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Guest Name
Esther Gutierrez Sloan
Guest Occupation
President and founder of SALSArobics, Inc.
Guest Biography

Esther Gutiérrez Sloan has been a prominent member of the fitness industry for 35 years.  In 1989, Esther created SALSArobics and in 2010 was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in recognition of her pioneering efforts to introduce authentic Latin rhythms and dance steps into aerobic exercise in the United States.  Esther has been leading fitness walking classes at the Chicago Botanic Garden for the past 30 years.  More recently, in the past four years she has introduced Nature and Rhythm classes, which are a combination of SALSArobics and Fitness Walking.  As a protégé of former Mr. America and Mr. Universe Bob Gadja, Esther has incorporated his TOTAL BODY TRAINING in all her group exercise and personal training activities.  She has led workshops at events such as the Chicago International SALSA Congress for the past 22 years, as well as classes, exhibitions and presentations at fitness conventions, health clubs, schools, fundraising events, corporate events, and ethnic festivals, both nationally and internationally.