Dr. Greg Wells
CTV Sport Science Analyst and Human Physiologist
In high performance business situations, the human mind and body have to work together for ultimate results. Dr. Greg Wells is a health and high performance expert who draws the parallels between elite athletes and top executives to help business leaders perform at the highest level, even when under the most extreme circumstances.
Dr. Wells is an assistant professor in kinesiology at the University of Toronto and an associate scientist of physiology and experimental medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children. At U of T, Dr. Wells studies elite sport performance, and at Sick Kids he leads the Exercise Medicine Research Program where his team explores how to use exercise to prevent, diagnose and treat chronic illnesses in children.
Throughout his career, Dr. Wells has coached, trained and inspired dozens of elite athletes to win medals at the Commonwealth Games, World Championships and Olympics. He has studied athletic performance in some of the most severe conditions on the planet. And he has personal experience with the challenges and opportunities of adversity and human extremes.
As a high school student, Dr. Wells broke his neck in a freak accident while swimming in the ocean and was in a halo brace before undergoing neurosurgery. Told by his doctor that he would never perform as an athlete again, he went on to compete at the international level in swimming. He has competed in events such as the Nanisivik Marathon 600 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Ironman Canada, and the Tour D’Afrique, a grueling 11,000-kilometre event that is the longest bike race in the world.
Dr. Wells appears regularly on national television and radio and makes ongoing contributions to newspapers, magazines and scientific journals. He is the author of Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets from the World’s Best Athletes. Known for making complex science accessible, interesting and fun, Dr. Wells helps everyone sleep, eat, move, perform and live better.