the BEGINNING - Story of Raging Gym
(Header image is outside of the RG, Ruoholahdenkatu 6 Kamppi, Helsinki on March 13th 2014 at 11.11 - the day of signing the lease contract for our becoming home, the Raging Gym)
It feels like it was a long time ago and yet at the same time like it was just yesterday.
I know, you have been asking for it, and I have promised it to you so many times that I can't even remember anymore..
But this time is for real!
So many things have happened and changed during these 4 years since I signed the lease contract for my (our) home in Kamppi, but I have been gathering a lot of pictures, videos, screenshots etc. from different hard drives, old mobile phones, friends and enemies, iPods etc. for this blog series and to tell this story.
The pictures will tell you more than a thousand words so I believe that finding all this material was crucial to tell the story right. And ofc, to actually show you the crazy years and hustle of our crew so that you would get to know us, and the brand, better.
I apologize already since the material may NOT be in its chronological order but I will do my best to give you the story behind the infamous Raging Gym & its Crew and soon later, aiming the stories to tell the STORY BEHIND RÄÄKKI CLOTHING.
Try to stay with me & us, as we dig into our minds & memories of the past 4-5 years to tell you these stories.
Stories behind friendship, family, owning a basement gym, being kings* of our lives and building up a brand to represent all this from the undergrounds of Kamppi, Helsinki Finland.
This is our story, of our family and we love you all for being part of it!
ps. if you still have A N Y images, videos etc. from Raging Gym, we kindly ask you to send them to us by email or by Google Drive link to : [email protected]
With all the best,
co-founder and CEO of Raging Gym & RÄÄKKI Clothing
*"being kings of our own lives" refers to Elliott Hulse's book KING and his idea of being the king of your own life. Look it up from YouTube. Elliott was one of the inspirations behind the RG.
PICTURES TAKEN : Top image on March 14th 2014 at 15:45, taken from the single apartment upstairs of Raging Gym. The lower picture is day before on March 13th 2014 at 11:12, in the basement of the apartment, the soon to become Raging Gym.