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Tom Nikkola

Vice President – Nutrition & Virtual Training

I started with Life Time October 1 of 2001. With two decades of education, experience, and experimentation, I’ve come to realize that health and fitness is way easier than most people believe it to be.

I hope my articles and other education show you how simple this is, and empower you to act on what you learn.

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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

– Confucius

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FAVORITE TOPICS

PROTEIN | STRENGTH TRAINING | PERSONAL GROWTH | MEN’S HEALTH

CERTS & EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF ARTS, PRE-MED BIOLOGY
CERTIFIED STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SPECIALIST (CSCS)
CERTIFIED SPORTS NUTRITIONIST (CISSN)
NUMEROUS OTHER CERTS I HAVEN’T MAINTAINED

TOM’S ARTICLES & STORIES

Intermittent Fasting and Breakfast: The Ultimate Guide

Intermittent Fasting and Breakfast: The Ultimate Guide

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Or, is that idea just something we’ve been sold told? It is possible you could look, feel, and perform better if you break up with breakfast and try fasting instead? Read on and find out! Article ShortcutsA Brief...

Is Milk or Dairy Good or Bad For You?

Is Milk or Dairy Good or Bad For You?

"Is dairy good or bad for you?" Post that question to social media and you'll find so much debate about this food group, that you might mistake it for a political campaign. On the pro-dairy side, you'll see answers such as: "I've been drinking a gallon of milk a day...

14 Ways To Get Fatter

14 Ways To Get Fatter

You can find millions of articles explaining how to lose weight, get lean, and drop bodyfat. But it's a rare thing to find one that explains how to gain weight. If you've ever wondered what you can do to pack on pounds, this is your answer. And if you're trying to get...

The Foundational Five | The 5 Supplements For Every Body

The Foundational Five | The 5 Supplements For Every Body

I’m often asked, “What are the best supplements to support my health and fitness goals?” People ask for one of three reasons. They: Have never used supplements, and feel completely confused about where to begin.Take handfuls of supplements every day, and wonder what's...

Low Testosterone: Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions

Low Testosterone: Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions

Worn out? Irritable? Gaining weight? Low libido? Memory problems? You and your doctor might not think about low testosterone when you think about your symptoms, but you will after reading this. Many symptoms of low testosterone are similar to those of other...

Low Thyroid or Hypothyroidism: Causes, Symptoms and Solutions

Low Thyroid or Hypothyroidism: Causes, Symptoms and Solutions

Low thyroid, or hypothyroidism is more common than most people, including doctors, realize. Do you eat like a bird and still gain weight? Feel depressed and exhausted even though you eat well and sleep enough? Do you have high cholesterol? It might be low thyroid....

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