DEKA Quarterly Challenge

Ignite The World DEKA FIRE Global Challenge

September 1 – September 30

Get ready to be the spark in a global fitness movement!


In our Spartan-aligned mission to rip 100 million people of all ages and fitness levels off the couch, this September we’re officially kicking off a global fitness challenge centered around the DEKA FIRE bodyweight fitness test.


Throughout the entire month of September we are using Spartan DEKA FIRE to inspire the world to test their fitness.  Spartan DEKA FIRE was designed to provide you with a low barrier of entry, 10-zone full body functional test designed for all levels of fitness.  DEKA FIRE is also designed to provide you with a 10 zone full body functional fitness workout.  


This challenge is open to all fitness levels and all ages 5+.


Get familiar with the DEKA FIRE movements and standards.

The goal:

Use DEKA FIRE to stoke the fitness flame for yourself, for your community, and wherever life may take you throughout the month of September. Although DEKA is for all ages, this is an amazing opportunity to utilize DEKA FIRE as a catalyst to get our youngest populations engaged in fitness and physical activity. Start them early and get them moving for life!

DEKA FIRE is for:

  • Community groups
  • Youth organizations
  • Church groups
  • Elementary, middle, and high school students
  • Sports teams
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Co-workers
  • …and most importantly…YOU!

The plan:

  • Test your fitness the during the first couple days of the month
  • Log your score in our global leaderboard
  • Train throughout the month
  • Re-test at the end of the month and see how much your mark has improved.

What you need:

  • Your body (no equipment required)
  • 5 meters of space (front yard, back yard, living room, park, at work or school, etc)
  • 4 markers (cones, rocks, books, etc.)
  • A timing device





Start the timer.

Complete all 10 zones in good form as fast as you can.

Stop the timer – that’s your DEKA FIRE Mark.

Upload Your DEKA FIRE Mark via the results submission link on this page.

Testing a large group? Split them into groups of 3 and have two judge while one tests. Rotate until everyone is done.



As the official non-profit of Spartan, the Spartan Kids Foundation. strives to provide extraordinary experiences to underserved and challenged youth so as to promote healthy and active lifestyles. Backed by the tens of thousands of members of the Spartan community, the Spartan Kids Foundation partners with schools and local organizations to reach youth across the US.

The DEKA Affiliate who gets the most unique participants (with times posted to the leaderboard) from September 1 – September 30, 2023 will receive a gold Spartan RAM Trophy from Recycle and Move.

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