MAY 2019





All buildings start with a foundation


We find strength in community, in each other, and in ourselves. Together, we build a foundation that can't be broken. 

This month, during National Mental Health Awareness month, we are here for you.


FTR: Inside the Jails

See FTR's Jail Program featured HERE on Brighton Recovery's Recovery Soapbox Podcast. 







Musical Wednesdays: Colorful, Creative, and Collaborative

Fit to Recover was honored to collaborate with national rapper, Mark Battles, who worked with members of the music group. We look forward to his performance at FTR in August.

Stay posted for more exciting things in the Creative Expression pillar!

Ben is the perfect example of how FTR's diverse pillars can tap into people's potential, help them find confidence, and make them feel "home." Ben celebrated 1 year of sobriety in March and is one of the foundations of the FTR Music Program. He is a shining light with incredible talent that makes everyone around him feel happiness. We can't wait to see where he goes. 

"Music has a way of pulling your true self to the surface and we facilitate that in a safe, enjoyable way. My intention during each class is to be vulnerable and connect with members.   I make them feel that they are in a safe place because of my vulnerability.  Showing them that, you can sing about any topic and let it  go.  That's what music does for me."

-Benjamin Bilderback aka think benjamin






We got our hands dirty planting our Food to Recover garden

Food is our Foundation

Last month, our community joined together to plant our "recovery seeds," which symbolized a lot more than just future produce. It allowed us to work together, step outside ourselves to care for something else, be self-sufficient, and required love and support for the greater good. We can't wait to use the produce in our cooking classes!


Learn to Cook this Summer!

Professional Chefs and our Registered Dietitian will lead you through the BASIC skills of cooking to have you chopping, sauteeing, and grilling in no time! Classes are 6 weeks on Monday nights from 5:30-7:30, starting May 6th- June 17th (skipping Memorial Day). More info HERE.

Kids Cooking Class: May 21st

Bring your kiddos in the the Food To Recover kitchen to learn how to make Spring and Summer snacks!

More info HERE. 

Join us for Community Meal Prep every Tuesday 5:30-7 in the FTR kitchen! $20 to take home 5 meals.






One secret to being a good person: Pick up Trash if You See it

Our April outreach took us to the Salt Lake Living Room trail and the streets of downtown to show our planet some love and connect with our community. 

We want to give a special shout out and huge thank you to our outgoing Community Service Director, Crystal Yazzie (pictured left). Crystal is a great example of selflessness and the true heart of service. We wish her the best in her future endeavors!

Our April Service Outreach: Trash Pick Up



Our Women's Group is lead by Lacey Garcia (coordinator, center) and Vickie Shaw (trainer, front)

Women's Group: 24 STRONG!

Congratulations  to our 10 women who completed the Women's Challenge, and who showed up every Thursday of the month. 

And, congratulations to all 24 of these beautiful women who continue to support each other and build friendships that are essential during recovery. 

Be sure to join the fun at Women's Group every Thursday at 6:30 at FTR!


Our May Outreach will be helping our neighbors at the Sorensen Center. We will be cleaning up the grounds and helping to plant the community garden, showing our neighborhood that we are proud to be a part of it and building our partnership with the Unity Center. Join us May 11th, 2019 at 11:00 AM In the field behind the Sorensen Center. If you are interested in volunteering or need community service hours please contact Nicolette at 801-4108988 or






Hugs and Personal Records

Yelling helps.


The Tactical Strength Challenge (TSC) helped many surpass their limits and helped us all support and celebrate each other's strength! Members competed against themselves to set new records of deadlifts, pull ups, and kettlebell snatches. 

Look for our next TSC Challenge in October!


Turning Point has been 

supporting FTR since 2016.

FTR's Strong Foundation is built by our Sponsors

This month, we'd like to thank Turning Point Treatment Center. Thank you for helping to sponsor our 5 Year Anniversary Party, for your commitment to our Fitness and Nutrition Pillars, and for the quality care that you provide so many (including our founder, Ian Acker, 7 years ago!)




Special thanks to our Champion donors:

The George S. and Dolores D. Eccles Foundation

The Sorenson Legacy Foundation

The Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation

Episcopal Diocese of Utah 

Intermountain Healthcare

Val and Edith Green Foundation

Stephen and Suzanne Acker

Larry H. Miller Charities

Nicholas Zurn Scholarship Fund

The Macomber Family Foundation

Utah Medical Association

The Wheeler Foundation

Smith's Foods

United Way of Salt Lake

Zions Bank 

And to our Recovery Partners!

Acqua Recovery - Ascend Recovery - Balance House - Brighton Recovery - Discovery House- Flourish Bakery-The Haven - Odyssey House - Pinnacle Recovery- Recovery Ways - Renaissance Ranch Treatment Centers - Salt Lake County Youth Services - Strong Hope/Salt Lake Behavioral Health- Turning Point

MISSION: FTR's mission is to provide people in recovery from drug and alcohol misuse with a safe place to connect through exercise, nutrition, creative expression and community service.

 789 W 1390 S Salt Lake City, UT 84104 | 801-410-8988 |


Fit To Recover
789 West 1390 South • Salt Lake City, UT 84104
+1 (801) 410-8988
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