Grant Grundlock

I joined Ripped about a year ago and the classes have truly opened up my eyes on what a balanced workout routine should look like and the importance of continually challenging yourself.  Prior to joining I found myself feeling frustrated, stagnant and losing motivation towards my fitness goals — I was hitting a plateau and…

Jess Demczar

Most of you know me because I’m a trainer at RippedPHL. The photo of me on the left was taken last year in May 2017 during my senior year of college. I had just finished my soccer career at Ithaca as a center midfielder and in retrospect, I would say that I was “fit” –…

Lauren and Ryan Carroll

We have a routine – we meet on Lauren’s corner to walk to class around 5:38am.  We’ve always been close, but now that we live a block from each other we do a lot together, including Ripped, which we have been going to for almost a year now. L: After I graduated college, I was…

Jamie Greco

  I didn’t really start getting into fitness until I was an adult. I never played a sport, I was a dancer from K-12 and then started running and weight lifting in college. During college, I never gained the freshman 15, in fact, I probably lost 10 lbs with my extremely unhealthy diet.  I ate…

Xenia Morgan

My journey to RippedPHL started through Class Pass. I have always been an active person.  Whether it is gymnastics, ice skating, soccer or track in my child hood or running and going to the gym. For the past few years, I have trained and ran marathons and half marathons and have been a member of …

Annie Rachko

I have always been an active person, running has been a part of my life since I joined the track team in fourth grade. It has been a familiar outlet for me when I am stressed and want to clear my head.  Being a competitive person, it is also something I have used to continue…

Inge Thickening

I have been a member at RippedPHL for almost a year now. I started my fitness journey a little under 2 years ago. I had always been an active person, but always intensely intimidated by fitness.  I broke my ankle in 2011 and was not as active as I had been.  So, frustrated and in…