- RAW is so much more than a gym. I cannot put into words how much the RAW community means to me...I have made amazing friends and truly appreciate the coaches.Furthermore, as a working mom, with a husband that travels for work, a 6 year old, and 3 year old twins, RAW is literally the only hour-ish of my day for me. I love that I was able to train at RAW throughout my entire twin pregnancy, and carry my babies for 39 weeks. I love, love, LOVE Saturday mornings at RAW! It's my favorite day of the week!
When i started CrossFit I thought I was strong. I was humbled very quickly seeing all the strong athletes here at RAW.Raw is like no other gym/community I have ever been to. Every coach at Raw is awesome and have their own way of doing things and even keeping the stretches fun. The friends I have made here are the best and diverse in so many ways. They are always there for you!. You guys have changed my life more than you realize and I appreciate you all.Thank you!
My son went off to college a few years ago and I told him that I gained his freshman 20 pounds for him. I was very intimidated the first time I showed up for the Rebuild class. I thought that I would never be able to keep up with everyone and do all the exercises Lori and Kate had scheduled for the class. RAW has helped me to get in the best shape of my life and lose 50 pounds. With a lot of encouragement from the staff, I have managed to accomplish more than I thought possible for someone who was as out of shape as myself.
RAW is a special place that has challenged me in every way possible both physically and mentally. Not only did I find a place to get my fitness on, I found a supportive team and friends who have pushed me to do things beyond what I thought was possible. Pushing each other through a terrible WOD together and that sense of accomplishment and victory we all feel when we hit the floor panting is truly a unique bonding experience. RAW has a coaching staff that truly cares about helping you reach your goals and assisting you to become the athlete you wish to become even after two kids. They recognize that athletic talent can be seen at any age, level or competitive level. Raw has awakened the former competitive athlete I once was and used that competitive drive to make my fitness experience fun and functional.
- I think RAW has been a great challenge and a different form of fitness then what I have done in the past.When people ask me about CrossFit/RAW, I tell them it's you against your heart, you against yourself and if you want a little competition there is plenty of it. There are never two days alike and RAW/CrossFit incorporates everything you can imagine. You are surrounded by knowledgeable and motivating coaches and a nice circle of people.