Scott's Story

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I love my life…

Over the course of 20 years I have built my strength to an elite level.  In competition, I've achieved a 515 lb Squat, 375 lb Bench, and a 610 lb Deadlift.  Through this hard work I’ve developed a muscular body, a strong work ethic, and a life I'm proud of.  I am married to an amazing woman and have two beautiful boys!  I have a killer job that allows me to train some of the most incredible people, helping them to build inner and outer strength.

As a strength trainer, I’ve serviced 8,000+ sessions, training more than 700 men and women.  Some of my clients include a former wide receiver for the Denver Broncos, a quarterback for Northwestern University, a Texas Christian University basketball player, two Division One collegiate sprinters, and Hollywood actor Jeffrey Donovan (of Burn Notice).  Jeffrey’s dedicated training allowed him to pack on 20 lbs of muscle for his role as Dodd Gerhardt in the second season of Fargo.

But it wasn’t always this way…

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In high school I was not one of the “cool kids.”  Sure I played baseball and belonged to a few social clubs, but by no means was I popular.  I wanted to be liked by everyone, but don’t think many cared.  And while having a girlfriend was at the top of my priority list, I usually didn’t have one. 

Later at the Ohio State University, I became terrified about my future and fell into a deep depression.  I wasn’t sure industrial engineering was the right fit and that scared the hell out of me! This fear persisted and I battled depression most of my college career.  To top it all off, I began having panic attacks.  I became so distraught with my future that the thought of not living sounded appealing.

I felt completely alone, hopeless, and HAD ZERO CONFIDENCE!

I also suffered from sleep deprivation and developed a fear of not sleeping. One night I started
to panic after trying for hours to fall asleep.  I tried to calm myself down by taking a couple shots of Jack Daniels and smoking some weed.  This didn’t work and a full-on panic attack set in.  At some point I completely lost touch with reality, finding myself in a sort of dream-like state, wound up naked in someone’s yard (I’m embarrassed to say), and was arrested.

At this point, I hit rock bottom. I had no confidence, no direction in life, and I felt completely alone. I desperately wanted to meet someone special and eventually get married, but my belief in myself was devastatingly low. With no confidence, I was afraid to approach women. I was petrified of showing interest in someone and having her reject me.

I finally turned things around when…

When I discovered strength training, my life began to change.  I wanted to meet a beautiful woman, so I worked hard on improving my own physique.  I read all the muscle magazines, worked hard in the university gyms, and started getting stronger (both physically and mentally).  Things were going well, but one day, I had a real breakthrough!  I was bench-pressing next to this massive muscle-bound guy, a maintenance worker for the university.  He asked me to spot him.  Now this guy was lifting a ton of weight - 315 lbs for repetitions!  Then it was my turn.  I always benched the same weight every workout - 185 lbs for four sets of eight repetitions.  But before I started this guy says to me, “Let’s bump it up to two plates on a side (225 lbs!).”  “Oh, I can’t do that,” I say.  He comes back with, “Let’s try it!”  So I comply, not feeling confident in my abilities to lift that kind of weight.  To my surprise, I lifted it for six reps!  On that day, I had an epiphany - I was capable of more than I thought!  I didn’t know my potential and had no business limiting myself merely to what I thought I could lift.  I had to dial up the intensity, lifting more weight every workout with a focus on constant improvement.

And that’s why I’m so passionate about…

I love building strength with barbells!  In 2009 I left my career in engineering, got certified in personal training, and started working for 24 Hour Fitness.  I built my knowledge base, receiving certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist), National Council on Strength and Fitness (CPT), CrossFit (Level I, Barbell Training, Olympic Lifting, Mobility & Movement, CrossFit Football), and Starting Strength.  It was around that time I finally got the girl, my lovely wife Connie!  We fell in love, got married, and now have two of the sweetest boys (and another child on the way 😀).  Later I worked at the Colorado Athletic Club, where for five years I got to love on my fellow trainers and clients.  But I found myself wanting to help individuals without the distractions of a crowded, public gym.  I also wanted to create a place where my "Big Why" was the mission, not "the bottom line” (our “Big Why” is to build inner and outer strength).  So I created Scott Beall Fit, a space where we have the equipment to ourselves, can listen to our own music, and just be ourselves!

Building strength has done so much for me and I love sharing it with others. To see a client achieve something they previously thought impossible is extremely gratifying!

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Strength has taken me from a college kid with zero confidence to a man who believes in himself.

Now I have a purpose.

Now I have the respect of my peers.

And most importantly, Now I carry myself with a bigger Spirit.

This is the kind of experience I pass on to others 😀!

...see Article #2, "Helping Others."

 

If you’re inspired by my story, schedule a free phone consultation 😀


The S.B.F. Mission

"To make Denver strong."
Starting first with men,
and then with women,
so the two of them,
can pass it on to their children.

Scott Beall Owner, Master Trainer and Dad
“Together, we get strong!”


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