A Community of Individuals
A Community of Individuals
Mar 29 2019

At OPEX Gyms, you always get a program designed specifically for you. You form a strong relationship with your personal coach, who assesses and consults with you one-on-one on a regular basis. When you workout, you will know that you are doing the best possible training for your body and goals. You will never get lost in the shuffle of a group class, or feel pressure to keep up with anyone but yourself.

Read More
We Know Why You Can’t Sleep
We Know Why You Can’t Sleep
May 22 2019

The greatest workout is only as effective as your ability to recover from it, and the most important factor in your recovery is sleep. Sleep-wake cycles are in our DNA. Honoring them is essential to our physical and emotional wellbeing. We are wired to sleep with the moon and rise with the sun – our natural circadian rhythm.

Read More
Mental Health Benefits of Exercise
Mental Health Benefits of Exercise
May 29 2019

We all know that working out offers a host of physical benefits, but did you know that it can also nurture a healthy mind?

Read More
Step-by-Step: What It Looks like to Be a Client of an OPEX Gym
Step-by-Step: What It Looks like to Be a Client of an OPEX Gym
Jun 06 2019

Step-by-Step: What It Looks like to Be a Client of an OPEX Gym. You will be teamed up with a professional coach—someone who has been through the comprehensive OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP)—to meet you exactly where you’re at in this moment of time, mentally and physically.

Read More
What Are Macronutrients
What Are Macronutrients
Jun 19 2019

Macronutrients supply the body with calories. Different foods contain varied ratios of the three macronutrients–fat, protein and carbohydrate. Understanding why each macro is important and what kinds of foods contain large amounts of them will help you put together meals that support your body composition, performance and health goals.

Read More
The Journey to Fitness Autonomy
The Journey to Fitness Autonomy
Jun 26 2019

It may sound a little strange, but at OPEX Gyms our goal is for you to reach the point where you don’t need us anymore. Our ideal journey for you as an OPEX client is to learn and internalize the behaviors and tools that will help you live long and prosper so that you develop autonomy over your health.

Read More
Drink Water
Drink Water
Jul 03 2019

Do you want better performance, recovery, sleep and energy levels? Drink more water!

Read More
Unpopular Opinion - It Depends
Unpopular Opinion - It Depends
Jul 17 2019

Many gyms promise to be the solution you’ve been looking for all your life. The truth is that what you need depends on you. It’s relative to your unique body and life. 

Read More
Personal Training vs. An OPEX Gym
Personal Training vs. An OPEX Gym
Jul 26 2019

When it comes to personalized fitness you have two choices. Personal training and personalized fitness through an OPEX Gym. Learn the differences and why we prefer an OPEX Gym.

Read More
We’re Here When the Newbie Gains Wear Off
We’re Here When the Newbie Gains Wear Off
Jul 31 2019

Been hitting the gym on a regular basis for a few months now and feeling great about it? As you should! Unfortunately, these incredible newbie gains, as they’ve become known, are inevitably short-lived. Thankfully, we’re here when the newbie gains wear off.

Read More
Do Your Short-Term and Long-Term Goals Align?
Do Your Short-Term and Long-Term Goals Align?
Aug 07 2019

It is common for clients to come to us with specific goals in mind. While it is good to have specific short-term goals as they aid in inspiration, it's also important to make sure that your short-term and long-term goals align.

Read More
The Goal Setting Roadmap
The Goal Setting Roadmap
Oct 10 2019

Goal setting is an incredibly important part of the OPEX coach-client relationship because it holds both parties accountable to the training program. Here is the roadmap for goal setting used in OPEX Gyms.

Read More
Got Sun?
Got Sun?
Oct 23 2019

We’ll admit it. We’re vitamin D addicts. Daily sun exposure is one of the simplest ways to increase recovery, mood, digestive health, immune function, neurological health, and performance.

Read More
Do I Need Cardio?
Do I Need Cardio?
Nov 01 2019

Do I need to do cardio? This is a question clients ask a lot. But the answer is, as always, it depends. Moving your body in some way, every day is vital for your health. But the kind of activity and the intensity is determined by your goals.

Read More
The 3 Pillars of Personalized Nutrition
The 3 Pillars of Personalized Nutrition
Nov 13 2019

When you think about nutrition, what comes to mind? At OPEX we boil it down to three pillars of intention for personalized nutrition: Brain, Body, and Life.

Read More
How to Beat Sugar Cravings
How to Beat Sugar Cravings
Nov 27 2019

It’s all too easy to let sugar cravings get the best of you, especially around the holidays. But a diet high in sugar is not connected to longevity, feeling great, or looking great! Here is how to beat sugar cravings.

Read More
Our Favorite Aerobic Workouts
Our Favorite Aerobic Workouts
Dec 05 2019

There’s an endless number of cardio machines out there, but at OPEX Gyms around the world there’s a few options that are staples. 

Read More
Basic Lifestyle Guidelines: Holiday Edition
Basic Lifestyle Guidelines: Holiday Edition
Dec 13 2019

The holiday season is well and truly underway. Here are a few simple tips to help you enjoy the holidays and continue to progress towards your goals!

Read More
How Much Protein Do I Need to Eat? 
How Much Protein Do I Need to Eat? 
Dec 19 2019

Variety is the spice of life, and it couldn’t be truer when it comes to the foods on your plate! But it’s not only about combining food groups like veggies, meats, fruits, nuts, and seeds. It’s also important to vary the type of each food group you eat on a regular basis. 

Read More
What's In Your Supplements
What's In Your Supplements
Dec 19 2019

The supplement industry has us believing that their magic pills will make us stronger, faster, and healthier. Fish oil and Vitamin D help us fight the inflammation and maximize all the essential fatty acids we consume in our diets on a daily basis.

Read More
The Best Bang for Your Buck Recovery Tools
The Best Bang for Your Buck Recovery Tools
Jan 08 2020

Recovery is a hot topic in the fitness space. Whether it’s supplements, mobility tools, or of course, CBD cream, the market is flooded with hacks and magic pills to speed up the recovery process.

Read More
How to Meal Prep - Your 1 Hour Plan
How to Meal Prep - Your 1 Hour Plan
Jan 16 2020

Meal prep is the foundation of any successful week. Setting aside an hour on a Sunday to prepare healthy meals takes decisions during a busy week off your plate. 

Read More
The Relationship Between Food and Exercise
The Relationship Between Food and Exercise
Jan 23 2020

There is an undeniable relationship between food and exercise. But exercising only to “burn” the calories you consume can make it feel like there is a direct transaction happening between the foods you eat and your workouts.

Read More
Total: 23

Fitness content delivered to your inbox

Subscribe to our newsletter and don't worry, we hate spam too.
We'll only include helpful content to support your fitness and lifestyle goals.