Out with July and in with August (already!?!). Stay tuned to the blog for CF schedule updates, challenges, and more. In August, we’ll be retesting on the PFT as well as a few other phoolish challenges along the way. Be well, CFers!
Sunday: Gretchen (8 and 1)
Are you interested in learning more about “Stay and Play” opportunities for your kids while you take class? Stop by the front desk to complete an interest survey, and we’ll keep you in the loop regarding upcoming activities.
September 14th - RU ABLE Duathlon and 5k! This event is just around the corner, and new this year: we’ll have “Fastest CFer” categories for the duathlon and 5k - stay tuned! Register for our 5th Annual Duathlon & 5k on Sept 14th held in Wyomissing, PA. Thanks to IM ABLE’s success this year, we will be doing our biggest grant presentation to date with 5 PIECES OF ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT!!!
We cannot thank everyone enough for helping to support our mission and we welcome you to come out for our morning announcements 9/14 at 8am to see how your support is directly helping to change someone’s ability to Get Up and Move! If you cannot compete, we are always in need of great volunteers for this to be successful. Please sign up to volunteer. Thank you for your continued support of IM ABLE!
October 5th - Mark your calendars now! The fourth annual Kyle Pagerly 5k will be held in Shillington Park. CFers always step up in volunteerism and participation in this event, so let’s make this year the best yet!
One of the most extreme types of CFers, similar to the Enigma but even more radical. You want to honor the fallen but aren’t an every-day CFer type. You show up the first day of HW, and then every day after, and then you disappear until the next HW begins… Nobody is sure how you avoid getting rhabdo, and there are not any sightings of you outside of Hero Weeks. But by now we all know that after HW’s over we’ll see you again in 6 months!
You can’t go a day without spending some time with your CF family. Sore muscles be damned, you’re going to CF come hell or high water (or freak summer hail storm). You may alternate days in the advanced / basic / intermediate classes to stretch out and perform some active recovery on those tight muscles from your hard work earlier in the week. Or you may stick with what / who you know. No biggie; it’s not like you can predict the workout anyhow, so you may as well get your butt to Bldg 7 and see what’s in store!
You’ve read the website, signed the waiver, and you’re ready for your first class! A true newbie, you may be a little intimidated when you first walk into Bldg 7, but fear not*! After a brief rundown and interview by the instructor, a mama or papa bear CFer will soon be by your side leading you through stations and class format. Leave your ego at the door, pace yourself during the warm-up and workout, but be sure to leave nothing behind when you’re asked to go all out. It’s up to you how much you want to push, and with each class, you’ll become more and more comfortable with exercises, formats, and your surroundings. At least, until a totally new idea is trialed during class… Chances are you won’t be the only one thrown for a loop, and hopefully by then you’ll have learned to go with the flow and figure it out. And soon enough, you’ll complete the whole cycle by becoming a mama or papa bear for a newbie yourself**!
Caveats: *If you’re a true newbie (first time ever at CF) and you’re in an advanced class, then be afraid. Be very afraid (heck, many experienced CFers have a slight panic attack if they know the workout before it begins!)… **Also, we certainly encourage mama / papa bears, but please make sure you know what you’re doing and what CF is all about before “indoctrinating” others!
Corps Fitness is a sport in and of itself. And it improves your performance in other other sports you may participate in. Agility - check. Power - yep. Strength - check. Endurance - double check. Accomplishing things you never thought you’d get to? Yeah, we’ve got that, too. What more could you ask for?
Weekend instructors - it’s John’s weekend!
FNL: CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!! with John
Sunday 8 AM and 1 PM: John
Friday 7/25: CHRISTMAS IN JULY Workout!! Wear your holiday finest (workout clothes, unless you’re willing to actually wear your holiday finest to work out), enjoy Christmas music and a kick-a$$ workout, and then stay after the 5:30 PM class for hot chocolate and Christmas cookies after! Yes, hot cocoa in July. Because it’s not hot enough already.
Free Intro class THIS Saturday 7/26 at 9:45 AM.
Saturday 7/26, Join CF for the Reading Fightin’ Phils game and help support Legion baseball with your ticket purchase. Game time is 6:35 PM.
September 14th - RU ABLE Duathlon and 5k! This event is just around the corner, and new this year: we’ll have “Fastest CFer” categories for the duathlon and 5k - stay tuned!
Get signed up for our 5th Annual Duathlon & 5k on Sept 14th held in Wyomissing, PA. Thanks to IM ABLE’s success this year, we will be doing our biggest grant presentation to date with 5 PIECES OF ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT!!!
We cannot thank everyone enough for helping to support our mission and we welcome you to come out for our morning announcements 9/14 at 8am to see how your support is directly helping to change someone’s ability to Get Up and Move! If you cannot compete, we are always in need of great volunteers for this to be successful. Please sign up to volunteer and thank you for your continued support of IM ABLE!
“Where the heck has so-and-so been?” We all understand how kids’ schedules, summer vacations, business travel and other aspects of busy life catch up now and then. The Enigma CFer pops in for a day here and there and then mysteriously disappears for a stretch again before making any more appearances. Often times, other members of the CF family are left wondering “what ever happened to xxx?” - don’t make them wonder any longer! You CF family misses you and can’t wait until things settle down again and we all get back into a routine together. Because occasional appearances and stalking you on Facebook just don’t cut it!
OCNB? Maybe better classified as a CFer-to-be, the Overly Confident Newbie waltzes into CF with head held high and chest out. You hear him / her proudly announce to Chris that they “lift and do cardio every day” and are “in great shape” and you immediately look for the nearest exit, knowing that the intensity of the class-to-be just jumped another100%… The OCNB sprints the first 400 and continues a max effort through the first 10-20 minutes of the hour. When the class jogs inside to strip layers off and grab a sip of water, discussing how “the warm-up today really kicked my a$$,” the OCNB goes wild-eyed and has, at times, been known to disappear. This CFer-to-be can be a once-and-done visitor, but hopefully their slice of humble pie takes effect early and they stick around to evolve into another type of CFer.