Make Your Comeback!

What if every challenge, struggle, frustration and obstacle you’ve faced in your fitness journey was just another chapter in your very own Comeback Story?

Our greatest joys will always be in the love and service of others so we are eager for the opportunity to help you write the climactic and victorious final chapters.

If you’d like to lose body fat, get stronger, or just get back in control of how you look and feel, we show you how to accomplish this on your schedule. Our affordable packages let you access the gym, work out with a personal trainer, enjoy group fitness classes, or all of the above.

You are welcome to come see us in action anytime or call (980) 292-3481 to set up an appointment. We look forward to getting to know you.

Mike & Melissa Montefusco.


If you are looking to have a paradigm shift in the way you view health and fitness so you can get back in control of the way you look and feel, then our compassionate and experienced staff will take you to your goals. Meet the Raw Fitness trainers and coaches.


Our high energy team training sessions will line you up with other like-minded individuals - spurring one another on toward similar goals. Morning and evening group classes are fun and challenging, and can take you from "I can't!" to "We can!" Check out the schedule.


There's no such thing as a professional soccer player who doesn't train for performance enhancement. The best know it pays huge dividends for both injury reduction and gains in horsepower. We work with the top players in the area. Let us show you why.

If you have never worked out in a fun, caring, yet challenging workout environment then come and see what our members love about Raw Fitness.

Raw fitness is the best place to reach your fitness goals. I have worked out at every gym and boot camp in Cornelius and I have finally found the right place for me. LOVE IT!

G Reed

Greatest personal trainer in Cornelius Huntersville area. Mike and Devin have changed my life! I feel better, stronger, and fit. Best of all, I fit into my skinny jeans again!!!! You rock Raw Fitness.

Lucinda Chreitzberg

I love being able to tell them how far I’ve come with the help of Mike Montefusco.

Sandra Hill - Cornelius, NC

For the best personal trainer in the Lake Norman area go here!!!! Mike and the gang are awesome and fun to work with. Nice and never crowded! So worth it.

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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.

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Group Fitness Classes

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!

Soccer Fitness Training

Our soccer fitness training has 3 goals:

  • Drastically reduce the number of injuries incurred on the pitch
  • Enhance performance (multi-directional speed, agility, quickness, strength, conditioning, and confidence)
  • Help soccer players fall in love with the process of achieving more through sound morals and hard work

Every athlete is individually screened for movement dysfunction and compensation patterns and classes are 90 minutes, 3 times a week. Sign up today.

Get Your Eat On! Healthy Meals From Our Nutrition Blog.

Slow Cooker Black Beans

Slow Cooker Black Beans

A hearty bean and beef dish that ‘sticks to your ribs’. Economical way of getting your fiber, vitamins and protein. Why people aren’t eating them more often? My guess is that one reason is the popularization of the Paleo diet, which demonizes legumes. While Paleo has some good guidelines for healthy eating, there’s absolutely no…

Raising the Bar on the Protein Bar

Raising the Bar on the Protein Bar

As promised, this week I am sharing a couple of recipes of homemade protein/energy bars. They are a fantastic alternatives to the store-bought, sugar-laden, artificial ingredient-containin’, protein bars. Yesterday I ran out of the house forgetting my home-made over the weekend protein bar. The day at the gym was long enough for me to get…

Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

If you know someone who says healthy food is gross, give them a plate of these and you’ll certainly prove them wrong. The sweet potatoes are perfectly seasoned and slightly crisp on the outside. Good to know: One baked, medium-sized sweet potato (cupped handful) contains… 438% of your daily value of vitamin A (a white…

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