This took my breath away…literally!

When I was filming NBC STRONG a few years ago, all of the trainers and contestants were physically beat up after a few weeks of the intense training & competition. Because Gabby Reece was the host and her husband is the legendary big-wave surfer, Laird Hamilton, we went over to their house in Malibu for […]

Best Adventure Day Ever!

Adventure in Banff

Best Adventure Day Ever! The mountains move my soul. Getting up in the rarefied air of the mountains allows me to relax, think BIG, and feel WOW.  Well, I had the absolute BEST “Adventure” Day last week as I went mountain-biking in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Banff, Canada. The breath-taking views, snow-capped mountains, and […]

Big Decisions – Dose of Durkin

There are specific times in your life when you reflect on where and when you made a BIG decision and how it specifically affected and altered your life. Let me explain…In the summer of 1997, I met a man named Michael King in Bay Head, NJ. Specifically, he was renting a house on 1 Mount […]

BHAG – Big, Hairy, Audacious, Goal

This week I had a big announcement. It was the first time that I could publicly talk about the TV show NBC STRONG that I will be on staring in on Wednesday, April 13th. While I won’t go into the details now about the show, I will tell you it was the culmination of a […]

The Importance of a Mentor

Today, I want to share someone special with you. He’s a trainer at Fitness Quest 10. He started as an intern back in 2013. He’s a former hockey player. And he epitomizes the words PASSION, PURPOSE, and IMPACT. My friends, meet someone I have been mentoring now for a few years and someone I’ve very […]

What Would You Do If You Had Cancer?

What Would You Do If You Had Cancer? By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS I want to introduce you to a dear friend of mine named Peter Twist. If you are a trainer/coach/fitness pro, you most likely know of Pete. If you are a fitness enthusiast or Fitness Quest 10 client/fan, you may not know of […]

This is Your Half!

HALF-TIME Adjustments… By Todd Durkin MA, CSCS HALF-TIME. In most sports, half-time is extremely important. And there are a few things that you usually do at half-time that are essential. As a matter of fact, allow me to take you in the “locker-room” for a brief-moment and share what typically happens behind closed-doors. First things […]

Memorial Day–Freedom Reigns

Freedom Reigns By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS I’m up a bit earlier on this Memorial due to some serious jet leg. But man, does it feel good to be back on American soil. And good to be back in my own bed after 9-days teaching in Belgium & Germany. I’m going to go over to Fitness Quest […]

How to Save Time & Energy and Increase Productivity

Stop. Start. Continue. How to Save Time & Energy and Increase Productivity By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS Hey, if you’re a high-performer, you are always looking for “simple” little exercises to boost your  time, energy, and productivity. Well, last week, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of senior level management executives at […]

Shift Happens

Shift Happen By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS It is said that “either you choose change or change will choose you.” So true! Speaking of change, I gave a talk to my Mastermind Group at our Retreat last week called “Shift Happens.” Part of my talk entailed discussing the “4 Insights of Change” by Peter Diamandis. […]