This weeks guest is James Fitzgerald, known by many within the CrossFit world as OPT, the founder of OPEX Fitness. James was the very first person to win the CrossFit Games back in 2007, and he has built quite a business since then. OPEX has an impressive string of affiliates throughout the world, and has been a source of fitness and programming excellence ever since. On this episode we speak with James about not only his history, but also about where he sees his business going in the future. He spoke quite extensively about his view surrounding fitness, where the industry falls short, and why he feels that the concepts of wellness and vitality are where his focus and pursuits are directed at this point. This was a very interesting discussion, you're not going to want to miss it. Start the OPEX Coaching Certificate Program: https://www.opexfit.com/ccp-level-1/ Watch or listen to James' new podcast, the Live a Larger Life show: https://www.youtube.com/c/OPEXFitness/ Subscribe to LearnRx for your daily dose of fitness education: https://learnrx.app/ Explore the ultimate coaching software, CoachRx: https://www.coachrx.app/ •••• This episode is SPONSORED by: https://victorygrips.com/ Victory grips are the standard in hand protection plus they just launched their new Gym Affiliate Program. As affiliate owners, they understand the demands of gym owners. Their goal is to keep their Gym Referral Program process as simple as possible. You’ll receive educational content, early access to upcoming releases and exclusive discounts for your members plus receive a percentage of the net sales.
Episode 32 – Originally Published 2017 This week I have the pleasure of speaking with retired Supervisory Special Agent, Criminal Profiler and Forensic Linguist, James Fitzgerald. Perhaps I should start calling him Jim, or Fitz, as he mentioned I could. Jim was so gracious when we met and he offered to be a guest on … Continue reading "“Manhunt: Unabomber” with James Fitzgerald" The post “Manhunt: Unabomber” with James Fitzgerald appeared first on TwistedPhilly.
James FitzGerald: Mastering The Consistency & Rhythm Of Physical Expression, Intention & The Journey To Autonomy
Creating the 4%: Real Life Stories From The Fitness Industry's Top Instructors
Follow our podcast on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingthe4pod/Rate & Review on SPOTIFY & APPLE PODCASTS! He has mastered the consistency & rhythm of physical expression. James FitzGerald was the first-ever men’s champion at the CrossFit Games back in 2007, and since then he’s built a reputation as one of the fitness industry’s most thoughtful and prolific coaches.The long term concept of his philosophy is to have people learn so that they never have to see you the fitness coach ever again. A controversial and very polarizing statement that you don’t often hear in Fitness these days.As the Founder of OPEX Fitness, James has dedicated his life to bringing honor to the coaching profession. The OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP) reflects his 25 plus years of coaching expertise and is set apart by providing comprehensive coaching theory as well as practical application of its principles.He has revolutionized personalized fitness through education both digitally and in person.It is an absolute honor to have James FitzGerald open Season 2 with Episode 21. Some of the concepts & ideas we discuss will be hard for all of us to hear. It was hard for me, but I am really proud of this episode and this conversation. Change isn’t easy as a FIT PRO and James will challenge everything you think you know about Fitness.I have never wanted to invite people on the podcast who will just agree with me. I invited James to come on because his ideas allow me to think about the work we do as Fit Pros differently. I hope you will listen and share your feedback with me on instagram! DMs are always open.Connect with OPEX Fitness here:https://www.opexfit.com/https://www.instagram.com/opexfitness/
Co-Movement Gym Podcast S2E5: James Fitzgerald OPEX Fitness, Physical Education in Public Schools
Co-Movement Gym Podcast
We want to welcome James Fitzgerald to the Co-Movement Gym Podcast. James’ fitness journey began while playing competitive soccer in his teens. During his collegiate years, James spent a great deal of time training, studying, and researching fitness. After years in the trenches, James built a thriving coaching business and launched Optimum Performance Training (OPT) in 1999. James became widely known as “OPT”. His astute commentary around fitness and training led him to create the “Big Dawgs Blog” in 2005. The Big Dawgs Blog was a haven for coaches and athletes who loved investigating fitness and it gained huge momentum around the world because of James’ educational training methodologies. James stepped further into the public spotlight through the personal application of his methodologies as he was crowned The Fittest Man on Earth, winning the inaugural Crossfit games in 2007.Looking to spread his knowledge and create a system around his methodologies, James began coaching athletes remotely and spearheading the individual design programming movement. James believes that individual design programs are the only