About The Phoenix
We are The Phoenix, and since 2006, our free sober active community has inspired more than 26,000 people across America to believe they have the strength to rise from the ashes of addiction through the support of those who are walking that very same path.
There is something about ascending your first summit that makes you feel like anything is possible. A glimmer of hope arises within that makes you believe that you can beat substance use disorder. From CrossFit and climbing, to hiking, running, cycling, yoga and more, we believe fostering human connections in mental, physical and spiritual fitness is a powerful way to rebuild wounded bodies and spirits and restore hope.
The only membership fee is 48 hours of continuous sobriety… And we’re here for you when you’re ready, because together we are stronger…
Together We Rise
Beyond overcoming the physical, mental and spiritual challenges of recovery, we know the hardest part can be breaking away from the people and places that surrounded one during addiction. Whether it’s finding new friends at home or starting over in a new city, this critical phase of recovery can leave people utterly isolated when they are most in need of connection.
That’s why The Phoenix harnesses the transformative power of community to give people in recovery the support they so desperately need. Whether you’re 10 years sober, just starting down the path to recovery or supporting someone who has made the decision to get clean and sober, our community is full of people who not only understand what you’re going through, but are ready, willing and able to give you the support to rise above addiction/substance use disorder…
All you have to do is take the first step through our doors.
Stronger Than Stigma
The stigma around addiction and recovery can create isolation and shame. We aim to shatter those stigmas from the inside out by helping our members establish their sober identity and imagine new possibilities for their lives through fitness and community. Each class helps individuals become less defined by their substance use disorder and identify more as runners, yogis, climbers or boxers. Phoenix Team Members overcome isolation by fostering human relationships that endure long after the workout ends.
Whether we’re sharing our stories in the gym or turning heads in our “SOBER” shirts in the community, we empower members to be proud of and talk openly about their sobriety. By openly sharing our stories of hope, we show the suffering that they’re not alone and, most importantly, inspire them to seek help without fear of judgment.
Rise With Us
The goal of The Phoenix is to help as many people as possible find a clear path to recovery, so we make every effort to remove any barriers to getting involved with our community — this includes financial barriers. We host daily, FREE classes and events where the only requirement to attend is at least 48 hours of continuous sobriety. We also provide all necessary gear to make the activities accessible, as the equipment required for the disciplines we teach is often expensive and can deter people from taking up certain activities.
We understand that walking into one of our gyms for the first time can be intimidating. Before coming to The Phoenix, many of our members had never stepped into a gym or been tied into a climbing rope. That’s why we host classes ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert that are led by highly trained peer instructors who will meet you where you are on your fitness and recovery journey.
We believe that fulfillment in sobriety is found through dreaming what’s possible in recovery and by giving back. We don’t just take you along for the ride, we also equip you with the skills necessary to live your sober dreams with The Phoenix community. Many of our members go on to become volunteer instructors and find work at The Phoenix or in the fitness or recovery field.
Though we do not charge for membership, we do ask that members sign a Team Member Agreement to help establish a healthy, positive and safe environment at our gyms and events. The agreement includes things like a 48-hour sobriety policy, no tobacco use at events, and appropriate behavior among team members designed to create a supportive and nurturing environment space.
The Phoenix Boxing will teach you the fundamentals and techniques involved in this discipline. This program is aimed for all skill levels, from first timers to the advanced fighter. Our boxing coaches pride themselves on taking their time with each athlete to ensure that he/she is learning this sport properly and efficiently!
“What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.”
– Alice Miller
Workforce Development Program
The Workforce Development Program allows The Phoenix Team Members to pursue a career path in health and wellness. Our experienced coaches and mentors help Trainees to prepare for the NASM personal training certification exam or the CrossFit Level 1 exam. After passing the exam, Trainees gain valuable work experience by coaching Per Ignem CrossFit classes and working one-on-one with personal training clients. There are several requirements to participate, including a minimum of six months sobriety, six months participation with The Phoenix, and demonstrated adherence to our Mission and Code of Conduct. For more information, email Thomas Lee
Volunteer Programs & Opportunities
The Volunteer Program is an essential part of all The Phoenix operations. In order to provide daily events free of charge and to continue our expansion in Colorado and the rest of the country, we need a lot of help. The Phoenix is almost funded entirely through grants and individual donations, and volunteering is an extension of this willingness to give. We believe that volunteering and being of service to others is beneficial in working toward the formation of a positive sober identity. Volunteer opportunities are plentiful at The Phoenix and might include any of the following: seconding an instructor at active event, helping put together mailings to be sent out, working at an aid station for a race, supporting staff during a multisport trip, prepping for the opening of a new building, cleaning and organizing The Phoenix gear, spreading the mission of The Phoenix at an outreach event… the list goes on.
Through volunteering, The Phoenix members further strengthen not only their own recovery but the recovery of hundreds of others. Volunteerism is highly encouraged both for The Phoenix and other community organizations. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact The Phoenix office