Hi Alex,

I want to share with you that I found Diego working out in his room the other day....Diego was pretty upset to learn that we would not be able to take him to the gym for now.  I found out that what upset him the most was that he was not going to be able to hang out with you...(he even asked if we could at least stop and visit you)...I also realized how much you helped Diego in such a critical moment of his sport life and how much you inspired him to gain his confidence back.  Your positive and great attitude is contagious and everyone in the gym can feel it, but when I realize how much of a positive influence you have been in Diego's life I have no words to describe my gratitude as a parent other than to say: Thank You from the bottom of my heart.  As you know we have always believed in your training and the positve results in our kids performance, but being able to influence a kid in such a positive way is priceless and you do it so naturally and selflessly, and for that we thank you!
Thanks Alex.

-Gabriela C.


I would like to thank everyone on the staff for the great work they have done this summer with my three sons. The improvement that they realized in a relatively short period of time is amazing. Last year my oldest son would consistently break through the front line of the offense only to have the quarterback easily elude him. In his first game this year I was on the sidelines and witnessed him run down the quarterback from behind and record a sack. This program will allow your kids to become the best that they can be, and as a parent it has been gratifying to say the least. I am looking forward to what my boys will be able to achieve in the future with the help of everyone at going vertical.

- Shawn O'Brien

First, I’d like to say that Alex Van Dyke’s Going Vertical is the best thing that has ever happened to me. It’s taken me roughly a year to achieve what you see today. Before Going Vertical I was not a happy person. I was uncomfortable with the way I looked. Basically, I felt I needed to make a change in my life. I’ve never been motivated to work out on my own so, what I did was call Going Vertical and asked , “What could you do for me?” All I can say is, WOW! and that’s saying a lot coming from me.

It hasn’t been easy, but Alex has truly made a difference in my life. I have lost a total of 50lbs. and I feel wonderful. My confidence in myself has risen tremendously and my peers have taken notice of meI just want to say that if you are serious about weight loss and need a challenge, then Alex Van Dyke’s Going Vertical has an excellent cardio program that is second to none. He is a blessing to our community and he truly cares about your well-being.

I am 35 year old and I’m in the best shape of my life.......Thanks Alex!

- Kevin Outlaw, UCD Medical

I feel better, move easier, eat better and can now brush my teeth in front of mirror with no shirt on!

- Dave Rohrdanz, M.D.

Shakespeare said, “If I could write the beauty of your eyes and in fresh numbers number all your graces, the age to come would say, “This poet lies, such heavenly touches ne’re touched earthly faces.”

And that’s how I feel about Going Vertical. If I accurately described the comprehensive workout program; the helpful and supportive staff; the challenging fitness programs; the extensive and effective equipment; the terrific group of people that work out by my side at each session; and the absolute joy that comes with knowing that I’m improving my physical well-being every time I walk in the Going Vertical door, you’d say, “There’s no way it can be as great as he describes, especially not at the prices charged.”

Well, it can be. It’s all I’ve described, and more. Vince Lombardi once said that “obstacles are what we see when we take our eyes off our goal.” Alex and his staff at Going Vertical help me keep my eyes on my goal, and I can’t ask for anything more. I can’t imagine a better, more effective workout regimen.

- Cliff Weimer

Being a Non-athlete the thought of working out at this facility was a bit intimidating. However, once I began I was hooked! My first day I probably had the worst performance on record but Alex was there encouraging me every step of the way. Even though I was sore and tired I really was looking forward to my next visit. The best feature is the personalized and positive reinforcement I receive throughout my entire workout. If I was left to my own devices I could go to any gym for hours on end and not even sweat! Alex makes sure that every second of my hour long sessions is put to good use. After only 4 months of working with Alex for 3 hours a week, my entire body has changed! Just looking at my physique one could mistake me for a weekend warrior, it isn't until they see me play any sport that they realize I have no natural athletic abilities! But hey, if I can look like an athlete without the injuries and broken nails, then I'm a happy camper. Alex rocks and I have the quads to prove it.

*BaRkS & LiCkS*
Owner - Cha Cha's Doggie Daycare
- Desalene Jones

Alex, I wanted to thank you for providing such a positive experience for Brent. He had his first scrimmage this weekend. Both parents and players have commented on how much faster Brent is. He feels better and is in tip-top shape. He attributes this to you. At first I thought your program was a bit out of my price range, but we'll definitely be back in the summer. You can't put a price on what you've done for my son's self esteem.

Thank you again

- Lori Thomas

The best testimony is when your son’s teammates and parents make comments like- “Trent has gotten so much more athletic and comfortable with his body. Especially, when comments are make about how his speed and agility in the goalie box has improved and how his pitching velocity has increased “overnight”. However the best thing about Alex Van Dyke's Going Vertical is Alex and Company really care about every kid.

- Pete Vonich

This, by far, is the most positive training program my son has had the opportunity to participate in. The professional atmosphere sends the message…….you can achieve your goals if you work hard. The training staff is excellent. Wisdom speaks in every word of encouragement given. If you want your child to reach for his or her goals—send him/her here. You can see the improvement in the self-esteem, and yeah, he can even surprise himself. Great people, Great Program, Great Training and Great Results!

Thanks Alex and Staff

- Dave Scholtz

Outstanding Program! We have had our 11 year old involved with Alex Van Dyke's Going Vertical for approximately 5-6 months. His running (form & speed), strength and agility has improved dramatically in such a short period of time!! Alex Van Dyke's Going Vertical is now a part of his normal practice schedule.

- Mr. Nishimura

My experience with Going Vertical has been an absolutely positive experience. I came to Alex Van Dyke with a goal in mind and over the last three years I have exceeded my goal. During my time I have learned the importance of exercise and its health benefits.  The training facility has a positive atmosphere filled with a wonderful staff and clients.  I would recommend Going Vertical to anyone at any age.
- Porscha Barclay

In my freshman year of college, I played behind two excellent all-league guards which limited my playing opportunities. I have always work hard and consistently on my game, but it was especially important that I got the best possible advantage I could before entering my sophomore year.  Nothing was guaranteed for my sophomore season other than an opportunity to prove myself in a new position in a short period of time. Going Vertical made the difference! Improving my physical abilities enhanced my skill capabilities.  I became quicker, stronger, more durable and a lot more explosive on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball.  During my sophomore season, I was often assigned to stop the other team's top scoring guard despite having very little game experience from the year before.  My success at playing defense against quick guards would not have been possible without learning how to use my body in a different way.  For athletes who are serious about having success at the next level, Going Vertical will substantially improve your athleticism in your specific sport.  I chose the 6 week summer program and the results were felt immediately upon entering pre-season camp. The program helped my confidence and helped me earn a starting position at the beginning of my sophomore year.  And I have not looked back ever since.  Thank you Mr. Van Dyke and your staff. Much appreciated!

- Jordan F.,  SMC/FHS

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