Welcome To The OPEX Podcast

Fitness is too often made to sound like there is one answer for everybody. Unfortunately, fitness cannot be templated for optimum results. Every person is unique. Their bodies demand long-term adaptation given how they’re physically and mentally made up.

On the OPEX Podcast, we expand on our desire to deliver outstanding content using “Fitness Explained” as the guide. We want to help you implement principles – truths – into your fitness journey at any level.

 

OPEX Fitness Podcast
Danny Mackey – 090
01.17.20 EP 090

Danny Mackey – 090

Danny Mackey is a former Hansons-Brooks runner, Olympic Trials qualifier and currently the Head Coach of the Brooks Beasts Track Club. The Brooks Beasts is a running team owned by one of the top clubs in the US dedicated to middle and long-distance runners. He has a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics, has experience working at Nike’s Sports Research Lab, and has coached Olympians and various collegiate athletes. Read More

James Fitzgerald – 089
01.11.20 EP 089

James Fitzgerald – 089

James is the founder of OPEX (Formerly OPT) and The International Center for Fitness. His 20+ years of experience and service as a strength coach/technician, tireless practice on refining energy system work and training of other coaches has made OPEX a sought after method of bringing fitness to a Higher Order. Read More

Jim Crowell OPEX 2019 Reflections
01.03.20 EP 088

Jim Crowell OPEX 2019 Reflections

Jim Crowell OPEX CEO shares his reflections of 2019 and his goals for OPEX in 2020. Read More

Patrick McKeown – 087
12.20.19 EP 087

Patrick McKeown – 087

Patrick’s book, The Oxygen Advantage (published in fourteen languages) combines two pillars of breathing for sports. The first involves specially formulated breath hold exercises to delay lactic acid and fatigue. To date, Patrick has worked with some of the top athletes in the world across a variety of sports including tennis, cycling, weight lifting, American Football, MMA and track and field. Read More

Greg Potter – 086
12.13.19 EP 086

Greg Potter – 086

Greg Potter is a health and performance consultant. He also works as Chief Scientific Officer for a digital health startup and is an international public speaker and science writer. Greg's PhD work at the University of Leeds on sleep, diet, and metabolic health was featured by the likes of the BBC World Service, the Washington Post, and Reuters. Read More

Enda King – EP085
12.06.19 EP 085

Enda King – EP085

Enda King PhD MSc has over 15 years experience working as a Sports Physiotherapist with athletes and coaches across a spectrum of sports and disciplines. Currently, he is Head of Performance Rehabilitation with Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin, Ireland. Read More

Lee Taft – 084
11.29.19 EP 084

Lee Taft – 084

Known to most simply as “The Speed Guy”, Lee is regarded as one of the top athletic movement specialists in the world. Over the past 30 years he has devoted most of his time training multi-directional speed to all ages and ability. He has been the ‘go to’ speed training expert for everyone from NFL organizations and Wimbledon champions to up and coming youth athletes. Read More

Keith Norris and James Fitzgerald
11.22.19 EP 083

Keith Norris and James Fitzgerald

Keith Norris is a former standout athlete and military veteran.  He is an elite strength and conditioning specialist and habit change expert with over 40 years of in-the-trenches experience.  As a serial entrepreneur in the health and wellness space, he is a co-founder and Chief Development Officer of the largest Paleo platform in the world, Paleo f(x).   Read More

#082 – Mike Robertson
11.15.19 EP 082

#082 – Mike Robertson

Mike Robertson is the President of Robertson Training Systems and the co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (IFAST) in Indianapolis, Indiana. IFAST has been named one of the Top 10 Gyms in America by Men’s Health magazine numerous times, as was also a fitness award winner by Women’s Health Magazine. Over his 20-year coaching career, Mike has worked with athletes from every major professional sport including all-stars in both the NBA and MLS. He also serves as a writer, speaker, consultant and educator across the fitness industry. Read More

Anthony Renna
11.08.19 EP 081

Anthony Renna

Anthony Renna has been a personal trainer since 2004, first working with Equinox, then on his own at different facilities before opening his own gym, Five Iron Fitness, in 2008. He sold Five Iron in 2016 so he could focus on his true passion of providing educational resources for fitness professionals to excel in the profession. His mission is to help them find success and make an impact in the world by sharing all he has learned from the best of the best. Read More

