Joe De Sena (born January 2, 1969) is the CEO and co-founder of the Death Race and the Spartan Race. He is also the author of Spartan Up: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life.
  “Physically, our bodies are so capable to do what our mind wants to do,” says Lisa Smith-Batchen, endurance athlete and guest on this week’s Endurance Series episode.    SpartanUp Endurance Series host Johnny Waite talks with Lisa about her experiences racing the Badwater and the Badwater Quad. In this episode you’ll learn:   -The extreme environments that runners face during the Badwater Ultramarathon -How to prepare for a race where you traverse multiple climates -How Lisa stays ‘peaceful’ during a race -Why it’s okay to not be competitive  -The transformative experience for Lisa that allows her to stay ‘quiet and calm’ during a race -Why she views the elements as obstacles   About Lisa:  Lisa Smith-Batchen – Endurance Athlete & Personal Coach Stories about Lisa’s athletic achievements have appeared on the covers of The NY Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post and Winning Magazine. Additionally, she has appeared in Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated for Women, ESPN Magazine, Outside Magazine, Ultrarunning, Trail Runner, Running Times and numerous other national and international publications. Look for feature stories about Lisa’s 2,500 mile run through America in Runners’s World (Jan. 2011) Women’s Adventure (Nov. 2010) Ultra Runner Magazine (April 2011) Lisa is the first and only person to run 50 miles in all 50 states in the USA in 62 days as part of her Running Hope Through America fundraising project! Lisa was the first American female to win the Marathon des Sables, a 150 mile stage-race  through the Sahara desert. Additionally, she has twice won the Badwater Ultramarathon (135 miles through Death Valley). Lisa is the only person to run from Las Vegas, NV to the summit of Mt. Whitney, covering 306 miles and was the first female to complete the “Badwater Quad,” covering 584 miles! Television coverage on Lisa includes segments on ESPN, Discovery Channel, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, NBC’s Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and Good Morning America. In 2010 Lisa was featured on CNN and on newscasts in 47 states. She was a main character in a feature length film on the Badwater Ultramarathon, entitled Running Under the Sun. She has also appeared in two Outdoor Life Network specials on the Marathon des Sables. Lisa has done product testing for The North Face, an outdoor equipment and clothing company, and has appeared in their product catalogs and a national advertising campaign with Dean Karnazes. She is a past member of the Montrail/Patagonia and Smith/Pearl Izumi Ultrarunning Teams and has been also sponsored by Clif Bar, Petzl, Pharmanex, Smartwool, Sharkies, Nathan, Nuu-Muu, Nuun, Smith Optics, Body Glide, Engo, Hammer Nutrition, Kinesys, Salt Stick, Crescent Moon Snowshoes, Freelife, Damascus Bakeries, Nike, Crocs, Coco 5, Coco-Elite, Ceregumil, Styr Labs and Trail Toes. Click here for links to Lisa’s sponsors.   CONNECT WITH LISA Twitter: @dreamchasrs Instagram: @coachlisasmithbatchen Website: DreamChaserEvents.Com   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Athletic Brewing. Get free shipping on two six-packs by placing your order online at AthleticBrewing.Com.   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Hosts: Johnny Waite Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan
“The people who are advanced never don’t do the basics,” says Alex Hormozi, CEO of Gym Launch. Alex talks with SpartanUp DEKA series hosts Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp about how gym owners can thrive during the pandemic. In this episode you’ll learn:    -How to increase client retention -How to inspire change with a client by using pain, not gain -The #1 principal for gym owners who want to achieve financial longevity -How to differentiate your gym  -How to change your clients’ internal dialogue   Connect with Alex: -Gym Launch: @GymLaunch, GymLaunch.Com -Instagram: @hormozi -Get your free copy of Gym Launch Secrets   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Athletic Brewing. Get free shipping on two six-packs by placing your order online at AthleticBrewing.Com.   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/   Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan
How can we solve some of our trickiest problems? Joe asked Mark Cuban how he would handle 8 of the biggest problems our country faces if he were president... 9 if you count getting more of you off the couch and out on the course. Wonder what it's really like to be a billionaire?  That's where the interview starts.  Next Joe De Sena, the founder of Spartan, asked Mark whether he'd consider running for president of the United States. If Mark Cuban were president: How would Mark Cuban handle COVID and get us back to racing and Mavericks games? How would he handle the gaping political divide between Red & Blue, Left & Right in the US? How would he solve the current health crisis and get people away from crap food and sugar? What would Mark Cuban do about childhood obesity? What does he think about some kind of mandatory service or right of passage in America? What would he do to create Green Energy? Does Mark Cuban support term limits?   How would he improve our education system in the US? Presidential aspirations aside, Joe also asked Mark how HE would market Spartan Races and help with the mission to get 100 million people off the couch and what he thought about investing in Tesla stock.   This episode is brought to you by Athletic Brewing. Visit https://athleticbrewing.com/  for free shipping on two six-packs or more  LINKS: Mark Cuban Companies https://markcubancompanies.com/ Shower Toga https://showertoga.com/ Alyssa’s Cookies https://alyssascookies.com/ FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Host: Joe De Sena  Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them! © 2021 Spartan
“We will go to the end of the Earth to make sure our team gets what they need,” says Bryan Medlin.  SpartanUp Combat Series host Ryan Warner talks with Medlin - one of the most respected greco-roman wrestling coaches in the country and current University of Illinois assistant coach - about how coaches can remove the ego. In this episode you’ll learn:    -What 14+ trips to Russia taught Medlin about youth development -Why coaching provides purpose to those who feel the calling -How a house fire in 2017 changed his perspective on gratitude -When you’re in a tough spot, how to focus on doing ‘one thing right’ -Leadership principles from the Marines   Connect with Bryan -Twitter: @MedlinBryan -Illini wrestling   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by HoneyStinger.  Use the code ‘HSSpartan2020’ to save 30% off.    SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay   FOLLOW US: Spartan Combat: https://www.instagram.com/spartancombat/ Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   Find out more at https://spartancombat.com/ © 2020 Spartan
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Birthdate
Jan 2nd, 1969
Episode Count
674
Podcast Count
23
Total Airtime
1 week, 2 days
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