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Read testimonials from our happy customers whose students and clients are benefiting from our climbing walls, staff training & best-practice fitness programming.


“I can honestly say this was the most enjoyabl purchae I EVER MADE. The people were tremendous and I certainly had lots of questions and problems that were handled with ease–Thank you!!!!!!!” -Jack Sheehan, Physical Educator, Hanover Public Schools, Hanover, PA

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“The sales people were very helpful and very knowledgeable. The installers were great to work with. They did an outstanding job. We have been very happy with our Everlast Climbing Wall.” -Scott Green, Julia P. Bryant Elementary School, Statesboro, GA

“I love our new Magna Wall!  The students love using it and they are being challenged in news ways every time we use the wall.  Handholds are easy to change around to make it easier for my Kindergarten students or harder for my second graders to traverse the wall.” -Micheal McHugh, Bates Elementary School, Dexter, MI

“We Love Our New Rock wall! It has only been installed for 2 months and we have gotten our money’s worth already! The staff is even working on their climbing skills and improving upper body strength. The kids love the varying levels of challenge it can present EACH of them and their abilities. Also, it was a TREMENDOUS addition to our obstacle course unit! I really appreciated your help and professionalism as we went through the process of getting the wall from beginning to end. Your efforts are part of helping kids be healthy and more importantly … HAPPY! WE LOVE IT!” -Luke Garringer, Physical Educator, Bryant Elementary School, Kearney, NE 

“Our experience with the wall has been very positive and safe. I wanted our wall to help students in gaining confidence, decision-making, getting used to heights, and most importantly for us, adding to arm strength options. Parents think it’s a beautiful addition to our gym as a mural as well. We are very pleased with our purchase and look forward to years of enjoyment on the wall.” H. Douglas, P. E. Teacher, Hazel M. Kellington School, Neepawa, MB  Canada

“I was so happy to come across your web site. I work with all special needs children, and you had just what I was looking for.  The climbing wall is everything I wanted and more.  The kids are loving it. Thank you!!!!!” -Paula W. Dwyer, OTR, Seiter Educational Center, Greenville, MI

“Our students are thrilled with our new climbing wall!  This wall is going to bring much fitness and fun to our school.  We will use this as part of our regular P.E. program, our after school latchkey program and as a reward to motivate kids to read.  Thanks for a great product!” -Karyl Strader, Donnelsville Elementary, Donnelsville, OH

“Everyone at Everlast has been extremely helpful and responsive to get a climbing wall installed at our school. I was totally impressed by the timeline in which the wall was installed from my original talks with the sales rep to the actual install. I will definitely recommend Everlast to other professionals I know!!” -Brian Pender, Sky Oaks Elementary, Burnsville, MN

“It was quite easy to install the wall, and the DVD was of tremendous help.  The book of activities is also excellent.  The wall has been a tremendous hit with our students.  We have found the wall very easy to get ready for activity, and find it very safe.” -Brent Jackson, York House School, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“Everyone at Everlast was fantastic to deal with when I had questions. They always took their time and made sure all of my questions were answered. Sue Nelson was amazing! I hope to do more business with your company in the future.” – Jason Lebar, Conley Elementary School, Algonquin, IL

“Many students who aren’t athletic in other areas are successful on the rock wall.” – Corey Scuiutto, Fremont Intermediate School, Mundelein, IL

“My students can’t get enough of the rock wall; they want to use it every day.” – Amy Bertrand, Laura Wilder Elementary School, Sioux Falls, SD

“Couldn’t have been more pleased with the product and service! I will recommend this product to all of my fellow school administrators.” – Dana Thomas, Botts Elementary School, Denniston, KY

“We are very pleased with the product and the installation and have appreciated working with you for this purchase. We look forward to our students learning about and enjoying their opportunities to utilize the climbing wall. Your installation team was also efficient and very professional.” – Adam D. Dymond, Anderson School District 4, Pendleton, SC

“The kids love the wall and the different activities that can be done makes it very justifiable to the program.” – Steve Wendell, Gibbon Elementary School, Gibbon, NE

“We are very excited about our wall. Our kids enjoy it. We had a family physical fitness night and the climbing wall was a big hit!” – Dana Thomas, Botts Elementary School, Denniston, KY

“We are very pleased with our wall. I was impressed with the quickness that the process had from the time we ordered to installation was incredible.” – Rick Lee, Robert Martin Elementary School, Wichita, KS

