''I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”

- John Muir


Meet Scott Strode

On the road to recovery from his drug & alcohol addiction, Scott found self-confidence and a new identity in sports. “Every time I stood on top of a mountain or crossed a finish line, I was a little more a climber, and a little less an addict."

Today, Scott is not only a triathlete and mountaineer, he’s the Founder and National Executive Director of The Phoenix: A free sober active community that helps individuals rise, recover and live through the power of fitness and community. The Phoenix is based on Scott's own discovery that a healthy, active lifestyle has a transformative effect on long-term sobriety.


About The Phoenix

Since 2006, The Phoenix free sober active community has inspired more than 22,000 people across America to believe they have the strength to rise from the ashes of addiction through the support of those who are walking that very same path. From CrossFit and climbing, to hiking, running, cycling, yoga and more, we believe fostering human connections in mental, physical and spiritual fitness is a powerful way to rebuild wounded bodies and spirits and restore hope. 

The only membership fee is 48 hours of sobriety… And we’re here for you when you’re ready because together, we are stronger than addiction!

Learn more about The Phoenix here.


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Will you rise with us? It costs just over a $1 a day for an individual to participate in our programs. Donate now to help a new team member rise, recover and live through The Phoenix.