Recently the creator of our Sleep Recovery Specialist course, Ben Pratt, was interviewed on the Pro-Fit podcast (episode 7) by Matt Robinson, a member of the Pro-Fit Personal Training team. With the permission of Pro-Fit we are featuring the video recording of the full interview as episode 33 of the Fit to Succeed podcast. Enjoy.
Ben Pratt has worked within the health and fitness industry since 1995 across a wide range of different roles. In 2003 he refocused his career towards education and has been teaching and developing coursework for fitness professionals ever since. Ben’s formal education includes a BSc. in Sports Science and an MSc. in Holistic Nutrition. His research and course development work has included more specialist fields such as obesity and diabetes, nutrition for physical performance, postural assessment and corrective exercise, suspension training, and the importance of sleep for exercise performance and recovery, weight loss and muscle growth. Ben is also the author of Nutrition’s Playground and the Complete Guide to Suspended Fitness Training.
Episode content: Sleep recovery
During this episode, a wide range of topics was discussed, including:
- the importance of sleep to health and wellbeing
- how sleep habits have changed during the last 3 decades
- why correctly assessing sleep habits and behaviours is important
- the powerful connection between chronic sleep loss and weight gain
- fundamental principles to train circadian rhythm and establish effective sleep
- ideas and strategies to help develop good sleep habits in young children
- how to correctly utilise naps to help improve performance following periods of sleep loss
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About Pro-Fit Personal Training
Pro-Fit PT is the leading personal training company in the north-west of England, founded by Graham Webb and Steve Butters back in 2002. The Pro-Fit team is now over 140 personal trainers strong, spread across a wide range of gym and fitness clubs across the region. Pro-Fit pride themselves on delivering high-level customer service with motivational coaching to help each client optimise their fitness and nutrition in the achievement of their goals.
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