Wheelchair Bodybuilding, Inc. (WCBB) was originally founded as WheelchairBodybuilding.com in May 2006 by IFBB professional wheelchair bodybuilder Nick Scott. After nearly dying and becoming disabled in an automobile accident at the age of only 16, Nick initially felt sad, depressed and alone. Once he stopped feeling sorry for himself, he started focusing on what he could still do, which was to be stronger than everybody else. Since he had been an athlete before the accident, Nick soon returned to the one place where he had experienced confidence and success - the weight room. Nick Scott's Biography
Because there was very little help available for the wheelchair athlete at that time, Nick often had to devise his own workout regimens to accommodate what his body was capable of achieving. As he started to lose weight, gain definition, and build confidence he decided to challenge himself to become a professional wheelchair bodybuilder. He eventually met that goal by earning an IFBB Pro Card and went on to achieve much more, becoming a professional wheelchair ballroom dancer, certified fitness trainer, specialist in performance nutrition, speaker, signed athlete and fitness model, and author.
After seeing what changes wheelchair bodybuilding had brought about in his life, Nick dedicated himself to helping others in similar situations to “Unleash The BEAST” and awaken the fire within to achieve their own life goals. As there was nothing available to help wheelchair athletes learn about workout routines, fitness supplements and professional competitions, he set out to establish an online community where these athletes could communicate with and motivate each other.
As founder, president and CEO of Wheelchair Bodybuilding, Inc. Nick worked hard to build recognition and awareness for the sport that helped him accomplish so much. He watched with pride as his dream has grown into the largest online wheelchair bodybuilding community.
WCBB focuses on promoting, growing, and expanding the sport of wheelchair bodybuilding. Through its association with the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilders), wheelchair bodybuilding is the only sport in the world for the disabled community that is recognized as a professional sport. With Nick’s vision and the support of many people in the professional bodybuilding community, the first IFBB Professional Wheelchair Championships took place at the 2011 IFBB Houston Pro Show on October 13, 2011.
There are now thousands of wheelchair bodybuilders who are working hard to meet their own goals and set an example for others of what can be achieved with persistence and a positive mindset. Investing over 10 years of Nick Scott’s life, on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 Nick added the IFBB Professional Wheelchair Division to the 2016 Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio - USA! The next step is to have the IFBB Pro Wheelchair Division added to the Olympia Stage. The ultimate dream for any athlete in the fitness industry is to compete on those two stages, and Nick wants to help make this dream come true for as many athletes as possible. To achieve this goal, there needs to be more amateur wheelchair bodybuilders competing, more IFBB Pro Wheelchair Bodybuilders, four to five IFBB Professional Wheelchair Bodybuilding Shows a year and the sport of wheelchair bodybuilding needs to hold its own.
Nick hopes to use WCBB to attract even more wheelchair athletes to the sport of bodybuilding and provide the training insights and motivational support necessary to help as many wheelchair warriors as possible to compete.
Wheelchair Bodybuilding, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to expand and improve opportunities for wheelchair athletes in all sports. The WCBB is a national organization that was founded on December 23, 2008 by Nick Scott and approved as a 501(c)(3) organization on February 11, 2010 under the legal name of Wheelchair Bodybuilding, Inc.
The Vision for the WCBB
The Ultimate goal of the Wheelchair Bodybuilding Foundation is to open a chain of 100% non-profit gym facilities designed to support disabled athletes and provide special rehabilitation programs. All proceeds from these facilities will go toward the operations of the gym, expanding and opening new non-profit gyms, and promoting the cause of supporting and funding disabled athletes.
The Mission - Turn Disabilities into PossABILITIES
The purpose of WCBB is to provide and support the Wheelchair Athletics' experience through activities that are open to any child, adult, or veteran with a disability, with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person.
Wheelchair Bodybuilding Foundation hopes to instill a “can do” spirit in all of its participants by giving them the confidence and independence they need to face their own life challenges and overcome barriers which might previously have seemed insurmountable.
Through the experiences of the Wheelchair Bodybuilding Foundation, Wheelchair Bodybuilding, Inc. supports, provides, and guides children and adults with disabilities to become wheelchair athletes. The ultimate goal is to finally give each disabled athlete an opportunity to be in front of fans! Hearing the screams and cheers of the crowd will echo long in their minds after the day has passed.
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 Read More...