way that a coach and client can build the relationship and trust necessary to progress a client’s fitness for a lifetime.Through the rapid growth of OPT and the Big Dawgs Blog, James realized that he needed to share his coaching methodologies on a larger scale. In 2009 in freezing cold Calgary, James kicked off the first live Coaching Certificate Program Courses. In 2011 James moved to sunny Scottsdale, Arizona to build the next phase of OPT, and OPEX Fitness was born. James continues to teach his methodologies through the various courses offered by OPEX Fitness along with keeping a watchful eye on the reincarnation of the Big Dawgs, an athlete specific remote coaching resource.James Fitzgerald Links:https://www.opexfit.com/Instagram: OPEXfitnessSponsors: NativePath:Follow the link below to see all of NativePath's Pure Grass-Fed, Organic, Clean Supplements and use the CoMo15 code at checkout for 15% off!https://www.nativepath.com/Lombardi Chiropractic:https://www.lombardichiropractic.com/Mention the Co-Movement Gym Podcast when scheduling your initial appointment for 50% off Initial Consultation and X-Rays! Suttmeier Law Firm:http://suttmeierlaw.com/Mention the Co-Movement Gym Podcast for a FREE Initial Consultation!Redmond:redmond.lifeOur team at Co-Movement Gym has used Redmond’s Real Sea Salt, Seasonings, Re-Lyte Electrolyte drink and other products for years! This is a U.S. company whose products are simple, clean and taste great. Support them by using the link above or entering the code CoMo15 at checkout and you will receive 10% OFF your order!Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website co-movement.com and learn more on how we can assist you in achieving your maximum health and fitness potential!Check out our Online Private Coaching at www.co-movement.com/onlinecoachingCheck out our main website www.co-movement.comCheck out our Video Podcast Clip on our YouTube Channel Co-Movement
On todays episode, we welcome back the OG James Fitzgerald. This time we chat about what it really takes to compete in the sport of CrossFit. James Fitzgerald is the founder of OPEX 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, 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. https://www.opexfit.com/
James Fitzgerald is the founder of OPEX 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, 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. https://www.opexfit.com/
22: Finessing the Role of the Fitness Coach with James Fitzgerald
The Primal Kitchen Podcast
Morgan sits down this week with one of the "Fittest Men on Earth" and renowned fitness coach, James Fitzgerald. His fitness journey began while playing competitive soccer as a teenager. During his collegiate years, James spent a great deal of time training, studying, and researching fitness. His investigations led to the publishing of multiple studies in Physiology Canada and The Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology. James applied his knowledge to coaching general population clients and competitive athletes, built a thriving coaching business, and launched Optimum Performance Training (OPT) in 1999. Looking to spread his knowledge and methodologies, James began coaching athletes remotely and spearheading the individual design programming movement. Through the personal application of his own program, he earned the title of "The Fittest Man on Earth", winning the inaugural CrossFit games in 2007. In this conversation, Morgan and James talk about the overwhelming amount of fitness options out there, the increasingly sedentary state of the world, the importance of movement and fitness simplicity, and much more. Feeling inspired? Use code LEARN50 for 50% OFF your first month on James' BRAND NEW fitness coaching education app, LearnRx (https://learnrx.app/)
1005: TBT - James Fitzgerald on Longevity/Health vs Performance, the pros and cons of each method
Mind Muscle Project
This week the boys sit down for a round 3 with OPEX founder James Fitzgerald. The discussion centres around the future of the programming in the fitness industry and where James feels the programming needs to head towards. We talk about the damaging effects of dynamic training vs low impact training and what is the right volume for most people. Partners supporting this show: True Protein: https://themindmuscleproject.com/trueprotein We have partnered with Teambuildr who we personally use for all our online programs, to give you exclusive access to their platform for free. You will receive an 8 week program template for your clients that we also use for our new gym LOCKEROOM. Click here to get a free 14 day trial, thousands of exercise video demonstrations and our 8 week program: https://themindmuscleproject.com/teambuildrCheck out our YOUTUBE Channel: https://youtu.be/4tHG3mSSM5E Check out our training programs:https://themindmuscleproject.com/programs Our episode sponsors:https://themindmuscleproject.com/partners Ask Questions on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/themindmuscleproject/?hl=en Subscribe for email Updates:https://themindmuscleproject.com/newsletter New Fitness Business Podcast, In The Black: https://spoti.fi/3AlTx8nSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.