Lift Up program is catered to recovering individuals looking to improve their lives through CrossFit and community. Lift Up is a safe, supportive & physically active environment for those who are recovering from addiction, alcoholism & anyone currently dealing with mental health issues.
Each week, individuals will go through a casual group check in followed by a Crossfit WOD (work out of the day!). These WODs are scalable and geared to ANY & ALL fitness levels.
With regular attendance individuals can see physical & psychological benefits including;
- In early sobriety, it’s a simply a healthy & positive place to turn to.
- New friends & new habits
- Discipline & structure in your life
- To set and achieves goals
- Help cope with day to day struggles
- And above all, a community to help you get through it TOGETHER
Every Wednesday at 1:30pm at the Academy of Lions. FREE for anyone at any stage in their recovery!
LIFT UP COACH AMo
Amo joined the Academy 8 years ago through one of its first programs. At the time of joining, he was a homeless 19 year old youth at 310lbs , completely out of shape, drug using, battling depression and dealing with a severe social anxiety disorder.
“I saw CrossFit as a stepping stone to turning my life around and changing for the better. The Academy of Lions helped me overcome my mental health at its worse and clean up lots of bad habits, allowing me to manage my life better. I see the great value a program like Lift Up can help those dealing with addiction, alcoholism and struggling with mental health. I hope to help participants dealing with these issues by using fitness as one of the foundations to their journey in recovery."
Amedeo is currently working at the Academy as Community Manager and Coaches classes on a regular basis along with Lift Up. He still practices CrossFit and hopes to one day make Regionals.