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Imagine having the knowledge and confidence to work with any client no matter where they are in their fitness journey and where they want to go, plus the tools and resources to build a sustainable, fulfilling career in fitness. These are the results of becoming an OPEX CCP Coach.

The Coach, The Client, The Professional

The OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP) is the most comprehensive online coaching education and mentor program. The program offers extensive video lectures and downloadable text on the science and the art of coaching. We develop you in three main areas: the Coach, the Client, and the Professional.

The Coach

The Coach

This is where you develop your coaching skills and gain a deep understanding of our principles of assessment, exercise program design, nutrition, and behavior.

  • Exercise Science
  • Being An OPEX Coach
  • Behavior Principles
  • Assessment Principles
  • Exercise Principles
  • Nutrition Principles

Mentorship and Community Support

What makes this program unique is it goes beyond theoretical knowledge and just passing exams, to give you real-world hands-on practice and practical application with your own clients as part of your final project. To ensure you are able to apply what you learn successfully, our instructors offer 11 weekly live zoom calls, access to Q&A through our forums, and a 3-day optional in-person workshop.


Ease the transition from learning to implementing with quarterly live immersions. During Immersion you will learn alongside other CCP coaches, diving deeper into each module with hands-on practice. CCP Instructors will use case studies to confidently prepare you for your final project.

Final Project


In the Final Fitness Coach Certification Project, coaches execute what they have learned. You’ve transformed the way you think about coaching through this process, and now it’s time to put it to use. Coaches must work with seven clients and take them through one month of OPEX coaching. The project is personally graded by James FitzGerald before you can earn the title of OPEX CCP Coach.

CCP Membership Site


CCP coaches receive access to the Membership Site during their first year — completely free. The site gives coaches ongoing access to the CCP curriculum/subsequent material updates, a forum to connect with instructors, and direct access to James FitzGerald through monthly webinars.


About The Instructor

James Fitzgerald OPEX Founder

James Fitzgerald

OPEX Founder

OPEX Fitness Founder, inaugural Fittest Man on Earth and industry-leading educator, James FitzGerald, has dedicated his life to bringing honor to the coaching profession through the creation of OPEX Coaching Education and Gyms Licensing Programs. The OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP) reflects his 25 plus years of coaching expertise and is set apart by providing comprehensive coaching theory as well as the practical application of its holistic coaching principles. OPEX Fitness continues to educate thousands of coaches around the world each year through a dynamic digital platform and live courses.

The OPEX Coaching Certification qualifies for continuing education credits with the following organizations worldwide

  • NASM Certified
  • ISSA Certified
  • NSCA Certified
  • Canfitpro Certified
  • OPEX ACSM Certified

Take the next Step in your coaching career today.

The Coaching Certificate Program (CCP) is OPEX’s flagship online certification program, enabling the mastery of the Coach, the Client, and the Professional.

This guided video course facilitates self-directed study, while our cohorts enable rich and collaborative concept exploration. This Coaching Certificate Program will provide deep, individual design program knowledge, implementation tools, and the practical application needed to drive long-term results for your clients.

OPEX CCP prepares you to coach clients while giving you the prerequisites to manage your own personalized fitness business.

Schedule a call with one of our Coaching Education Advisors to discuss our online certification program and take the next step in your professional fitness coaching career.

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