10 Father’s Day Lessons

I recently came across a letter I wrote in 2011 on Fathers Day. The lessons are still very pertinent today and I wanted to share a few of them with you. Take a look and see “10 Lessons” from my Dad…and hopefully one or two or more speak to you on this Father’s Day!!!   10 Father’s Day Lessons! By…

DAD

DAD By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS When I was a young boy, my parents divorced when I was just 5 years old. And when I was 7, my Dad moved to Colorado for work. I was devastated. And as a young child, I was scared I would never see him again. Fortunately, when I was 10 years old, he decided…

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work- 10 Reasons WHY I Believe We Won Small-Business of the Year! By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS I received a phone call recently that put a huge smile on my face. It was California State Assemblyman Brian Maienschein (District 77) congratulating Fitness Quest 10 on winning the “California Small Business of the Year Award” for 2015.…

Fitness Quest 10 Wins “Super Bowl”

Fitness Quest 10 Wins “Super Bowl” By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS Everyone loves it. Everyone needs it. Not everyone gives it. Most people welcome more of it. What is it? RECOGNITION. By definition it means to PRAISE or HONOR. And you can praise people for a job well done. You can give an “atta boy” or “atta girl.” You can…

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…