Build confidence in your program design capabilities, learn how to properly progress your clients and deliver results. Work with OPEX in a live setting to understand core programming principles and apply them directly into your designs. This 2-day workshop will up-level your design comprehension and ability to deliver effective designs for your clients.
During these workshops, designed by James FitzGerald and Carl Hardwick, you will have the opportunity to dive deep into OPEX program design methods and gain practice implementing the OPEX Programming Principles while surrounded by other like-minded coaches.
This workshop is right for you if you want to:
Learn how to make your clients stronger for the rest of their lives, no matter where they are in their strength lifecycle, through absolute strength. This workshop will teach you how to design and implement strength training protocols and progressions utilizing the bench, squat and deadlift as the foundation of your program design.
Gain a comprehensive understanding of the benefits of utilizing metabolic conditioning to improve the health of your clients. From aerobic progressions to exercise selection, learn how to create and implement metabolic conditioning training protocols and progressions into your program design.
OPEX CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
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.
OPEX PROGRAMMING STRENGTH INSTRUCTOR
OPEX Programming Strength instructor, American Record holding powerlifter, and CCP Coach Keegan Martin, reveals his collective knowledge on how to progress clients through a lifecycle of strength for health with longevity as a primary focus. Across 15 years of coaching with over 250 live seminars taught, he has progressed over 30 clients to national qualifying totals. Even more importantly, he has seen many of those clients continue to enjoy life well into their later years.
OPEX PROGRAMMING STRENGTH INSTRUCTOR
OPEX Programming Strength instructor and CCP Coach Kevin Don is a World Class Strength and Conditioning coach who has spent the last 5 years delivering over 200 strength training seminars in 18 countries. Kevin trained alongside remarkable athletes and coaches including but not limited to: The Greatest Powerlifter of all time, Ed Coan, Renowned strength coach, Mark Rippetoe, Strongest Woman in the Worlds, Liefia Ingalls and 5 times World’s Strongest Man, Magnus Ver Magnusson. Kevin brings a breadth of coaching experiences along with deep knowledge of the scientific principles of training.
The opportunity to have an open discussion around principles, theories, observations, and experiences as a coach in addition to being able to receive insight from experienced coaches and athletes daily is an opportunity entirely worth pursuing. OPEX Program Design Workshops are one of the most interactive, individualized, and “develop the coach” based live experiences I’ve ever attended. Having a diverse, open, and interactive experience really was amazing.”
“OPEX Program Design Workshops are an incredibly rewarding educational experience. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to participate in the conversation that is moving fitness coaching forward. James and the other coaches have helped me upgrade my understanding of mixed modal fitness and the experience has given me a direction for my continued learning. It feels like the culmination of my education with OPEX up to this point. I’m excited about the future and to see what opportunities for learning and growth emerge from the principles laid out in the course.”
OPEX Program Design Workshops provide many crucial tools to become a more effective coach, specifically in program design.
I had no idea what to expect coming into this week and I was mind blown at how in-depth James goes on each topic and how important every little aspect of program design is in order to reach maximum physical potential.
Assessing the Squat
Assessing the Bench Press
Assessing the Deadlift
Male and Female Considerations
Novice and Intermediate Program Design Principles
Novice and Intermediate Program Design Implementation
Advanced and Master Program Design Principles
Advanced and Master Program Design Implementation
Metabolic Conditioning Defined
Meeting Your Clients Where They Are
Assessing Metabolic Conditioning
Training Intent of Metcons
Concurrent Training Considerations
Skill Progression Considerations
Programming Metcons for Specific Goals: Aerobic
Programming Metcons for Specific Goals: Aerobic Implementation
Programming Metcons for Specific Goals: Resistance
Programming Metcons for Specific Goals: Resistance Implementation
Programming Metcons for Specific Goals: Metabolic
Programming Metcons for Specific Goals: Metabolic Implementation
Programming Metcons for Specific Goals
This workshop will be a 2-day event, running from 8am-5pm.
These workshops will be focused on hands-on implementation and the development of effective program design.
No you do not but we recommend taking the OPEX Programming: Principles digital course to give you the fundamental program design knowledge necessary to thrive in this course.