#RIPPEDFamily, allow us to introduce you to our August RIPPED MVP, Dee Dee Phibbs! She is such an inspiration in our family and so loyal to her R.I.P.P.E.D. class, her dedication never goes unnoticed. Dee Dee was introduced to R.I.P.P.E.D. in 2008 at a Dallas MANIA convention—can you believe it?!?! We certainly can!

That’s why R.I.P.P.E.D. loves to represent at these fitness conventions. Not only do they provide tons of amazing information for our fitness family, but we get to share our love of R.I.P.P.E.D. and others, like Dee Dee fall in love. We have had a blast touring the countries conventions this year and we have two more stops coming up on our R.I.P.P.E.D. Reunion Tour. We can’t wait to see you guys at Midwest MANIA and Boston MANIA.

Okay, back to the lady of the month! Once Dee Dee took her first R.I.P.P.E.D. class in Dallas she was hooked. I drove to Oklahoma City with 10 of my other instructors and we all became certified!

Dee Dee has graciously agreed to share her amazing story with us and show us what a R.I.P.P.E.D. MVP is made of.

What do you enjoy most about R.I.P.P.E.D.?

The thing I love most about R.I.P.P.E.D. is it never gets old, and you never get bored! The choreography is always fresh and on point!  The music drives this class and it keeps our members coming back week after week! Having such a successful class in our program makes my job so much easier because our members love it!!!

How has R.I.P.P.E.D. impacted your life? What changes do you see?

R.I.P.P.E.D. has impacted my life in a way that I have met so many great people! The fitness industry allows us to come in contact with so many and R.I.P.P.E.D. has been another avenue to meet and interact with people from all over.  And who doesn’t want to make new friends?

How does it feel to be the August MVP?

Oh my gosh, I was shocked to be recognized as the R.I.P.P.E.D. MVP!  I know that sounds cliché’, but I truly was! It makes me feel very honored to be acknowledged by my two R.I.P.P.E.D. heroes, Terry and Tina!!!! Thank you!

What has your experience been like with the #RIPPEDFamily?

Nothing but positive! It is great to be a part of something that just emotes fun, joy and happiness!!

Would you become a R.I.P.P.E.D./RUMBLE trainer?

To be a R.I.P.P.E.D. and RUMBLE trainer would be amazing!! The people that represent both R.I.P.P.E.D. and RUMBLE are some of the best instructors I have had the honor to train under. The technique, ability, passion and energy they have is something we as instructors all strive for!

Do you have any inspiration for people who have a desire to live a healthier lifestyle but think it’s too hard?

In the role of group exercise leader, I feel it is my job to inspire people every day.  We don’t just teach and coach them we become a part of their daily lives.  With that, relationships are made and trust is born. People will come to you with the stresses of their daily life and people need an outlet. I tell them exercise is a great start!   I encourage them to keep coming to class and tell them that half the battle is won just by showing up!

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