Find Updates on our Four Pillars of Strength
The 4 Pillars of FTR
Look for updates on our "Four Pillars" each month:  Exercise, Nutrition, Community Service, and Artistic Expression. Using these elements, FTR members grow strong. Comments? Suggestions? Contact newsletter editor Sarah Kappos at 
Service:  Thank You Rachel Santizo
"Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken." ~ Albert Camus

After 4 years of service, love, consistency and hard work, we are heavy hearted as we announce that Rachel Santizo  will be stepping down as our Community Service Director. Rachel, your perseverance built something truly beautiful; a way for FTR and it's members to be of service in the community in a safe and supportive environment. From your burrito outreaches at the Road Home, to handing out last place medals at the Salt Lake Marathon, you have lead a powerful movement of people dedicated to giving back without expecting anything in return. Thank you for being the finest example that "selflessness is beauty."

Although you will ripple out far, we will be at the center of your wave.  You will always have a home at FTR and we can't wait to see where you go from here! 
Fitness:  T-Shirts and Kettlebell Basics Workshop
They're going like hot cakes!  The limited edition FTR t-shirts are being sported by those who completed the 30 in 40 challenge.  Look for the next challenge and the next t-shirt coming up in April.  

On March 17th from 2-4 pm join us for a   Kettlebell Basics Workshop

At FTR we say,
"I can't _______ yet."
If you are ready to fill in the blank and hone your kettle bell skills, this workshop is for you.  It is free to all members.  The kettle bell is one of the fundamentals of FTR fitness. Come get acquainted with this hefty tool, and refine your movement.

What makes FTR unique to other gyms?  To read the story, visit our trainer blog:

Got a story?  Email our editor Sarah Kappos .  
Creative Expression: Answer the Call to Create
"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."
  ~ Pablo Picasso

Artists pay big bucks to rent studio space.  It helps them focus and gain momentum in their work.
Did you know FTR's studio upstairs is open for members to paint every Sunday afternoon from 2-4 pm?  Donate $5 and use our supplies or bring your own.  Artist Sarah Kappos will be on hand to answer questions and teach new painting tricks.

Do you hear the call to write?  Do you want to write but feel afraid?  River Writing is a fun and supportive place to begin.
New sessions start at the end of March. Spots are limited.  
Call Kelsie (801) 410-8988 or see her at the front desk to sign up.

Friday Session
Sunday Session

Candlight River Reading March 31st 8:30 pm Come see the gym in a different light.
FTR River Writers will be reading their work in a bold display of voice.

**Other Cool Artsty Stuff 
FTR Writers is a group for updates on the writing community at FTR.  
Wanna Join? Email or FB message Sarah Kappos
Did you know that you can rent FTR for a privately hosted Paint Nite!  
Call FTR or Sarah Kappos to book a night for you and your friends (801) 577-6266
Nutrition/Food To Recover: Date Night and Kiddos!
" I go to the store for food, not beer! And have started a new habit... cooking!"

Sign up for Community Meal Prep on Facebook or the FTR website via Mindbody and you will receive a few ingredients to bring! Together as a community we will have enough ingredients to make a feast (4-5 meals) for your to take home and enjoy during your busy week. What's even better than the meals is the opportunity to connect with our food and each other in a non judgmental and fun environment! It's also a great opportunity to attend FTR yoga at 7:30!

Date Night  March 23 5:30-7 pm
Spice up your date night and try a cooking class at FTR! Sign up on Facebook, choose which dish you and your partner would like to make, and come to the FTR kitchen for an evening of sober fun and flavor!

Spring Break- Kid's Cooking Class! March 27th 5:30-6:30 pm
Bring your kiddos along into the kitchen and allow them to join you in making yummy and kid-friendly meals. Engaging your children in the kitchen can help build life-long skills, passions, and healthy habits! This is a "sneak peek" for a full cooking course offered for Kids and Parents learning to cook together in the summer at FTR!
For recipes, pictures, and other foodie fun, visit the Food2Recover blog:  
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 | |
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
Larry H. Miller Charities
Nicholas Zurn Scholarship Fund
Utah Medical Association
The Wheeler Foundation
United Way of Salt Lake
Zions Bank  
And to our Recovery Partners!
Acqua Recovery - Ascend Recovery  - Balance House - Brighton Recovery - Cold Creek Behavioral Health - The Haven - Odyssey House - Recovery Ways - Renaissance Ranch Treatment Centers - Turning Point - Salt Lake County Youth Services - Strong Hope/Salt Lake Behavioral Health