Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Charlotte Hilton Andersen is the author of the book The Great Fitness Experiment: One Year of Trying Everything which has been featured in Shape, Fitness, Prevention, and Women's Health UK among others. She runs the popular health and fitness website of the same name, where she tries out a new workout every month, specializing in exercise, body image and oversharing. She was named one of Demand Media's top 3 bloggers for 2010, one of Fitness magazine's favorite fitness bloggers and a fitness expert by Experience Life Magazine's A Revolutionary Act. In addition to writing for Shape she also writer for The Huffington Post, Redbook magazine, iVillage, Men's Fitness, and BlogHer on a regular basis. In addition she has been featured on ABC's 20/20 and Fox's morning show and interviewed on Fox, NBC and many radio stations.  A former professor, her night job is grading the SAT essay where she gets to grade 500 high-school essays each answering the same prompt, causing her to remove all sharp pencils from the room lest she poke her eyes out rather than read one more . She is a mom of 5 currently going crazy in Minnesota. 

Moms know how hard it can be to stay fit while taking care of wee ones, and everyone solves that problem a little differently. Some hit the gym before the kids wake up, others do at-home...

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Abebe Bikila, Derek Redmond, Jenny Simpson, and 9 other athletes prove some of the best moments of a race happen at the finish line
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In elementary school, you might have spent all your time wishing you could be a grown-up. But now that you are an adult, all the deadlines, budgets, and demands from bosses so...

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Easter dinner was my downfall. Nope, I wasn't scared witless by a dude in a rabbit suit. Instead, it was food that had me in the bathroom, crying so hard I used up an entire roll of...

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Forget dirty martinis—designer cocktails and craft brews dominate the drink menu of every bar in town. But as bartenders come up with evermore creative techniques and fancy ingredients...

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Cleaning the house falls somewhere between listening to a stock market report and snipping your split ends, on the scale of fun. Yet chores are a must, if only so the gunk in your sink...

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How popular is CrossFit really? Find out what women from Saudi Arabia to Japan are actually doing in the gym
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Saying that Beyoncé is one of the most beautiful women in the world is like announcing that grass is green or Tom Brady is a good football player. Her stunning looks, plus her crazy-good...

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Big changes can make for fast weight loss (and popular reality TV), but when it comes to lasting health, it's the day-to-day stuff that really matters. Whether you're taking the stairs...

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