Ok Sweat Shoppers, here is a great opportunity to work with someone extremely knowledgeable in human biomechanics. Matt O’Neill, or as Bri likes to refer to him as, “Mobility Jesus”, is having a seminar at SPS in Oakland on Saturday Sept. 9th from 12:30-2pm for $30. Jacqueline, Bri, Helen, Art and myself have all gone through assesments with Matt and can attest to his knowledge. Whether you’re looking for any advantage in improving your fitness, or to help identify movement flaws that can or have resulted in injury, Matt’s insight goes far beyond what we are able to offer in our classes at the Sweat Shop. But be forewarned, as with fitness and pretty much everything else in life, there is no one single magic bullet, it takes consistency and dedication to fully reap the benefits. And while you may not “feel” the immediate effects of your training, the way you may when completing a CrossFit workout, rest assured these exercises are equally important to add to your fitness regimen, and actually more important in terms of developing safe and proper movement patterns, which will allow you to continue to enjoy CrossFit, or whatever activities you enjoy, for a long time to come!
Here’s a little more about Matt, as well as the link to register:
Matthew O’Neill is a performance and injury biomechanics consultant operating out of Speed Power Strength in Oakland, as well as his own private practice in Pleasanton. Matthew holds a master’s degree in movement science, which encompasses biomechanics, motor learning, and motor control, and is a published author in the field of biomechanics. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with over a decade of experience working with athletes of all levels, from youth and recreational sports to the highest levels of professional athletics.
Additionally Matthew has a background in sports medicine, working for three years with the intercollegiate athletic department medical staff at UC Berkeley. By combining his knowledge of the current methodologies of strength training and practices of sports medicine, and filtering them through the principles of biomechanics, Matthew provides a unique approach to performance training and injury resilience.