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Thea Lee is the Field Studies Manager at WHOOP. Prior to joining the team, she taught middle school in New Orleans and coached running with Youth Run NOLA. Thea studied History and Science at Harvard with a focus on Global Health and Health Policy. While in school she ran middle distance on the Track and Field team, serving as captain in her junior and senior year.

A Day with Team USA Track Star Wallace Spearmon Jr.

For track and field, the pinnacle of the sport is competing on the world’s biggest stage at the Olympics. Regardless of where you grew up or how far you made it competitively, as a track athlete you can’t help but fantasize about representing your country on the national team. So, when I got the opportunity…

Understanding the Stages of Sleep

Sleep is a dynamic process. The average healthy adult will experience 3-5 cycles of sleep in a night. Within those cycles, there are 4 distinct stages: Wake, Rapid Eye Movement (REM), Light, and Deep Sleep. Sleep Stages Light sleep represents the physiological process taken to transition to deep sleep. Some of the restorative characteristics that…

WHOOP Celebrates the Trailblazing Women of the Boston Marathon

Marathon Monday is hands-down my favorite day in Boston. I will never forget my first time spectating: It was the spring of 2008, the second half of my freshman year… Harvard is the only school in the city that doesn’t close its doors on Patriots’ Day, so, after going back and forth about it, I…

The Impact of Night Call: Do Doctors Need WHOOP?

I’m at that age where friends I used to consider peers are now full-blown lawyers, doctors, and professors. PROFESSORS. What was formerly brunch conversations consisting of the shenanigans from the night before is now me talking about seeing the Beauty and the Beast movie and loving it and my friend describing the latest infant she’s…

WHOOP Hosts its Elite Coach Webinar

On Tuesday, March 28, members of the WHOOP Education and Research team conducted the first installment in this year’s webinar series, tailored for the Elite Team coaches utilizing our platform. Joining the webinar call were coaches and performance managers from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAA, Aussies Rules Football, FBI, The Premier League, USA Swimming, and…

What WHOOP Can Tell You About Flying a Red Eye

I’m a California kid living in Boston and, when it comes to the winter holidays, I plan my travel to eek out every possible minute soaking up the left coast weather. This invariably means taking a red eye back, “sleeping” on the plane, and going straight to work the next day. That was my play…

Effect of Sleep Loss on Performance: Working Under the Influence (WUI?)

Productivity: the cornerstone of capitalist America.  But how do we achieve that magical state? That optimal flow where deadlines are met, schedules grind forward at ever-increasing pace, and you’re staying on top of the competition? The answer, most often, seems to require cutting corners on sleep. The average working American spends 9am-5pm at a job…

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