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[su_column size=”3/4″ center=”no” class=””]2021 Catalyst Award Finalist
Centinel Financial Group, LLC
Royal Alliance – Advisor Group
Wellstrong, Inc. is a fitness and wellness community for people in recovery from substance abuse disorder. The organization was founded by Amy Doherty in 2016 and offers a safe, supportive, sober environment for individuals to participate in activities that have been shown to reduce the rates of relapse. Wellstrong offers yoga classes seven days a week, meditation every morning, recovery meetings, spin and pound classes, and a running club that meets twice a week. Through a community of peers, members create healthy lifestyles that help lead to a sustainable, fulfilling life in recovery.
Amy Doherty has a personal connection to addiction and recovery as both her father and brother struggled with substance abuse at different points throughout her life. Amy firmly believes that exercise can play a transformative role in allowing people to change their lives for the better and her commitment to Wellstrong is extraordinary. Amy regularly devotes 20 hours per week in a voluntary capacity as the organization’s executive director and serves on its board – running operations, championing fundraising, and mentoring staff members working to sustain their own recovery. Amy brought her vision for Wellstrong to life and has impacted the lives of more than 1,500 individuals through exercise and personal wellness.