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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

shockingly, i thought i saw an adams apple in her neck on the biggest loser show. is or was she a man?


Sarah

just wanted to say how much i enjoy biggest loser. jillian is awesome, a little tough, but motivating. no matter what anyone thinks, jillian rocks.


Anonymous

Not sure how to get this message through to the show regarding the sabatoge on last week's show. i feel he should have been removed from the show because of what he did. Jez should be back on. i really like the show, but if things are allowed to happen like that, i will no longer watch it. it is unfair.


Whitney

Although I believe that Jillian is an amazing trainer, she completely underminded the other trainer, Kim, by getting Amy on the black team. Amy was whiny and vindictive, and I am glad that she went home. Jillian should've been more professional; everyone saw what she was trying to do. How high school.


Rochelle

I LOVE JILLIAN SOOO MUCH!!! she is the most inspirational person i know! i would give enything for her to be my trainer. ever since i started watching the biggest loser she inspired me. i was the most unfit person and now im pretty healthy! i love you jillian!!! and you are gorgous!!! your awesome xo


Mindplay

Jillian appears to be a 'faking a good attitude.' But - my opinion - she is in it for Jillian. She's trying to prove she should be there. Kym and Bob - at least - seem to be trying to do the job for their "clients". TBL could lose Jillian and be a winner.


Brittni

Jillian is amazing!! I watch Biggest Loser all the time. Jillian is definetly a role model of mine I look up to her alot. Shes a powerful, and inspiring person and trainer. I wish I could meet her someday and train with her. That would mean alot to me. Keep it up Jillian!!! Your Awsome!!!!


Anonymous

omg black team rocks you are my idol i


Anonymous

black team rocks marlee flick


Anonymous

I have a question im 200 pounds of my age.. And i dont think i should be that and i feel really fat i can work out.. But i dont think im doing it the right way.. I need some inficee or for some one..pls. juilian


Momtoo3js

I'm glad you're back. Every week I get motivated just watching you. Good luck black team.


Anonymous

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? JILLIAN ONLY HELPED AMY SO SHE WOULD BE MORE MOTIVATED TO WORK OUT. JILLIAN MUST HAVE SEEN HOW AMY WAS NOT GETTING ALONG WITH KIM. IM GUESSING IF JILLIAN HADN'T HAVE SPOKE UP FIRST IM SURE BOB WOULD HAVE. HE IS SO CARING AND LOVING TO HIS PEOPLE. THE SHOW MUST HAVE EDITED IT TO LOOK AS THOUGH JILLIAN "STOLE" AMY. HA HA. HOW FUNNY YOU PEOPLE ARE. TO BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE, AND IN THE SEQUENCE YOU SAW IT IN. THEY USE CUT AND PASTE PEOPLE. PLUS IT'S GOOD FOR THE SHOW. I'LL WAGER THEY OFFEDRD ISA"BOO" MONEY TO VOTE AMY OFF. SO KIM WOULD HAVE SOMEONE LEFT FOR A LITTLE LONGER. THATS GOOD BUSINESS FOR THE "GOOD" OF THE SHOW. HA HA!!


Hot Momma

Jillian is the BOMB. She's inspirational, knowledgeable, BULLY and sexy! I love the BL since the beginning but quit watching it when she left. I've never been overweight and at 42 after 2 kids I'm still in a size2. It can be done with exercise and eating RIGHT! Find things to do that you enjoy for exercise & eating right is not that hard, plus it tastes better. I can't even stomach the fact of putting my teeth into fried chicken, so get there mentally as well. The payoff is great, not just looking good but being there for your children & family!!!


Waterlogged74

Ofcourse I love the show. Jillian is amazing and there isn't anything that I wouldn't give to have her right by my side motivating, inspiring and educating me.


Grace philly

Let's help the children of our society.


Grace philly

Hello, I have beenwatching the show from the first season. I would like to ask when are we as a society going to do something for the children. I have a daughter who has been overweight sicne of the aage of 5. Melissa Maria is 16 and is struggle to fit in, she has not had a real date, she pretends her weight does not bother her nut i am a clinical therapist and i see her pain. I work with many adolscents who have the same problem. Why cannot the show do a show for the children. Why wait until they get older and have all kind of medical conditions. My daughter has asthma, borderline diaabetes and I am exterely worry about her mental health. Lets take care of the children. If anybody has any input please respond. For the producer, Jillian, Bon please take my comments serious. I believe the two of you care and can help. A loving and caring mother. Thank you


Anonymous

I love the biggest loser and Jillian is my idol. We all need soneone to kick our butts once in awhile instead of making excuses for not following through. I love bob too. Is he married?


The biggest Jillian Fan

Jillian is the greatest. If I had to choose which one I got to train with I would choose Jillian because I really need the motivation to exercise and to stay focused on my health.


Anonymous

Jillian, i think you are really great and you work really well with the people i wish you could live and train me like that


Deanna

Jillian ROCKS!!! She is such an inspiration!!!



 

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