Find Updates on our Four Pillars of Strength
The 4 Pillars of FTR
Look for updates on our "Four Pillars" each month:  Fitness, Nutrition, Community Service, and Artistic Expression. Using these elements, FTR members grow strong. Comments? Suggestions? Contact newsletter editor Sarah Kappos at 

Garden Sanctuary:  A Space to Remember

In many ways the community at FTR is strong, however we all know at any time, one of us could fall.  It is the knowledge that we are all susceptible to relapse, or even death which propels us to live life so passionately.  We never condemn those we loose to the disease of addiction.  They are powerful teachers.  Many of us knew Quinn.  He ran a men's group in the early days at the gym.  His smile was as big as his muscles!  
It is in his memory and many others, that FTR is carving out a space.  It will be a space for quiet one on one talks.  It happens all the time, someone shows up to the gym, they're having a rough day and they just need a friend to listen.  
This year's   Love Utah/Give Utah (LUGU) campaign at Fit To Recover is dedicated in part to those friends we've loved and lost, including
Quinn Prymek.  It will serve as a visual reminder to love and live well today.

FTR member Matt Kendall and Quinn's mother, Barbara Talbot, are heading the effort to build a tranquil spot under a shady tree near the FTR garden.  Please give generously to our LUGU campaign to make this space as beautiful as the memories of our friends.
Creative Arts: Paint Nite is a Hit!

It is off and running!  Paint Nite is a vibrant and contagious new offering at FTR.  The kitchen is a buzz of music, delicious food and flying color.  Bright smiles flash as people discover, maybe they can actually paint after all!  Creative Expression classes at FTR are catching on, and spots fill up fast.

The next Paint Nite is March 13th and space is limited to 14 people, so sign up today.
With this session of River Writing wrapping up we are eager to hear fresh stories from our poets.  Rimini coffee has graciously agreed to host River Readings on March 31st and April 1st.
New sessions of River Writing start next month.  Find details on the Facebook event page, and sign up with Georgia Gregersen or Sarah Kappos.

Nutrition/Food To Recover:   Meal Prep Workshops

Mindful Eating Workshop Tuesday, March 14th: Learn the fundamentals of eating mindfully to be more conscious of what we eat, to feel more satisfied, and to get more in touch with our bodies' needs and wants. 
For more details on this awesome service, check out the Food to Recover Blog:
Meal Prep Part 1  Meal Prep Part 2

We are always cooking up something.  Here's what Food to Recover has coming up next:

March 20th: Break Bread and Break a Sweat!  Workout while your bread rises and taste the warm sweet fruits of your labor after it bakes.
March 21st: Meatless Mondays and Plant Power cooking class!
March 28th: Sports Nutrition workshop with pre/post workout snack recipes and taste tests!
Fitness:  LUGU Dollars for Burpees

Last year we had a blast in the gym doing burpees for dollars during the LUGU campaign.  Join us all day on Thursday March 30th as we do it again!  If you can't make it down you can still donate all day!  

The first place prize goes to the non-profit with the most individual donors.  If you love FTR, take a minute and let your $10 vote count!

Donate to LUGU
Service:  FTR Represents at Safe Kids 

Team FTR had a blast at the Safe Kids fair!  We got to meet Superman, Storm Troopers and a whole bunch of awesome kids.  In the spirit of service and community action, Rachel Santizo rallied her people to show that sober people can be pretty cool.  Our young people matter, and we were happy to spend the day with them.

Our next service adventure is passing out medals at the Salt Lake Marathon.  Watching someone cross that finish line is an honor to witness.  At FTR, we know how it feels to push beyond your limits and succeed. We will be on site April 22nd from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

If you would like to help, please contact Rachel Santizo (385) 414-7174 Spots are limited.
                               4 Pillars, Poetry and Prose   

On February 10, FTR celebrated its second anniversary with a crowd of 150 and the energy of a thousand! "Festival of the Four Pillars," was a huge success, thanks to the mammoth efforts of Team FTR under the tireless coordination of Stephanie Roque.
Interactive stations offered attendees glimpses into our 4-Pillar activities. Most touching were the testimonials, written and presented by FTR members, including Matt Martin, Matt Kendall, Maya Geary, Fred Lane and James Peterson under the creative direction of Sarah Kappos. Our deepest thanks to all who contributed, both financially and with their generous time.
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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
Larry H. Miller Family Charities
Nicholas Zurn Scholarship Fund
Petzl Foundation
Utah Medical Association
The Wheeler Foundation
United Way of Salt Lake 
And to our Recovery Partners!
Ascend Recovery  - Balance House - Brighton Recovery - Cold Creek Behavioral Health - Recovery Ways - Renaissance Ranch Outpatient - Turning Point - Salt Lake County Youth Services - Strong Hope/Salt Lake Behavioral Health - Wounded Warrior Project