• 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.

2023 Fundraising Events

2023 LIFTathon: Sunday, June 11th 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.

NEW EVENT! Denim, Diamonds, and Dumbbells: LIFT’s Night to End Homelessness

LIFT invites you to enjoy a dazzling 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 20th 2023, at 6pm
Location: Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club

2023 VB2NYC – LIFT’s Relay to End Homelessness: Team of 14 Runners and 8 Drivers go 350+ Miles on behalf of LIFT athletes

Dates: November 11-12, 2023
Location: 2 RVs, 2 lead cars, 14 runners, and 8 drivers traveling across Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York!