What is a Professional Fitness Coach? Anatomy of a Fitness Pro Pt. 1

What is a Professional Fitness Coach? Anatomy of a Fitness Pro Pt. 1

As a fitness coach you’re committed to understanding the ins and outs of what it takes to get your clients results: nutrition, exercise physiology, behavior change, and everything in between...

We want you to take the same focused approach and apply it to how you think about your coaching career. To help you understand the traits you need to be a successful coach, we’ll be answering the most common questions we get, from knowledge to routines to your own fitness level.


To kick off our Anatomy of a Professional Coach series, let’s start with a big question:



Sofia Rizzo Quote - Anatomy of Coach

The dictionary defines a professional as “an individual who’s engaged in a specific activity as one’s main paid occupation and not a pastime.” Said differently, a professional is someone that does something full-time.

At OPEX, we like to build on that definition by adding that a professional fitness coach is educated and experienced in delivering consistent success and results to their clients.

Delivering unique value to each of their clients ensures a professional fitness coach earns a full-time wage, making it possible for coaching to be a full-time career.


How To Increase Your Value

We’re committed to increasing the value of the fitness coach and creating REAL career paths for coaches. Doing this starts with a clear definition of what a professional fitness coach actually is.

The reality is that the low barrier to entry and rise of social media make it easy for just about anyone to call themselves a fitness coach.⁠⁠

While it’s great to have passionate people entering the industry, we need to draw some lines that set expectations for ourselves and our prospective clients.

The gold standard of the professional fitness coach is the OPEX coach. Through the OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP), you can develop the knowledge, systems, and experience you need to coach any client to any fitness goal.

Our mentorship groups fill up fast and spots are limited. Apply to CCP today and receive instant access to the online curriculum and reserve your spot today!



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