EP 80 – Mike T Nelson
11.01.19 EP 080

EP 80 – Mike T Nelson

Mike has a PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Minnesota, with that work focusing on the concept of metabolic flexibility. In addition, he has a MS in biomechanics and an adjunct professor and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. Read More

Dan Pardi
10.25.19 EP 079

Dan Pardi

Dr. Dan Pardi is the CEO of humanOS.me - an application dedicated to helping you take care of your body and mind so that you can perform better per hour in life. His podcast, humanOS Radio, covers a broad range of health topics, from performance to better aging. The show is the official podcast of the Sleep Research Society and the Canadian Sleep Society. Read More

#078 – Jeoff Drobot
10.18.19 EP 078

#078 – Jeoff Drobot

Jeoff is one of the founders and medical directors of the American Center for Biological Medicine (ACBM). Jeoff prides himself on being a leading authority in the fields of European Biological Medicine, chronic and autoimmune disease treatments, detoxification, hormonal imbalance correction. Read More

Brian St. Pierre
10.11.19 EP 077

Brian St. Pierre

Brian St. Pierre is the Director of Performance Nutrition at Precision Nutrition. Brian was kind enough to come on and talk with OPEX CEO, Jim Crowell, about a myriad of fascinating topics. Read More

Mike Tuchscherer
10.04.19 EP 076

Mike Tuchscherer

Over the 15+ years Mike has been coaching, he has coached over 400 lifters.  Sixteen of those lifters went on to earn a medal at the IPF Classic World Championships under his guidance.  Fourteen lifters have earned World Records. As part of RTS Classroom, Mike has taught more than 500 athletes and coaches. Read More

John Berardi
09.27.19 EP 075

John Berardi

John Berardi is a Canadian-American entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Precision Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition coaching, education, and software company. He's also the founder of Change Maker Academy, devoted to helping would-be change makers turn their passion for health and fitness into a powerful purpose and a wildly successful career. Read More

Sue Falsone
09.20.19 EP 074

Sue Falsone

Sue Falsone is an Athletic trainer. She was the Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Major League Baseball from 2012 to 2013, and was the first female head athletic trainer in the major American professional sports leagues. Read More

Mike Robertson
09.13.19 EP 073

Mike Robertson

Mike Robertson is the President of Robertson Training Systems and the co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (IFAST) in Indianapolis, Indiana. IFAST has been named one of the Top 10 Gyms in America by Men’s Health magazine numerous times, as was also a fitness award winner by Women’s Health Magazine. Over his 20-year coaching career, Mike has worked with athletes from every major professional sport including all-stars in both the NBA and MLS. He also serves as a writer, speaker, consultant and educator across the fitness industry. Read More

Fitness Program Design – Carl Hardwick
09.06.19 EP 072

Fitness Program Design – Carl Hardwick

OPEX COO Carl Hardwick has dedicated his life to health and fitness. Already as a teenager, Hardwick lived at the gym. A 3-time All-Conference football player at Saint Mary’s University, Hardwick became passionate about becoming the most effective coach. This led the former U.S. Army veteran to buddy up with world-renowned strength coach Charles Poliquin to complete the PICP and then to complete his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). While running the Army fitness program for his Battalion and a stint in Afghanistan, Hardwick was introduced to OPEX Founder James FitzGerald. Sold by the OPEX individual program design approach, Carl went on to open multiple OPEX-licensed gyms before accepting his position as COO. Today, Hardwick is an integral part of the growing OPEX engine that is using the Coach Certificate Program (CCP) to change the face of fitness by professionalizing the fitness coach. Read More

Jeoff Drobot
09.02.19 EP 071

Jeoff Drobot

Jeoff is one of the founders and medical directors of the American Center for Biological Medicine (ACBM). Jeoff prides himself on being a leading authority in the fields of European Biological Medicine, chronic and autoimmune disease treatments, detoxification, hormonal imbalance correction. Read More

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