Charbel Sarkis

Charbel is a co-founder of RippedPHL. 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.

Charbel uses a combination of fitness and medicine to uniquely position him to provide helpful and comprehensive personalized plans that attend to the needs of a broad and diverse client base. His extensive experience with rehabilitation provides training sessions that are focused on attention to form and obtaining results. His charisma and charm allows him to easily create client/trainer bonds that motivate clients to succeed.

Charbel started his career as a trainer and gym owner while studying Surveying and Practical Civil Engineering at the Lebanese University. When he moved to the United States in 2009, he not only brought his rich experience in fitness, but also his ambition to further continue his studies. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and pre-medical in 2015 from Temple University. Charbel holds multiple professional training certificates, including the highly acclaimed International Sports Science Association (ISSA) as well as LES MILLS body pump and body combat.

Charbel lives in New Jersey with his wife and son


  • ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT)
  • LES MILLS Body Pump and Body Combat certified
  • B.S. – Biochemistry and Pre-Med – Temple University
  • B.S. – Surveying and Practical Civil Engineering – Lebanese University