November 2020
FIT TO RECOVER IS A NONPROFIT GYM AND COMMUNITY CENTER FOR PEOPLE IN RECOVERY FROM SUBSTANCE MISUSE DISORDER. WE STRIVE TO CREATE A SAFE PLACE WHERE OUR MEMBERS CONNECT AND THRIVE THROUGH FITNESS, NUTRITION, COMMUNITY SERVICE AND CREATIVE ARTS.

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!
November is National Gratitude Month.

Gratitude is at the heart of what we do at Fit To Recover.

We wouldn't be here without YOU. This month, we are grateful for everyone who is a part of our community and those who support our community.
Practicing daily gratitude gives us a deeper connection to ourselves and the world around us.
We invite you to join us in our Gratitude Challenge above. Complete 25 out of 30 and get a free FTR Gratitude T-shirt. Share your daily prompts in class or on the Facebook FTR Community Page using #FTRGive 2020 to complete the challenge.

Giving Tuesday is December 1st
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity day - a day that highlights the good people do for other people. Our Giving Tuesday goal is to raise $50,000 to help us recover from COVID-19’s impact on our community.
FITNESS
FTR is proud to welcome Crossfit Low Oxygen to the recovery community as the first-ever FTR Affiliate.
Jared and Taneil, owners of Crossfit Low Oxygen located in Frisco, Colorado, successfully completed the first FTR Certification Program, held October 17-18, 2020. On the first day of the workshop, they learned about FTR's Programming, how important safety and connection are for those in recovery, and how trauma impacts recovery. On the second day of the workshop, they took what they learned and applied it to an hour-long class of FTR Community Members.
Crossfit Low Oxygen offered the first Fit To Recover class on November 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm. This class was free to all participants in the Frisco, Colorado area.
We are excited to watch Crossfit Low Oxygen’s program grow and flourish and help serve the recovery community in Summit county!
For more information about the FTR Certification Program, please see our website: https://www.fit2recover.org/get-involved/ftr-certification-program
Member Spotlight: Jonathon Watcycha
This month we want to give a big shoutout to Jonathon Watycha. Jonathon is new to our community thanks to the Mark Miller Subaru Scholarship. Welcome Jonathon, we are happy to have you as part of our community!
Honorary Workout for Todd Wahl
Todd Wahl was a deeply loved father, husband, and friend in the community. He will be greatly missed.
In honor of his life, FTR organized a socially distanced and limited capacity workout to contribute to the cause.
Community members biked 275 (stationary) miles for him, and helped us raise nearly $2,000 for the Todd Wahl Memorial Fund.
NUTRITION/Food to Recover 
Good news! With Felicia’s help, we will now be able to offer 12 spots for meal prep!
Sign up on the MindBody App and get 5 delicious meals for $40. Contact Corinna for more information at corinna@ftr.org.
Over the past month, Felicia (right) has stepped up her role at FTR. From a humble, kind-hearted member to now a passionate fitness intern and skilled meal prep assistant, she truly is a jack of all trades.
With Felicia’s help, we’ve been able to increase our community meal prep capacity from serving 7 people to now 12+! Felicia’s passion for delicious food (and juicing!), health and wellness, and service to others has us singing her praise this month as our standout member. The FTR team is incredibly grateful for all that she does and continues to do for our community!

CREATIVE EXPRESSION
Deeply Rooted III: November 21st

Join us Saturday November 21st at 7:00-8:30 pm for Deeply Rooted III: A virtual experience.
This will be broadcast over Zoom - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89505051511

If you are interested in performing in Deeply Rooted III via spoken word, dance, music, etc, please contact Tony at music@xmission.com


COMMUNITY SERVICE
Help us deliver warm meals and supplies to our unsheltered friends.

Saturday November 21 from 2:00-5:00 pm.

For the upcoming event, we need the following items: blankets, travel size hygiene products, gloves, beanies, socks and handwritten notes of hope. We are also collecting canned food items for the Utah Food Bank.
If you have any questions or are interested in helping, please contact Maara at 385-267-2050.

Thank you, David Kelby Johnson Memorial Foundation
We would like to thank the David Kelby Johnson Memorial Foundation for their recent support of Fit To Recover’s pilot Youth Program helping at-risk youth at the Copper Hills Youth Center. We are excited for this new pilot program and are grateful to the David Kelby Johnson Memorial Foundation for helping us get started.
Don't forget to donate to Giving Tuesday!
Your donation would allow Fit To Recover to:
·      buy instruments for our music program participants to perform publicly at our quarterly Deeply Rooted events
·      buy supplies for our Food To Recover and Community Service Programs
·      provide healthy and nutritious meals at a discounted rate for low-income individuals
·      provide affordable nutrition coaching with our registered dietician
·      provide scholarship funds to help low-income individuals pay the $40 membership fee
expand FTR nationally by promoting the new FTR Certification Program
And, get ready for new Merch coming soon!!
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.orgfit2recover.org
Special thanks to our Grand donors:
George and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
Intermountain Healthcare
Larry H. Miller Charities
Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation
Mark Miller Subaru
Marriner S. Eccles Foundation
Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation
Salt Lake City Arts Council
SelectHealth
Sorenson Legacy Foundation
Steven B. Achelis Foundation
The Kroger Company
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation
Utah Medical Association
Wheeler Foundation
Zions Bank
 
And to our Recovery Partners!
Acqua Recovery - Ascend Recovery - Balance House - Brighton Recovery - Discovery House-The Haven - Journey Treatment Cetners-Odyssey House - Pinnacle Recovery- Recovery Ways - Renaissance Ranch Treatment Centers - Salt Lake County Youth Services - Strong Hope/Salt Lake Behavioral Health- Turning Point