Scotty started the Body by Scotty training program working with athletes and preparing nutrition plans in 1981 while managing a health food store in Dothan, AL. He then moves to Venice Beach, CA and trained at Golds/World Gym during the heyday of bodybuilding in the 80's, while competing in both bodybuilding and powerlifting.
He opened his first BBS facility back home in South Alabama in 1989. For over 34 years, he has been involved in the fitness industry as a trainer, gym owner or competitor. He is a State Champion Bodybuilder, and National Champion Power-lifter, and the author of several fitness, nutrition and training articles over the years.