Here are links to AJ Marschke’s Facebook albums from the Patriot Games 2017:


Patriot Games

Posted: June 18, 2017 in Patriot Games 2017, Uncategorized

Check out this amazing video from R.A.W.’s Andy Q:

As I keep rewinding the day over and over again.. Man, I had a blast!

ATHLETES: I really enjoyed getting to meet new folks and always a pleasure chatting with athletes I have known through the years. You guys put it all out there. All levels of athletes, here to have fun and I love watching that!

BOX OWNERS: Thank you to ALL the Boxes that supported our event this year. 50 teams, 200 athletes and sold out event in 24 hours. We appreciate your support year after year. It was nice getting a chance to speak briefly with some of you yesterday.

VOLUNTEERS- You unconditionally give your time/days every event and every year. You are a true example of what the RAW Community is about. I am so proud, blessed and feel overwhelmed with emotion. We can not have these events, nor would we want to without YOU!!
On behalf of Molly and Sean, You make our vision a reality, we appreciate you ALL!

In closing, I want to wish all Fathers a Happy Fathers Day. On a personal note: My father has passed for 15 years now. He has given to me his love for people, a passion for physical fitness, loyalty to those he respected, never quit work ethic even when people think your “nuts” and a little bit of his “fiesty” haha.. I truly believe he got just as much joy out of yesterday as I did.


Coach Amy


Congratulations to our June 2017 Athletes of the Month:
Sandy Larsen & Jeff Horrell

Every athlete that walks through the doors of RAW comes in with different goals and aspirations.  Some want to make it to the Crossfit Games while others exercise to live a happier, healthier and more active lifestyle.  Whatever the motivation it takes hard work, dedication and commitment to your work out routine to get the results you want.  Keep at it, make the sacrifice and the reward will be yours!


Read more HERE:

Memorial Day

Posted: May 29, 2017 in Memorial Day

Please watch if you’ve never seen. It will give you goosebumps. Every minute of the day for over 80 years!!!

The tomb is guarded rain or shine, 24hrs a day, 365 days a year since the 1930s!!!

Here is a link for Interesting Facts about the TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

And here is a link for Frequently Asked Questions:

All of this is worth watching and reading.

Heartfelt Thank You

Posted: May 26, 2017 in Testimonial
I wanted to take a minute to write you and let you know how much I have enjoyed becoming a part of the R.A.W. community.  In the past I was never one to enjoy working out and I shied away from gyms/classes because I just never felt comfortable being there.  At the time my idea of a workout was walking around the neighborhood with my kids.
Then in February of 2015 my whole life changed when I was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  After surgery to remove the tumor I made the decision to fight this disease with everything in my power.  My outlook on fitness and staying healthy quickly became very different.  In addition to typical medical treatment I took it upon myself to overhaul my diet and make fitness a priority in my life.  Unfortunately, due to the surgery I was told that I could no longer drive so I didn’t even consider joining a gym.  I started running for the first time and working out at home.  After about a year I realized that I just wasn’t pushing myself enough to get where I wanted to be and I was getting bored working out at home!  A friend convinced me to try a class at R.A.W.  Both her and my husband said that if I enjoyed the classes they would make sure I was able to get there.  Well one class was all it took…!
I couldn’t believe how supportive and motivating all of the coaches and other class members were.  Coach Lori and Coach Kate listened to my goals on the first day and they continue to help me achieve and surpass them.  Thanks to them I am in better shape and stronger now than I have ever been.  I actually find myself getting upset when I cannot attend a class!
Amy, I cannot thank you and all of the coaches/staff enough for making R.A.W. such a great place to come to every day.  R.A.W. is so much more than just a gym.  It has truly changed my life and I can’t say enough good things about the entire R.A.W. community and how welcomed and supported you have all made me feel.
~ Meghan Fossaceca


Milo and the Calf

Posted: May 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

Screen Shot 2017-05-24 at 8.30.48 PMTo become the greatest wrestler in Greece, to win six Olympic laurels, Milo had to train like the rest of us.  His method?  Borrow a new born calf and carry it around Croton day after day, week after week, and month after month.  As the calf grew, so did Milo’s strength, until he was the strongest wrestler in Greece and could carry the now full grown bull upon his back.

What did he do once the bull was grown? He ate it.

That’s what we’re about here, carrying the weight, getting in the miles, doing the work, day in and day out, making small gains, occasionally dropping the calf, but always picking it back up.  It’s a simple enterprise – do the work, get better.  At sport, at life, at everything.