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Nick Scott - Biography 
Founder/CEO/President: Wheelchair Bodybuilding, Inc.
Arnold Classic Pro Wheelchair Chairman

A catalyst in personal transformation, with positive energy,
unstoppable passion in his beliefs and mission,
Nick Scott embodies a story and message so powerful
that it ignites body, mind, and spirit in all he meets!
  • IFBB Professional Wheelchair Bodybuilder
  • Champion Wheelchair Ballroom Dancer
  • Professional Speaker
  • Certified Fitness Trainer
  • Published Author
  • Business Entrepreneur
Background

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.

"What's the one thing you gain when you lose everything? PERSPECTIVE!" -Nick Scott
 

As a professional speaker, author, professional bodybuilder, wheelchair ballroom dancer, and personal trainer, 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.

Professional Speaker

Nick Scott has been a Professional Speaker for over 12 years. Nick has given over 500 keynote speeches in 48 states and 8 countries, but has recently focused more than ever before on pursuing this path to spread his message of self-empowerment and mindset. While driven to bring awareness to the sport of Wheelchair Bodybuilding, Wheelchair Ballroom Dancing, Disabled Sports and support of the disabled community, he is now adding another layer to his speaking capabilities.

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 main stream 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.

Professional Wheelchair Ballroom Dancing

Nick Scott is a signed athlete, spokes model, 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.

Professional Wheelchair Bodybuilder

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.

Fitness Expert

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 is working to attain multiple certifications in the fitness world such as:

  • Master Trainer Certification
  • Elite Trainer Certification I
  • Elite Trainer Certification II
  • Personal Trainer Certification
  • Fitness Nutrition Certification
  • Fitness / Exercise Therapy Certification
  • Senior Fitness Certification
  • Youth Fitness Certification
  • Strength and Conditioning Certification
Published Author

In May 2010, Nick Scott’s book "Journey," was published. His personal story is certain to motivate and inspire the masses. It tells the tale of Nick’s Unstoppable Will to Survive after one fatal car ride changed his life forever. Once an avid athlete, a gruesome, tragic car crash left him paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair. In the blink of an eye, everything he'd known was turned upside down, and he had to embark on a painful but often uplifting process of rediscovering himself and finding a new purpose for his life. Journey is a candid account of one man's firm grip on hope and his drive to push himself and the people around him to the max. Covering his high school and college years and beyond, Nick shares the intimate details of what it takes to survive a wheelchair-bound life in both the classroom and the weight room.

Film Star

On March 6, at the 2011 Arnold Sports Festival, Nick's movie Perspective - The Nick Scott Story, produced by Aubree Marchione and directed by Robert Nuzzie, won the Best Overall Award at the 1st Annual Arnold Film Festival. Nick took home the crystal "Arny" in the international division, which Arnold Schwarzenegger presented, along with an invitation to visit him on a Hollywood film set.

Training DVD

On August 2012, Nick released his first-ever Training DVD - Training Series Volume One: UNLEASH THE BEAST. Viewers are challenged to fill their glass with Nick in an intense 85-minute, in-your-face training session for Back, Chest, Shoulders, Biceps, Triceps & Abs. They are advised not to let the wheelchair fool them, because “THE BEAST” will help unleash their inner strength! Bonus Features include The Nick Scott Story and 2011 IFBB Pro Wheelchair Championships Highlights.

Wheelchair Bodybuilding

Nick has participated in over two hundred and fifty bodybuilding events since March 2006 all over the world. On July 18, 2009, he earned his WBFF Pro Card in Atlanta, Georgia. About two years later on March 19, 2011 he won the overall title at the 2011 NPC Wheelchair Nationals that took place in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. By winning this title, Nick was able to earn his IFBB Pro Card for wheelchair bodybuilding. He 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.

To help other disabled athletes take part in the sport, Nick founded the largest online wheelchair bodybuilding community. He is also a global promoter of wheelchair bodybuilding. His mission has been to bring more exposure and awareness to this highly competitive sport. To achieve his goal, Nick has led by example. His body is chiseled so that aspiring wheelchair bodybuilders can have faith in their dream.


