Strategies for Optimal Recovery & World-Class Peformance

7 Strategies For Optimal Recovery & World-Class Performance Recovery is the name of the game, my friends. This often-overlooked component of performance is a crucial piece along the path to world-class. As many of you know, I dodged major back surgery and naturally healed my body by testing various recovery methods following a career-ending football […]

Miracle On Ice

MIRACLE ON ICE By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS It was February 22, 1980 and I was just 9-years old. And I remember the day like it was just last year. I was at soccer practice for the “Brick Rowdies” at the old Lanes Mills Elementary School in Brick, NJ, and all the parents were huddled […]

The Story Behind a Person: Jesse Dietrick

We all have a story. Sometimes having a bigger story can lead to bigger moments in life. The stories that we tell of our lives attract others to us. What is your story? This past Saturday I had the great opportunity to lead a warm-up for Team in Training. Team in Training is a running group […]


By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS For many years, I’ve been deeply entrenched in studying success. I’m engrossed by it. I want to know what the best of the best in any field does to be at the top of their game. Athletes, doctors, lawyers, teachers, entrepreneurs, fitness professionals. You name it. One of the common […]

Let Me Save You the Pain

Let Me Save You the Pain By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS  Many years ago, I had a crushing injury to my back while playing football. This led me down a healing path to reconstruct my own body and rid myself of a nasty Vicodin habit. It was one of the most difficult times of my […]

Stay The Course

Stay The Course By Janet Bertrand ACE Recently I attended a fitness convention called Perform Better. It is one of the best conferences in the country. They always have the top trainers, strength and conditioning coaches and health experts in the whole country presenting the latest in health and fitness. It is amazing the things […]

Strength Training: Getting Started

Strength Training: Getting Started By: Bryan Milliard Getting stronger, building more muscle, or improving the ability to perform daily activities more effectively and efficiently: these are a few reasons why someone would choose to start a strength-training program.  However, few people actually know how to go about getting started on a program.  An all too […]

Summer Family Challenges

Summer Family Challenges! Bring the week’s challenge in completed and signed by family members on Fridays and receive 5 Champion Chip points! Week 1:  Exercise Challenge By the end of the week, your family has to complete a total (added together) of: 100 jumping jacks 100 push-ups 100 sit ups or crunches 100 burpies ——————————————————————————————————————— […]

Check Out This Superstar Trainer

Last week I shared one way to improve revenues in your training business is through “corporate fitness.” And there is no one doing corporate fitness better right now than my good friend Trina Gray. If you haven’t heard of Trina yet, you should now. She is absolutely killing it in the fitness world. She presents […]

IMPACT Question Corner- April

Q.  How often should a person typically exercise?  Realistically speaking once they’ve reached their fitness goal. ie overall cardiovascular health/ weight management. TD Answer: Let me give you a good, better, best scenario based on your current starting level. A “good” recommendation is 3 times per week for at least 20 minutes.  This is going […]