Portland Treatment Center Introduces Cross-Fit Program as Tool to Fight Addiction

BLVD Treatment Center in Portland is now offering clients access to its new “Recovery CrossFit” physical exercise program as a means to help them overcome substance abuse addiction.

By teaming with CrossFit X-Factor of Portland, BLVD Treatment can give its clients the opportunity to participate in an organized, inclusive fitness plan.

Physical activity, and specifically CrossFit, provides a well-structured, healthy outlet for recovering addicts. Members who participate in the program are less likely to relapse, more likely to overcome their addiction and learn that a healthy, happy mind and healthy body go hand in hand.

CrossFit is both a physical exercise philosophy and a competitive fitness sport, incorporating elements of high-intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, kettlebells, gymnastics, calisthenics, and other exercises.

It emphasizes fitness, nutrition, and community, and, because CrossFit is a broad, general, and inclusive program, it’s a perfect match for recovering substance abusers.

One client said, “Recovery CrossFit helped rebuild my confidence, lose weight, and overcome my dependence on alcohol.”

“I never realized how much physical exercise impacted my mental state. All the hard work I put into Recovery CrossFit has helped me to avoid temptation, as it’s such a step backward,” said another.

BLVD Treatment Centers know that a truly sustainable recovery requires a powerful shift of one’s core perceptions and belief systems. CrossFit is an innovative tool available for clients to allow them to navigate the choppy waters of early rehabilitation and recovery.

Combined with innovative methodology and modalities, BLVD helps its clients create a life with new opportunities, positive belief systems, a strong and loving community, and a restored sense of self.

By Mckenzie Santa Maria from IV Daily

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