307 North Caswell Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204, United States

(303) 349-6774

Rich O'neill

Owner/Director of Athletic Development


 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

Email: richo753@gmail.com

Devin Soden


NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Phone: (917) 578-9685

Email: devinsoden@gmail.com

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.

Christina Canterino


NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Phone: (631) 416-0729

Email: christina.canterino@gmail.com

TJ Chaney


NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Phone: (585) 719-7225

Email: torincha@gmail.com

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.

Hunter Story


NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Phone: (704) 929-6037

Email: hunter.story@outlook.com