Our History 

Fitness in Recovery began as a grassroots organization in December 2015. It formally incorporated as a non-profit in June 2018. Today FIR is an official 501(c)3 non-profit that utilizes specifically designed movement sequencing as dosed-exercise to provide hedonic rehabilitation and accelerate systemic addiction & behavioral health recovery.

Over the last 4+ years we have expanded into three different divisions: Community, FIR On Campus, and FIR Medical. In our community division we offer a workout every day of the week at three distinct locations in the Philadelphia suburbs. FIR On Campus is offered at the University of Pennsylvania and is open to all undergraduate and graduate students in the Greater Philadelphia area. FIR Medical is offered at The Wedge Recovery Centers in South Philadelphia twice a week.

Over the course of one month we offer 40+ workouts in five separate locations to 100+ women and men, ages 18 to 70+, ranging from 1 day sober to over 30+ years sober. Our participants come from all walks of life and are of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Most of our members never did a single tire flip, box jump, or dead lift before joining Fitness in Recovery.

We pride ourselves in offering donation-based workouts that are led by highly trained instructors who have a profound commitment to recovery and service.

To learn more about our workouts, visit our Workout Page.