Testimonials – Raw Fitness NC


“Today I did a pull-up, actually a few of them!!! It was one of the best feelings in the world, not just because I did it, but because I wasn’t sure I would ever be able to do one again. I came to Raw Fitness just over a year ago, struggling with a shoulder injury that was just the latest in a series of injuries that had been accumulating over the last several years. I had lost confidence in my body and was frustrated and even a bit angry that I couldn’t do many of the exercises I watched everyone else doing in the gym. After meeting with Mike, I met my new coach Natalia Worthington. She has patiently worked with me through several ups and downs to teach me correct movement patterns, to create more stability and strength in my body and a more positive and balanced mindset. She does this with a combination of great programming which she can always adapt to my specific needs, pushing my limits in a safe way and lots of laughter. The other members I have met at the gym and all of the coaches create an amazing and supportive environment. I’m grateful I found Raw Fitness, and especially Natalia, because it has helped me regain my confidence and rediscover the joy in my fitness journey.”

- Cathy G.

“I love Raw Fitness because it’s fun and different. They care about you as an individual and they want you to succeed!”

- Brooke W.

“Training with Mike has been amazing. He’s a great motivator who listens, helps create goals and then works one on one with you to achieve what you can’t do on your own! He continues to help you reach the next level and provides great support when you need it the most.

The exercises and programs he creates are challenging and get results – I lost 25 lbs and 13 inches in just 8 weeks, and the gains in my confidence and energy level are priceless. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to get results and achieve their long-term fitness goals!“

- Manny D.

“The programs were great, always inventive and new! Mike is a very knowledgeable trainer. He is constantly looking for ways to help me improve and keep things fresh, explaining exercises and why we are doing them. I would definitely recommend Mike to my friends because of his enthusiasm and willingness to help in any way he can.”

- David S. 

(Rufus the Charlotte Bobcat)

“For me, relationships are everything. As soon as I walked in, I felt welcomed and invited. They knew who I was and actually valued me as a person, not just somewhere who is here to take up space. Thats why I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Raw Fitness is like a family for me, it is my home away from home.”


“This is a gym that caters to a wide variety of people in an environment that makes everyone feel welcome. I have now lost about 30 lbs and I feel amazing. The fitness part was the last remaining piece to make me feel confident in all aspects of my life, and owe it to Mike and his staff at Raw Fitness.“

Jacob R.