FQ10 Trainer to PopSugar Fitness Host to Online Visionary

In 2005, I hired a green trainer who had just moved from Boston to Cali. She grew quickly and blossomed into one of my best trainers at Fitness Quest 10. She starred in a bunch of my DVD’s (yes!), she taught boot camp, and she had an incredible following. After 6-years at FQ10, Anna went on to host PopSugar Fitness…

4 Interns & The Roots!!!

Today we are in the Roots of Fitness Quest 10. This is where it all started over 20-years ago when I had no clients, no business plan, and no money. I got a little choked-up doing my first episode from sacred grounds. In this episode, I am joined by our 4-interns who just graduated from our program in the midst…

Why I Got So Emotional…

I started my gym, Fitness Quest 10, in a small 2,000 square foot strip-mall with no money, no clients, and no business plan. Humble beginnings, to say the least. Well, last week, I was recording a podcast in the middle of the most “sacred ground” of our current 8,000+ square feet. It’s the 10×10 “open area” that I started training…

It’s Laaabbbooorrr Day–A Tribute to Coach Wolf!!!

You know what today is, it’s one of my favorite holidays, it’s Laaabbbbooor Day! By tradition, there is nothing like stepping back and reminiscing about one of my top mentors, the late great Coach Warren Wolf, back in Brick, New Jersey.   I invite you to take a short stroll down memory lane on the football field with me right now…

It’s LAAABBBOR Day!

Wakey wakey. It’s LAAAABBBOR Day….and I LOVE Labor Day! While you may be taking some time “off” today to relax and enjoy the holiday, I have a special LAABBOOORRRR Day podcast episode for you from the football field. It’s a brand-new, just-recorded “throwback” message that transcends time. It was inspired by my legendary high school football coach, Warren Wolf, back…

Heading to College in 2020—4 Students Share Their Thoughts on the New College Experience

Welcome to a new era of learning. For everyone. One of the groups most impacted by all this craziness is college-age kids. Some college students are going to class live on campus. Some college students are virtual from home. And some college-students are literally on campus but going to school virtually or doing a hybrid. In this “Back to College”…

Bowler to Baller: The Story of Pro QB Luis Perez

With the NFL football season just around the corner and college football having just kicked-off (kinda), I have a very special guest on the show today. Luis Perez is a guy I’ve trained for a few years now and he has one of the most fascinating stories you will ever hear. He did NOT play high school football, he won…

Halleluiah…I got my Facebook Back!!!

We did it!!! I shared with you last week that my Facebook page was hacked and ultimately eliminated 3-weeks ago. It was a disheartening time to say the least. Well, I want to say THANK YOU again for all the overwhelming support and love. As a matter of fact, it was because of our strong COMMUNITY that we were ultimately…

Congrats to my son Brady—he launched a book today!

Hey guys, today is a big day in the Durkin household. My son Brady launched his first book today on Amazon, called QuaranTEEN. Let me Explain: In March 2020, the United States effectively shut down. A new coronavirus, COVID-19, swept the globe and everyone was told to stay at home until further notice. Although the unprecedented quarantine affected everyone, there…

Smart Money Moves in Tough Times

There are two things I want to share with you today: 1. Smart Money Moves! How are the finances these days? While some occupations, careers, and people are thriving right now, many others are struggling in this extremely challenged economy. If there is EVER a time to make “smart money moves,” now is a great time. Meet my financial advisor…