The Phoenix’s mission is to build a sober active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover, and live.
- Monday 9 a.m. CrossFit
- Wednesday 9 a.m. Yoga
- Wednesday 6 p.m. CrossFit
- Saturday 8 a.m. CrossFit
- Sunday 8:30 a.m. Yoga
Cost: 48 hours continuous sobriety
We started the phoenix program in January of 2019 to give back to the community. We have literally changed peoples lives by bringing them together with others in the community in a welcoming, positive, growth environment.
For more info visit https://thephoenix.org
The Phoenix at Work – Testimonials
The Phoenix is one of the safest places I have in my life. It is a place I feel comfortable working out and talking about any problems. The coaches are respectful and understanding in both the physical and mental aspects of training. The support of the group makes it safe. What is seen and heard in the gym stays in the gym.
The Phoenix keeps me clean and in optimal shape. It is part of my regiment to go three days a week. Don’t know what I’d do without it!
The Phoenix is a cog in the machine of my recovery. I need physical, mental, and emotional growth. The Phoenix is physical, yet through the sweat, the rest are addressed. It is so special to have the opportunity to reach out to others in all stages of recovery and have them as partners in my journey.
While I was at an inpatient facility I felt weak in all elements of recovery. My current Phoenix coach actually worked at that facility and encouraged multi-faceted growth and inspired all of us. I could barely lift a dumbbell. I was defeated in my mind.
But I felt nurtured, and I slowly built confidence through others’ stories and our “ice-breakers.” I wasn’t alone. I didn’t have to be anymore. We could build together, and we did. Brick by brick and burpee by burpee. I felt like a human again.
Now, I get to be an example of how this works and it fills my heart with gratitude and joy. It is incredible to witness others in early recovery start to find their smile and crave life, something that cannot be measured in pounds or wall balls. It is beyond rewarding to find community in the gym and expand that to the community as a whole. It’s transformative.
Sure, we in the mountain towns have a playground all around us. I feel like when I come to the Phoenix gym, we are surrounded by strength, hope, experience, and a home. This is an intangible feeling and better than any playground. Thank you Phoenix.
Rising from the Ashes
Early in my recovery I was a competitive age-group triathlete and mountain bike racer. Training and racing were solitary pursuits. After my knees said “no more” I started cross-country and backcountry skiing. Neither is really a group activity.
Similarly, until recently, recovery has felt like mostly a solo journey. While I have sisters and brothers in recovery whom I count as friends, the depth of connection I longed for wasn’t there. Because I guarded myself against the perceived threat of rejection, I didn’t feel totally safe and trusting with others in recovery.
Then I began attending the Phoenix Saturday morning class. Ta-da! Not quite magic, but close enough. Warmth and acceptance were in the air, allowing me to lower my defenses and laugh and be honest with the group of athletes in recovery. Our kind, gracious and encouraging coaches created an ambience of safety, enthusiasm and possibility.
In the secure environment that is Phoenix, we all push our physical and mental limits, knowing that no matter how heavy the recommended weights or how high the number of “required” reps, we succeed by simply participating. In spite of my limitations, I felt I belonged and was accepted by everyone there.
Being a part of Phoenix has enriched my recovery beyond measure. I am part of a living movement, and connected to my classmates more deeply than I imagined possible. Recovery is spiritual, mental and physical. Phoenix has helped me achieve all three.
I’m a true fan, I love the Phoenix and the workouts are amazing! I’ve only been for a few times and can already feel results so I’ll keep coming back.
I really like that the Phoenix is a safe sober environment of like-minded people working towards the same goals of sobering and physical fitness. It is now one of the highlights of my week!
After spending a lifetime over weight and an added time to find a loving, accepting place that incorporates both is amazing! The bell on the wall and the saying “finish what you start” is motivation! Thank you Phoenix!
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