Hi! My name is Scott Colby and I’m the owner of SC Fitness, LLC and the creator of Fit For Photos, a program I designed to help you look and feel beautiful, fit, and strong.
I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Virginia in 1995, and did several years of human movement science research before getting into the fitness industry.
Upon completing grad school, I did a sports medicine research internship in 1996 in Vail Colorado under the guidance of Dr. Richard Steadman, the head U.S. ski team physician and Dr. Richard Hawkins, one of the team physicians of the Denver Broncos.
Next, I worked in the Coach Krzyzewski Human Performance Laboratory at Duke University, where my research interests included the mechanisms of ACL injuries during athletic competition and the higher rates of ACL injuries in female versus male athletes. I also helped evaluate the fitness levels of the University of North Carolina’s women’s soccer players, and participated in a research project examining the landing mechanisms of the Duke University men’s basketball players.
In 1998, I joined the Movement Science Lab at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, where I helped analyze the gait of children with cerebral palsy with the purpose of assisting in the selection of the most appropriate treatment options.
In 1999, I earned my certification as a personal trainer from the American Council on Exercise. I got into the fitness industry because I love helping others look and feel their best, and I soon realized how much of an impact changing someone’s physique also changed their mind and other areas of their lives. I trained my first clients in their homes before opening an outdoor fitness boot camp for women in Dallas in 2005, which I ran until moving to Denver, Colorado 5½ years later.
Since getting into the fitness industry, I’ve worked with and coached thousands of men and women, not only through individual personal training and boot camps, but also through several coaching programs and products, teleseminars, and – most recently – my online coaching business and The Power to Change podcast series. I’m an internationally known fitness professional and speaker, and I’m co-author of the best-selling book Total Body Breakthroughs.
I’ve given presentations at the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Society of Biomechanics and the Clinical Gait and Movement Analysis conferences, and has published research articles in Spine, The Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, Clinical Biomechanics, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, and Gait and Posture.
In January of 2012, I set a new goal for myself – to be the best shape of my life at age 40 and to look as ripped as I could for a professional photo shoot on April 7.
So I put together a really intense workout routine and nutrition plan, and away I went. It was a really challenging program but I’m always up for a good challenge.
When April 7 rolled around, I knew all my hard work in the gym was going to pay off. The pictures turned out amazing and I have never received SO MANY compliments in my life! I loved the photo shoot experience so much, that I have since done three more.
So many people asked me how I did it, so I decided to put together a workout and nutrition plan that any committed person can follow. And that’s how Fit For Photos was born!
I’m passionate about helping others not only to change their physiques, but change on a personal level as well, and live the most fulfilling life possible. I hope I have the chance to work with you in the Fit For Photos program!
Today I live in Denver, Colorado and my interests include hiking, whitewater rafting, ziplining, trying new coffee shops, and coming up with new ways to help others achieve their potential.
Michelle Wilcox is a veteran of the Fit For Photos 63-Day Challenge and works with me to help you stay on track with the food plan and workouts. She will monitor your daily food logs and will help me answer your questions and advise you on any necessary adjustments to help you be successful.
Michelle has an interest in all areas of training and exercise, especially in nutritional science. She loves working with clients to meet their goals, and to help them fuel their bodies for performance in the gym, on the training field, and in everyday life. Having trained for and completed a variety of endurance events including road races, trail races, and several marathons, Michelle understands the benefits of living an active life. In the course of learning how to improve her fitness and performance, Michelle developed a deep knowledge of Pilates, earning certification as an instructor in 2006.
She went on to earn her 200-hour yoga teacher certification, and is in the process of completing a course of study that will give her a 500-hour yoga teacher certification. As a personal trainer, Michelle has helped a wide array of clients achieve fitness improvements through careful application of methods including metabolic resistance, high intensity interval, functional, and traditional resistance training. Her approach emphasizes the value of balanced strength and flexibility for athletes and non-athletes alike.
Michelle is also deeply interested in the role nutrition plays in fitness and overall health, and is a certified nutrition coach. She loves nothing more than helping her clients fuel their bodies for performance in the gym, on the training field, and in everyday life.
Jill Colby is our Chief of Happiness and Gratitude and Director of Operations and Client Relations. She’s also my sister. In addition to helping me run the day-to-day operations of Fit For Photos, her job is to make you feel appreciated! We want you to know how much it means to us to have you as part of the Fit For Photos family.
Jill will also assist you with any operational matters, including setting up your food and workout logs, helping you select a photographer, communicating with your photographer, reminding you of deadlines, accepting photo submissions, sending our weekly newsletter, and answering your questions.