This isn't a gym. This is an effort.

“For nearly 10 years, I worked in communities around the country trying to address the lack of access to health and fitness. In 2014, I moved back to Philadelphia with the goal of making sure that being healthy wouldn’t face barriers depending on your zip code, bank statement, skin color or sexual orientation. Subversus is a commitment to breaking these barriers and discovering that in doing so, we can all create the community we need and deserve.” – Wylie, Owner


Training methods

Training that allow for accountability, grit and learning. Always seeking how to build maximum physical preparedness from the simplest action as part of a community. No gimmicks, no shortcuts, no lightshows.


Coach development

Empowering leaders representative of all backgrounds who share a passion for personal growth. Our years of experience isn't what sets us apart, rather it's our drive to learn and improve.


Community building

Actively seeking to to engage those who aren’t represented and are underserved, but deserve access. In addition to our gym, we offer daily free programs at area Recreation Centers and weekly in the State Prison system.

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We aren't interested in perfection. We're obsessed with progression.

We work with athletes of all levels to create a community, an experience, and a result that is greater than it’s parts. We are committed to continual learning, movement standards and improvement, for our coaches and our members. We will never be done. That’s how we subvert a system of chasing perfection and replace it with relentless progression. Join the underground and experience the difference that will make in your life.

Making fitness accessible

Here is a list of resources available through our non-profit arm, UliftU – which empowers citizens returning from prison to become fitness professionals. In our current climate, physical health has never been more important. These are our classes and current resources available specifically to engage underserved communities and taught by UliftU Graduates at a livable wage.

  • Free zoom class offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm


  • Online fitness in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia as part of their Healthy Communities initiative. Tuesdays at 6pm and Thursdays at 12pm. Click this link to attend!


  • Recently added! Youth remote physical education. We’re working with middle and high school students twice per week who no longer have access to such options. Contact us if you are interested in partnering!