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Monday March 30th, 2020 - 12:09 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

No Weights? No Worries! Johanna Rice has you covered.
Check her out!
The Workout:
1. Stretch: Quad Sets
2. Arms: Bench Press
3. Core: Dead Bugs
4. Full Body: Kettlebell Swings

Love it? Hate it? Tell us about it in the comments! ❤️🤝💪🙌
#redefiningwhatispossible #adaptivefitness #inclusivefitness #personaltraining #noexcuses #justmove #improviseadaptovercome
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Friday March 27th, 2020 - 10:48 am

IM ABLE Foundation

Johanna is gettin' fancy with her home exercise workouts! She offers an important tip and throws down with those push-ups! Check her out!
1. Stretch: Arms Behind Back
2. Arms: Push-Ups
3. Core: Weight Shift
4. Upper/Lower Back: Supermans

Love it? Hate it? Tell us about it in the comments! ❤️🤝💪🙌
#redefiningwhatispossible #adaptivefitness #inclusivefitness #personaltraining #noexcuses #justmove #improviseadaptovercome
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Thursday March 26th, 2020 - 10:02 am

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THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO, YOU HAVE DONE SO MUCH FOR OUR BRANTLEE.

Love this pic! The pure, overwhelming joy is showing through in his big blue eyes!! ❤

Tuesday March 24th, 2020 - 11:41 am

IM ABLE Foundation

MEET IM ABLE FOUNDATION'S PERSONAL TRAINER, JOHANNA "JO" RICE! Who are we kidding, many of you have already been graced with her adorable energy and beaming smile! Jo trains clients with physical, cognitive and behavioral challenges at all fitness levels. She's always finding new ways to stay fit, get stronger and become more agile, and she's bringing them all to you in Jo's Home Fitness Exercise series. Tune in and tell us what you think!
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Way to go Jo!

You go lady 💪🏻

Monday March 23rd, 2020 - 4:05 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

This is personal:

Many of you have participated in Got the Nerve over the years and know the story behind it. For those who signed up for the first time, you need to know how personal this is to me and how much it pains me to have to cancel.

I was a healthy, active US Marine at 21 when I was diagnosed with Adrenomyeloneuropathy, a degenerative nerve disorder that eventually took from me my ability to walk. I started Got the Nerve in 2004 as a means of raising funds to research the disease in the hope that there could someday be a cure for me and others who live with it, or will someday in the future. So that funds raised through this race stayed in our community, helping our neighbors, I started the IM ABLE Foundation in 2007. Our mission is to remove obstacles that prevent people in the mid-Atlantic region from getting active, to enable and empower athletes with physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral challenges. Thousands of athletes with challenges of all kinds have redefined what they thought possible, accomplishing feats they never dreamed they could do.

This race and your participation in it, makes is possible for the IM ABLE Foundation to provide, throughout the entire year, athletic opportunities to people who would otherwise never have them.

Cancelling Got the Nerve means that, this upcoming year, there may be fewer opportunities for those we serve. Knowing that I’m going to have to look someone in the eye and say that we can’t help them, all because of events going on in this world that are out of our control, that is real. It is not something I take lightly.

What is going on is bigger than one race. It’s scary and uncertain out there right now. People’s lives depend on decisive leadership and this is a call we feel we must make to do our part in making this as short and painless as we possibly can.

If you are registered for the race - BEFORE 5PM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD, Please check the email associated with your registration to let us know what you'd like done with your registration fee. Before you proceed, I ask that you please consider converting your fee to a donation to the Foundation. Your support means we can provide expensive adaptive equipment for people with physical challenges, IM FIT adaptive fitness programming for people with challenges of all kinds, and Operation Lead from the Front for Veterans and children with challenges.

I thank you for your understanding.

Stay safe, stay active,

Chris
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This is personal:

Many of you have participated in Got the Nerve over the years and know the story behind it. For those who signed up for the first time, you need to know how personal this is to me and how much it pains me to have to cancel.

I was a healthy, active US Marine at 21 when I was diagnosed with Adrenomyeloneuropathy, a degenerative nerve disorder that eventually took from me my ability to walk. I started Got the Nerve in 2004 as a means of raising funds to research the disease in the hope that there could someday be a cure for me and others who live with it, or will someday in the future. So that funds raised through this race stayed in our community, helping our neighbors, I started the IM ABLE Foundation in 2007. Our mission is to remove obstacles that prevent people in the mid-Atlantic region from getting active, to enable and empower athletes with physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral challenges. Thousands of athletes with challenges of all kinds have redefined what they thought possible, accomplishing feats they never dreamed they could do.

