WHAT IS 48 FOR LIFE?
The short answer, we are a fitness focused sober support community. We provide barrier-free access to designated Crossfit WODs to anyone with 48 hours or more of recovery time and the desire to live a sober life.
HOW DOES 48 FOR LIFE USE MY DONATION?
48 For Life seeks donations through both private and public funding, federal and local grants, endowments, business sponsorship, and donations in-kind.
But what will you actually do with the money collected?
Non-profits run just like any other business only we need to raise capital through community support and funding.
There are many costs invlolved with a running a business and your donation to 48 For Life helps with items such as:
- Insurance with RRP: $3,600/year
- Promotional materials: $2,500
- Athlete Membership $1,500/athlete/year
- Our time and energy priceless: -lol.
- Grant Writing: $2,500
- Legal and Accounting: $2,500/year
- Fundraising: ??
- Staff: $65,000/year/staff member
- Certifications to expand program offering: $2,500-$4,500/year
- PHASE 1 Cost Estimate $75,000, not including the per member cost.
As 48 For Life grows and we will begin offering multiple classes a day. It takes a lot of work to network in the community and ask for donations. Remember, all of the funds that will be used to support 48 For Life needs to be raised through community funding, public and private grants, in-kind donations, and endowments.
Please contact us about Corporate Sponsorship today.
WHO IS 48 FOR LIFE DESIGNED FOR?
Anyone with 48 hours or more of recovery time with a desire to live a sober life is welcome to attend our Sober Sunday classes at CrossFit CDI free of charge.
Our Sober Sunday classes are designed to take beginners through CrossFit CDI’s Fundamentals Program. Each week we focus on a new movement or two then run through a beginner WOD (Workout Of the Day). Remember, while we all can use the extra work on our snatches and deadlifts, the classes are primarily designed for those in recovery and just starting out on their CrossFit journey. 48 For Life makes fun in recovery a serious sport!
WHY DID YOU CREATE 48 FOR LIFE?
We love our CrossFit community. It truly has become our family. The fun and support we openly give to each other is amazing. That community and support is something that is sorely lacking for some in recovery. We want to fill that gap by offering them New People, New Places, New Things.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "BARRIER-FREE"?
One of 48 For Life’s goals is to address any expressed or perceived barrier that would prevent someone in recovery from attending class. Do you need a ride? We’ll send an Uber. Do you need childcare for an hour? We’ll have someone to help. Need a pair of shoes? Covered. If someone wants to be there we will make it happen.
WHEN IS SOBER SUNDAY AND WHAT TIME?
Every Sunday (except holidays), 1pm-3pm. Of course we might miss a class or due to an occasional holiday or snow storm, flu, in-laws visiting, forgot to set an alarm, I drove Sue’s car and forgot my key, the usual stuff.
IF I AM A MEMBER OF CROSSFIT CDI CAN I ATTEND SOBER SUNDAY CLASSES?
Well, honestly that depends. We ask you to consider some of the following … Are you willing fill-out, acknowledge, and adhere to our code of conduct standard? These standards are in the works but basically there are a few keep concepts to understand.
You must have 48 hours of sober time from the use of any recreational drugs or alcohol, that is not negotiable for entrance. You should understand that people who are attending Sober Sunday are in recovery and seek to live a sober life. We are here to help and support those who acknowledge a substance use problem and are interested in building support within the context of fitness, CrossFit, and peer-to-peer sober support.
WHY DOES 48 FOR LIFE FOCUS ON CROSSFIT FOR WELLNESS?
- Physical Strength and Health – There are numerous studies pointing to the fact exercise contributes to overall health and wellness, not to mention greater physical strength.
- Natural Boost – Exercising increases the release of natural endorphins. Unlike drugs and alcohol that raise endorphins to extreme levels, exercise provides an appropriate amount of stimulation without the negative side effects that drugs or alcohol elicit. This makes exercise a safe and healthy way to feel good.
- The Sense of Accomplishment – Self-esteem takes a big hit during addiction, and even routine goals and responsibilities become difficult to handle. Setting and achieving fitness goals provides proof that you’re regaining control of your life.
- Emotional Outlet – Exercise provides a healthy way to release strong emotions and reduce stress in general.
- Meditation in Motion – Intense workouts keep your mind focused on the challenge of the present moment, making for a great mindfulness practice. Physical activity that is repetitive allows the mind to wander and reflect.
- Sober Community – Connecting with a group of people who share your enthusiasm for a particular exercise gives you a community of sober people to hang out with
- Boredom Buster – Those recovering from addiction often find themselves struggling to find healthy ways to fill their free time. A fun exercise routine provides a welcome go-to activity when boredom comes knocking.
- Better Sleep – A tired body falls asleep faster, stays asleep longer and feels more rested in the morning.
- Great Body – Having a body that looks and feels great is a wonderful feeling.
- Positive Outlook – Those who exercise regularly often experience increased self-confidence and a more positive outlook on life in general, giving them a stronger emotional foundation for handling all of life’s challenges, including substance cravings