January 2021

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!
Happy New Year from Fit To Recover!
"Success in not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts."

Reflecting on 2020
2020 was a challenging year. But despite all the hardships and challenges, our community demonstrated resilience. Take a look at all that was accomplished last year in each of the four pillars. We are so proud of our community and for all that they did!
Looking Forward to 2021!
We have some exciting goals for 2021!
Our biggest goal for 2021 is to serve more people than we have in the past 6 years. To accomplish this goal, FTR is looking to expand its services to at-risk youth in local treatment centers, and by certifying more people through our new FTR Certification Program. The goal of the FTR Certification Program is to provide our evidence-based curriculum recovery model (i.e. the Four Pillars) to other organizations serving the recovery population. To learn more about the Certification Program, please visit our website.

We are currently building The FTR Online Store where you can buy FTR T-shirts and other FTR merchandise, and hope to have that up and running by Spring. Stay tuned for more details.

The Fitness Pillar is excited to offer another FTR Fitness Internship to our community members, as well as offer additional Fitness/Nutrition Workshops and Challenges like the one we have this going on this month.

The Nutrition Pillar is looking to offer group nutrition classes that teach our community how to implement healthy habits and lifestyles practices in their everyday life, as well as expand our 1-1 Nutrition Counseling.

The Creative Arts Pillar is looking to expand by including art and writing classes. They will also be certifying 5-6 community members in Hip Hop Therapy through Beats Rhymes & Life, based in Oakland, California.

Finally, the Community Service Pillar is planning monthly/bi-monthly service projects which include PB&J's to the homeless community, Game Night with the elderly via Zoom, and hosting a School Supplies Fundraiser for students at Riley Elementary located next door to FTR.
Meet our New Staff!
Say hello to Richie! Richie is our new Operations Manager. He will be assisting with day-to-day operations, making sure FTR is running smoothly.
Say Hello to Felicia! For the past few months, Felicia has been assisting Corinna with our weekly community meal-prep as one of our Food To Recover Interns.
Say Hello to Zach! Zach is our newest Food To Recover Intern, helping Corinna and Felicia prepare delicious and nutritious food for meal prep.
We are offering a new 6-week wellness challenge. The challenge starts January 4 and ends February 13. To complete the challenge, you must:
  • Attend 3 nutrition classes
  • Complete 27 fitness classes
  • Take 12 rest days

Complete 42 prompts in the 6 weeks and you'll be entered to win either $200 cash or a $100 Smith's grocery gift card. To enter the challenge, sign-up with Kate at the front desk. It's a $15 buy-in which will get you a free challenge t-shirt. Good luck!
NUTRITION/Food to Recover 
Community Meal Prep is now offered Tuesday AND Wednesday!

Sign up on the MindBody App to save your spot to receive 3 delicious and nutritious meals cooked by our Food To Recover Interns. Meals cost $40/week.

And don't forget about our 1-1 Nutrition Counseling with Corinna, our FTR Dietitian.

Nutrition counseling may be for you if:
  • You want to learn more about how to use nutrition to support your recovery
  • You find yourself thinking about food constantly and want to improve your relationship with food and your body
  • You want to know more about how to fuel your body for everyday needs and activity needs
  • You have a condition where nutrition can help (ie diabetes, high blood pressure, etc)

We offer VERY affordable pricing and we are willing to work with you around pricing, if needed. Please contact Corinna for pricing: Corinna@fit2recover.org.
Join us for Music Group!

Come jam and create with us every Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 pm. Members collaborate on creating original music and lyrics that support the unique experiences of the members present. No musical experience is needed to participate.

We offer Creative Arts Memberships for $10/month which will give you access to our weekly songwriting classes and soon-to--be dance and art classes. For more information about the Creative Arts Membership, see Kate at the Front Desk.
Creative Arts Member Spotlight

This month we want to give a huge shout out to Keaton Robbins. Keaton has been coming to the creative arts classes from the very beginning. He makes people feel welcome and a part of in class. He has performed in all three Deeply Rooted concerts and is a big part of the FTR community.

We appreciate you Keaton!
Last month, FTR partnered with the Utah Health Department to put together resource bags filled with non-perishable food items and COVID-19 sanitation supplies. These bags were delivered to 500-700 families at the Utah State Park who were getting COVID-19 tested. Special shout out to Journey Treatment Center for their assistance with this outreach event. We appreciate you!

Our next Service event will be announced soon, where we will be distributing PB&J's, clothing and sanitation supplies to the homeless community. If you're interested in participating, please contact Maara at (385) 267-2050.

Thank You to our Grand donors:
David Kelby Johnson Memorial Foundation
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
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 Medical Association
Wheeler Foundation
Zions Bank
Zoo, Arts and Parks
And Thank You to our Recovery Partners!
Acqua Recovery - Ascend Recovery - Balance House - Brighton Recovery - Chateau Recovery- Crossroad Academy - Red Barn Farm - The Haven - Highland Ridge - Journey Treatment Centers - Odyssey House - Pinnacle Recovery- Recovery Ways - Renaissance Ranch Treatment Centers - Salt Lake County Youth Services - Strong Hope/Salt Lake Behavioral Health - Turning Point Recovery - Wasatch Crest
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