The mission of the IM ABLE Foundation is to remove obstacles that prevent people affected by disabilities from being physically active by providing grants, resources, fitness opportunities and motivation. We change attitudes about the potential of disabled individuals by redefining what is possible.
WHAT WE DO
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 doesnt have to be a limiting factor. 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 kayaking are all examples of how he is doing what he promotesgetting up and moving. Through these actions individuals will hopefully look at themselves and ask why they make excuses as to why theyre not active.
Headquartered in Wyomissing, PA we help where we live but have expanded to outside the area when we come across programs that mirror our philosophy in helping individuals of all ages and abilities.
Got the Nerve is a sprint triathlon, with a 500 yd. swim in Mt. Gretna Lake, a 16 mi. bike ride on country roads through both Lebanon & Lancaster Counties and a 5K run on a nearby FLAT Rails-to-Trails path.
Directions from PA Turnpike (Philadelphia & Pittsburgh) Take PA turnpike to Exit 266 Lebanon/Lancaster (old Exit 20). Turn left onto Rt. 72 North. Proceed 2 miles to Mt. Gretna/Rt. 117 Exit. Descend ramp to stop sign & turn left onto Rt. 117 North. Proceed 2.4 miles to Gretna Country Deli (Lake sign on side of building), follow lake signs, turn right onto Timber Rd., bear left onto Lakeview Dr., bear 1st left into parking lot at Mt. Gretna Lake.
Directions from New York City & New Jersey Rt. 78 West to 81 South. Take 1st Exit Rt. 934 South (Ft. Indiantown Gap/Annville). Follow 934 South to Rt. 322 East. Turn left onto Rt. 322 and proceed to 1st traffic light (approx. .8 miles). Turn right onto Butler Rd. proceed on Butler Rd. to T at Rt. 117 & make right onto Rt. 117. Proceed .3 miles to Mt. Gretna Country Deli (Lake sign on side of building), follow lake signs, turn right onto Timber Rd., bear left onto Lakeview Dr., bear 1st left into parking lot at Mt. Gretna Lake.