyle originally came up with the call to action idea in 2011 just before he was killed in the line of duty, and Corps Fitness founder Chris Kaag made sure that Kyle’s idea was realized with multiple call to action classes.  Kyle served as an example through his dedication and commitment to strive for the best and be the fittest he could be without excuses.  It is an honor to represent all that Kyle and Corps Fitness stand for at the Games this summer.

-Kevin Q