In a recent interview on the Australian radio show “Breakfast with Pat and Heals,” iNSPIRETEK’s CEO Rodney Rapson shared his passion for improving the health and wellbeing of young athletes through his work leading iNSPIRETEK.
As a sports technology company, iNSPIRETEK is dedicated to tracking and improving the overall wellbeing of athletes, innovating how support and evidence-based tools from mental health and sports science are distributed in the sporting world.
Rodney shared that while his journey to iNSPIRETEK began with a tennis career that led him to found the Base Tennis Academy in Germany, it was through his partnership with Annie Flamsteed, the founder of iNSPIRETEK, that he fully embraced the mission of prioritizing mental wellbeing in sports.
Annie, a former gymnast, developed her own mental health and wellbeing issues during her gymnastics career, prompting her to establish iNSPIRETEK. The company’s vision centers around offering a Wellness Management System (WMS) that emphasizes holistic wellbeing, beyond solely measuring performance and athletic achievements.
iNSPIRETEK’s WMS works by allowing athletes to engage in a daily check-in, giving a quick, 30-second assessment of their overall wellbeing. This information, which can be automated when combined with data from wearable devices, helps identify potential red flags that indicate areas of concern. The app also offers tailored content to athletes, addressing specific challenges related to sleep, nutrition, stress, and more. For sports governing bodies and coaches, iNSPIRETEK provides invaluable insights into an athlete’s wellbeing, enabling proactive support and early intervention. By catching potential issues early, athletes can receive guidance, resources, and open communication channels, fostering their mental resilience and enhancing their overall performance and quality of life.
iNSPIRETEK’s approach reflects a growing awareness of the significance of mental health in the athletic world. By combining technology and care, the company empowers athletes to flourish as individuals, safeguarding their mental and physical wellbeing throughout their careers.
To delve deeper into this enlightening interview with iNSPIRETEK’s CEO Rodney Rapson, listen to the full conversation on “Breakfast with Pat and Heals.” Discover how the company is championing the mental wellbeing of athletes and helping them achieve their fullest potential both on and off the field.