Female emPOWERED

A podcast for female fitness & wellness professionals like YOU

Female emPOWERED

A podcast for female fitness & wellness professionals like YOU

Episode 056: Female Fridays with Katie Costalas

Episode 053: What Tools & Tech You REALLY Need to Run Your Biz

Happy Friday, Female emPOWERED listeners! My #FemaleFridays guest this week is Katie Costalas, co-founder of RippedPHL. 


As a lifelong athlete, Katie has always found a way to keep fitness and health a top priority in her life, even when she worked in the finance world. In 2012, she transitioned into the fitness industry full-time and opened up RippedPHL in Philadelphia, which combines high-intensity interval based training with her elite brand of personal training. 


Finance major turned fitness professional

Katie completed a double major in Finance and Management from DePaul University, but kept up with her fitness through soccer and personal training. She started her career in Derivatives Trading, and then obtained both the highly respected ACSM Certified Personal Training Certification and Yoga Alliance certification. 


She currently lives in Philadelphia where she works with a variety of men and women from beginners to advanced, young to mature who have all benefited from her belief in lifestyle balance and dedication to keeping clients holistically healthy!


In this episode we discuss:

  • Growing up as an athlete and how fitness was always a part of her life
  • Majoring in Finance and Management and working in the finance world
  • Transitioning into the fitness industry full-time
  • What is RippedPHL and who is it for
  • Adapting during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Outdoor classes and On-Demand workout options
  • Rebranding and revamping with the help of an online team
  • The Beyond the Movement Inner Circle


Follow Katie on Instagram at @katie_rippedphl and RippedPHL studio at @rippedphl! Head over to their website to learn more about their studio and class offerings!


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