Meet Chris Carter of Veterans Overcoming Obstacles and Hear How CrossFit Has Become Part of A Healthy Sober Lifestyle….

Meet Chris Carter of Veterans Overcoming Obstacles in Pueblo, Colorado.  Chris shares about the importance of a healthy lifestyle in his recovery.  He also shares about how he works with veterans of the armed forces to help them in their recovery.  Chris is a huge proponent of CrossFit and explains why….

ROCovery Fitness, Sky Fit and Mike Stanbrough: Who Ever Said Recovery Isn’t A Blast?

Meet Mike Stanbrough and our friends from ROCovery Fitness in Rochester, New York.   In this video, Mike introduces us to SkyFit, a fun workout on trampolines.  For more information on the fun active sober projects Mike is working on, check out his Instagram page: @thefunfitdude.   For more information on the great stuff happening at ROCovery Fitness, visit: www.rocoveryfitness.org.

 

Rise & Grind: An Innovative Program in Reno, Nevada Designed for Women in Recovery

Grant Denton and Lisa Moore came together to create “Rise and Grind”, an innovative program in Reno, Nevada, designed specifically for women in recovery from substance abuse and inter-related mental health issues.   The majority of women in recovery also suffer from eating disorders, get addicted faster and have a higher relapse rate.  That’s why what Denton and Moore and doing is so important and ground-breaking.  They are equalizing the playing field for women in recovery!!!

Denton, Moore and participants in the Rise & Grind program.

The 90 day Rise and Grind program includes a weekly course on healthy eating and a daily workout at 6 a.m. at American Iron Gym.   The program is intended to build muscle, self-esteem and discipline.   Moore told us the ladies “get clean and sober – and they stop doing drugs, but then they need to learn how to do the nutrition part of it the working out part of it.”   Denton added it’s a 90 day program that is intended to be integrated into a long-term recovery program.   Rise & Grind graduates get a one year free membership to American Iron Gym when they graduate.   For more information visit www.facebook.com/riseandgrindreno.    Denton and Moore are serious players in recovery but also know how to have fun.  Below is video they recreated to celebrate the graduation of a 2018 class.  GREAT WORK!!!!!

Todd Smith: Addict 2 Athlete: How One Addict Learned to “Stay Invincible”….

While incarcerated at 27 for drug related offenses, Todd Smith suffered a heart attack, organ failure and was rushed to the hospital and given last rights.  Today, Todd is five years sober, inspires others with his work at Addict 2 Athlete and Stay Invincible Cross Fit in Pueblo, Colorado and will soon graduate with honors from college.   Todd’s story is among the most compelling and his journey in recovery has only just begun.


Provide Your Body with Nutrients and Water it Needs in Recovery

When I train to compete in physique competitions, I cut back on carbs and dehydrate for the two days before the competition. In this video, I share how this impacts my physical and mental condition in ways that are not positive and why it’s important to provide your body with the nutrients and water it needs in recovery.

CrossFit for addiction recovery

Tim Mustion climbing a ropeTim Mustion of Boca Raton, Florida and the CrossFit gym, CrossFit HYPE shares with us his recovery/exercise experiences. After years of mixing drugs and alcohol with CrossFit, I got sober in September 2015 and worked the Twelve Steps. I soon found out that getting involved in the community, being held accountable, and helping others both inside the CrossFit gym and in AA meetings has strengthened my recovery ten-fold and has allowed me to do things I never thought possible. CrossFit and recovery go hand in hand, healing the mind, body, and spirit.

Exercise and Addiction Recovery

“Exercise is a Working Version of the Twelve Steps.” That’s a quote from Samantha S. of ROCovery Fitness in Rochester, New York. Check out this interview and what Samantha has to say about the role of exercise and nutrition, often called outside issues, to success in working the Twelve Steps.

Sober Living Through Fitness at ROCovery

ROCovery fitness is a pioneering organization in addiction recovery and recently opened the first active sober living community center in New York State. They do amazing work and are saving lives with their innovative programming. I had to see what they are doing for myself and recently visited. Here’s the story of how ROCovery Fitness came to be… FMI ROCcoveryfitness.org.