For years, Philadelphia has been on the cutting edge of health. We have some of the nation’s finest hospitals and health centers. We have programs focused improving diet and lifestyle in neighborhoods. We have entrepreneurs starting businesses with new twists to personal training, swimming, yoga and beyond. And in these important fields, young people are helping Philadelphia thrive.
Every month, we publish an edition of Who’s Next, presented by the Knight Foundation, that focuses on a different industry or field. Over the last two years, we’ve honored more than 250 individuals in fields ranging from law to politics to chefs and restaurateurs. This time, the focus is on health. Whether it’s through managing fitness activities at the gym (or on location), caring for patients at our major hospitals or improving people’s mental health, these young Philadelphians are shaping the well-being of this city’s residents. Here are this year’s 13 Health and Fitness winners, in alphabetical order.