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