ToddDurkin_0104 (Large)Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS, is an internationally recognized strength, speed and conditioning coach, personal trainer, body worker, motivational speaker, and author who motivates, educates, and inspires people worldwide. He is the founder of Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, a world-class facility that provides personal training, strength and conditioning, therapeutic massage and bodywork, Pilates, yoga, nutrition, chiropractic and physical therapy programs.

Todd works with a high-profile clientele of elite professional athletes. This includes NFL MVPs, Super Bowl Champions and MVPs, Heisman Trophy Winner, Olympic and X-Game Gold Medalists, and many other champion athletes. He is a 2 Time Personal Trainer of the Year (IDEA & ACE) and has received numerous industry accolades. Greatist has named Todd one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness for the past three years.

His gym, Fitness Quest 10, was named one of “America’s Top 10 Gyms” by Men’s Health for the past 5 years, and in addition to high-profile athletes, attracts many fitness enthusiasts of all ages, shapes, sizes, and levels who want to improve their overall health and fitness performance. His team of 38 trainers, coaches, and therapists deliver results to over 500 clients weekly.

Todd has appeared on 60 Minutes, ESPN, the NFL Network and has been featured in Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, ESPNN the Magazine, Stack Magazine, the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and many others.

Through Todd Durkin Enterprises, Todd and his staff provide motivational and educational programs and team-building events to companies and conferences worldwide. Some of these companies include Under Armour, Gatorade, The Ken Blanchard Companies, YPO, Wells Fargo, Bath & Body Works, Cal-a-Vie Resort & Spa, the Golden Door, IMG, USMA, UCSD, UBS Warburg, Quest Ventures, Behr Paints, Kaiser Permanente, Torrey Pines Bank, Administrative Professionals, Life Care Solutions, and the San Diego Chargers.

Todd earned his BS degree in Kinesiology from The College of William & Mary in Virginia and his MA degree in Exercise & Nutritional Science with a specialty in Biomechanics and Sports Medicine from San Diego State University.

He and his wife Melanie reside in San Diego, CA, with their three children, Luke, Brady, and McKenna.

For more information on any of his programs or to sign up for Todd’s FREE weekly motivational text program, simply go to www.DoseofDurkin.com and sign-up.

 

The Impact! Body Plan

Todd’s new book, The IMPACT! Body Plan is a 10 Week program designed to create world-class fitness and life performance for people of all ages, shapes, sizes, and levels. Capturing Todd’s “Train the Joes Like the Pros” approach, it encompasses both an actual 10 week exercise and nutrition program, along with goal-setting and life-planning exercises to help people create extraordinary lives.

Questions? Please call Todd at  (858) 271-1171 or use the contact form below:

Meet Todd

Professional Experience, Honors & Awards

  • 5 Most Influential Men in Fitness; Men's Health UK 2015
  • California Small Business of the Year Award (2015) (one of 120 businesses recognized amongst 3.3 millon)
  • Top 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness (Greatist, 2014, 2013, 2012)
  • “2013 New Presenter of the Year”- Can Fit Pro
  • “Top 2 Gym’s” in San Diego by Womens Health (2013)
  • “America’s 10 Best Gyms” - Men’s Health 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010 2010
  • Top 100 Fitness Entrepreneurs of All-Time (Fitness Business Interviews, 2011
  • ACE Personal Trainer of the Year 2005
  • IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year 2004
  • “Best Place in the U.S. for Sports Massage” - Men’s Health - August 2005
  • “America’s Top 100 Trainers” - Men’s Journal - 2005 & 2006
  • Under Armour, Perform Better, TRX, and Total Gym spokesperson

