Master Programming for Elite Athletes

Programming: Mixed Modal Athletes is the most comprehensive course on coaching competitive functional fitness. James FitzGerald, inaugural CrossFit Games champion with 25+ years of elite coaching experience, is the first to bring principles, logic, and order to the chaos of the sport.

Whether you’re a coach or an athlete, Programming: Mixed Modal Athletes will teach you everything you need to know about competitive functional fitness. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to win at it.



Mixed Modal Workbook

James FitzGerald has documented his life’s work advising coaches, developing elite athletes, and winning as the inaugural Fittest Man on Earth. We can confidently say that Mixed Modal is the most comprehensive course on Competitive Functional Fitness providing coaches with everything they need to develop athletes of all stages.

About The Instructor

James Fitzgerald

James Fitzgerald

OPEX Founder

OPEX Fitness Founder, inaugural Fittest Man on Earth and industry-leading educator, James FitzGerald, has dedicated his life to bringing honor to the coaching profession through the creation of OPEX Coaching Education and Gyms Licensing Programs. The OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP) reflects his 25 plus years of coaching expertise and is set apart by providing comprehensive coaching theory as well as the practical application of its holistic coaching principles. OPEX Fitness continues to educate thousands of coaches around the world each year through a dynamic digital platform and live courses.

The OPEX Mixed Modal Course qualifies for continuing education credits with the following organizations worldwide

  • NASM Certified
  • ISSA Certified
  • NSCA Certified
  • Canfitpro Certified
  • OPEX ACSM Certified

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How much does Mixed Modal cost?

Mixed Modal is priced at $995 (USD) or 3 Payments of $365.

What is Mixed Modal the course?

Mixed Modal is the first cumulative education course to provide in-depth training principles and methodology for competitive functional fitness.

Who is Mixed Modal for?

Mixed Model was developed for coaches and athletes looking to develop programs that create podium caliber athletes.

What is IF3?

IF3 is the International Functional Fitness Federation. James Fitzgerald is the on the Board of Directors for IF3.

How is Mixed Modal different from the OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP)?

Mixed Modal is a specialty course designed for coaching competitive functional fitness athletes. The OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP) is a comprehensive coaching education program that teaches a systematic approach to Individual Design with an emphasis on general population clients. To learn more about CCP click here.

What will I learn from Mixed Modal?

Mixed Modal will provide in-depth coaching principles and methodology for long-term athletic development in competitive functional fitness. The course will provide coaching theory, practical application, sample programming, and best practices for identifying an ideal path forward for an athlete based on training age and history.

What is Mixed Modal training?

The use of multiple training implements or tools to achieve specific physical adaptations. For the general fitness population, Mixed Modal fitness is prescribed with personalized intent and a specific dose response. For athletes, the intent is a maximum physical expression.