November 2022

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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Giving Tuesday November 29th

At the end of November comes our annual year-end fundraiser, Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving where generosity spreads throughout the globe in order to support missions everywhere. This year, we have big goals! We hope to raise more than 250,000 dollars which will help us expand our impact in our new Salt Lake City location! Opening January 2023. 

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Recovery Partnership Highlight

Fit To Recover would like to thank Brighton Recovery for their dedication and commitment to the recovery community. Brighton offers residential care, PHP, IOP, and sober living. They have been a supporter of FTR from the beginning. Ian Acker, our executive director, had first-hand experience in 2016, and was met with open arms by Brighton Recovery to assist with mental health. We are forever grateful for their support.

Pictured left to right:

Kate Losser, Fitness Pillar Lead, FTR

Micky Wickersham, CMHC-Clinical Director, Brighton Recovery

Vickie Shaw, Programs Director, FTR

Julie Warr, CSW- Therapist, Brighton Recovery

Hannah Thornton, UR, Brighton Recovery

Millie, Therapy Dog

Member Spotlight!

Jeff Phillips-Williams

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

"Vastly changed. I've become a stronger (mentally, physically) person. I feel like a much more grounded human being. I’ve made lifelong friendships and considered FTR my second home. They have shown me so much love and I love that they allow me to show up on my good days and my bad days and still greet me with high fives and good vibes. I love all the trainers and I’m so thankful that FTR exists. I’m grateful for every single person that makes FTR possible, I’m a better man because of you. I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that you have no idea what you mean to the members!"



Exciting additions to the

fitness schedule!


Bootcamp in Orem!

Saturdays at 10:00 AM

1221 S 1840 W Orem

Free for everyone!

LGBTQ Fitness class is held on Sundays at 6:30 PM at our SLC location followed by LGBTQ group at 7:30 PM.

Our wonderful trainers Marina & Kate led a Mobility Workshop on November 5th, 2022, and it was a hit! We want to thank everyone who attended and supported the workshop!


Sheet Pan Cranberry Chicken Dinner


Roasted Veggies

·       1.5 lb. Brussels sprouts

·       3 lbs. sweet potatoes 

·       3 Tbsp olive oil 

·       1 tsp salt & black pepper 

·       1 tsp garlic powder 


Herb Baked Chicken Breast

·         3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

·         3 Tbsp butter, room temperature 

·         1 tsp dried sage 

·         1 tsp dried thyme 

·         1 tsp garlic powder 

·         1 tsp salt 


Cranberry Balsamic Glaze

·       1/2 cup whole berry cranberry sauce (canned) 

·       1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

·       1 Tbsp butter 




1.    Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Rinse the Brussels sprouts and then cut them in half. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes into ½ to ¾-inch pieces. 

2.    Place the Brussels sprouts on one half of a large baking sheet and the sweet potatoes on the other half. Drizzle 3 Tbsp olive oil over each side. Sprinkle 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper over the vegetables, then add 1 tsp garlic powder just to the Brussels sprouts. Toss the vegetables, keeping each on its own side, until they're coated in oil and seasoning. Spread the seasoned vegetables out so they are in an even layer. Transfer the baking sheet with the vegetable to the preheated oven and roast for 15 minutes. 

3.    While the vegetables are roasting, prepare the herb baked chicken. In a small bowl, combine the room temperature butter, sage, thyme, garlic powder, and salt. Stir together until it forms an herb-butter paste.

4.    Place the chicken breast on a cutting board and cover with a piece of plastic wrap. Use a mallet or rolling pin to gently pound the chicken breasts out to an even ¾-inch thickness. Cut each pounded chicken breast in half to make two pieces. Pat the chicken dry, then spread the herb butter over the surface of each piece of chicken.

5.    Once the vegetables have been roasting for 15 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven and give the vegetables a stir, keeping each on their own side. Push the vegetables to the side a bit (it's okay if they pile up a little) to make room for the chicken breast. Place the four butter and herb coated pieces of chicken down the center of the baking sheet. Return the baking sheet to the oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes.

6.    While the chicken and vegetables finish cooking, prepare the cranberry balsamic sauce. Add the cranberry sauce and balsamic vinegar to a sauce pot. Stir and cook the two together over medium heat, allowing the mixture to come up to a simmer. Once simmering, lower the heat slightly and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. After ten minutes, remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the butter. Set the cranberry balsamic sauce aside. 

7.    After roasting for 20 minutes, check the internal temperature of the chicken breasts. It should be 165ºF. If it's not, bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF. 

8.    To serve, spoon the cranberry balsamic sauce over the chicken. 

November Nutrition Info

Our very own Food to Recover will be creating a cookbook and hosting a release party to celebrate on December 10th!

Click here to RSVP

Every Monday at 5:30 PM at our Salt Lake location, our Cook 2 Connect

team hosts in-person meal prep for only $20. Members learn how to approach and prepare meals in a healthy, sustainable way!

If you prefer to enjoy meals without having to cook them, however, then be sure to sign up for our community meal prep and receive 5 meals for $40.00!

November Cook 2 Connect Menu


Stuffed Butternut Squash, Yogurt Marinated Chicken, Chicken Noodle Soup


Easy Chicken Curry, Green Chili Mac & Cheese, Loaded Veggie Quiche


Southwest Chicken and Rice Bake, Shredded Buffalo Chicken, Chicken Sausage w/Pasta


Beef & Broccoli, Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin, Instant Pot Chili


November Schedule

We have added a new Peer to Peer Grief Support group in collaboration with The Cole Project. All are welcome! Group will be held bi-monthly on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM at 1565 E 3300 S Salt Lake City

Wednesdays: Music Group @ 6:30 PM at the Salt Lake location

Fridays: @ 6:30 at the Salt Lake location: Creative Arts

(music/art/overall creative opportunities)

Fridays: SLC Community Outreach 9 PM

Saturdays from 2-6 PM at the Salt Lake location: Open Studio Time***

Sundays from 11-2 at the Salt Lake location: Open Studio Time***

***Schedule open studio time by using MindBody/or calling 801-867-5798


Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our service project with Project Embrace on October 22nd, 2022!

We will be doing 14 days of service beginning November 14th! Stay tuned to social media for more information!

 Fit to Recover is an amazing place to be of service, fulfill service-hour requirements, or just to come connect and be of use in your community.

In 2022 we have had 120 hours of service donated at the gym!

Thank you to all community members and staff for making this happen!

Thank you, Walmart!

This month, we would like to thank Walmart 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


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


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



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