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15318 I-30 N

Benton, Ar 72019


Who is Michael Richards?

Michael Richards


Owner and Operator of Elite Athletic Performance in Benton, Arkansas.

After missing out on an opportunity to play collegiate baseball due to what he describes as  "Youthful ignorance and a slightly bad attitude", Michael began playing semi-pro baseball and attending his sophomore year of college. Shortly thereafter he began training fitness clients and young athletes as a sole proprietor. What started as a fun way to “Not get a real job” and make extra money in college, has turned into 16 years and approximately 30,000 hours of “in the trenches” training experience.

Today he strives every day to help kids be the best athlete and person they can be. A particular love for Velocity and Accuracy training for baseball and softball pitchers has led to a number of 90+ MPH clients, professional and collegiate coaching contacts, and a burning desire to learn new information whenever possible.

In addition to Private/Semi-Private/Group training sessions for ages 8 and up, Mike also operates an Online Performance Training business for over 50 clients both in, and around his home state of Arkansas. In addition to in-person and virtual training, he also serves as a consultant to a number of clients for athletic performance and nutrition.

Interests and hobbies:

Golf, deer hunting, and being at home with his wife Susan and their daughter Madison. 

3 interesting/little known facts about Michael Richards:

1) I don't know the term for this, but I have a photographic memory but for audio. I can re-play movies I saw 10 years ago in my head at will. This allows me to remember in incredible impressive number of useless movie quotes. 

2) I very seldom actually watch sports on TV for more than a few minutes. 

3) I listen to at least one (usually more) audiobooks per week. If I were president I would make everyone read 

-Start With Why

  By Simon Sinek

-The Obesity Code

  By Dr. Jason Fung

*I want to say the Bible but if you force people to read it you are doing more harm than good.*