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The Sports Doctor, May 24, 2023

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Guests, Bill Crawford and Signe Ronka

The Sports Doctor with Dr. Robert Weil

Guests, Bill Crawford and Signe Ronka

Headlined Show, The Sports Doctor May 24, 2023

Bill Crawford, longtime Fitness expert, author, educator, 2012 National Fitness HOF inductee & recent recipient of NFHOF  Lifetime  Achievement  award returns along with Signe Ronka, former figure skating champion,
Dr. Robert Weil
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Bill Crawford, longtime Fitness expert, author, educator, 2012 National Fitness HOF inductee & recent recipient of NFHOF  Lifetime  Achievement  award returns along with Signe Ronka, former figure skating champion, founder of Flexafit & Figure Skating Fitness magazine. Then, it’s 'The Sports Doctor Is In' with some “Bob Gajda Wisdom” & your emails!

Bill Crawford
Signe Ronka

Guest, Bill Crawford

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Bill Crawford
Bill Crawford
Guest Occupation
Fitness Pioneer, Consultant & Educator, inventor of Nautilus & MedX equipment
Guest Biography

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.

Guest, Signe Ronka

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Signe Ronka
Signe Ronka
Guest Occupation
former figure skating champion, founder of Flexafit & Figure Skating Fitness magazine
Guest Biography

Signe has over 15 years of experience coaching beginner to senior level skaters at the Granite Club, East York Skating Club and Richmond Training Centre in Toronto.

 

Signe is the founder/head coach of FLEXAFIT, a sport specific fitness program. As the industry leader in sport specific off-ice conditioning, Signe's mission is to train, educate, motivate and equip athletes of all levels with the right tools for achieving on-ice success. Signe's program is recognized globally; she travels across North America and Europe hosting seminars and workshops for skaters and coaches. Signe's program is run across Ontario at various figure skating clubs, where she has implemented a structured workout program for figure skaters of all ages and levels. Signe's goal is to help skaters build a solid foundation off the ice at the grassroots. She is a key player in club off ice development, consulting with directors and providing strategies on budget, scheduling and implementation of the FLEXAFIT program. Signe has developed fitness testing specific to figure skater needs, which she tracks throughout the season and establishes consistent results with skaters improvements. In addition to working with club directors, Signe is actively involved with the board of directors at club level to promote coach feedback days, parent seminars, club development seminars and more. In 2017, Signe launched the very first licensing program, where she licensed the FLEXAFIT program to South Africa. 

Signe presented at the Strength in Unity conference in 2018 to a group of 100+ coaches, where she spoke about the importance of off ice training and how best to implement into clubs. 

Signe presented numerous workshops for skaters through Skate Ontario, Skate Newfoundland and Patinage Quebec. 

In 2017, Signe was the key note speaker at the World Figure Skating Championships in Finland. Her presentation was well received and took the interest of the Olympic Training Centre in Finland, where she has now joined in collaboration to help develop testing assessments, programming and coach education sessions specific to figure skating. Signe also presented at the 2018 Skate Canada Ice Summit General Meeting, amongst top Canadian Olympic Level Coaches, on sport specific training off the ice. 

Signe also produces products for skaters and coaches to help support on and off ice training. In 2010, Signe released a DVD "Reach New Heights", which incorporated sport specific off-ice training, off-ice jump exercises and conditioning drills. In 2017, she published "Plan, Skate, Track- The Ultimate Figure Skater Guidebook", which is designed for skaters to periodize their season, set SMART goals, track on and off ice sessions, and track nutrition/sleep. Signe has recently released a more global educational approach to training. 

She launched a weekly show called: The FLEXAFIT Show, which provides educational topics each week with various guest speakers as well. In addition, she has opened up her services to allow more skaters from across the world to train with FLEXAFIT via online training. Signe also offers full package consulting plans online for skaters who are interested to see the bigger picture of their training year, where she breaks down each month and cycle of training with proper prescription of exercises. 

Signe is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Figure Skater Fitness, a quarterly magazine that takes a scientific approach to sport specific training on topics of fitness, nutrition, injury prevention, mental training, glamour and more. 


 

The Sports Doctor

The Sports Doctor with Dr Robert Weil
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Dr Robert Weil

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.

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