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"I feel and look better than I ever have."

— VOGUE —

"Ricardo Riskalla, the go-to guy for models, actors, marathon competitors and Olympic rowers. Thankfully he also trains mere mortals."

— Harper’s Bazaar —

"Genius!"

— ESPN —

"Forget busting a gut for hours to get great results."

— Cleo Magazine —

"The diet can be delicious and the health benefits
are sublime."

— Sunday Telegraph —

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Ricardo Riskalla is one of Australia’s
leading Fitness and Health experts

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PERSONAL TRAINER

Ricardo loves what he does and that is the main secret of his success. For more than two decades Ricardo has been training and designing bodies with his unique technique combining diet and exercise.

He is a frequent presence in national and international media, often being requested for his opinion in many aspects of health and well-being. Actors, models and celebrities have his number on speed dial.

Ricardo himself has been trained by the crème de la crème in fitness, and with his creativity and determination he keeps polishing his knowledge studying everything under the sun to bring the best to his clients.

Personal Training, Books, Exercise Application, Cooking Classes — Ricardo has them all covered for you.

Ricardo is a certified Personal Trainer and Master Trainer. He is registered with Fitness Australia and accredited with the UK based Register of Exercise Professionals, and the Federation of International Sports Aerobics and Fitness – which recognises these qualifications in over 35 countries.

Ricardo trains his clients in Sydney, Australia around Mosman, Cremorne, Cammeray and Neutral Bay areas.

read about our client’s experiences

Since Rawfit Personal Training opened its doors to the world,
it has helped change the lives and physiques of many people.

Read about our clients’ experiences with Rawfit Personal Training and book an appointment to experience it all for yourself.

Sigourney Cantelo

Beauty & Health Director
Vogue

Eugenie Kelly

Beauty Director
Harper’s Bazaar

Therese Kerr

Supermodel Miranda
Kerr's mum and Author

Alexander Reid

Kyle Sandilands Manager

Simone Pedersen

Director Red Scout

Sue Hollis

Traveledge
Managing Director

India Rose Madderom

X Factor Australia

Chantel Naef

Model

Dmitri Zorin

Former USSR (Russian)
Olympic Team Coach

Alexandra Camilo

Model

Fernanda Ghedini

Gymnastics
National Champion
1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

Andy Prior

Actor

Marcos Paulo Reis

Brazilian Triathlon
Olympic Team Coach

Maeve Dermody

Actress

Amy Ives

Australian Rowing
Olympic Team

Mosiah Rodrigues

Gymnastics
World Champion

Spike Goddard

Formula 3
World Champion

Phoebe Lahey

Australian Institute
of Fitness

Marina Shteyman

Mother

Marco Maddaloni

ESPN International

Louisa Lee-Reizes

Designer and Mother

Jade De Lavareille

IMG Model

Sigourney Cantelo

Beauty & Health Director Vogue

“When I met Ricardo, I was expecting to hear about his fitness ideas (as a journalist I meet experts all the time who claim to have found the Holy Grail of Health). I wasn’t expecting to be transformed.

I have road-tested many fitness fads over the years and had results that looked good at the start but would eventually plateau (or the workout would get downright boring). By comparison, Ricardo believes in surprising the body constantly and he continually changes up his workouts so that you never get bored. He has a bottomless toolkit of intriguing equipment from TRX bands to a tightrope strung up between two trees, so that you never know quite what you’re going to get. Sessions are taken in a leafy park by the harbour so that working out never feels like a drag.

Training with Ricardo has made me completely reassess my diet and lifestyle. From eating less protein, minimising dairy and grains and incorporating raw food wherever possible, to working out smarter, not harder.

He’s up to date with the latest health research and is not afraid to innovate in both his training techniques and dietary advice to reflect it. Some of Ricardo’s methods seem unconventional at first and at every turn I questioned him relentlessly (ever the skeptical journalist) and each time he would reply with links to the latest study or research that backed up his theories. He’s also a lovely, gentle person and never shoves it down your throat.
It's hard to say no to him.

Ricardo’s methods must be working. I’ve never had anything dramatically change my body in such a short amount of time. After five weeks, I’m already three kilos lighter and feel cleaner and leaner than I was before my wedding. As a busy working mum with an 18 month old that’s no mean feat. As swimsuit season looms, I am looking forward to seeing more results."

