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“Dig deep & you can accomplish anything.” – Chris Kaag

Mission

The mission of the IM ABLE Foundation is simple. We remove obstacles that keep people with challenges on the sidelines, providing them access to programs and equipment tailored to their needs and a community of all abilities to support them. 

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Adaptive Equipment Grants


IM ABLE Grants are awarded to disabled individuals, providing hand-cycles and other adaptive athletic gear, as well as instructional training programs for those in need. Our purpose is to unleash the potential in physically challenged children and adults to be more active, enjoy the benefits of physical fitness, and spend more time in the great outdoors. 

Types of Adaptive Sports We Provide Equipment For:

  • Snow sports – Skiing, Snowboarding, Sledding
  • Water sports – SCUBA diving, Free diving, Swimming, Water Skiing
  • Racing – Road Hand-cycling, Mountain Biking, Running, Triathlon
  • On the Water Sports – Surfing, Sailing, Kayaking, Rowing, Rafting
  • Outdoor Sports – Climbing, Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Shooting, Archery
  • Recreational Sports – Golf, Tennis, Equestrian, Curling
  • Competitive Sports – Soccer, Rugby, Basketball, Hockey, Football, Fencing

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Disability Advocacy


Founder Chris Kaag does speaking engagements to show that regardless of his wheelchair he maintains an active and fulfilling life. Handcycling, working out at his gym, Corps Fitness, and ORHC- Offroad Handcycling are all examples of how he is doing what he promotes…getting up and moving.  Whether disabled or able-bodied, we all have challenges but it is the goal of the IM ABLE Foundation to demonstrate that they don’t have to be limiting factors. By getting out in the community and showing people of all abilities the potential to lead an active lifestyle, it is our hope that others will be inspired to make positive changes.

Chris is available for leadership development, team building and speaking engagements. For more information:

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Adaptive Personal Training


IM ABLE removes stigma within the community by raising awareness of all the ways that adaptive athletes can redefine possible. We use the word ‘adaptive’ instead of ‘disabled’ because we believe in the importance of showcasing that there’s multiple ways to complete tasks or achieve goals.

Our adaptive fitness trainers provide personalized plans to help individual clients and/or small groups achieve their goals, and then set new ones. Currently, we offer services online via zoom, at client’s homes with physical distancing, and recently have started to resume classes at our gym at 1007 Hill Ave Building 17, Wyomissing, PA 19610.

Through our training programs, athletes work on building muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance, balance, and flexibility, all of which can aid in mobility, preventing falls, enabling access, and so much more. We believe in fostering a “can do” attitude that helps our clients achieve things that they never thought to be physically possible. The emphasis on mindset is what sets IM ABLE’s adaptive training programs apart from the rest, because with the right mindset, we firmly believe that you can achieve anything.

Program participants must complete a medical clearance prior to starting the program. There is a fee of $55 per hour for the training. At this time, we are unable to accept insurance. Financial assistance is available on a sliding scale based on income. 

To learn more about how to sign up for Adaptive/Inclusive Personal Training or Small Group Adaptive Training, please fill out the form below to set up a personal consultation with one of our trainers and a tour of our facility.

Financial Assistance Form & Medical Clearance Forms

Personal Training Financial Assistance Application
Personal Training Medical Clearance Form

 

Get to know us

The IM ABLE Foundation is able to positively affect so many lives because of an extraordinary support network. Get to know our staff, Executive Board, Advisory Board, and supporting organizations.

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