Wylie Belasik

Owner and Coach
Wylie Belasik

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • USAW Level 1 Coach
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • XPT Performance Breathing Certified Coach
  • Founder and Executive Director, UliftU
  • Two time Ironman World Championship qualifier (competed in 2013)
  • 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championship qualifier
  • In 2014 was ranked top 50 in the world in the Ironman world rankings for age group 30-34
  • Marathon PR of 2:31, Half marathon PR of 1:11, 5k of 15:31
  • Completed the Wellington to Auckland Bike Challenge in 2011, a 700k bicycle stage race in New Zealand over 7 days.
  • 2017 Be Well Philly Health Hero Finalist
  • CrossFit Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council Member

Bio

I am fortunate to own Subversus Fitness and am also the Founder of a non-profit, UliftU. However, more importantly than whatever those titles mean on a given day, using sport as a tool for social change has been and continues to be my professional and personal pursuit.

Currently, we face an ever growing public health crisis of chronic diseases made worse by unequal access to care, a lack of representation in resources and failures to provide inclusive leadership. Through working in cities across the country and prison over the last 12 years to help fight those crises using sport and fitness programs, I’ve learned two things. People want to be well. People do not have a level playing field to do so. My goal is that my career and actions may be to help fix those issues by leveraging resources, creating space and taking meaningful action. Subversus is our site of power to that end.

Personally, I’m also an endurance enthusiast with a questionable overhead squat. In 2012, I signed up for my first bike race. It happened to last 7 days. In New Zealand. I’m not great at moderation. I’ve raced and finished 5 Ironman triathlons including the World Championships in 2013. I enjoy the pursuit of discovery through difficulty. And watching people get their first muscle up.

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