DVD/Video/Book Production

  • 2013 Todd Durkin’s Fitness Business Success System
  • 2010 Book Published
    1. The IMPACT! Body Plan
  • 2010/2009 Healthy Learning DVDs
    1. Growing Your Business in Spite of a Challenging Economy
    2. Buddy Up: Partner Training for Results
    3. Optimal Performance Bodywork & Flexibility: Secrets to Improved Performance
    4. Going for Greatness: Business Solutions for Entrepreneurs
    5. Boot Camp
    6. Train the Joes Like the Pros
  • 2008 DVDs TRX
    1. TRX Performance: Team Sports
    2. TRX Performance: Train Like the Pros
  • 2008 DVD's EFI Sports Medicine
    1. Gravity Fusion: Partner Training
    2. Gravity Fusion: Team Training
  • 2008 E-Book
    1. Your Balanced Body, Your Balanced Life
  • 2006/2007/2008 Healthy Learning DVDs
    1. Boot Camp Complete
    2. Going for Greatness in the Fitness Field
    3. Going for Greatness
    4. The Power of You
    5. Business Solutions for Entrepreneurs
    6. Create the Business You Desire
    7. Boot Camp
    8. SAQ for all Clients
    9. Train the Joes Like the Pros
    10. Great Trainer, Great Business
  • 2007 DVDs EFI Sports Medicine
    • Warriors & Hurricanes - Interval Training for the Weekend Warrior
  • 2006 DVDs - Seven Tapes Entitled "TD Performance" on Athlete Performance
    • Dynamic Warm-Up
    • Building Joint Integrity
    • Core Conditioning
    • Sports Strength
    • Explosive Power
    • Speed, Agility, & Quickness
    • Flexibility for Performance
  • 2003 DVDs
    • Speed & Sports Conditioning for the Young Athletes
    • Speed & Sports Conditioning for the Advanced Athletes
  • 2001 DVD/VHS:
    • Optimal Performance Bodywork: Trunk, Core & Lower Body
    • Optimal Performance Bodywork: Neck & Upper Body
    • Optimal Performance Bodywork: Flexibility, Bodywork, & Corrective Exercises

