June 2018

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!
New Trainer: Marina!
FTR would like to Introduce Marina Davydova as the newest addition to our amazing group of fitness trainers. Marina came to FTR as a member first, but her passion for guiding others as they achieve their goals made her a natural to lead our beginners classes. Marina is StrongFirst certified and enjoys ballroom dancing and yoga in her free time. She delights in walking alongside others on their path to becoming healthier, happier and better connected versions of themselves.  You can find Marina teaching Tuesday’s and Thursday’s Noon FTR fitness classes. Welcome to the squad, Marina!
Matt Martin and the New Community Advisory Board!
Fit To Recover is always looking for new ways we can improve connection with the individuals we serve. We are excited to launch the Community Advisory Board (CAB); a group of FTR community members who will meet once a month to relay feedback to the organization through surveys, a suggestion box and group discussion.  We are happy to announce longtime FTR member and Ambassador Liaison Matthew Martin will serve as chair and faciliator. Are you a member who would like to participate in the CAB?  Please see Matt or email inquiries to  contact@fit2recover.org .

Special thanks to Zions Bank Corporation for their support in the launch of the Community Advisory Board!
Shout–Out Box!
Have you been in a fitness class and had an inspiring and supportive partner helping you with that last round of deadlifts?  Or maybe a staff member was a particularly good listener on a day you really needed to talk? Have you noticed a positive change in another member? Please drop your words of appreciation in our “Shout-Out Box”   ( located on the front desk ) and we will announce them in the next newsletter and on our social media page. Shout Outs are a way for us to anonymously give each other the gift of encouragement and support.  
Your words might be the best part of someone’s day!
Volunteer Spotlight! Matthew Kendall
Matt Kendall, FTR member since 2015, has been an essential volunteer in the creation and upkeep of the Food To Recover vegetable garden.  He can be seen watering, weeding and tending to the plants each week during the summer before Monday bootcamp. He also orchestrated the planting of all the flowers in the memorial garden before our big event in May.  Thank you, Matty for your green thumb, your passion and your consistency. 
The Food To Recover Garden wouldn’t thrive without you! 
Coming UP in June!
Community Meal Prep
5:30 - 7pm
All the benefits of a professional meal prep service without the price tag! Just sign-up, buy your ingredients and together as a community we will have enough ingredients to make a feast
(4-5 meals) for you to take home and enjoy during your busy week. It's a wonderful way 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 7:30pm!
*Pre Registration Required

Click below to sign up!

Mason Jar Community Meal Prep
June 25th & 26th
5:30 - 7pm

Bring your mason jars ( available at thrift stores if you don't have some! ) and we will be prepping colorful, fresh meals that will be easy to grab and enjoy throughout your week!
*Pre-registration required

Click below for tickets!

Community Service: Handing Out Blessing Bags!
June 17th 12 - 4pm
Last month we put together over 100 “blessing bags” at our memorial event, now it's time for the best part; handing them out! Join us as we team up with Utah Harm Reduction Coalition mobile exchange where we will be handing out blessing bags and serving food to people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorder. We will also be assisting Harm Reduction Coalition with a community clean-up. Come find out more about Utah Harm Reduction's important work while serving our shared community and connecting with your FTR friends.
Click HERE to Register!
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.org fit2recover.org
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