I recently returned from the IHRSA 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show for fitness and personal training professionals in San Diego and I can’t wait to show everyone what I learned. For three days I attended seminars and classes, tested new exercise equipment and listened to motivational techniques from industry experts.
My Downtown Athletic Club colleague, Dominic Zumbrun, and I had the opportunity to pick the brains of fitness professionals, such as internationally recognized personal trainer, author and fitness coach, Todd Durkin.
Todd Durkin has trained a variety of national and world-renowned athletes of the NFL, MLB, Olympics and X-games, including Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints. It was truly an honor and inspiration to personally train and speak with Todd Durkin.
I learned new exercises I intend to implement into my personal training classes as well as motivational techniques that I will incorporate into my small group training.
Of course, I didn’t just go to San Diego to work. One of my favorite side trips was visiting Petco Park, the home field of the San Diego Padres. This was an especially significant moment for me because I was drafted by the Padres my senior year of high school. However I decided to pursue my college education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After playing baseball at the college level, I played for the Atlanta Braves for seven years.
I am back in Amarillo now and am ready to get to work and try out the new exercises and motivational techniques I learned at the convention. If you are interested in setting up a personal training session or group training session, contact me today.
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