The Spartan Way (Hardcover)

Eat Better. Train Better. Think Better. Be Better.

By Joe De Sena

St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250153210, 208pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2018

List Price: 24.99*
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New York Times bestselling author Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan, the global health and wellness platform, leader in obstacle racing, and executive producer of NBC’s television show Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge, challenges you to live The Spartan Way.

Determined to yank 100 million people off their couch cushions to start living instead of being passive observers of life, Joe De Sena has one ultimate goal: to help improve everyone’s physical and emotional health by teaching them the tenets of Spartan living from ancient Greece: simple eating, smart training, mastering resilience, and an all-out commitment to achieving a goal.

Like Spartan training, living The Spartan Way requires endurance to reach your finish line, the goal that inspires and drives you to succeed no matter what obstacles are thrown in your path. De Sena believes you can gain that endurance in just thirty-six days by following the ten Spartan Core Virtues, timeless principles to help you embrace adversity and overcome any challenge, and making them a permanent part of your own personal core.

The Spartan Core Values include:

Self-Awareness—Know yourself
Commitment—Be dedicated
Passion—Discover your purpose
Discipline—Practice diligence
Prioritization—Put your house in order
Grit—Push your limits
Courage—Face your fears and your failures
Optimism—Look for the positives
Integrity—Act honestly
Wholeness—Live as a Spartan

De Sena turned this philosophy into a lifestyle—and so can you. With The Spartan Way, you’ll discover your true north, unleash the warrior within, and transform your life to 10X your maximum potential.

About the Author

Joe De Sena is a New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, veteran of adventure racing, and founding CEO of Spartan Race. The Spartan Way is his third book.

Praise For The Spartan Way: Eat Better. Train Better. Think Better. Be Better.

Praise for Joe De Sena:

"Ideal for workout enthusiasts who want to push themselves to the limit." —Publishers Weekly on Spartan Fit!

"De Sena...provides a plan to transform your body and gym required."—Sports on Spartan Fit!

"Joe De Sena is the real deal in endurance sports and Obstacle Racing. Spartan Up! will guide you to train your body and mind for the arduous Spartan Race." —Mark Divine, New York Times bestselling author

"Joe DeSena is the real deal. His stories are believable, because his achievements and accomplishments are genuine...A must read." —Dean Karnazes, New York Times bestselling author of Ultra Marathon Man