KAYLA SMITH

B.S. - Sports Management

M.S. - Exercise Science - Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

OPEX CCP Coach

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

Kayla, owner and coach of OPEX Morgantown, brings experience to the table with her unique background in a variety of sports as both an athlete and coach.

Kayla graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in sports management and a master's degree in exercise science and health promotion with a concentration in performance enhancement and injury prevention. As an undergrad at Cal U, Kayla was a 4-time letter winner in basketball, garnering All-American honors as a senior. While studying for her master's degree, Kayla was a strength and conditioning graduate assistant, where she developed and implemented strength and conditioning protocols for all of Cal U's athletic teams. Following her time at Cal U, Kayla competed professionally for the Le Havre Al Aplemont basketball club in Le Havre, France. Upon returning to the States, Kayla acted as assistant basketball coach at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, a position where she was responsible for team strength and conditioning programs, recruiting athletes, and coaching. Following her position as the assistant basketball coach at Kutztown University, Kayla was the general manager and head coach at a CrossFit facility for 4 years. Throughout Kayla’s time competing in CrossFit, Kayla was a four-time team member at the Atlantic Regionals competition and received two individual invitations.

Kayla has found that her passion lies in aiding in the development of each individual person holistically. Focusing on strengthening the person’s current abilities, identify and overcoming underlying deficits, and developing a relationship with each member of OPEX Morgantown is what Kayla truly believes is the key for long term success.

Through the model of Individual Design Programming, Kayla has witnessed the impact it has had on her athletes, of all lifestyles, ages, and varying goals, both within the walls of the gym and in their everyday lives. It is within this model that people are able to express their personal “why” for their journey and unlock untold potential.  

MATT DLUGOS

B.S. Business Administration

OPEX CCP Coach In Progress

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Matt has been in the OPEX model of fitness for 3 years through a remote coaching program with Bryan St. Andrews at OPEX State College.  Through exploring the benefits of the OPEX model, Matt began to realize that his passion for fitness and health could be fully realized by introducing the OPEX model to others.

 

Matt graduated from West Virginia University in 2019 with a bachelor degree in Business Administration.  In his years at WVU, he made Dean’s List and graduated with honors.  During his college career, Matt was introduced to the sport of functional fitness and quickly fell in love.  He became a coach at a local CrossFit box and has coached there for 3 years.  Also, he has competed in the sport of CrossFit at the regional, national, and international levels.

 

Matt has experience with all aspects of the OPEX model from his competitive and coaching careers.  He has knowledge in various nutritional methods and has an excellent understanding of what it takes to begin to nourish your body through food.  With his mother being a physical therapist and spending many hours in local clinics as a P.T. aid, he has increased his knowledge of the human body and how it functions.  Additionally, he experienced some techniques to making the human body move in the correct ways through rehabilitating exercises.  Finally, his experience in the OPEX model and in the competitive atmosphere has helped him realize that everyone’s needs are varied.  He understands that everyone has their own goals and needs for the functions of their lives, and he wants to help everyone reach their fullest life potential.

 

Matt continuously seeks to learn and expand his knowledge and understanding of how fitness can help improve his client’s total lifestyle and achieve their fullest potential.  We are excited to add him to our tribe!

HILARY SMITH

B.S. Health and Human Performance

M.S. Occupational Therapy

OPEX CCP Coach In Progress

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

 

Hilary, occupational therapist and OPEX coach, has been a part of the OPEX Morgantown journey since day one. It is apparent upon first meeting Hilary that helping others succeed in their daily lives is what drives her in her work.

 

Hilary graduated from West Virginia University in 2014 with a master’s degree in occupational therapy.  During that time, she was a key member on the Division I Rowing team for 4 years, and truly found her passion for the gym.  She was a coach at a CrossFit facility for several years and was a four-time team member at the Atlantic Regionals competition.

 

Following her graduation from WVU, Hilary has worked as a licensed full-time occupational therapist among all age ranges in the school, clinic, and home care settings where she assists people by restoring function, living more independently, and improving their overall quality of life. She has found that coaching people, individually, at OPEX Morgantown closely parallels her everyday line of work – using movement to restore function and assisting in achieving goals across all aspects of a person’s life.

 

Hilary continues to grow her knowledge in the fitness industry to best align her client’s programs to achieve long-term goals. We are pleased to have her on our team!