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Are You an Energy SUCKER?

Are You an Energy SUCKER?
By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS

Here I sit on the sideline before the 10th lacrosse game (no joke!) of the weekend. Brady (10) & Luke’s (12) teams have done incredibly well and they are both preparing for the Finals starting in just a matter of minutes.

TD on Lacrosse Field with Laptop

And here I sit “multi-tasking” like heck. It was supposed to be a weekend of massive preparation for what will be a busy week. And it’s turned into a weekend all about the kids.

And I’m fine with that.

I know this too soon shall pass. I get it…. Before I blink, all the kids will be grown up and out of the house and Melanie & I will yearn for the days where we spent the weekends at youth tournaments.

And while it doesn’t make it easy to get “other” stuff done, it certainly creates great memories for the little ones. And at the end of the day, isn’t that what it’s all about.


I have a BIG week coming up. It’s one of my favorite weeks of the year. It’s IDEA World Week. And that means one thing…

It’s SUPER BOWL time.

Reports say there will be about 12,000 fitness professionals in Los Angeles starting onThursday. Between trainers, coaches, group-exercise instructors, vendors, club owners & managers, and even fitness enthusiasts, the ENERGY is always off the hook at IDEA World.

I love the CONNECT time with all those present.
I love all the INSPIRATION that is in the air.
I love that the conference is full of passionate souls that TRANSFORM bodies, minds, and souls everyday…all over the world. Literally. Over 70 countries will be represented.

And there is nothing like the ENERGY at IDEA World.

And NOT coincidentally, out of the 3 sessions I’m teaching, the one I’m teaching in the Featured Ballroom is called “ENERGY EXPLOSION.”

At about 4 pm next Saturday, July 18th, if you feel tremors around the country, they will be stemming from what’s about to go down in that Featured Ballroom in downtown LA.

Seriously. I have some big things up my sleeve. Some things I have never done before. We’ll see how it works.

And I am also going to have a major surprise on stage with me. And I’m NOT talking about the DJ that is going to be spinning, scratching, and playing my favorite tunes. I can’t wait for that!

And oh yeah, did I say how insane the ENERGY will be?

My friends, ENERGY is what the makes the world go around.
You either have POSITIVE ENERGY.

You either give radiant light or energy. Or you suck positive energy.
Don’t be a “SUCKER”!!!

Hey, let’s get after it this week…ALL week. I know the ENERGY is going to be off-the-hook over here on the West Coast ALL week.

We have a photo shoot tomorrow (Monday) with STACK Magazine with the NFL guys.

We have an NFL Workout at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS Miramar) in front of about 900 Marines, sailors, and their families. I can’t wait to see all these men & women and do our workout out on base this Tuesday.

And then it’s IDEA WORLD Time!!!

Wherever you live around the world, CHOOSE positive ENERGY this week. BE POSITIVE ENERGY this week. And ignite the universe with YOUR ENERGY this week.

And oh yeah, if you’re in LA on Saturday, I’ll see you in my class at 4 pm. It’s going to be EXPLOSIVE. #ENERGY!

WOW this week is ENERGY. Everyday. Everyway. Bring your “A” game.

Speaking of which, time for me to watch these lacrosse finals. They better bring it!!!


Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS, is an internationally-recognized performance trainer, bodyworker, speaker, author, and owner of award-winning gym Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA (one of the Top 10 Gyms in the U.S.). His outstanding team of 38 professionals deliver extraordinary service in personal training, sports performance training, massage/bodywork, Pilates, yoga, physical therapy and chiropractic. Todd is the Lead Training Advisor for Under Armour, regular contributor to Men’s Health, and author of The IMPACT! Body Plan.

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