At the age of 16, Nick Scott was an ordinary teenager with an interest in athletics, when a near-fatal traffic accident changed life as he knew it… forever. After the accident, Nick became overweight and discouraged, but somehow found the determination, mindset and personal strength to transform his life from a debilitating tragedy into a personal triumph. Now he uses those hard-won insights to help others awaken the beast within themselves and achieve their personal goals.
· IFBB Professional Wheelchair Bodybuilder
· Professional Wheelchair Ballroom Dancer
· 2-Time World Powerlifting Champion
· Award-Winning Actor
· Published Author
· Real Estate Investor
As a professional speaker, author, professional bodybuilder, wheelchair ballroom dancer, and Business Entrepreneur, Nick Scott uses his enthusiasm, vision, convictions, abilities, and life experience to reach out, to inspire and give hope to others, especially those unaware of the personal strength they can tap into if only they will believe and try. Nick’s sheer strength of will has helped transform thousands of individuals – from professional athletes to senior executives – as well as organizations and corporations across the country. Nick inspires others to break through to new levels of peak performance and success.
Nick Scott has been a Professional Speaker since 2005 and has given over 1,000 keynote speeches in 48 states and 8 countries.
Leading by his personal example that it is okay to be yourself, regardless of how different or unique you are, Nick is bringing a new path and a more clear vision through his speaking engagements with Business Groups, High Schools, Universities, Corporations, Non-Profits and many other groups and organizations, rather than just targeting the fitness world. Nick believes that he can accomplish more by targeting the mainstream on a bigger scale and achieve the same goals, while at the same time touching the hearts of even more people.
Vested in helping others, Nick Scott speaks honestly from the heart of his passion, combined with expert knowledge and personal experience. He blows people away with his vision, ambition, and the speed at which he implements his philosophies and ideas. Speaking as an individual with a physical disability, Nick Scott shares the message:
SUCCESS IS NOT A DESTINATION; SUCCESS IS THE JOURNEY!
For Nick, settling for anything less than his best, giving up or quitting is not an option; it is simply not part of his personal equation for success.
Nick Scott is a signed athlete, spokesmodel, and sponsored athlete or fitness model for multiple companies. He travels the world over representing the name of his sponsors, as well as working at tradeshows of different types. At one of these events, the 2009 Arnold Sports Festival, he was fortunate enough to meet Aubree Marchione, an expert in wheelchair ballroom dancing. In May 2009, Nick charted new territory when he teamed up with Aubree and went on to become the Atlantic Coast Champions and the Heart of America Champions. They soon became the undefeated number one wheelchair ballroom dance couple in the United States. Exactly one year after they met, Nick and Aubree were one of six couples in the world chosen to perform live at the 2010 Arnold Sports Festival for Arnold Schwarzenegger. Nick and Aubree became the first couple in history to represent the U.S. at the World IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport Championships in Hanover, Germany.
Nick has guest posed and competed in more than two hundred and fifty bodybuilding events globally since March 2006. The crowning achievement of his career was on March 19, 2011, when he won the overall title at the 2011 NPC Wheelchair Nationals, which were held in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. By doing so, he was able to earn the IFBB Pro Card for wheelchair bodybuilding. He also earned the WBFF Pro Card on July 18, 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia. Nick is the only wheelchair bodybuilder globally that hold two different professional wheelchair bodybuilding card from two bodybuilding organizations. Thus, far, this feat has not been replicated by any other athlete
Another major achievement in Nick’s life was on August 16, 2014, when he took the first place at the 2014 Dallas Pro in Dallas, Texas. He managed to dethrone the Undefeated Amateur & IFBB Professional Wheelchair Bodybuilder. The undefeated champion had been a pro bodybuilder before he was involved in an accident. The accident forced him to turn to wheelchair bodybuilding.
Although Nick is a Fitness icon who is known in the bodybuilding world for his expertise and dedication, he is continually working on his education. Despite the fact that his body already speaks for itself, he attained multiple certifications in the fitness world such as:
In 2006, he created a website that would help to train others and offer a wide range of programs. He is also the only trainer in the world to have come up with programs that have workouts specifically for the disabled. Most trainers turn down those in wheelchairs, as they are afraid they may hurt or injure themselves. Sometimes, it may also be because they do not have the expertise to deal with people in wheelchairs. For these trainers, disabled people present a major challenge. However, for Nick, it is something that he lives with every day. He has been in a wheelchair all of his adult life and he has learned to accept himself. Not only that, Nick has excelled at it.
Wheelchair Bodybuilding, Inc. (WCBB) was founded in May 2006 as a non-profit tax-exempted 501(c)(3) organization by Nick Scott dedicated to raising funds to expand and improve opportunities for wheelchair athletes and adaptive athletes.
Nick Scott spent most of his adult life in the wheelchair and promoting the sport of wheelchair bodybuilding. His efforts paid off when he finally managed to get permission to put on the first International Federation of Body Building (IFBB) Pro Wheelchair Bodybuilding competition in 2008. It took him nearly three years to get everything organized. However, he did eventually manage to do it and in 2011, he successfully held the first IFBB Pro Wheelchair Championships. The competition was on October 15, 2011, in Houston, TX at the Houston Pro. The historical significance of that night reverberated throughout the world.
In essence, the recognition meant that wheelchair bodybuilders who compete at a professional level will be recognized and granted their IFBB Professional Status and earns their IFBB Pro Card. The IFBB Pro Card status is the highest rank that any bodybuilder can attain. It is something that all professional bodybuilders aim to achieve in their career. Through the personal efforts of Nick; his determination and perseverance, he managed to achieve for the first time a professional sport took place on the same stage as a disabled sport.
Investing over 10 years of Nick Scott’s life, on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 the IFBB Professional League Pro Wheelchair Division was added to the 2016 Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio – USA. After 13 years, on Saturday, September 15, 2018, the IFBB Professional League Pro Wheelchair Division was added to the 2018 Olympia Weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada – USA.
The ultimate dream for any athlete in the fitness industry is to compete on those two stages, and Nick made this dream come true for as many athletes.
Nick has been a professional model for years working in areas such as fitness, commercial, TV and more. With a diverse portfolio and wide range of industry sectors, Nick has a universal image that can be merged with multiple brands depending on the company’s goals. In 2010 Nick was chosen to be the New Genie for the New Aladdin Slot Machine in casinos all over the world.