"Expertise results from a synergy
of disciplined research,
and curious experimentation."
A fascination that was there from the beginning....
Scott's fascination with our ability to move well started as a boy. He spent boyhood under the wide vistas of Colorado, where his family's active lifestyle created a lifelong awareness with how our body's activity and history of experience has a deep connection with our place in the world.
Simply put: Scott was always happiest when his mind and body were in sync. He grew aware at a precociously early age of how this synchronicity was a key for happiness and productivity. And ever since then, this theme has been a consistent presence and centering force in Scott's personal and professional life.
In his early years, Scott's love of movement and how it impacts our emotional and psychological wellness expressed itself in remarkable athletic aptitudes. Being from Colorado, hockey was the first place he expressed his thrill with the synergy of efficient movement and personal fulfillment. And it was his development as an athlete on the ice that led him to explore more and more ways the body can be engaged with our sense of ourselves.
From the ice to the iron.
Natural elements have always been constant in Scott's evolution. From the rocks and woods of mountains he grew up under to the ice he played on, Scott's path has always taken it's cues from the very materials through which we experience our lives.
This was never more true than when metals became one of his greatest teachers. Training for athletics on the ice led a teenage Scott very quickly to where most young athletes are directed: into the gym. But Scott's lifelong fascination with how we engage our world with our intuition and physical selves transformed his time with weights in the gym into a truly personal learning space. It was within this sandbox of playing with the iron that Scott began evolving his keen intuition with how attitude not only affects movement, but also how movement could likewise impact our psychological state.
During this time Scott was enrolled in his first educational experience with physical therapy at the American International College in Springfield, MA. This intersection of his athletic and training love with academic awareness of how the body can heal through movement colored the next chapter of his adventures. Seeking to integrate what he was learning through his own self-education with the academic foundations of PT, he transferred to Framingham State College in Framingham, MA so that he might broaden his education. he received a BS in Applied Nutrition and a minor in Psychology – both areas he knew needed more proactive integration in the way we experience our bodies.
The first synergy.
Scott was not just playing hockey and studying during the start of his career. He was assembling something truly unique that would resonate in his work to this day. He was creating his first synergistic practice; Scott was combining all the disciplines into a streamlined amalgam. Scott created practices to merge psychological wellness, personal passion, efficient movement, physical strength, and recovery from exertion into complete programs that created exponentially more results than any he had been exposed to in his education or athletic coaching.
Scott was on to something.
The first place he honed this remarkable hybrid craft was an unlikely one: the world of competitive strength and bodybuilding. Scott became a professional bodybuilder via his remarkable ability to hone the body's energies and capacities through intuitive alertness and responsive engagement.
At the same time Scott was still highly involved with semi-professional and professional hockey endeavors. His work was allowing him recovery and responsiveness that was unusual, and yet completely aligned to the practices he was creating. In other words: this was not a genetic fluke; Scott was developing a means of recovery and healing that also impacted overall wellness, physical ability, and even happiness.
From Practice to Profession.
In 2005, Scott brought his unique insights and modality of training into he professional sphere, and began Aspire, a name he has worked under since that time. Originally named "Aspire Advanced Training," to imply that his services went beyond the normal modes of sleepy gym training, Scott saw clients privately for nearly a decade. This career experience allowed Scott to develop his light-hearted, laughter-driven, nurturing-yet-focused style and approach.
Scott of course ran the typical one-on-one client services you would expect, but also pushed his capacities to include athletic team training, teamwork-based group exercise, nutritional guidance and even herbal and supplementation specialization.
Throughout these years, Scott continued to aggressively develop his knowledge base and education, attending countless seminars, lectures and educational courses. This resulted in his evolving corrective training skills and expanding his performance development theories. This resulted in a remarkable and unique hybrid style of training that incorporated corrective measures with performance development simultaneously.
This period also brought Scott into a tremendous variety of environments to apply his skills. Scott worked with athletes across countless sports, including soccer, football, lacrosse, running, and of course hockey. Meanwhile, he was working with all ages and aptitudes, including many, many teen and high school athletics programs, as well as many beginners and those with minor physical limitations that were the result of common injury – very often from weight training and exercise exertion.
