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,…

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.…