February 10, 2017

Fit To Recover's 2nd Anniversary was highlighted on Good4Utah. Randall Carlisle conducted the interview and also served as MC for the Anniversary ceremony. Among the many highlights, the food was prepared in FTR's new kitchen by Chef Leslie and a wonderful crew of Food To Recover volunteers.


October 12, 2016

Fit To Recover wins Salt Lake City's People's Choice Award. The FTR team's presentation, led by Ian, focused on the Food To Recover Recovery bar, an entreprenurial activity of Food To Recover.


September 15, 2016

Fit To Recover was selected as the SCORE National Community Impact Award winner for 2016. This prestigious award recognizes innovation, achievement and vision among small businesses across the United States. SCORE's mission, supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, is to provide mentorship for American small businesses so that the business may succeed. Read, FTR's story here.



July 18, 2016
Ian Acker joins the Utah Enlightened 50
Each year, the Community Foundation of Utah chooses 50 people in our state who make a significant difference in the lives of Utahns. These individuals:

  • pioneer innovative and sustainable approaches to the critical issues facing Utah;
  • demonstrate a commitment to community engagement;
  • make a profound mark on Utah's quality of life; and
  • value collaboration, entrepreneurship and creativity.May 2, 2016

Ian Acker and Lacey Garcia presented two workshops at the national Connecticut Conference on Addiction and Recovery (CCAR). The conference presents speakers from around the country with innovative approaches to recovery. FTR presented their four pillars of recovery: Exercise, Nutrition, Creative Expression and Service. Their Powerpoint (active internal links) is presented here. The PDF version (no active links, but faster download is here.


February 7, 2016
Our Superbowl party was attended by about 50 people. The Bronco fans went home happy; the Panther fans were better sports than Cam Newton, had more fun and were better fed, too!



January 16, 2016
The Summit, Fit To Recover's First Year Anniversary. 120 Members and Friends joined together to celebrate FTR's First Anniversary. Food To Recover provided the food, Michael Kelsey, the Entertainment, and Marci Warner unveiled our new climbing wall. Click here for Channel 4's coverage of the Anniversary.  Click here for a list of our Friends and Sponsors.


November 21, 2015
Thanksgiving's Day of Thanks was accented with recipes, demonstrations, and pickings from the tree of gratitude- tips for healthy holiday eatings. More than twenty FTR members stayed after Saturday bootcamp to learn more about the vital role that proper nutrition plays in maintaining recovery.
Saturday, November 21st 11:30am-1:30pm at the FTR Gym and Community Center.





November 16th - December 31st
We invite you to get a jump start on your New Year's goals and join us for 30 workouts in 40 days. Sign up for our Monthly Membership, plus a small $5 program buy in to participate. As a community we will work toward this goal together tracking progress and having fun. Members who complete all 30 workouts will earn an FTR T-shirt! 


21, 2015
​Ian Acker and members of the FTR Team are profiled by ABC4Utah's Nadia Crow. She tours the gym, music studio, and Food To Recover's garden, highlights FTR's service mission, and interviews members of TeamFTR. See Profile


October 10, 2015
"Dealin' in Dirt" headlined FTR's first community social attended by more than 100 people, and they were rockin'. Food was provided by The Red Truck, purveyors of fabulous Peruvian food. Thanks to Francisca for organizing the event. Watch for many more community gatherings.







September 30, 2015
Fit to Recover received the UTAH COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD for 2015 from SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, a national nonprofit mentorship organization with chapters in all states. FTR was selected from over 1500 businesses that SCORE counseled across Utah over the last twelve months. The honor was presented at the awards luncheon by Doug McNeil, Ian's business mentor and FTR's financial advisor for the past three years. The photo above shows Lacey Garcia, FTR Women's Program Director holding the award, flanked by Doug McNeil and Ian Acker, FTR founder.


August 11, 2012
This boombox provided the heart beat for Fit To Recover in August of 2012. Ian, and three others, ran the slopes of Sugar House Park together to help maintain their recovery. The rest is history, as detailed going up the chart. Send us pictures and words to fill in the blanks.

Where we came from/what's trending (Scroll Down)

Score Fit To Recover Award Winner Link
Community Foundation of Utah E-50