And it was this experience of seeing endless injuries that needed recovery, combined with the independent education he was pursuing, that reinvigorated to Scott's boyhood awareness of how the way we move is deeply integrated to how we can live happier.
THE FASCINATION WITH THE FASCIA
Beginning in 2010, Scott began a deep education which connected philosophies of the body with hard scientific research. Scott joined the innovators at the Genius Of Flexibility, a forward thinking specialty facility that helped Scott finally better explore the intuitions that had been guiding his skills since he was young.
The Genius of Flexibility worked with clients in a specialized approach that focused on opening the fascia through resistance flexibility and strength training. yet while resistance flexibility and strength training may be common, it is rarely focused on this fascia-centric approach, nor is it commonly implemented along the pathways of the Chinese meridian system. This unique approach is what brought world renown acclaim to Bob Cooley's work, and Scott continued to study under Cooley for nearly 5 years.
This link tot he fascia and deep integration tot he Eastern philosophy that Scott had always aligned with was a revelation for Scott, both personally as well as professionally. This new level of integrated approach allowed him to vastly expand his range of capacities, allowing him to work with a versatile mixture of clients to produce remarkable progress. His range now included NFL New England Patriot football players, Olympic skiers, prep, junior and college ice hockey players, Pro MMA fighters, collegiate tennis competitors, national ranked USA Junior skiers, Boston Ballet performers, college and pro lacrosse players, and yoga instructors.
Yet where Scott truly proved his unique skills was with his remarkable knack for rehabilitation progress. Scott was a preferred provider for clients with a range of limitations that many would casually assume would leave these folks beyond recovery; limitations such as PTSD, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, stroke, cancer, pectus excavatum, Lyme Disease, and replacement joints.
IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE IS THE BEST PROGRESS WE CAN MAKE.
Seeing these clients achieve new levels of life quality was a fulfilling education for Scott, and it continues to motivate his philosophy. We truly can make a better life for ourselves when we grow more aware to how movement impacts our overall well being.
Scott still uses this approach with every client or athlete he works with. We are making a choice to open ourselves up to awareness of how we move, not merely placing demands on our body. Scott's passion for guiding this open attitude is an expertise that is the result of a lifetime of disciplined research, varied experience, and curious experimentation.
Not to mention a huge degree of good humor and passion.
Scott's vast range of education and areas of experience includes:
- Fascia specialist
- Eastern Philosophy
- Resistance flexibility
- Strength training
- Applied nutrition
- Scar tissue recovery
- Polarity therapy
- Concussive athlete recovery
- Pro sports training
- Chinese meridians
- Corrective training
- Mobility development
- Intuitive methodology
- Flexibility specialist
- Athletic team training
- Corrective/performance hybrid training
An athlete at heart to this day
Since boyhood, Scott is an athlete at heart. He always will be.
This is why Scott loves being able to relate and connect his own athletic experiences with the work he does with competitive athletes, as well as folks looking for more athleticism in their life, regardless of their origin.
Since he began competing in Ice hockey at the age of 4, Scott has always achieved more and more remarkable accomplishments in the sport. When a teenager, Scott was selected to the Team USA Select 15 and 16 teams for the Rocky Mountain Region, and was nominated to the All-tourney team at the USA Select 15 Tournament. Meanwhile, he was also playing lacrosse and running track throughout high school when we wasn't;t playing hockey.
Scott continued to play Junior Hockey for the Boston Junior Bruins, Waterloo Blackhawks in the USHL, Danville wings in NAHL and the Boston Junior Blackhawks.
After Juniors Scott got a full scholarship to play Division I College Hockey at American International College in the MAAC Hockey league, he then continued to play Minor Professional Hockey in Quebec.
Scott also competed in Natural, Drug-free Bodybuilding competition, receiving his Pro Card after less than a year in the sport.
During seasons when Scott isn't playing ice hockey he has competed in the PIHA and AIHL Pro and Minor Inline Hockey leagues.