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FIT TO RECOVER INC

Exercising Recovery

aka Fit2Recover.org   |   Salt Lake City, UT   |  https://fit2recover.org

Mission

To help individuals maintain long-term recovery from drugs and alcohol through exercise, nutrition awareness, creative endeavors and community service, while supporting each other in a safe and positive environment.

Notes from the nonprofit

In 2023, we moved to 1331 S. Major Street in the Ballpark neighborhood of Salt Lake, doubling the size of our community center. In the process of completing our move, we have increased the size of our service universe by 30% to date (August, 2023). We now offer a 4-station kitchen for cooking classes, two separate gyms so that we can offer simultaneous classes for different participants (treatment centers, youth, women, dance for example). Our Creative Arts pillar has opened a stage and a recording booth to capture the talents of our members. Our service pillar conducts service projects at least once a month and our community garden flourishes in the summer months. Our Food Truck now serves healthy food on-site, to local recovery centers, and for community events. We've listened to our Community Advisory Board and will continue to add new services as requested by our community. We believe strongly in collaboration and invite those interested to visit us.

Ruling year info

2014

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Ian Acker

Main address

PO Box 271691

Salt Lake City, UT 84127 USA

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EIN

47-0998466

NTEE code info

Health Treatment Facilities (Primarily Outpatient) (E30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Programs that address Substance Use Disorder (SUD) remain a national health priority. This year the problem has been worse than ever since COVID-19 increased boredom, isolation, and access to support. Fit To Recover helps those in recovery from SUD by offering a safe and active community for those in recovery to engage in physical activity, food and nutritional events, creative endeavors, and community service. Our environment is safe, drug and alcohol free, and filled with supportive community members.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Exercise and Physical Fitness

FTR provides classes in kettle bells, yoga, hi-energy dance, cardiovascular, and bootcamps to help individuals become active regardless of current level of physical fitness or athletic background.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Fit To Recover operates a sound studio and conducts creative writing, music production, and art programs to encourage those in recovery to tell and preserve their stories. The Creative Expression program conducts quarterly performers by members for the benefit of the Greater Salt Lake Community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Food To Recover provides classes on healthy eating and nutrition, provides recipes, conducts group cooking classes, offers nutritional counseling and tends a community garden.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Giving back is an essential part of recovery, and our membership donated 1,500 hours to Community Service in 2019. We are grateful to those in our surrounds and this is our way of showing gratitude.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

National Impact Award 2016

SCORE/Small Business Administration

Utah Ethical Leadership Award 2019

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

2020 SelectHealth Award 2020

Select Health

Mental Wellness Category 2023

Best of Salt Lake

Best Private Fitness/Recreation Facility 2023

Best of State

Golden Key Award for Best Provider 2023

Utah State Office of Rehabilitation

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Fit To Recover provides community, connection and safety in a supportive environment for those in recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Our Community Center contains a gym, kitchen, and music studio to serve many interests. Members share their skills in a collaborative peer environment that encourages both support and accountability.

Fit To Recover's fourth pillar is based on Service to our community. We are grateful for community support and giving back in gratitude is foundational for recovery.

Our goal is to continue to expand the number and diversity of individuals we serve within these environments.

Above all we provide a non-judgmental environment that supports a community whose members have “been there,” and who hold each other up and hold each other accountable for their recovery. As a peer-support community, we exchange insights and assistance to each other that are grounded in experience. Further, and as importantly, our community is active and engaged in positive, healthy activities. We help individual members set goals for physical and nutritional health, and provide outlets for creative expression (e.g. storytelling, music performance), and giving back to our larger community (e.g. community service work with food banks and our community garden, and volunteer with the Salt Lake Marathon and other special events). In addition, our Creative Arts programs provides the Deeply Rooted series of Community Performances that feature music, poetry and storytelling surrounded by visual arts as a channel of personal expression and the opportunity to give back to our audiences and community.

We have a 5,500 sq. ft. gym and community center complete with a teaching kitchen and small recording studio. Our fitness staff members are certified fitness instructors led by an Advanced Substance Use Disorder (ASUD) certified trainer. Those who teach cooking and meal preparation are registered dietitians, and our Creative Arts program is led by a music therapist who holds a Masters Degree in Art Therapy. We participate in a network of other organizations that serve the recovery community. Finally, we are able and willing to travel to the sites of others, providing programs at the Oxbow Jail, Summit County Drug Court and a prevention-based program for youth away from our facility. Above all, we are a community of members who share their often remarkable talents with other members when they are in need.

In four years, we have increased the number of people we have served from under 100 when we started to over 5,000 we have now served; this is our greatest accomplishment. Further, we have steadily increased the number of treatment centers with whom we work from 3 to 15 in our five years of existence. We have introduced a program with the Oxbow Jail and the Summit County Drug Court to provide weekly workouts for both male and female low-level drug offenders in their custody, and offer an avenue to join the Fit To Recover community upon their release from jail.

When COVID-19 suspended our face-face programs from March-July in 2020, we created a virtual gym to support our members with multiple weekly classes. Our nutrition program cooked and delivered meals to our members and their families when we were unable to cook together.

What's next? We have offered a pilot program to help other non-profits who wish to start programs similar to FTR's in their own communities. Our first certification was a success, and a Colorado-based CrossFit gym is expanding their offerings to include classes tailored to those in recovery. We ask you to evaluate our progress for yourself—visit our website at https://fit2recover.org , or better yet, visit us in-person at our gym.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded, We conduct "Happy or Not" immediate impression surveys

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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FIT TO RECOVER INC

Board of directors
as of 10/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Clay Stephenson

Attorney, Woodbury Corporation

Term: 2022 - 2025


Board co-chair

Martha Macomber

University of Utah

Term: 2021 - 2024

Martha Macomber

University of Utah

Pat McGill

Technology Marketing Inc

Tyler Lamprecht

Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network

Clay Stephenson

Attorney at Law

Dan Parrish

Acqua Recovery

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/15/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data