“Good Things” Blog

Knowledge and inspiration to help you live a larger life

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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Unpopular Opinion

There are many gyms out there that promise to be the solution you’ve been looking for all your life. What you may or may not realize though is the truth is that what you need depends on YOU. Your needs are unique to your individual life and body. At OPEX Franklin and our OPEX Gyms …

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Eat a Rainbow of Vegetables for Better Health

Do you know that vegetables are good for us? Of course you do, even if it is just because your mom told you so. Do you know why though, as well as why we need to eat a variety of them? Eating a diverse array of colorful veggies is a great way to boost your …

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Should Women Lifts Weights?

Strength Training for Women The tides have definitely turned a bit in the last 10-20 years, but too many ladies are still shying away from lifting weights. In this blog we’re going to address three common fears that keep women away from the barbells and dumbbells, along with six amazing reasons to embrace resistance training, …

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The Best of Both Worlds in Fitness

Dennis & I have been running a business in the fitness industry for more then 10 years now. Throughout that decade, the method we used to deliver fitness to our community has evolved, but our mission has always stayed the same: to help people achieve a fuller life through fitness. When we discovered OPEX Fitness …

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Do You Zone in or Zone out for Your Workout?

When talking about fitness and working out, we often hear people talk about using exercise as a way to zone out. Many people like to turn off their brains, seemingly escaping from the stress of their daily lives. Some people like to put in headphones and pedal away on a stationary bike, or walk on …

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Are You Progressing?

What did you do for your workout today? Did you just go in and sweat for an hour? Or was there intention and design to your hour? If you had to think about a workout you did a year ago, or a few months ago, can you pin point exactly how you have progresses since …

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10 Things That Matter Before Macros

It is well known in functional fitness that we must have a solid foundation of quality movement and strength before we can move to more complex exercises. Here at OPEX Franklin and all of our OPEX Gyms around the world, we take this same approach to nutrition. Our coaches work with you to assess and nail the …

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Discipline

Have you ever said “Oh…I could never have the discipline it takes to do that”? Perhaps all you need is this small shift in perspective. You have a goal, and you know the small things you do daily, and consistently, will help you get to that goal. But then your bed is so warm on …

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8 Tips for Staying on Track this Holiday Season

8 Tips to Stay on Track this Holiday Season You have worked hard to create some healthy habits over the last few months, or maybe even few years. You have improved your daily routine, you are working towards getting adequate sleep every night, you meet your daily water goal, most of the time, and you …

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Fitness for our Youth – How can we do Better?

What is your definition of fitness? What experiences have led you to that definition? For some of us, our definition was shaped by our experience in athletics, simply a tool to improve our performance. For others, fitness was something only the “jocks” did, and our first encounter with “fitness” wasn’t until we needed a solution, …

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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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