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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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Miley Cyrus

well i think that u r rocking!

and i'm a huge fan!

even though i live in California, and I have no problems wit my weight!

I jus wanna say sweet niblets, u hav helped a lot of people!



posted Jan 3rd, 2009 9:37 pm


Nanci

I'm a member of Jillian's website have been for 9 months. Prior to that, I followed Jillian's recommendations via her email newsletter and a body consultation. In total, with Jillian, I've lost 83 lbs. Add to that the fact that I am 60 yrs. old. I'd call her plan a success and would recommend that others try it.

posted Jan 3rd, 2009 3:37 pm


Brittany

I use her 30 day shed and yeah, it works, but honestly,y outell us to use your diet plan, can't find it any where, it would be nice if YOU do the stuff wwith us, not poor Natalie and your mean. I like the guy better.

posted Jan 2nd, 2009 4:05 pm


loretta

i like jillian she helps alot of people

posted Dec 29th, 2008 11:05 pm


marianna

I paid good money for this program
Where is it??????

posted Dec 29th, 2008 10:26 am


wendy

I love Jillian michaels! and the biggest loser. This looks like a great program as well.

posted Dec 29th, 2008 9:16 am


stormi

Paired Jillians workouts and a modified Atkins and went from 308.5 to 163 in 18 months I am a happy new me.

Thank you Jillian !!

posted Dec 27th, 2008 5:52 pm


patricia wood

i need to asked a question. i,m a heart patient can i do any excerise that will not hurt me and help me tone up. i,m 71 yrs old and watch the show all the time. thank you

posted Dec 24th, 2008 6:29 pm


Annie

Jillian Michaels knows her stuff. I love her book "Making the Cut" and her website. She is the real deal and offers a true and realistic view on fitness. I think she is quite an inspiration. And, of course, she is incredibly beautiful- but that is beside the point.

posted Dec 21st, 2008 7:29 pm


kathy dinsmore

Jillian you are such an inspiration. I've lost 59 pounds thanks to you and the biggest loser. I've dropped from size 16 to a size 4. I think you are such an awesome person with a big heart! You and the biggest loser have changed my life. Thank you!

posted Dec 11th, 2008 6:18 pm


Ginny

think this is great.. however I have a problem as i would love to join and lose as I am very over weight But... I have CFS and can't do the exercies like they do how can I get this program to work for me with hurting me????

posted Nov 18th, 2008 8:24 pm


shelby

I think they should do a season for people that are already healthy, but get them into the greatest shape of their lives. Or help them become trainers. I would watch this religiously.

posted Nov 14th, 2008 3:07 pm


Vanessa

Best trainer ever. I have tried Jillian's Making the Cut book and it really helps you figure out your personal menu to stay on top of losing the weight you need to. I recommend it to everyone and know people will get results, but you have o be dedicated and honest! Good luck!

posted Nov 9th, 2008 9:39 pm


Candince

I watch the show and am glad Jillian isn't on it as much. The harsh tone she uses, I heard is a big act just like Chef Ramsey uses on his cooks. The writers make her act like that, saying stuff like I am going to break your fingers if you don't do this exercise.
I know it's all a put on, but I do still watch it, just to see how people look in the end.

posted Oct 23rd, 2008 11:49 am


CG

i tried jillian michaels 30 shred today for the first time, and my friends and i are in sooo much pain. jillian knows her stuff. me and my friends are each a different hight, weight, and body type...and we each turned bright red, were soaked with sweat, and ready to saok and pass out after doing the video...WOW even if you are in shape, try her dvd.

posted Oct 9th, 2008 12:23 am


Sarah

i want biggest loser to do a season for people with disabilites. I am 19 and over weight! I also have spina bifida with requires me to use a wheelchair.

posted Oct 6th, 2008 5:33 pm


diedra

anyone else think we're not seeing enough of the trainers this season? and the only scenes make Jillian look harsher than ususal. she's awesome and i would love to have any one session with her!

posted Oct 5th, 2008 3:40 pm


Jackiest

I love Jillian Michaels! I can't wait for tonight!

posted Sep 16th, 2008 11:06 am


lo

i love jillian micheals she is the best trainer i ever seen is super hot (L) kiss kiss

posted Jul 14th, 2008 11:09 pm


attila stefan

hei.i was werry happy when i start watching your show and before,of course.i have to accept that is a wery good program,educating.so, as a lot of other millions of peoples who watch your program i wish to be there,to work out with one of you and to be part of the biggest losser team.i am from romania,but i live in norway and i don`t miss one of your show.you are werry good in what are you dooing.

posted May 28th, 2008 12:19 pm



 

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