Originator & Legendary Trainer


Former Marine Capt. Scott Lance is the originator of HEART Adventure Fitness and its chief instructor since the program’s inception in September of 2001. He has an extremely diverse fitness training background that includes having trained for and competed in power-lifting, grappling, rugby, marathon and triathlon.

In the Marines, Scott distinguished himself as ‘Fitness Honorman’, achieving the highest fitness score amongst 650 officer candidates over a grueling ten-week period. He also served as a Rifle Company Commander in 2d Bn/3rd Mar at MCAS Kaneohe, Hawaii, where he later also served as the Athletic Director for the base. Scott closed out his military career garnering MVP honors in leading the USMC Rugby team to the Inter-Service Championship.


After the military, Scott continued his rugby exploits with the Philly-Whitemarsh Rugby Football Club, helping PWRFC to their first and only “Final Four” appearance and leading the club in points tallied in their narrow loss in the National Finals. For his role in igniting a scintillating come-from-behind victory in the Eastern Regional Finals in that same year, he was named tournament MVP. Scott punctuated his thirty-year rugby career by leading the legendary Brockport Doggies to four Can-Am Championships in a five-year span.


Over the years, Scott has partaken in virtually every training system under the sun, then tested their merits in such diverse events as the Iron Mike Triathlon, San Diego Marathon, Philly Distance Run, Coronado Half-Marathon, Ocean Drive 10-Miler, St John’s Tuff 8, Bay-To-Breakers Run and countless 10-K & 5K fun runs. He also played host to several events ranging from Inter-Service Cross-Country races and Marine Corps Birthday 10k’s