We are in the business of creating 100% NATURAL athletes and transformation through our personal training programs and group training sessions. We have a great community at the gym – One of camaraderie, support and lasting friendships. In a nutshell, Raw Anatomy is a tribe of fitness warriors and a family of sorts.
So says the website.
I signed up for RAW in mid November and got a slot in MAY – the waiting times can vary but they are pretty popular.
They are CHEAP.
A gym around here (I am aware it varies!) costs about £35 to £40 per month for a full time, 1 year plan. Now, most of these gyms are 24 hours, but its access only, with perhaps classes added in at a lower cost (say £2 per class instead of £5 for non-members) but thats it. You get your induction, you get a plan, and you get on with it.
That might work for some people, but I know it won’t work for me. I have a shit memory. I get a bit worried about the machines, and I’m (at heart) lazy.
If I want to add a personal training session to a regular gym here – I’ll be adding £40 to £60 Per session. They can reduce this to £25 to £30 if I can get a group of 3 to 5 people to join me. PER PERSON.
At RAW though, you pay weekly. There isn’t a contract. You can leave whenever you want.
This is the message that they sent me when I first contacted them:
Hi guys! I’m looking for some information on the work that you do. I’m currently suffering from really low motivation and I have put on some weight that is bringing me down. I’m currently unsure if what you guys are doing is waaaay too advanced for me (I don’t think I could do a push up if I tried) or if you can help me. I’m very unfit and looking for a kick up the ass to get me feeling more like a real person again. Could you please tell me what you do and what to expect if you took me on. I’m 33, 5’6 and 11.4st.
I will send you information regarding all our current packages & prices.
Our centre is for all ages/sizes/fitness levels, there are no mirrors in the gym & everyone is here for the same reason…..to get results, to get fitter, healthier both body and mind.
Sessions last 25-.30mins a day and these are instructor lead small group sessions,We weigh and measure our clients on a fortnightly basis, give nutrition advice if needed and we also have private FB pages for our members that offer support/advice/motivational pictures etc & we offer all this for £12 per week.
All our staff that work here have went through the program themselves so they know what each client is going through.
Due to high demand we are currently working from a waiting list on our Silver and Gold packages.
We will provide you with 5 personalised training sessions per week Monday to Friday by appointment lasting 25-30mins, we would ask that you pick a time you can commit to Monday-Friday between 6am-10pm.
All instructor led sessions include full stats and monitoring & nutrition advice if required.
♦ Silver package -£12 per week 5x 30min instructor led session with a Raw Anatomy Coach at a set time,& 1 free child space for 30mins at your time slot each day.
♦ Silver Plus -£14 per week 5x 30min instructor led session with a Raw Anatomy Coach at a set time, 1 free child space for 60mins each day, 2 classes of your choice per week bookable at office.
♦ Gold package £14.50 per week 5x 30min instructor led session with a Raw Anatomy Coach at a set time, unlimited use of the gym, 1 free child space for 30mins at your time slot each day.
♦ Gold plus-£16 per week 5x 30min instructor led session with a Raw Anatomy Coach at a set time, unlimited use of the gym,2 classes per week, 1 free child space for 30mins at your time slot each day.
♦ Platinum £20 per week 5x 30min instructor led session with a Raw Anatomy Coach at a set time, unlimited use of the gym, unlimited classes per week(max 7), 1 free child space for 60mins at you time slot each day, 10% off Raw Sups,10% off Raw Clothing, 10% off Raw Fuel & 25% off all services offered by Noel
THE PLAYAREA IS SUPERVISED BETWEEN 8.30AM-1.30PM & 2.30PM-8PM MON-FRI, THIS IS A BOOKABLE SERVICE ONLY
We Also offer a Bronze package if you are looking to train at your own leisure without an instructor, 2 weeks is payable upfront then on a monthly basis via standing order with no contract:-
Bronze £30.35 monthly open gym use as much as you like when you like.
Bronze plus £52 monthly open gym use as much as you like when you like, 2 classes per week, 1 free child space for 60mins each day.
Bronze premium £65 monthly – open gym use as much as you like when you like, unlimited classes (max 7 per week) , 1 free child space for 60mins each day, monthly stats bookable at the office, 10% off Raw Sups,10% off Raw Clothing,10% off Raw Fuel.
*Important information- Raw Anatomy Transformation Centre pride themselves on being a 100% Natural Gym, if we suspect the use of any performance enhancer are being used we reserve the right to ask for a Urine Sample. If it is found you are using a performance enhancer you will be asked to leave and your membership will be cancelled. Under no circumstances will we tolerate or condone such behaviour and the management has the right to refuse membership or entry to anyone that we suspect in doing so.
So obviously this is just a wall of text but if you think about it – I pay £12 a week for 5 PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS that would cost me in excess of about £150 (if I got a group together to help split up the cost) and that would be ON TOP of the regular gym fees of £35+ a month.
My 7am slot has NEVER, not ONCE, had more than 4 other people in it. I have never felt like I was overlooked or not getting 1-2-1 training. Sometimes I wish that I did get lost in the crowd, but I legit cannot find a fault here.
I get weighed twice a week – measured on a Wednesday – diet sheets, advice and all the help I need. The main Facebook page is pretty generic, but the private one (split into Raw Ladies and Raw Gents) is great. Loads of posts about the sessions, classes, motivation from seeing others pictures where they show off the before and afters… it’s great. It’s also 100% not difficult to join in either. I posted up about getting murdered at the gym and everyone was joining in and laughing and telling me how their sessions were that day and so on. No one is ‘above’ you.
Not only that, but because these are trainer led sessions, if I don’t show up, they ASK ME WHY NOT.
Like, I miss a day, I’ve got to explain why I missed it. This is more than enough to give my anxious self the fear and to make sure that I don’t miss a class. I’ve been less nervous about skipping work :s