Professional Wheelchair Bodybuilding

Nick Scott spent most of his adult life in wheelchair bodybuilding and promoting the sport. His efforts paid off when he finally managed to get permission to put on the first International Federation of Body Building (IFBB) Pro Wheelchair Division 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.

However, that was only the beginning for Nick. He vowed to continue expanding and building the sport for the benefit of all professional wheelchair athletes. To achieve this, he continues to raise funds that will help him achieve his dream. In this aspect, he has been quite successful.

One of his most recent achievements took place on Saturday, March 5th, 2016. Nick got the IFBB Professional Wheelchair Division added to the 2016 Arnold Classic that took place in Columbus, Ohio. It was the first time that this was happening in the history of the sport. This was a truly monumental event that was the culmination of his life’s work.

Adaptive Apparel

We each have our unique qualities. Some of us are good at some things and others are good at other things. If we see others as unique individuals with special qualities then we will understand them. Adaptive Apparel embraces this philosophy wholeheartedly. Adaptive Apparel thinks each person has different abilities. Some people have visible disabilities and others have invisible disabilities. Adaptive Apparel believes that we should all accept one another as we are.

Don't feel you have to hide who you are from others. Be proud your unique nature. You should embrace your unique nature and be happy with who you are. Adaptive Apparel believes you shouldn't hide who you are from the world. You should be proud and display yourself to the world at large.

If you have been ashamed in the past then now is the time to lose that shame. Adaptive Apparel will help you feel confident in your own skin and embrace the unique qualities you have. There are so many different kinds of people in the world. There are no people who are "better" than others. We are all just different in our own ways. Adaptive Apparel will give you the confidence to show yourself in public as a proud member of the human race.

Professional Model

Nick has been a professional model for years working in area such as fitness, commercial, TV and more. With a diverse portfolio and wide range of industry sectors, Nick has universal image that can be merge 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.

Ottawa Unversity's Recent Alumni Award

On October 25th, 2013, Ottawa University proudly awarded, Nick Scott ‘05, with the 2013 Recent Alumni Award.

Recent Alumni Award: Established by the Alumni Association in 2013, the Recent Alumni Award recognizes recent graduates who have attained a significant level of achievement and potential for accomplishment. To be considered for the award, candidates must have graduated from Ottawa University within the past ten (10) years and exhibited one or more of the following: met significant challenges; performed service to community, church and others; and/or engaged in significant alumni participation and support.

Nick Scott's Ottawa University Recent Alumnia Award

Giving Back and Helping Others

Deeply dedicated to his convictions, in 2008 Nick Scott created and led a wheelchair bodybuilding camp at the Shriners Hospital in Chicago, the first ever of its kind. Teens in wheelchairs from around the country spent one week learning about fitness techniques for strength training and proper performance nutrition, and were introduced to exercise routines they could master. Nick continues to conduct different wheelchair bodybuilding camps and has added wheelchair ballroom dance workshops to expand the camp program.

Nick Scott is also the Founder/CEO/President of the Wheelchair Bodybuilding Foundation (WCBB), The WCBB is a national organization that was founded on December 23, 2008 by Nick Scott and approved as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization on February 11, 2010 under the legal name of Wheelchair Bodybuiling, Inc. Its purpose is to provide and support the wheelchair athletics' experience through activities open to any child, adult, or veteran with a disability, with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to each individual. The Wheelchair Bodybuilding Foundation hopes to instill the "CAN DO" spirit in all its participants by giving them the confidence and independence needed to allow them to face their own life challenges and to overcome barriers that might have seemed insurmountable before

Currently, Nick is working on the most challenging project he has ever faced - opening a chain of 55,000-60,000 square foot non-profit gyms across the U.S. All proceeds will go toward the growth of the non-profit gym and the cause of funding and supporting disabled athletes throughout the U.S., regardless of what sport they want to pursue. Nick is working with a team of professionals on the business plan and plans to secure all donations before the first non-profit gym is set in motion. To many, this may seem impossible, but to Nick, he will do what it takes to make it a reality.

"Einstein never said he was smarter than anyone, he just stuck to the problem longer"
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