116 Ways to Make 2016 Your Best Year Yet

Every year around this time of the year, there is an incredible energy and enthusiasm for a brand New Year. And I share in your same excitement. I believe it’s because of the opportunity to start fresh. To start new. And to dream big dreams and cast out a wonderful vision. And to set strategy in place so that you…

The 6 Rules I Have With My Kids

Do you wear a lot of “hats” in your life? You know, your “parent” hat, your “work” hat, your “spouse” hat… I’m no different. The most difficult “hat” I wear is the “Dad” hat. I absolutely love it. But man, it can be tough sometimes. For example, this past weekend, we had 14 games between my 3 kids. Seriously. 14…

CREED – Top 5 Takeaways from the Latest Rocky Movie!

I love all the Rocky movies. They inspire me. They make me want to work-out in the snow and cold. They make me want to climb huge mountains and scale massive obstacles. Since 1976 when I first saw Rocky in the movies at the age of 5 with my father and brother, I don’t think there is a human-being alive…

The Importance of a Mentor

Today, I want to share someone special with you. He’s a trainer at Fitness Quest 10. He started as an intern back in 2013. He’s a former hockey player. And he epitomizes the words PASSION, PURPOSE, and IMPACT. My friends, meet someone I have been mentoring now for a few years and someone I’ve very proud of, Jesse Dietrick. I…

It Is All About Choices

Have you ever stopped to think about what got YOU to where you are today? Whether you “like” where you’re at or not, you are a collection of your choices, experiences, happenings, and events. And you’re a product of the people/teachers/coaches/bosses/mentors who have influenced you in your lifetime. If you “like” where you are at in life, keep doing MORE…

DREAM Big

I just got home from an amazing trip to Beaver Creek, Colorado. 4 days up in the mountains at an amazing resort working on business and working on self with my Mastermind Group. My spirit and energy are feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, reenergized and raring to go. It was a special time up in the Rockies. We had approximately 70 fit…

The BEST of the SUMMMER

“Summertime is always the BEST of what might be.”  Charles Bowden Well, here it is the “end of Summer,” or at least the traditional end with Labor Day weekend coming up next week, and most schools are getting in full swing (or soon will be!). When I saw this quote it encouraged me to look back a bit at this SUMMER…

Are You an “EVERY DAY” Kind of Person?

I recently read Stuart Scott’s book, “Every Day I Fight.” It was undoubtedly one of the best books I have EVER read. I literally cried 3x while reading the book. It’s that good. One of the things I loved in the book is how I felt like I was fighting cancer WITH Stuart. I have read a lot of books…

What Would You Do If You Had Cancer?

What Would You Do If You Had Cancer? By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS I want to introduce you to a dear friend of mine named Peter Twist. If you are a trainer/coach/fitness pro, you most likely know of Pete. If you are a fitness enthusiast or Fitness Quest 10 client/fan, you may not know of him. Until now. I have…

7 Environments in Life

A Special Birthday Message By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS I’m a huge believer in surrounding yourself with the right people. People that will elevate your mindset, challenge you, hold you accountable, give your honest feedback, and people that you can trust. I am a firm believer in that you are the average of the 5 closest people you surround yourself…