Since becoming a professional athlete in 2002, Oguchi has always aimed to maintain a strong and healthy lifestyle. Growing up in a large family of extremely athletic siblings pushed Oguchi to work even harder at his craft if he wanted to stand out and be noticed. Having access to some of the world's best physical therapists and performance coaches gave him a better appreciation for the limits and capabilities of the human body.
He has played professional soccer in 7 countries and has been exposed to some of the best health practices that you can find anywhere in the world. Together with his vast knowledge of sport and the physical demands required to be in top personal shape he has formed ONYX Elite. With the help of his nationally recognized staff of fitness coaches, ONYX Elite is determined to turn heads as we work to propel our clients to become the best version of themselves!
As a former high school and collegiate athlete, Chris has always had a passion for fitness. After playing college football at Cornell University, he decided to pursue a career as a personal trainer. He acquired certifications with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and continues to educate himself, making him one of the best and brightest in the field of performance coaching. He has worked with athletes on all different levels and sports, specializing in speed, power, strength, injury prevention, functional training, and rehabilitation.
Some of his notable clients include Lorenzo Alexander (Arizona Cardinals), Ryan Kerrigan (Washington Redskins), Oguchi Onyewu (US Soccer), Ali Krieger (US Soccer), Ashlyn Harris (US Soccer), Bill Hamid (DC United), Brandon Guyer (Tampa Bay Rays), and many more. Chris is committed to demonstrating his expertise and delivering his vast knowledge to his clients to bring out the best in them.
Cory played college football at Duke University graduating in 2004. Following college, he worked in the Sports Performance Department at Georgetown University under Coach Mike Hill. Cory has experience working with all types of athletes from youth to professional, including Katie Ledecky (U.S. Swimming) and the NCAP swim club, LJ Hoes (MLB), Chris Wright (NBA), Quinn Cook (NBDL), Lasan Kromah (Greek Professional Basketball), and Kelly Sherman (Middlebury Women's Hockey). Cory loves the challenge of working with athletes of all sports from ballet to rugby, analyzing the movements associated with each sport and creating the proper exercise prescription to prevent injury while excelling at the sport, thereby creating a better athlete. Cory has also worked with many general fitness clients of all ages and experience levels. Cory is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and is Functional Movement Systems (FMS) certified.
Candace is a graduate of Virginia Tech (BS Ag Economics), Virginia Commonwealth University (BS Exercises Science), and California University of Pennsylvania (MS Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention). While at VCU she interened with the University of Richmond Men's Basketball program where she gained extensive knowledge in lifting technique and program progression. She has used her knowledge since then in working with athletes of various sports and clients of different activity levels. Candace has received her certification in Strength and Conditioning (CSCS) and Performance Enhancement (PES) and is an avid runner who has completed over 15 half marathons in the past fives years.
Garrett has had a passion for coaching and performance training for as long as he can remember. He earned a Kinesiology degree from the University of Maryland and worked for the football team while he was there. He holds an 'F' License from USSF, ACSM certification, and continues to educate himself. Some of Garrett's clients include Gatorade state POY, All-Met POY, All-State POY, State Champions, and more. He has also worked with Junior Olympians, Olympians, collegiate athletes, and professionals. Garrett takes a lot of pride in increasing performance in a safe and effective manner no matter the goal. Most of all, he takes the role of mentor, motivator, confidant, student, and coach very seriously.
Alice is a performance coach certified as a NASM personal trainer, Mobility WOD Movement and Mobility Specialist, and DBC Level 1 Biomechanics and Human Movement. She has a strong background in strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and movement training. She is highly motivated to help athletes and others reach their health and fitness goals.