January 7, 2011

Why I love Corps Fitness?

Remember to submit you response to “Why I love CF?” to JJ (either email, hardcopy, or comment here)…by Sunday 1/9/11.

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    Wicasa Yatapika January 7, 2011 Reply

    Thanks for the reminder MD!! Come on all you CF Phreaks, get your Phreak-on and scribe some verbage about your CF experience and send it my way. I’ve gotten some good stuff so far, but there are a lot more of you we would love to hear from…let your Phreak-Flags Fly and put some thoughts down, kick it around, polish it up, or whatever you got to do…bottom line…just do it!!

    Thanks!! JJ

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      Ktri January 7, 2011 Reply

      I love CF because of Chris and Matt. Lets face it, without them there would be no CF. Of course the people are great. We have made great friends. Anyone can have a workout class and call out 5,4,3,2,1. No one can set the tone like Chris and Matt. They are the reason I keep coming back. I have never found a gym, a class, an instructor that keeps me movitated and wanting to push myself to the limit.

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    Captain Awesome January 7, 2011 Reply

    Why I love CF…
    I have to break it down to categories or I will ramble on way to much. Yes most of what I feel is somewhat selfish, but the biggest thing I feel at CF is the sense of something greater than myself. Not sure exactly what but it comes from all different things like…

    People. Everyone who walks through the door is ready for a challenge. But even more, just as willing and ready to help, push and pull everyone else along too. Building 7 is just that, a building, CF is the people.

    Health. Simple, I would not feel as good as I do every day sitting on my ass.

    Accomplishment. Finishing a class is an accomplishment. Only successful when you are lying flat out on the ground hoping air enters your lungs and your body can get you off that ground.

    Memories. One that have been made and will be made. Also memories of what I used to be able to do and knowing that thanks to this place I can still do every damn one of them!

    Giving. Through Chris and everyone else, the opportunity to help others. At class, at events and through I AM ABLE I can help. It is comparatively small to what others sacrifice and do but even to be a small piece of something like that is Awesome.

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    Sam Scaffidi January 7, 2011 Reply

    Why do I love Corps Fitness?
    For so many reasons:
    First and foremost, the community- It’s not often you find a place as welcoming as CF, a place where everyone is determined and motivated ALL THE TIME, and if someone slacks off even in the slightest, the rest of the people are there to pick ’em up and make ’em go harder than their perceived limitations allowed them to go. I love that I can come into the gym after being away at school and know that I’m going to be welcomed back with open arms, pushed to my limits, and leave with callused hands, and the inability to sit down or raise my hands above my head comfortably.

    CF not only has improved my physical abilities, but I have taken what I learned in the gym to other areas of my life. The best way to characterize these traits would be discipline, relentless effort, strength to overcome any obstacle that stands in my way, and the ability to do more even when it seems all the cards are stacked against me.

    CF has become a huge part of my life; I credit and am grateful for Chris and Matt for being AWESOME and MOTIVATING coaches and the rest of the CF family for being GREAT teammates and friends!

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    BobF January 7, 2011 Reply

    OK, I’ll play along.

    Obviously, the people.

    The regular Phreaks. ‘Nough said.

    The newbies. Always fun to have someone new join and see them after that first class. I remember my first one and Chris asking about my fitness level. My response was “I am in pretty good shape.” Well, I was ready to quit during the warmup.

    I love the fact that no one ever complains during a class. You screw up and everyone is out the door, up the hill, bear crawl, etc. It is accepted by all. Anyone ever say to themselves, “Great. More reps for me.” I know I have.

    The “No man left behind” attitude. We all get to that ready to puke spot but are more than willing to do an extra lap, a few more burpees to bring the others home.

    At 45 I can honeslty say that I am in the best “shape” of my life. And……..I know that 46 will be better than 45. I want to run a 5k, 10K, bike 45 miles, Adventure Race, etc.. No sweat. I am already ready.

    I love seeing the kids come. Jack D, the Davis brothers, Lawrence sisters, Amanda……Not what I was doing at their age. I also love having a 20-something come in thinking they are hot stuff and having the 40 and 50 year olds kick their ass during a workout.

    Where else can you workout with “The Crazy Hot Dog Vendor”?

    Put simply, I love this thing we call CorpsFitness.

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    mfg January 8, 2011 Reply

    I love CF for several reasons yet simply said:

    1-intense drive to push yourself further & beyond
    2-never boring, classes always different
    3-personal trainer atmosphere
    4-“Go Hard or Go Home” attitude
    5-camaraderie between CFer’s

    **This is everything I need & want from exercise!!**

    I am missing it so badly right now…..anxious to jump back in!

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    shannon f January 8, 2011 Reply

    I’ve been coming to CF for a little over 2 months and WOW do I love it! I love all the previous responses – so well said!!
    When I first came everyone was so welcoming and encouraging. I love the fact that when I leave i feel like I gave it my all and on the days that my all doesn’t feel like enough, I love the push that I get from other CF’ers.
    I just completed my first HERO week and I felt proud to be a part of such an amazing group honoring those brave, amazing women that gave the ultimate sacrifice. Chris and Matt for always having a different and challenging workout and pushing me to take it to the next level.

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    Dobinsky January 9, 2011 Reply

    I like it because it reminds me of practice for a team sport.

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    James January 9, 2011 Reply

    There are several reasons I love being part of the CF family, all of which have been mentioned already, but here goes: The first I’ve already mentioned. It really is a family. I’ve been a member of many gyms over the years where you come in, do your workout and go home. Not here. Even though it’s a group atmosphere, it would be easy enough to come in, do your workout and go home. At CF, everyone makes an effort to welcome newcomers. I still remember my first class and that several people came over and introduced themselves. It was very much appreciated. I’ve met tons of awesome people and made some great friends. That makes classes more fun, gets you out of bed on a cold Saturday morning and keeps you motivated. Nobody wants to be the cause of making your friends run the hill. The funny things is, when it happens, everyone laughs it off.

    Next is the workouts. The most physically (and often mentally) challenging (and gratifying) activities I’ve ever accomplished. I often find myself reaching new milestones in my fitness level, even if it’s just a small one. I have always been active and workout but find that at 45, I am in the best shape of my life.

    Finally, of course, are the cornerstones of CF. Chris and Matt. The two guys that constantly come up with new ways to challenge and torture us. Their knowledge and dedication are unrivaled. However, anybody can acquire knowledge. What makes them special is that they are just 2 quality human beings. I can’t think of a better way to say it.

    All I know is I’m grateful for this place and the phreaks that are part of it and look forward to reaching a new fitness milestone!

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    Natalie January 11, 2011 Reply

    I guess I’m late on this post but I love Corps Fitness because it always makes me work out harder that I would if I were alone at a gym lifting weights and doing cardio. the people are awesome and Chris, Matt & Ben are the best. I also love the way Tabata has allowed time to warp. Somehow 20 seconds feels like 50 and 10 seconds feels like 3. It’s funny but true 🙂

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