SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Corps Fitness is looking for a few good men and women to represent Corps Fitness!
On November 4th, CrossFit Proven is hosting the Ghouls and Gals Partner Throwdown, and Corps Fitness is looking to sponsor 2 male/female teams (this is a $150/team value!)
Beginning Monday 9/25, submit your male/female team combo. You must put together your own team (we will not pair you), and you both must decide in which division you will compete.
Deadline for submissions is 9/29. We will then do a RANDOM drawing for the 2 teams on Sat. 9/30.
Please verify that you both are absolutely able to commit to the competition date before entering!
For more information about the event, go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/298338887306428/
Other rules:
You MUST represent Corps Fitness by wearing your own Corps Fitness gear (t-shirts, sweatshirts and whatever else you may own) and overall be an ambassador for Corps Fitness.
Additionally, you must agree to post pictures on social media and hashtag Corps Fitness.
Any other questions, please contact [email protected]


Yet another fantastic business sponsor showing their support for the Call To Action Challenge!
We’d like to send a huge thank you to Classic Harley-Davidson for their sponsorship of our event. They are directly sponsoring all the awesome hoodies each competitor will be receiving! How bout those goodies!? #notyourstandardtshirt #bestswagever
It’s businesses such as #missionbbq #riverfrontfederalcreditunion and #classicharleydavidson that make the difference! Thank you to them all!!!



A BIG thank you to Riverfront Federal Credit Union for being the Title Sponsor for our 2nd Annual Call To Action Challenge on October 28th!  Riverfront has proven to be a dedicated supporter of First Responders and the Badge 27 Program here at Corps Fitness.  We thank them for their generous support of all that we do to help serve the first responders who protect all of us!


We hope you are getting your team of 4 together!!!  This is shaping up to be a great day!!!  Stay tuned as many new announcements about the Challenge continue to roll in!




Free Intro
NO FREE INTRO THIS WEEK.  Next Free Intro will be September 23rd!

Reminder: New Classes Days / Times
- Wednesday 6:45 PM CrossFit
- Thursday 9:45 AM CrossFit Hybrid
- Sunday 9:45 AM CrossFit: With a focus on ROMWOD and then conditioning

IM ABLE Duathlon
Come out to support our non-profit arm, the IM ABLE Foundation, during their duathlon and 5k next month!  All abilities are welcome and encouraged to participate and support IM ABLE’s mission of getting everyone Up and Moving!  Register to participate or volunteer here: http://imablefoundation.org/

Kyle Pagerly 5k
The 6th Annual Kyle Pagerly 5k is coming up on October 8th in Shillington, PA.  If you don’t know the history if this event, Kyle was organizing this run in 2011 as a dedication to fallen officers; the same year his life was tragically taken in the line of duty.  If you’re a runner, or generally interested in helping support the Kyle Pagerly Memorial Fund, please sign up!

Badge 27 Team Challenge
October 28th we’ll hold the second annual Badge 27 Call to Action challenge!  MORE challenges, SHORTER course.  Get your team of 4 together NOW.  Registration officially opens in early September.  Want to participate but your friends are chickening out?  Email Melissa and she’ll do her best to get you on a team!


We are ready to roll with our Summer ’17 Hero Week, and this installation will honor fallen Marines and our Pags (on the 6th anniversary of his death, 6/29), as well as pay tribute to the foundations of Corps Fitness.
**Sunday, June 25th - 10:00AM Class (ONLY CLASS)
Monday 6/26 - Regular Class Schedule
Tuesday 6/27 - Regular Schedule (8:30AM class WILL be the Hero workout) Spin Hybrid will be as usual
Wednesday 6/28 - Regular Schedule
Thursday 6/29 (Pags) - ****Regular Schedule PLUS 9:30AM Class option to do the Hero Workout (8:45 Spin hybrid as usual)
Friday - Regular Schedule
Saturday 7/1 - FINALE 9AM! Stay tuned for details regarding our finale!!!
Saturday 7/1 - Send Off for Ike Nawa after class. More details to come!
And don’t forget to sign up for a t-shirt at the front desk. Design shown below (thank you Matthew Jackson!!)


A huge shout out and THANK YOU to Rob and Kim Rauenzahn for sponsoring Corps Fitness to be an Official Host to the Murph Challenge, presented by Forged.

