My New DREAM Home Office!

My New DREAM Home Office! By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS I hate moving. It’s not fun. It takes a lot of work and it involves change. And I just completed “moving” last week. That’s right…I completed a big move. I’ve been moving my home office for the past 4 months. Let me explain. For the past 13 years, I’ve had…

Your Hall of Fame Speech!

The first weekend in August is always a special time. It is the NFL PRO Football’s Hall of Fame (HOF) Induction weekend for the latest “class” of retired Pros who have been voted to join a select group of only 295 players who have been enshrined over the 52 years of the Hall’s existence. The NFL HOF is located in…

Enhance Your ENVIRONMENT

It’s August. Can you believe it? I spent part of my Sunday organizing and doing some “Red tape.” I went through my closet and have a huge bag of shirts and shoes that I’m going to give away. A good ole spring cleaning or “purge party.” As much as I don’t enjoy organizing, it always feels so good when you get…

Time to Get Your Pads On!

One of my fondest memories as a young boy was getting my football equipment before the season began. Getting fitted for the shoulder pads and helmet. Getting your thigh pads, knee pads, hip & tailbone pads, rib protector….ahhh, it brings back such great memories. I can still smell the sweat and remember what it’s like taking OFF your helmet the…

10 Ways to Create an Edge in Sports & Life

I just returned from Los Angeles and an incredible IDEA World Conference. 12,000 fired-up fitness pros and great CONNECT time with some passionate folks. It really was a great show. And between Perform Better going on over in Providence, RI, and the BeachBody Conference down in Nashville, over 40,000 fitness pros and coaches were immersed in learning and great experiences…

Are You an Energy SUCKER?

Are You an Energy SUCKER? By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS Here I sit on the sideline before the 10th lacrosse game (no joke!) of the weekend. Brady (10) & Luke’s (12) teams have done incredibly well and they are both preparing for the Finals starting in just a matter of minutes. And here I sit “multi-tasking” like heck. It was…

Do You Possibly Have “TBD”?

Do You Possibly Have “TBD”? By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS You have heard me talk about the “sprint-rest-repeat” concept before. That is where you “sprint” for a few days/weeks and then you recover. And then you repeat. And I am in full-blown “sprint” mode right now. And I LOVE it. The NFL guys are preparing for training camp. We have…

What is the Secret Sauce to Success?

“What’s the Secret Sauce to Success?” by Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS I just got back from a rocking Perform Better Summit in Chicago this past weekend. It was awesome. And I loved connecting with the hundreds of fitness pros present. There is nothing better than seeing hundreds or thousands of inspired “life-transformers” in one room singing, chanting, working out, having…

This is Your Half!

HALF-TIME Adjustments… By Todd Durkin MA, CSCS HALF-TIME. In most sports, half-time is extremely important. And there are a few things that you usually do at half-time that are essential. As a matter of fact, allow me to take you in the “locker-room” for a brief-moment and share what typically happens behind closed-doors. First things first, you go to the…

The Fountain of Youth

The Fountain of Youth By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” ~Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt “I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.” ~George Benson  June is such a great month of the year. School is out,…