Raw Fitness

Personal Training and Small Group Fitness

Make Your comeback!

If you’re on this website because you are looking for a fitness solution with personalized coaching to lose fat, build lean muscle, and feel better, then look no further!

We specialize in helping people who generally display a good deal of discipline in most areas of life, but there’s a slight disconnect when it comes to their health and fitness.

Experienced Coaches + Structure + Accountability + Motivation + Encouragement = A much fitter you!

Our owner was the Master Trainer for the largest training company in Charlotte before spinning off his own venture which actually started in a barn with no heat or running water.

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It was truly “Raw Fitness”!

10 years and thousands of changed lives later, the condition of the gym isn’t so “raw” anymore, but we still serve with the same passion for our clients that took us from humble beginnings to over 100 Five Star Google Reviews!

If you would like to set up a FREE consultation to see how we can help you with your goals, just click “Learn How To Become A Member” below, and we will gladly get you started!






Personal Training


Personal training is for everyone, from elite athletes to housewives. We have clients from 17 to 70 – all of whom are fitter, stronger and leaner than ever before – as a result of our innovative approach to exercise. Irrespective of our client’s individual goals, they have one thing in common: Success.


When you get started a trainer will assess your strengths and weaknesses, take into account your exercise likes and dislikes, and take a medical and exercise history so they can design the perfect program for you. You’ll get advice on nutrition, what you can do between workouts to maximize your progress and, of course, all the support and motivation you could possibly need. 

group training

No more endless, boring cardio routines and frustration over spending all that time huffing and puffing without the results to show for it!

Metabolic training works your whole body. Add our MyZone heart rate monitoring and you have the ability to see how hard you are working out compared with everyone in the class.

You’ll also enjoy working with a team of experts who also have some pretty great personalities, if we do say so ourselves. No boredom, only Results!

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The Biggest Benefits Offered by Circuit Training

You have likely heard of circuit training, but do you know what it is or what it entails? If not, you aren’t alone. There are many people who are right there with you.  Circuit training is a type of exercise where you rotate through several stations, doing various...

How to Make the Most Out of Your Sessions With a Personal Trainer

https://rawfitnesspersonaltraining.com   Over 41 million Americans currently have a gym membership. However, only around 100 million of these individuals go to the gym on a regular basis. If you have made a resolution to slim down and tone up, a gym membership is...

Make a Change

Real People. Real Results

“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)

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.

“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.” 

Danielle W.

* Results may vary from person to person

“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.

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.

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.


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Gym H0urs

Monday 6:15 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 6:15 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Thursday 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Friday 6:15 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sunday Closed

18047 W Catawba Ave Cornelius, NC 28031