156 – Patty and Dave Durell – Hiring, Overcoming Failure, and High Intensity Nation

Rock Solid Fitness
The Rock Solid Fitness Team

Dave and Patty Durell co-own and co-operate Rock Solid Fitness, a one-on-one personal training studio in Dunedin, Florida.

Both Patty and Dave have an extraordinary fitness and business resume. Dave has been helping people improve their health for over 36 years. He has worked as a Fitness Center Manager, Personal Trainer, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, and Collegiate and NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach. He is also the founder of High Intensity Nation, previously a HIT blog and podcast, which has been a huge inspiration and resource for my own work. Dave holds an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Housatonic Technical College; a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Southern Connecticut State University; and a Master’s Degree in Health Fitness Administration from Southeast Missouri State University.

Patty Durell has been helping people achieve their fitness goals for over 23 years. She is a Master Level Personal Trainer, Certified Conditioning Specialist, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, and has specialized training in nutrition and physical rehabilitation. Patty practices what she preaches and has lost over 40 pounds, and kept it off, through proper exercise and nutrition. Patty has been a popular speaker to fitness and medical professionals, corporations, college and high school students and many support groups.

Access business systems from Patty inside HIT Business Membership

Contact Rock Solid Fitness:


  • The potential problems with business partnerships
  • How to cultivate a positive and empowering culture
  • The complete Rock Solid Fitness hiring strategy and process
  • …. and much, much more

Corporate Warrior - Listen on Apple PodcastsListen to the Corporate Warrior Podcast on Stitcher

This episode is brought to you by ARXFit.com, ARX are the most innovative, efficient and effective all-in-one exercise machines I have ever seen. I was really impressed with my ARX workout. The intensity and adaptive resistance were unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I love how the machine enables you to increase the negative load to fatigue target muscles more quickly and I love how the workouts are effortlessly quantified. The software tracks maximum force output, rate of work, total amount of work done and more in front of you on-screen, allowing you to compete with your pervious performance, to give you and your clients real-time motivation.

As well as being utilised by many HIT trainers to deliver highly effective and efficient workouts to their clients, ARX comes highly recommended by world-class trainers and brands including Bulletproof, Tony Robbins, and Ben Greenfield Fitness. To find out more about ARX and get $500 OFF install, please go to ARXfit.com and mention Corporate Warrior in the how did you hear about us field – ORDER HERE

Selected Links from the Episode

People Mentioned

Comments 5

  • I wonder how long ago this was recorded, as the comment about the highintensitynation.com website still being up no longer seems accurate. Now it just takes you to the Rock Solid Fitness site. The interviews which you mentioned (and which I’ve listened to in the past) no longer seem available.

    • Hi Greg, this was recorded about 2-3 months ago. I have such a huge back log of recorded podcasts from some intense podcast recording batching. For that reason, I’m looking to publish new episodes every ~3-5 days for the remainder of 2018. Unfortunately, highintensitynation.com currently has some security issues, and so Dave has decided to forward this to the RSF main website in the meantime. You can however, listen to the High Intensity Nation podcast with Richard Wolff if you scroll to the bottom here: https://highintensitybusiness.com/productivity/richard-wolff/

  • Great interview Lawrence, a thoroughly professional operation that focuses on the client, great work Dave and Patty!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.