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Fitness Quest 10 Wins “Super Bowl”

Fitness Quest 10 Wins “Super Bowl”
By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS

Everyone loves it. Everyone needs it. Not everyone gives it. Most people welcome more of it.

What is it?


By definition it means to PRAISE or HONOR.

And you can praise people for a job well done.
You can give an “atta boy” or “atta girl.”
You can tell someone how much you appreciate them.

And the last I checked, no one ever got upset when they were recognized for a valiant effort. Or their hard work. Or receiving an accolade. Or just doing “little things” really well, consistently over time.

And that RECOGNITION could come “individually” or as a “team.”
It could be for extraordinary solo effort.
Or for the team working together to achieve an incredible feat.

In football, the Super Bowl is the pinnacle TEAM achievement. It RECOGNIZES the best team in the NFL.
In baseball, the World Series RECOGNIZES the best team in baseball.
The Stanley Cup in hockey. The NBA Finals in basketball.

All TEAM sports. And if you were to ask most players who have achieved individual awards in those sports, they would rather win a Super Bowl or World Series, than collect an All-Star or Pro-Bowl tag after their name. Both would be preferred. 🙂

Granted, those individual awards are important. And are extremely meaningful.

But there is always something special when a group of young men or women do something big as a TEAM.

The WOW this week is RECOGNIZE.
Who can you RECOGNIZE in your life that is deserving of a shout-out or praise?
Who can you RECOGNIZE that does something consistently well that maybe you take for granted?

Maybe it’s a son or daughter. Maybe it’s a spouse. Maybe it’s a co-worker.
And see if you can find at least one person a day this week to simply RECOGNIZE. Heck, maybe you can find 10 people a day to recognize.

A week to RECOGNIZE and maybe a week for RECOGNITION.

Over here at Fitness Quest 10, we will be doing both.

We always love to RECOGNIZE our clients’ hard work and effort.

And as a team, we often give shout-outs to each other. Live or on email. It never gets old.

And tomorrow, we will be recognized as a TEAM for something very special.

And it stems from all 38 Fitness Quest 10 teammates consistently being outstanding as trainers, massage therapists, Pilates instructors, group-class instructors, and admin support.

On  June 10th, our team will be recognized at the State Assembly in Sacramento as the “2015 Small Business of the Year” in the State of California. Only 139 small businesses out of 3.3 million in the State have been selected for this award.

We will be one of those 139.

And out of any & all awards that Fitness Quest 10 or I have personally received over the last 15-years, I believe this one may be the most special. It’s the consummate “TEAM” award. It’s our Super Bowl. It’s our World Series win.

It’s a TEAM award. It’s not just my efforts or the efforts of 5 individuals. Or 10 individuals. It’s 38 people doing great work day in and day out for a purpose greater than just oneself.
It’s giving back to the community.
It’s servant-leadership by ALL teammates.

I share that with you because YOU are part of it. And WE thank you.

We will be RECOGNIZED. And it will be a great feather in the cap for all teammates.

And then it will be back to doing what we do best. Kicking tail, working hard, loving on peeps…and oh-yeah, RECOGNIZING them for their efforts!!!

Create a great week. Keep RECOGNIZING…and enjoy the RECOGNITION when it comes.

Much love.



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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