B. Adult Male
"The CrossFit program has had a very positive impact on my teen, who struggles with depression and low confidence.
Not only is my teen increasing their physical strength and health, but their mental health is currently stable.
The community is supportive and has created a space they look forward to going each week to change their focus."
"As a clinical social worker, a mother of three, and a member of Guilford Athletic Center for over 5 years, I can’t speak highly enough of this program.
Being someone who works with teens struggling with their mental health, as well as someone who is in recovery from an eating disorder, I place great importance on a positive support network, education on fitness and healthy eating, and finding a place that brings you happiness.
To me Guilford Athletic Center embodies all these things and more. I love bringing my three girls to such an open community to teach them the importance of a strong mind and body."
"The Guilford Athletic Center program has helped my child manage their anxiety and depression.
I came across Clint and his program of connecting mental health and physical fitness at a time when my teenager needed it the most.
My teen has always struggled with social anxiety but since COVID my teen had spiraled into a deep depression. Due to their social anxiety, traditional therapy was something they were not willing to engage in.
Looking for alternative treatments I came across Guilford Athletic Center and their mental health mind body connection.
With the support of Clint and his staff, my teen has been able to manage their depression and continues every day to work through social anxiety, utilizing physical health as a treatment of recovery.
This program is a great alternative for kids who don't want the traditional therapy or need something on top of the traditional therapy to help with mind body health."
"The Recovery Move program helps us achieve total wellness. When I walk in, I feel like I'm coming home to my fun and wacky family. Everyone is motivated to help each other with anything.
The owner, Clint, has members personally move, given us equipment, and held free COVID workouts outdoors just to make sure we've got our head on straight. The coaches and the members really care about each other. I work in a very stressful environment, and it's hard for me to let go of my work. But, the Coaches will meet with me out of the blue to work out, help me achieve a goal, or hang out.
Even when we're not at the gym, they show up for me. In fact, this year, we all did a 5k together on my birthday, which is usually a weird time for me. I have never been stronger or happier than when I'm working out with my Recovery Move family.
I feel genuinely lucky that I found this program and the people in it. Over the past year, I have improved my overall mood, made lifelong friends, and I went from being totally unable to complete a workout using the lowest weight imaginable to deadlifting 175 lbs. I am constantly improving physically, spiritually, and mentally.
My membership has been sponsored during my time at Recovery Move. I am a student working for minimum wage, and there is no way I could afford CrossFit or any wellness program without help from Recovery Move donations. I would be totally depressed and anxious during the pandemic and school without this outlet. The fellowship from the meetings, the workouts, and the community events keep me mentally and physically healthy.
In the immortal words of Elle Woods, "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands; they just don't."
Military Personnel, Student
“This was a life-changer for me.”
“The big thing is just showing up. Then the magic happens.”
B. (adult male)
“I have suffered for years …drinking wine to cope and dull my feelings was getting worse and worse as time went by causing a lot of problems for me in many aspects of my life. What is so exceptional about the Guilford Athletic Center is that four days a week there is a support group meeting directly after a great workout-right in the gym. It’s a one-tow punch for any issue.
I feel connected, healthy, and so very hopeful. This program has turned my life around.”
M. (adult female)
“This isn’t just a place to workout, It’s a community. Coach Clint and Coach Emily are amazing people, opening their doors to every level of fitness from first timers to those experienced in CrossFit.
Being transgender, I was really self-conscious working out with others, but the environment and coaches made me feel instantly comfortable. I’m proud to call the people here my friends.”
Q. (transgender youth)
Sponsor a teen facing depression, addiction, loss or grief - to attend our summer youth program.
$45 sponsors a teen for one week of programming
$175 sponsors a teen for a month of programming
$525 sponsors a teen for June, July & August
They get fitness classes, meditation and coping skills classes and can attend facilitated recovery meetings - plus a nutrition counseling session.
Sponsor 5 kids for $2,625