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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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Sarah S.

I just love the Biggest Loser. I am a big woman myself and let me tell you watching this season has brought tears to my eyes every episode. With the finale tonight I cried almost the entire time. Jillian is the best I am going to join her website and work to lose the weight I need too. Thank you to all the contestents on the Biggest Loser you guys have been an ispiration to me. Jillian I will send you a picture once I have lost all my weight.


Anonymous

I,m disable and I want to lose weight i live with a lot pain i still try.


Anonymous

NEISA R; I've been trying to lose the weight my goal is 100lbs and i would love to join the biggest loser, i want to be in JILLIANS TEAM,how do i go about registering. i've been crying to long and i have a family i need to lose this weight. please help.


Anonymous

Hi, we love yourr program. We hope you can help us out. We are interested in getting a bike similar to that one on your show. It's the stand up bike. We trying to lose weight, that is our opcion.


Ameshmskyank

I agree Neil should be gone.Jez should be back. Jillian you are a great trainer,go BL, kick butt!


Laura

Jillian, I think that you inspire so many people, I wish that I could afford it, but I cant. I will continue to watch the show and work on my motivation to lose weight . Go Black Team


Russell

i wish i had the money to get on biggest loser i could us the motovation


Denise G

i need help, my son is over 200lbs and i am afraid for his life, and i can not get him to eat right or to exercise.... please Jillian i need your help... he said if i join him on the biggest loser show he would do it to to lose weight, can you please help him.. please!!!!!!


Anonymous

I know Tv can make anything appear in the negative but.... Jillian needs to take a basic sports psych class! She constantly yells and as a last resort has a conversation with the contestants, resulting in a positive outcome. Come on! To ge tthe optimal performance out of people do not treat them all the same. Ask any successful coach!


stacy

how can i join the biggerlosser on tv let me know ok please


Anonymous

I would love to be able to do ssome of the excisere program, but have really bad knees.scared and over weight.


Val

I can't believe how mean Kim was last night on the show. She is making Jillian look like a sweet heart..


linda

Jillian is totally awesome!!! What a great show last night. You cared so much about that gal and her mother dying. You inspire me to no end, and I can't wait to meet you some day!! I LOVE YOU GAL!! Keep on rocking, and blow those other teams away!!!!


Susan

I've been reading the different comments that people have made and also there suggestions. I agree they should do a show with people 50 and over that have disabilities,such as knee problems,back problems and even arthritis. It would really be of help to a sizeable amount of people both men and women!!! You have gotten other requests by other people for this type show for the 50 and over and disabiled . Please,please give this some consideration and thought to our suggestion. I am 54 years old and disabled with sore knees and a back problem and arthritis. It would be great to hear from Jillian as to what type of exercises would be of benefit to me. I'd like to be on the show just as many others would,but, I can't really afford the trip either. Any help at all would greatly greatly be appreciated. Thanks so much for a most inspiring show with trainers that really care about the people they train!!!!!!


Kayda

Jillian...I watch the show all the time and your endless determination and spirit are inspiring. Keep up the good work.


Anonymous

Biggest looser show is phenomenal.God bless you three dedicated trainers and other who inspired/initiated the show.I really want to take advantage of your services whenever I can afford the financial obligations.Bob,Jillian and kim are great and awesome gifts to America and all fat people like me. Thanks folks.!!!


reketha miller

hey best is jillianmichael my name is reketha miller i am deaf hey jililanmicheal please help me cause my stomach and make me so sick i want to join biggestloserclub cause you was good and rough i like that please help me cause i have problem my helath and i have a ashtma and i have sleep apena with cap machine alltime and i want you help me i dont have money or credit card i cant afford pay for it i wish you could understand my feeling and i was scare my health real bad and overweight please heelp me my weight is 350 please help me i dont want happen to me please send to me jackiee.miller31@yahoo.com


Anonymous

I to am a 44 yr old female that has tons of weight to lose since my accident back 2 yrs ago i'm finaly out of my wheel chair but unable to walk very good without pain.Anyone have anyideals???


Anonymous

I would love to be on the biggest looser. How would I apply? Jillian and Bob are great trainers, I would love to be trained by one of them and learn from them. I have watched to show since it started wouldn't miss it. Would love to be on it. May God Bless you all.


Anonymous

i love you jillianmichael hi my name is rekethamiller i am 29old yrs my weight is 350 i have problem with my health ashtma and i have sleep apena my weight real heavy hey jillian please help me i dont want happen to me cause my mom was heart attack and god did healer my mom cause of fat weight and stress please help me i dont want same to my mom but i always love my mom now my mom alive again.jillian please help me to join biggestloserclub thank you jillian i need you right now help me



 

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