Nicki Anderson

Contributing Editor

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, from 1993-2012. As a successful business owner and motivational speaker, Nicki's enthusiasm and knowledge on subjects including obesity, a healthy body at any age and balancing business and family, made her a sought after international speaker.

Nicki was the 2008/2009 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Finalist in 2006 and 2007. She has authored numerous books, her most recent, Nicki Anderson's Single Step Weight Loss; 101 No-Nonsense Tips for Healthy Living, Weight Loss and a Diet-Free Life. (Healthy Learning, 2009). Nicki is the health and fitness columnist for Sun Times Media and Tribune Company. She has also been a contributor to numerous magazines and websites including,,, LA Times, Family Circle, Prevention, Shape, Real Simple and

After selling her business in 2012, Nicki continues to write her health and fitness columns for Sun Times Media/Naperville Sun and Tribune Company/Naperville Magazine. Nicki sits on the Board of Directors for 360 Youth Services, and is the Community Advisory Board Chair for Loaves and Fishes.

Nicki lives in Naperville, IL with her husband Bill, and they have 4 grown children.

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