Coaching Certificate Program

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This course includes

  • 300+ on-demand video lectures
  • 350+ Page Guide
  • 1 Year access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Forum + Membership Site Access
  • Cohort Mentor Calls
  • Optional Live Immersion
  • Final Project review and feedback from James FitzGerald

What you'll learn

In this course you will learn:

  • How to consult with various types of clients, how often to meet, and how to discern meaningful information from basic conversation.
  • How to assess body composition, analyze movement patterns, and assess a client’s work capacity.
  • How to design personalized fitness programs that ensure your clients obtain long-term results.
  • How to create a holistic training plan to include nutrition and all encompassing lifestyle factors that influence a client outside of the gym
  • How to build a attract, retain and grow a successful coaching business

Requirements

We screen through an application process for coaches who are dedicated to the coaching profession.

Description

The OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP) is the most comprehensive online fitness coaching education and mentorship program. The program offers extensive video lectures and downloadable text on the science and the art of coaching.

OPEX CCP gives you a system to deliver clients’ a personalized program that not only includes exercise design but also how to impact their nutrition, how they recover and the basic lifestyle behaviors that lead to happier, healthier, higher-performing individuals. In addition, it gives you the resources to build a lasting, fulfilling career as a professional fitness coach.

We develop you in three main areas: the Coach, the Client, and the Professional.

The Coach: This is where you develop your coaching skills and gain a deep understanding of our principles of assessment, exercise program design, nutrition, and behavior.

The Client: This is where you learn how to put your expertise into practice using the OPEX coaching methodology when coaching clients, no matter their goal and starting point.

The Professional: This is where you learn the skills needed to grow your coaching practice, acquire more clients, make more money, and change more lives through health and fitness coaching.

What makes this program unique is it goes beyond theoretical knowledge and just passing exams, to give you real-world hands-on practice and practical application with your own clients as part of your final project. To ensure you are able to apply what you learn successfully, our instructors offer weekly live zoom calls, access to Q&A through our forums, and a 3-day optional in-person workshop.

Throughout the program, you’ll receive mentorship and support to ensure you not only learn how to coach clients but have the confidence to succeed as a professional for the long term.

Accreditations

The OPEX Coaching Certification qualifies for continuing education credits with the following organizations worldwide:

