EP. 060

James Fitzgerald on The Future of Fitness Coaching and Human Longevity


The guy that paints the picture, James is the founder of OPEX (Formerly OPT) and The International Center for Fitness. When not coaching, he’s a full-time husband, father and fitness athlete. His 20+ years of experience and service as a strength coach/technician, tireless practice on refining energy system work, nutritional and lifestyle balancing techniques and training of other coaches has made OPEX a sought after method of bringing fitness to a Higher Order.

James has found a desire and passion to understanding fitness through assessment, testing, research, programming and more. He has had many years experience as an athlete from early childhood into adulthood, from playing top level soccer, short and long distance running to CrossFit where he was crowned “The Fittest on Earth”, Winner of the 2007 CrossFit Games.

Websites and Social Media Links:

Website – OPEXfit.com

Facebook – OPEX Fitness

Twitter – @OPEXFitness

Instagram – opexfitness

YouTube – OPEX Fitness

Books mentioned:

Homo Sapiens

Homo Deus

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

The Singularity Is Near

Adaptation in Sports Training

Dream On


Resources and People mentioned:

OPEX CCP – Level 1

Elon Musk

Yuval Noah Harari

Andrew Yang

John Kiely

Philip Tetlock

Ray Kurzweil

Eliezer Yudkowsky


Max Schmarzo

Ben Greenfield

Paul Chek


Tom Hatten


0:00 – 1:14– Robbie intros the show and asks James what’s new?

1:15 – 13:59 – Robbie asks James about his thoughts on the future of society and where fitness coaching fits into the future

14:00 – 27:44 – Robbie asks James about what changes to society does he think will happen to improve human health and what would he want to see put in place?

27:45 – 31:30 – Robbie asks James about how he presents fitness to his daughters?

31:30 – 35:10 – Robbie asks James what are the deeper issues that prevent people from incorporating fitness as part as their lives

35:11 – 46:06 – Robbie asks James what role of artificial intelligence (A.I.) will have within fitness in the future

46:07 – 49:04 – Robbie asks James what’s he reading?

49:05 – 49:36 – Robbie wraps up the show!