- Nick has stories about his journey with dealing with his medical condition and inspiring others with his story.
- Nick’s keynote are loved by individuals that want to overcome adversity in there day-to-day lives.
Nick Santonastasso is a medical miracle. Not only is he one of four people alive with the rare genetic condition, Hanhart Syndrome, the inspirational keynote speaker is an internationally known bodybuilder and fitness model – despite missing both his legs and one arm since birth. The high-energy youth shares his amazing story, showing people that anyone can thrive if they have the determination and willpower to go after what they want.
When Nick was born, the doctors handed his parents a long list of things that he would never be able to do.” Nick’s parents politely thanked them and threw the list out. They raised Nick the same way they had raised his three able-bodied older siblings and instilled in him never to let the world tell him what he could or couldn’t do.
Nick tried out various sports before finding a passion for wrestling. As a varsity wrestler in his high school, he may not have been the district champion, but he did pack gyms and earn the respect of thousands of total strangers. At the same time, he rose to “Vine” stardom, with a series of zombie prank videos. His social media stardom has since outlived Vine: Santonastasso has shared his life and thoughts on acceptance, positivity, and pushing your limits with millions, gaining the admiration of A-List Celebrities, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk. He also partnered with Fox International to promote The Walking Dead via an epic prank on one of the show’s most popular actors, Norman Reedus.
Recently, Nick’s accomplishments in the gym and the area of competitive bodybuilding have been featured in Men’s Health, The Independent, and CNN’s Great Big Story. However, lifting weights is just the surface of Nick’s mission. A powerful keynote speaker, Nick’s passion for helping others shines through as he takes his message of gratitude, tolerance, and overcoming difficulties to schools, universities, and Fortune 500’s.
Never say you can’t, ask how you can. With this in mind, Nick Santonastasso provides audiences with strategies, frameworks, tools and systems from the top achievers in the world. He teaches professionals how to be better leaders and perform at their optimal level by annihilating excuses and becoming victors of their own life.
In this power-packed talk, Nick shares his step-by-step approach to become a better leader, gain more confidence, improve your finances, improve your health, and find out your true life purpose to have fulfillment and make more of an impact.
Nick is living proof that no matter what life has dealt you, you can still take charge and play your hand to the best of your ability.
Sharing his remarkable life story, he shows you how some of your biggest challenges can become your biggest breakthroughs. Even in your most dire moments when you feel like you can’t go on, YOU have the power to improve yourself, learn new skills, and tackle your greatest struggles. Whether you want to boost your sales skills, get in shape, live a happy life, or be a great parent, YOU have the power of choice to acquire those skills.
When Nick decided to become a bodybuilder, there was no special guide written for people “born with no legs and one arm” on how to get in shape. He didn’t know how he was going to do it nor how long it would take, but he did have confidence in his ability to learn what he needed to meet his goal. His remarkable journey will motivate you to see your goals through, reminding you that the only limits you have are the ones you put on yourself.
There will always be people who say you “can’t” do something. When Nick decided to become a wrestler in high school, people laughed at him asking him how he was going to become a wrestler with only one arm and no legs. His response: he set the bar higher and became a varsity wrestler who packed auditoriums and inspired thousands of complete strangers.
This story is just one example of Nick’s attitude on life, or as he puts it: “The biggest motivational speech that you can give me, is telling me that I can’t do something.”