This annual event serves as a major fundraiser for the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Scholarship Foundation which presents over 22 scholarships each year as well as making contributions to other very worthy organizations.  If you would like to be officially registered (registration will get you a free tank or t-shirt and you will be able to submit your time to see how you compare around the country), you can do so here: https://themurphchallenge.com/pages/register  The cost to be officially registered is $40 or $60 for gold level (additionally get a hat).  Remember, all proceeds go to the Foundation.

And, even if you do not officially register, you still can join in the “fun”.  This “fun” will be held on Saturday, May 27th at 8:30AM.  This will be the ONLY class at CF that day.   For those of you who have never participated or have never done the “Murph” workout, here is a quote from the website that serves as a great motivation to get it done.

“The ’MURPH’ is more than just a workout, it is a tradition that helps push us, humble us, and dedicate a bit of pain and sweat to honor a man who gave everything he had.”

Looking for a big crowd to gut out “Murph” on May 27th….can’t wait to see you there!  Thanks again Rob & Kim!!!

**We encourage ALL CFers to come try out Murph.  If you are new or worried about making it through the workout, remember, there are always ways to scale for your fitness level.** Please read the Murph waiver carefully, and DON’T GET RHABDO!! (The post linked below sums up a lot of history on the CF blog about rhabdo - no sense reinventing the wheel.  And since you’re here reading about Murph, you should also take some time to educate yourself about rhabdo and how NOT to get it.)

Rhabdo is no go


Our 2017 event went incredibly well!  Photos are posted on social media and a few will be featured on the blog later this week.  A huge shout out and THANK YOU to our event leaders, volunteers, and participants for making it a great day!!

Free Intro and Ongoing Open Gym Times
The next FREE INTRO will be Saturday 4/8 at 9:15 AM with Chris
Open gym times are continuing thanks to our PSU student trainers!
Mon-Fri 6:30am - 1pm and 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sat 10:30 - 11:30am
Sunday 9:30 - 10:30am

Nutrition Seminar - CANCELLED
The seminar originally scheduled for April 5th is CANCELLED!

In-game run with the Fightins - NEXT SATURDAY!
Assemble your teams and get registered for the April 15th event!  More details in previous post

Got the Nerve Triathlon
A great race for beginners and seasoned athletes, Got the Nerve takes place May 20th this year in beautiful Mt Gretna, PA.  Not interested in racing?  Consider volunteering your time - locally in Wyomissing May 17th / 18th, or at the race site May 19th / 20th.  This is a great event for HS students to gain some community service hours, as well!  More info and links are available at gotthenerve.org

College Student Membership Rate
We understand full time college students are strapped for cash, so we’re introducing a student rate for full time students (12+ credits per semester) to attend Corps Fitness for $70 / month (unlimited membership).  Must present a valid school ID when purchasing.

Bar pass, step-ups, and team bar carry make a comeback!

Lots of core work and ground stability on the docket Monday!


April Challenge
Snow in March got you down?  Not feeling lucky this St. Patty’s Day?  Our April attendance challenge is the perfect thing to turn things around and create your own luck!!  See Wednesday’s post for more details and sign up today!!

All Out In Berks - Volunteers Needed
We’re in need of a few CFers to volunteer for the AOIB on April 1st.  The event will run from about 8 AM - 1 PM, and will be a fun time encouraging some awesome athletes and seeing some incredible feats of athleticism!  A bunch of other local gyms are participating, so it’ll be a great way to meet some others who share your passion for fitness.  If you’re in, sign up at the front desk today!

CrossFit Open
Speaking of volunteering, judging the CrossFit Open workouts is a great way to sharpen your skills at recognizing good and bad movements / reps.  This week’s workout is a 13-minute time cap of 4 exercises everyone is familiar with.  If you’ve got 13 minutes to spare after tonight, Saturday 9:15, Sunday, or Monday’s PM class, please stick around!  And a reminder: you don’t have to complete the CrossFit judge’s course to judge competitors this year!

Ongoing Open Gym Times
Open gym times are continuing thanks to our PSU student trainers!
We have added:
Mon-Fri 6:30am - 1pm and 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sat 10:30 - 11:30am
Sunday 9:30 - 10:30am

Snow in March, just a few days before spring’s arrival, gotcha down? We have the perfect thing to help get your mind off of it….A CHALLENGE!
This is a challenge ANYONE can do. It’s an Attendance Challenge.
Rules are on the flyer attached, but key points to know:
1. Runs the entire month of April.
2. Must Pre-enter the challenge before the start of the month by signing up at front desk.
It’s a very simple challenge, and will result in a huge reward for a lucky challenger!
Sign up to commit! Nothing to lose here folks!