This race and your participation in it, makes is possible for the IM ABLE Foundation to provide, throughout the entire year, athletic opportunities to people who would otherwise never have them.

Cancelling Got the Nerve means that, this upcoming year, there may be fewer opportunities for those we serve. Knowing that I’m going to have to look someone in the eye and say that we can’t help them, all because of events going on in this world that are out of our control, that is real. It is not something I take lightly.

What is going on is bigger than one race. It’s scary and uncertain out there right now. People’s lives depend on decisive leadership and this is a call we feel we must make to do our part in making this as short and painless as we possibly can.

If you are registered for the race - BEFORE 5PM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD, Please check the email associated with your registration to let us know what youd like done with your registration fee. Before you proceed, I ask that you please consider converting your fee to a donation to the Foundation. Your support means we can provide expensive adaptive equipment for people with physical challenges, IM FIT adaptive fitness programming for people with challenges of all kinds, and Operation Lead from the Front for Veterans and children with challenges.

I thank you for your understanding.

Stay safe, stay active,

Chris

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Hi - I cannot locate the e-mail regarding the options for our registration fees and there is no "contact us" on the website. How am I able to get this e-mail sent to me again? Thank you!

This sucks! But make no mistake......we are a strong and committed IM ABLE community hopefully we can all rally to support the mission!

Thanks for all you do as well as all your staff and volunteers for all your events. Although I've never participated in this event, I will start my training soon (as soon as we are allowed) and see you in September for the Duathlon.

Unfortunate...any chance this could turn into an end of the season race this year? Assuming things get better by then.

A hard decision, I'm sure. You do wonderful work Chris. ❤️

I am so sorry Chris!!

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Wednesday March 18th, 2020 - 12:37 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

Proud to welcome the newest Operation Lead from the Front match, US Army Veteran, Ricky & 6 year old IM FITTER, Brantlee! They teamed up last week to get Brantlee on a bike for the very first time. The duo talked tanks, big trucks, and military strategy while ripping around the IM ABLE parking lot like it was just another day on the trails. They even beat Chris Kaag in a race! It's inevitable, these two will accomplish great things together. #OLFTF #armyveterans #improviseadaptovercome #service #redefiningwhatispossible #adaptiveequipment #adaptivebikes U.S. Army Army Times
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This is awesome ❤️ I’m in awe of all the the IMABLE foundation does. Happy biking Brantlee!

This is awesome!

I am speechless. It just confirms there’s so much good in this world..

That is awesome

Yes stay I need the takes selfie 🤳🏻 a pictures with him and me Leann Wheeland

Awesome ! 👍👍🍀🍀💙

Love this sooo much!!! 👍🏻👍🏻

Jacob said he is so happy for him

Awesome

Awesome!

Awesome 👍

Yo, that thing is dope. When are we putting a motor on it 😂

Awesome 💞💞

Thank you.

God bless this child

Awesome

This is wonderful

Awesome

Goooooo Ricky

Cute

In

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❤️❤️❤️

Yeah is my it boy Leann Wheeland

Ricky Geiger ❤️❤️

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Monday March 16th, 2020 - 11:29 am

IM ABLE Foundation

Since you’re (hopefully) being responsible citizens and social distancing, you now have some time to apply for The Kelly Brush Foundation's "ACTIVE FUND" Grant. It is officially OPEN for adaptive sports equipment applications! But HURRY... The Deadline to apply is March 31, 2020!!

The Kelly Brush Foundation provides FREE grant money to individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries to purchase adaptive sports equipment! If approved, you'll receive a $2,000 - $4,000 grant voucher to put towards adaptive sports equipment!

3 EASY STEPS:
1. Are you eligible? You must be a U.S. citizen that has paralysis caused by Spinal Cord Injury ("SCI"). If yes..
2. Simply visit the Application page HERE. The Application needs to be submitted with a quote, which How iRoll Sports can provide for you, just ask:)
3. You'll be notified by KBF once approved. Then, you'll receive a voucher for the amount of your adaptive equipment request. Then, simply contact How iRoll Sports at 888.304.7655 (or) Support@HowiRollSports.com to redeem your grant! But HURRY... TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

Kelly Brush Foundation
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Friday March 13th, 2020 - 7:21 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

We thought you could use some good vibe news amidst the crisis! The IM ABLE Foundation was proud to present IM FITTER, Andrew Kutch, with his very own Hase Trigo Up Nexus 8 Speed this afternoon. Andrew already tore up some trails at Shillington Park, and we don’t see him stopping any time soon. Huge thanks and extra elbow bumps to Elaine and Tom McDevitt, who made riding a bicycle a reality for this 28 year old rockstar and to Lancaster Recumbent for finding the perfect fit for him! We are forever grateful. Happy Trails, Andrew!
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I love the joy! Good things can happen on Friday the 13th!

