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26 Jun

When is the Best Time to Exercise?


What does science say about the ideal time to train? There are definite pros and cons to each training time, and we’ll lay them out for you so you can decide for yourself.

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23 Apr

Fitness Over the Long Term: Trend vs. Truth


The ease of getting fitness results can vary greatly from person to person. What can be really be challenging though, is knowing the best way to hold onto those results, not just in the short term, but for life. Today we will examine three fitness “trends” and compare them to the “truths” that actually support longevity in fitness.

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09 Apr

Your Fitness Passport


With gyms closed down all around the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to know that we are here to help.

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26 Mar

Success is the Sum of Small Efforts


For today’s blog, we found it appropriate to address lifestyle and behaviors more broadly than just workouts. With schedules upended and so many working from home, there has never been a more important time to create a rhythm within this new environment and strive for progress in areas you can control.

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15 Jan

How Can You Beat Those Sugar Cravings?


It’s all too easy to let sugar cravings get the best of you, especially around and right after the holidays. However, we all know by now that a diet high in sugar is not at all connected to longevity, feeling great, or looking great! That’s why we have decided to share some simple, preventative tips for beating sugar cravings. 

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30 Dec

Personalized Nutrition - The 3 Pillars


We have found what limits so many people from finding long-term success and freedom in their nutritional choices, is what we are calling "the missing link"...  a connection to the intention behind eating food.

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02 Dec

Behaviors Over Bandaids For Better Health


I have an incredible idea: What if we all stopped looking for the hacks, silver bullets, magic pills to answer all of our health woes and instead started to exam the behaviors that caused us those problems in the first place?

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19 Nov

Five Reasons You Need a Coach


Regardless of your goals or your starting point, the fastest way to achieve success is indeed through personalized fitness. Of course, you will join OPEX Franklin for the workouts, but more importantly, you will do so for the coaching. Here are my top five reasons why having a coach is a gamechanger for anyone looking for real results.

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05 Nov

Is Keto the Answer for You?


The keto diet is a very low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. The idea behind it is that by manipulating macronutrients, the body goes from burning glucose (from carbs) to burning ketones (from fat) as energy. Sounds like an idea anyone trying to lose body fat would like, right?

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14 Aug

Unpopular Opinion


At OPEX Franklin and our OPEX Gyms all over the world, we live by the mantra, “it depends.” There are no hard and fast rules to great health and fitness. There are so many variables to consider from one individual to the next that blanket statements and dogma just can’t account for. We must consider the unique lives and bodies of each of our personal clients that come to us for training, nutrition, and lifestyle guidance.

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