ROCovery cuts ribbon on new outreach center

May 01, 2017 08:31 PM

Volunteers for a non-profit that promotes fitness and sobriety has opened a new center in a converted century-old firehouse.

The group has converted the building on Dewey Avenue to an indoor location for ROCovery Fitness. They cut the ribbon on the new center Monday morning. Sober activities will be held on one side of the "clubhouse" while the other side is for working out in a group setting.

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ROCovery Fitness is all about wellness and focusing on physical activity which leaders say spurs healing of the mind, body and spirit.

“We are the first sober-active community in the state and, as far as we know, only the second in the country," says Yana Khashper. "It's a simple program with great outcomes, great results."

The concept behind ROCovery Fitness really started with simple, outdoor activities two years ago. The organizers invited other friends in recovery to join them for hikes and park workouts and it's evolved from there.

Now, there will be 24-hour support offered at the ROCovery location at 1035 Dewey Avenue. For more information, click here.


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