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Dartmouth, NS

Location

26 Bancroft Drive
Dartmouth NS B3B 1G3

Tel: 902 407-8688
Fax: 902 482-0329
dartmouth@spartanfitness.ca

BUSINESS HOURS

Mon - Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: Closed

*Available Outside Regular Business Hours By Appointment!


Meet the Manager

Originally from Montreal, Sean settled in Nova Scotia in 1991. Sean's history in health and fitness has found him in the gym's, dojo's and running trails of HRM for the past 25 years. Sean has always been a proponent that fitness and health are key components in maintaining emotional, spiritual and physical wellness.

A long time athlete, Sean's favourite sport is long distance running, noting his three time competition of the "Comrades Ultra-Marathon" (89kms) in South Africa. This year Sean will be completing the "Spartan Fitness Super Nova Challenge", which includes three marathons (Johnny Miles 10km, Maritime Race Weekend full marathon, The Valley Harvest ultra-marathon) in the Nova Scotia! ~ Go Sean! 

With four years in the fitness equipment industry, this (former) personal trainer uses his knowledge and expertise to help people with their fitness and health goals.  "Watching friends, family, or clients, adopt healthier habits over the years because of something I've said or done let's me know I'm on the right path" says Sean.

His favourite piece of equipment at Spartan is actually 2 as he can't just pick 1.  With the Mi7 Functional System and the Air Assault bike, you have Sean's recipe for greatness..

Fun Fact about Sean:  His love for vegetable gardening!

 

What's Happening in Dartmouth  

Spartan Fitness Super Nova Challenge



Race 1: http://www.johnnymiles.ca
Race 2: http://www.maritimeraceweekend.com
Race 3: http://www.valleyharvestmarathon.com

Prizes, Rules + FAQs:
Once registered, you have a chance to win a treadmill from Spartan Fitness AND free registration to 4th race on October 29th, 2017.
Please note: it’s important that you register with same name and email address for all 3 races. This is how we determine someone is registered in all 3 races.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I register for any distance?
Yes, all race distances qualify with exception to youth races - which do not qualify for Super Nova Challenge.
I signed up for 3 races, now what?
Keep your fingers crossed. We’ll do the rest.
When is the 4th race?
October 29th! It's a Halloween theme, costumes are encouraged!
Can I sell my spot in the 4th race?
No.
If I defer, giveaway, transfer or sell my registration to someone else - do I qualify for Super Nova Challenge.
No.

If you'd like to learn more about participating in these races, ask store Manager, Sean to give you his feedback—he raced all three last year!

 

Super pumped to be a back as a SPONSOR for the Maritime RACE Weekend!  

Fantastic marathon event with participants from all over CANADA. Get in on the pre-registration prizes! 

Register Now: https://raceroster.com/events/2017/9936/maritime-race-weekend-2017

26+ Miles  |  50+Obstacles  |  7 Hours Fastest time

2 months after my 50km at the Valley Harvest and vowing never again…… Here we go! I'm hoping to finish around 12hrs

The Ultra Beast is considered the pinnacle of #SpartanRacing. Covering 26+ miles in the hills, with a few twists thrown in to keep it interesting, the Ultra Beast is not for the faint of heart. The Ultra Beast is the only Spartan Race with strict time hacks that must be met. * Please note not everyone who signs up for the Ultra will actually finish. 

Wish me luck!  ~ Sean

Join us this weekend as we CHEER for our very own Sean Downie, Manager of Spartan Dartmouth, as he takes on the #MaritimeRaceWeekend marathon! "GO SEAN!!" ~ Looking good!

Spartan Super Nova - Blue Nose Marathon, NS

"Where did your treadmill take you?" Did you run our PRECOR treadmill at BlueNose? Be sure to follow this link, LIKE and SHARE for a chance to WIN the prize!! 

 

Are you RUNNING the Spartan SuperNova Challenge?

Race 1: http://www.johnnymiles.ca
Race 2: http://www.maritimeraceweekend.com
Race 3: http://www.valleyharvestmarathon.com

Please note: it’s important that you register with same name and email address for all 3 races. This is how we determine someone is registered in all 3 races.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I register for any distance?
Yes, all race distances qualify with exception to youth races - which do not qualify for Super Nova Challenge.

I signed up for 3 races, now what?
Keep your fingers crossed. We’ll do the rest. We’ll post an updated list of Super Nova Challenge participants every 2 weeks online.

