• Gain Program Design Expertise
    Gain Program
    Design Expertise
  • Build Specialty
    Coaching Talent
  • Deliver Amazing Results
    For Your Clients

OPEX coaches are life-long learners.

Specialty Courses are designed to satiate your desire for deeper knowledge. These courses give you the education you need to specialize in niche areas of fitness and functional training program design while building on the fundamentals of the OPEX individual design methodology.

What Sets OPEX Courses Apart From The Rest?

  • Over 20 years educating 10,000+ coaches world-wide
  • Created by expert instructors in their specialty fields
  • Designed from both the science and art of coaching
  • Coaches have written millions of fitness programs using OPEX methodology
  • Developed winning athletes at the Olympic and CrossFit Games Level
OPEX Specialty Courses
Why take an OPEX Speciality Course

Why Take An OPEX Speciality Course

With so many gimmicks and promised quick fixes in the fitness industry, coaches face the challenge of deciphering truth from trend, and effectively coaching clients with evidence-based principles.

The OPEX Speciality Courses give you the skills to design niche programming and serve a diverse clientele. Whether you’re looking for more tools to improve movement for clients’ everyday function or develop elite level athletes, OPEX’s functional training program design has you covered.

Investing in your education not only gives you the confidence to communicate with clients and guide them to the results they desire, but it ensures that you build your coaching practice for long-term success.

The Digital Course Experience

Whether you’re looking to master your craft, stand-out from other coaches or learn for your own knowledge, our Speciality Courses are a great way to start learning functional training program design with OPEX.

Study at own pace

Study At Your Own Pace

Have access to the entire course for a lifetime allowing you to revisit the core concepts as needed.

Gain Practical Knowledge

Gain Practical Knowledge

Once you sign up you’ll gain access to theory and practical application through course videos, instructional guides, and avatar-based sample programming.

Collaborate with Coaches

Collaborate with Coaches

Gain access to your course forum to connect with coaches and get support from OPEX Instructors. In addition, you’ll receive 30 days of exclusive access to “Daily Coaching Conversations,” within our membership site.

Earn CEUs

Earn CEUs

Each course concludes with a quiz confirming your new knowledge and offering CEUs with several certification bodies including NSCA, NASM, ACSM, ISSA, CanFitPro, and more.

Continuing Education Units

Speciality Courses Available

Programming: Mixed Modal Athletes

Master programming for elite athletes with the most comprehensive course on competitive functional fitness to date. This course introduces principles, logic, and order to the sport.

Whether you’re a coach or an athlete, this course will teach you everything you need to know about the sport of competitive functional fitness. Most importantly, how to win at it.

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OPEX Movement Course Coming Soon

Programming: Movement

A specialty course that teaches you to coach movement with purpose and bridges the gap from the academic model of human movement to the practice of coaching clients in the real world.

Learn a principle-based framework for observing, describing, assessing, understanding, and incorporating movement into a client’s fitness program.

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“OPEX Specialty Courses are just that, programming for specific client goals. Whether you have a client who wants to build specific strength or movement capabilities, the Specialty Courses offer you the tools to help them achieve that unique goal. Each course offers specialty program design-focused coaching education rooted in the core OPEX program design principles.”

– Carl Hardwick, OPEX COO


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