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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 and say, “TD, I want IN on the Retreat.”

I will reply back ASAP with all details.


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