OUR Mission Statement

We are committed to providing exceptional, research-based fitness, performance, and nutrition practices while creating a unique and welcoming environment that inspires those individuals with the objective to achieve a specific goal. Our strategic and progressive process enables you to become aware of, and incorporate choices and actions toward, improving the value of one’s self-efficacy to achieve that goal.



NEW ERA PERFORMANCE is a highly educated, skilled, and motivated team of fitness, performance, and nutrition professionals. Our qualifications include a large combination of related degrees, numerous field certifications, decades of related professional experience in a multitude of environments, as well as the constant passion to best serve our broad range of clientele. We are interested in changing the culture of the industry and moving it from the idea of being a "temporary fix" to a permanent, more everlasting lifestyle.

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Daniel "Danny" Riggi is a native of Niagara Falls, NY and had moved to Charlotte, NC in October, 2015. Throughout his 12 year professional career, Danny has demonstrated success in many different fitness, performance, and nutrition settings including but not limited to: franchise fitness centers, corporate wellness centers, strength and conditioning facilities, community and collegiate recreation centers, physical and cardiac rehabilitation centers, and military / first response-based facilities. Danny has also had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clientele including but not limited to: children and youth, the general population, older adults, weight management-based individuals, youth and high school athletes, college athletes, semi professional and professional athletes, ACSM stratified high risk individuals, pre and post rehabilitation patients, pre and post natal women, first responders (police / fireman, EMT's and military personal), and corporate executives. Through his combination of experience and education, Danny has designed and implemented what he believes in the perfect prescription for professional programming, New Era Performance.

With his passion and knowledge in the field, Danny continues to motivate, educate, and guide individuals so that they can achieve their goal(s) while also learning to develop and maintain a more healthier lifestyle.


  • M.S. - Sports Management, B.S. - Exercise Science

  • National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Health Coach (CHC)

  • American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists (AASDN) Nutrition Specialist (NS)

    • Speed, Agility and Quickness Specialist, CEC                                                     

    • Plyometrics Specialist, CEC                                                                       

    • Core Conditioning Specialist, CEC                                                               

    • Cardio Kickboxing Specialist, CEC

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