Eugenie Kelly

Beauty Director Harper’s Bazaar

“In the 10 years I’ve been a beauty and health journalist, I’ve seen pretty much all there is to see when it comes to the world of fitness and gyms. It’s a pretty sad reality, but Ricardo is actually the first trainer I’ve worked with who is serious about making exercise fun. Under his tutelage, I’ve switched to outdoor fitness and have never felt more enthusiastic about working out. Three months ago I was lucky if I could jog for a minute without passing out.

All I needed was a series of twice-weekly sessions with Ricardo and now I’m easily completing runs like the City to Surf and training for my first half marathon next month. Not bad for someone who never thought they’d call themselves a runner.

Ricardo breaks up workout boredom with interesting training devices, exercises you never thought you’d be able to master and encouragement all the way. He has made me realise that fitness doesn’t have to be delivered in a pre-packaged gym format, and with a little imagination, the great outdoors is all you ever need.

Five years ago I was a super-fit gym junkie, but the demands of two children and a full-on career whittled all motivation away. Now I’ve finally got my enthusiasm back and crave being active, and its all thanks to Ricardo getting me back on track. If you’re a stuck in a rut, I’d highly recommend him – you won’t regret it.”

Therese kerr

Supermodel Miranda Kerr's mum and Author

“I love Ricardo Riskalla, what an incredible being of light and love. Ricardo has been training me for a while and he brings a different approach balancing mind, body and spirit and on a physical sense I am already seeing results far superior to any training I have previously done.

Ricardo and I are kindred spirits, both on the path of contribution to others. We are both passionate about health and wellness and together we bounce things off each other, discover new heathy recipes, create programs and work together for the betterment of others. It is such a gift to my life to find such a blessing as Ricardo in this world.

Thank you Ricardo, you are my soul brother and you make a massive difference to other people's lives.

Thank you for being part of my journey.

Much love.”

Alexander Reid

Kyle Sandilands Manager

“Find a good tailor! After been with Ricardo for 2 months I have seen a drastic change in my body, 30cm off my stomach and 10kg's lighter. All from following the Raw Fit plan and working out with Ricardo, if you have the drive to change your body, then Ricardo can show you how to!

But, make sure you have the name of a good tailor, because after 2 months, nothing will fit you!”

Simone Pedersen

Director Red Scout

“Ricardo invests himself in each and every client - more so than any other trainer I have ever met.  He listens to your goals and strategizes a plan to achieve that.  He checks in during the week, making sure you are doing your homework (training) and holds you accountable for the results that he expects you to achieve.  He's not like other trainers who are 'out of sight and out of mind' whenever you leave their sessions……Ricardo expects commitment and serious results so you don’t have a choice, but to do what he says! My goal was to be sculpted….and he helped me achieve that with his (quite scary) measuring tape and body fat % calculations.  

He has a great passion for all things to do with fitness, from exercises that make you feel muscles you never knew you had, to great tips on nutrition and health/wellbeing.  He has encouraged me to start running, something that I never thought I could do, and I now I really enjoy it and participate in organised runs around Sydney.

Ricardo is a true professional, and if you want to achieve results, then I can't think of anyone better to work with!”

Sue Hollis

Traveledge Managing Director

“Without a doubt working with Ricardo changes you physically – within weeks you’re fitter, stronger, healthier....with a new energy and vitality that comes from working with someone who delivers a personalised, targeted plan specifically designed and fine tuned every session to meet your goals.” 

India Rose Madderom

X Factor Australia

“About a month ago, I was in a very lazy and unmotivated place in terms of exercise. I had been going to the gym on and off for years, being motivated for a few weeks here and there, but when I didn’t see any immediate results or the changes that I wanted, I would give up or fall out of the habit. For this reason, I was hesitant that I could find an exercise routine that would keep me motivated, up until I met Ricardo. Even after our first chat, it was obvious that I would make a positive change, not just with exercise, but with my eating habits as well. As I walked away, I was excited, not only about our future sessions, but also his plan to change my lifestyle for good!

After three days on Ricardo’s detox plan (which, by the way, is a far cry from the ‘I-don’t-eat-a-single-thing’ lemon detox diet), I had already lost cm’s off my body! Once the detox was done, I moved onto the healthy eating plan that Ricardo had created. And to my surprise, it is a completely realistic and achievable lifestyle change! I am never hungry and I feel way more energetic than I ever have. I’m not going to lie; I haven’t stuck to it every day (after all, there are just some days where a girl can’t go without chocolate), but instead of getting in trouble when I showed up at training like I expected, Ricardo merely had a chuckle and offered me the support I needed to get back on track! (And some healthy chocolate brands that he allows me to have as a treat now. Yum!).

