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  1. History and Foundations of SGX
  2. Mental Training and Motivation
  3. SGX Training Science
  4. Functional and Bodyweight Exercises
  5. Race Day Preparedness
  6. Program Design

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A new online cohort starts each month. Move at your own pace: Committed participants can finish the workshop in 4 weeks or sooner.

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Spartan SGX

Spartan SGX

If your calling is to help people achieve their fitness and health goals and positively transform their lives by changing what they believe is possible, just like our Spartan Race does, then we have a lot in common.

We offer a live two-day workshop or online workshop to certify individuals to teach Spartan group training classes. You can also pair an online workshop with a one-day Spartan Obstacle Specialist course at a special package rate.

See who is already certified in the Coach Finder.

A proprietary system emphasizing foundational bodyweight movements and periodized training, Spartan training can benefit everyone, even if they are not training for a Spartan Race. Spartan SGX builds balanced, multi-faceted athletes who excel in all-over athleticism, strength and endurance.

Distinguish your business with the world’s first training program specific to obstacle race fitness, powered by the Spartan brand.

Completing the Spartan SGX workshop will earn fitness professionals continuing education credits from ACE and ACSM (1.4), NASM (1.4) and AFAA (14), and you may be able to petition for credit from other certifying organizations.

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Not only do the workshops offer an incredible educational experience, but they provide participants a variety of additional benefits. Please just note that these discounts and items are subject to change from time to time and may be different for international coaches.

Each certified Spartan coach receives:

  • 1 Free Spartan Race (Sprint, Super or Beast)*
  • Discounts on Spartan Races*
  • Discounts on select Spartan merchandise
  • Rights to develop and run Spartan SGX training classes*
  • Rights to use SGX logos (which integrate the well-known Spartan helmet logo) to promote these classes*
  • Listing in the Coach and Class Finder on
  • Additional opportunities to promote their fitness business
  • A career path, as a Level 2 coach and class Instructor

Read our FAQs for more benefits.

These rights are detailed in a license agreement between each SGX coach and Spartan Race, Inc.
* Not available in all countries. Contact us for more details.

Anyone interested in improving their fitness, health, and wellness is welcome to enroll in an SGX workshop! To become a Spartan SGX coach, and teach Spartan SGX classes, you will need to get certified.

Track #1

For individuals who possess a prior fitness or health and wellness certification; or an undergraduate or graduate degree in Exercise and Sport Science, Kinesiology, Medical or Allied Health fields, you need a:

  1. Passing score on the Spartan SGX workshop exam
  2. Current CPR/AED certification

Click here for a list of acceptable fitness, health and wellness certifications in our FAQ.

Track #2

Individuals looking to become SGX Certified without a Certification or Degree in a related field need to:

  1. Passing score on the Spartan SGX Foundations Exam
  2. Passing score on the Spartan SGX workshop exam
  3. Current CPR/AED certification

Have you spent years dedicated to the world of sport, fitness, nutrition, health, and wellness? Our Foundations Exam is designed to allow qualified individuals who do not possess a Track # 1 certification/degree to demonstrate their fitness knowledge to become certified Spartan SGX coaches. Click here to register for the Foundations Exam or read a description of the Spartan Foundations exam in our FAQ.

Any other questions related to either Track 1 or 2, reach out to

SGX certification must be renewed each year, and coaches need to submit evidence of 8 continuing education credits (CECs). The renewal fee is $95 per year.

We reserve the right to amend ALL Certification Process requirements, and to request individuals to take additional steps we feel are necessary to demonstrate their subject-matter knowledge.

Why get certified? How about to create a successful fitness business that builds better human beings. We solve THREE PROBLEMS for our Spartan SGX coaches.

THE FIRST PROBLEM: It is hard to attract new clients.
OUR SOLUTION: Spartan SGX will help you stand out.

THE SECOND PROBLEM: It is hard to run a successful fitness business.
OUR SOLUTION: The Spartan community has your back.

THE THIRD PROBLEM: It is hard to bring relentless dedication to work.
OUR SOLUTION: We help you be your best day after day.