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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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kelly

I love Jillian to deah she is such a good role model!! i wanna say im a huge fan & her diets work!

posted Mar 26th, 2009 7:37 pm


Sarah

I have a few comments regarding Jillian Michaels and her weight loss agenda. I have recovered from an eating disorder, and I would like to say that Jillian Michaels is my enemy in my endeavor to feel good about my body. I absolutely hate seeing her tell people that they can't eat something because it is BAD. First of all, no food is bad. What is bad is a lack of moderation. From what I have seen , she does not teach moderation. Rather, she teaches that a person should stay away from certain foods altogether. Everything I have heard her say sounds like an eating disorder mentality. To all you who admire Jillian, please listen. Moderation is the key. Exercise regularly, listen to your body, and eat all things in moderation. Also, examine what you love about yourself and build on those strengths. Why do we believe that Jillian Michaels and other Hollywood celebs know it all??? There is no perfect body and skinny is not the only way to be beautiful just because some millionairre trainer says it is. Start listening to your bodies instead of Hollywood. Your body will tell you when it is hungry and when it is full!!! Eating is an instinct and your brain regulates when you need to eat. In essence, I hope i haven't offended anyone- I just want you to know that you have the answers within yourselves. I guarantee you Jillian Michaels is not as healthy mentally as she looks physically.

posted Mar 6th, 2009 5:34 pm



AmyC

Jillian is such a motivator and although her style of coaching on tv can come across a bit tough she certainly knows how to work the body and how to nourish it as well.

posted Mar 5th, 2009 8:26 pm


itali

Man, I love this show, this is the first season I??ve watched and I started on the episode where Damien got booted off. I am so happy I watch it though, I started going to the gym last Monday and I don??t have a trainer but when I??m ready to quit it??s like I can hear Jillians voice saying, ??if you quit now, you??ll have to start all over again. ? and so far I haven??t quit. I signed up for the pound for pound challenge, and so far I??ve lost 6.5lbs in the week and a half I??ve been going to the gym and I??m eating good referring to the tips that we??re given on the show, eating my Fiber One cereal, eating Chicken skewers, man I love it! I??m a 5ft tall, 22 year-old that was weighing 163lbs and now weighs 157 thanks to this show! Thank you Jillian, Thank you Bob, thank you NBC!

posted Feb 19th, 2009 11:19 am


I'm just toning up

I haven't started this diet/work out yet but seriously, all these people who say she's mean...what exactly do u want? if you had a personal trainer and u totally couldnt be bothered one day, would you want them to say "oh ok then love, just chill out tonight" eh...NO! of course you need someone is motivating and mean and actually TRAINS you.

Good gosh people!

posted Feb 1st, 2009 11:29 am


lia

NEXT ISSUES such that it does not believe falsehood and pure and everything she says and what a way to steal money from people. Never buy anything online with this people because you will never receive what they buy and the credit card will be taken more than the value of the purchased so much care with the promotions of jullian and pure falsehood to steal money from people I was a victim of it. .. care.

posted Jan 26th, 2009 4:24 pm


LClark

Unfortunately, I have tried many times to sign up on Jillian Michael's site and it keeps kicking me out with an error that my postal code is not correct. I tried to sign up on the international site (Canada) but it won't let me. They really need to fix this problem.

posted Jan 25th, 2009 3:31 pm



RangerChic

Jillian has been a huge motivator and inspiration for me on my journey. I was a member of her site for part of the year in 2008 and thought it was great. The forums are a great place to go for advice or just to talk, especially if you need help getting over a tough bump in the road. Her book, Winning by Losing is definitely one to pick up. She really takes the time to explain how to calculate what your body needs to achieve success in weight loss.

posted Jan 24th, 2009 12:41 pm



Brandi

Ronnie- check out The Gout Diet and see if this helps.

posted Jan 19th, 2009 10:48 pm


ronnie

i need a diet for someono who suffers from the gout

posted Jan 19th, 2009 10:29 pm


Doug

Jillian if you read these you can't let Daniel Fail.The Boy will die and he seems to be a great kid. And David having 2 hotdogs and fries, they need some education. Make sure these Boys do not slip away..................

posted Jan 16th, 2009 4:42 pm


tasha

hi there, i would like to now how to get a bodybug for me. i want to lose some weight but i can not find nothing that will work.i don't have a job i have 2 kids.i would love for them to look at me and say how pretty i am for onces.jillian can u help me out.or can anyone help me. tks

posted Jan 15th, 2009 8:54 am


carole

on the show they showed a biggest loosers metabolism drink and I think bars. Can you tell me a little about them and where I can get them and how much.

posted Jan 14th, 2009 7:07 pm


sabrina

I LOVE JILLAN MICHEALS. SHE IS AN EXCELLENT TRAINER.YES, EVEN THOUGH SHE IT VERY TOUGH ON THE PEOPLE ON THE BIGGEST LOSER,THAT'S THE MOTAVATION THAT THEY NEED. IF THEY BEIEVE THAT THEY CAN'T ACHIEVE THE MORKOUTS THEN THAT'S WHAT THERE GOING TO DO.JILLAN HELPS THEM TO BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN DO ANYTHING AND TO NEVER GIVE UP. AND WHAT CAN I SAY THE PEOPLE THAT SHE TRAIN IN THE END ALWAYS LOOK AND FEEL GREAT!

posted Jan 12th, 2009 8:25 pm


amber

Her workouts seem simple by looking at them, when you do them you will realize they are intense and they work. If you follow exactly what she says it is impossible not to lose.

posted Jan 11th, 2009 7:09 pm


samatha

I thik that this show is a joke people cant lose 50 to 60 pounds in 1 week that is not healthy. and I think that jillian is sooo mean she used to be fat why cant she give them a break and stop screaming at them I would rather train with the guy any day over ms jillian. mean person!!!

posted Jan 8th, 2009 3:11 pm


nichole

I hated this diet it didnt work it is a fake

posted Jan 8th, 2009 3:05 pm


Teresa R. Graham

Everything has been so helpful since Aug. 2008 I have lost 50 lbs. and I am still loosing. I hope to continue to loose another 60 lbs. and get down to 130lbs before I stop. Jillian you are wonderful and I just finished watching the 1st show of the 2009 season and I know it is going to be another good one. God bless you and NBC.

posted Jan 6th, 2009 10:28 pm


melissa morris

i watch the biggest loser religiously. i weighted 225lbs in june of 2008 now i weight 193lbs its a stuggle right know with just have foot surgery what are some other excercises can i do being cofined to a walking cast for at least 3-4 weeks more(can do walking) i ordered all your videos thanks for your answers

posted Jan 6th, 2009 3:47 pm



dawnd

Jillian Rocks! I am signing up now to get my butt kicked!

posted Jan 6th, 2009 7:49 am



 

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