Marc Cayen leads the Apex group on a training
My journey to becoming an
This time a year ago little did I know, my journey to
joining Apex would start. I was trail running with my
friend Ashley Hayes when a coach from Apex named Chantal
Boivin started joining us. We put a lot of miles on that
winter and often Chantal would mention Apex and it’s
owner, a fellow runner Dennis Legault. She’s would
say, you need to meet this guy, you guys need to run together.
A few months went by before I ran with Dennis for the
Apex put on a series of trail race events and I would
volunteer. I fell in love with running and even more with
the race day energy. The first and second race being virtual
didn’t stop the feeling. Being part of something
like this was pretty special and I craved more.
The final race of the season was going live and Apex would
ask me to be part of the race committee. I blindly said
yes, I was clueless on what had to be done, I was afraid
to mess something up but most of all I was excited to
feel those race day vibes again. While all this was going
on, I had also signed up for my first triathlon. I didn’t
know how to swim any kind of distance and there were 3
weeks left till conquer the crater. Lone be hold Dennis
was in the exact same boat, he had joined without knowing
how to swim either. We would spend the next 3 weeks training
together. During those 3 weeks I’d meet some of
the Apex members.
I saw a guy (Richard Bradley) riding 350km on his bike
for charity and a guy (Matthieu Bonin) swim across lake
after lake. Later that year Matt would swim the length
of lake wanapitei for charity.
I watched Dennis sign up for a 85km trail race, the longest
race of his life. He would eventually come in second place.
I watched a guy (William Aiello) paddle around Ramsey
lake for 24hours for charity. Theses were things I got
to see unfold with my own eyes while my ears heard countless
more feel good stories. All theses stories had one thing
in common, they were Apex members. I joined that week,
best decision of my life. Every aspect of my life improved.
I was in a better mental state, my running improved, my
social skills improved, I was stronger, faster and over
all a better human.
There’s a reason a massive company like Lulu Lemon
would chose Dennis to represent them as one of their ambassadors.
He’s a selfless leader with a heart of gold. He
has a team of like minded coaches who care about improving
every members lives. Apex changes lives for the better,
every single time!
Starting next week you can join Apex run club every Thursday
night at 6pm. Come see what the buzz is all about. Come
be part of something amazing.