5 Simple Ways to Guarantee That You Crush the Summer

5 Simple Ways to Guarantee That You Crush the Summer
Presented by Spartan Training®

Summer’s here! And after a year of lockdowns and stay-at-home lifestyles, it’s time to get up, get out, and get fit (or fitter). 

Of course, that might be easier said than done. Besides your fitness levels having possibly taken a nosedive, your workout circle may have got smaller or wrapped up all together. 

If that’s the case and you’re wondering how to get your training back on track, we’ve got an idea — make this your summer of Spartan. 

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Because whether you’re looking for like-minded workout partners, some tips to take your training up a notch, or a fitness target to aim for (Trifecta, anybody?), we’ve got it all in the mix. 

And to make it easy for you to find your people or your training plan, we’ve listed the various ways to get the best out of Spartan — whatever your goal is.  

Don't Waste Summer — Do These 5 Things 

Get Your Crush On

First simple step to recharging your workout routine? Sign up for a Spartan training plan straight into your inbox.  

Crush the Week is a weekly workout that provides you with challenging total-body fitness plans to get you moving and motivated once again.   

Designed by skilled SGX coaches, each training line-up takes you step-by-step through a series of exercises to strengthen, condition, and build your body back to pre-lockdown levels. So even if you’re still hanging out at home, you have no excuse to skip on training. 

Workouts in Your Pocket

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The Spartan FIT app is another great choice to help you return to routine workouts without having to wait for your regular training crew to regroup or the gym to open. 

Top-level coaching, anti-B.S. training advice, and hundreds of workouts that range from five to 60 minutes are all at the tip of your fingers (literally) whenever you need. And whether you’re a Spartan newbie or a seasoned pro, there are workouts for all abilities. 

Good news, too, for Spartan+ Members or Spartan Pass Athletes — you get a free subscription to Spartan FIT as part of your membership package. 

The Spartan FIT app is available to download on Google Play and the App Store.

Get Social Again!

Prefer to mingle with your people? Spartan has some very active social media groups and pages that will point you in the right direction. They’re a great start for those stepping into OCR for the first time, as well as race-lovers wanting to share wins or plug into some workout wisdom. 

Related: How to Find Your Spartan Tribe Online Before You Get to the Start Line

You’ll find all sorts of training tips, race advice, and just general Spartan chitchat here. 

Check out regional groups that apply to you, or get specific with FB groups like Spartan Trail Runners, Trifecta Tribe, and private groups such as Spartan Parents or Spartan Women. 

Team Up and Train

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Teamwork makes the dream work, right? And teaming up with another Spartan-focused athlete is a great way to keep you committed and accountable to your goals.  

Many Spartan Facebook groups organize offline training sessions. Check out your local FB group or simply post a request and start your own Spartan training tribe in your area.

Related: Joining a Team Optimizes Performance, and There's Science to Prove It

Local SGX coaches might also have group workout sessions. You can find nearby trainers through spartan.com or, again, put the call out on Spartan’s social media pages. 

Sign Up for a Race

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This one is a no-brainer. If you’re going to get serious about training like a Spartan this summer, then you have to sign up for a race. No discussion. No excuses.   

Signing up for a race can sharpen your focus. You have a clear reason to train and a start-line in sight. And though the idea of competing may feel intimidating to first-time Spartans, truth is, anyone with heart, hope, and a good deal of determination can run a Spartan race. 

There are three core events — the Sprint, Super, and Beast

Related: 10 Reasons Why Doing a Spartan Race Will Change Your Life

At just over three miles long, the Sprint is the shortest event and may appeal to those at the start of their fitness journey. 

The Super is a longer course — around double the distance — with more obstacles, while the Beast — at up to 14 miles and at least 30 obstacles — is for those with greater endurance, ability, and a lot of training hours under their belt. 

Understanding your fitness level and what you think you can achieve workout-wise before it’s time to hit the racecourse will help you in deciding which event to choose.  

But don’t forget to challenge yourself too. After all, if you’re going to make this your summer of Spartan, then you need to push yourself, persevere, and commit 100% to crushing your goal — no matter how hard it gets. 

Amp up your fitness and wellness routine NOW. Click here to find a Spartan race close to you!