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Jillian Michaels

The Biggest Loser trainer with an online diet and fitness program to help you get in the best shape of your life..

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  • Founder: Jillian Michaels
  • Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA
  • Career Highlights: Biggest Loser, The Doctors, Losing It With Jillian, Maximize Your Life
  • Accessibility: Online, DVD, TV
  • Diet Type: Low-fat, low-carb, fitness
  • Gender: Male and female
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BACKGROUND

Jillian Michaels' knowledge of fitness training stems from years of martial arts and intense personal training. Best known as a former trainer and coach on NBC's hit TV show The Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels was an amazing motivator, personal trainer and guide to nearly 15 million Biggest Loser viewers every week. Before she was a massive television star, Jillian struggled to maintain her own healthy weight. She knows firsthand the trials and commitment it requires to lose weight and keep it off. Now she's set her sights on helping you reach your goals!

Jillian is currently a co-host on the popular TV show The Doctors. Jillian loves the idea of being able to empower people with information and support to help them live their healthiest lives. Being a co-host on the show allows Jillian a platform to educate people on how to make health choices that will enable them to take control of their physical well being. Jillian is also working as a special health and wellness correspondent for the Dr. Phil show.

Jillian has created her own wellness media empire, and has written several books about weight loss and fitness, has a self-named Wii game, a self-named meal delivery program, an online diet program, a weekly radio show, a fitness DVD and is a contributor to Redbook Magazine and Cosmo Girl.

Here's a snapshot of Jillian's programs:

JillianMichaels.com: As a member, you will reap the rewards of her knowledge, fitness expertise, secrets for weight loss, and motivational tips to keep you going. Jillian Michaels will keep you on the course of success with online diet support, unique weight loss tools, meal plans, and motivation to get the weight off and keep it off. The cost is about $4/week.

Jillian Michaels: Making the Cut: This mega popular book is a 30-day body-makeover guide that assesses your metabolism and guides you to eat appropriately for your specific metabolic type so that your body is using that energy and burning effectively. Making the Cut also contains self-empowerment tips and suggestions to overcome negative thinking and poor self-confidence.

Jillian Michaels: 30-Day Shred: Jillian’s popular workout DVD is designed to help you drop those last 10-20 pounds in just 30 days. There are three, 20-minute progressive workouts that become more challenging as you work through the program. Each session includes Cardio, Strength Training and Ab Training in a circuit-style routine.

Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2009: This Wii game allows you to create your own character and then follow along with Jillian's signature intense bootcamp-style workouts as her voice encourages you to exercise harder and use proper form. Fitness Ultimatum also has an updated 2010 version with more bootcamp-style workouts.

Jillian Michaels Master Your Metabolism: Michaels gives you a three-step program to repair the damage that years of fat-free foods, artificial sweeteners, diet sodas and processed weight loss foods have done to your hormones and consequently, your metabolism.

Jillian Michaels Detox and Cleanse: A weight loss supplement that promises to help you reduce belly bloat, get rid of harmful toxins and improves your digestion without the use of harsh laxatives or chemicals.

Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown: This DVD combines Jillian's famous fat-blasting moves with challenging yoga postures to give you a sleek and toned body.

The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook: A cookbook that goes along with the Master Your Metabolism program, which is designed to rev up your metabolism by balancing your hormones.

The Master Your Metabolism Calorie Counter: A go-to guide for all of your calorie questions from fast-food to portion control.

PRO
  • Includes a variety of online and offline programs
  • Jillian Michaels is a well-known and well-respected weight loss and fitness expert
  • Programs don't include any gimmicks or fad diets
  • Michaels' tough-love approach is an effective motivator
  • Promotes healthy living
  • All of Michaels' programs are practical and result-worthy
  • Content of online program is routinely updated and personalized
  • Fitness DVDs include a meal plan that can be downloaded

CON
  • Exercise intensive
  • May not click with Michaels' personality
  • Some programs only feature a 30-day plan
DIET and NUTRITION

Even though Jillian has a number of different diet and exercise books, DVDs and other programs, her nutrition advice and guidelines remain steady. With her exercise DVDs, Jillian offers you the opportunity to download a complete meal plan. Her books and online program offer lots of helpful information, recipes and meal calculation tools that will give you the needed help to eat healthy on your way to weight loss.

