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A Crazy Year of Love, Loss, & Life with Great Friend & Iconic Fit-Pro Brett Klika | Ep. 327

This is as real as it gets. He’s one of my best friends, we have trained together at Fitness Quest 10 since 2001, he has created a ton of IMPACT in the fitness industry…and he just had one of the toughest years any man or woman could ever imagine. You see, as this podcast drops, it’s coincidentally one-year to the day that Brett’s wife Lisa suffered a massive anyeurism at just age 44 and tragically passed away. And just like that, Brett became a “single-father” to his 10-year old Maddie and had to piece it all together. And unlike ANYTHING I have ever heard, Brett’s strength, resilience, love, compassion, grace, and will to do good has shone a light like I’ve never seen before. 

My friends, what Brett has endured in the past year is living hell. But for him to get up on this podcast and share about it all just one-year to the day about the highs, lows, and everything in between is truly remarkable. You are in for one heckua humanly experience for the next hour. And I’m convinced this is going to make you a better person simply by listening to it. Buckle-up. Here we go…


Here is what Brett & I discuss on today’s IMPACT SHOW podcast:

  • 7 Rapid fire-questions to catch Brett off-guard. Haha…
  • Most challenging year of your life. Why? 
  • Brett shares his top 3 lessons that have become the centerpiece of life dealing with this deep tragic loss.
  • How do you manage your darkest moments? 
  • What experiences, mindset, or tools do you think allows you to manage those?
  • Are you finding joy/happiness in the day to day and if so, HOW?
  • What would you share with someone who has experienced serious recent loss in their life?
  • How has your experience with loss and grief impacted your business and your life? 
  • Tell me about how you’re helping people with your Energy100 program.
  • What do you find is the biggest barrier to how people feel on a day to day basis? 
  • If there was one thing people could start doing right now to feel or perform better in their life, what would that be? 


My friends, there is just no way you can listen to this episode and not be better for it. Please, do me a favor…SHARE IT. It brings out such poignancy to the mere fact that we must LIVE & LOVE life, even when you do experience LOSS. Brett Klika is a great example of this to us and I’m so proud to call him a friend.


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For over 20 years, world renown speaker, best-selling author, and award-winning health and performance coach Brett Klika has been helping high performers from sports and business develop habits for improving their focus, energy, and vitality.

Brett began his career working as a performance coach for Olympic and professional athletes. Helping these athletes prepare to become the best in the world opened Brett’s eyes to what it means to be a world class performer.

In 2012, he transitioned with this knowledge to helping executives and other top performers from international Fortune 500 companies with Dr. Jim Loehr’s Human Performance Institute. Since then, Brett’s work with companies like Johnson and Johnson, Marriott, Deloitte, and others has given leaders and entire organizations the tools to revitalize their mental and physical health while driving overall engagement.

In 2015, he released his book, 7 Minutes to Fit, with Chronicle Publishing. It’s been translated into many languages and has been a #1 best seller on Amazon.

Brett is committed to providing coaching and other resources for entrepreneurs, executives, athletes, and other high performers, helping them develop the personal energy and vitality to feel, think, and perform their best.

Through individual coaching, keynote addresses, group facilitation, and free resource creation, Brett has re-energized 10’s of thousands around the world with high performance health habits that fit seamlessly into a busy life.

Learn more about Brett’s Energy100™ programs here.

When he’s not speaking, writing, or coaching, Brett enjoys time with his daughter skiing, surfing, mountain biking, weightlifting, and just about anything else that requires physical activity outdoors. He’s an avid reader and is passionate about continually learning. He lives in sunny San Diego with his daughter Madison and dog Gizmo.

ABOUT Todd Durkin (HOST):

Todd Durkin is one of the world’s leading coaches, trainers, and motivators. It’s no secret why some of the world’s top athletes have trained with him for nearly two decades. He’s a best-selling author, a motivational speaker, and founded the legendary Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA. He currently coaches fellow trainers, coaches, and life-transformers in his Todd Durkin Mastermind group. Here, he mentors and shares his 25-years of wisdom in the industry on business, leadership, marketing, training, and personal growth.

Todd was a coach on the NBC & Netflix show “STRONG.” He’s a previous Jack LaLanne Award winner, a 2-time Trainer of the Year. Todd and his wife Melanie head up the Durkin IMPACT Foundation (501-c-3) that has raised over $250,000 since it started in 2013. 100% of all proceeds go back to kids and families in need.

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