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LIFTing up 2017 – A Note From Our Founder

Posted on: December 11th, 2017 by Krista White No Comments

A push up is waking after a good night’s sleep. An apple is today’s healthy choice.  A jumping jack is a step forward. A carrot is seeing a new vision. 

A LIFT athlete is an individual on a better path.

LIFT Fitness Foundation gives those individuals with obstacles an opportunity to become these athletes with promise. Your donations make this possible.

As we bring 2017 to a close, we celebrate the impact of this building year:

For 2018, we need your help.

As we build on our success in 2017, we plan for the expansion of our programs to reach a greater number that benefit through the empowerment of health and fitness, and are able to sustain independence. We envision integration with employment placement organizations for our job seekers and housing solutions for our homeless.

LIFT- lifting spirits, improving bodies, feeding souls, transforming lives- It’s a simple mission…

As you consider your 2017 charitable contributions; help us begin our 2018 impact.

Thank you for your support-

Jim White


LIFTing the Veil on Homelessness

Posted on: May 24th, 2017 by Krista White No Comments
Sadness of boy in the city
Misconception #1: “Homeless people are lazy.”
“I’ve heard the personal stories of numerous people and admit having been surprised to learn that for many, the road to homelessness began with the loss of a job at which they’d worked hard for years and/or a series of circumstances beyond their control, such as serious illness or injury of themselves or a dependent,” says Jim White, “In many cases, they gave all they had to try to overcome the challenges but eventually ran out of resources. You just never know, and the truth is that, given the right set of circumstances, it could happen to any one of us.”
People who are homeless are typically among the most disconnected from their communities because they’re down and out, living in poverty and operating way below their personal potential. Others’ low opinions of them make it harder. But once you hear their stories, you start to change your mind about their specific situations.
Stay tuned for our insightful series of short video clips, starting in June. Meanwhile, you can help those who are working to get their lives back on track through our ongoing LIFT program. Sponsor one of our June 17 LIFTathon lifters, or become one, and raise a little love for the cause.

LIFT-a-thon 2017

Posted on: May 15th, 2017 by Krista White No Comments


(photo from LIFTathon 2016)

Join us in participating in our annual LIFT-A-THON in support of the Jim White Fitness Foundation’s LIFT Program.


We hope you can join us!