The mission of the LIFT Fitness Foundation is to create a foundation of wellness to empower individuals in need. LIFT Fitness Foundation is expanding Raleigh in 2018. Our focus is to transform the lives of those in need. The motivation provided by the LIFT staff 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, to be accountable to someone, and most importantly prove to themselves that they can overcome resistance, push past obstacles and make better choices. The LIFT Program contributes to each participant’s job readiness by providing resume writing and interview skills coaching sessions, as well as consultations with vocational specialists to improve their knowledge of job opportunities in the community. The LIFT program focuses on motivating each participant to grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually which empowers them to believe in themselves and pursue employment with increased confidence.
"I had the honor of working with Jim White for 3 weeks of my dietetic internship this spring. During my rotation I was able to attend a LIFT graduation and was moved to tears as a past graduate told his story. I continue to be amazed by all the incredible things dietitians are doing across the country and when I saw LIFT in action, I knew I wanted to be a part of helping it grow. Raleigh, NC has a very large homeless population and am thrilled to be a part of helping those individuals in my community improve their lives through nutrition and fitness. I believe exercise and diet can have a profound effect on peoples lives, and to be able to share that with my local community through LIFT is something I could have only dreamed of until I met Jim and witnessed LIFT VB." - Elizabeth Hurley, LIFT Raleigh Program Director