Nick Scott

Nick Scott

Thursday, November 7
11 a.m.
Clara Thompson Hall

Nick Scott works tirelessly to help others transform their disabilities into possABILITIES. At the age of 16 Nick was an ordinary teenager with an interest in athletics, when a near fatal traffic accident changed his life 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 achieve their personal goals.

Since March 2006 Nick has competed and guest posed at almost one hundred bodybuilding shows around the world. He earned his WBFF Pro Card in 2009 and received his IFBB Pro Card when he won the overall title at the NPC Wheelchair Nationals in 2011. Nick is the only wheelchair bodybuilder in the world that holds professional wheelchair bodybuilding cards from two bodybuilding organizations.

As a professional speaker, author, champion wheelchair 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.

In 2007, Nick created an online website for helping and training others, NickFitness.com. He is one of the only fitness trainers in the world that has designed workouts specifically for disabled athletes. Being in a wheelchair for all of his adult life, traveling in a wheelchair, and becoming a professional wheelchair bodybuilder has given Nick a unique perspective few others can share.

Nick is the founder and owner of the largest online wheelchair bodybuilding community and a global promoter of the sport of wheelchair bodybuilding. Through his perseverance and determination, wheelchair bodybuilding has earned the distinction of being the first time in the world where a professional disabled sport is contested on the same stage as a professional sport.

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 Scott is also the CEO, President and Founder of the non-profit 501(c)(3) Wheelchair Athletics Foundation. 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. The Wheelchair Athletics 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 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.

Nick's Website: www.NickFitness.com
Wheelchair Bodybuilding Website: www.WheelchairBodybuilding.com

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