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APRIL 2019


FIT TO RECOVER IS A NON-PROFIT GYM AND COMMUNITY CENTER FOR PEOPLE IN 

RECOVERY FROM SUBSTANCE MISUSE DISORDER. WE STRIVE TO CREATE A SAFE PLACE WHERE OUR MEMBERS CONNECT AND THRIVE THROUGH FITNESS, NUTRITION, 

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND CREATIVE ARTS.

 

GROW YOUR RECOVERY AT FTR

 

GROW THROUGH WHAT YOU GO THROUGH

 

"Growth and comfort often do not co-exist." We know recovery can be scary; it can be a rollercoaster of emotions; it can be confusing; it can be 

overwhelming. 

But, this Spring, we are here to help you to walk through the fear, to help you feel supported and valued, to help you connect with your community, and to foster that growth that feels a whole lot easier when it's done with others by your side.

 

 

FITNESS

 

 
 

We don't just grow muscles, we grow friendships

We continued to push each other through the squat challenge into March, where we all walked away with a new Personal Record of kettlebell squatting. 

We've also begun to train for our new challenge together, the Tactical Strength Challenge (TSC) on Sundays at 9AM. 

Look for the final TSC test date: 

Monday, May 4th at 10AM at FTR.

Tall chest; straight back; even weight in the feet. Camille perfected her form during our Squat challenge

 

 

NUTRITION/FOOD TO RECOVER

 
 

 
 


Plant a Seed for Your Recovery


Join us Saturday April 20th at 11am (after bootcamp) to plant a seed in the Food to Recover garden. Then, you can watch it grow- just like your recovery. Snacks will be provided; it will be a great way to spend your Saturday!


Our 3-week "Fuel Up with Food to 

Recover" challenge will ended April 1st. Over the 3 weeks, participants learned about hydration, pre/during workout fuel, and post-workout fuel during hands-on workshops.


 

Our Star Meal Preppers this month, Greg and Shawnee, who haven't missed a Meal Prep since February 1! They are always willing to try new recipes, give feedback, further their cooking skills, and are excited to eat their meals. 

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

 
 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

 
 

Grow Your Tribe

Warning: women supporting women is a force that can't be reckoned with!

Our Women's Group Challenge brought our women in recovery even closer as they all meet weekly on Thursday nights for the month of March. All ladies will get their exclusive FTR T-shirt.

Join us every Thursday evening for an all-women's workout from 6:30-7:30 and an all-women's meeting right 

after at 7:30!

Our FTR women's group hanging out

 

 

FTR Volunteers ready to hand out PB&Js

Find Your Roots

Being of service helps to ground us and give us 

purpose. When we are of service we can shift our perspective and feel part of something bigger than ourselves. This month, our FTR volunteers made PB&Js to deliver to those experiencing homelessness. 

Be sure to join our next "chain-reaction" outreach in April, our "trash challenge." We will show not only our community, but also out planet how much it means to us by combining forces to pick up trash around on our streets. We hope to inspire others to keep it going-- look for #trashchallenge #fit2recover on social media and join the cause! Join us Sunday the 14th at 11AM and meet at FTR.



We will also be doing PB&J Sundays every Sunday this month! Meet at noon at FTR and bring your own bread, peanut butter, and jelly. We will make as many sandwiches as possible and head out to 

deliver them. 

We hope to see you there!

 
 

 

CREATIVE EXPRESSION

 

 
 

Spread Your Branches

Get out of that comfort zone and watch your 

creativity unfold.


Our second 8-week song writing course kicked off March 27th on Wednesdays at 5:30.

No experience needed, just a willingness, a pad and a pen... By the end of the session writers will have a completed, recorded song! 


Finally, look for Brighton Recovery's podcast that comes out in the second week of April that highlights FTR's progamming in the Salt Lake Jail (CATS program). 


Tamara Ollerton is our music creator and creative arts believer. She holds a Masters in music therapy.

The Sorenson Legacy foundation has been 

helping us grow since 2016.


FTR couldn't grow without the support of our Sponsors

This month, we'd like to thank The Sorenson Legacy Foundation. Founded by the late biotechnology pioneer and entrepreneur James LeVoy Sorenson and his wife, education philanthropist Beverley Taylor Sorenson, the foundation provides support for a wide range of endeavors, from community development and education to health care, scientific and artistic pursuits. 

Their selflessness, service, and generosity, has helped our mission reach thousands. 

 
 

 

COMMUNITY SHOUT OUTS

 

 





Shout out to our FTR yoga teacher, Courtney Strong, for bringing a beautiful, strong boy into this world! You continue to amaze us, and your 

mothering will be no different.


We can't wait to see his happy baby pose:)

MORE SHOUTOUTS


Michelle F. has been so consistent and kicking butt for a minute!


Rachel, thank you for being my motivation!


FTR is AMAZING and a half!!


You are an awesome training partner, Patrick!


 

 
 

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 | 

contact@fit2recover.orgfit2recover.org

 
 

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