In this episode I had the pleasure of interviewing Ben Alexander, the retired Australian international Rugby player. Ben played for the Wallabies 72 times and also retired as the ACT Brumbies’ most capped player with 152 games.
Ben is now the co-owner of Canberra pub ‘The Dock’ (Instagram: thedockcbr) and co-founder of meal tracking service Alfred (IG: the.alfred.app). The father of 3 is also on the ACT Brumbies Board, and The Dock was recently named ‘Canberra’s best pub’.
Ben started Alfred while he was playing, after getting frustrated with the current meal tracking apps, and designed Alfred to be the first meal tracking app that can “help do the work of tracking your food for you”, and launched it in the Apple App Store late last year. Ben is also a keen blogger and parkrunner.
I’m a big Australian Rugby fan so it was an honour and a pleasure to interview Ben and gain some insights from his international sporting career, as well as his life after Rugby.
We talk about accountability and culture within a team, motivation and also how sleep tracking and food tracking can help you bring your best self to the table every day, without needing to be a professional athlete!
- Ben Alexander’s Blog: https://benalexander.substack.com/
- The Dock Pub in Canberra: https://thedockkingston.com.au/
- Alfred Meal Tracking App
- Oura Ring for sleep tracking
- The ACT Brumbies Rugby Club
- The Wallabies (Australia Rugby Team) Instagram
- Robbie Deans, former Wallaby Coach: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbie_Deans
- Michael Cheika, former Wallaby Coach: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Cheika
- The All Blacks (New Zealand Rugby Team Instagram)