• Join us for food, fun and fitness at the 2018 <a href="/liftathon" title="LIFTathon">LIFTathon!</a>
  • People in need are no different than us. Some were just never given hope or taught to believe in themselves.
  • Sometimes all it takes is a break, an opportunity, a chance, a LIFT in the right direction.
  • Our LIFT program inspires people to be better, do better and live better.
  • Get involved today to help us <strong>L</strong>ift spirits, <strong>I</strong>mprove bodies, <strong>F</strong>eed souls and <strong>T</strong>ransform lives.
Giving Back. Making a Difference.
Giving Back. Making a Difference.

2018 LIFTathon

Do you want to help us lift spirits by lifting weights? (Or lifting forks!)

Join us June 3rd for our 2018 LIFTathon and brunch at LunaSea on 22nd St at the Oceanfront from 11AM to 3PM. Your participation and donations will help us “turn lifts into gifts” and reach more of the underserved in our community. Read more about all the fun activities.


Giving is the greatest virtue in life. It keeps our world going and fuels the mind, body and soul. We, at the LIFT Fitness Foundation, have been blessed with God-given talents and want to use our skills to help those in need build a better quality of life. The mission of the LIFT Fitness Foundation is to create a foundation of wellness to empower individuals in need.

Meet our team.

While teaching our JWFNS Boot Camp at the Virginia Beach oceanfront one morning, Jim took notice of a person sleeping on a bench and it was apparent this person was homeless. This person, like so many others, was living in despair and running low on hope. Jim decided to do something. Learn more.



Your donations are needed to provide healthy snacks, athletic wear (shorts, shirts and shoes), provide incentives, education and employment assistance and more. Please consider donating today.


Our Corporate Sponsors are essential partners in our mission to help people get back on their feet in our community. Learn more.


Do you need hands-on experience in your chosen field? Need a few class credits? Great! LIFT is the internship program for you. Learn more.


There are many reasons to volunteer with LIFT – because you care about people’s needs, you want to join the fight against homelessness, you want to meet and work with people who share your vision. We welcome your helping hands.