FB JULY 2013. p 28.29 CORPS FITNESS, an inclusive fitness facility in Wyomissing, was established in 2004 by disabled Marine Corps Sergeant, Chris Kaag, with the goal of empowering and inspiring people of all abilities to do more than they thought they could.
Get out in the community and show people of all abilities the potential to lead an active lifestyle. Disabled and able-bodied, we all have challenges but it is the goal of the IM ABLE Foundation to demonstrate it doesn’t have to be a limiting factor. Founder Chris … Continue reading Disability Advocacy
The concept of the IM Able Inclusive Fitness program come for the experiences of Chris Kaag the founder of the foundation and his work with people of disabilities. Many people with different disabilities will go into a fitness facility only to be faced with operators that do not have experience with people with different abilities. … Continue reading Inclusive Fitness
IM ABLE Grants are awarded to disabled individuals and supporting organizations and provide hand-cycles, adaptive skis and 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 … Continue reading Adaptive Equipment Grants
In 1997, Chris was an active twenty-one-year-old U.S. Marine when he was presented with the “defining moment” of his life. He was diagnosed with AMN (adrenomyeloneuropathy), a degenerative nerve condition that would eventually affect his ability to walk. After Chris’ diagnosis, he had a decision to make: give up and let his condition control his … Continue reading Inspiration
[quote author=”Janet Oberholtzer” position=””]”I almost lost my life…and my leg. Now I run again…because I can.”[/quote] On November 3, 2013 the IM ABLE Marathon team heads north for the 2013 NYC Marathon. One of the runners on our team will be Janet Oberholtzer. Find out more about her inspiring story below: [button href=”http://www.crowdrise.com/IMAbleFoundationNYC2013/fundraiser/JanetOber” target=”_self” size=”btn-medium” class=”btn-primary … Continue reading IM ABLE NYC Marathon Team Profile: Janet Oberholtzer
Our 10th Anniversary turned into another incredibly inspirational day showcasing the abilities of all of our competitors. Young, old, veteran/beginner triathletes and disabled all coming together to challenge themselves and to support IM ABLE’s goal to empower those with disabilities to Get Up and Move! This year 660 individuals and 65 teams made up the … Continue reading Got The Nerve 2013 Highlights