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About Todd Durkin

Meet Todd DurkinTodd Durkin, MA, CSCS, is an internationally recognized performance-enhancement coach, personal trainer, massage therapist, author, and speaker who motivates, educates and inspires people worldwide.  He is the founder and creator of Fitness Quest 10 & Todd Durkin Enterprises in San Diego, CA, where his wonderful team focuses on personal training, massage therapy, Pilates, yoga, sports performance training, nutrition, physical therapy, and chiropractic to help transform the bodies, minds and spirits of a broad clientele.  He is a 2 Time Personal Trainer of the Year (IDEA & ACE) and has received numerous industry accolades.

Todd trains dozens of NFL and MLB athletes, including Super Bowl XLIV MVP Drew Brees, Super Bowl XLV Aaron Rodgers, former NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson, and athletes such as Kellen Winslow, Shawne Merriman, and a host of others.  He currently works with 9 NFL quarterbacks.  Additionally, he has trained one Olympic Gold Medalist, an MLB Champion & MVP, two X-Games Gold medalists, 2 Heisman trophy winners, and tens of thousands of other elite and amateur athletes as well as fitness enthusiasts.

Additionally, Todd is the Head of the Under Armour Performance Training Council, where he helps drive new methodologies and training techniques to help Under Armour develop the highest quality programs and apparel for performance training.  He has appeared on national television commercials with Under Armour, is a major part of the “Combine 360” program, and speaks at regular events such as the NFL Combine, Super Bowl, and Pro Bowl on their behalf.

Men’s Health recently named his gym, Fitness Quest 10, one of the Top 10 Gyms in the US.  Todd has appeared on 60 Minutes, ESPN, the NFL Network and has been featured in Sports Illustrated, USA Today, STACK Magazine, Business Week, Prevention, ESPN the Magazine, Men’s Health, and countless other media outlets.  Todd has authored 35 DVDs on strength and conditioning, functional fitness, massage/bodywork and business/personal growth.

Todd and his staff provide motivational and educational programs and team-building events to companies and conferences worldwide.  For more information on any of his programs or to sign up for Todd’s FREE award-winning Ezine newsletter, the TD TIMES, you can contact him below.

Todd earned his BS degree in Kinesiology from The College of William & Mary in Virginia and his MA degree in Exercise & Nutritional Science with a specialty in Biomechanics and Sports Medicine from San Diego State University.  He and his wife Melanie reside in San Diego, CA, with their three children, Luke, Brady, and McKenna.

Professional Experience, Honors & Awards

  • Under Armour, Gatorade, Perform Better, TRX, and Total Gym spokesperson
  • Top 100 Fitness Entrepreneurs of All-Time (Fitness Business Interviews, 2011)
  • “America’s 10 Best Gyms” – Men’s Health 2010 & 2009
  • ACE Personal Trainer of the Year 2005
  • IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year 2004
  • “Best Place in the U.S. for Sports Massage” – Men’s Health – August 2005
  • “America’s Top 100 Trainers” – Men’s Journal – 2005 & 2006
  • IDEA, ACE spokesperson on issues pertaining to personal fitness training, wellness, massage, stress reduction, exercise, and health-related topics

The Impact! Body Plan by Todd DurkinThe Impact! Body Plan

Todd’s new book, The IMPACT! Body Plan is a 10 Week program designed to create world-class fitness and life performance for people of all ages, shapes, sizes, and levels. Capturing Todd’s “Train the Joes Like the Pros” approach, it encompasses both an actual 10 week exercise and nutrition program, along with goal-setting and life-planning exercises to help people create extraordinary lives.

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