About Nicki Anderson: Nicki Anderson entered the fitness industry over 25 years ago after losing close to 50 pounds. She owned and operated an awarding winning Personal Training Studio, Reality Fitness before selling it in 2012.

Nicki is the health and fitness columnist for Sun-Times Media and Tribune Co. and a contributing editor for MoMentumNation. She has been a contributor to top magazines and websites including, LA Times, Family Circle, Prevention, Simple, Women’s Running, Shape Magazine and FitnessMagazine.com, MSNBC.com, Forbes.com

The Dish on Healthy Dining

By: on March 5, 2013

Back in the day, going out to a restaurant was a rare opportunity. When I was growing up, eating out meant dressing up and very likely celebrating a major milestone. Otherwise, tradition had us eating meals at home. Today, eating out is the norm. As calendars overflow with appointments and free time a rare commodity, fast-food restaurants save the...

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Make National Heart Month a Family Affair

By: on February 11, 2013

If you didn’t know already, February is National Heart month. It’s an opportunity to increase awareness and education about heart disease. The most important thing to know about heart disease is that it can be prevented. But prevention starts at home. If healthy habits become the norm for families not only will adults keep heart disease at bay, they’ll...

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Best Get Fit Tools for 2013!

By: on January 19, 2013

When I lost 50 pounds over 25 years ago, there was no app, no website, no computers, I had to do it the old fashioned way, motivate myself. I stopped eating junk food and started exercising. I gave up anything fried and took every opportunity to be active. Today, weight loss efforts are very different. Between internet resources, an...

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Why I Love My Treadmill

By: on January 5, 2013

Living in Illinois presents an exercise challenge when the winter months blow in. Therefore, I am eternally grateful for my treadmill come January when the weather is just too chilly for outdoor activity. Sure, there are those that seem immune to below freezing temps, but for me, my treadmill is my best winter buddy. Though some of you...

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Get Real About New Year’s Resolutions!

By: on December 31, 2012

January rarely sneaks in. Its arrival is met with screams of regret thanks to bottomless cookie tins and far too many holiday parties. Ah yes, January 1st, the day that marks the transition from culinary debauchery to self-induced starvation. People jump from inactivity to training for marathons, triathlons and whatever “thon” will undo months of excess, and relieve the...

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