“You can’t beat someone that doesn’t give up” is Ben Lucas’ daily mantra. And it emanates from everything he does. You’d know this first hand if you’ve been lucky enough to try a class at Flow Athletic. As one-half of the team behind the Paddington boutique fitness studio, he’s partly the reason it’s so successful. His workouts are unique, tough, and effective – take one look at him and you’ll see why.
But behind the chiseled physique, you’ll find a soft spot. Along with being one of Sydney’s best personal trainers, Lucas is a father and a loving husband, with a heart bigger than his muscles. Meet Ben Lucas.
Born: 18 March ’79 Lives: Paddington Known for: Owner and co-founder of Flow Athletic, Rebel Sport ambassador, lululemon ambassador, Ex-NRL player, Ultramarathon Runner Personal motto: If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door Success is: When your head hits the pillow knowing that you gave your all that day Advice I would give my 20 yr. old self: Don’t listen to the haters People are surprised that I: Have run 38 marathons I’m inspired by (person, place or idea): My beautiful wife, Talitha Cummins The biggest risk I have taken (that has paid off) is: Selling three successful gyms to fund the (unproven) dream of Flow Athletic From my mistakes, I have learnt: That you can’t beat someone that doesn’t give up My most used emoji is: 👊
Morning ritual: Meditate, review goals, write gratitudes, coffee, and GO! Desk lunch: Grilled chicken with steamed veg Last thing I do at night: Read a biography. Currently reading: Let my people go Surfing, the story of Patagonia. Just finished reading Shoe Dog, the story of Nike Guilty pleasure: Ben and Jerry’sThe Tonight Dough 3 things vital to my day: Exercise for a minimum of 60 minutes, and read for 30 minutes – that is my body and brain taken care of. I aim to be home by 7pm each night to bath Oliver, my 12-week-old son Cafe:Jackie’s Cafe, Paddington. My 2nd home Juice: Green Smoothie by Simon Says Juice Coffee: Long and Black Culture stop: Do restaurants count as culture? I love beautiful architecture, I can walk around beautiful buildings in a daze for days Studio/gym: Flow Athletic
App:Evernote for work, Peloton to train Website:Inc.com for work, NBA.com for play Binge watch:The Night Of. I had never been a binge TV watcher. I watched this whole series in one sitting Instagram stalk: Food, Fashion, and Fitness. Album love: Any Drake