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07 Oct

JT Boyer: A Super Dad's Guide to Health and Longevity


"My coach knows my schedule and (he) fits what my needs are into the time I have available to exercise. OPEX is the most customized and efficient exercise program I've ever done. I want to be and look different than most guys my age, who have families, that are content with letting their fitness go by the waste side. I want my son to see how hard I work and the results it yields, and I refuse to let life win the battle of aging" -JT Boyer

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04 Oct

Julia Taraborrelli: Trust the Process


"To be in an atmosphere where every single coach, not just my own, wants nothing but the best for you literally feels like home. With everyone else there working out together I truly feel that I found where I belong. I want to be at OPEX UML. I want to wake my ass up at 4:00am three days a week and drive in the pitch dark battling herds of deer to get to the gym and be in a full blown dripping sweat by the time most other people's alarms are going off. I want to be fully awake throughout the day and walk around with my muscles pissed off from a hard day's work. And most importantly I want to look at myself in the mirror and absolutely love who I am. Because of OPEX I can do all of those things and more." -Julia Taraborrelli

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02 Oct

Fit to Win: Why every fitness athlete needs a Coach in 2019


With all of the recent and abrupt changes in the structure of how athletes qualify and compete in the CrossFit Games, we believe competitors will need a personal coach to manage how they train and prepare for the sport of fitness, in a season that now demands athletes to compete in 16 qualifiers per year!

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21 Sep

Andrea Gibson: An Executive Decision


I had an opportunity last week to sit down and talk with one of our clients, Andrea Gibson. Andrea is an Executive at a major retirement community and assumes an extremely high tasking, high stress, high performance lifestyle.  Andrea came to OPEX UML 6 months ago and began working with me to better manage her stress, nutrition, and gain a better balance profile while trying to juggle her many responsibilities. For many reasons, Andrea says that getting started at OPEX helped her take back control of her life. Since starting with our team, she has had tremendous success in weight loss, fat % loss, and muscle mass increase. Her stress profile has lowered and she even makes more time now for self care, and for completing her workouts.  She is sleeping better, eating better, has more energy and has found more happiness in her day to day life. She finds joy in being a positive influence and going to the worlds-end to help better the lives of those around her. Andrea and I talk about her progress often, and how impressive it has been to watch her succeed both inside and outside of the gym over the last 6 months. Although she has learned a lot about herself during this time, she has taught me and my staff incredible lessons about life, and how doing for others what they cannot do for themselves is the highest order of care and giving.  I hope you enjoy this snapshot of Andrea's experience. I know our community is better for having her as a part of it! 

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11 Sep

Meet Maria: Marathon Mom and Fitness Enthusiast Explains her experience with OPEX Personalized Fitness Training


OPEX Upper Main Line client Maria explains her experience working with an OPEX UML coach and the success she has had in doing so. Maria is a mom, and a fitness enthusiast with 13 triathlons under her belt! Working with an OPEX coach has made a major positive impact on Maria's life and has inspired her to show her children the importance of being fit for life!! Read her story here!

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30 Mar

OPEN ENDED


For most athletes in the sport of competitive functional fitness, this week marks the end of their season. It signifies the completion of all they have been working for over the last 12 months. 5 w...

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15 Mar

Enter OPEX: The best elements of Personal Training, Intelligent Program Design, and Fitness with Friends in one place!


Fitness takes shape in many forms. For good reason, of course, because every individual has unique requirements for fitness relative to their overall function as a human being. Additionally, each i...

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23 Jan

Enjoying Fitness and Fending off Stress


We are lucky to live in a time that provides us with options for how we “live.” But, making the decision on how you want to live appears to be getting more challenging with each passing year. Accor...

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14 Jan

OWN IT: Your Life, Your Journey


What are your top 5 priorities? Go ahead... make a list. Number them in order. Done?  Now consider the following: Your actions dictate your priorities. Not the other way around. Our actions will u...

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11 Jan

The Difference Having A Coach Makes


What is it that makes a coach a coach? In the fitness community, the title of "coach" gets tossed around A LOT. But what is it actually? What separates the good from the great? What differentiates...

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