5 Top Takeaways from Climbing Mt. Quandary

How is life going for you? Are you on a high-of-highs or are you possibly in a low-of-lows? Or are you somewhere in between? I realize that many times in life we face adversity, setback, and challenge and we are forced to get out of a hole, get the mind right, and start climbing back. […]

IDEA World – Invest in Yourself

IDEA World Was Off The Hook Good morning!!! I just got back from LA where I was teaching at the IDEA World Fitness Conference. Over 14,000 fitness pros from over 60 countries present. It was absolutely insane energy. One of my favorite parts of these conferences is connecting with so many colleagues and seeing and […]

Mindset of a Champion – Dose of Durkin

I just wrapped one of the busiest times of my year. June and July are crazy because I’m prepping my NFL athletes for training camp and the upcoming football season. And I LOVE IT!!! The guys all departed for Training Camp within the last few days and the groundwork has been laid for what should […]

40 Marines Working Out — Dose of Durkin

I have been teaching “Boot Camp” for about 18 years now. And every time I teach it, I LOVE it. Whether it be fitness enthusiasts, weekend warriors, kids, teams…or Marines! Yes sir. One…two…three…four…United States Marine Corps. I had the awesome opportunity to lead about 40 Marines and sailors through a Boot Camp workout this past […]

Big Decisions – Dose of Durkin

There are specific times in your life when you reflect on where and when you made a BIG decision and how it specifically affected and altered your life. Let me explain…In the summer of 1997, I met a man named Michael King in Bay Head, NJ. Specifically, he was renting a house on 1 Mount […]

Carpe Diem

In the movie Dead Poets Society there is a well-known quote that English teacher John Keating (Robin Williams) says, “CARPE DIEM.” In translation, that means “seize the day” or “seize the moment.” At the end of STRONG this past week, I walked back on set and Gabby said, “All eliminated trainers and trainees will have […]

BHAG – Big, Hairy, Audacious, Goal

This week I had a big announcement. It was the first time that I could publicly talk about the TV show NBC STRONG that I will be on staring in on Wednesday, April 13th. While I won’t go into the details now about the show, I will tell you it was the culmination of a […]

How to Save Time & Energy and Increase Productivity

Stop. Start. Continue. How to Save Time & Energy and Increase Productivity By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS Hey, if you’re a high-performer, you are always looking for “simple” little exercises to boost your  time, energy, and productivity. Well, last week, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of senior level management executives at […]

My Lips Were Quivering in Michigan!

“My Lips Were Quivering in Michigan!” By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS Good morning! I hope you had a GREAT weekend and you are raring to go on this glorious Monday. A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Grand Rapids, Michigan, to speak at a YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) event and do a […]

Shift Happens

Shift Happen By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS It is said that “either you choose change or change will choose you.” So true! Speaking of change, I gave a talk to my Mastermind Group at our Retreat last week called “Shift Happens.” Part of my talk entailed discussing the “4 Insights of Change” by Peter Diamandis. […]