To be of service is to do something with love and expect nothing in return, to do something for no recognition. This is a community effort.
As one of Fit To Recover’s four foundational pillars, the goal of our Community Service program is to step outside ourselves and our issues and give back without expectations for anything in return. In recovery, dedicating time and effort to a greater cause without any personal gain allows us to shift our mentality away from the self-seeking thoughts and actions we once had.
Community service can provide a sense of purpose and meaning, which is a foundational element in building a strong recovery. By helping others, we can experience a sense of accomplishment, which can boost self-esteem and confidence.
Service also provides FTR members with opportunities to connect with others in a positive way. This can combat the feelings of isolation and loneliness that are often experienced during the recovery process. It can also be a healthy outlet for channeling your newfound energy and sense of self.
Most of all, service can help individuals develop important life skills, such as teamwork, leadership, and communication, which can enhance their overall quality of life and improve their chances of maintaining long-term sobriety.
We encourage FTR members to look for opportunities to serve fellow community members as they attend our fitness classes. Service means reaching out to strangers, picking up after yourself, giving someone a ride, or helping clean the gym. It’s about treating others the way you want to be treated, at all times. Come visit our gym to learn more!
In the Community
FTR has received incredible community support from sponsors and partners; giving back to the community is the least we can do! We’re giving back through serving the homeless, running clothing drives, and participating in community events. FTR members regularly volunteer at Hike for Mental Health, Relay for Life, Safe Kids Fair, and dozens of other activities. Service opportunities are always happening; contact us for more information!
From November to December we will be collecting blankets, warm clothing, coats, sleeping bags, and mats. On Christmas day, we’ll be handing these items out along with warm food.
We give community service hours.