Meet one of Sydney’s best personal trainers – Ben Lucas

He's the co-founder of Flow Athletic, with a heart as big as his muscles.

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“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.

Getting To Know You

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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: 👊

Out & About

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Wake up time: 4:45am

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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’s The 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


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Sports top: NBA Retro Singlet

Sports shorts: lululemon

Shoes: Nike Huaraches

Sunglasses: Cutler and Gross

Watch: Apple watch or Rolex my wife bought me for our wedding

Store: Bassike

New season must-have: Crisp white shirt. My wardrobe is full of white and black shirts

Culture & Tech

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App: Evernote for work, Peloton to train

Website: for work, 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

Logging On


Instagram: @ben_lucas1


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Georgia Pretty
Growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with a love of the outdoors, Georgia has always led an active lifestyle. She has a passion for health, fitness and fashion, and loves to travel and try new things. She graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Media (PR and Advertising) and initially pursued the public relations field but was always drawn to journalism due to her love of reading and writing. For Georgia, life is about balance. She leads an active and fulfilled lifestyle and nourishes her mind and body but won't shy away from a taco and wine!