Before celebrity trainer Ben Lucas sets off to train up 50 non-runners to complete in one of the world’s most iconic marathons, we sat down with him to get the inside track on how he plans to do it.
Ben is the owner and co-founder of Flow Athletic, an incredibly successful yoga and fitness studio based in Paddington. It is now known worldwide and they have a lot of internationals coming in to try out their classes. He was also named one of the 2017 Men of Influence by Men’s Style magazine. Ben also came up with the innovative Flow After Dark silent yoga disco concept in 2016, which has now held nine sold-out events across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. He has also created the Nightclub Spin, Sofa 2 Surf and 30 Days Clean concepts, which are always huge hits and generate a lot of interest within the media. In 2015 Flow Athletic won the Telstra Small Business of the Year Award and last year he was also profiled in the Optus business feature. Prior to getting into the fitness industry, Ben was a professional NRL player for the Cronulla Sharks and a number of other teams. After finishing his stint with the NRL, he went on to own three very successful personal training studios and during that time he also turned to ultra endurance running. In the space of five years, he ran 35 marathons and five ultra marathons all over the world. Due to his interest in running, he then went on to train up 101 non-runners to run and complete their first marathon – a challenge he said he probably won’t take on again, however, as a result, Sofa2Surf was born. To find out more visit www.flowathletic.com.au.