Words of wisdom from a health and wellness advocate
Darcy Chalifoux is the brain and the brawn behind the X Warrior Challenge here in Calgary. We asked this fitness-focused entrepreneur to share his insight on how he’s making 2016 a Fitter Year:
Tell us about X Warrior:
X Warrior was created because I wanted to help people become a version of themselves: A better athlete, a better teacher, a better parent, and a better person. Obstacle course racing is unlike any other sport. I was a runner for years and became bored with it. This sport is the natural evolution of running. The camaraderie is second to none on the course and the energy amongst the participants is nothing short of addicting. No equipment needed...just some shoes and serious passion to do something awesome.
Favourite thing about being an entrepreneur?
Hands down, it’s the ability to create and do things better by never accepting the status quo. I love making opportunities and changing people’s lives. That’s what gets me up in the morning. Nothing feels better than following my dreams.
How are you committed to making 2016 a Fitter Year?
Other than launching X Warrior, my world revolves around becoming a better version of me. Eating better, resting more and trying new activities. My 10-year old daughter just started track and field and helping her eat healthier has been great. We now run with each other on weekends too, which is so fun. Staying active is key for certain.
Advice for others who want to make 2016 Fitter?
Start today. Don't wait for that perfect moment. It’s not coming. Today is your day. It doesn't matter where you are at right now...just set out to become a better version of yourself, whatever that looks like. Don't look back.
Get inspired by this local entrepreneur and learn more about how you can make your year a Fitter Year by running the X-Warrior Challenge.