This week on The Be Your Elite Podcast we chat with James Fitzgerald founder of OPEX Fitness. James is well known in changing the ideas and constructs around what a professional fitness coach is through the organization and methodology created through OPEX fitness. In this podcast James steps away from the normal conversation about what it means to be a coach and what “fitness” means to OPEX, we had an opportunity to peel back some of the layers and get a little deeper about who James is as a human being.
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.