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 
Exercise: FTR Fitness Team Trains with TacFit Creator

FTR Founder Ian Acker and Lead Trainer James Sjostrom headed to Seattle in March to train with Scott Sonnon, creator of TacFit, a body weight protocol has been cultivated and improved since 1995 and used all around the world.

FTR says TacFit helps us improve our mind/body connection in 3 distinct ways:  

1. Exercise selection.  Every piece of exercise is a part of a greater whole, helping to re-map the brain and the body for a healthier life. 2. Regression and progression. Honoring where we are is the best way to move forward. We have been adding regressions and progressions to our already awesome program at FTR.  3. Measurable results. The TacFit Qual test is brutally honest, and a great measure of body weight fitness. We will test every couple of months so we can see our improvement. 

We look forward to helping you improve your health and fitness! Members can learn more about TacFit here, or on Saturday mornings at the 8:30am FTR TacFit class.
Creative Arts: River Reading to honor Caryn Henderson

There is power in our listening.

On March 31st, during FTR's third River Reading event, an intimate group gathered to honor a woman in recovery who had taken her own life. The attention and tears were a palpable tribute to this community so accustomed to loss.  Our hearts are strong but not too tough to feel it every time we loose a friend.
Bold poets shared stories of their time with her, and what gifts they discovered while contemplating her passing.

There are many speeds with which to navigate life.  In River Writing, we slow down, we look for details.  It is a long walk with yourself. We also learn, it is generous to share your stories. We learn not to hold back, but to open up.

We have two sessions starting in April.  There are a few spots left in the Sunday evening group.  Follow the link  to the Facebook event, if you are interested. Sunday Group
River Writing takes a hiatus in the summer.  Look for 2 new sessions in late August.

Nutrition/Food To Recover: FTR Food, Friends, Fun in April

Here's what's cooking at FTR:
Once a month we will be asking FTR members to share their healthy, go-to recipes with the community. In March, we had our very first FTR Foodie Guest Chef, Adrienne Bossi, (in apron) who delighted us with her "Light Italian" menu of ricotta lemon pancakes, Orzo chicken salad, and Ricotta Herb Ravioli! Her wonderful recipes are on the Food To Recover blog.


How to Incorporate more Fruits and Veggies in your Days: (Recipes included!)
Tuesday, April 11, 6:30pm

Cooking Class: Dinner in 30 minutes! Wednesday, April 12, 5:30-7pm

Cooking Class/Demo: Prioritize Probiotics (Make your own Kombucha and fermented foods!) Tuesday, April 18, 5:30pm; Community Meal Prep: Thursday, April 20, 5:30-7pm; FTR Guest Chef: Tuesday, April 25, 5:30pm; Let me See that Sushi Roll!: Wednesday, April 26, 5:30-6:30pm 
Hold your spot by signing up on the sheet in the FTR gym, or sign up here for the BBQ/garden planting, or here for the Dinner in 30 minutes.

Community Service: Sharing Struggles, Hope  

Sometimes the most powerful form of service is sharing your own story in a deeply honest and vulnerable way. Meet Lacey, Rachel and Alyssa, three strong women in longterm recovery who share their raw journeys and give hope to us all that recovery is possible. They comprise Episode 3 of "Recovery Soapbox," a new series produced by Brighton Treatment Center.

Episode 2 features FTR Founder, Ian Acker. (Warning: strong language)

Thank You, We Love You Too!

FTR members literally paid it forward for people in recovery on March 30 when they completed 25,000(!!!!) step ups, ring rows, dive bombers and goblet squats (at $.05/exercise) to raise more than $1200 for FTR during the Love Utah Give Utah annual fundraiser. But that's not all. A total of 384 donors did some heavy lifting themselves, raising FTR to 3rd place among 115 organizations in the competitive "Nurturing Families" category, which nets us an extra cash prize. Thank you FTR team, members, family, staff, board, clients, and friends.You are the heart and soul of FTR.  We are pleased that a portion of the proceeds from LUGU will go towards a memorial bench in the Food To Recover Garden, in honor of our friend Quinn Prymek, who passed away last year.
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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 Family Charities
Nicholas Zurn Scholarship Fund
Utah Medical Association
The Wheeler Foundation
United Way of Salt Lake 
And to our Recovery Partners!
Ascend Recovery  - Balance House - Brighton Recovery - Cold Creek Behavioral Health - Recovery Ways - Renaissance Ranch Outpatient - Turning Point - Salt Lake County Youth Services - Strong Hope/Salt Lake Behavioral Health - Wounded Warrior Project