Fitness Celebrity Profile: Tom Holland

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tomhollandTOM HOLLAND
Tom Holland is a frequent guest of the Leisure Fitness – Be Fit, Stay Fit Radio Show hosted by Dr. Paul Kennedy. Episodes include the ElliptiGO Hour, on April 27th, 2013 and Exercising in the Heat, on July 13th, 2013 which airs at 7AM on the Baltimore Radio Station 105.7 The Fan.
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Tom Holland is an exercise physiologist committed to helping people better their lives through fitness. With 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.

Tom is the author of 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]. He is represented by literary agent Lauren Galit at the LKG Agency.

With over 100 appearances as a fitness expert on Good Morning America, CNN, The Today Show, The Anderson Cooper Show, The Joy Behar Show, QVC, The Home Shopping Network and numerous FOX, NBC and ABC affiliates, Tom is a seasoned TV guest.

Tom has hosted over two dozen best-selling fitness DVDs including the 10 DVD series Supreme 90 Day, the 12-DVD series Herbalife 24 Fit., The Abs Diet Workout and his own DVD series Tom Holland’s Total Body Workout, Tom Holland’s Total Body Workout II and Tom Holland’s Total Ab Workouts. Tom is represented by Wilhelmina Models in the fitness division.

Tom is on the Board of Advisors for Oxygen Magazine and is a frequent contributor to newspapers and and magazines including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The NY Post, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Runner’s World, Women’s Health, Newsweek, Men’s Fitness, Fitness, Hers, More, Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Muscle Media, Prevention, AARP, Bride’s, Organic Style and Cooking Light. He has written articles for such magazines as SELF, FIT, The Journal of the American Athletic Association, Inside Triathlon, Running Times, American Fitness and IDEA Personal Trainer.

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 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]. Tom is a Level 3 coach with USA Cycling and is a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

He began as a personal trainer and fitness instructor in New York City, working at 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 1999 and expanding into new areas of the fitness industry. He opened his first gym, The Tom Holland Athletic Club, in New Canaan, Connecticut.

An elite endurance athlete himself, Tom has run over 60 marathons including races in Italy, France, Ireland, and Hawaii. He is a sub-3 hour marathoner and 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 Ironman Hawaii, China, Malaysia, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Florida, Arizona, Kentucky, Lake Placid and California. Tom has won several natural bodybuilding awards and has competed in adventure races as well.

Tom has served as the coach of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s (MMRF) Power Team Program for the past five years, helping to raise over 8 million dollars for the cancer charity.

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