community service, health, physical fitness, pro-social
various locations in Arvada, Denver, Englewood, Littleton, Sheridan; see Events on website for more info
A Stronger Cord is a faith-based organization that provides men and women on the "comeback trail" with opportunities to connect around working out. The nonprofit encourages three pillars of health: physical fitness, healthy relationships, and service to others. Locations and hours vary so you'll need to check out the Events tab on their website for this information. Call 303-667-5957 or email email@example.com to learn more. COVID-19 UPDATE: Activities are currently offered online via Zoom.
gym, physical, spin, work out, yoga
Community recreation centers are a place where you can get your body (and your mind) in better condition. You can work out, take a class, take a shower (some have saunas!), and just take care of yourself. There isn't a statewide list of recreation centers for us to link to, so we suggest that you search online using the phrase "rec center near me." Your computer or smart phone will locate the closest community rec centers with links to their websites. There is a small fee for non-members. Be sure to ask.
recovery, sober community
16736 E Illif Ave. Aurora, CO 80013
ParadigmONE is a one of a kind non-profit Recovery Community Center. They have a fully equipped gym with boxing ring, weights and more and professional martial arts and fitness trainers on staff. They also have an art program that includes a variety of art forms such as graffiti art and painting, a spiritual program where people can gather to grow in their faith, and a large community area that can be used for cool events and sober parties or meetings. They offer training in boxing, fitness, weight lifting, art, as well as provide recovery coaching, sober gatherings and events, life skills training, community reentry services, job placement, spiritual mentoring, mental health support, and more!
Their vision (or paradigm) is that we are all ONE and that people who are looking for a new way of life can come and have fun, workout, spar, do art and express themselves in a positive way in order to unite, make new friends, build new habits, improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
ParadigmONE was founded and is run by a group of individuals that are currently heavily immersed in the Colorado recovery movement and are looking to expand proven strategies. ParadigmONE is located in the back of the plaza in SW corner right next door to the Buckeye AA Club. You can locate their calendar of events on their website.
Program Outside the Prisons!
Redemption Road Crossfit has been operating inside several of Colorado's prisons since February of 2017. You may have heard of them or even been in one of the classes. The great news is they're starting up classes on the outside! All are welcome to connect for a Crossfit workout. Everyone is welcome! The only qualification is having been incarcerated at some point in your life. Watch this space for more information as they develop their programs. To get started, email Aaron.firstname.lastname@example.org. They are currently partnering with The Phoenix gyms for locations.
gym, sober activities
2239 Champa Street Denver, CO 80205
The Phoenix is a sober active community for people recovering from a substance use disorder and those choosing to live a sober lifestyle. The only requirement for membership is 48 hours of continuous sobriety. After that all the events are free. They ask that all members follow the community standards and treat each other with respect and understanding. The events offered include climbing, hiking, running, strength training, yoga, mountain and road biking, and other social activities. All the equipment and instruction are provided. They have locations in Denver (which we link to using google maps) Colorado Springs, and partner with several gyms throughout Colorado. The Phoenix is also nationwide, with chapters in many states across the country. They offer in person local events, virtual live streaming events, as well as on-demand recorded workouts. Click on the website to learn more.
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