One Push-Up at a Time –
Nov 20, 2018 – The nonprofit was founded in 2006 by 33-year-old triathlete and climber Scott Strode after experiencing firsthand how sports and adventure outings assisted in his own recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The Phoenix offers a variety of workout classes and hosts outdoor group activities like bike rides and hikes. It’s all free—the only requirement is that participants have been sober for at least 48 hours. Soon Mielke gave in to Mike’s pestering and tagged along with him to her first CrossFit session. “I wanted to have the courage to try things,” she says. Like every class at the gym, hers began with an icebreaker, where people said their names and shared a fact about themselves with the group.