“Well, after going to Riekes I can definitely tell a difference in my overall athleticism. When working out with the team, I was able to lift more weight than people similar to me and do more reps on things such as push ups and pull ups. In regards to my speed, I was not very fast when coming into the Riekes Center, but once I left I felt more comfortable as I was able to improve on all facets of my running. My explosiveness increased after lifting and running as well as my overall speed, due to all the different forms of training we did. It helped a lot, as I saw a major increase in my 40 time and long distance running. It was definitely worth every second.”
“When I started with Sione, I was not even close to being in college football shape. With his help I got bigger, stronger, faster and am in the best shape I have ever been in. Sione couldn’t have prepared me any better to compete at the college level. The workouts are fun, and everything you do is tailored to your specific sport. After training with Sione at The Riekes Center, I wouldn’t train anywhere else."
“Since the very first day I started training at The Riekes Center, l began to see drastic improvements in my speed, vertical leap, and my overall athleticism. Without the knowledge and skills of the trainers at Riekes, there is no doubt in my mind I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
“I feel a special bond with my Nature Awareness friends and mentors. I'm very grateful that I was able to participate in the Riekes Nature Awareness program. Connecting with nature has been a life-changing experience for me. I wrote The Budding Naturalist's Guide to the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum with the goal of encouraging young people to connect with nature. I think young people having a relationship with the natural world is incredibly important to saving the environment. The Riekes Center Nature Awareness programs helped me create this relationship with nature and I am looking forward to passing it along to others.”
“I started Acceleration in my Junior winter. I was decently athletic and strong for my size at the time. I weighed 255 pounds and ran a 5.2 40 yard dash with a max bench press of 225. After doing Acceleration through the summer and Pinnacle the offseason after my Senior and Freshmen seasons, I improved my speed and strength drastically. I trimmed my 40 yard dash to a 4.94 and can rep 225, 17 times. I did this even though I only gained 5 pounds to 260. But I transformed my body to have much better stamina and body composition. Riekes Center helped me become strong and athletic enough to compete on the next level.”
“While in college, I wanted to push myself above and beyond the summer training and conditioning I was receiving with my teammates. RISE-UP provided me the extra boost that I needed. Through sport specific workout regimens that targeted speed, acceleration, and isometric strengthening, I was able to achieve my collegiate football goals and reach my dream of playing in the NFL.”
“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.”