I had always been a skeptic of high-intensity fitness until meeting Emily and Cody. After my first few months, I had learned the foundations of weight lifting and fell in love with the sport. I began supplementing my workouts with accessory work during my time working with them, however, I wasn’t entirely sure I was benefitting to the full extent. Once I spoke with Emily and Cody about their vision for OPEX, I was intrigued. Their passion and commitment to fitness are undeniable. The foundation of an OPEX gym is exactly what I was looking to receive out of my workouts – individualization, while still receiving support, guidance and advice.
Moving over to an OPEX facility from a CrossFit gym, I was nervous about losing the group class environment and the competitive nature. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to push myself to complete a workout without “cheating” since no one would notice. Taking a step back, I had to ask myself what I wanted to gain from my time in the gym and why I was struggling to overcome this mental block. Realizing my concerns, weaknesses, and strengths through my assessment with Emily, I set some short term and long term goals, and she personalized a program for me. All of my workouts now make sense and have a purpose – I’m working towards my goals, while the accessory work feeds directly into the workout for the day. I’ve been challenged both mentally and physically, and I’ve learned I can push myself harder than I knew I could. Cody and Emily are always available and are truly devoted to the success of their members.