RippedPHL is the creation of taking over 20 years of combined fitness experience to create the Ultimate Workout.
Philadelphia residents, Katie Costalas, Charbel Sarkis and Dean Costalas, put years of different backgrounds together to come up with the perfect workout, location and overall fitness experience for our clients.
Beginning 2.5 years prior to opening countless hours were spent performing heart rate monitor tests, designing the most effecting program sequencing, and searching for a prime location in Center City to develop RippedPHL. No detail has been overlooked to provide the ultimate workout and experience for our clients.
As a lifelong athlete, Katie has always found a way to keep her passion of fitness and training as a priority in life, even when she worked in the financial world. In 2012, Katie moved into the fitness industry full-time and has since focused 100% of her efforts both professionally and personally into becoming an elite personal trainer. Her background both within and outside of fitness drive her to deliver the best possible experience for all clients.
Charbel has been in the fitness business for 17 years, he is an intelligent and highly innovative master trainer with extensive experience in training. He has spent time in his home country of Lebanon, as well as various others including Dubai, Tunisia and Australia training and changing the lives of many from beginners, to those becoming personal trainers, and even professional athletes. Charbel’s extensive knowledge and master training abilities has played an integral role in shaping RippedPHL’s elite brand of fitness.
Dean completes Ripped’s success by spearheading all high level corporate decision making. Dean holds a Bachelors of Administration Degree (Major: Finance) from Georgetown University. Dean’s main background is as a proprietary derivatives trader, focusing specifically on interest rate futures and options. Dean traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) for over 12 years. He has been a Managing Member and majority stakeholder of both a boutique derivatives trading firm and real estate investment company.