About Nina Cherie Franklin

Nina Cherie Franklin is a healthy living coach, globally recognized wellness expert, and the woman behind the blog and brand That Salad Lady.

Leveraging her scientific knowledge, academic background and extensive experience in health, nutrition and fitness, Nina inspires healthy eating and living through practical hands-on experiences, and empowers lasting lifestyle change through continuing education offerings and lifelong learning opportunities.

As a commentator and regular contributor to scientific journals and national media publications, Nina influences and challenges the wellness industry and is a strong advocate for making healthy living more approachable, accessible and inclusive.



University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)

PhD in Kinesiology, Nutrition and Rehabilitation

University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)

MS in Movement (Exercise) Science

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

BS in Kinesiology

The Soma Institute

Diploma in Clinical Massage Therapy


American Council on Exercise (ACE Fitness)

Health Coaching

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Exercise Physiology

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Group Exercise

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)

Clinical Massage Therapy

As Featured In

National Media Outlets

  • Ebony.com

  • Shape.com

  • BostonMagazine.com

  • OutdoorOnline.com

  • HuffPost.com

  • MedicalExpress.com

  • DailyBurn.com

  • TheGreatest.com

  • Healthyway.com

  • Livestrong.com

  • ConsumerHealthyDay.com

  • Diabetes.co.uk

  • NationalPainReport.com

Scientific Publications

  • Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Journal of Hypertension

  • Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders

  • Postgraduate Medical Journal

  • Heart Failure Clinics

  • Mayo Clinic Proceedings

  • European Heart Journal

  • Frontiers in Physiology

  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

  • Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health

  • Aerobic Exercise: Health Benefits, Types and Common Misconceptions

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