This is awesome!!! Go Andrew!💜

So happy for you, Andrew!! What a small world....I used to work with Tom many years ago!! How very generous!!

Congratulations Andrew!

I wish i was this lucky to get a sports Handcycle

So I am sorry us missed the race

Love this always redifineing what’s possible

Yay Andrew!!

Awesome Tom McDevitt and Elaine Bruno McDevitt! cheers!

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Friday March 13th, 2020 - 12:41 pm

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Christopher Angstadt

Thursday March 12th, 2020 - 11:49 am

IM ABLE Foundation

What a difference a day makes. We have made the difficult decision to postpone the BASH.

This was not an easy decision and there are some of you who will certainly question it. I imagine there are as many of you, if not more, who are relieved. I will always be a Marine at heart. We rush in first and ask questions later. What’s going on in the world right now is bigger than IM ABLE, bigger than a fundraising event. It is our responsibility, ours and yours, to do everything we can to prevent this from becoming a health crisis beyond what it already is.

At this time, we are planning on holding the event at a later date, to be determined.

Please share this with your friends and guests.

Stay safe.

Chris
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I'm sure this was a difficult decision to make, but in the end, it seems like the right one to me! ♥️ Can't wait to party and support IM ABLE soon!

When the time comes to reschedule I will make another 300 Jell-O shots!!! No worries.

Thank you for making this difficult decision in the interest of keeping everyone safe ❤️ looking forward to attending at a later date!

Wednesday March 11th, 2020 - 6:54 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

The BASH is ON for Saturday night. We’re setting up already. We’re taking shifts to keep Chris away from the massive amounts of food and beverages in the office right now.

We have heard from a few attendees over the last few days asking if we will cancel the event due to the Coronavirus and understand the concern. We will be taking precautions to minimize the risk by ensuring the Masano AutoPark is fully stocked on antibacterial hand soap, having hand sanitizers throughout the event, and volunteers will be wiping down surfaces throughout the evening.

We have a responsibility to ourselves and each other to limit the spread of illness of any kind so if you are feeling under the weather, or have underlying health conditions, you should consider not attending.

But if you do come, be prepared to have a good time. Heck, it might be the last time they let us out of our houses for a while.
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Hope everyone has a great time. Joey and his dad will be there though!

Always a silver lining!!!

Tuesday March 10th, 2020 - 3:55 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

You all know of Chris Kaag. Some of you even know him personally. But how many of you reeeeally know Chris's whole story? He opened up last night. Stay tuned. ... See MoreSee Less

You all know of Chris Kaag. Some of you even know him personally. But how many of you reeeeally know Chriss whole story? He opened up last night. Stay tuned.Image attachment

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He’s never gonna live down the “makeup” pic❤️🤣

He loves this!

can't wait to hear, I've always been intrugued...

Make up and all, damn 🤙

Will it be posted on the page here?

So pretty.

Is that bronzer?!?!

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Tuesday March 10th, 2020 - 11:35 am

IM ABLE Foundation

The IM ABLE Foundation's IM FIT Winter Session – 2020 wrapped on March 5th! The energy created by these incredible athletes, parents, caregivers and volunteers was unmatched, and the photos prove it. Though the IM FIT class was designed around physical fitness for young athletes with physical, cognitive and/or behavioral challenges, it has become so much more than that. It is a community of friends and family deeply rooted in love, inclusion, and celebration. We are better because of you!
A few highlights of Winter Session 2020:
-Champion cheer tunnels
-Veterans - Operation Lead from The Front roll-out with 9 veteran volunteers #OLFTF
-Boxing with "Johnny”- sharing smiles, hooks, and jabs
-Taekwondo with Grace - teaching high kicks with sweet determination
-Kaag hugs

Looking forward to IM FIT Spring Session – 2020 on April 2!
IM ABLE Foundation's IM FITTERS
Jarett Yoder Foundation
Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd.
Riverfront Federal Credit Union
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Thursday February 27th, 2020 - 3:05 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

Fees for our 17th Annual Got the Nerve? Triathlon on May 16, 2020 increase as of March 15th so if interested in joining us in Mt Gretna take the opportunity to register today! Also take notice of the new races such as aqua bike & duathlon we've added for '20 for more opportunities to join us.