Combine all that with some tough but fun workout sessions, and I’ve been feeling pretty damn good! Ricardo’s training is not your typical (ie boring) ‘cardio, plus weights, equals weight loss’ session. He makes every single session enjoyable – every day is different! I am also doing a lot less cardio than I thought I would be doing (yay!), as he focuses on strengthening and toning to promote weight loss. The sessions are also packed with new information, as Ricardo has an interesting and informative answer to every question I ask.

All in all, I noticed a positive change to my body within a couple of weeks of starting with Ricardo. I have found a lifestyle change that I can stick to, and have gained enough understanding of it that I feel like I could keep it up whenever my sessions with him end (which hopefully isn’t any time soon). He is the most knowledgeable, passionate and fun trainer that I have ever come across, and he motivates and supports me in every way. It is a pleasure to go to training every week and I will continue to recommend Ricardo to everyone that I can!”

Chantel Naef

Model

“Being a model is loads of fun but can be very hard work to maintain your body especially when you love food like I do. As a model you need lean muscle not bulky muscle, which Ricardo completely understood.

I unfortunately had let myself go a little bit and I needed to quickly (1 month) get back into shape. As we all know it is extremely hard to find the motivation to get on track again.

I was so relieved to find this motivation oozing out of Ricardo, he is highly supportive and works you hard.

You get detailed diet programs, guided, creative workouts, and ‘homework’ exercises. Trust and believe in yourself and Ricardo and you will be able to achieve your goal.”

Dmitri Zorin

Former USSR (Russian) / Olympic Team Coach

“My name is Dmitri Zorin, I have known Ricardo for a few years. I can say that Ricardo is a very determined person and very professional. He is very passionate about sports and I can say that he does it with his heart.

Ricardo is a very good trainer. He puts a lot of attention on diet, variety of exercises, seeing his clients as a whole. If you are looking for a trainer, stop here and speak to Ricardo. You will be very happy to train with him.”

Alexandra Camilo

Model

“I am one of those people who has never enjoyed exercise and always saw it as a chore. I’ve tried personal trainers and gym classes and was a bit sceptical about training with another personal trainer but once you meet Ricardo even for the first time, you are convinced he’ll get you the results you want.

With years of me not exercising I felt sluggish, unfit and unhealthy and I was just craving someone to teach me what to do and how to begin the path to a better life.After months of training with Ricardo he has by far exceeded my expectations, he really treats like a human being and cares about you and achieving your goals.

Every training session is detailed to your specific needs and the results I have achieved are beyond what I expected.I could hardly breathe walking up a set of stairs before I started training with Ricardo and now everything seems to be a getting easier and I’m always wanting to push myself more and more.Ricardo will not let you down he is there to help change your life and I guarantee from personal experience.”

Fernanda Ghedini

Gymnastics National Champion 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

“I have been a client of Ricardo for a long time, he has helped me to achieve amazing results and to prepare me mentally and physically for 3 Marathons in Paris, 2 Marathons in New York achieving the best time of 3h20 minutes being number 113 amongst 9400 women.”

Andy Prior

Actor

“I started training with Ricardo as he offered a unique and effective approach to training which intrigued me. On meeting Ricardo for my initial consultation I knew instantly he had serious knowledge and passion for training and nutrition.

Before training with Ricardo I had been in a bit of a rut with my training and had reached a plateau thus lacking motivation. Ricardo opened my eyes to a whole new approach to training and nutrition which helped me towards achieving both my mental and physical goals.

Each session was always different, never boring and of course extremely hard work! Ricardo is also a very passionate which made the training fun and not tedious! Since training with Ricardo I reduced my body fat from 24% to 15% in about 8 weeks.

The results were great and I have also been re-educated on training and good nutrition which has helped me maintain a clean diet and optimal training regime.”

Marcos Paulo Reis

Brazilian Triathlon / Olympic Team coach

“Ricardo has an amazing determination, discipline both as an athlete and personal trainer, and with the acquired knowledge that he got through all those years his business is a success!”

Maeve Dermody

Actress

“There is no denial or criticism in Ricardo’s approach. The exercises are custom designed for strengthening and balancing particular areas in the body that he identifies as needing to be worked on.

Not only is Ricardo focused and full of brilliant insight about ways to look after yourself, he is also one of the most wonderful people to spend an hour or so with once a week.

