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December 4, 2018

Announcing the WHOOP Podcast

What does it take to optimize performance for athletes, for executives, for anyone? We’re launching this podcast to dig deeper.

By Will Ahmed

When I first started WHOOP, I did not predict I’d be hosting a podcast. Over the last six years, however, I’ve gotten to meet and learn from so many brilliant people, thought leaders across sports, physiology, performance, data, technology, business–you name it. In many of these conversations I found myself thinking, “This would be fascinating for everyone to listen to.”

At WHOOP, we are on a mission to unlock human performance. We measure the body 24/7, and provide analytics to our members to help improve performance. This includes Strain, Recovery and Sleep. Our clients range from the best professional athletes in the world, to Navy SEALs, to fitness enthusiasts, to Fortune 500 CEOs and executives. The common thread among WHOOP members is a passion to improve. What does it take to optimize performance for athletes, for executives, for anyone? We’re launching this podcast to dig deeper.

I’ll interview experts, industry leaders, and top performers. The conversations will focus on my guests’ careers, how they’ve influenced performance, sports, science, and in many cases where we’re going with technology. While WHOOP is sponsoring the podcast, you will not find it to be commercial in nature. The focus will be on our guests and their experiences, not a pitch for why you should be on WHOOP.

As with everything we do at WHOOP, we love listening to and learning from our members. Building the WHOOP Podcast over time will be no different. Please give me feedback as you listen to the various episodes and our guests. If there are topics you’d like to be explored in more detail or guests you want to see interviewed, please don’t hesitate to reach out (my contact info below).

I’ve found through many of these conversations a much greater insight into everything related to human performance. There’s something about this format, this type of longer-form discussion that really allows you to learn more and delve deeper. My hope is you’ll leave these conversations with some new ideas, and a greater passion for performance.

Episode No. 1 drops tomorrow. Thank you and enjoy.


Subscribe, rate and review the WHOOP Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you like to listen.

Will can be found on Instagram and Twitter @willahmed.

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Will Ahmed

Will Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of WHOOP, which has developed next generation wearable technology for optimizing human performance. WHOOP today works with everyone from professional athletes to fitness enthusiasts to executives. Ahmed has raised $200 million from top investors and has an active advisory board that consists of some of the world’s most notable cardiologists, technologists, and designers. He wrote “The Feedback Tool: Measuring Fitness, Intensity, and Recovery,” which sparked the underlying physiology and engineering for his work today. Ahmed was named a 2011 Harvard College Scholar for finishing in the top 10% of his class and a CSA Scholar Athlete; he captained the Harvard Men’s Varsity Squash Team. He was also recently named to Forbes 30 Under 30 and Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40.