“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 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.
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.
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.
We aren't interested in perfection. We're obsessed with progression.
Our efforts are not perfect. They aren’t designed to be. You are not a perfect athlete. We are not perfect Coaches. Our community has flaws. We offer something greater than that. To be part of pursuit for continual learning and improvement, a drive for relentless incrementalism. How can a movement have the greatest impact? How can a Coach inspire the most change? How can a community embrace all? Seeking answers to these questions is how we get better every day. That’s the underground. Online or in person. Join us.
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!