I grew up as an active dancer and gymnast, continued dancing throughout college, became an Eagles Cheerleader (Go Birds!) and then moved up to NYC to pursue my dream. When I made the decision to move back to the Philly area and start a new career, I knew I would have to find a replacement for that every day activity I was leaving behind. Since I was always dancing, working out at a gym was never a strong focus of mine. The thought of going to a gym and getting on a machine was torture to me. So I joined ClassPass to get a better idea of the different classes available and I attended a lot of great classes, but finding something that I could call home where I can challenge and push myself to the next level and had the variety I needed was lacking…until I found Ripped.