Publications Featured In or Appeared In; Circulation in Parentheses

  • Stack Magazine - Fall 2015 "The Power of Team"
  • The amSTATZ Fitness Business PodcastSummer 2015
  • Regular Contributor to Men’s Health online—Men’s Health Weekend Challenge (2013 until present)
  • Total Gym Infomercial; national campaign with Chuck Norris & Christie Brinkley; on-going networks
  • Mens Health on Yahoo Homepage in Yahoo Sports May 2014 “Drew Brees’s Tricky Pushup”
  • Mens Health in Yahoo Sports- May 2013- “The Best Cardio Drill You’ve Never Tried”
  • Wall Street Journal December 2012 – “Stop Mocking Gym Majors”
  • UT San Diego December 2012 – “Day of IMPACT”
  • Mens Health2012/2013 - Fitness Challenge of the Week, Weekly Video Challenges Posted on Webstie
  • CBS Early Show – (16 million viewers) – June 2011 – “Aging and Exercising”
  • The Times-PicayuneJune 2011 – “Drew Brees’, trainer Todd Durkin exercising well-forged bond”
  • Chicago Breaking NewsJune 2011 – “Bears' Tillman warns of conditioning problems”
  • comJune 2011 – “Todd Durkin, Personal Trainer to the Pros, Busy During NFL Lockout”
  • ESPN Magazine - (2 million) – May 2011 – “Saints Training During The Lockout”
  • The Times-PicayuneMay 2011 – “Saints Band Together This Off-Season”
  • comMay 2011 – “Brees Leads The Charge”
  • FitBieApril 2011 – “Build Muscle the Smart Way”
  • com – March 2011 – “NFL Lockout Would Mean Big Business for One San Diego Gym”
  • New York Times - (1.1 million) – March 2011 – “Toned, Strong, and A Little Gray”
  • Newsok OklahomaMarch 2011 – “Former OU Star Rehabs In San Diego”
  • Manasquan-Belmar PatchMarch 2011 – “Training Elite Athletes with a Jersey Shore Ethos”
  • NY Times – (1.1 million) March 2011 – “Toned, Strong, And A Little Gray”
  • KUSI San DiegoMarch 2011 – “Train The Joes Like The Pros”
  • Fox Sports - (2,125,000) - February 2011- “Quarterback Talk”
  • Fox 5 San Diego - February 2011 - “IMPACT Fitness Challenge For A Cause”
  • Fox 5 San Diego - February 2011 - “Aaron Rodgers Has Ties To San Diego”
  • The Norman TranscriptFebruary 2011 – McCoy Happy To Be Back Home”
  • The SF Examiner - February 2011 - “McCoy Approaching Rehab Successfully”
  • NewsOk - February 2011 - “Former OU Star Trains In San Diego”
  • Sirius/XM Satellite Radio - (958,000) - February 2011
  • Fox 5 San Diego - February 2011- “The MVP Workout”
  • CNN Headline News - (1,178,000) - February 2011 - “Can You Survive The Quarterback Workout”
  • San Diego Union Tribune - (700,000) - February 2011 - “Super Bowl QBs Have Ties To San Diego”
  • Fox 5 San Diego - January 2011- “Winter Time Nutrition”
  • Fox 5 San Diego - January 2011 - “New Years Health and Fitness Exercises”
  • Men’s Health Magazine - (12 million) - January 2011 - “The Heart Of A Champion”
  • ESPN W - January 2011 - “Testing To Become The Best”
  • ESPN The Magazine - (2 million) - December 2010 - "Flexibility Will Give You An Edge"
  • Fox 5 San Diego - December 2010 - "IMPACT! Nutrition"
  • Fox 5 San Diego - December 2010 - "Top Fitness and Health Myths"
  • USA Weekend - (22.6 million) - November 2010 - "Prevent Cronic Pain"
  • Men's Health Magazine - (12 million) - October 2010 - "Game On"
  • Men's Health Magazine - (12 million) - October 2010 - "Lessons From Drew Brees"
  • Wall Street Journal - (2.1 million) - October 2010 - "Masochism Remade This Man"
  • STACK Magazine - (5 million) - October 2010 - "The IMPACT! Body Plan"
  • Men's Health Magazine - (12 million) - October 2010 - "The Power Of The Muscle Matrix"
  • ABC 7 Los Angeles - October 2010 - "New Devices and Programs For Fitness Training"
  • ABC News - October 2010 - "Why Physical Activity Is Important"
  • The Morning Call - October 2010 - "Top3 Health and Fitness Myths That Block Your Goals"
  • CBN 700 Club - October 2010 - "The IMPACT! Body Plan"
  • Good Morning America Health - October 2010 - "Exercise Myths"
  • Men's Health Magazine - (12 million) – September 2010 - "A Champion Never Rests"
  • Washington Post- (1 million) - September 2010 - "Are You Ready For Some Football"
  • William & Mary Tribe Spotlight - September 2010 - "Helping People Get In Shape, Both Mind and Body"
  • Bullx-Eye.com - September 2010 - "The Scores Report Chats With Drew Brees' Trainer, Todd Durkin"
  • Maximum Fitness Magazine - September 2010 - "Six Pack Abs"
  • Union Tribune - (675,000) - August 2010 -"Floy's Worth Soars By Leaps 'n' Bounds"
  • Vibe Magazine - (150,000) - August 2010 - "A Day In The Life Of Shawne Merriman"
  • com - (112,000) - August 2010 - "Upper Body Exercises"
  • com - (112,000) - August 2010 - "Best Exercises To Keep You Injury Free"
  • com - (112,000) - July 2010 - "3 Shoulder Exercises For Quarterbacks"
  • Men's Health Magazine - (12 million) - June 2010 "Big Chest Workout"
  • Club Solutions (24,000) - June 2010 "The Strength Training Evolution"
  • San Diego News Network (750,000) - June 2010 "Work What Your Mama Gave You"
  • San Diego News Network (750,000) - May 2010 "Eight Bodyweight Exercises"
  • The Golf Guru - April 2010 - "Golf Training"
  • com - (112,000) - April 2010 - "Functional Training For All Athletes"
  • WebMd - (10,000) - April 2010 - "4 Stress Busting Moves You Can Do Anytime"
