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NBC Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge PREVIEW and Airing Date!

CLICK TO WATCH! We have an airing date! June 13th 10/9 Central will be the airing date for NBC’s Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge! If you live here in Charleston, or are going to be visiting, we invite you to watch it with us! Details on the location coming soon. We couldn’t have asked for a team with more heart. Watch for us, Team Charleston Warriors. Our awesome ELITE athlete, Orla Walsh, proved to be not only an amazing athlete, but an amazing leader of our Charleston Warriors team. At ages 37 (me), 38 (Stephen), 39 (Elea), and 44 (Adam), we took advantage of our years of experience on that course. We can’t wait to see how the final editing turns out! I wish you all could have been there in person. The competition was fierce and close, and the tears streaming down the faces of the people in the audience are real. I’m tearing up right now as I type this and think back to all the heart that was poured into those days. NBC did a wonderful job in casting people who live real lives, face real struggles, and kick butt when they can fit it into their really busy schedules. These modern day warriors are going to inspire you and make you feel emotions you probably haven’t felt in years. If you aren’t familiar with the Spartan Race or American Ninja Warrior yet, click the links to see what I’m talking about. We will keep you up to date via email and you can follow performance-focused and Spartan-inspired social media through TheAthElite channels: Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Google+ YouTube Pinterest  I want...

TheAthElite on NBC!

Watch for us on NBC this spring! ​ This has been pretty much THE hardest secret to keep… Our team was selected to be on NBC’s new Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge TV Series several weeks ago, but we couldn’t announce it until we were heading out to Atlanta to compete. We just wrapped up the filming for Season 1 where we competed against the best of the best not only in Spartan Races, but also against some of the top American Ninja Warrior Teams! If you’ve been following me much at all, you know I’m not one for TV much less anything that resembles reality TV, so when I say this show is real deal you know I’m serious. Watch for us, Team Charleston Warriors. At ages 36 (me), 38 (Stephen), 39 (Elea), and 44 (Adam), we represented Charleston well. We may need longer to warm up, but we’ve still got it. Sooooo much more coming from us 4 in the next few months! We can’t wait to see how the final editing turns out!​​   I wish you all could have been there in person. The competition was fierce and close; and the excitement, fear, and hope on the faces of the people in the audience is real. NBC did a great job in casting people who live real lives, face real struggles, and kick butt when they can fit it into their really busy schedules. These modern day warriors are going to inspire you and make you feel emotions you probably haven’t felt in years. We will keep you up to date via email and you can follow TheAthElite social media channels: Instagram...

Want a chance to contribute to TheAthElite?

After several offers from some truly kickass athletes, we have set up a guest blog post submission link. We see you out there… sharing valuable information via social media. While social media is excellent for sharing, the shelf-life of a post on social media can be short as it gets buried in the news feeds. Uploading these same nuggets of information onto a website will extend the life of your post while also giving it a home base so you can continue to refer people to your link.   Why Submit? If you didn’t get this from our social media quotes, here at TheAthElite we value our community of warriors. Just like you, we despise the fast food version of life. You are not alone even though it feels that way at times. We know… the learned helplessness is pervasive. TheAthElite is a resource for the brave, resourceful, and resilient. You are passionate about being an athlete. Whether you are a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, you never go half way; and during the process you have no doubt picked up some favorite techniques, learned some lessons, and maybe even started coaching your favorite sport in some way. What better way to position yourself as the expert than writing about your expertise? If you already run a blog or website, you understand the power of creating a body of work where people can get to know more about you and any services you may offer. If your guest blog post is selected, you have the opportunity to be featured on the TAE Website, in the TAE email lineup, and on TAE social media channels: Instagram...

2015 Atlanta Spartan Sprint

Atlanta Spartan Sprint Race Day! Depending on the weather, we prefer to have a start time around 12:30pm. Of course we don’t want to cook ourselves like we nearly did that last month at the Phoenix Sprint. The older I get, the more time I need to warm up and neither one of us really like to rush around in the morning. Spartan races are great like that… you get to choose a time to start versus only having a morning option. Race Course The funny thing about Spartan races is they really like to mess with the participants by hiding obstacles in the woods, mis-marking the mile markers on the course, and throwing in a memorization obstacle. Pre-Race always looks so much cleaner than post-race! Who knew getting all muddy could be so fun? Don’t forget to stretch! We both need about 2 miles to feel completely warmed up so we do some dynamic warm-up exercises such as leg swings, inchworms, and mountain jumper stretches along with the pictured stretches with bands. Race Nutrition A word of advice: don’t try something new on race day. Always experiment with your nutrition during a training run versus taking a chance on race day. Our race day routine looks like this: Breakfast – bacon, eggs, avocado, coffee, and plenty of water. Pre-Race – Isagenix IsaLean Shake or IsaLean Pro Shake and Replenish During Race – We don’t need to refuel during these sprint distance races, but for the Super and Beast distances, we have a different protocol to make sure we an make the distance. Post-Race muddy mess! The clean-up is always a challenge...