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Seminars & Presentations
Olie the Goalie
Scott playing goal
in High School

At 19, Scott Olson was a young professional hockey player with the persistence and passion of an entrepreneur.  Looking for a fun way to train in the off-season, he picked up another inventor's take on an inline skate, bought the patent, creatively worked with the skate in his parents' basement to make it better, and in 1979, he introduced Rollerblades to world. Praised by Time magazine as one of the 100 coolest products of the 20th century alongside computers, cell phones and Post-it notes, Rollerblades created an entirely new category of fitness and changed how the world stays in shape.

Olson's is a fascinating story of innovation, desire and tenacity. Invite Scott out to your next event and tap into his experience and enthusiasm to inspire your youth, community groups or business leaders.

During his presentations he shares stories about how he overcame obstacles to follow his dreams. He also offers tips for staying motivated and achieving creative potential. While sharing his stories about entrepreneurship and innovation, Scott explains how fitness helped him stay focused on his goals and how health-minded habits and exercise fit into daily life.

Scott's motivating message is a perfect fit for:

  • Work teams
  • School groups
  • Youth programs
  • Leadership seminars
  • College classrooms

Scott also finds that isometric exercises such as push ups, sit ups, pull ups and chin ups can easily fit into a busy schedule. These exercises can be done anywhere from airports to office buildings and provide the same benefits as lifting weights.

So for anyone planning to start a fitness routine, Scott's advice is... just do something!