From Group Classes to OPEX Gym

From Group Classes to OPEX Gym


We’ve been sold this this thing that is
wrong. For someone (James Fitzgerald) to stand up and say “I want to change that” was very powerful for me to hear. James said “I want to change the face of fitness.” I want to be a part of that. I want to change the face of fitness, and I want us, as a community, to be part of that movement. I’ve always been fascinated with
physical culture and the body’s ability to do physical things. I first started to hear James talk by following his blog (opexfit.com/blog). I followed what he was talking about because it resonated with me a lot. It was much deeper. I felt like a family of people. We were doing something that was very different., trying to connect on a much deeper level with people… understanding that fitness is more than just doing a pull-up. What OPEX CCP (coaching education) did first and foremost was made me look at what I was doing. It made me question myself and to dig in a little bit more into different realms. Something like our assessment process; what we were doing with that, how were we applying that to the program, how we were going back and reviewing the program to make sure it working, how we were actually communicating with people. We’re in the relationship business, so how are we communicating with each person. It’s also made me seek deeper connections with my clients which I didn’t have before. Those (connections) are trickling out into my life outside of the gym which is something I wasn’t expecting. The first year for us (OPEX Healdsburg) was obviously ripe with challenges. Transitioning a gym from something that we weren’t comfortable with to something that we felt really powerful about, even though you feel powerful about it, there was a human connection, but it also felt right to us as coaches. We felt like we were finally offering something that was beneficial for everybody involved. Our clients are doing things they never thought was possible. They’ve been able to incorporate things from the gym into their outside life which has been really impactful. The past year has actually made me enjoy coaching again. It made me want to become a better gym
owner. It’s made me want to become a better coach to my coaches. And, I I look forward to seeing what the next 10 years looks like. Fitnesses has always been a part of my life, and to feel like I have a home with my business, with my coach, with the community, the education that I seek, and to be a part of a movement that’s really trying to change how we serve individuals and the health and fitness community is… yeah it’s hard to put into words…

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