Mar 30, 2020
In this episode of the New Year's Revolutionary podcast, I had the privilege of interviewing Rich O'Neill, owner of Elite Functional Performance (EFP) here in Charlotte.
Rich is a certified personal trainer with over 30,000 hours of personal training experience. He 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. I've experienced this process first hand, and am excited to continue working with Rich and his team on my own fitness development.
We covered a lot of ground in this episode. I was blown away by the depth of Rich's knowledge about physical fitness and nutrition, and his ability to distill and explain it in ways that made sense. We talked about Rich's unique entry into the field, and how that has shaped his approach and perspective. We discussed his thoughts on coaching, nutrition, books, routines, and the challenges of work/life balance as a business owner.
(One thing we did not talk about was coronavirus. We recorded this a few days before the response really started developing here in North Carolina. Hopefully this will be a nice respite from the news!)