THIS IS EPISODE 533 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Todd Durkin is an internationally-recognized strength, speed and conditioning coach, personal trainer, body worker, motivational speaker and author who motivates, educates and inspires people worldwide. He is the founder of Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, a world-class facility that provides personal training, strength and conditioning, therapeutic massage and bodywork, Pilates, yoga, nutrition, chiropractic and physical therapy programs.
Durkin works with a high-profile clientele of elite professional athletes including NFL MVPs, Super Bowl champions and MVPs, Heisman Trophy winners, Olympic and X-Game gold medalists, and many other champion athletes. He is a two-time Personal Trainer of the Year and has received numerous industry accolades. Greatist has named Durking one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness for the past four years. His latest book, “Get Your Mind Right,” released June 2.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Durkin about his role in training high-profile athletes, coming to faith in Christ, how his faith guides him as a trainer, and how he’s adjusted to a new normal during the pandemic.
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Just finished Year 18 of NFL off-season training. Let’s just say it has been one heckuva crazy 4-months. But somehow over this time, we found a way to get it done. Zoom training, in my home garage gym, at @fitnessquest10, and finally the field the last couple weeks. #WIT So grateful for many things… – All these men out on the field grinding to get better. For every NFL star, there are dozens who are hungry and working like mad to “make it.” – For the past 18-years I’ve had the opportunity to train and be on the field with @drewbrees. Perhaps this was his last off-season training as he goes into his 20th season. But then again, we’ve always treated it like it might be the last. I certainly had heightened gratitude the last few weeks though. — @chase_daniel (Lions) going into year 12. This is our 10th together. This man is one special dude! We have always had kids of all ages out on the field to watch, learn, and even participate with us. HS, college, “young” pro athletes, and “veteran” players who respect the game. Guys like @perezluisqb are inspiring the next generation of dreamers. Been even more special this summer to include my boy @lukedurkin10 in the action. He’s gone from snapping the past 10-years to finally being able to occasionally get a few reps. Special times & memories! There is a not a better time of my life than when I’m “in-season.” Now it’s reporting time this week so the pros can go do their work. Time for me to faceplant a bit…and then get the HS kids ready to go, albeit a little later than normal. Going to be one heckuva interesting NFL season. And I CAN NOT WAIT. Is anyone else with me? #HardWorkPaysOff #NFL #DrewBrees #FQ10Fam #FitnesQuest10 #ToddDurkin #IMPACT #TheirOffSeasonIsMyINSeason #HadToHuntForThisPic #AttitudeOfGratitude