“As an alcoholic in recovery and a personal trainer, it is my dream to help other recovering alcoholics and addicts use fitness as an outlet for strengthening their recovery.” – Scott Edwards
Scott’s new project, a non-profit called Strength in Sobriety, is worthy of your support! Check out our interview with him below.
Using exercise as a modality to help treat addiction is the basis of his plan. More than that, exercise and lifting provides an abundance of other health benefits (as we all know). As a recovering alcoholic, Scott feels it is one of his duties to give back to alcoholics and addicts who are still suffering. He has come up with a way to use exercise as a means of either supplementing other therapies or as a stand-alone option for those who seek something a little out of the box.
Scott has started a non-profit called Strength in Sobriety to fill this role. He is seeking generous donations in order to provide free training and gym memberships to those within our community who are in active recovery. The main stipulation is sobriety in order to qualify for the membership. The idea comes from a group in Reno, Nevada called Reps for Recovery which has had quite a bit of success serving that community.
Scott has started a GoFundMe page to help offset the cost such an endeavor. He is looking to secure capital in order to launch his idea and to carry through the first year. Funds will go towards:
1. Securing gym space.
2. Memberships for those in recovery (temporarily as people progress through recovery).
3. Payroll for coaches, trainers, etc.
Any donation you can make, whether small or large, will go to good use and be greatly appreciated! Even if you can’t afford to donate, sharing his Facebook page will go a long way towards spreading his mission. Finally, if you know anyone who may benefit from such a program, feel free to reach out to Scott through his Facebook account or contact us directly. Because of the sensitive nature of this disease, Scott’s program is focused on growing primarily through word of mouth.
Jackson, WY is home to an abundance of nonprofits. We have a very generous and charitable community here, and we believe Strength in Sobriety is worthy of your time and support. Let’s face it, alcoholism is a disease that has impacted nearly everyone in one way or another! Let’s join together to help Scott Edwards as he strives to support those in active recovery.