I would not hesitate to recommend him as a personal trainer to anyone. What a unique and productive experience.”

Amy Ives

Australian Rowing / Olympic Team

“Ricardo offers the whole package: nutritional guidance, fitness development and motivation. Being an elite athlete I know from experience what to look for in a training program, and Ricardo's program has it!”

Mosiah Rodrigues

Gymnastics / World Champion

“Hi my name is Mosiah Rodrigues, I am an athlete of the Brazilian Gymnastics Olympic team. Ricardo is a guy that loves sports, he is very dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle to all of his clients.

I recommend you his services, since he is very dedicated, professional and loves what he does. I would like to congratulate everyone that has been training with Ricardo and also all his future clients.”

Spike Goddard

Formula 3 / World Champion

“Through Ricardo’s well thought out and funky training sessions I have been able to change my diet and have lost 20 kilos and gained the muscles I have needed to achieve success in motor racing.

Ricardo’s training has improved the quality of my life and I will be forever grateful.”

Phoebe Lahey

Australian Institute of Fitness

“I have know Ricardo since he started out as a personal trainer. being one of his teachers he stood out from the begining with his already astute knowledge, thirst for learning and great physical ability.

Over the last many years Ricardo and I have kept in touch and I am always impressed at the rate that he increases his knowledge and keeps up to date with all the latest techniques and ideas.

Ricardo offers such a well rounded approach to fitness that he is capable of servicing everyone looking to improve their physical, emotional, and mental health and fitness. And the funny thing is, that over the last years he has given me such good advice and inspiration that sometimes i feel that now I have become the student and he is the teacher.

I'm very proud of him.”

Marina Shteyman

Mother

“I started training with Ricardo two years ago at the age of 45. In the beginning I came as a tag along with my daughter. I was overweight, sluggish and felt constantly tired. I was getting out of breath just going up the stairs. I also needed some one to motivate me. Going to gym didn't work, as I would loose interest very quickly.

After meeting with Ricardo, he gave me an eating regime that I continue to use until today. It's not a diet, it's a healthy life style. I continue to exercise with Ricardo on regular basis.

He encouraged me to get involved in running. In the last two years I completed 8 km mother’s day run twice, 9 KM bridge run twice, city to surf and 10 KM run at the Olympic Park.

In July 2011, I climbed Mt. Fuji with my daughter. None of this would be possible two years ago. I feel younger and fitter than I felt ten years ago and wouldn't be able to do it without Ricardo's help.”

Marco Maddaloni

ESPN International

“Genius! Amazing, informative, and compelling. Highly recommended for anyone concerned about their health, fitness and physical well-being.

Louisa Lee-Reizes

Designer and mother

“People tell you having a baby changes your life. It does. But it can also change your body.

I met Ricardo 6 months after giving birth to our amazing little girl. A few months post-baby my weight plateaued and I was finding the weight loss a challenge. During my first session with Ricardo I knew that this type of training would be different. Ricardo is a trainer who looks at your life as a whole : reviewing your diet, lifestyle and motivation. He is dedicated to his clients success in a way that I had not experienced before with other trainers.

Within the first two months I had shed half my body fat and was on the road to fitting into my pre-pregnancy jeans.

As a Pilates enthusiast and a certified trainer, I am a stickler for form when exercising. So is Ricardo. He is completely focused on his clients during the session. And you will never repeat the same exercise over and over again. With Rawfit, your body is challenged each and every time, building your strength and endurance. And now, almost a year on, I am training to run 14 kms. (A huge feat for someone who is almost allergic to running).

As a mother of toddler, Ricardo makes training achievable. My training sessions are attended by toddler and dog - who both look forward to their time in the park. Ricardo gives you the tools and support to achieve your goals when you need results. All you need to do is show up.”

Jade De Lavareille

IMG Model

After 3 days of training with Ricardo and following his diet I could already see and feel a big difference with my body. He really gives you all the motivation you need to achieve your goal while also following up on how you're doing, even after the class is over. Getting in shape has never been that easy and fun!

His dedication to his work is wonderful and makes you want to train even harder. The homemade Raw Food he sometimes brings to class are a very sweet plus!

Thank you very much Ricardo!!!

 

Personal Training

The RawFit Personal Training method is a genuine revolution in fitness. Its unique development is a result of a lifetime of research, dedication and practice.
It works for men trying to achieve a sculpted, ripped physique, and for helping women achieve a smaller and more defined shape. And when it comes to getting rid of problem areas on your body, Rawfit Personal Training truly has it down to an art.

