OCTOBER 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.

 

Research Shows: Connection Matters

 
 

Study after study concludes that humans need social connection for good health1

As technology advances, our connnections decrease; loneliness is on the rise in the U.S.

Social isolation leads to higher risk of heart attack, high blood pressure, and for our population, relapse.

People who feel more connected to others have lower levels of anxiety and depression, stronger immune systems, and greater empathy for those around us. 

Human connection may even help you live longer.


Connection is the opposite of Addiction


Here at Fit to Recover, we see this research proven true everyday. 

Come in, make a new friend, try a new thing, and connect.


1. Work Cited HERE

 
 

FTR Awards and Honors


From left: Grants coordinator, Vachel Carter, Administrative Assistant Lindsay Woods, Operations Director Nicolette Pessetto, and Dietitian Rose Mattson.

Fit to Recover was honored to receive the Utah Ethical Leadership Award in the non-profit sector. 

We received the top honor for our excellence in ethical business practice. 




 

 


FTR Lead Trainer, Frank Young, received the Utah Recovery Ambassador Award at the Utah Honors Recovery Event. 

A Recovery Ambassador is someone who:

  • -Shares their personal recovery to increase public awareness and reduce negative stigma related to struggling with substance use/addiction. 
  • -Engages in opportunities to educate organizations/citizens about addiction and recovery related issues.  
  • -Has a role as an advocate related to substance use. 
  • -Takes on a leadership role in their community

This was an honor for Frank to receive this recognition for the role he plays in our community. We are grateful to have him and celebrate this award with him.


Frank Young is pictured with wife, Shaunell Young

 

 

FITNESS

 

 
 

FTR Member Highlight: Colby Devore



Colby has a heart of gold, is funny, hard-working, dedicated, and always willing to help those around him.



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TSC Challenge is October 26th!

We've all been training together and can't wait to see how far our dedicated participants have come!


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Trainer Highlight: Amy Jefferson


Amy started as an FTR member, who was introduced to FTR while in treatment. She quickly built strong technical skills, as well as strong friendships, and seemed like a natural fit as an FTR trainer. She's a great encourager, leader, and person. Check out her class Wednesday at 5:30.

 

 

NUTRITION/FOOD TO RECOVER

 
 

 
 


Food to Recover Jeopardy at Recovery Day

Food to Recover Dietitian, Rose Mattson, quizzed booth visitors about basic nutrition facts and it's importance to recovery.

Food and Nutrition can help improve mood, promote healing, and reduce cravings for people in recovery. 

Here at Food to Recover, we like to connect through food. We believe learning new skills, like cooking and meal prep, can empower people to practice self care and build new friendships. 

 

Don't miss out on the fun: Kids Halloween Cooking Class


Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

5:30-7:30

Come and cook with your little ones! There will be spooky-themed healthy recipes that will be enjoyed together as a meal.

 
 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

 
 

United By Service 


Sponsored by USARA, Fit to Recover will join this Recovery Community Outreach Project on October 19th from 1-4PM at Pioneer Park. 

This will be a chance to help provide resources, support, and empowerment for those experiencing homelessness.


Contact Lindsay Woods at lindsay@fit2recover.org for more information and to sign up!



 

 
 





Women's Group

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





 

 

CREATIVE EXPRESSION

 

 
 


Fit to Recover music Group is led by Music Therapist, Toni Ollerton. 



Join us for good beats, solid connections, and meaningful lyrics.


Wednesdays at 6PM 

and Every other Saturday at 12:30


 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

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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