She endorses a diet that is low-fat, low-carb and high in protein. Her eating plans generally feature three meals and a snack throughout the day, all of which include a lean protein source. Her online membership program contains the most comprehensive and personalized diet plan while her meal-delivery program offers you the convenience of eating Jillian-approved meals and snacks without having to prepare them.

The online program includes a multitude of tools to encourage you to choose healthier and smarter nutrition choices to meet your health goals. Such tools include customized meal planners, shopping list generators and tons of recipes.

Some Jillian-approved recipes you might find yourself enjoying include:

The meal plan that comes with Jillian's workout DVDs is one that offers high levels of convenience and the meals are easy to prepare and follow. Time constraints are no excuse for not eating healthy with the simple meals available on Jillian’s eating plans. A sample day of eating on one of Jillian Michaels meal plans is listed below:

  • Breakfast – Cheerios with a banana or berries
  • Lunch – Grilled Sirloin Salad
  • Snack – Mozzarella cheese and a pear
  • Dinner – Nut-Encrusted Chicken Breasts
EXERCISE

The foundation of Jillian's program is exercise. She is a staunch proponent that consistent exercise is the most effective way to burn fat and calories. Her exercise programs all contain a cardiovascular and strength-training component that increase in their intensity as you move through them.

Her super-tough fitness philosophy have brought some of her former Biggest Loser team members to tears, but it's her trademark motivational support that results in the achievement of weight loss goals and an almost contagious love and appreciation for exercise.

Her online program is jam-packed with fitness instruction and routines. Her website features weight trackers, fitness planners and more than 150, printable exercises to keep you moving, never bored and your muscles constantly challenged.

Jillian also continues to release new workout DVDs for those that want to get their best body without leaving the house. Her fitness DVDs continue to push just as hard as she would if she was personally training you. Something you will find among all of Jillian’s DVDs is effective workouts that can be done in a reasonable amount of time. No matter what your fitness goals, Jillian can help you reach them if you are willing to put in the work. Some of the popular DVDs you will find by Jillian include:

CONCLUSION

Well-rounded, exercise intensive and educational, the Jillian Michaels plan is based on science and created for anyone who is ready to commit to losing weight. Jillian doesn't say it's easy, but does say she'll make it easier by providing you all the tools and information you need, whether it is through her books, workout DVDs, online programs or meal-delivery plan.

Jillian's lengthy resume proves she has the knowledge and experience to guide you on your weight loss journey.

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Wikipedia

Jillian Michaels (born 18 February, 1974) is a fitness expert who gained prominence as a trainer on the NBC weight-loss reality series ''The Biggest Loser'' (USA). Michaels was the trainer for the red team until 2006, when she was replaced by Kim Lyons. She returned in 2007 as the black team coach, competing against Kim's red team and Bob Harper's blue team. Kim decided not to return for the spring 2008 season, leaving Jillian as the only female trainer. Along with Bob Harper, Jillian is also a trainer in the Australian version of the show. She began her career in exercise because she was considerably overweight before her teenage years (though not as much as the contestants she whips into shape now). As a young adult, her mother enrolled her in a martial arts class, which was a new beginning for Jillian. Thereafter she dedicated herself to helping the overweight transform their lives and their bodies for the better.

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Anonymous

how do people like myself that can't afford the diet plans get help? my weight is killing me and I do'nt know what to do.


takisha

I WEIGH 570LBS AND WATCHING JILLIAN MAKES ME WANT TO DO BETTER FOR MYSELF. I LOVE YOU JILLIAN, I WISH I COULD TRAIN WITH YOU I KNOW U COULD HELP CHANGE MY LIFE. ROCK ON!!!!


