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Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind! on Smash Notes

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

December 28, 2019

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.



Episodes with Smash Notes

“I always tell my team, I never leave anyone on the mountain,” says Michael Taylor, founder of Spartan Spades.   SpartanUp Endurance Series host Johnny Waite talks with Michael about how to start a Spartan team and the benefits of doing so....

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...

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...

“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.    SpartanUp Endurance Series host Johnny Waite...

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

“Wrestling will change your life,” says head wrestling coach Mike Palazzo, who has created a wrestling dynasty at Lake Highland Prep (Florida).     SpartanUp Combat Series host Ryan Warner and Joe De Sena interview Mike to learn how...

“I just can’t see investing in a business where the product is a stick with a cord,” an investor told Pete Holman.  Today, that stick with a cord is sold across the globe and is known as the TRX Rip Trainer.     SpartanUp...

Imagine: You're not in the shape you should be. You've of lost your direction. You've hit a low. That was Lindsay Dare Shoop. Eight years later, she was taking home gold at the Olympics on the US Rowing Team.  Today she tells Joe De Sena, founder...

“It’s okay if they see you as the underdog, but don’t believe that you are the underdog,” says former NFL pro JJ Birden. Birden played in 9 NFL seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons from 1988 to 1996. Spartan Up DEKA series...

“If you want to be an athlete when you’re 90, you have to keep mixing up your workouts,” says Lisa Smith-Batchen, endurance athlete and guest on this week’s Endurance Series episode.    SpartanUp Endurance Series host Johnny Waite...

Stephen Pressfield, author of "Gates of Fire" about the original Spartans, and the classics "The Warrior Ethos" and "The War of Art" joins Joe De Sena on the Spartan Up podcast today. How will you keep driving forward in 2021? And what can we learn...

“I was fired, my car exploded, and closed on a new house in a week’s time”, says Wade Burgess, Chief Revenue Officer at Rev.Com   SpartanUp Combat Series host Ryan Warner talks with Burgess about that life-changing week. In this episode...