Inspiring constant improvement through simplicity, determination and community
WHAT IS RAW?
RAW Fitness Bay of Plenty is the best group functional strength and conditioning programme in New Zealand, designed to help you attack your physical performance objectives using the most effective and efficient means possible.
Improvement in performance and consistent effort are the overriding, non-negotiable values of RAW that we drive home daily. Aesthetics are just a by-product of the way that we train.
RAW provides the ultra-effective training program, professional, educated staff and encouraging environment that will make succeeding in your goals simple. All you need to do is worry about turning up, and putting in work.
WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT RAW?
PERFORMANCE > AESTHETICS
EFFORT > NUMBERS
TRAINING > EXERCISE
Our training philosophy is simple. The program is perfectly balanced to address all areas in athleticism. The foundation of all training should consist of strength, speed, power, endurance, coordination and mobility.
While its easy to get caught up in the numbers, nothing gains respect more than somebody working hard. We value effort, not who finishes first. The point isn't to win - it's to improve. Constantly.
Community is what holds us accountable. It's easy to hide from yourself: it's not so easy to hide from a dependant team-mate.
The commitment to teaching correct technique to build a strong foundation, and working with me to improve mobility is paying off, and my family and I, are enjoying the benefits of my improving mobility and strength in my everyday life.
Since beginning RAW two and a half years ago I can honestly say that joining the RAW whanau has been by far the best decision I have made in terms of both a physical well being & mental state of mind.
I was very hesitant to perform certain movements due to some serious injuries, but the way RAW has helped bring out the self belief to perform these exact same movements with confidence has been second to none and that is all thanks to the unreal coaches and mentors we have at RAW.
With a performance-focused mind set, RAW has helped me push my body to places I never thought it could go - especially after those setbacks.
Easily the best gym around.
The crew at RAW Fitness will get the best out of you and have you heading in the right direction towards your health and fitness goals in a supportive, fun and motivating environment. They have a culture where people of various abilities with various goals can rock up without any apprehensions knowing you'll be in for a fun, kick ass workout. The RAW whanau will get the best out of you, trainers and peers alike.
Going into RAW Fitness I was lacking confidence, motivation and support in my fitness journey. Within the first week, I was in awe of the brilliant training schedule and the sense of community that they have created.
I’ve accomplisher a lot since joining the gym. Not only has RAW increased my strength and fitness levels, but also my mental health and most importantly, my confidence.
The support you receive from the coaches is invaluable, they are a group of motivating, supportive, encouraging, like-minded people who really take pride and passion in their work.
Since beginning at RAW, I have achieved some amazing results, things I am excited to share and encourage others to follow in my footsteps.