How do you give back to the community?

We believe that health and wellness is a universal right. We work diligently to reach out and help those who aren’t able to access our program and community. You can read our full statement here.

We’re proud to be active in creating healthy change for our community through two programs:


UliftU is a 501c3 that prepares citizens returning from prison for careers in the fitness industry. Once certified, our graduates both work and coach at Subversus. They also run free classes in the areas of Philadelphia with the highest incidence of early death from chronic diseases and unemployment. UliftU also works in the prison system pre-release, so they can come home and begin working in the community.

Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers is a free class held on the first Sunday of each month for members of the LGBTQ+ community to come to Subversus to experience what a supportive fitness experience can look like. Taught by a peer Coach, this class seeks to demonstrate that fitness can be a transformative tool for anyone. Through this program we also offer scholarship memberships for LGBTQ+ individuals who demonstrate need and want to start training with Subversus.

Subversus Scholarship Program

We offer one sliding scale membership (down to zero dollars) for every 40 members that we have. We accept applications for these spots on a rolling basis and you can learn more information along with our application by clicking here.