Holland is an internationally-recognized 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
around the world to reach their fitness goals;
from losing weight to climbing mountains, running marathons and completing
began as a personal trainer and fitness instructor in New York City, spending
years honing his craft as both a personal trainer and group fitness instructor
at the Reebok Sports Club, Sports Club LA, Equinox, Crunch, The New York Sports
Clubs and the Cardio Fitness Center. He then struck out on his own, founding his
fitness consulting company TeamHolland LLC in 1999 and expanding into new areas
of the fitness industry.
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.
currently serving as the
Chief Fitness Officer of Motility Training, LLC, an Austin, Texas-based start-up
on mobile software applications for the fitness and health industry.
Committed to practicing what he preaches, Tom has run over 60 marathons around
the world including races in Italy, France, Ireland, and Hawaii. He is an 8-time
Boston Marathon qualifier, sub-3 hour marathoner and was the winner of the
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.
Other notable races include the Escape from
Alcatraz Triathlon, the Empire State Building Run Up, and several 24 and 48-hour
Tom is the author of four
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]. He is currently writing his fifth book, Swim, Bike,
Run - EAT! The Complete Guide To Fueling Your Triathlon, to be
published by Fair Winds Press in June 2014.
Tom wrote a regular monthly column "In the
Gym" for Metro Sports New York Magazine and spent a year as the Men's Fitness
writer for Nissan's Innovation For Endurance
Campaign. He has authored 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 is represented by literary agent Lauren Galit at the LKG Agency.
Tom designed and produced his first three fitness videos, Tom Holland's Total
Body Workout, Tom Holland's Total Body Workout II & Tom Holland's Total Ab
Workouts. These workouts were picked up for national distribution by Razor
Digital and international distribution by Shaman Productions, who dubbed them
These videos led to Tom's being chosen to design and star in The Abs Diet
Workout, based on the best-selling book by
Men's Health editor David Zinczenko. Telebrands then hired Tom to host
Supreme 90 Day, a best-selling 10-DVD fitness program with over 500,000 copies
sold to-date. Next came the 12-DVD program Herbalife 24 Fit, which Tom co-hosted
with former Olympian Samantha Clayton. Tom is now one of the most sought-after
fitness DVD hosts, with well over one million DVDs sold around the world.
FITNESS MEDIA PERSONALITY
Tom is signed with the Wilhelmina Agency in their fitness division. He has
extensive video and television experience including appearing in numerous television
commercials and infomercials for such companies as NordicTrack and Beachbody;
hosting shows for Telebrands and Nautilus on the Home Shopping Network and QVC,
and over 100 appearances as a fitness expert on such shows as Good Morning
America, CNN, The Today Show, The Anderson Cooper Show, The Joy Behar Show, The
Jane Velez Mitchell Show and
numerous FOX, NBC and ABC affiliates.
Tom was the host of
with Tom Holland," an hour-long live weekly radio show heard across the
country on the Lifestyle Talk Radio and the Business Talk Radio Networks. Guests
included Jack La Lanne, Lance Armstrongís coach Chris Carmichael, Gilad, soccer
gold medalist Kristine Lilly, Olympian Jeff Galloway, ultra runner and author
Dean Karnazes, and many more.
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.
has served as the coach of the Multiple Myeloma Research
Foundationís (MMRF) Power Team Program since it's inception in 2008, helping to raise
over 9 million dollars for the top-rated cancer charity.
Tom was also recently hired to design the triathlon and marathon training
programs for the SmileTrain charity.