Announcing the Winner of Crossfit Surf City’s Whole Life Challenge!

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Did you follow the Whole Life Challenge at your neighborhood CrossFit?  After weeks of intense workouts, modified diets, and keeping each other accountable, the CrossFitters at CrossFit Surf City finally completed their challenge, and we’ve got a winner!

Our very own Heather M. competed in and completed the challenge and is sharing her thoughts about participating, as well as the fantastic Workout of the Day, inspired by Contiki!

Check out all the details!


Guest Blog Post by Heather M., Contiki Marketing Specialist

Eight weeks ago, Contiki and CrossFit Surf City partnered and challenged fellow Crossfitters to live their life to the fullest by participating in the Whole Life Challenge.  For eight weeks CrossFit Surf City students modified their diet by cutting out sugar, artificial sweeteners, grains, starches, corn, soy, dairy, alcohol, soda, juice, and any artificial or processed ingredients or foods.


Students were also challenged to work out, mobilize, and take fish oil supplements daily.  Each student was accountable for judging their adherence to the rules daily – ultimately holding themselves accountable for the results they desired.  As an incentive, Contiki awarded the most-improved student with a Costa Rica Unplugged tour.  CrossFit Surf City also created a Costa-Rica themed WOD (workout of the Day).  Check it out below!


The Contiki WOD – The Contiki Costa Rica

8 min AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible)

  • 8 lunges (Day 5 is the Hike get ready to get some elevation)
  • 1 Rope Climb (You must repel or you’ll have to Ride the Falls on Day 6)
  • 8 Pull Up (Hold on Tight for the ZipLine thats Day 7)
  • 8 Burpee Box Jumps (Surfing Practice for Day 10)
  • Check out photos of the CrossFit Group getting their Contiki WOD on here!

The numbers are in and the story of the winner (or winners to be exact) is sure to get your holiday spirit stirring.   As a fellow athlete and CrossFit Surf City Whole Life Challenge participant, I can attest that the tight-knit camaraderie of this group of athletes is unparalleled.  Each participant truly supported one another with cheers, delicious recipe suggestions, advice, and genuine care for each other’s well-being.

CrossFit Surf City Whole Life Challenge winner Darcy Lewis (left)

Case in point, the official winner of the CrossFit Whole Life Challenge, Darcy Lewis, gifted her Contiki Costa Rica Unplugged prize to Kelly Niles because “she was an inspiration to us all, demonstrated an incredible amount of willpower, and kept making me trying my hardest.” A heartwarming story like this gives us all the true meaning to living life to the fullest! 

Congratulations to Darcy, Kelly, and all participants.  We made it!


Check out photos from the intense Whole Life Challenge Finals here at CrossFit Surf City’s Facebook page!

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