RISE UP (ages 9+) 

Riekes institute of speed & Explosiveness - unleash your potential

Rise Up with US!  As competition on the athletic field continuously gets tougher, the benefits of RISE UP increase due to the tangible competitive advantages they give our athletes.  Enabling participants t measurably run faster (speed), jump higher (explosiveness), improve agility and build physical endurance.  Each athlete's individualized program is based on his or her pre-evaluation, then further tailored by our elite coaching staff using cutting - edge training techniques and industry - leading proprietary methods adapted from Athletic Republic's (AR) protocols.  

Our coaching staff benefits from years of experience in training athletes of all ages & abilities.  State of the art equipment & facilities, provided through our partnership with AR create the platform for our elite coaching staff to take Speed & Explosiveness training to a whole new level.  

Why Rise up? The Competitive Advantage 

Athletic Republic/Riekes Center Partnership – delivers effective, proven training methods and state-of the-art equipment and facilities

Individualized Program – starts with each athlete’s evaluation, then further tailored based on individual needs and goals

Riekes Center’s Proven Track Record – provides expert coaches, fiercely committed to helping their athletes succeed, in a supportive and productive environment

Expert Coaching Staff – years of experience enables efficient and effective training

Measurable Metrics of Improvement – faster run times, increased jump heights, improved agility and first-step explosiveness, and enhanced physical conditioning and endurance

Rise Up Equipment 

Super Treadmill

Teaches an athlete to run at his or her maximum speed | Up to 28 mph; 40% incline | Standard treadmills cannot produce the speed or stability the Super Treadmill provides | Built for tangibly improving an athlete’s cardiovascular fitness | Using expert-designed sport specific protocols, the Super Treadmill produces greater improvements in an athlete’s speed when compared to ground-based training only | Incline running on the Super Treadmill enables athletes to run using the same form Olympic sprinters utilize.

Plyo Press

Improves leg strength and explosive power, and takes explosive power training to its highest level | The footplate’s angle puts the athlete in an athletic position which demands produced force to come from the balls of his or her feet – not the heels – as is seen in standard squat exercise | The sled supports the lower back and reinforces proper mechanics when lifting heavy weights or doing explosive jumps | The Plyo Press provides variable resistance that optimizes the weight load based on how an athlete’s body functions | Versus squats and hip sleds, the Plyo Press is a safer and more effective way to train lower body explosive strength and power.

The Rise Up training program was instrumental in preparing me to play college football at the highest level. I guarantee you will outwork your competition with this program. The coaches are passionate about what they do, and are committed to achieving your goals. This training will test you everyday, and is not for everyone. If you WANT to be great, you will tap out. If you NEED to be great this is the right program for you. If you want to take your game to the next level, challenge yourself to Rise Up.
— Rhett Ellison – Minnesota Vikings Fullback, selected in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft

Pricing Information

To see a list of program prices for the entire Riekes Center, download the Riekes Price Sheet.  Prices are subject to change; for the most up-to-date information, please contact Andrew Havili, ahavili@riekes.org

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for all of our programs. We seek to provide educational opportunities regardless of income; please contact the Front Desk for more information at info@riekes.org or (650) 364-2509. In addition to direct scholarships, we offer work-trade opportunities through our Community Service program.