"How you do anything is how you do everything." Why are there some people who are constantly more successful than others? According to personal trainer and coach Todd Durkin is has to do with mindset and attitude.
On episode 11 of All About Fitness I interview Todd Durkin, a recent finalist on the NBC show STRONG, one of the most influential people in health and fitness and the owner of Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego - recognized by Men's Health Magazine as one of the top gyms in the country. We talk about his journey into the fitness industry, how he trains high performing individuals and what you can do TODAY to start achieving the success you deserve.
Find out what makes Todd a two-time winner of Personal Trainer of the Year by hearing how he helps others achieve success in their lives. Todd personal trains clients from house wives and retirees to championship winning professional athletes; he also mentors business leaders and helps personal trainers become more successful. Very quickly into our conversation you will recognize why TD is one of the fitness industry’s most successful individuals.
More information about Todd:
Fitness Quest 10 - Todd's training facility in San Diego
“The journey of one thousand miles begins with a single step,” is an ancient Chinese proverb; the point is that any journey, no matter the distance, begins the same way - by taking the first step.
One of the most challenging things with making time for exercise is having a goal. If you are working towards a specific outcome then you have a purpose for why you’re going to the gym (or running outside, or swimming that lap). If you don’t have a purpose then it can be extremely hard to make the effort to take that first step.
In today’s episode of All About Fitness I speak with Randy Hetrick, the inventor of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a former active duty US Navy SEAL and all around great individual. We talk about goal setting and how to make time for fitness in a demanding schedule. Training to be a SEAL is one of the most grueling, physically demanding challenges any individual could face. Creating a product, bringing it to market and literally changing the face of an industry is a piece of cake by comparison.
Randy and I talk about how he focused his efforts to his achieve his goal of becoming a SEAL and how he uses that drive to help him run a successful business. You DO NOT need to train like a Navy SEAL or feel the burn to receive benefits from exercise, simply getting up and being active a few minutes at a time can provide some health benefits and be the first step in your journey to a healthier life.
Fitness is not about having a certain look or being able to lift a certain amount of weight or run a certain distance. In my opinion fitness is simply having the physical ability to do what you want to do when you want to do it. There is so much false, misleading and downright bad information about fitness; the goal of All About Fitness is to cut through all of the nonsense and bring you information about exercise that can help improve your life. Even if you don’t exercise or even like the thought of sweating I guarantee that you will get something out of listening to our conversation.
If you want to hear the story of how and why Randy invented the TRX along with a workout that you can start doing TODAY, then watch this interview I did with Randy a few years ago; we talk about his journey from SEAL to inventor while he puts me through a challenging workout.
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Losing weight, toning up, getting bigger, faster, stronger... These are all common reasons for working out; here's some food for thought: Why not exercise for the purpose of feeling better instead of looking better? When was the last time that you went to the gym for a 'happiness day?'
Petra Kolber is a fitness industry veteran who helped make step aerobics one of the most popular workouts in the world. Petra has evolved from teaching knee repeaters to using physical activity as a means for changing your mindset because feeling better is the first step towards looking better. If you exercise for no other reason it should be because it can help put you in a good mood that can change your overall outlook on life.
In our conversation today Petra and I discuss her evolution from a cruise ship performer to a fitness industry leader responsible for changing lives around the world. Tune in for our conversation to find out how you can start Moving YOUR way to Happiness!
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