It’s always a little awkward writing about yourself. I went through about 30 drafts before being comfortable with this. Why even have an About Us? In an effort to be transparent, you should have some sense of who is actually behind this company and why OneResult exists.
When I showed up at Johns Hopkins in the fall of 2005, I was a 6’2” 190 pound freshman baseball player with zero understanding of proper training or sports nutrition. Eighteen months later, under the tutelage of the team’s strength and conditioning coach, I was 6’3” 225 and finally ready to play successfully at the collegiate level.
Learning how to train, eat, and supplement properly had the largest impact on my baseball career. By the time I graduated in 2008, I was a two-time ESPN Academic All-American, a D3baseball.com first team All-American, a three-time first-team All-Conference selection, and a former member of the Chatham A’s in the Cape Cod League. None of it would have happened without the added strength and speed resulting from those 35 pounds.
After graduation, I thought about pursuing a career in baseball, but instead took a job in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Healthcare Investment Banking group. Despite having "turned the page," I found myself speaking all the time with high school and Hopkins athletes. In listening to their experiences, I realized that the need for better direction in athletic development and sports nutrition is a universal one. Everyone wants to improve his or her athletic ability by getting bigger, faster, and stronger, but very few actually know how to go about doing it.
Too many athletes today get their workouts from muscle magazines and aimlessly wander the aisles of local supplement retailers only to buy products that don’t work for them. I know because that was me in 2005. I was a high school kid with a strong affinity for bicep curls and a mother (love you mom) who wouldn’t let me take creatine because she heard it was “bad for your liver.” That rationale also kept me away from products that would actually cause me harm (like testosterone booster, fat burners, and all of the other products we don’t sell), but it didn’t help that there was no trusted source we could turn to for accurate information and a safe product selection.
These experiences are why I started OneResult. I want to empower athletes, and people who just want to look better, to make safer, more informed, decisions when it comes to taking supplements and to training properly. In providing training plans from NCAA strength coaches, nutrition plans from registered dietitians, and by only selling legal supplements that work, I hope 1R emerges as a trusted source in athletic development.
– Rob Pietroforte