Rick Metzler

Physical Trainer

Rick Metzler began his martial arts training by taking a Shotokon Karate class at the local community center when he was nine years old. He trained and sampled several different systems such as Tang Soo Do, Kung Fu San Soo and Muay Thai before finding a home with world-renowned fighter and mixed martial arts trainer Grandmaster John Hackleman. Today, Metzler is an eighth-degree black belt in The Pit Malibu’s Hawaiian Kempo as well as a third-degree black belt in Filipino stick and knife fighting and a third-degree black belt in Filipino stick submissions.

Metzler’s workouts and overall philosophy will get you closer to your goals of ultimate fitness and conditioning. Having fun and staying healthy is key to longevity in the martial arts, and if you can do that while gaining tools that will translate to real life situations, then you have a system that is worth your time and effort to learn.

For more than 25 years, Metzler has worked extensively with the children of Malibu, both as a preschool teacher and as a therapist working with teenagers and adults within the residential treatment environment. His experience also includes teaching swimming, surfing and working as a lifeguard as well as being a registered AYSO coach, referee and certified safe haven provider.


Dear Friends,

On November 10, 2018, the Woolsey Fire destroyed The Canyon at Peace Park’s treatment facility. At this time, The Canyon at Peace Park is not accepting patients for any services. We arranged for the safe and seamless discharge or transition of all patients when we were forced to evacuate due to the fire.

For over 12 years, The Canyon at Peace Park has been privileged to provide integrated treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders to patients across the nation. Our main focus has always been on our patients and their success. We have served hundreds of patients and their families, providing exclusive treatment and services for a wide range of behavioral health and addiction issues.

Our trained, compassionate staff has been committed to delivering quality patient care with dignity and respect, with the goal of helping our patients return to their communities as healthier individuals. We are extremely proud of the sacrifices of those who worked every day, often under challenging circumstances, to positively impact our patients’ lives.

We thank the physicians and staff for their expertise and dedication in providing high quality, compassionate treatment and care to the patients we have served.

We look forward to carrying on The Canyon at Peace Park’s legacy through our outpatient locations in Santa Monica and Encino. Foundations Recovery Network also has other residential and outpatient facilities around the country offering the same high quality of service you’ve come to expect from us.

If you need help finding treatment, please visit foundationsrecoverynetwork.com or call for more information.

To request medical records please contact UHS-NRO Records Department. Fax a copy of the completed/signed ROI form to FAX# (615)-997-1200 or it can be emailed to [email protected] If you need additional guidance on medical records, please call (615) 312-5834


The Canyon at Peace Park Leadership Team