Todd Norman’s journey in the world of sports and fitness began as a formidable collegiate athlete at the University of Nevada. Playing as an Inside Linebacker, he demonstrated not only exceptional athletic skills but also a strong commitment to academics, earning the prestigious “Senior Scholar Athlete” award in 1994. This blend of sportsmanship and scholastic achievement laid the foundation for his future career in sports training.
Post-college, Todd transitioned into training, founding Cutting Edge Sports Training, Inc., in Orange County, California. His venture quickly gained renown, attracting top-tier athletes and teams seeking his expertise. Todd’s tenure as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the NHL’s Mighty Ducks of Anaheim marked a significant milestone in his career. He became the exclusive trainer for sports celebrities such as Lindsay Davenport, Paul Kariya, Mark Sanchez, and several UFC fighters, showcasing his ability to tailor training programs to a wide variety of athletic needs.
Todd’s academic accomplishments are as impressive as his professional ones. He holds a master’s degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton, with a focus on exercise physiology, biomechanics, and sport psychology. This strong academic background, combined with certifications as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Nutrition Coach, and Weightlifting Coach, empowers him with a comprehensive understanding of sports training and athlete development.
Beyond his training and coaching roles, Todd has made significant contributions to the field through various avenues. He is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate, illustrating his diverse skill set. Todd is also a respected presenter, sharing his knowledge at universities, coaching clinics, and conditioning camps. His influence extends internationally, with lectures and coaching clinics conducted in Brazil, India, and Belarus, further showcasing his global impact in sports training.
Todd Norman’s recruitment to SMaRT Health & Wellness is a testament to his aligned values and philosophy with the organization, spearheaded by Dr. Ray Raven. His extensive experience in sports training, coupled with a holistic approach to health and wellness, makes him an invaluable addition to the team. At SMaRT Health & Wellness, Todd’s expertise is poised to enhance the organization’s commitment to comprehensive musculoskeletal health, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle for a broad spectrum of clients. His joining the team represents a fusion of fitness and sports performance excellence and a shared vision for a healthier, more active community.