DEKA, created by team SPARTAN, is The Decathlon of Functional Fitness. It consists of indoor fitness competitions and motivational training programs designed for ALL levels. Now you have the ability to take your Energy Lab training to a whole new level and embrace a DEKA challenge. DEKA is for everybody and all levels (novice to elite fitness athletes) looking to improve their fitness, build connections and enhance their daily performance. It provides the perfect opportunity for all fitness enthusiasts!
As the first Deka Affiliate in California, The Energy Lab is uniquely positioned to provide you with your opportunity to train with purpose, test your fitness, compete against yourself and others because you deserve a mark!
When you train at The Energy Lab, you will be among Global Leaders in their age group, multiple Top 10 Global Placers and a community that will help you be the best version of yourself!
Spartan's mission is "to positively impact 100 million lives through fitness. DEKA is our answer to provide fitness for ALL levels."
DEKA events are not just a competition, they are a milestone of your fitness journey. In the same arena, on the same day, using the exact standards, every level of fitness can come together and celebrate fitness.
Having an event on your calendar can be a game changer for your motivation – now you’re not exercising anymore, you’re training with a purpose!
Initial DEKA testing provides a benchmark. Consistent training will improve your fitness level. Periodic testing will provide proof that the time you’ve invested in your training has improved your fitness. Keeping a DEKA re-test/event on the calendar helps to ensure training adherence. No matter what your current fitness level is, you are an athlete who trains with the purpose of becoming a stronger version of yourself every time you get a new DEKA mark.
The Greeks were the first on record to gamify and test fitness and the Greek term DEKA means Ten.
With 10 Zones, Deka provides a well rounded functional test for all levels of fitness. Every zone is based on rudimentary movements that don’t require any specific training or education to complete. Think thousands of years ago when it wasn’t called exercise, fitness, or training. It was survival. Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, kneeling, jumping/stepping/climbing over something, getting down on the ground and standing back up, and three basic forms of transportation – row, ski, & cycle.
The zone sequence and flow is designed to start with basic movements throughout the early zones that when combined target the entire body and then finish with zones 6-10 with the last 5 requiring 100% full body focus for each zone:
In DEKA, there are 3 competitions that are held:
DEKA STRONG - DEKA Strong competitions are held at a local facility (like The Energy Lab), and consist of all 10 Zones run consecutively, with no running between each Zone.
DEKA MILE - DEKA Mile competitions are also held at a local facility, consist of the same 10 DEKA Zones, but with a 160M run before each Zone, for a combined running total of 1 Mile.
DEKA FIT - DEKA Fit competitions are held at larger locations (think Anaheim Convention Center), consist of the same 10 DEKA Zones, but with a 500M run before each Zone, for a combined running total of 5 KM (3.1 Miles)
Deka competitions are a great way to measure your fitness, compete against yourself and others across the globe and have a great time!
We are hosting our next Deka event, Deka Double Mile, on Sunday, Dec 4 from 8AM to 12PM. It is an all ages event, open to athletes from 11 up. Come compete, have a great time and earn your mark!