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Learn the Spartan mindset. Founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe seeking and answers authors, academics, athletes, adventurers, entrepreneurs, CEOs and thought leaders. It will shift your thinking, make you laugh and and give you the tools you need. He’s on a mission to find the secrets to success in all aspects of life. Not only does Joe interview epic people, he has brought together an amazing panel to break down and analyze every aspect of these interviews. We give you the ultimate blueprint and action steps to assimilating these powerful conversations into your own life.

Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind‪!‬ Spartan

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    • 4.8 • 764 Ratings

Learn the Spartan mindset. Founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe seeking and answers authors, academics, athletes, adventurers, entrepreneurs, CEOs and thought leaders. It will shift your thinking, make you laugh and and give you the tools you need. He’s on a mission to find the secrets to success in all aspects of life. Not only does Joe interview epic people, he has brought together an amazing panel to break down and analyze every aspect of these interviews. We give you the ultimate blueprint and action steps to assimilating these powerful conversations into your own life.

    How to Surround Yourself with Amazing People with Michael Taylor / ENDURANCE

    How to Surround Yourself with Amazing People with Michael Taylor / ENDURANCE

    “I always tell my team, I never leave anyone on the mountain,” says Michael Taylor, founder of Spartan Spades.

    • 19 min
    I Quit Sugar/ Joe De Sena & Sarah Wilson

    I Quit Sugar/ Joe De Sena & Sarah Wilson

    How much sugar should you be eating?  Why is it so hard to stop once you start?  How have we evolved to crave it and what can you do about it? Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena talks to Sarah Wilson.

    Sarah Wilson is a former journalist and TV presenter, author and activist. She wrote the New York Times bestsellers "I Quit Sugar" and "First, We Make the Beast Beautiful" and she is the author of another 11 cookbooks that sell in 52 countries.

    • 31 min
    Finding Your Purpose with David and Mechelle Freeman / DEKA

    Finding Your Purpose with David and Mechelle Freeman / DEKA

    The Freemans have a family mantra. It reads “I’m smart. I’m strong. I’m beautiful. I can do anything.” Parents David and Mechelle crafted the mantra for their kids, one of the many topics we cover in today’s SpartanUp DEKA Series episode.

    • 39 min
    How Michael Taylor is Improving the Health of the Bronx / ENDURANCE

    How Michael Taylor is Improving the Health of the Bronx / ENDURANCE

    “My neighborhood ranks lowest (in terms of health markers) across the state, and the nation. We have some of the highest rates of obesity and diabetes in the country,” says Michael Taylor. 

    • 22 min
    Is Sober an Outdated Word? / Joe De Sena & Bill Shufelt

    Is Sober an Outdated Word? / Joe De Sena & Bill Shufelt

    Starting a craft brewery for non-alcoholic beers was was an idea that came to Bill Shufelt when he saw the huge improvements in his own life when he removed alcohol.

    He talks with Spartan Founder Joe De Sena and Spartan Up Co-Host Johnnie Waite about the cultural shifts he's seeing in the US and Canada around alcohol consumption.

    "Sober," he says, "is an outdated word." Many people are reducing their alcohol intake for a variety of health, fitness, performance, and readiness reasons.

    • 23 min
    Wrestling will change your life with Coach Mike Palazzo / COMBAT

    Wrestling will change your life with Coach Mike Palazzo / COMBAT

    “Wrestling will change your life,” says head wrestling coach Mike Palazzo, who has created a wrestling dynasty at Lake Highland Prep (Florida).

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
764 Ratings

764 Ratings

Vysworld ,

Best podcast

I’ve been listening to Spartan Up podcast Joe De Sena and the other hosts have always delivered the best contents. The best episode this year has been “ the equation of happiness “. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!

treesej ,

So much potential

But boring content. Why would he not interview Spartan athletes? It’s all random people that have nothing to do with racing. Athletic brewing, guys helping kids in the Bronx, sure stand alone this is fine content... but I want to hear about training, nutrition, and tips to become an elite Spartan athlete.

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re already deep into your journey of authentic health and wellness, or just getting started organizing your lifestyle around what matters most - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Joe and the Spartan team do an incredible job leading conversations that cover the entire range of mental, emotional, cultural and physical challenges we all face learning to navigate the transition to our optimal state of living. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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