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Tom Holland is an exercise physiologist committed to helping people better their lives through fitness and through his message of "Believe in Yourself." Tom has encouraged and coached thousands of people to reach their fitness goals; from losing weight to climbing mountains, running marathons and completing Ironman triathlons. He received his BA in Communications from Boston College and his Master's Degree in Exercise Science and Sports Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University.
Tom is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association [NSCA-CSCS] and has also been certified by the American College of Sports Medicine [ACSM], the American Council on Exercise [ACE], the National Academy of Sports Medicine [NASM] and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America [AFAA]. He began as a personal trainer and fitness instructor in New York City, working at such facilities as the Reebok Sports Club, Equinox, Crunch, The New York Sports Clubs and the Cardio Fitness Center. He then struck out on his own, founding TeamHolland LLC and expanding into new areas of the fitness industry.
A competitive athlete himself, Tom has run over 50 marathons and ultra marathons and recently won the 2007 Dutchess County Classic marathon. Some notable races include the "Run to the Sun" ultra marathon, a 36-mile run from sea level to the 10,023 foot summit of Haleakala on the island of Maui, the JFK 50-mile ultra marathon and the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. He is a 18-time Ironman triathlete, having competed in Ironman China, Malaysia, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Florida, Arizona, Lake Placid and California. He has been a member of PowerBar's Team Elite since 2003 and is the marathon coach for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
For two years Tom hosted "Real Fitness with Tom Holland," an hour-long live national weekly radio show broadcast on the Lifestyle Talk Radio and the Business Talk Radio Networks. Guests included Jack La Lanne, Lance Armstrong's coach Chris Carmichael, numerous Olympic athletes and many more.
Tom designed and stars in the fitness videos Tom Holland's Total Body Workout, Tom Holland's Total Body Workout II & Tom Holland's Total Ab Workouts. He is the host of the new 11-DVD fitness program Supreme 90 Day as well and the Abs Diet Workout, a home workout based on the best-selling book by Men's Health Editor David Zinczenko. He is the author of The 12-Week Triathlete and the The Marathon Method, both published by Fair Winds Press. Tom writes for various media and has been published in such magazines as Self, Fit, The Journal of the American Athletic Association, Inside Triathlon, Running Times and IDEA Personal Trainer. Tom has appeared as a fitness expert on NBC, CNN Headline News and ABC's Good Morning America. He is a highly sought-after presenter, lecturing on various fitness topics for such organizations as the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, The American Medical Athletic Association and More Magazine. Tom is on the advisory board of Oxygen magazine and is a frequent contributor to magazines including Self, Fitness, Hers, More, Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Bride's, Men's Health, Newsweek, Men's Fitness, Muscle Media, Oxygen, Organic Style and Cooking Light.
Tom's fourth book, Beat the Gym: Personal Trainer Secrets Without the Personal Trainer Price Tag, was published by Harper Collins in 2011.