Rich O’Neill has been a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, as well as the International Fitness Professionals Association since 2001. He has accumulated over 30,000 hours of personal training experience working under and alongside world renowned fitness expert Sam Iannetta since 2004.
Rich uses his skills to first evaluate each client’s bio-alignment and functional mobility. He then begins to organize a system of movements designed to alleviate pain, improve functional movement and avoid further injuries down the road. It is through his experience that he has learned to troubleshoot and identify poor movement patterns, postural discrepancies and muscle imbalances.
Moving to Charlotte in 2015, Rich immediatelysensed a need for his revolutionary approach to exercise and movement. This prompted him to start his company, Elite Functional Performance in 2016. The foundation of Elite Performance is Fitness Longevity. An exercise model developed out in Boulder and now exclusively available in Charlotte. Rich has worked to launch this system throughout Charlotte.
Phone: (303) 349-6774
Phone: (917) 578-9685
Devin is a nationally successful athlete whose love of athletics led her to a career helping others maximize their physical performance regardless of their age. She has been a certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine since 2004. Utilizing gait analysis and mobility testing methodology, she evaluates each client individually and designs specific programs to meet each clients needs and goals. Devin's deep understanding of human biomechanics leads to injury risk reduction.She has worked with clients of all ages and skill levels- middle schoolers, competitive athletes and seniors- to help each perform more effectively and with less pain.
After meeting Rich O'Neill and being mentored under him Devin has become an integral part of forming the EFP team.
Phone: (585) 719-7225
My name is TJ Chaney. I was born and raised in Rochester, NY and moved to Charlotte, NC in 2015. I immediately got NASM certified and started my fitness career doing group fitness at Orangetheory Fitness.
After practicing group fitness for about two years, I wanted to focus more on individual, one on one training in which I could learn more and use more of my knowledge about writing specific programs for clients. That’s when I crossed paths with Rich O’Neill and found Elite Functional Performance. After shadowing a couple of the trainers here for a few months, I’ve learned more about the human body in that short amount of time than I did since I first got certified. I was able to see, first hand, clients that have been dealing with pain for years, workout here at EFP and resolve those issues after a handful of sessions.
I, myself, am a prime example of a case that proves what we do at EFP works. I unfortunately suffered a traumatic injury in June of 2018 in which I severed my quadricep tendon. I did all of my rehab and physical therapy here and was back on my feet in no time. You can watch all of the episodes and check out the week-by-week progression by visiting our YouTube page: EFP Charlotte, NC.