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Published May 14th, 2014 by Susan Zaro

The Riekes Center

Gary Riekes created the Riekes Center for Human Enhancementto build self-esteem in young people through a strength-and-fitness academy. Along the way the model expanded into a mission […]

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The Riekes Impact: Susan Zaro

On November 2, 2015 By

Susan Zaro started working with Gary when he was still living at Oak Creek apartments. A serious and dedicated tennis player, she received training from Gary and was given a scholarship to UCLA and then went on to play professionally. She is now an accomplished sports psychologist. Gary and the Riekes Center vision helped Susan […]

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How To Do A Perfect Push Up

On October 6, 2015 By

Doing a push up looks like one of the easiest exercises to perform, but it’s one of the most challenging movements when done correctly. Performing the perfect push up requires the individual to activate multiple muscle groups in order to be successful.  We’d like to encourage you to try performing the perfect push up as […]

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We are excited to announce the Riekes Center is the proud recipient of a Veterans Administration Adaptive Sports Grant under the Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces Program. We are honored to continue offering dynamic and diverse programs for the brave men and women who are Veterans […]

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This article describes PRI breathing, taught by our Director of Athletic Fitness Tim Dempsey

You’re breathing all wrong. Here’s why you should fix the way you suck wind
By Trevor Thieme, Illustrations By Paul Blow, Illustrations By ISM Monday, April 20, 2015, 12:54 pm

The seminar looks like a faith healing.

Seated elbow-to-elbow […]

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On July 24, 2015 By

Man of many talents Gary Riekes helps others reach their potential

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on July 24, 2015

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We’re guessing we aren’t the only one who associate […]

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Hoops International Visits

On July 14, 2015 By

The Riekes Center reflects real world diversity, and our recent visitors from Australia demonstrate that. From Sunday, June 21st to Wednesday June 24th we hosted a group of young people from the program Hoops International – Australia. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Hoops International is a nonprofit organization with the motto: “off […]

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Is there a correct way to stand up from your chair? Here at the Riekes Center, we value the importance of training safely for the sake of our students’ well being. Our amazing athletic fitness team pays close attention to each student’s posture.  Posture plays an essential role in anyone’s success, including our […]

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By Monica Ho Ehlers January 15, 2014

Sprint8, a revolutionary exercise program that makes people leaner, stronger and possibly even younger looking is hitting classes at the Continue Reading

September 18, 2013

Whether it was playing the English horn for Stanford’s orchestra or as a wide receiver for the football team, Gary Riekes has always had a passion for music and sports. After sustaining a debilitating back injury during his sophomore year, he realized another talent—helping […]

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