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Tom Holland is a renowned Exercise Physiologist & Certified Sports Nutritionist, author, DVD host and elite endurance athlete committed to helping people better their lives through fitness. He has encouraged and coached thousands of people to reach their fitness goals; from losing weight to climbing mountains, running marathons and completing Ironman triathlons.
Tom has run over 60 marathons including races in Italy, France, Ireland, and Hawaii. He is an 8-time Boston Marathon Qualifier, a sub-3 hour marathoner and was the winner of the 2007 Dutchess County Marathon. Tom has run several ultra marathons including a 9th place finish at 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, and the JFK 50-mile ultra. He is also a 21-time Ironman triathlete with a PR of 9:56, having competed in Ironmans around the world including China, Malaysia, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Germany and the 2012 Hawaii World Championships in Hawaii.
Tom is the author of five books including Swim, Bike, Run - Eat: The Complete Guide to Fueling Your Triathlon [Fair Winds Press 2014], Beat the Gym: Personal Trainer Secrets Without the Personal Trainer Price Tag [William Morrow 2011] The Marathon Method [Fair Winds Press 2007] and The 12-Week Triathlete: Train for a Triathlon in Just Three Months [Fair Winds Press 2005 & 2011].
Tom has extensive media experience with over 100 television appearances as a fitness expert. Recent segments include running up the Empire State Building while filming host Natalie Morales for The TODAY Show and training Juju Chang and a team from Good Morning America to do their first triathlon.
Tom is the host of the numerous best-selling fitness programs including the 10 DVD series Supreme 90 Day, Herbalife 24 Fit, The Abs Diet Workout and his own DVD collection.
Tom received his BA in Communications from Boston College and his Master's Degree in Exercise Science and Sports Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University. He is a Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist 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 in 1998. Clients have included Nautilus, NordicTrack, SELF, PowerBar, Poland Spring, Rodale, McDonald's, Timex, Beachbody and Gatorade.
Tom is represented by Wilhelmina Models in the fitness division and the LKG agency for literary works.