An active member of the dance community for more than 35 years, Risa Steinberg served as the associate director of The Juilliard School from 2009 to 2016. As a solo artist, teacher, rehearsal coach, and director of the works of José Limón, she has toured the world performing and teaching extensively. Risa is a former principal dancer with the José Limón Dance Company, Bill Cratty Dance Theater, Annabelle Gamson, Anna Sokolow’s Player’s Project, Colin Connor, and American Repertory Dance Company of Los Angeles. She has been a guest artist with choreographers including Wally Cardona, Sean Curran, and Danzahoy of Caracas, Venezuela. Her solo concert, A Celebration of Dance, features repertory from Isadora Duncan and Doris Humphrey to contemporary choreographers Wally Cardona and Ann Carlson. As a reconstructor of the works of Limón, Risa has worked with companies and dancers around the world including Nureyev and Friends, Frank Augustyn, Karen Kain, and the Pennsylvania Ballet. She was a dance panelist for the N.Y.S. Council on the Arts and presently sits on the Artists Advisory board for Danspace Project at St. Marks Church.
Bill Hartman, PT is the go-to guy in the fitness and rehabilitation industries when all other methods have failed. Clients from all over the United States and from countries such as Japan, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, and the United Kingdom have traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to seek his talents. Bill has degrees in Movement and Sports Science from Purdue University and Physical Therapy from Indiana University.
Bill is the co-owner of the Men’s Health Magazine Top 10 rated and Women’s Health Magazine recommended Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (IFAST) and IFAST Physical Therapy where he works with a variety of clients from high profile professionals to weekend warriors. He is a former columnist for Men’s Fitness Magazine, and he has also done a stint as the Men’s Health Muscle Guy while being a popular contributor to MensHealth.com.
Bill has been a featured speaker all over the United States and internationally including the Perform Better Functional Training Summit and the Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group. Bill has contributed to some of the top selling sports training products over the last 10 years and is the co-creator of the industry topping Assess and Correct: Breaking Barriers that Limit Performance DVD.
Bill is currently a member of the Men’s Health Advisory Board and is a frequent contributor to Men’s Health Magazine. He is also a former member of the International Youth Conditioning Association Advisory Board and contributed a chapter to the Developmental Essentials: Foundations of Youth, the official textbook of the International Youth Conditioning Association regarding strength and power training for young athletes.
David is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene, a deep dive into the balance of nature and nurture in physical skill acquisition. He has been an investigative reporter at ProPublica and a sports science writer at Sports Illustrated — reporting on everything from drug cartels to a rare mutant gene that helped one woman become an Olympic medalist sprinter, but stripped another of her ability even to walk. His 2014 TED Talk on the progression of records in sports was one of the 20 most viewed of the year. Prior to journalism, David thought he was going to be a scientist and was living in a tent in the Arctic Circle conducting research. He was a walk-on 800-meter runner at Columbia University, but graduated as a university record holder. Whether it be in medicine, sport training, or a typical work environment, he’s interested in illuminating differences both of nature and nurture that we can use to guide each individual toward optimum performance.
Contrary to what the title suggests, The Sports Gene exemplifies the multi-disciplinary thinking and anti-specialization this podcast will seek to advance over the months to come. The Sports Gene is really David’s sincere and laudable effort to illuminate the timeless conversation about the balance between nature and nurture.
Resilient’s Greg Spatz was recently interviewed for an article published by Outside Magazine.
The article is titled “What We Learned From A 145-Year-Old Strongman”
Here’s a quote:
“Most people overlook the power of deep breathing. But full deep-breathing cycles in the squat position is something I recommend for a lot of my patients.”