The classes we offer include:
- Group yoga classes facilitated by a licensed Yoga Therapist
- Group workouts with an experienced fitness trainer
- Outdoor exercise-oriented excursions
- An introduction to pain management through stretching and massage
At Guardian IOP our main goal is setting clients up for success in sobriety once they transition out of our clinical program and return to fully independent living. Having a structured fitness routine in place is immensely beneficial, and can mean the difference between relapse and continued recovery.
The Importance of Physical Health
Many treatment programs focus exclusively on intensive therapeutic intervention and emotional regulation. However, in order for mental and emotional health to be maintained, the physical body must be nourished and taken care of. At Guardian IOP we offer an integrated approach to treatment, putting a strong emphasis on physical health. Many men and women who are new to sobriety must re-learn how to take care of themselves, having lost hold of the fundamentals of self-care while active in their addictions. Sticking to a structured fitness routine can be difficult at first, but doing so is extremely rewarding and helps clients foster a vital sense of self-assurance and group morale. We encourage our clients to explore their own interests when it comes to fitness, ultimately developing a plan for continuing care that incorporates regular exercise.