The Sports Doctor, 07/08/2019
The Sports Doctor with Dr Robert Weil
Guests, Esther Gutierrez Sloan and Bill Crawford
My fellow National Fitness Hall Of Famers join me! Esther Gutierrez Sloan, a native Colombian, President & Founder of SALSArobics, authentic Latin rhythms & dance & a 2010 Inductee joins me along with Bill Crawford, Fitness Pioneer, Consultant & Educator trained by the late Arthur Jones, inventor of Nautilus & MedX equipment. Bill, a 2012 inductee is founder of numerous Basic Training Centers & has worked with pro sports teams, athletes & celebrities.
Esther Gutiérrez Sloan, a native Colombian, is the President and founder of SALSArobics, Inc.
Esther was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame on March 14, 2010, in recognition of her pioneering efforts to introduce authentic Latin rhythms and dance steps into aerobic exercise 30 years ago when she created SALSArobics.
In February, 2010, Esther received the annual “Keeper of the Flame” award from the Chicago International Salsa Congress for her lifelong commitment to keeping Latin music and dance alive in our culture.
In 2011, Esther was honored by Aetna and included as the featured performer for the month of August on the 2011 Aetna Latino Calendar titled "Dancing to be Healthy."
Esther began performing South American Folkloric dance in Colombia at the age of four. In 1965, at age 12 she moved with her family to the United States. In 1978 she received a B.S. in Computer Science with high honors from Northeastern Illinois University. She worked for several years in the field of Information Science, including marketing, financial, and manufacturing systems. In 1988 her love of people, music and dance drew her to change her career and create SALSArobics, the pioneering form of aerobic exercise that combines authentic Latin rhythms with the steps to popular Latin dances. Participants in SALSArobics not only get a whole-body workout, they learn Latin dancing while they exercise.
Since 2000, Esther has been teaching SALSArobics to Latin dancing instructors at the Chicago International Salsa Congress. Esther is currently a Staff member with the Chicago Botanic Gardens Wellness Programs, the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest Illinois, and the Lake Forest Recreation Department Fitness Center.
Esther created and managed the FITKIDS children’s fitness program for the Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center and the Youth Fitness Program for the City of Lake Forest Fitness Center. In addition, she previously was fitness counselor at Women's Residential Services, a Lake County addiction recovery program for women and their children.
Esther and SALSArobics has led workshops as a part of the Pathways to Learning “Be Well/Take Care” curriculum for continuing education for K-12 teachers. Esther has been a presenter for the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, introducing young girls (K -8) throughout the Chicago area to a fitness lifestyle through the “Fit to Be Me with SALSArobics” program.
Esther is certified as a personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise and is trained in Bob Gajda’s Total Body Training Systems. She is a popular presenter, having led land and water workshops and SALSArobics exhibitions nationally and internationally, at fitness industry conventions, resorts, health clubs, wellness centers, hospitals, dance studios, recreation centers, fund raising events, conferences and ethnic festivals. She is a sought-after motivational speaker and presenter in the educational industry, presenting at elementary, middle and high schools, colleges and universities for both students and faculty alike. Her presentation topics include Hispanic heritage celebration, cultural diversity, physical education, language arts, communication skills, and building relationships.
Esther's community involvement has included being a school board member and board president. She has taught Spanish to preschool and elementary age students. As a PTO volunteer in the Lake Bluff public school system, Esther has taught Fine Arts History, served as a speech tournament coach, co-chaired her school district’s annual Pumpkin Chase Family Run/Walk for two years, and has been an active room-parent. Esther was a member of the Board of Directors and Board President for the Montessori School of Lake Forest. She also taught religious education and led the Liturgy of the Word for children as part of the Sunday mass at her community's parish for twenty seven years. Esther was an advisory board member of CenterStage in Lake Forest, the community's theater group. She has also volunteered her time for City of Hope, The American Heart Association, Aids Walk Chicago, Dance for Life, and Latino Entertainment, by leading warm-ups and exercise segments, and participating in promotional events.
Bill Crawford has been a leader and visionary in fitness since 1977. In 2012, Bill was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame for his life’s work and was elected to chair the board from 2015 - 2017.In 2016& 2017,Bill represented the NFHOF in Washington D.C. at the Surgeon General's Call to Action for the "Step it Up" Program in collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine, CDC, ACE, MFA, and others. This historic event featured Regina Benjamin, the 18th U.S. Surgeon General and Vivek Murthy, the 19thU.S. Surgeon General, along with leadership from Congress, the health care system, and the fitness industry. In 2019, I received the Arthur Jones Lifetime Achievement Award from the Resistance Exercise Conference.
Bill was certified for musculoskeletal evaluation and rehabilitation at the Exercise Science Center, University of Florida in Gainesville,Florida and was personally trained and endorsed by the late Arthur Jones, the inventor of Nautilus and MedX.In the 1970’s, Bill pioneered some of the first Nautilus clubs in the Los Angeles area implementing high intensity training principles and was one of the key players in the ignition of the fitness boom. Over the past 42 years, Bill has provided strength and fitness training for thousands, exercising muscles in isolation to muscle failure with equalized resistance through the full range of motion using a safe and effective protocol. You may have seen his national TV ads for the Resistance Chair, his features on CNN and Fox News, or read his stories and articles in countless publications. Bill is a recognized fitness columnist, consultant, lecturer, and educator.He worked with the U.S. Navy which led to the development of his Gym To Go programs featured in Men’s Fitness magazine. Bill has trained major sports teams, athletes, Hollywood celebrities and developed the careers of many fitness professionals.
Bill was born and raised in the Rocky Mountain town of Ouray, Colorado where being fit is incidental to the environment. He spent his youth competitive skiing, hiking and climbing fourteen thousand foot mountains. Bill has received numerous accolades as a longtime community leader in municipalities across the country investing valuable time serving in law enforcement, public safety, search and rescue, boards, committees, and volunteer organizations.
Bill has owned and developed fitness centers around the world. Since 1997, Basic Training Med X has been located in Scottsdale, Arizona and is owned and operated by Bill and his wife Debbie. Today,the Crawford’s clients enjoy their dedication to personal service, state-of-the-art Med X and Nautilus equipment and evidence-based weight resistance and cardiovascular exercise programs for strength, balance, mobility, weight loss, enhanced quality of life and good health. Their knowledge and motivational skills help clients attain their fitness goals by tailoring a program for everyone’s individual needs. People travel from around the world to train at their elite strength training and fitness center. There is no substitute for the decades of Bill’s practical experience and expertise. As a world-renowned strength trainer and fitness expert, Bill continues to passionately promote the benefits of weight resistance exercise and fitness worldwide.
The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!
Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.