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