Hallelujah—WE’RE OPEN! A Look Back at the Hardest 15-months of my LIFE & my Top 5 Lessons

It has been one tough road in the last 15-months. From our shutdown on March 16th, 2020, to now, there have been many tough and dark times for so many people…myself included. In today’s episode, I share a lot of things you didn’t know as I open up to some of my biggest struggles and challenges during the pandemic.

This includes:

  • Why I started the “Good News Network” and was able to continue it for 91-days.
  • The ups & downs of creating & running “online fitness classes” in the early days of the pandemic.
  • Why I created the “GET YOKED” program for kids & families.
  • Why I got knee surgery in December 2020 and how that ended up a long journey of healing my body.
  • My BACK–why the flare-up in the middle of my expansion.
  • How & why I brought a partner into Fitness Quest 10.
  • My faith and how it carried me through the pandemic. There were some real godsends throughout the pandemic, and my faith-walk only deepened during this time.
  • What’s NEXT…and why I’m super-excited for the future?

I think you’re going to enjoy today’s episode. It’s vulnerable, real, and one that I hope resonates with you and your walk. I hope the lessons shared will positively contribute to your journey and IMPACT you greatly. Either way, join in the celebration now and let’s get fired-up for “opening-up” the world again.


3:10 – “The Good News Network”
I went LIVE for 91 days straight spreading the good news.

4:53 –  Lesson # 1. If you say you’re going to do something, do it until the END.
90% of Success in life is showing up! 

6:45 – Lesson # 2. Necessity is the mother of invention.
I created the Get Yoked program in a matter of weeks with my kids. Faith, Fitness, & Mindset.

9:15 – Lesson # 3. Do whatever it takes! 
June 2020 gym was back open with 20% capacity. Went from 70% revenue crash to 50%. Physically exhausted.

15:08 – Lesson # 4. It’s scary to give up what makes you comfortable.
God is calling me to do something greater. You gotta give up to go up!

20:34 – Lesson # 5. It always takes longer than you want to get to where you want to go.
Work around your injuries. Don’t become your injury. Pray a Lot!!

27:50 – Lastly, June 15th, 2021: California “unofficially officially” OPENS!
There’s Hope. There’s Excitement. There’s Joy. There are Smiles. Let’s GOOO!!!!


Ready to Attend a LIVE, IN-PERSON Retreat with Todd in July? (OPEN TO ALL PEOPLE Who Are Ready for more Energy, Inspiration, Clarity, Success, and Significance!!!)

Is this you? If so, I will be hosting a small, intimate, 2-day Retreat in San Diego July 16-18 for 20-people looking to create MAXIMUM IMPACT in their life immediately.

This Retreat is for anyone looking to get a major jolt of energy, inspiration, clarity, motivation, and LIFE breathed into them…and ready to JUMP to the next level of living. This Retreat is NOT just for fit-pros but ANYONE who desires more out of life. More success. More passion. More purpose. And more IMPACT.

We will train together. We will pray together. We will break bread and network together. And we will GO DEEP on all facets of life. 2-days of complete immersion in greatness from sun-up to sun-down. 

If you are interested and want details on the Retreat in July, simply email me at durkin@fitnessquest10.com and say, “TD, I want IN on the Retreat.”

I will reply back ASAP with all details.

Take ACTION TODAY!!!! 


Are you a Trainer, Coach, or Fitness Business Owner seeking to make even more IMPACT in your business & life?

You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with. Level up today with my “Best in Class” MASTERMIND program for fitness professionals. I invite you to connect, share, and grow with the top coaches, trainers, and entrepreneurs in the fitness industry. My MASTERMIND is for passionate and purpose-driven fitness professionals who want to create success & significance in their personal and professional lives. If that sounds like you, visit: ToddDurkinMastermind.com to enroll or apply today. If you do so within the next 24 hours, you will receive a FREE video of one of my recent “ALL MASTERMIND” coaching calls. There are so many lost souls right now that need “our” LIGHT.  Let’s make a difference together, one life at a time! 


Please keep your questions coming so I can highlight you on the podcast!!

If you have a burning question and want to be featured on the IMPACT show, go to www.todddurkin.com/podcast, fill out the form, and submit your questions! 


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About the Author



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 MVP’s, 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.

Todd was a featured trainer on the popular TV show, NBC STRONG, which is now airing on Netflix. His award-winning gym, Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, is a Top-10 Gym in America and his 3 best-selling books, Get Your Mind Right, The WOW BOOK, and The IMPACT Body Plan, have both changed thousands of people’s lives. If you would like to get motivated and inspired now, you can pick these books up at www.Amazon.com, or if you would like a signed copy, please purchase at www.ToddDurkin.com/
TD Mastermind Coaching Program for Trainers & Fit-Pros

If you are a trainer, coach, or fitness pro, you need to check out Todd’s Mastermind Coaching Program. It is designed to help you create excellence in your business & life. It consists of 2-live retreats per year, monthly coaching, access to Todd and his team of coaches, select and unique opportunities within Todd’s network, weekly motivation, and a whole lot more. This is all primarily virtual so you can be located anywhere around the globe and you can join at any time.

Here are all the details: www.ToddDurkinMastermind.com
IMPACT Coaching for High-Performers & Growth-Minded individuals (Primarily NON-fit-pros)

If you are NOT a fitness pro, but a person who seeks high-performance and growth in business and life. There is a unique opportunity to work directly with Todd in his brand new IMPACT Coaching program. It’s only 60-Days long, but it’s an intense immersion in personal coaching (body, mind, AND spirit) and business coaching. There will only be 12-people in this program—one might as well be YOU.

The IMPACT Coaching Program is currently closed for registration but you can stay updated at https://todddurkin.com/impact-coaching/
New Podcast

Lastly, Todd’s new podcast (“The Todd Durkin IMPACT Show”) just dropped, and we would love for you to listen. It’s designed to motivate and inspire you to live a life full of passion, purpose, and IMPACT, and it’s guaranteed to Get Your Mind Right. Check it out and subscribe today at www.todddurkin.com/podcast. We also have a part of the podcast where we take your Q&A, so please send us your questions through the weblink.

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