March 2019

Difficult Roads Often Lead to Beautiful Destinations
Recovery can be uncomfortable. We always say, "get comfortable with being uncomfortable." It's worth it.
This month, we have multiple challenges arranged so you can push past that discomfort, prove that YOU can do anything, and find support in stepping outside your comfort zone.
Join us!
Challenge 1: Women's Challenge!
Our women's group is built on the power of women building women up. It flourishes on female friendships. It fosters space for women to share their unique journeys in order to find a place of commonality, love, and support.
We challenge you (women) to SHOW UP to every Women's meeting this month*.

When: Every Thursday 6:30-7:30 workout and 7:30-8:15 Women's Group. Starts March 7th for the whole month of March.
Why: To show commitment to the women around you, to make new friends, and to support your fellow females!
Prize: An awesome FTR shirt; FEMALE addition
*Sorry guys, Ladies only! Must be at both workout and meeting to get prize.
Challenge 2: Fuel Up with Food to Recover!
Do you have any spring or summer races coming up? Have you ever felt your energy tank during a race or workout? Join the Fuel Up with Food2R challenge and discover how to fuel yourself properly for all of your future races and workouts with hands-on workshops!
For a $10 fee, attend all three 1-hour workshops on sports nutrition topics.
When: Mondays from 5:30-6:30pm on March 11 th , March 18 th , and March 25 th
Why: To learn more about how your body works, how to fuel it, and why nutrition matters!
Prize: An exclusive "Fuel up with Food to Recover" T shirt
Topics: Hydration, Nutrition Pre/During workout, Nutrition Post Workout.

Our Registered Dietitian, Cassidy, specializes in Sports Nutrition- this is an opportunity you won't want to miss!
Sign up HERE
Challenge 3: Tactical Strength Challenge
The Tactical Strength Challenge is for People of ALL levels! This training allows you to focus on making progress for YOUR body with a clear goal in mind. Perhaps your deadlift weight increases, maybe you get your first (or 10th) pull up, or maybe you just connect more with your body and your friends.
When: This training will be 7 weeks long on Sunday mornings at 9am, starting Sunday, March 17th at 9am at FTR.
Why: To push your boundaries and get stronger!
Prize: An awesome TSC T shirt!
Donor Highlight: Zions Bank
Zions Bank and CEO Scott Anderson have been a strong supporter of FTR. Mr.Anderson and the Zions Bank team believe in our mission and generously help us carry it out. We are so grateful for their support and admire their mission to give back to their community.
SAVE THE DATE: "5 Years of Gratitude" Anniversary Party
When: Friday, April 5th, 2019 at 6PM
Where : Market Street Grill, 2985 E Cottonwood Parkway, Salt Lake City
Why: To celebrate FTR's "Five Years of Gratitude," reflect on the impact we have made, and help support our mission.
Prize: A delicious dinner and mocktails with friends, knowing you are supporting a worthy cause, and a guaranteed feeling of inspiration and happiness (and some great auction items if you are lucky!)

Nutrition/Food to Recover
March Meal Prep Punch Passes

Free February was a success! We gots lots of new faces in the kitchen willing to try out new cooking skills, recipes, and meet new friends. Not to mention, leaving home with 5 delicious meals for the week!
This month, look out for our Meal Prep Punch Cards. Come 3 times to meal prep and get your fourth Meal Prep FREE! Purchase them at the front desk. Sign up for Community Meal Prep at the Front desk or HERE.
Our February Squat Challenge was a success! Our form improved, we pushed our physical boundaries, and we all got stronger together!
We look forward to our next Challenge: The TSC Challenge!
Creative Expression
Look for our Next 8 Week Music Class in March
This month, our first 8-week music class came to an end. Together, we created powerful, meaningful, beautiful music that helped our voices be heard and our stories felt.

Look for our next Music Class starting the week of March 17th.
"We've been working together for 8 weeks, writing lyrics and music, as well as recording. The experience for Amanda and I has been so inspiring. We've be in awe of the stories shared, the music created, and the people we have gotten to know. We are so grateful to be a part of this journey with FTR!"- Tamara Ollerton, leader of the Music group at FTR
Community Service
Blessing Bag Outreach
In February, we teamed up with many organizations to serve our homeless population. YPR, Justice for Cody, and Union for Street Solidarity came together to pass out soup, coffee, Donuts, hamburgers, hotdogs, and chips. We passed out blessing bags, hygiene kits, emergency blankets, clothing, hats, gloves, scarfs, underwear, socks, and first aid items. We had a great turn out, and the whole recovery community came together for this amazing outreach.  
March Outreach: BYO PB&J
 Join us as we host the first "Peanut Butter Sundays." This event will be the kick off of a weekly routine in our community. This is event is a Bring Your Own PB&J.
We will be asking everyone to bring 1 loaf of bread, a jar of peanut butter, and jelly. Than we will be sitting down as a community as we make PB&J's to handout to the community. We will see the power of community when everyone comes together with their contribution to amplify the greater good. One loaf of bread doesn't seem like much, but it could help hundreds when we come together!

Shout out to our Founder and CEO, Ian Acker, Our Women's Leader, Lacey Garcia, and Community Relations Manager, Rachel Santizo, for their Sobriety Birthdays this Month!

Rachel S. She Has inspired me to come here and she is soooo supportive, just want to say thank you!
FTR is the best- shout out to every one of you, love you! Cali
First meeting at FTR, thanks for the pocket meeting book, I like it a lot! David, 37 years Woo!
Shout out to Frank and Rach for being the GOATS
FTR Rocks my Socks Off!
Shout out to Rachel for the Dead Lift! -AJ

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
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
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