Hey, I'm Slater (they/them). Thanks so much for visiting my site!

I created EsdotFitness in 2019 after years of working behind the scenes in the fitness industry and under someone else's vision. It was time for me to connect with clients the Esdot way, so here we are!

I take pride in what I do and the journey it took to get here from my upbringing in Brooklyn, NY. My credentials include an MS in Exercise Science & Health Promotion; personal training, weight loss and nutrition certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM); and a host of other certifications ranging from social emotional learning to Level-200 rugby coaching.

My coaching style is unique to each individual and group I work with, but I always guarantee three things across the board: education, empathy, and energy. I'm here to help build a healthier, stronger you- whatever your goals, wherever your starting point.

stronger you | stronger us





Not ready for in-person training or located outside the Chicagoland area? Train with me 1:1 online. Workouts cater to your goals, workout space, and equipment.
Interested in group training? Gather your buddies and let's make it a party.

Yellow and Black Real Estate Yard Sign (1)_edited_edited.jpg


Train with me at my home gym in Evanston, IL. Temperature check and mask mandate are enforced; all equipment and surfaces are disinfected between clients.



Train IRL or virtually with the EsdotFitness community for a cause. Join us as we fundraise through fitness for local and national organizations that support BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities.


Upcoming Events

  • Oct 02, 7:00 AM
    virtual 5K
    Walk, jog, and/or run with Team EsdotFitness at this year's virtual Pride 5K. Race proceeds go to The Trevor Project, which supports LGBTQ+ youth experiencing mental health crisis.
  • Sep 10, 9:00 AM
    Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Is Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
  • Jun 19, 7:00 AM CDT
    Evanston, Evanston, IL, USA
    Each year, the Race Against Hate brings together thousands of people from all over Chicagoland to run and walk in unity against racial hatred and violence.
  • May 25, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Tallmadge Park, 927 Noyes St, Evanston, IL 60201
    Join the EsdotFitness community at Tallmadge Park for a bootcamp-style workout in honor of George Floyd and the countless other Black lives lost to police brutality. We will move and sweat together, say their names, and breathe for them.
  • May 25, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM CDT
    Virtually join the EsdotFitness community as we remember, sweat, and breathe for George Floyd and so many others who no longer can.