When is the 4th race?
October 30th in Porter's Lake Provincial Park! It's a Halloween theme, costumes are encouraged!

 

Flip the Switch and Get on With it!

Most of us try to find a way to fit fitness or exercise into our lives. If you listen to anyone that has had success in becoming healthier, they all say that they completely changed their ways and formed new habits. So, reality has to set in for us, that if we want to get healthier and feel better, we have got to change how we are currently living our lives. It's amazing just how much what we put into, or do with our bodies, has to do with how we feel.

Our habit of staying up too late and barely functioning on 5-6 hours sleep has got to stop. Our eating for convenience instead of health has got to stop. Putting our health and wellness last on our priority list has got to stop. We need to regroup, make a commitment to ourselves right now.

Make the commitment to be a stronger, more balanced, healthier version of you.

Use the tools you have in place but haven't reached for yet. Just suck it up and be that person that says " I was hurting my body and it wasn't working, now I'm taking care of myself, I'm on the path to better health, I'm happier, I feel better, and I'm awesome. If you don't know how to exercise, ask! Healthy people love to share the joy.

Here's some quick tips to help you flip that switch and get get on with it.

Tip # 1  |  Plan your week in advance
Write down on your calendar when you plan to workout each day. Now, before you start with excuses about kids, work, busy and blah blah blah..... Just get a pencil and start writing. Have some type of strategic outline for the week for how you will fit life around 15- 30 mins of exercise 5 days this week.


Tip# 2  |  No fast food
Eating out is a last resort unless what you are intentionally eating is better for you than what you could have prepared for yourself. No breakfast sandwich, no veggie sub, no big slice cause it's quick and easy.

Try this. For two weeks and I'll show you that more than likely, you will not die from not eating fast food.

Tip # 3  |  Be mindful of what you eat
There are so many different ways to get the skinny,or the fat, on what we eat today that everybody has a better shot at eating healthy.

Take and interest and know what you are eating. Develop a rating system for your food. Make it so you can just look at most foods and know which side of the force they are on. If you don't know, check it out and eat with intention.

Tip # 4  |  Experiment with food
Once you know what you are eating and where it comes from, decide if you still want it in your diet.

As an exercise, I sometimes will ask clients to take milk and bread totally out of their diets and see how their body reacts. After the initial cravings are gone, clients usually are pleased with a little weight loss from the amount of sugar we just took off their daily menus.I'm not saying milk and bread are bad for you, but sometimes we have that glass of milk and toast in the morning out of habit and there are healthier choices that will lead to some weight loss. Play with your menus, be in control of what you eat, try new things and shed old habits.

Tip # 5  |  When you don't feel like it.......suck it up!
Of course you don't feel like it!  At first. That's why it's tough. That's why there are so many of us at risk for heart disease or diabetes or just feel terrible all the time. Sooooo many reasons. It hurts, it's scary, I can't, I don't know how, it makes me uncomfortable..... The list is endless.

Just do it. I think I had a shirt late eighties that said that. Still true.
Go on auto pilot. Let your commitment to yourself guide you on the path that you know you need to be on. Do this all the time. If you miss once, so what, next time just do it better.

Tip# 6  |  Surround yourself with the vibe
Create a network of people that know about, and support your decision to become healthier. Get rid of the nay sayers and don't allow them project their own fears onto you. Stick with strong, positive people and find some mentors or roll models. Have magazines, pictures, even posters are great to remind you constantly of your mission.

Tip# 7  |  Remember the six components of health and work on them daily

  1. Physical Health
  2. Spiritual Health
  3. Emotional Health
  4. Mental Health
  5. Environmental Health
  6. Social Health


Tip# 8  |  Have FUN!
Take time to make play your exercise. Join a game of frisbee at the beach, grab a stick next time you see some kids on the street playing ball hockey. Shoot some hoops or kick a soccer ball at the local playground. If you walk up to any group of kids and ask if you can play with them for a bit, 9 times out of 10 they'll welcome you.



I'm lucky to work in the fitness industry. I see people at all levels of fitness and health. From the beginner that's just starting and figuring out what type of exercise they want to do, to the elite athlete that is trying to beat their personal best. 
Whatever the level they are at, I salute their effort and determination, and I'm happy to some way be part of their proccess.


Keep moving and grooving!

Contributed by Sean Downie, marathon runner, fitness professional and Manager at Spartan Fitness, Dartmouth