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

IMG
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 is the official Personal Trainer for IMG Models Australia.

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.

"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 —

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

Dmitri Zorin

Former USSR (Russian)
Olympic Team Coach

Marcos Paulo Reis

Brazilian Triathlon
Olympic Team Coach

Maeve Dermody

Actress

Amy Ives

Australian Rowing
Olympic Team

Spike Goddard

Formula 3
World Champion

Phoebe Lahey

Australian Institute
of Fitness

Danielle Ragenard

Director, IMG Models

Marco Maddaloni

ESPN International

Jade

Model

Mandy De Wolff

Model

Georgia McGlennon

Model

Bella

Model

Tess Haubrich

Actress, Model

Paul Tockuss

Model

Ashley Pogmore

Australia’s Next Top Model

Jordan Kale Barrett

Model

Jay Barwick

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!”

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.”

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!”

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.”

Danielle Ragenard

Director, IMG Models

“We love working with Ricardo Riskalla from RawFit as he focuses on the whole person - physical, emotional and spiritual. In a business that tends to focus only on the physical we find our clients respond to his holistic approach, building a platform to long term health, happiness and success.”

Marco Maddaloni

ESPN International

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

Jade

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!!!

 

Mandy De Wolff

Model

I really enjoyed training with Ricardo during my work as a model in Sydney Australia. He helped me to lose weight and shape up for work. Also the way he could fit the sessions into my daily schedule was very good. A lot of good energy, I enjoyed his company and looked forward to every session every time.

 

Georgia McGlennon

Model

I have never been enthusiastic about exercise and have in most cases seen it as more inconvenient than beneficial. I've paid for gym memberships I've never used, tried to work out with friends and attend classes but due to the nature of my personality I was easily bored and lacked motivation after the first few months. Since signing with IMG I'm aware of the importance of my health and that I must keep my body in the best shape possible- something that Ricardo has taught me and has made me far more enthusiastic about..

When I first met Ricardo we went through my exercise routine, diet and all- round lifestyle. Having previously trained other models, I really got the feeling that Ricardo was able to help me in getting the results I wanted and needed as he tailored to my aims. He has encouraged me to adjust my

diet and exercise regime. In a matter of weeks I, and the agency, started to see changes. Every training session is different, interactive and outdoors; I'll learn about everything from the benefits of a certain exercise to a new smoothie recipe or natural face mask within an hour. We set goals together to maintain motivation and interest in my training, such as the Blackmores half marathon later in the year, which allows me to push myself more and more with each week.

I would not hesitate to recommend Ricardo as a personal trainer to anyone, no matter their career or incentive for exercising. Since we have started training, I have reconsidered my lifestyle in order to be more health conscious and aware of how I take care of my body so I can look and feel my best for work.

Bella

Model

Ricardo’s training has been one of the most rewarding training experiences I've ever done. After our first training session I felt more motivated and inspired than I have in a long time. I learnt so much about how to not only change my body for the better but also nourish it with the right nutrients. I am forever thankful to Ricardo! He's made me a healthier and happier version of myself.

 

Tess Haubrich

Actress, Model

Before I started training with Ricardo I was unfit and felt tired and sluggish. Within the first week of training and following his eating plan, my skin was visibly clearer and my energy levels had considerably increased. Four weeks on, I feel the best I have ever felt. Ricardo has a very holistic approach to exercise and nutrition. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to enjoy a healthy and happy life. We only have one body and Ricardo sure knows what to do with it to get amazing results!

 

Paul Tockuss

Model

I have never seen such accelerated, dramatic and positive changes in myself

 

Ashley Pogmore

Australia’s Next Top Model

Whilst being on Australia's Next Top Model I realised how unfit I was and how almost everything I ate was unhealthy. It was not until after ANTM I knew I needed to change my lifestyle, in that time I was struggling to find any successful ways to keep fit and eat healthy. Thankfully I was introduced to Ricardo, and his cook book. With his knowledge and motivation it has given me a completely new outlook on health and fitness.

I noticed results straight away. Also with his training and diets I continue to see results weekly. I have never been this healthy and I truly believe if it wasn’t for Ricardo's help I would not have been able to reach my goal.

Jordan Kale Barrett

Model

Now with RawFit Training I can walk into a training session with a positive mindset, previously dreading what was to come in a session with other fitness coaches. After my first meeting with Ricardo my attitude toward fitness and healthy living changed entirely.

His pure, energetic approach and love for what he does influences others. Constant communication & professionalism from someone with the intelligence to educate and who knows exactly what they’re talking about. Exactly what I needed.

Jay Barwick

Model

Great mentor, friend, support and an excellent trainer with background knoweldge to back up the physical outcomes. Best trainer I’ve ever had and one of the most reliable people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet.

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$ 380,00
2x a week8 sessions in total
AU$ 760,00
3x a week12 sessions in total
AU$ 1140,00

* 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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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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                    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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                            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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