From the middle of this week through early next week, the Kaags are taking a little break to search for sunshine in South Carolina.  Don’t worry - you’re in good hands, and the regular schedule will carry on.  Included in the vacation planning is a little trip down memory lane, with a visit to Parris Island, where Chris attended USMC boot camp as a 17-year-old.  He hasn’t changed one bit!

Stay tuned…


This week, we’re ramping up for Got the Nerve, which will take place on Saturday 5/20.  This is our 14th year at GTN, a fund-raising triathlon Chris started immediately after graduating from college.   Funds raised go towards awarding grants and sponsoring adaptive programming throughout the year!  Please excuse any mess or crowding of the gym space during the week, as there is a lot of prep work that goes into this awesome event!  Thank you to all who have volunteered your time, and good luck to all CFers who plan to participate!!



From the pages of “I’d never be able to handle your schedule!” comes another weekly update on the activities of Chris Kaag.  Doing more in one week than most do in a year!

Did you see this national article by Fox News - a huge shout out to all we’re doing here in Berks County!!  Click the photo below to be linked to the article:

Other items on Chris’s recent and upcoming agenda include:
Attending Berks Catholic’s Career Day this Friday
Indoctrination of IM ABLE / Corps Fitness principles with Alvernia students at Hogan Learning Academy
Exploring collaboration with Hempfield Rec for Got the Nerve as well as Inclusive Fitness
Working with Alecia Pagerly Eberly to establish a partnership with Riverfront Federal Credit Union, who is supporting the Corps Fitness Badge 27 Program
Intro class Saturday March 25th, including IM ABLE partners Berks Oral Surgery Crew

Starting a regular post to update CFers on the adventures of Chris Kaag!  A sort of “Where’s Waldo” style post, updating everyone on the latest and greatest, and the inspiring persona who started CF out of the back of his truck in 2004.  Times have changed, locations have changed, and Corps Fitness has changed.  But one thing remains the same: Chris’s tireless dedication to the community and the betterment of those around him.  Now if only there were a way to clone the awesomeness…

Our fearless leader is up to many things these days!  But don’t worry; he’s still keeping a close watch on all things CF, making sure our ship runs smoothly while entrusting a wider circle of very capable people - our awesome program coordinator, trainers, front desk staff, facilities and cleaning crew - to shoulder more responsibilities.

This week, Chris will be teaching Monday PM and then Gretchen will take on Wednesday PM while Chris attends a meeting with a local church that is organizing a 5k to benefit IM ABLE.  Stay tuned for details!

Not one to slow down, Chris has also been meeting with the Reading Fightin’ Phils to organize several partnership events that will take place this spring / summer.  The first event is an in-game marathon / half marathon and 10k that will be held April 15th. (clink link or photo below for press release)  We hope to have a great representation of CFers out there!

So we’re all in very capable hands!  But if you notice or see anything that isn’t quite right, please let one of the trainers or email Melissa or Chris directly and in true CF fashion, we’ll “rectify that shit” or “tighten it up” ASAP!