  • NASM
  • ISSA
  • NSCA
  • CanFit Pro
  • ACSM

Course Content

340 lessons
+ Introduction
4 videos
Navigating the membership site
History of OPEX and CCP
How Is The Course Laid Out
Study Tips
+ Pre-Course Reading Quiz
2 videos
Pre-Course Reading Quiz
Quiz-Pre-Course
+ Self Assessment
17 videos
Introduction to Self Assessment
Navigating your Self Assessment
Know Your Why
OPEX Body, Move, work
Nutrition
CCP Experience Introduction
CCP Experience 'E'
CCP Experience 'X'
CCP Experience 'P'
CCP Experience 'E'
CCP Experience 'R'
CCP Experience 'I'
CCP Experience 'E'
CCP Experience 'N'
CCP Experience 'C'
CCP Experience 'E'
CCP Experience Conclusion
+ Intro
1 videos
Introduction to The Coach
+ Being an OPEX Coach
7 videos
Being an OPEX Coach
Know Your Scope
TeachLearnMoveCreate
Coaching Mastery
Behavior Ideology
Exercise Ideology
Nutrition Idelogy
+ Behavior
5 videos
Intro
NEPA
Priorities
Goals & Linking
Behavior Spectrum
+ Exercise
102 videos
Assessment
Why Assess?
Initial Consultation
OPEX Body
OPEX Move
OPEX Work
Fitness Monitoring Exercises
Assessment Recap
Program Design- OPEX Gain
OPEX Gain
Why do OPEX Gain?
Writing Training Programs
Maximum Physical Potential
Training Age
OPEX Gain Movements
Choosing Movements for OPEX Gain
Repetitions
Tempo
Implementing Tempo
Rest
Ordering and Organizing
Movement Pairing
Movements Per Session
Resistance Progressions
Skill Progression
EMOM
Strength Continuum
Absolute Strength
Strength Speed
Speed Strength
Absolute Speed
Muscle Endurance Tree
Basics of Muscle Function
Muscle Endurance Theory
Muscle Endurance Sets
Program Design-OPEX Pain
Introduction
Why do OPEX Pain?
Anaerobic Learning Theory
Anaerobic Alactic Power
Anaerobic Alactic Endurance
Anaerobic Lactic Power 1
Anaerobic Lactic Power 2
Anaerobic Lactic Endurance 1
Anaerobic Lactic Endurance 2
Anaerobic Lactic Endurance 3
Pain Progression
Exercise Selection
Cycles
Implementing Alactic Power
Implementing Alactic Endurance
Implementing Lactic Power 1
Implementing Lactic Power 2
Implementing Lactic Endurance 1
Implementing Lactic Endurance 2
Implementing Lactic Endurance 3
Program Design- OPEX Sustain
OPEX Sustain
Why do OPEX Sustain?
Maximal Aerobic Endurance to Power
Principles of MAP 10-1
MAP 10
MAP 9
MAP 8
MAP 7
MAP 6
MAP 5
MAP 4
MAP 3
MAP 2
MAP 1
Implementing MAP 10
Implementing MAP 9
Implementing MAP 8
Implementing MAP 7
Implementing MAP 6
Implementing MAP 5
Implementing MAP 4
Implementing MAP 3
Implementing MAP 2
Implementing MAP 1
Characteristics of MAP Progressions
Progression and Volume
Incremental Methods of OPEX Sustain
Repeatability and Validity Measures
How to Measure Work
Exercise Selection
Cycles
The 4 C’s
Program Design Strategies
Writing Training Programs
Three P's
Prioritize
Accumulation
Intensification
Pre-Competition
Competition
Deload
Training Daily
Training Weekly
Training Monthly
Gain, Pain, Sustain- Conclusion
+ Nutrition
32 videos
Introduction
Intro
Ordering
Intro to ordering
Inadequate
Deficient
Good Enough
Ideal
Worthy
Highest Order
Life
Intro to BLG's (Life)
Sleep
Poop
Hydration
Food Hygiene
Energy
Movement
Stress
Fuel
Intro to Fuel
Activity
Kind
Amount
Type
Timing
Experience
Person
Intro to Person
Deloading
Personalized
Outro
+ The Coach Quiz
2 videos
The Coach Quiz
The Coach Quiz
+ The OPEX Method
3 videos
The OPEX Method
Introduction to The Client
The Client Lifecycle
+ OPEX Assessment
30 videos
Assessment Overview
Client Intake
Initial Consultation
Performing the Initial Consultation
OPEX Body
Performing Body
Body: Example 1
OPEX Move
Performing Move-Intro
Performing Move-Scratch
Performing Move-Squat
Performing Move-Lunge
Performing Move-Toe Touch
Performing Move-ASLR
Performing Move-Front Plank
Performing Move-Reverse Plank
Performing Move-Side Plank
OPEX Work
Performing OPEX Work
Example 1- Jack
Ongoing Assessments
Fitness Monitoring
Fitness Monitoring- Squat
Fitness Monitoring- Bend
Fitness Monitoring- Lunge
Fitness Monitoring- Push
Fitness Monitoring- Pull
Fitness Monitoring- Core
Fitness Monitoring- Dynamics
Fitness Monitoring- Energy Systems
+ Transition to Design
3 videos
Transitioning to the Design
Building the Plan
Initial Design
+ Ongoing Coaching
2 videos
Ongoing Coaching
Monthly Consultations
+ Avatars
5 videos
Beginner-Leah
Look Good, Feel Good- Scott
Aesthetics- Mark
Strength Athlete- Megan
Functional Fitness Athlete- Amanda
+ The Client Quiz
2 videos
The Client Quiz
The Client Quiz
+ What Professionals Do
27 videos
Introduction to The Professional
OPEX's Definition Of Professional
Meaning
Meaning - Know Your Why
Meaning Vignette - Outcomes and Purpose Lead The Way
Meaning - Purpose
Meaning - Vision
Meaning - Mission
Meaning - Values
Meaning - Principles
Know Meaning - Outcomes & Milestones
Meaning - Your Coaching Personality
Without Habits, Outcomes Don't Exist
SEMR
Strategy, Execution, Measurement, Refinement
SEMR also = Why, What, How
Goals must be SMART
Retention - OPEX Business Outcome 1
Acquisition - Also OPEX Business Outcome 1
Understand their resources
Tradeoffs Are A Cost Of Doing Business
Build Efficiencies and Economies of Scale
Make Money
Learn and Grow Perpetually
Awareness of Words and Language
Build daily habits
What Pro's Do - Summing Up
+ Retention
33 videos
Intro to Retention
Strategy
Customer Blueprinting
Setting SOP's Off Of Your Blueprint
Managing Your Blueprint
Retention - Strategy Summing Up
Execution
Best Practices On The Floor
Best Practices In Initial Consults
Best Practice In Assessments
Best Practice In Ongoing Consults
Best Practices In Program Delivery
Best Practices In Communication On The Floor
Best Practices In Communication Off The Floor
Best Practices In Client Comms Ongoing
Best Practices In Handling Client Issues
Best Practices In Managing Your Facility
Client Contracts
Retention - Execution Summing Up
Measurement
Calculating Retention
Consult And Session Compliance
Running & Interpreting Surveys
Making Improvements Prior to Churn
Exit Interviews
Emotion and Action when clients leave
Tracking and Communicating Client Results
Retention - Measurement Summing Up
Refinement
How To Learn From Measurement
Best Practices For Retaining More Clients
Retention - Refinement Summing Up
Retention - Summing Up
+ Aquire
39 videos
Intro To Acquisition
Strategy
The Buying Cycle
Buying Cycle vs Marketing "Speak"
Your Target Market
Advertising Strategy
Marketing Strategy
Sales Strategy
Reviews and Referrals Strategy
Your Brand Is Important
Your Value Proposition
Storytelling In Your Coaching Business
Acquisition - Strategy Summing Up
Execution
You Must Practice Talking To People
Build Real Networks & Partners
Your Website and Google Matters
Social Media Matters
Sales Conversations
Referrals Are Systematic
Acquisition - Execution Summing Up
Measurement
Client Counts
Know Your Sales Counts
Know Your RAC Counts
Know Your Email Stats
Get Creative With In Person Awareness Metrics
Know Your Average Lifetime Value Of Your Clients
Know Your Website Stats Website
Know Your Social Media Stats
Acquisition - Measurement Summing Up
Refinement
How To Get More Referrals
Selling More Effectively
Marketing More Effectively
Advertising More Effectively
Retain More To Attract More
Acquisition - Refinement Summing Up
Acquisition - Summing Up
+ Growth
12 videos
Strategy
Set A Longer-Term Plan
Execution
Protect Your Business
Pricing and Willingness To Pay
Hiring Great People
Firing Employees Who Are Poor Fits
Measurement
Measuring Growth and Efficiencies
Refinement
Building Your Own Financials
Summing Up Growth - Fulfillment Through Consistency
+ What's Next?
1 videos
Where is CCP Is In Your Journey?
+ The Professional Quiz
2 videos
The Professional Quiz
The Professional Quiz
+ Self Assessment
1 videos
Self Assessment Files