OWNER/HEAD COACH CHAD FRANCO
HOMETOWN: Dos Palos, CA
OPEX Program Design
OPEX Life Coaching
Movement and Mobility Course
Pendlay Olympic Lifting Course
BEGAN CROSSFIT: 2009
Highschool football and wrestling. Began my Fitness Journey at 13yrs old and have been addicted since my first day on the barbell. Served in the United States Navy.
Beach volleyball, skydiving, shooting, Fitness (my hobby and passion), and anything outside in the sunshine.
When my older brother first introduced me to the barbell at the age of 13, I had an immediate connection to it. From that day forward, Fitness was ALWAYS part of my life in some form or fashion. Looking back in retrospect, I was always seeking some form of Balanced Fitness. I never wanted to just lift heavy, or "get big". I never wanted to just run or swim far distances. I never wanted to just be flexible and agile. I wanted it all. I was seeking something like CrossFit way back then and didn't even know it. This is why I fell in love with the CrossFit methodologies when I was first introduced in 2009.
My WHY for wanting to maintain my health and Fitness; I watched my grandfather spend the last 10yrs of his life in a state of sickness. I watched my father do the same for the last 8yrs of his life until he passed away in 2012 unexpectedly. I knew from early on that I NEVER wanted my life to be like that. Being healthy and fit is a choice. YOU choose what your life is going to look and feel like by the daily decisions you make throughout your life. I invest countless hours of time and energy to ensure I stay healthy and strong.
My passion is now to inspire, educate, and guide others to do the same on their Fitness Journey.