Scottsdale fitness trainer and gym owner Bill Crawford has been selected to chair the National Fitness Hall of Fame.
Last year the National Fitness Hall of Fame celebrated 10 years of being a powerful voice in the fitness industry, preserving the history and acknowledging the notable discoveries and achievements of the people in the industry.
Former inductees include Charles Atlas, Jane Fonda, Jack LaLanne, Tony Little, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Simmons, Kathy Smith, Tamilee Webb and Joe Weider.
Mr. Crawford was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2012 for his life’s work in the fitness industry.
He has been in the fitness business for over 37 years. He was a pioneer in the modern health club industry in Los Angeles, developing Nautilus Clubs in the 1980s, which helped ignite the fitness boom.
Since 1997, Bill and his wife Debbie have owned and operated Basic Training MedX Strength Training in downtown Scottsdale.
“I want to see the organization perpetuate so honorees will have a common venue in which to come together and share experiences and ideas. This gives people working in the industry something to aspire to,” said Mr. Crawford.