A hospital room?
Yep! More on that below. But first, let’s talk about what Dr. Greg did after he found himself flat out on a gurney…
The how: For Dr. Greg Wells, health and performance, particularly under extreme conditions, are personal and professional obsessions. As a scientist and physiologist, he has dedicated his career to making the science of human limits understandable and actionable. He has spoken to audiences all over the world at events such as TEDx and The Titan Summit, sharing the stage with Robin Sharma, Richard Branson, Steve Wozniak, and Deepak Chopra.
For over 25 years, he has worked with some of the highest-performing individuals on the planet, including Olympic and World champions and elite organizations like General Electric to BMO, Deloitte, KPMG, BMW, Audi, Sysco Foods, YPO and Air Canada. He is also committed to inspiring children and young adults, working with school boards and independent schools.
A veteran endurance athlete, Dr. Greg participated in the gruelling Nanisivik Marathon 600 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Ironman Canada, and the Tour D’Afrique (the longest cycling race—11,000 km!—in the world. He’s a travel and expedition adventurer who has journeyed through every imaginable terrain and condition in over 50 countries around the world.
The creds: Dr. Greg is the CEO and founder of Wells Performance, a global consulting firm on a mission to elevate how we live our lives at work and in life. He’s a 3x best-selling author of Superbodies, The Ripple Effect, and The Focus Effect. He’s hosted the award-winning Superbodies series, which aired on Olympic broadcasts worldwide in 2010 and 2012. With a PhD in Physiology, he’s served as an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Toronto and is an exercise medicine researcher at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, where his research is focused on improving outcomes in children with chronic diseases via physical activity.
The why—how did this all come about?
From a health scare that knocked him down. Like, all the way down. To a hospital bed.
Seven years ago, Dr. Greg Wells was busy. Too busy. He ended up in the cardiac ward with a heart infection. What he saw there, horrified him. The food they brought to eat was the same food that caused cardiac disease. All night long, alarms were going off—nobody was sleeping. Nobody was moving either. Everybody was lying in bed. And everybody was stressed out, including staff.
But in a weird way, that inspired the scientist within.
He began to explore everything he could about sleep, nutrition, exercise, and mindset. The rest is history—or should we say, the future!