E1-S6 How sport and fitness can change the world

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How can sports and fitness help change the world? A five time ironman finisher has set bigger goals than crushing a long-distance feat. He is using fitness as a tool to address issues of homelessness and substance abuse but like a good runner and athlete, Wylie Belasik went farther.

With his non-profit ULIFTU he is addressing a huge obstacle that folks returning from incarceration and/or in the process of recovery face: employment opportunities. Belasik is training and making excellent coaches who then go to their communities and spread health and fitness.

This is how you change the world, one burpee at a time.....

*burpee: its a whole body exercise that will leave you on the floor

For the inaugural episode of  Season 6  Wylie explains how with the work of his non-profit ULIFTU, he is closing the gap between fitness and unemployment. To hear the episode click here. This episode is brought to you by (more info is below).

A 5 times Ironman finisher, twice qualified for the World Championship; raced the Olympic development field in Chicago.  Currently he is the owner of Crossfit Subversus Gym in Philadelphia and he is a certified CrossFit coach.

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