“We love our rock wall. Thank you for providing this fun, engaging and physically active product for our students to enjoy.” – Edward Manuszak, Patterson Elementary School, Tecumseh, MI

“From the moment I first contacted Everlast I was treated to excellent communication and was even sent hands-on samples of your product. Vicky Strom was the perfect sales rep for our school. She worked within our budget to allow us to buy the finest traversing wall possible. The wall is now in place and I am currently introducing every P.E. class to the wall where it is a huge hit; appreciated by the parents and teachers, and thoroughly enjoyed by the students. Thank you!” – Bob Hoare, Madison Elementary School, Mount Vernon, WA

“You guys truly rock, thanks. I will be back when the funds are available.” – Travis Rockafellow, Perry West Elementary, Perry, MI

“My whole experience has been very positive. My students love this climbing wall!” – Mona Kiener, Junction City Elementary School, Junction City, OH

“ I’ve been very pleased with our interaction with your company. The students have been really excited about the wall and have enjoyed the challenging activity.” – Brent Hardison, Longest Elementary, Greenville, KY

“It has been a pleasure dealing with Everlast. You make everything so easy. I will definitely spread the word about your product and services within my PE circle.” – Ken Miller, West Hampton Beach Elementary School, West Hampton Beach, NY

“This installation is not a school, but a private use residence. Our family is enjoying the wall, we are just traversing for now, until we get all the ropes and harness stuff to ascend. It feels structurally sound and the handholds are user friendly to take on and off.” – Charlie and Nancy Sawyer, Ukiah, CA

“I heard all through college and the physical education network about Everlast climbing walls. [I chose this company because] I knew Everlast was a quality product.” – Gregg Bethka, Bath Primary School, Bath, NY

“Great asset to our new facility. Staff and visitors love it.” – Philip Grymes, Outdoor Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

“I began my search for a climbing wall by calling different companies and asking questions about the products offered. After speaking with Ms. Sue Nelson I was sold with your company. She was very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly with all my questions and concerns, no matter how small. Thanks.” – Andrew M. Luton, Dover Elementary, Dover, TN

“My students LOVE the wall. The curriculum is great.” – Kristi Cook, Graber Elementary, Hutchinson, KS

“Excellent company with an excellent, functional and exciting product that works.” – Ray Roig, Pierrepont School, Rutherford, NJ

“The magna wall is great; our entire school community loves it. Can’t say enough about how great Marcus Dalton and Cory Leier were installing the wall. Ahead of schedule, very professional and a great job! Did not have a trainer here, but the climbing classroom manual is a valuable resource and very helpful guide. It has been very easy to get started with activities on the wall. Love the obstacle course with noodles and the fitness accessories. It brings a whole new dimension and challenge to the traverse wall. Overall a great experience from purchase to finished install.” – Stacie Curd, Carlena Chandler Elementary, Allen, TX

“Staff is great to work with and is very friendly!” – Dana I. Riley, Chapin Elementary School, Chapin, SC

“The middle school students look at the wall and think this will be so easy. Once they attempt to climb for the first time their eyes are opened to the complete opposite; it is very challenging. The students love that there are different difficulty levels and they can choose which one best fits their fitness level; while always working to make the next level. The wall also works great as a fitness station as well.” – Cyndi Freeman, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA

“The students are so excited when they see the climbing wall mats are down – this means fun times ahead! We are already planning integration activities with our reading/math teachers and plan to expand our wall. GREAT product and GREAT service! – Roberta Sipe, Rosa Parks-Edison Elementary School Indianapolis, IN

“You have a great product and service. Lyle Helke was amazing from planning through completion! We are so fortunate to have won a grant to afford such a climbing wall that will be enjoyed by children and adults alike!” – Nick Kline, Cortland County Family YMCA, Cortland, NY

“After watching students at a local elem. school on the wall and enjoying it I wanted to give my students the same opportunity. Our PTO did just that and funded the project. It was well worth it! The students at Frank Layden love climbing it. It’s the first thing they ask to do when they come into the gym. Thanks for such a great product!” – Chad Ulepich, Frank Layden Elementary, Frontenac, KS

“Ms Nelson was always very helpful with everything I needed and answering all my questions. Thanks Sue!” – Julie Lofstad, Hampton Bays Elementary School, Hampton Bays, NY

