As a child, teachers said that Scott Sonnon was unlikely to succeed at anything. From an early age, he became “legally” blind due to myopia and eventually Thygeson’s disease. He spent his youth crippled in pain with what doctors could only describe as Osgood-Schlatter’s disease; shredding the connective tissue throughout this joints and weakening the development of his growth plates. He was labeled as a “retard” by undereducated teachers from his suffering an array of learning disabilities such as dysphonetic, dyseidetic and “double deficit” dyslexia. But as Scott will say, these “defects” were a blessing which allowed him to see, feel and think about the world in a wonderfully unique way.
His trek across the world learning alternative methods of health improvement led him to become a multiple-time USA National Martial Arts Team Coach, a multiple-sport International Martial Arts Champion (in Russian Sambo and Chinese Sanshou), and eventually subject matter expert for athletes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, the National Hockey League®, National Football League® and Major League Baseball®. Despite early labels as mentally retarded, he earned his membership into Mensa® – the International High IQ Society.
His love for helping others improve their quality of movement, health and life was born out of his need to learn each remedial step, of never being able to take for granted what came naturally to everyone else. But due to poor nutrition, conditioning and aging, now children and seniors alike suffer pain similar to what Scott encountered and overcame. Once an adjunct Professor of Physical Education for Penn State University, his programs were originally designed to prevent accelerating aging of joint and connective tissues, and to give access to people of even Scott’s poor genetic stock to the physical and psychological mastery which can only be described as “flow.”
Now known around the world as The Flow Coach®, he has become an inspiration to so many people by his incredible story of triumph and his passionate dedication to helping others. As a world-acclaimed public speaker and author, Scott now leads the fight against the core issues behind childhood obesity and the accelerated aging leading to arthritis. To aid the “walking wounded”, his courses can be found in every Veteran Medical Center, as well as health clubs, chiropractic, physical therapy and massage therapy clinics around the world.
The Circular Strength Training® System and the global wellness society known as RMAX International now boasts qualified teachers in 13 countries, earning Scott a place in the National Fitness Hall of Fame Museum and the Personal Trainer Hall of Fame.