Nicki Anderson

Nicki Anderson owned and operated Reality Fitness, Inc. from 1993-2012. Since selling her business, she set her sites on helping fitness professionals grow successful businesses. She is currently a customer service, retention and relationship specialist. In addition to consulting, Nicki is the health and fitness columnist for Sun Times Media in Chicago and Naperville Magazine. Nicki has authored numerous books, including 101 Tips to Motivate Your Clients and Increase Retention, and Eight Steps to Create a Successful Personal Training Business . Nicki is the 2008 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, Voted one of Chicagoland's Top Fitness Trainers in 2010. Nicki lectures all over the world teaching fitness professionals the value of solid business practices.

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About Me


  • AA, Fitness Management, The Summit University of Louisiana

Certifications / Trainings

TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
TRX - TRX Rip Training Course
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expires: May 13, 2013

CPR Certified

AED Certified

Liability Insurance

Additional Information


$80.00 / hr, $50.00 per 1/2 hr.

Payment Methods

Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, 2001 Small Business of the Year in Service
  • 2004 Spirit Service Award
  • 2008 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year
  • 2009 Best Fitness Club in Naperville by Naperville Magazine
  • 2010 Best Fitness Club in Naperville by Naperville Magazine
  • 2010 Best CHicagoland Trainer by Chicago Sun Times (Top 8)

Languages Spoken




7 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Bryce Taylor on Aug 31, 2011

    If there was an award in the fitness industry for "Best Person", it would be awarded to Nicki. It is remarkable that along with this warm and compassionate person is a wealth of knowledge and experience. I would send my own family members to Nicki for personal training or even a consultation if they lived 2,000 miles closer.

  • by Diane Mayr on Jan 10, 2011

    Nicki Anderson is the most positive person I know. To say that she is passionate about healthy eating & body fitness would be an understatement. I came to Nicki in 2010 & issued a challenge--inspire me to lose my unhealthy habits, lose weight & get fit. I was convinced that I couldn't do it after years of trying. I contacted Nicki because I knew if anyone could help me, it would be her. Because of her true devotion to her clients and fitness, my goal is in sight and I couldn't have done it without Nicki. My "I can't" has become an "I can" at Reality Fitness.

  • by Michael Hammond on Nov 05, 2010

    I have been a client of Nicki Anderson for 8 years. She has made a great impact on my way of life since I walked into her studio. Her real approach to fitness, and caring about her clients is what sets her apart from others in the fitness business. The passion she has towards being healthy is evident the moment you meet her. I would highly recommend Nicki if you want to be fit, look good, be healthy, and have fun doing it.

  • by nancy ariola on Oct 25, 2010

    Nicki has a dynamic enthusiasm for fitness, nutrition & keeping healthy. She conveys that to her clients & therefore we try harder. I enjoy being in her classes because they're always different & challenging. She knows my strengths & limitations so she will modify the exercise for me. I'm usually the "senior" in the class & she's always encouraging me & never makes me feel that I can't keep up with the class. I've been a client of Reality Fitness for many years & hope to continue for many more!!

  • by Ann Cmiel on Oct 23, 2010

    Nicki is a dedicated fitness trainer and wellness professional who consistently demonstrates her knowledge and positive outlook by focusing on the individual needs of her clients. I've worked with Nicki at Reality Fitness since the beginning of 2010 and I couldn't be more pleased. She has helped me to build strength, self confidence and motivation to keep it going. Nicki has made customer service the foundation of her work and I would recommend Nicki to any and all that are looking to improve their overall health and well being!

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