We've been training Spartan Racers since 2015.
During that time, we've helped:
Our program will change your life.
Whether you want to race for individual glory and accolades or join a fun, supportive team that guarantees your success, Phalanx will help you crush your Spartan Race goals.
The Spartan army was the most feared and formidable military force in the ancient Greek world. A Spartan soldier on their own was a serious threat.
But together, they were unstoppable.
Phalanx -- named after the impenetrable formation Spartan warriors used in combat -- is a group fitness program guaranteed to help you crush your Spartan Race goals.
Our Spartan Race training program includes weekly group workouts (Tuesdays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm) and biweekly Race Simulations (Saturdays, 3:00 - 4:00 pm). All workouts and race simulations are held at various outdoor locations in Regina.
Spartan Race is an outdoor event. The races take place rain or shine, snow or slush. And so, it's only logical we train outdoors as well. Our team has schlepped sandbags through snow, whipped over wet walls, and burpeed in blistering heat. The elements add to the challenge and prepare us both mentally and physically for any obstacle thrown our way.
In the words of the great Thucydides, "he is best who is trained in the severest school."
If you don't train in wet, cold, or hot conditions leading up to the race, you can't expect to perform in wet, cold, or hot conditions on race day. To succeed in a Spartan Race, you must leave the confines of the gym.
By incorporating Race Simulations into our training, we give our team an opportunity to try different obstacles and leave their comfort zone behind. These events, like mini Spartan Races, are tons of fun and worth the price of admission alone.
We train Spartans wanting to race for gold as well as those who just want to survive and have fun. Whatever your goals are, we'll help you crush them.
It's silly for everyone to do the exact same workout. We train as a group -- and our workouts are always similar -- but having an elite athlete training to win a Spartan Ultra do the same workout as a first-time racer isn't our style. With every group workout, you have the option to complete the Alpha, Beta, or Ruck version of the workout.
At most races, we have a group complete the race as a team -- like a true phalanx. The pace is determined by the group (a relaxed, leisurely pace) and no one is left behind. We get through obstacles together. We do burpees together. We leap through the fire and cross the finish line together. This approach to the race is perfect for those new to Spartan Race, or those looking for the unique challenge of rucking a Spartan Race.
Since day one, we've had individuals running in Elite or Age Group at Spartan Races around the world. These racers push and support each other in training which has resulted in dozens of podium finishes and Age Group National Championships for our athletes. If you're looking for a group of incredible athletes (and even better people) to train with and push you to be your best, Phalanx has you covered.
There's something to be said for overcoming challenges as a team.
Obstacles don't seem quite as daunting when you've got a group of soldiers by your side. And there's no better way to bond than through mud, sweat, and tears.
We've helped countless individuals crush their first Spartan Race and have the experiences of a lifetime.
Since 2015, our Spartan Race athletes have:
If you're looking for individual glory, we can take you to the next level.
When you sign up for Phalanx, you're joining a team -- a team where everyone gets along and has each other's back.
Our group is supportive and caring, and we help each other be our best.
Though we have teammates of different skills, sizes, and abilities, there are no egos here. We cheer and high-five the same whether someone wins the Spartan Ultra or makes it over a wall for the first time.
We all know how exciting it is to earn a Spartan Race finisher medal. No one will be more excited for you than your Phalanx teammates.
We believe exercise should be a family affair.
While we don't offer childcare services, we encourage members to bring their children to our outdoor training sessions. Not only does this help normalize fitness for them, but it also lets them see you kick butt ;)
Forget running your kids all over to their activities and sitting on the sidelines. With Phalanx, you can all get fit and have fun together.
Phalanx coach Riley Nadoroznick has not only helped countless individuals reach Spartan glory, he's also written three books dedicated to Spartan Race Training.
Each book reached Best Seller status on Amazon.ca and continues to sell copies across the globe today.
A 6-Week Program For Obstacle Course Racers Looking To Torch Fat, Increase Endurance, and Become Strong Enough To Take On Any Obstacle
Run, Lift, Carry, Climb
12 Obstacle Course Racing Workouts That Took Us to the World Championships
Ultimate Obstacle Racing Metcons
23 Obstacle Course Racing Workouts for Improving Metabolic Conditioning and Grit
Certified Spartan Coach Riley Nadoroznick ran his first Spartan Race in 2014 and was immediately hooked. Over the next several years, Riley went on to:
Riley is a strength and conditioning professional dedicated to his teammates' success.
Montana Spartan Race Weekend - May 6, 7 - Bigfork, MT
Red Deer Spartan Race Weekend - July 22, 23 - Red Deer, AB
Kelowna Spartan Race Weekend - Aug. 27, 28 - Big White Ski Resort, BC
Blue Mountain Spartan Race Weekend - Oct. 21, 22 - Blue Mountain, ON
Conquer the Coulee - May 20 - Medicine Hat, AB
X-Warrior Black Ops - June 24 - Barrhead, AB
Union All-Terrain - Aug. 12 - Elkwater, AB
The Northerner Race - Aug. 13 - Tisdale, SK
Tuesday Nights, 6:15 - 7:15 pm
May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, and 13
Saturday, May 13 - 3 pm
Saturday, May 20 - 3 pm
Saturday, June 3 - 3 pm
All workouts and race simulations are held at various outdoor locations in Regina.
Our Spartan Race team is the only team in Saskatchewan to:
Spartan Race is the leading obstacle course race series in the world. Races include a mix of trail running and a variety of obstacles such as monkey bars, sandbag carries, rope climbs, and more.
A Spartan Race Trifecta is achieved by completing one of each of the three main Spartan Race distances -- Sprint, Super, and Beast -- in a single year.
Spartan Races vary in distance and number of obstacles. The Spartan Sprint is 5 kilometers with 20 obstacles. The Spartan Super is 10 kilometers with 25 obstacles. The Spartan Beast is 21 kilometers with 30 obstcles. And the Spartan Ultra is 50 kilometers with 60 obstacles.
Spartan Races are challenging, but they aren't impossible. Race directors do their best to make difficult courses that push you physically and mentally, but with the proper training, anyone can complete one of these races.
Spartan Races are held year round all over the world. You can find upcoming Spartan Races here.
The Spartan Ultra, which consists of 60 obstalces over a 50 kilometer course, is the most difficult Spartan Race.
If you are new to Spartan Race, the Spartan Sprint is the best starting point. It is the shortest and contains the fewest number of obstacles. After completing a Spartan Sprint, you can decide if a longer/more challening race is for you.
No, there is no electric shock type obstacles in a Spartan Race. The obstacles found in a Spartan Race are meant to push you physically -- you must be strong, mobile, and in good shape to complete them. There are no "cheap thrill" obstacles.
Every Spartan Race participant is timed individually, however, people run Spartan Races as a team all the time. Running as a team offers a unique experience.
Spartan offers a kids race at most venues for kids aged 4+ with options for competitive or recreational racers.