Making a Difference

Posted: July 30, 2017 in Testimonial


Making a difference in someones confidence and quality of life is not always and easy thing.  You see, there can be circumstances beyond our control or issues that take the Coach and client to overcome in order to move forward.  I am so proud of this 50 yr+ client and our Coaching team. Collectively, we have impacted someone and the let the blood lipids/results speak for themselves.  I loved reading this and I know you all will too.

Thank you all, Amy

“Amy and Molly,

I want to write this heartfelt thank you for what you have created at RAW and share my “RAW story” after a year of training.  Please share with the coaches because they are truly THE BEST!!!!  Each and every one of them is special in his or her own way.

I started in the RAW rebuild class last summer.  Lori, Kate, Jamie, and Linda were all superb, supportive and so creative in programming the classes.  Needless to say I wasn’t very fit, but the classes were so inclusive and fun that I was hooked.  The coaches’ careful attention to detail and constant monitoring helped me to learn the moves and perform them properly (and that was not an easy task, I am a little bit slow, Ha Ha!).

After the summer I could no longer attend the Rebuild classes, even though I really wasn’t ready I decided to give the Fundamentals and CrossFit classes a try.  Again, a huge hurdle based on my lack of natural ability, but again the patience, professionalism, and support from all of “the guys” (coaches) was humbling so I kept going.  Scott, Sean L., Sean P., Sonny, and Keith never made me feel unworthy or incapable, but just constantly and consistently monitored, motivated, and corrected my technique.  No matter how big classes can get I never feel like I am not getting special treatment or attention (quite frankly I don’t know how the coaches do it).  Even though I haven’t been in as many classes with Molly, Amy, and Janine, they are equally as motivating and supportive as all of the others.

My progress has been slow but steady; I have definitely noticed a marked improvement in my strength, mobility, endurance, and speed.  I used to live on Ibuprofen, but not anymore.  Even though I still get sore, I am never in pain!!!  I can’t overstate how huge that is!!!!  No sciatica, no shoulder pain, no hip pain . . .  I also had a metabolic panel of blood tests done about a month ago (after 1 year at RAW), my numbers compared to the same tests in 2015 are ridiculous (especially for a female of a “certain” age)!!  Even my Doctor was shocked saying “These results look great, keep up the good work.”  Check out the comparison from two years ago!!!


2015                            2017


Standard Range 70-99 mg/dL            97                                79



Standard Range:  10-199 mg/dL        216                              197



Standard Range:  10-199 mg/dL        88                                67


HDL                                                    60                                72

>=60 mg/dL Negative risk factor for Chronic Heart Disease


LDL                                                    89                                112

Standard Range: 0-129 mg/dL


It is such a pleasure not “Dreading” a workout!!  I so enjoy coming here.

As they say, “an organization’s culture is established from the top down.”  The ownership, staff, coaches and members are welcoming, friendly, encouraging and just an amazing community of people!!!  I will continue to show up on my “every other day” schedule to continue my slow and steady improvement.  (Maybe someday I will recover fast enough to go two days in a row!!??)  All I know is that I am loving every minute of it.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!”


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