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The Phoenix

Support sober active communities in New York City!

The Phoenix NYC builds sober active communities that fuel resilience and harness the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover, and live. We're looking for volunteer certified or experienced group fitness instructors to lead community-based fitness events for our sober active community. Group Fitness at The Phoenix includes a wide range of disciplines that share the intention of overall physical well-being in a group setting.

If you have a background in instructing group fitness, have experience in recovery, or live a sober lifestyle, or have a strong passion and commitment to social justice and mental health, and want to help your community, we want to hear from you!

The following are examples of fitness disciplines to instruct:

  • Dance - including but not limited to ballet, hip hop, functional movement, or others
  • Shadowboxing
  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  • Bootcamp
  • Strength Training
  • Bodyweight Classes

As a Volunteer Group Fitness Instructor, you:

  • Have experience and/or are certified in your discipline area. Certifications are not always necessary, but experience in leading group fitness classes is
  • Are available for 1-hour sometime between 10am - 1:30pm weekly on Wednesdays. This opportunity takes place on Wellness Wednesdays at the Prospect Plaza Community Center
  • Commit to long term volunteering, ideally 3 months
  • Complete a 2-hour online training. This can be completed at your own pace (i.e. can be stopped and restarted)
  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Do a background check. Recognizing that we come from different experiences, a record doesn’t automatically disqualify you from volunteering
  • Help spread the word and bring a friend or 2 to help drive attendance!

Interested? Want to learn more or have questions? Click "I Want to Help" above, or visit

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About The Phoenix


2239 CHAMPA ST, DENVER, CO 80205, US

Mission Statement

The Phoenix offers a free sober active community to individuals who have suffered from a substance use disorder and to those who choose a sober life. Using a peer support model, we help members heal and rebuild their lives while also striving to eliminate stigma around recovery.


The ultimate impact Phoenix seeks is to help individuals not only achieve sobriety, but to thrive in recovery. The Phoenix Model is unique because of its non-clinical approach that uses the power of human connection and positive coping mechanisms through physical activity to help people heal from the underlying causes of addiction.

Phoenix peer instructors use an experiential approach that leverages innate goal-setting association with engagement in physical activities while facilitating a positive and supportive experience, allowing team members to shed the defense mechanisms that have historically kept them isolated. By bringing people together, Phoenix creates a community where people can heal, obtain essential life skills, and practice effective social interaction. Research suggests facilitating physical activity, social connection and community are potent strategies for promoting health and healing from disease.

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We'll work with your schedule.


1835 Sterling PlaceBrooklyn, NY 11233



  • Coaching
  • Dance / Aerobics
  • Mental Health
  • Fitness Instruction




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour weeklyn on Wednesdays sometime between 10am and 1:30pm

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