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. 

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