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.
As a high school student, Dr. Wells broke his neck in a freak accident while swimming in the ocean. After neurosurgery, he was told by his doctor that he would never perform as an athlete again. He went on to compete at the international level in swimming, competing 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.
Throughout his career, Dr. Wells has coached, trained and inspired dozens of elite athletes to win medals at the Commonwealth Games, World Championships, and the Olympics. He has also studied athletic performance in some of the most severe conditions on the planet, including the Andes Mountains and the Sahara Desert.
Currently, Dr. Wells is an associate professor in kinesiology at the University of Toronto and serves as a Senior Scientist in Translational Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children. At Sick Kids he leads the Exercise Medicine Research Program, exploring how to use exercise to prevent, diagnose, and treat chronic illnesses in children.
A frequent contributor to The Globe and Mail, Dr. Wells is often used as an expert source for top media outlets including USA Today, ABC News, “20/20,” The Discovery Channel, TSN, CBC, and CTV. He also served as the sports medicine analyst for the Canadian Olympic Broadcast Consortium for the 2010 and 2012 Olympic Games.
He is also the bestselling author of three books Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets from the World’s Best Athletes, The Ripple Effect: Sleep Better, Eat Better, Move Better, Think Better, and The Focus Effect.