• 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.

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.

Upcoming Events

2021 LIFTathon – July 18th

As of Saturday July 17, at 11:00am we are ON, rain or shine! 

LIFTathon invites individuals and teams to show off their strength (and muscles) in support of the 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.

Your support of LIFTathon through sponsorship and participation allows LIFT to reach more individuals in need through fitness and nutrition education during our 60-day program of empowerment. LIFT some weight to help others lose weight… And gain the confidence they need to transform their lives!

Registration is closed at this time. If you still want to participate, you can stop by the event on Sunday from 12-3 and cheer on the competitors!