February 2020

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!
"This place is not one single person.. it's the combination of us all that makes it so special."
-FTR member at Bootcamp sharing circle
There is lots of love from the community at FTR.
But we also want to help you find love within yourself.

We want to help you see how capable you are, how strong you are, how unique you are, and how many people are cheering you on.
"Share the Love!"
Speaking of love, Thanks to Mark Miller Subaru for showing FTR some love!
We are honored to be chosen as a "Love Promise" partner.
See more HERE.
Find love for your body.
Member Highlight: Ju Hahm
Ju Hahm has been a bright light in our community for the past couple of years. His humble demeanor always sets people at ease. He never misses the opportunity to put his hand out to the new person. His willingness and strength is something that is admired by us all! He is one of the most teachable members we have, always listening and trying his best! We love you Ju!!
Our 4x7 challenge is going strong! The challenge started on January 13th and we have had over 56 members commit to this fitness challenge to improve their discipline, consistency, and connection through exercise. Keep up the great work everyone!!
FEBRUARY SWING & TGU WORKSHOP: Saturday, February 29th at 2 PM

Frank Young and Amy Jefferson will be coaching a workshop focusing on proper technique of the kettlebell swing and the Turkish Get Up (TGU). Whether you are new to these movements or are a pro, you won't want to miss this workshop!
Frank and Amy will be offering lots of support. Free to members or $5 drop-in for non-members.
Please sign up with Lindsay at the front desk before the workshop. See you there!
NUTRITION/Food to Recover  
Find love for your food.
Community Meal Prep has been extra popular this month with at least 10 participants from our community each week.
If you would like to be a part of this fun event, please sign up at the front desk or online 24 hours beforehand.
CMP happens EVERY Tuesday evening in the kitchen 5:30 - 7:00 PM.
Ladies Night in the Kitchen
This month, our lead dietitian Rose, and Lacey, our Women's Group Coordinator, teamed up for a Ladies Night in the Kitchen.
They came together to share support, laughs, and some great food!
We had 29 women come and enjoy this night together. It was a beautiful event of women supporting women and sharing a meal together.
February 5th, 5:30PM

FTR member, Maara, is our "guest chef" in the kitchen this month, sharing her recipe to make homemade tamales! This is a great opportunity to learn a new recipe, build kitchen skills, and participate in what goes on up in the kitchen.
If you want to share a favorite recipe with the community, please let us know.
We hope to see you there!
Find love for your mind.
Beats, Rhymes & Life

In January, a small team from our Music Group went to Oakland, California to be part of training facilitated by the hip hop therapy group, Beats, Rhymes & Life (BRL), a leader in the emerging field of Hip Hop Therapy.
BRL is committed to eliminating health disparities by partnering with youth and young adults to make mental health services more accessible and useful to diverse populations. BRL provides training and technical assistance to youth-serving individuals, organizations and systems that want to ensure that all youth has access to quality and culturally relevant therapeutic care.

This was the introduction to the BRL training. We have three individuals from our Music Group going back to California in April for a 10-day certification with this program. This is an exciting opportunity for our people in the Music Group to bring back what they learn and share it with our members in the creative arts program!


Friday, February 28th, 7-9PM

Our Music Group will be hosting our first open mic night here at FTR. We encourage individuals to share Music, Poetry, Art, and Dance.

Come be a part of this exciting evening for people in recovery getting a chance to express themselves through different avenues of creative arts!

$10 donation is requested

Member Testimonial: Scott Mckell

"I was introduced to the FTR music program by a friend of recovery. At first, I was really intimidated by the good quality of everyone's recovery in there and I was a bit of a wallflower. Little by little through encouragement and support, I felt safe enough to express myself more and more. Even other people started noticing the powerful effects that the group has had on my life. Today I am able to work through some things with the help and guidance of some of my closest friends I met in the program. It saves me from myself and my addiction."
Find love for your service.
Since we brought the women's workout here on Thursday nights the women's support group has grown drastically! The numbers speak for themselves:
2015, average of 5 women
2016, average of 24 women
2017, 290 total women
2018, 267 total women
2019, 613 total women
Vickie and Lacey have done an incredible job of building a night around supporting and connecting women through exercise and an hour of a processing issues together. Women feel safe to share their struggles and triumphs with each other. We are so proud of this program and the effects it has on this community!
Our Next Community Service Project
On March 21st, we will be making fleece blankets to donate to the children and families at Primary Children's Hospital.
We need your help in the meantime! We are asking for donations of materials to make the blankets. Whether you can donate fleece or make a monetary gift towards the project, either would be greatly appreciated! If you would like to get involved please contact Lindsay at the front desk or  lindsay@fit2recover.org
Join FTR in Park City!

Starting January 2nd, Fit to Recover will be running a weekly class for 8 weeks at the Marc in Park City from 6:30-7:30.

If you're in the area- or know someone who is- please stop by or pass the word along!

If you have any questions, email Nicolette at Nicolette@fit2recover.org
MISSION: FTR's mission is to provide people in recovery from drug and alcohol misuse with a safe place to connect through exercise, nutrition, creative expression and community service.

  789 W 1390 S Salt Lake City, UT 84104 | 801-410-8988 contact@fit2recover.org fit2recover.org
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
Stephen and Suzanne Acker
Larry H. Miller Charities
Nicholas Zurn Scholarship Fund
The Macomber Family Foundation
Utah Medical Association
The Wheeler Foundation
Smith's Foods
United Way of Salt Lake
Wasatch Crest Treatment Services
Zions Bank 

And to our Recovery Partners!
Acqua Recovery - Ascend Recovery - Balance House - Brighton Recovery - Discovery House- Flourish Bakery-The Haven - Odyssey House - Pinnacle Recovery- Recovery Ways - Renaissance Ranch Treatment Centers - Salt Lake County Youth Services - Strong Hope/Salt Lake Behavioral Health- Turning Point