December 2020
FIT TO RECOVER IS A NONPROFIT 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.

Welcome to the FTR Newsletter! Stay updated on new programs and events, media highlights and what our awesome volunteers and donors are doing for our recovery community.
锘縏hank you for your support!
You all brought the Community magic!
You helped us SURPASS our Giving Tuesday Goal, and we could not be more thankful that you showed up!
Wow! We are incredibly humbled by our community who came together and made this the most successful Giving Tuesday event yet!

We smashed our goal of raising $50,000 and doing 100,000 exercise movements. Together, we have raised nearly $55,000 and did 136,440 total movements. Over 28,000 of those movements were done by our FTR Affiliate, Crossfit Low Oxygen.

Thank you to everyone who donated their money, time, energy, and sweat.
Your donations will help Fit To Recover:
路      Buy instruments for our music program participants to use at our Deeply Rooted events
路      Provide healthy and nutritious meals at a discounted rate for low-income individual
路      Offer affordable nutrition coaching with our registered dietician
路      Provide scholarship funds to help low-income individuals pay the $40 membership fee
路      Expand FTR nationally by promoting the new FTR Certification Program
Provide general COVID-19 relief including operation costs
NUTRITION/Food to Recover 
Exciting News! We are expanding Community Meal Prep to two-nights each week! You can now sign up for Community Meal Prep on Tuesday and Wednesday of each week.
To sign up, call FTR (801) 410-8988 or email Dietitian Corinna at corinna@fit2recover.org.
CREATIVE EXPRESSION
Deeply Rooted
The Creative Arts Pillar held their first-ever Deeply Rooted III Virtual Concert on Saturday December 5th and it was a huge success! Thanks to Andres Galvin for his amazing artwork on the Deeply Rooted flyer.


COMMUNITY SERVICE
Last month, FTR held a food drive in partnership with the Utah Food Bank.
Together, our community donated 427 lbs worth of canned food, desperately needed by the Utah Food Bank.

This month, we are doing our annual clothing drive for persons experiencing homelessness. We are looking for warm clothing items such as new socks, gloves, hats, lightly-used coat or jackets, sweaters, and thermals, and hand and feet warmers. We will be going out Saturday December 19 to distribute all donations to the homeless. If you鈥檙e interested in helping out on Saturday December 19th, please call/text Maara at (385) 267-2050.



锘縒e would like to thank the Masonic Foundation of Utah for their recent support of Fit To Recover鈥檚 mentor/fitness program for inmates enrolled in the Correctional Addictions Treatment Services (CATS) program at the Salt Lake County Oxbow Jail. We are excited for this new partnership with the Masonic Foundation of Utah! 
Thank you, Masonic Foundation of Utah
Mark Miller Subaru
This year Fit To Recover was named one of Mark Miller Subaru鈥檚 HomeTown Charities eligible of a $500 donation every time someone buys or leases a new Subaru during the Subaru Share the Love Event. Join Mark Miller Subaru in Re-Building, Re-Planting, and Re-Connecting our community during the Subaru Share the Love Event running November 19, 2020 - January 4, 2021.
MVP Scholarship
In partnership with our good friend, Nate Peck, we are offering a new scholarship. The FTR / MVP scholarship provides unlimited access to fitness classes and the FTR community for 90 days and is designed to offer an additional layer of support and accountability in the critical stages of early recovery, with weekly and monthly check-ins. 鈥淭he Fit to Recover community has provided me with support and guidance that has been pivotal in my recovery. I'm confident in their mission and leadership to continue providing a safe place for people in recovery to connect through physical fitness, nutrition, community service, and creative arts.鈥 鈥 Nate Peck
If interested, call our Outreach Director, Tanner, at (385)321-7374. Fill out an application at the front desk.

Speaking of MVPs...
Member Spotlight: Sharon Ewer
We want to give a shout out to our member Sharon for being an important member of our community. She is a consistent member who is compassionate and shows up for her fellows. She uplifts others and inspires others to be resilient. We love you Sharon and we are grateful that you are a part of our community. 
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
Special thanks to our Grand donors:
George and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
Intermountain Healthcare
Larry H. Miller Charities
Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation
Mark Miller Subaru
Marriner S. Eccles Foundation
Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation
Salt Lake City Arts Council
SelectHealth
Sorenson Legacy Foundation
Steven B. Achelis Foundation
The Kroger Company
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation
Utah Medical Association
Wheeler Foundation
Zions Bank
 
And to our Recovery Partners!
Acqua Recovery - Ascend Recovery - Balance House - Brighton Recovery - Discovery House-The Haven - Journey Treatment Cetners-Odyssey House - Pinnacle Recovery- Recovery Ways - Renaissance Ranch Treatment Centers - Salt Lake County Youth Services - Strong Hope/Salt Lake Behavioral Health- Turning Point