January 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.

Thank you for your support!

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We are looking forward to celebrating our new home with you 

Come connect and enjoy what has been created with YOUR help!

Community Partners Open House

January 5th, 2023, from 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Grand Opening

January 7th, 2023

10am Bootcamp

11am Ribbon Cutting

11:30am - 1pm Light refreshments and building tours

Address: 1331 and 1335 South Major Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

Sneak Peek

1331 gym #1 before renovations. Similar to our own recovery journeys, we started from ground zero to create our new safe space.

1331 Gym #1 during renovations. With the love, support and donations we are almost there. Gratefully, we are only $60,000 away from reaching our goal of $300,000 and are still taking donations and sponsorships.

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Recovery Partnership Highlight

Pictured left to right:

Steve and Suzanne Acker

Greatest parents and long-time supporters

Fit To Recover would like to thank Steve and Suzanne Acker for their dedication and commitment to the Utah recovery community. They have given 110% since FTR was but a concept. They continually show up and support all of TeamFTR and those sturggling with substance use disorders in Utah. Thank you for the unconditional love and support from the beginning.

Member Spotlight, Bryan McArthur

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


'"My experience coming to FTR has been life changing. Not only do I get to combine my love of fitness, but it’s an added benefit to be surrounded by likeminded individuals. Those suffering with addiction & a similar goal! To stay sober & push forward with the power of connection!"


What’s been something you’ve struggled with and how did you move through it? 


"I have truly grown & opened up through FTR. My first day I was withdrawn, shy and unsure where I belonged. It wasn’t long before I felt welcomed, loved & accepted by each & every individual that I’ve met here! The staff has always been available & supportive with whatever our needs are." 


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


"One of my biggest struggles throughout my recovery has been consistency. Sticking to a routine even when my mind gets occupied with the daily struggles. Through FTR I have found a place that will help me separate those thoughts & regain focus on what’s truly important! 


FTR has been an empowering experience through my recovery! Showing me there’s other outlets besides a simple meeting to help keep us sober. Allowing me to thrive in something bigger than myself & yet accomplish some personal growth along the way!"


We are adding more community classes to SLC:

Intro to FTR


Advanced Kettlebell

Annual wellness challenge starting Jan 9th. Stay tuned for details!

Orem, Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Welcome our Newest Employees to the FTR Family!

Rachel Santizo

Community Development Director

Paul Komenda

Operations Officer

Nikki Armading

Finance Controller

Logan Adams

Fitness Instructor

"Hi guys I’m Logan!

I'm a certified personal trainer, nutritionist and fitness coach. I was born and raised in a very small town in Maryland. I moved to Utah a little over a year ago; I like to say the mountains drew me in but the people kept me here. My goal as a coach is to positively impact at least one person every single day. Working in the fitness industry over many years I’ve come to understand one simple rule: the effort you put forth in your workouts will translate to the effort you put forth in the real world."

Kristin Reed

Outreach Coordinator

"I am 2 years sober, and grateful for that daily. My husband and I are proud parents to Tyler our son, he is currently serving in the US Marines and is on his first deployment. 

My love for FTR came very slowly. I was introduced to FTR while in treatment. After treatment, I tried to come many times and couldn't get myself out of my car when I arrived. One day I pulled up, got out, walked in and my life has changed in ways I can't put into words. FTR became the family that I was searching for, a safe place to be myself, work on establishing a healthier lifestyle, and making friends/family that will last a lifetime. 

I look forward to spreading the FTR sparkle to ones in need of exactly what I received." 


"Your heritage foods are your health and your wealth.” -Michael W. Twitty"

Honey Glazed Carrots

  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or ghee
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • Preheat your oven to 425F/220C. Then, cut the carrots on a diagonal, about 1"-1.5" in length. If your carrots are large and thick, you can slice them in half as well.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss the sliced carrots with the honey, garlic, butter, oil, and spices.
  • Pour the carrots and glaze onto a sheet pan and spread them out.
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway through. You can also broil for 2-3 minutes, to get caramelization on the edges.
  • Transfer carrots to a serving dish and garnish with chopped herbs.

Cookbook Release Party

January 28th 6-8 pm

1335 South Major Street

SLC, UT 84115

RSVP info to come

Creative Arts Pillar

2023 will be an incredible year of growth for the Creative Arts Pillar. We are beyond excited to have a space and look forward to more connection with the community. Keep an eye out for new groups, and please let us know if you have suggestions or ideas for growth!!

Join us for our first community event 'Winter Extravaganza 2023' in our new venue!

Community Service Pillar

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our Christmas service project 2022!

The January 2023 Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count in Salt Lake County will take place the mornings of Thursday, January 26th through Saturday, January 28th, 23 from 4am - 6am. Sign Up Here

This month we would like to highlight Gillian for her willingness to gather donations and show up with family Christmas morning. 

Thank you, Ballpark Community Council!

This month, we would like to thank, Amy Hawkins and the Ballpark Community Council!

We are very thankful for their belief in our mission and inviting welcome to the neighborhood. 

Thank You to our

Corporate & Foundation Partners:


Amy & Patrick Schlight

Aqua Recovery

Balance House


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


Intermountain Healthcare

JNF Foundation


Lou Swaringen

Marriner S. Eccles Foundation

Martha & Jory Macomber

Masonic Foundation of Utah

Millcreek Nutrition

Moving forward Counseling


Nick Zurn

Park City Community Foundation


Slave 2 Nothing Foundation


Sobriety Foundation

Sorenson Legacy Foundation


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


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 - Turning Point Recovery - USARA - Valley Phoenix



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