  • IDEA Fitness Journal - March 2010 - Fun In Functional Workouts With Kids"
  • Fox San Diego - March 2010 - "San Diego Padres Train For The New Season"
  • NFL Network - March 2010 - "Under Armour Tips For The Combine"
  • Wall Street Journal - (2.1 million) - February 2010 - "Why Bigger Isn't Always Better"
  • New York Times - (1.6 million) - February 2010 "Brees Colleagues See An Amazing Athlete Within"
  • Muscle And Fitness Magazine - (475,000) - February 2010 "Suspended Brees"
  • Men's Health Magazine - (12 million) - February 2010 "5 Secrets From An NFL Trainer"
  • Union Tribune - (675,000) - February 2010 "Dangerous Stretch"
  • Fox New Orleans - February 2010 "Personal Trainer Of Drew Brees"
  • San Diego News Network - (750,000) - February 2010 "How To Erase Belly Fat"
  • San Diego News Network - (750,000) - February 2010 "Top 10 Health and Fitness Myths"
  • Stack Magazine - (5 million) - January 2010 "Drew Brees Off-Season Training Plan"
  • Fox San Diego - January 2010 "Trainer Of A Champion"
  • NBC San Diego - January 2010 "San Diegans Hoping To Lose Big"
  • Stack Magazine - (5 million) - November 2009 "Best In The NFL"
  • USA Today - October 2009 "Cool Brees"
  • Men's Heath - October 2009 "Outlive The Turkey"
  • USA Today - (3.7 million) - October 2009 "Brees Reborn"
  • Men's Health Magazine - October 2009 "Burn Fat Faster"
  • USA Today - (3.7 million) - October 2009 "Brees Reborn As A Saint"
  • Men’s Health Magazine – September 2009 “America’s 10 Best Gyms”
  • Wall Street Journal – September 2009 “Drew Brees: Stretching Limits”
  • NBC – August 2008 “Tomlinson’s trainer previews his MVP workout”
  • San Diego Union Tribune (400,000) – May 2008 “In Balance!
  • Alabama Press Register – January 2008 “Cold Hard Lesson”
  • 60 Minutes - January 2008 “LaDainian Tomlinson feature with trainer Todd Durkin”
  • San Diego Union Tribune (400,000)November 2007 “Getting Results”
  • Prevention Magazine (5 million)November 2007 “We Found It! Fastest Way to Sculpt”
  • Men’s Fitness (1 million)November 2007 “The Mask, The Man”
  • Dallas Morning News September 2007 “Just like building muscle, we can build our inner strength”
  • USA TodayJuly 2007 “Brees becomes a new patron Saint in New Orleans”
  • NBCJan 2007 “LT’s Trainer Reveals Exercise Secrets of MVP”
  • Sports Illustrated - (3.2 million) - January 2007 “NFL Workout: Drew Brees Strapped In”
  • San Diego Union Tribune (400,000) - January 2007 “For LT, There’s no “I” in MVP”
  • Seattle Times (450,000) - December 2006 “LT Dedicated to Success”
  • Washington Post (1 million) - December 2006 “Tomlinson & Brees: It’s All Working Out”
  • NY Times (1.6 million) - November 2006 “Avoid Gossip at the Gym & Get the Most out of Your Workouts”
  • MSNBC - November 2006 “Another Hurdle to Exercise: Embarrassment”
  • Stack Magazine - November 2006 “Card Toss”
  • ACE Fitness Matters Magazine (50,000) - October 2006 “TRX: Strapping New Workout”
  • WebMD - September 2006 “10 Tips For Fall Fitness”
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Star (300,000) - September 2006 “LT, The Best Ever?”
  • LA Times (1.2 million) - September 2006 “Tedious Treadmills?”
  • NY Times (1.6 million) - July 2006 “Lactic Acid Will Be Sorely Missed”
  • Shape (1.6 million) - April 2006 “The Body You Want”
  • Stack Magazine - April 2006 “Get in Your Zone” (Drew Brees)
  • Cooking Light (11 million) - March 2006 “Target Your Fitness Goals”
  • Recreation Management (50,000) - March 2006 “Command Performance”
  • Men’s Journal (700,000) - December 2005 “America’s Top 100 Trainers”
  • Men’s Health Magazine - Sept 2005 “Americas Best Gyms”
  • Stack Magazine - Sept 2005, Feature Article; “Tomlinson’s Quest to be the Best”
  • The Sporting News (700,000) - August 2005, Feature Article; “L.T. - Man On A Mission”
  • ESPN the Magazine (1.9 million) - April 2005
  • Men’s Journal (700,000) - December 2004 “America’s Top 100 Trainers”
  • Shape (1.6 million) - December 2004
  • Self Magazine (1.4 million) - Fall 2004
  • Business Week (4.7 million) - Fall 2004, Feature Article
  • All You Magazine - October 2004, Feature Article; “Best Ab Exercises for a Strong Core”
  • Fitness Magazine - August 2004, Feature Article
  • San Diego Union Tribune (400,000) - July 2004 “Tomlinson’s Quest for the Best”, Headline Article
  • MSNBC Article - July 14, 2004 “Boost your performance, apply training strategies that elite athletes use to avoid fitness ruts”
  • Massage Magazine - May/June 2004 “Optimal Performance Bodywork a Must for those in Pain”
  • Fitness Magazine - May 2004, Feature Article
  • Shape Magazine (1.6 million) - May 2004
  • Fitness Magazine - March 2004 “A Workout for Every Goal”
  • Channel 10 San Diego (10 week on-going program) - Fall 2003 “Dueling Diets: Fitness Program”
  • com (Featured on Channel 8 San Diego) - September 5, 2003 “Why some kids want to quit sports”
  • San Diego Union Tribune (400,00) - July 2003, Headline article; “Balance of Power”
  • Fox 6 Morning News - April 2002 “Boot Camp Class Kicks Butt”
  • San Diego Reader - April 2002 “Boot Camp Class Kicks Butt”
  • KUSI Rod Luck Morning News Show - June 2001 “Fitness Quest 10 Early Morning Show”