• 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. LIFT Fitness Foundation’s mission is to create a foundation of wellness to empower individuals in need.

Meet our team.

While teaching boot camp at the Virginia Beach oceanfront one morning, Jim White 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), incentives, education, 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.

2024 Fundraising Events

2024 Annual Party: LIFT’s Masquerade Party to End Homelessness

LIFT invites you to our 2nd Annual Party to enjoy a night of entertainment, dining, and dancing, all in support of LIFT Fitness Foundation’s mission to transform lives and end homelessness in Hampton Roads.

Date: Friday, October 18th 2024, from 6pm – 10pm
Location: Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club

2024 VB2NYC – LIFT’s Relay to End Homelessness: Team of 14 Runners and 8 Drivers go 350+ Miles on behalf of LIFT athletes

Dates: November 9-10, 2024
Location: 2 RVs, 2 lead cars, 14 runners, and 8 drivers traveling across Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York!

Past Events

Leap of Faith Skydiving Event: Saturday, May 4th, 2024 at the Skydive Suffolk

Join us for an exhilarating fundraiser to empower individuals in need throughout Hampton Roads. An unforgettable experience of soaring through the skies for a great cause. But the excitement doesn’t end with the jump! On the ground, we’ll have food and drink trucks offering a variety of delicious options, along with plenty of other entertainment. This event is not just about the thrill of skydiving; it’s a leap towards making a significant difference in the lives of those we serve.

2024 LIFTathon: Sunday, June 9th 11AM-4PM at the Shack

LIFTathon invites individuals and teams to show off their strength (and muscles) in support of LIFT Fitness Foundation. LIFT is a non-profit organization helping individuals through its holistic wellness programs offered at no cost to our community’s most vulnerable neighbors.