Click to register: www.athlinks.com/event/17th-annual-got-the-nerve-triathlon2020-169456

If you are unsure if you have already entered the event then click here to confirm your entry:
admin.chronotrack.com/user/account/confirm-reg?la=23186aad680f162ace0900f99705ef6d861762f9
#paratriathlon #paratriathlete #allabilities USA Triathlon
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Fees for our 17th Annual Got the Nerve? Triathlon on  May 16, 2020 increase as of March 15th so if interested in joining us in Mt Gretna take the opportunity to register today! Also take notice of the new races such as aqua bike & duathlon weve added for 20 for more opportunities to join us.

Click to register: https://www.athlinks.com/event/17th-annual-got-the-nerve-triathlon2020-169456

If you are unsure if you have already entered the event then click here to confirm your entry:
https://admin.chronotrack.com/user/account/confirm-reg?la=23186aad680f162ace0900f99705ef6d861762f9
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Sheena, relay?! Get Chris on that bike!!!

Monday February 24th, 2020 - 3:45 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

WFMZ came to the IM FIT class a few weeks back and will be doing a feature piece on IM ABLE's new program, Operation Lead from the Front sponsored by Customers Bank and Penn National Gaming. It's set to air Tuesday, Febuary 25th at 6PM.

Thank you to Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd. and Riverfront Federal Credit Union for your support of the IM FIT program, ensuring these kids have opportunities like this!
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69 news Berks County is on at 5:30

I’m going to make everyone at the firehouse watch it lol! Bartender holds the remote lol

Tuesday February 18th, 2020 - 11:20 am

IM ABLE Foundation

And like that, the BASH is SOLD OUT!

It is humbling beyond words that the community is so enthusiastic to support the IM ABLE Foundation. THANK YOU!

See you on March 14th at Masano Auto Park!
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Monday February 17th, 2020 - 5:30 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

24 hours. That’s how long you have to register for the BASH. imablefoundation.org/2020bash/

Honestly, you may not even have that long. We’re approaching capacity and will take down registration tomorrow at 4:30PM or when we hit the ceiling, whichever happens first. That friend who you invited and she said she’d register this weekend, call her now. Your brother who always annoys the heck out of you because he’s always doing things at the last possible minute, just register for him. He’ll thank you later.

Also, Happy President’s Day! Anyone want to argue about politics? No, of course you don’t. Well, maybe you do, but please do it somewhere else. We’re too busy celebrating Beth’s birthday by doing birthday burpees. Beth’s the one in the middle, wearing pink. #quadamputee #redefiningwhatispossible
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24 hours. That’s how long you have to register for the BASH. https://imablefoundation.org/2020bash/

Honestly, you may not even have that long. We’re approaching capacity and will take down registration tomorrow at 4:30PM or when we hit the ceiling, whichever happens first. That friend who you invited and she said she’d register this weekend, call her now. Your brother who always annoys the heck out of you because he’s always doing things at the last possible minute, just register for him. He’ll thank you later. 

Also, Happy President’s Day!  Anyone want to argue about politics?  No, of course you don’t. Well, maybe you do, but please do it somewhere else. We’re too busy celebrating Beth’s birthday by doing birthday burpees. Beth’s the one in the middle, wearing pink. #quadamputee #redefiningwhatispossibleImage attachmentImage attachment

Friday February 14th, 2020 - 1:34 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

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Happy Valentines day! #blessed #spreadthelove

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Love this picture of Chris and the kids...

oh my heart! 💞

♥️♥️♥️

Friday February 14th, 2020 - 8:10 am

IM ABLE Foundation

So excited to welcome Autumn Noel Beane, our first female #veteran to #operationleadfromthefront, for Thursday night #imfit to work side by side with some amazing young imfitter’s! #usmc ... See MoreSee Less

So excited to welcome Autumn Noel Beane, our first female #veteran to #operationleadfromthefront, for Thursday night #imfit to work side by side with some amazing young imfitter’s! #usmc

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Welcome Autumn! Thank you!♥️

Thanks for all your help Autumn! So great to have you on board!

It was awesome to meet you Autumn! Hope to see you back soon.

Proud to have this young woman who we saw earn her title

AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!

You go girl

👏👏❤️❤️

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