December 2022

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Happy Holidays!

We want to thank everyone who showed up, assisted with and contributed to our annual Giving Tuesday! We ended the day with over 195,460 exercise movements and 15,400 bars of music. It was our biggest fundraiser yet and we are forever grateful for all of the support!

Donate Now

There is still time to purchase sponsorship levels and donate towards our new building. If you have any questions, contact Rachel Santizo at rachel@fit2recover.org

SAVE THE DATE!


Our Grand Opening for our new building is January 7th, 2023, located at 1331 & 1335 S. Major St. SLC, 84115. We will have bootcamp at 10AM, ribbon cutting at 11AM & 11:30 -1PM will be open house. We would love to have you stop by, connect and enjoy all of what has been created with YOUR help!


Recovery Partnership Highlight

Pictured left to right:

Cheral Chivers, Adult Residential Director

Ian Acker, CEO of Fit To Recover

Adam Cohen, CEO of Odyssey House




Fit To Recover would like to thank Odyssey House for their dedication and commitment to the recovery community. Odyssey offers RTC, PHP, IOP, GOP, CATS, Youth, Single Parents, and Sober Living. They are a nonprofit offering a full continuum of care for anyone that is wanting substance use disorder and mental health treatment. They have been a huge supporter of FTR from the beginning.


Member Spotlight!

Kortney Johnson


From the first day you showed up at FTR and now, what’s one way that you have seen yourself grow? 

 

"I found FTR through Odyssey House women’s & children program. The growth I have seen in myself is consistency, but I think being honest with myself as well. It helps me recognize the things I need to improve on so I can truly grow. "


Has your understanding of your recovery changed since coming to FTR? 

 

"My understanding of my recovery hasn't really changed but I have a much deeper understanding of what my recovery means to me & especially what it means for my little girl & our future. "

FITNESS PILLAR

Thank you again to everyone who was part of and participated in our Giving Tuesday fundraiser. We ended the day with over 195,463 movements!


We would like to welcome the two newest fitness trainers to Fit To Recover! They both bring amazing energy, and we are so excited to have them be part of the team!

Daphne Young

Patrick Dimoh

NUTRITION PILLAR


Banana Peanut Butter Bites

Serves: 2-4


A simple, balanced, delicious bite for morning, snack, post workout or post dinner! This recipe is high in fiber, and complete with protein and healthy fat. A great way to power up or refuel with ingredients are often on hand! These are great to make with kids, too.


  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1½ cups quick oats
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup raisins (or chocolate chips)
  • ¼ cup walnuts (or any nuts/mixings)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Combine bananas, oats, and peanut butter in a bowl and mix well. Fold in other mixings as desired.
  3. Drop bite-sized spoonsful onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.

November Nutrition Info


Cookbook Update: Unfortunately, due to the timeline of the cookbook production, the cookbook party is postponed until mid/late January.



End the year off right by signing up for our community meal prep for $40.00 and receive 5 delicious meals!





December Meal Prep Menu



12/06

Chorizo Skillet w/ Sweet Potato, BBQ Chicken, Asian Turkey & Broccoli


12/13

Beef & Barley Stew, Turkey Meatloaf, Teriyaki Chicken


12/20

Shepards Pie, Deconstructed Bell Peppers, Chicken Sausage w/ Pasta


12/27

BBQ Turkey Meatballs, Kung Pao Chicken, Mediterranean Bowl


CREATIVE ARTS PILLAR



What an extraordinary Giving Tuesday the Creative Arts Pillar had! The community came together to share their talents and created more than 15,400 bars of music in 12 hours. It was something to see! Thank you to all who supported, with a special shout-out to Jordan and AJ!


The group schedules for December are the same, Wednesday nights, music group in SLC at 6:30, and art group on Fridays at 6:30. Orem, we are working on a new schedule for you; hang in there!


Our next grief support group is on December 16th. The Cole Project is collaborating with FTR and holding a fundraiser on December 8th, hosted by The Carbon Collective; we would love to see you there. More information can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cole-project-masquerade-tickets-460809442447?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


We are also beyond excited to be making progress with the new space on 1335 Major Street. The Creative Arts Pillar will have their own home soon - we can't wait to share it with you. Safe Holidays everyone!!


COMMUNITY SERVICE PILLAR

We will be holding a donation drive up until Christmas morning at our SLC gym for our at-risk youth. We are asking for needed items such as: shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, nail clippers, boots, coats, socks & underwear to create hygiene stockings. We will meet at the gym Christmas morning beginning at 8AM to deliver the stockings.


Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our service project with Heal the Hurt on December 3rd, 2022!

Thank you, Rocky Mountain Power!

This month, we would like to thank Rocky Moutnbain Power for their support!

We are very thankful for their continued belief in our mission. 


Thank You to our Current and Past

Corporate & Foundation Partners:

Building Hope Summit County

David Kelby Johnson Memorial Foundation

George and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation

Intermountain Healthcare

Larry H. Miller Charities

Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation

LDS Foundation

Mark Miller Subaru

Marriner S. Eccles Foundation

Masonic Foundation of Utah

Orem City CARES

Park City Community Foundation

Rocky Mountain Power 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 Department of Cultural & Community Engagement

Utah Division of Arts & Museums

Utah Medical Association

Walmart

Wheeler Foundation

Zions Bank

Zoo, Arts and Parks

 

And Thank You to our Recovery Partners!

Acqua Recovery - Alpine - Ardu Recovery - Ascend Recovery - Balance House - Brighton Recovery - Correctional Addiction Treatment Services (CATS) Program - CORE (Valley Behavioral Health) - First Step House - Journey Treatment Centers - La Europa - Life Balance - Newport - Next Step - Odyssey House - Papilion - Park City Jail - Pinnacle Recovery - Recovery Ways - Red Barn - Renaissance Ranch Treatment Centers - Steps Recovery - Strong Hope/Salt Lake Behavioral Health - Summit County Jail - Turning Point Recovery - USARA - Valley Phoenix

OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE PEOPLE IN RECOVERY FROM SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER WITH A SAFE PLACE TO CONNECT THROUGH FITNESS, NUTRITION, CREATIVE EXPRESSION, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE.


THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN OUR MISSION.


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