It keeps your training interesting, not just for you but for your muscles. As your body learns to adapt to a specific exercise, it plateaus in its transformation.
To combat this, RawFit Personal Training draws upon many schools of exercise, and implements over 3,000 different training exercises. In fact, no two training sessions will ever be the same. By continually changing the way you train, you’ll keep your muscles guessing and help your body develop exactly how you want it to.

Our method goes beyond physical training.Ricardo Riskalla helps you plan your diet and make the best meal choices, based on cutting edge anti-aging diet research. This new method has helped models get into perfect shape, actors prepare for special roles, and professional athletes finally achieve the edge they need. Ricardo Riskalla speaks to each and every client to understand their specific needs.

Personal training

- ONE ON ONE -

1x a week4 sessions in total
AU$ 360,00
2x a week8 sessions in total
AU$ 720,00
3x a week12 sessions in total
AU$ 1080,00

* 1. All sessions last 1 hour and include ongoing physical evaluation and nutrition guidance.

* 2. Ricardo is also available to travel on-set or on-location both interstate and overseas to help clients prepare for a special acting or modeling role. Prices available on request.

Cooking Classes

The RawFit home mobile cooking classes are unique. Ricardo has been developing this delicious cooking method for more than a decade. It is based on cutting edge longevity research making you achieve incredible results. The classes are the perfect complement for the personal training program.

The classes are vegan, based on raw food and tailored to your own taste.
The classes are run in Sydney, Australia.

Cooking Classes

One on one:

3 hours classOne on one
AU$ 450,00
3 hours classGroup
AU$ 300,00 Per person

* 1. All ingredients must be provided by client.

* 2. The classes must be run at client’s house or cooking facility.

Rawfit Personal Training is no stranger to the media.

Our positive impact is recognised by the community and has made its way into a wide range of publications.

Rawfit Personal Training is no stranger to the media.

Our positive impact is recognised by the community and has made its way into a wide range of publications.

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      Our positive impact is recognised by the community and has made its way into a wide range of publications.

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        Rawfit Personal Training is no stranger to the media.

        Our positive impact is recognised by the community and has made its way into a wide range of publications.

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          Rawfit Personal Training is no stranger to the media.

          Our positive impact is recognised by the community and has made its way into a wide range of publications.

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            Rawfit Personal Training is no stranger to the media.

            Our positive impact is recognised by the community and has made its way into a wide range of publications.

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              Rawfit Personal Training is no stranger to the media.

              Our positive impact is recognised by the community and has made its way into a wide range of publications.

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                Rawfit Personal Training is no stranger to the media.

                Our positive impact is recognised by the community and has made its way into a wide range of publications.

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                  Rawfit Personal Training is no stranger to the media.

                  Our positive impact is recognised by the community and has made its way into a wide range of publications.

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                    Rawfit Personal Training is no stranger to the media.

                    Our positive impact is recognised by the community and has made its way into a wide range of publications.

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                      Rawfit Personal Training is no stranger to the media.

                      Our positive impact is recognised by the community and has made its way into a wide range of publications.

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                        Our positive impact is recognised by the community and has made its way into a wide range of publications.

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                          Our positive impact is recognised by the community and has made its way into a wide range of publications.

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                            Our positive impact is recognised by the community and has made its way into a wide range of publications.

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                                The Rawfit Diet

                                In this book Ricardo reveals all his secrets about longevity, beauty, detox, raw food and fitness. He even reveals the model’s secrets for homemade face creams and to how to create your own food recipes. The book also covers the attitude needed to succeed in fitness.

                                Available on the iBookstore Amazon Kindle Kobo

                                The Rawfit Diet Cookbook

                                In his brand new book Ricardo Riskalla reveals all his secret Raw Food recipes that transformed many famous bodies around
                                the globe.

                                Available on the iBookstore Amazon Kindle Kobo

                                A million workouts

                                A personal trainer in your pocket!

                                The idea for this application came from the need to help all Ricardo's clients when they were overseas or interstate. This amazing application allows you to train anywhere in a very small space, no equipment needed. You can even add your own music during your session. It combines all exercise secrets and sequences created by Ricardo.The best part is that it works as a trainer, so every time you turn it on it will create a new session that won't be repeated.

                                There are more than a million workout combinations in total, you and your body will never get bored. It even allows you to track your results with pictures!

                                Available on the App StoreAndroid App on Google Play
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