Many coaches have struggled to find their place in the challenging fitness industry.
They feel anxious and stagnant when their career begins to decelerate in front of their eyes.
OPEX empowers coaches to dynamically build a roadmap for their career instead of simply giving them another certificate.
*Growth rate of New Fitness Organizations has been climbing over 1,500 each year in the United States alone
-Single Leg Assessment
-Upper Body Push
-Upper Body Pull Assessment
Weight Training Protocols Reps, Sets, Ranges, and Schemes
Exercise Pairing and Prioritization Energy System Training
Anaerobic Capacity Training Aerobic Capacity Training
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Prescriptions
Training vs Testing
Planning, Periodization, and Peaking
Frameworks For Action Plans Understand Your Bias
Determining Priorities Communication
Masculine-Feminine Characteristics Goal Setting
Science of Nutrition
Proteins, Fats, and Carbs
Basic Lifestyle Guidelines Performance
7 Step Sales Process
6 Stages of Fitness Business Growth Diagnostic Assessment
Client Success Principles
Time Management and Priorities Pricing and Packaging Raising Rates
Intro to Marketing
Complete the Practical Case Studies:
- Program Design
- Lifestyle Coaching
Ensure clients Results, and Succeed as a Fitness Professional
The system focuses on five principles of coaching: Assessment, Program Design, Lifestyle Coaching, Nutrition and Business Systems.
OPEX means the world to me already. I was lost before I found you and your team. I mean LOST. You've given me direction, a purpose, a place to look for hope, education, inspiration.
Owner, Heroes Journey CrossFit
The knowledge I've learned ranges from assessing clients in movement, understanding why they are holding onto body fat, creating creating personalized nutrition recommendations, and writing program designs centered around their lifestyle. This continues to add confidence for me as a coach and tremendous value for my clients and their unique fitness journeys.
Coach, Central Athlete
Thanks to everyone at OPEX again for the incredible learning experience you have given and continue to give me. I have learned a vast majority of what I know as a coach, and much of my competence is credited to my pursuit of a further education through your modules and networking with other great coaches who have followed a similar path.
Owner, CrossFit Dubuque
With decades of experience, James Fitzgerald created a program that revolutionizes coaching education, so coaches develop into more than just fitness instructors.
Through his mentoring and teaching, over 2,000 coaches in more than 50 countries world wide have become role models, life advisors, and responsible trusted leaders.
You will be enrolled in the program with 50 other like-minded coaches looking to pursue high education in coaching. Throughout the 12 month program, you will be mentored by James Fitzgerald. You’ll have access to him via email, online forums and webinars.
Every two months, you will work through each one of the modules within the CCP curriculum. The ﬁrst month is focused on theory while the second month is focused on practical application in a real world setting.
While not required, Live Courses add an additional layer of understanding for coaches going through the program. We currently oﬀer Assessment, Program Design, Lifestyle Coaching, and Nutrition live through out the year either in the US or overseas.
Once per month, cohorts will gather together with James FitzGerald to go over that months online module theory as well as answer any questions on the real world, hands practical application portion of each module. Come with questions and be ready to engage.
At the end of each module, a 50 question quiz checks for retention of material and understanding of the theories presented in the course. Students will not be able to move forward to the next module until they have passed the quiz.
The final project is a culmination of all practical hands on application portions of each module. The ﬁnal project is reviewed personally by James FitzGerald and each coach is provided with feedback on the project. If approved by James, they will be awarded the CCP Level 1 Associate Coach designation and be eligible to open an OPEX Gym.