• 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.
  • 29,936,899 steps is transforming lives. Read more about <a href="/our-impact" title="Our Impact">our impact.</a>
  • 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.


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.

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The LIFT Fitness Foundation is proud to announce its support of a fundraiser relay from the new Housing Resource Center on Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach to Healing Transitions in Raleigh, N.C. to kick off the new LIFT chapter. Formerly called “White House to White House,” the LIFT OFF Run is a 200-mile, 36-hour relay with 12 volunteers running on Saturday, November 10th through Sunday, November 11th. The relay is designed to bring greater awareness to the homeless and hunger crisis in our nation. The goal is to raise funds supporting services the Foundation currently provides in the Hampton Roads community and services that will be added for the community of Raleigh, NC in 2019. “We wanted to be heard, we wanted the homeless population to be recognized and not swept underneath the rug,” said Jim White, Founder of the LIFT Fitness Foundation. “And what better way to do that than to use the gifts we have and the health message we speak daily and run to Raleigh to kick off our new LIFT chapter”

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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.