LIFT helps those in need feel like they are a part of something, holds them accountable and most importantly, helps prove to themselves that they can overcome resistance, push past obstacles and make better choices which in turn, improves their life.
The LIFT program was designed to help motivate, energize and inspire others to believe in themselves, unleashing their full potential. In each lift session we motivate members to push forward and create a more positive mindset. We have seen our participants gain confidence which has inspired them to get jobs, improve their health, and lift their spirits in all areas of their life.
LIFT sessions include cardiovascular, strength, yoga and other exercise modalities with workouts geared for any fitness level. Our highly credentialed trainers lead group exercise and our volunteers participate offering motivation during each session. LIFT tracks participants’ progress by recording their weight, strength, flexibility and cardiovascular recovery from beginning to end. We also give them pedometers to track their steps taken when not in session. At our closing ceremony, we recognize Athlete achievements giving awards for perfect attendance, most pounds lost, most steps taken, and more. The exercise piece of LIFT is vital in helping to improve our participants’ bodies and lives.
Nutrition is a large part of the health equation which is why LIFT incorporates nutrition education and provides cooking demonstrations for the participants. We teach them what to eat, when to eat and what foods will help nourish their body to improve overall health. We have Registered Dietitians, Nutritionists and Professional Chefs come in to teach participants how to cook, shop on a budget and know the appropriate portions of food to get and stay healthy. In addition, we provide healthy snacks and recipes to our participants to help feed their souls nutritionally.
LIFT aims to transform the lives of those in need. The motivation provided by the LIFT staff and volunteers combined with the exercise instruction and nutrition education helps improve each members physique, stress level, sleep, confidence, energy and overall health. We help those in need feel like they are a part of something, and prove to themselves that they can overcome resistance, push past obstacles and make better choices. LIFT focuses on motivating each participant to grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually which empowers them to believe in themselves and pursue next steps – like employment, housing, reconnecting with family, sobriety and more – with increased confidence.
LIFT PROGRAM SCHEDULE
LIFT partners with other organizations in the community to present 30, 60 or 90 day programs. Athletes meet 2 times per week during the program period. Depending on the program length, LIFT focuseses on the following: