We thank you for your interest in RAW (Realize the Athlete Within) and if you have not tried us out yet or have a friend or family member that would like to begin to train with us, here are some ways to get you started. We have three different options in order to find the best fit for YOU (or your friend) to begin our program. For those of you wanting to attend our Crossfit Sessions, we will need you to participate in our Fundamentals Prerequisite Course especially if you have never done Crossfit before. You can either attend our group sessions (see dates below) or allow one of our Certified Professionals to assist you one-on-one. If you have done CrossFit fundamentals before (either with us or with another Crossfit gym) you can go through a free movement review session with one of our trainers to review all lifts and get started that way. We also have our RAW Re-Build (fundamentals NOT required) for those of you that want to get back in touch with your fitness.

In order to begin training in our Crossfit Sessions or our RAW Workouts, all new clients must complete our Fundamentals course before beginning training. Our Fundamentals Course includes five 1 hour sessions designed to teach you the lifts, movement patterns we use at RAW, establish workloads and have an opportunity to get to know you, as well as your training goals. No waste of time here, you will learn the movements but will also get workouts in too so come dressed ready to workout in every session. At this time the next available Fundamentals group will be starting up on January 18th, 2016. They will meet on 3 Mondays and 2 Thursdays in the evenings at 7:30pm. This is your opportunity to come in and learn all the movements and lifts necessary to begin training with us.

This group will meet on the following days and times:
MONDAY Jan 18th at 7:30pm
THURSDAY Jan 21st at 7:30pm
MONDAY Jan 25th at 7:30pm
THURSDAY Jan 28th at 7:30pm
MONDAY Feb 1st at 7:30pm

Below you will find the link to register for this fundamentals session (includes all 5). These sessions are limited to only 12 people per session so we recommend signing up as soon as you know you would like to commit to our full fundamentals program to secure your spot. The cost is $155 for all 5 sessions and here is the link to register to pay for these Fundamentals sessions in advance:
We also want you to know that although the registration requires payment to secure your spot, you can consider your first session at RAW is a FREE session and that we offer a 100% full refund if you attend your first session and decide that RAW isn’t for you.
Another option if you want to get started and the days/times of our Fundamentals don’t work for you, you can do one-on-one training with one of our trainers to get you through the fundamentals. These would be scheduled on days and times that are convenient for you. The cost of these sessions is $60/per session and can usually be completed in 3-4 sessions. If you have previously done Crossfit fundamentals then you can schedule a free movement review with one of our trainers to go over your lifts and movements and then get started after that.
RAW RE-BUILD (try a free week, NO fundamentals needed)
Another option for those that are interested is a program at RAW that you can start immediately. It is called RAW REBUILD and we are having amazing results. This class is held on Monday/Wednesdays at 7am and 9:30am. RAW REBUILD is in its second year at RAW training and making a difference! Whether you are just beginning your fitness journey or coming back from significant time off of training. Let RAW Re-Build help you REALIZE THE ATHLETE WITHIN. No technical barbell movements or whiteboards, but an effective workout for everyone who attends. Our diverse client base, welcoming environment, and Nationally Accredited Coaches is the perfect combination.

RAW RE-BUILD CLASS DESCRIPTION: This session is designed for beginners and individuals who are wanting to start at “square one”, take control of their physical fitness or REBUILD the fitness they once had. Raw Rebuild will focus on restoring the physical and mental aspect of Physical fitness with clients of all ages. We will be introducing a series of essential functional movements with an emphasis on increasing mobility, strength and metabolic conditioning. Leave your intimidation at home. RAW-Rebuild Certified Coach’s will provide an atmosphere where individuals will recapture their confidence while performing safe and effective movement patterns that will make everyday life tasks easier and improve your overall HEALTH. Time to REBUILD and move forward with your fitness/wellness journey while having FUN! You do not need to go through our Fundamentals course to attend RAW Re-Build. There is also a separate pricing option for those attending RAW Re-Build only.
* We are offering a free trial for all new clients. If you would like to take advantage of this free trial please contact amy@raw-training.com to schedule.

1). To register for you fundamentals today click here… https://rawtraining.sites.zenplanner.com/sign-up-now.cfm
2). To schedule one-on-one sessions or a movement review contact us at info@raw-training.com
3). For a FREE TRIAL of RAW Re-Build contact amy@raw-training.com

Thank you and feel free to reach out to us with any questions at info@raw-training.com or 412-487-2221

RAW Training
Realize the Athlete Within, LLC
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Registration will go live soon. Stay tuned for more details!


Posted: October 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

Our website Calendar (workout schedule) is temporarily down but you can click HERE for the link to our Zen Calendar…sorry for any inconvenience.

Thank you

Fall Brawl 2013

Posted: October 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAW TRAINING 2013 FALL BRAWL is almost here. What you can expect and a few reminders.. We will have Zuppa’s Deli offering barbecued pork wraps, chicken brushetta salad and pumpkin soup for purchase throughout the day. THE MONSTER COOKIE is back by popular demand and you can purchase some post wod goodies/beverages at the RAW concession stand- cash or credit cards accepted. We are excited and grateful for all the sponsors this year and and an AMAZING turnout from all the volunteers and Community support. Athletes Village/ Tent city will be set up outside this year (like our Patriot Games). Come by anytime on Friday and reserve your spot and set up your tent or bring your RV!!! We have a full day planned of physical challenges and are looking forward to an amazing day.


Posted: September 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAW TRAINING is getting ready to start a new client fundamentals course but the spots are filling up fast….for information and to register click HERE


Posted: October 15, 2012 in Uncategorized



1st   Diane Maers – RAW Training

2nd    Linda Ewansik – RAW Training

3rd   Janine Marcoux – RAW Training




1st  RONALD THOMAS – CrossFit New Albany

2nd  MIKE DEZORT – Home Gym

3rd  KIRK WILLIAMS – RAW Training




1st   LAUREN KRYGOWSKI – CrossFit Explode

2nd  KIM EBBERT – RAW Training

3rd  LEAH BEDNAREK –  CrossFit Explode




1st  MARCUS HENDREN – CrossFit Polaris

2nd  BRUCE BARGER – RAW Training

3rd  CODY LOEFFLER – CrossFit Explode



Posted: October 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

Fall Brawl 2012 is wrap!  What keeps resinating over and over is a lot of HEART! COMPETITORS-Some of you drove minutes and some hours to get to our event. You all came to RAW to GO HARD or GO HOME-well done! It was a pleasure to meet you and spend the day with you all! Thank you for your support. LOCAL BOXES- We appreciate you spreading the word about our events at RAW, sharing your equipment for game day and know we are grateful you stand with us in spreading the love of Crossfit. SPONSORS-Your generosity allowed us to give AMAZING Gifts/Cash Prizes and a donation to TEAM RWB! RAW ATHLETES- we are so pumped for all of you. You were exciting to watch and so proud to have you represent RAW!! VOLUNTEERS- A-MA-ZING!  We are overwhelmed with gratitude and want you all to know this event could NEVER happen without YOU! We are very blessed to have such dedicated clients that give their time/day for our events over and over again. RAW STAFF-Thank you for putting in extra time, effort and being there for last minute changes, prints, store runs, etc. and being so darn fun to be around! Thank you for being a part of our vision. TEAM RED, WHITE AND BLUE, Rottinghaus/Nemec Family, RAW TRAINING is honored to support your cause. We look forward to working with you again in the future. VETERANS, know you are not alone, reach out and keep the fight! As an American Civilian we can all make a difference and help support our Military. THIS MISSION IS NOT OVER!

Special SHOUT OUT to THE U.S. MARINES OF RSS PITTSBURGH- For presenting the GUNG HO award for the 3rd year in a row at the FALL BRAWL. This is a special award given every year and this year went to a Lorelei Wilkey (15yrs old) of Crossfit Explode! Her constant fight and smile throughout the day was noticed by many!

Also, Pine Richland ROTC for the presentation of the colors you guys did a great job! Also thank you Jason Minerich (Veteran) and Retired Colonel Lou Nemec for taking part of our opening ceremony and to Melanie Berexa for sharing your beautiful voice for our National Anthem.  
And also special SHOUT OUT to Jeff Barber for our “Red Rockets” for our DEATH GRIP WOD. Jeff we appreciate all the toys you make for our events, our athletes do too!!