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5 Smart Ways to Drink More Water

It is pretty safe to say that we love water here at OPEX Franklin. This necessary element of life has a whole host of benefits. It helps with recovery, cognitive function, satiety, skin health, and the list goes on and on. That’s why our coaches recommend you drink at least half of your body weight …

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Fitness Support Network

Reaching your fitness goals requires following a long and steady road. There will be times when you feel unmotivated and you will want to give up. This is actually very normal, so you shouldn’t be surprised when these feeling creep into your being. To get through times like these you need not only people, but …

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Homemade Bone Broth

Got Bone Broth? . Bone broth seems to be everywhere right now! There are many claims about how bone broth can have a positive impact on your health, including improved gut, bone, and joint health, stronger immune system, as well as lowering systemic inflammation. If you are pinched for time, you can find a high …

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How to Make Fitness Stick After January

January is always a special month, especially after surviving a year like 2020. Many of us are ushering in 2021 with the hope for a brighter future. Often times, many people flock to gyms with a fiery motivation to hit their goals and make this year different from the last one, especially after possibly putting …

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Reducing Every Day Toxins for Better Health

Reduce Everyday Toxins and Improve Your Health! We are surrounded by toxins every.single.day. They are in everything we eat, the products we use, and the air we breathe, which is why many just consider these toxins to be normal. While that may be true, what is also true is these toxins are indeed messing with …

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Basic Lifestyle Guidelines: Holiday Edition

The holiday season is well underway. There will be plenty of family time, celebration, and reflecting on the past year, whether that be in person or virtually. Inevitably, there will also be some challenges, maybe even more so this year than usual, to your fitness and health routine. Here are a few simple tips to …

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What are the Cheatham’s Having AGAIN for Thanksgiving Dinner?

Yep…we are doing this one again:) This is a blog I wrote many years ago, so I just updated it to include the killer pecan pie bars I am making this year for dessert. So here goes another year of delicious food that doesn’t make you feel terrible: We are creatures of habits, and I …

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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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5 Smart Ways to Drink More Water

It is pretty safe to say that we love water here at OPEX Franklin. This necessary element of life has a whole host of benefits. It helps with recovery, cognitive function, satiety, skin health, and the list goes on and on. That’s why our coaches recommend you drink at least half of your body weight …

5 Smart Ways to Drink More Water Read More »

Fitness Support Network

Reaching your fitness goals requires following a long and steady road. There will be times when you feel unmotivated and you will want to give up. This is actually very normal, so you shouldn’t be surprised when these feeling creep into your being. To get through times like these you need not only people, but …

Fitness Support Network Read More »

Homemade Bone Broth

Got Bone Broth? . Bone broth seems to be everywhere right now! There are many claims about how bone broth can have a positive impact on your health, including improved gut, bone, and joint health, stronger immune system, as well as lowering systemic inflammation. If you are pinched for time, you can find a high …

Homemade Bone Broth Read More »

How to Make Fitness Stick After January

January is always a special month, especially after surviving a year like 2020. Many of us are ushering in 2021 with the hope for a brighter future. Often times, many people flock to gyms with a fiery motivation to hit their goals and make this year different from the last one, especially after possibly putting …

How to Make Fitness Stick After January Read More »

Reducing Every Day Toxins for Better Health

Reduce Everyday Toxins and Improve Your Health! We are surrounded by toxins every.single.day. They are in everything we eat, the products we use, and the air we breathe, which is why many just consider these toxins to be normal. While that may be true, what is also true is these toxins are indeed messing with …

Reducing Every Day Toxins for Better Health Read More »

Basic Lifestyle Guidelines: Holiday Edition

The holiday season is well underway. There will be plenty of family time, celebration, and reflecting on the past year, whether that be in person or virtually. Inevitably, there will also be some challenges, maybe even more so this year than usual, to your fitness and health routine. Here are a few simple tips to …

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