How to Use Personalized Coaching to Get Great Results with Clients

by Todd Durkin |  Date Released : 02 Dec 2011

How can we help clients perform their best?

To answer this question, personal trainer and educator Todd Durkin discusses how to create an inventory for every client to that outlines personality, habits and other factors that can help you better develop the client’s personalized fitness program.

Having high expectations of your clients is critical no matter who you train. Durkin gives you tips on how to help clients identify the most powerful motives behind their goals while increasing their personal accountability.

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Todd Durkin

About the author: Todd Durkin

Todd Durkin is a strength, speed, and conditioning coach, personal trainer, bodyworker and motivational speaker/coach. Todd owns and directs Fitness Quest 10, a center for health and human performance in San Diego, California. He works with a high profile athlete clientele of elite professional athletes from both the NFL and Major League Baseball as well as the normal, everyday population looking to improve their health and fitness.

Todd earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from The College of William and Mary in Virginia. He has also earned a Master’s degree in Exercise and Nutritional Science with a specialty in biomechanics/sports medicine from San Diego State University. He has certifications as a strength and conditioning specialist, personal trainer, massage therapist, neuromuscular therapist and has his teaching credential in health and physical education.

Todd has been featured on 60 Minutes, has appeared in Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, The Sporting News, ESPN The Magazine, BusinessWeek, Men’s Journal, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Stack Magazine, appeared on ESPN, The NFL Network, MSNBC.com and is a contributor to Fitness , Shape and Self. He has been featured on Fox Morning News, CBS’s Exercise and Nutrition Special Report, ABC’s Being Healthy Report, NBC’s Friday Morning News and several other morning news programs. He is a spokesperson for Under Armour, the American Council on Exercise, IDEA, Perform Better, EFI Sports Medicine, Fitness Anywhere (TRX) and serves on the board for the Titleist Performance Institute.

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