Amber-Joi Watkins

Neighborhood where you live around Philly: Rittenhouse Occupation: Mom, Model When did you decide you wanted to make a change? What inspired it? After having a baby I wanted to get back to my pre-baby body . Motherhood comes with countless amazing changes; but, I did not like what pregnancy did to my body, so…

Keri Ackerman

I started running when I was 17. 10 minutes. And then it was 3 to 4 miles. This led to free weights and bar work. I started to love working out. Fast forward to 34 years old. I’ve done everything from 5K’s, a half-marathon, kick-boxing, Pilates, spin, road biking hundreds of miles with my husband,…

Halima Holloway

My journey to RippedPHL started after I found myself plateauing at a different work out class. I started hearing about Ripped and seeing some posts on Instagram so I decided to give it a try. I’ve always been physically active. After gaining the freshman 15 in college, I made working out and physical fitness a…

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…