Anonymous

Can you tell me what the heck happened last night with Neil? Why did he sabotage his team...


denise

i love this show i'm 5'9 and 200 I have been working out now for a month and seeing some results thanks for the motivation love the show and you guys there


Charlie

I love to watch the Biggest Loser and the show has inspire me to lose weight . On Jan,1, 2008 i am starting my own Biggest Loser challenge. About ten years ago i almost weight 500 lbs and today i am at 242 and want to get down to 189 so thanks again for the show.


porkeronadiet

I am 52 years old 5 feet six inches tall and I weigh 240 oounds. I hate to cook and i hate to plan menus and i love to eat just pretty much whatever i see especially butter and fat filled gooeys. I already have hypertension and slightly damaged kidneys, I need to stop.......


Laura N.

Ilove watching the biggest loser show out of all my tv shows it is my favorit. i like watching Jullian train but i do have to say out of all 3 trainers Kim and Bob is who i like the most. i am a mother of 2 and i dont like my weight so with it being a new yr my husband and i are going to start working it all off. At the church we are going to they have their own biggest loser comp. going on so i want to thank the show helping others feel good and start a healthy new life


Anonymous

I too am a fan of the biggest loser! Kim is the best. Jillian fans come on she looks like a man and is totally phoney- in it for herself!


Anonymous

I think it was a bad idea to let them have a couple like Jillian said then she cant get to know the people


gypsynana

i havae been wishing they would show more about what the contestants are eating.that is as important as the exercise.


ebonie

I just recently started watching the program and it has inspired me to do something about my weight. I am hoping to becoming a member of the biggest loser group to reach my goals. I love my job (nursing) however I feel if I don't make some positive changes in my life that I won't be around to continue doing my job I love so much.


Freda

Jillian.. You are the BEST. Bob is good.. But you Rock.. I am so glad you are back..I love the show.. You make it worth watching..Whenever anyone cries I cry with them.. I have a weight problem so I know what those people are going through.. I would love to have you as a trainer.. I have tried so hard for so long to lose weight.. but the DRs say all the Meds I am on I can't do it.. But I still try.my own way but it is not working.. I would love to try your Diet.. so keep on kicking butt.. there is so many people who love. you.. and I am one of them..


Anonymous

love the show, wish everyone could go to camp, also would like to see people with physical handicaps do a show, this show is awesome except neil is a jerk and he should have been voted off,


Anonymous

I am a diabetic single mother of three. It would be a dream come true to work with jillian. I am scared my health is going to give me a early death, I want to be around a long time for my kids. I have no clue where to start and no nutriant knowledge, please help me. being single with 3 kids I do not have money for alot of stuff.


Anonymous

I love the show, all three trainers. I am very upset with what happened with Neil. I think he should be disqualified from the show. It's supposed to be about weight loss, not sabotaging others efforts.


mindy

who eaver say kim bitch you are worng she does care


Anonymous

jillian is the best, she is real and is there to really help the people, but teaches them to want to do judy


Anonymous

Jillian rocks!! I am thrilled to see she is back on BL as the black Team Trainer. She is much better thatn Kim Lyons. Kim is Ok but I love tough, hard working Trainers who will help kick that fat away. Go Jillian. Bob and Jillian had good chemistry togethere so keep those 2 on the show.


Anonymous

If Jillian does read this, I just wanted to ask you if there's any way possible you can convince the producers to do a biggest loser for kids. It might be very important to get the adults small to, but the kids are the future, and some of the big kids might not be there to change the ways we live, maybe you can convince them to do it during the summer break. Some children that I know love the show, but some of them are afraid they won't live long enough to get the help that you're giving the adults.


Debbie

I would like to know what exactly are considered non-food items...outside of stuff like, I guess, the fruit roll-ups and stuff like that. Thank you



 

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