about opex

Personal fitness training instead of group classes in a gym.

OPEX Certification Program


OPEX Fitness is the education provider for coaches seeking career success, longevity, and fulfillment. Through its coaching education and Gym Licensing Program, OPEX provides coaches with the tools needed to professionalize their passion.

The OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP) has been curated for over 20 years by founder, James Fitzgerald, and is set-apart by providing comprehensive coaching theory as well as practical application of its principles.

OPEX Coaches


OPEX Gyms are the brick and mortar reality of the OPEX methodologies. These gyms create an environment for OPEX Coaches to deliver an individually designed fitness experience that will be the foundation of success for both the coach and client.

OPEX believes that coaches are critical to the thread of a community because they strengthen, empower, challenge, and help progress the people around them. Coaches have the ability to play a pivotal role in all of society, and that is a big responsibility. OPEX Fitness was built to take these beliefs about coaching and help both coaches and clients experience a more fulfilling and impactful life with fitness as the medium of their successes.

OPEX Fitness strives to “Inspire people to live larger lives through fitness.” 

Anze Benko

Anze empowers others to achieve their wellness goals through fitness, nutrition and life coaching. His coaching career started in 2012, when he was exposed to OPEX coaching principles. 

Anze has 5 years of experience working successfully with a diversity of clients from  competitive fitness and sport athletes to youth, parents, professionals and seniors.   His work ethic, positive attitude and love for learning make him an ideal coach for the process-oriented results-driven client. 

For his own part, Anze is a 2 time Crossfit Regionals competitor who keeps striving to achieve his potential as a high level athlete.  His internal drive sets an example that inspires his clients to achieve more than they thought possible. 


  • OPEX CCP Level 1 
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
  • OPEX Life Coaching
  • OPEX Nutrition
  • OPEX Athlete Development Series, Mixed Modal Training
  • OPEX Assessment
  • OPEX Business Systems
  • OPEX Program Design
  • Training Think Thank – Strength Systems
  • CrossFit Level 1