040: Carl Hardwick, OPEX Fitness CEO, on the Advantages of Individualized Coaching

Carl Hardwick is the CEO of OPEX Fitness. He has spent his whole life in athletics, including collegiate football. He is a military veteran, and has opened multiple OPEX gyms. Now Carl heads to the OPEX team based out of Scottsdale, Arizona.Carl: Instagram | Facebook | TwitterOPEX: Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteDiscussion PointsToday we get into…• Advantages of Individual Design Coaching• Effective Coaching for Competitive & Recreational Athletes• Getting out of the Way as a Coach to Allow Clients to Succeed• Using Reactive Periodization based on Athlete Feedback• Carl’s Advice for Young Professionals in the Fitness Space______________________Listen with Show Notes: https://zoarfitness.com/podcast/Get Pro [Upgrade Your Fitness Knowledge]: https://zoarfitness.com/pro/The Protocol [Weekly Programming]: https://zoarfitness.com/theprotocol/1-on-1 Remote Coaching: https://www.zoarfitness.com/coach/Movement Breakdowns: https://www.zoarfitness.com/movements/Gymnastics Density for the Big Five: https://www.zoarfitness.com/product/gymnastics-density-for-crossfit/Bulletproof Body: Accessory Work for Functional Fitness: https://www.zoarfitness.com/product/bulletproof-body/Cyclical Supremacy: https://www.zoarfitness.com/product/cyclical-supremacy/Your First Muscle-Up: https://www.zoarfitness.com/product/your-first-muscle-up-program/Follow ZOAR Fitness on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zoarfitness/Support the show (https://zoarfitness.com/get-a-coach/)

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