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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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Sandy

Kit-Kat, that was un-called for--what you said about Jillian. The comments made here should be positive/negative about the programs, not to talk bad about the trainers. Jillian has helped a lot of people, and I am glad that she's there for people who need her.


Anonymous

How come it seem like the people on the blliggest loser are'nt dropping the weight like last year? Are they doing something different?


Sandy

I want to join the Biggest Loser Club, but I want Jillian and Bob to help me in the program. Can anyone tell me if the BL Program better than joining Jillian's site? Which one helps more to tone and lose weight? Please email me (anybody/somebody)


Anonymous

Yes, I agree with the comment above. This year's group on the Biggest Loser don't seem to be losing as much weight as the past few years. Better hope Jillian doesn't find them sneaking a twinkie.


lisa sheltonAnonymous

I am a loyal watcher of bl and its made a huge change in my life. After the second season i tried to talk my sister and brother into going on the show. I have always been the fat child and they were always the thin kids. My father died at the young age of 59 because of heart related stuff due to being overweight. Now the three of us got obese and after watching this amazing show year after year you motivated me to start my own competition with 4 other people. At the end of 6 moths i lost 57lbs.and my best friend and i were neck and neck with each other so we split the winnings. I still have another 40lbs. to go and after the holiday am struggling to get started again. With your show it keeps me going. Thank you biggest loser for the greatest show of all times! It is truly motivational! I wish i could watch it everyday!


Katie

Jillian I'm SOOOOOOO happy you came back to the biggest loser. Please oh please wipe the floor with Kim...I can't stand her!


Lisa Provencher

Jillian kicks ass!!! Everyone knows Kim lions is weak she don't got nothing on Jillian....


mallory

Jillian is my idol, i look up to her in so many ways, she has inspired me to go after my dream of personal training, jillian i love u <3


Anonymous

I love your show I've been a fan since the very first show. I only wish you could get an african american trainer, I think that would really shake things up.


Anonymous

If I had Bob to look at everyday, I could work out day and night!


tatcar

Jillian, Bob or Kym: I think you all are great in your different ways. I've only discovered Biggest Loser in the last few weeks, but where can I email and get some answers? I'm 52 and have lost over 100 pounds five different times. I'm ready for a lifestyle change. Please help!


Bootcamper girl

Get real people, grow up and get your butt off the couch. I love to watch the BL, as 3x a week bootcamper, I get up at 5 am every morning and bootcamp and then work out with my trainer. I am so motivated by Jillian, come to Houston and kick my butt in the mornings,,,i am there sister!!!!


Anonymous

Julian I myself need help i'm about to be 34yrs old and i weight 260 and i have 2 kids.. I been watching ur show since it had started i been telling my friends and my sister that i need to get on that show How can i sign up and be on ur team. I like a person like you to kick butt and myself needs help. I need to move around with my kids do things. it seen when i start working out then i stop i need a person like u to help me..SO PLEASE I NEED HELP.


carolyn turner

i love jillian i would love to have you as a trainer you would probably end up killing me i really think i could lose the weight if i had you.am so glad you can back this season you make the show so much better kim is just to prissy to be there has she ever had a probably with weight your black team will definely win this year. you are doing a great job


delana

I just started watching The Biggest Loser, and I'd give anything to have Jillian Michael's help motivate me in changing my lifestyle Forever!!!!


shannon beilke

jillian rocks her team is going to kick butt black team i am cheering for u.good luck


Anonymous

I am over wieght and I have 3 daughters one of them being only 10 years old and weighing 175 pounds. What can I do for her? She cries all the time asking me to help her and I don't know what to do for her. My other girls are slender. Please help us.


Danae

JILLIAN ROCKS!!! Bob is aight and Kim not so much!!!


Vickie in El Paso TX

I'd also like to know if disabled people would ever qualify to be on the show. I'm 55 and I'd like to be able to live to see my 18 month old great nephew graduate from college.How about some help for people like us. Jillian you Rock, and Bob so do you.


Vickie in El Paso TX

Like a lot of other people who have written in my husbaand and I don't have very much income. In fact there are times when we have to go to the Salvation Army for food. They don't have "diet" food. You take what you can get. I personally need someone like Jillian who is tough and stern. I'm very low on will power. I'd love to go on the show,so why don't the producers do a show for us older folks who really have a lot to live for.



 

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