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Six Great Reasons to Squat

Squatting is a foundational movement pattern that you will find in any balanced strength training program. Why? That is because squatting can be found in numerous activities outside the gym, making it an essential part of functional movement required for everyday life. From standing up out of a chair to sitting on a toilet to …

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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. OPEX Gyms, including your beloved local OPEX Franklin, ARE indeed physical locations, but we are made to adapt to this challenge. While our clients may not be able to …

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Fitness Over the Long Term: Trend vs. Truth

The ease of getting fitness results, such as weight loss and muscle gain, 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. Why? Get ready…truth bomb approaching: Because the behaviors that …

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When is the Best Time to Exercise?

As a gym owner, I get asked this question a lot! As a science nerd, I have all sorts of information on the human body and how the time of day you train can impact it and your training. But, since we dedicate our energy to creating personalized programs that work for each individual, our …

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Personalized Nutrition – The 3 Pillars

What comes to mind when you think of nutrition? Through thousands of client consultations across OPEX Gyms all over the world, we’ve found a common trend when new clients are asked about their nutrition habits. The answers are almost always related to: the type of food being eaten (“good” or “bad”) the quantity (total calories …

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Success is the Sum of Small Efforts

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, daily schedules and fitness routines have been thrown for a loop! The situation is serious, and there are certainly bigger fish to fry than a few missed workouts, though we love to see the way the fitness industry and personal training is adapting. We are incredibly proud to …

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Two Minute Meal

2 Minute Meal! Sometimes, you just need a quick meal. Maybe it is after a long day at work, or perhaps when you are traveling and don’t want to have to buy a lot of ingredients for a meal. But…you want to feel nourished, not tired, bloated, and bogged down by the usual meals that …

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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 …

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Personalized Nutrition – The 3 Pillars

What comes to mind when you think of nutrition? Through thousands of client consultations across OPEX Gyms all over the world, we’ve found a common trend when new clients are asked about their nutrition habits. The answers are almost always related to: the type of food being eaten (“good” or “bad”) the quantity (total calories …

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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? How about trying these simple behavior changes in lieu of these bandaids: Drop the …

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Six Great Reasons to Squat

Squatting is a foundational movement pattern that you will find in any balanced strength training program. Why? That is because squatting can be found in numerous activities outside the gym, making it an essential part of functional movement required for everyday life. From standing up out of a chair to sitting on a toilet to …

Six Great Reasons to Squat Read More »

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. OPEX Gyms, including your beloved local OPEX Franklin, ARE indeed physical locations, but we are made to adapt to this challenge. While our clients may not be able to …

Your Fitness Passport Read More »

Fitness Over the Long Term: Trend vs. Truth

The ease of getting fitness results, such as weight loss and muscle gain, 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. Why? Get ready…truth bomb approaching: Because the behaviors that …

Fitness Over the Long Term: Trend vs. Truth Read More »

When is the Best Time to Exercise?

As a gym owner, I get asked this question a lot! As a science nerd, I have all sorts of information on the human body and how the time of day you train can impact it and your training. But, since we dedicate our energy to creating personalized programs that work for each individual, our …

When is the Best Time to Exercise? Read More »

Personalized Nutrition – The 3 Pillars

What comes to mind when you think of nutrition? Through thousands of client consultations across OPEX Gyms all over the world, we’ve found a common trend when new clients are asked about their nutrition habits. The answers are almost always related to: the type of food being eaten (“good” or “bad”) the quantity (total calories …

Personalized Nutrition – The 3 Pillars Read More »

Success is the Sum of Small Efforts

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, daily schedules and fitness routines have been thrown for a loop! The situation is serious, and there are certainly bigger fish to fry than a few missed workouts, though we love to see the way the fitness industry and personal training is adapting. We are incredibly proud to …

Success is the Sum of Small Efforts Read More »

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