Life Gets in the Way: Powering through Adversity with Grit & Grace

Anyone going through any adversity these days? Is anyone facing big challenges, decisions, or setbacks with their health, mindset, career, or relationship? Meet Sally Kalksma. She was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2008. Her husband passed away 1.5 years later. Left to raise her 3-kids as a single-Mom, she turned to stair-climbing & “Tower Racing” as an outlet to deal…

Thoughts After Dropping My Son Off at College

WOW. What a crazy few weeks it has been highlighted by dropping my son off at college last week. Highs. Lows. An emotional roller-coaster to say the least. Whether you are a parent or not, I believe you are going to “FEEL” my emotions, sentiments, and lessons in today’s podcast episode and that it will help you be an even…

The OVERCOMER

Who else is battling like hell right now? Anyone else facing tough times? Maybe you’re feeling burnt-out. Or empty. Or your passion has waned. Or your purpose is unclear. Maybe your health is far from where you want it. Or your training routine is “off” or your nutrition is sub-par from where it needs to be. Or perhaps all of…

What Would Coach Wolf Say, Leadership, and Q&A’s

I received a great question a few weeks ago from one of our community members who asked, “TD, what leadership lessons would Coach Wolf share with us in a podcast if he were still alive?” Man, I think that’s a great question.  So I went out to the lines and answered that question and six others. Here are the questions…

TD Spittin Fire–Hurdles, the Devil, and Pain

I’m pumped to share 3 things on my heart today. The first one is about “hopping hurdles.” As I get ready to take my oldest son Luke to college this week, I share a lesson about a recent conversation with him about “hopping hurdles” and how to get to the decision-makers in life. Regardless of your age, this is a…

Meet Brett Klika, One of my First Hires at FQ10 now Creating Great IMPACT

Back in May 2000, just 5-months after opening my first performance studio called Fitness Quest 10, I hired a young strength & conditioning coach named Brett Klika. Brett and I met at the Olympic Training facility in Chula Vista, CA, while I was working with the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team. He became my sidekick in the trenches changing lives for…

Meet David Weck The Mind & Soul of the BOSU Inventor

Today you are meeting a true living legend and his name is Dave Weck. I’ve known Dave for over 20 years, and he is the founder and creator of the BOSU ball. He is a fitness Icon, and today he shares his soul and how he has been through hell and back with his struggles being bipolar, addictions to alcohol,…

5 Reasons Why I’m Nervous About My Live Event Tomorrow

BIG day today as I’m getting ready to kick off my Max-IMPACT Retreat tomorrow. I’m excited, pumped, and even a bit nervous about the weekend-long festivities. The day I don’t get nervous is the day I hang it up. But I’m also really fired up to see people LIVE and to coach my butt off. We’re going deep on dreams.…

PAIN-FREE with BioMechanist Brian Bradley

Let’s talk shop today. I have my good friend Brian Bradley, who I’ve known for two decades, in the house. Brian is a biomechanist who happens to be one of the smartest guys I know when it comes to human performance and getting Pain-Free. Brian, who has worked with the Egoscue Clinic for more than 2-decades, is on a mission…

Follow Your Dreams…and Make History Forever!

This is a story that’s going to give you goosebumps. And it’s a real-life story of someone I train. I’ve been training a young professional baseball player now for about 7-years named Daniel Camarena. “DC” is a left-handed pitcher who has spent 10-seasons in the minor leagues. Yes, 10 seasons!!! Trying to live the dream to get to “The Show.”To…