“The wall is great!!! Lyle and the installers couldn’t have been friendlier. Anytime we needed something or a question answered they would have it for us right away. The process was very simple and I would highly recommend Everlast.” – Josh Bonner, Fremont Elementary School, Mundelein, IL

“ We are very happy with the wall at our school. The kids love it! Thanks again for everything.” – Jason Elias, Thomas Lake Elementary, Eagan, MN

“You have both a great product and a great company. All the people we have dealt with at Everlast have been very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Our students have been energized to work on the wall and accomplish many different challenges your product provides.” – Justin O’Brien, Manor Woods Elementary School, Ellicott City, MD

“We can’t say enough good things about Lyle and Sue and the company. From our first conversation to the installation we were treated so well. Your responsiveness is unmatched from our experiences with other companies. The product is outstanding both in quality, practicality, appearance and use. Thanks for an outstanding product. We hope this will motivate our colleagues to purchase these walls. We’re the envy of many others who have less than this quality product!” – Anna Spring, Manor Woods Elementary School, Ellicott City, MD

“The product is easy to use and the children are enjoying class! The children not usually interested in Physical Education are beginning to enjoy class more. With the magnetic wall and additional holds we ordered, the lesson possibilities are endless!” – Melissa Laudage, Munsey Park Elementary School, Manhasset, NY

“I wanted to take a moment to let you know what a positive addition to our elementary school the wall has been. Each student has had a great opportunity to climb and experience the thrill of climbing during physical education class. Taking the wall one step further with my graduate work has given me the chance to see firsthand how beneficial a wall can be to a school. From the first day working with your company I have felt comfortable and confident in the product I was getting. Each time I called everyone was ever so helpful and Tim was always willing to talk. With the positive feedback I have received from students, staff, and parents I hope to continue to  do business with you in the future! Thanks for helping to increase the overall wellness of our Cottage Grove students!” – Reed Foster, Cottage Grove School, Cottage Grove, WI

“The wall is sturdy and easy to use. Love it – students love it. Super friendly installers, eager to be helpful and very good at what they do. Thank you for the activity suggestions and ideas. Thank you, especially Vicky for her responsiveness and “soft sell.” – Rich Jacobs, Orange Center School, East Barre, VT

“I love the wall and it looks great in the gym! The locking system is perfect for supervision and safety! The climbing accessories are great to challenge students on the wall! The installers were very professional and great to answer questions! I love the wall and your company was great to work with! Thanks for a great product and great people to work with. I am looking forward to using the wall this upcoming year!” – Brad Davies, Orem Elementary, Orem, Utah

“The best thing about our wall is that every child can feel good about their ability.” – Kathy Bratcher, H.C. Storm, Batavia, IL

“My students can’t get enough of the rock wall; they want to use it every day.” – Amy Bertrand, Laura Wilder Elementary School, Sioux Falls, SD

“Couldn’t have been more pleased with the product and service! I will recommend this product to all of my fellow school administrators.” – Adam D. Dymond, Anderson School District 4, Pendleton, SC

“The rock climbing wall was and is a big success.  My sixth grade class enjoyed the climb very much, as I knew they would.  The girls, who were a little hesitant at first, could not get enough of climbing the wall. However, the biggest compliment I can give is a student who is reluctant to try anything, did the wall.  I have never seen such a smile on his face as he attempted the wall.  He would not leave the confines of the wall and wanted to keep climbing the wall.  Although his abilities are very limited, he enjoyed the activity and wanted to do more of the wall.” – Mike Lotto, Akron (Ohio) Public Schools

“Over the past three years, I have worked with Everlast Climbing to install traversing and/or climbing walls at all six of our schools. Throughout all stages of the process from planning to installation, Everlast has provided top-notch service and was a pleasure to work with. Teachers enjoy facilitating lessons on the walls and students appreciate the variety of fitness and cooperative activities the walls affords. Thank you for a job well done. It has been a pleasure to work with the entire Everlast team on our varied projects.  Your collaboration and service has been truly appreciated. ” -Gregory Ranieri, Scituate (MA) Public Schools

Great presentation–provided lots of opportunity to experience the wall and offer input, questions. Very hands-on and lots of fun activities to help us learn first hand what students might experience on the Adaptive Wall.”-Maureen, Clifford Bowey School, Ottawa, ON, Canada

“Excellent speaker. Knew product and love the games and interactive activities.”-Jo-Lyn, Clifford Bowey School, Ottawa, ON, Canada