March 2023

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.

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Recovery Partnership Highlight:

Acqua Recovery

Photo: Acqua Recovery : A sanctuary for healing


Fit To Recover would like to thank Dan Parrish and ACQUA

for their dedication and commitment to the Utah recovery community over the years. Dan has been a proud supporter of FTR, and we would like to thank him for his service. ACQUA has continually showed up and supported all of TeamFTR and those struggling with substance use disorders in Utah. Thank you, Dan, for all that you do!


Member Spotlights'

Magdalen Rivas, SLC


FTR has helped me grow in so many ways. It helps me to not be afraid to try new things & meet new people. It provides me with a strong sense of community, inside & outside of the gym, so I never have to feel alone. All the classes offered at FTR have a special way of getting you out of your head and into your body which is so important to me in maintaining my recovery. I’m a chronic over-thinker but whenever I’m at FTR I feel clear-headed, free to be myself and open to new experiences & connections. 

Lyle Kuperschmid, SLC


As a trans man, it is not often that I readily feel so comfortable in certain communities. At FTR I have only ever been met with genuine love and kindness for who I am. Having bottom surgery has been a long and complicated process and I worried that not being able to work out i would lose my FTR community during such vulnerable times. But the opposite was true. I showed up to classes despite not being able to work out and got everything out of it and more than I would have hoped for. I am so blessed to have this community and hope that I can hold space for new members of all backgrounds in the same way that space was held for me

Ramsey DeGeare, Orem


My higher power led me to FTR. I saw the Orem class flyer on the wall at a 12-step meeting place. Thank you to whoever put that flyer up. Up until then, I had three months of the darkest tunnel in my recovery in over 19 years. From my very first bootcamp, FTR has become the light at the end of that tunnel. The love, friendships and unity of it has returned the simple joy to my life. I felt totally helpless and alone in this trial I had been facing, and now, I do not. What else can I say but thank you Fit to Recover!!

FITNESS PILLAR

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Check out our new Salt Lake City schedule and specialized classes we offer!


Orem, Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Welcome

Corner Canyon



We are excited to welcome Corner Canyon Recovery to the Fit To Recover Community. Thank you for your support!

Welcome

7th Street Treatment



We are excited to welcome 7th street Treatment to the FTR family! Thank you for your involvement in our community and we look forward to sharing space with you.


Welcome our Newest Employees to the FTR Family!

Chelsey Rupp

Fitness Instructor


NUTRITION PILLAR

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Food to Recover celebrated its’ 1st annual cookbook release! We were joined by many supporters of the program to celebrate our new space, the cookbook, and acknowledge and honor Tessa Acker’s (Food to Recover founder) grandmother Webba who inspired us to celebrate life and connect with people through food.


Cookbooks are now available to purchase.

Please email food2recover@gmail.com to request a copy. 


Creative Arts Pillar


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What an amazing month for the Creative Arts Pillar! We have added several new groups, have been able to bring in more treatment centers to experience creativity in the new space and had the honor of hosting some incredible events. We have also started our guest artist series on Thursdays, so if you are an artist in the community who is open to sharing your skills and talents with others, let us know! We hope you will join us in the venue for some creativity and connection! Please check out our new schedule and look for events that will be happening in the venue!

COMMUNITY GROUPS/CREATIVE ARTS PILLAR


Mondays: Singer-Songwriter group 5-6:30 (capped at 10)


                  Choir (vocal ensemble): 7:00-8:30


Tuesdays: Peers grief support group - The Cole Project: 6-7:30


Wednesdays: Music Group - 6:30-8:00


Thursdays: Music Group (capped at 12): 5-6:15


                    Art Group: 6:30-8:00


Friday: Open Mic Night - 6:30-when evah!


Weekends: Studio time by appointment


  Contact Tony: 801-867-5798 or tony@fit2recover.org

Community Service Pillar

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Looking for community service hours? We've got you covered! Please contact:


Salt Lake County - Kristin at (702) 708-5963



Utah County - Alex at (801) 592-3602


Upcoming Community Events


March 24, 2023

8-4pm

Salt Palace


Click here to learn more and/or sign up to volunteer.




Thank you, 4Life

This month, we would like to thank, 4Life!

FTR is honored to be working with 4Life. We look forward to our continued relationship with you and all the love provided by both organizations to our community. Thank you for supporting us with organizing a youth program that offers us the ability to highlight the importance of mental health in our youth.


Thank You to our

Corporate & Foundation Partners:


4Life

Amy & Patrick Schlight

Aqua Recovery

Balance House

Blackbaud

Brighton Recovery

Charlie's Produce

Craig Journal Man

Davidson Sales & Engineering

Dominion Energy

Eide Bailly

Evolve medical

Floor and Decor

George S. & Dolores D. Eccles Foundation

Graef Foundation

Henry W. & Leslie M. Eskuche Foundation

Hopkin Oral Surgery

Hyatt

Intermountain Healthcare

JNF Foundation

K, N, C - P.

Lou Swaringen

Mark Miller Subaru

Marriner S. Eccles Foundation

Martha & Jory Macomber

Masonic Foundation of Utah

Millcreek Nutrition

More Group

Moving forward Counseling

MVP

Nano Smoothie

Nick Zurn

Park City Community Foundation

Passpack

Slave 2 Nothing Foundation

Smiths

Sobriety Foundation

Sorenson Legacy Foundation

Spitz

Steve Achelis Foundation

Sunshine Painting

Tom and Christy Hinkley

Technology Marketing

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Foundation 

The Community Foundation of Utah

Upfront Plumbing

USARA

Utah Medical Association

Walmart 

Watson Family

Zions Bank

 

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 - The Other Side Village - 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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