I Can Only Imagine

One of my favorite songs of all-time is “I Can Only Imagine.” The song inspires me, empowers me and sometimes even gets me emotional. But I didn’t know the entire story behind the song until I recently saw the movie “I Can Only Imagine.” Wow. It is a MUST see! Now I must admit, I don’t see a lot of…

This took my breath away…literally!

When I was filming NBC STRONG a few years ago, all of the trainers and contestants were physically beat up after a few weeks of the intense training & competition. Because Gabby Reece was the host and her husband is the legendary big-wave surfer, Laird Hamilton, we went over to their house in Malibu for some “advanced recovery.” Part of…

TD’s Most Asked Questions | February 2018

It’s safe to say this Q & A got a little cray cray… We kicked things off with a LIVE look at the Fitness Quest 10 Olympics (betcha didn’t know I’m a gold-medalist curler), before I tackled YOUR questions… hoodie head and all! *Watch the Facebook LIVE video HERE or keep scrolling for a few of your most-asked questions and…

4 Unique Things at My Retreat & 10 Ways to Explode Your Business!

When I was a kid, I remember my Mom always saying, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” I love that! This month is an exciting one. Not only is IHRSA coming up here in San Diego in a couple weeks, I have my Annual Retreat for my Todd Durkin Mastermind, March 23rd-26th right here in…

Overcome the Fear of Speaking

You know one of the 5 things I love to do is speak at fitness confereneces, corporate events, and even deliver “keynotes” on FB & Instagram live. But did you know there was a time when it is was one of the things I was afraid to do? That’s right, I was nervous as heck before each keynote/speaking event I…

3 Ways to Become an EXPERT in the Fitness Field!

I love connecting with trainers and fitness pros from all over the globe. One of the most common questions trainers often ask me is, “How do you become recognized as an expert in the fitness field?” My answer is always “YOU BECOME ONE!!!” I believe there are 3 real, solid ways to do that. 1. TRAIN A LOT OF PEOPLE!…

My Top 10 Recovery Rules

Recovery can change your life… I’d know because it changed mine.   After lying motionless on a football field in France, I was left with only one option: Embrace the recovery world. My time playing football ended with degenerative back disease, frightening disc issues, and a grueling treatment plan revolved around Vicodin and painkillers. In an attempt to avoid surgery,…

My Top 9 Nutrition Tips

My friends, nutrition is no joke. Sure, it’s not as sexy of a topic as training, but it is equally as — if not more — important than its counterpart. If you want to look and feel your best, you gotta commit to clean eating. Before we jump in the weeds, I want to make one thing clear: I’m not…

My Top 9 Training Tips & Philosophies

Like you, I’m always looking to create an edge at the gym. I want my fitness dialed-in to perfection so I can make the most of every ounce of sweat when I train (and you know how much I LOVE training). I recently took to TD TV / Facebook LIVE to reveal — for the first time EVER — my…

Do You Get Enough Mellow-Yellow & Blue-Sky Time?

My soul is singing as I write this. I’m up in the mountains (Squaw Valley/Lake Tahoe) enjoying some “mellow-yellow” time with the family. I had a great day skiing yesterday, despite warm temperatures and not a ton of fresh powder. There is just something so special about being up in the mountains that provide a ton of serenity, tranquility, and…