What is Your Core?

What is Your Core? By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS I just returned from teaching at a large Health Club up in Seattle, WA called PRO Sports Club. It is massive. 30,000 members, 800 employees, 110 full-time trainers. 4 different locations. It is quite an impressive place that was started by Dr. Mark Dedomenico, MD & Dick Knight, 42 years ago.…

Memorial Day–Freedom Reigns

Freedom Reigns By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS I’m up a bit earlier on this Memorial due to some serious jet leg. But man, does it feel good to be back on American soil. And good to be back in my own bed after 9-days teaching in Belgium & Germany. I’m going to go over to Fitness Quest 10 in a few minutes…

Jack of All Trades, Master of None?

Guest Article: Jack of All Trades, Master of None? By Natalie Peterson Nothing will hold you back more in life than spending too much time comparing yourself to someone else. Instead of focusing on the strengths of others, spend your time focusing on and developing your strengths. What are you meant to do? Have you spent any time lately getting…

8 Reasons Why My MOM is the Best!

8 Reasons Why My MOM is the Best! By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS   “There’s a story behind everyone… and behind your story is always your mother’s story… because hers is where yours begins.” –Mitch Albom Mom. What a sweet word. It conjures up such sweet thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Mother’s Day is this Sunday (May 10th) and I want…

Do you have a $2,400 appetite?

The water fountain broke at Fitness Quest 10 a few weeks ago. Not good. Lots of sweat and thirst. And no water fountain. First things first, I didn’t realize that a water fountain costs about $1,800. Wow. And then my GM Julie Wilcox came to me and asked if we wanted to upgrade it to the upgraded, deluxe version. And…

Manny or Money?

  “Manny or Money?” By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS This Saturday, boxing history is going to be made. One way or the other. Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. Will it be one of the best fights of all-time? Time will only tell. Will it be one of the fights that keeps boxing relevant? The sport of MMA is…

“Practice…We Talkin’ Practice…Steph Curry Drains an Incredible 77 Straight 3-Pointers!”

“Practice…we talkin’ Practice… Steph Curry drains an incredible 77 straight 3-pointers!” By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS   The NBA & NHL Playoffs are just getting started. And I love the playoffs in any sport. The intensity goes up. Focus increases. The pulse in the arenas and stadiums rise big-time. Everything else is extremely heightened. I don’t watch a ton of…

Why Jordan Spieth Won The Masters

“Why Jordan Spieth Won The Masters” By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS Sometimes there are days or workouts where I remember how good it is to feel “young.” The body feels good. There are little aches. And I’ve got that “pop” that I used to just take for granted. But it’s not always like that. It takes more time to warm-up.…

Could You Give Up “CANDY” For A Year?

Could You Give Up “CANDY” For A Year? By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS Could you give up candy for a year? Or how about coffee? Or caffeine? Or wine? Or chocolate…. Ewww, that chocolate thing. Not sure I could do that or not. I need to brag a bit about my 12-year old son Luke who just gave up CANDY…

Are You Living with PASSION?

Are You Living with Passion? Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS I delivered the keynote speech this past Sunday (March 29th) at Bedros Keullian’s Fitness Business Summit in Irvine, CA, and killed it. And because I had my 10-year old son Brady with me, I seized the opportunity and brought him up on stage for a few minutes and interviewed him. He…