Man oh man do I have a special guest on the show for you today. Not only is he one of my best friends and a colleague I respect immensely, Martin Rooney was also one of the most requested guests for the IMPACT Show. And today, you get the opportunity to hear from this amazing man. 

If you don’t know Martin, he is an internationally recognized trainer, author, speaker, and founder of Training for Warriors, a program with over 200 facilities in 20 countries worldwide. Check this out, Martin was a four-time All-Conference, and four-time MVP performer in Track and Field at Furman and a member of the US Bobsled team. And it doesn’t stop there, he is currently a purple belt in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu under UFC fighter Ricardo Almeida and a black belt in Kodokan Judo under OlympianTeimoc Johnston-Ono. This is one guy you don’t want to mess with and you will definitely want to listen to–and he is a fellow fire-breathing dragon from Jersey! 

Today’s episode is packed with knowledge, wisdom, and value. Martin shares some great lessons, including:

  • Top lessons learned as a coach in the sports & fitness industry.
  • Why the “Golden Rule” is so important.
  • The best thing you can do in front of your kids.
  • What the best LEADERS do to LEAD.
  • The HOLY GRAIL of coaching.
  • The 5 words that everyone loves to hear.
  • The BEST part of quarantining with 5 girls in the Rooney household.

This “Coach to Coach” episode is one you will want to listen to several times and take notes. Better yet, share this episode with a fellow coach, parent, or friend who needs to be inspired on ANY level. And don’t forget to order his book today – Coach to Coach! So buckle up and prepare to Get Your Mind Right. Enjoy the show!

more on the episode:

:30 – Todd shares his gratitude for all the awesome messages coming in and information on his new book Get Your Mind Right!

1:30 – Who is Martin Rooney.

3:45 – The Energy Explosion!

4:17 – The Quarantine Mindset.
Martin shares his mindset during COVID-19 and cherishes the challenge of being quarantined with 5 gals!

9:48 – Best habits and routines during COVID-19.
The Rooney Hot Seat! These are good to do anytime!

15:54 – Top lessons in the industry.
Martin shares some lessons from his 20+ years as a coach and a life transformer.

22:58 – Addressing Fame
Rumor has it that Martin is the second most famous person from Sayreville, NJ.

24:04 – Special message from Todd – Code: “durkin30” for 30% off CarnoSyn beta-alanine powder or tablets.

26:19 – “You manifest what you magnify”
Why Martin wrote the book Coach to Coach

34:45 – Rapid-fire 
Martin reacts to words Todd shares from Coach to Coach – EnthusIASM, CARE, BETTER!

41:18 -The best thing you can do in front of your kids
Love their mother!

43:38 – 5 powerful words
“I am so proud of you!”  What gets rewarded gets repeated!

46:25 – The Hippocratic Oath

49:21 – REMEMBER THIS: Players Win Games and Coaches Lose Them!
Martin shares his thoughts on the flow of writing his book Coach to Coach.

56:14 – Wrap up and close.

Thank you Martin Rooney! You can follow Martin on FB MartinRooney, IG @themartinrooney, order his book Coach to Coach on Be sure to also check out his website and podcast INTO The ROAR.

Don’t miss out on a special gift I have for you…

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Todd Durkin, MA, is a world-renown trainer, coach, author and motivational keynote speaker who trains dozens of elite, high-profile NFL, MLB, and MMA athletes, including two Super Bowl MVPs, one NFL League MVP, Olympic gold medalists, Heisman Trophy winners, and MMA champions. Todd is a 2-Time Trainer of the Year, the 2017 Jack LaLanne Award recipient, the 2018 Canfitpro International Presenter of the Year, a member of the Under Armour Training Team, and a Top-100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness.

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