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Name: Wylie Belasik
Role: Founder of UliftU, a local nonprofit that uses CrossFit as a tool to empower unemployed, formerly incarcerated and homeless individuals to achieve wellness.
1. What motivates you to try and make Philadelphia a healthier place?
The fact that we know we can do it and you can legitimately save someone’s life. Health and wellness aren’t predetermined conditions, they are the result of our actions and the choices we make. My responsibility is to find ways to engage our community so that as many people as possible get access to knowledge around those choices. We know that when we move, we feel better, have less stress and make new social connections. There are no sidelines in health-care, we’re all connected and we have the tools — it’s time we fully used them.