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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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Javier Vicens

I love jillian, she is the best trainer i ever seen & is super hot.

posted Apr 29th, 2008 7:33 am


JennyC

I love Jillian Michaels - I wish I was her!

posted Apr 25th, 2008 2:53 pm


janis Sublett

I was always in shap all my life but in 2003 I was diagnose with a muscle disorder call ploymyositis.They put me on a drug call predisone.I just started to be able to ride the stationary bike this year 2008. How can I take off the other 65 pds.Please help I want to feel good about me again, but when u have a muscle dis order u are limited .Thanks

posted Apr 15th, 2008 8:33 pm


Alecha

Jillian i know you probably here this everyday but i am a big fan i love you bad girl attitude and i would love to have a body like yours it would be so awsome too talk to you!!!

posted Apr 13th, 2008 9:42 pm


Alecha

im known as $port$ Qu33n because im the only girl that will have a go at anything and i was thinking of being a P.T

posted Apr 13th, 2008 9:42 pm


Alecha

Jillian you inspire me too the max!! i love getting out there and exercising getting fit for myself but i have one problem i dont stick to what i say so ill have a plan yet it will only last for a week 1 thing that makes me want to exercise is the Biggest Loser when i sit down and watch all these people working there butts off it makes me want to go for a jog i only want to talk to you thats all so yeah

posted Apr 13th, 2008 9:42 pm


DM

Hi Jillian, I love this show and you are awsome.... I was hopping that you can help me by giving me some tips to help my son that is 19 yrs. old and he weighs 300 pounds. He is currently trying a diet and he walks but not as much as i would like for him to. You have inspired me to continue to push him because you have so much love for your team members and want to see them succeded so i know that your advice would be great. Sorry to get to the point as i did but i'am a scared mom for my son. He has to much life in him to just lock himself in the house because he is embarrassed. Thanks for your time Jillian your the best.

posted Apr 9th, 2008 9:34 pm


Dana

Hi Jillian, My name is Dana and I am 28 years old and weigh over 300 pounds...I am a single mom of two beautiful little boys and I fear that if I do not get control of my wieght, I will not be around to see them grow up. I am not writing this to you for you fill sorry for me, I am writing this to you for help. I would also like to know when the next audition for the biggest loser contest is. Thank you so much for your time, Dana

posted Apr 2nd, 2008 6:48 pm


sue chan

hi jillian i watch the show every week.i thing you are awesome.i have a question .i am45 yrs.old i am210lbs.ihave no knee caps in both of my knees,i like to know how i can excrise.i can:t bend or sqat walk upthe stairs.ilike to know what i can do to lose my weight.

posted Mar 25th, 2008 8:31 pm


wanda williams

I think she a made fool out her the other when stood there cuss every word that come out of her mouth they have beep. T

posted Mar 13th, 2008 3:55 pm


armstrong

I am a big fan of this show althought I didn't care for last night show I along with several other people thought that allison should have kept her comments to herself for exp. at the end of the show when she said that even after the comments tonight biggest loser was a woman well we all can see that. And as far as what jullian said way to go you tell them like it is and stand up for you team. I felt that she was right on with that comment, the woman are backed up against a wall and have no were to go they have no chance to win this season because of them being up against a team of men. Nothing bad toward the men but I hope they (men) all go home and I don't feel that the brother should have been the one to get back into the show..... Way to go team JULLIAN black team I am proud of you please dont give up and fight them and make them pay....

posted Mar 12th, 2008 9:08 am


zoe

jillian my mummy nd me luv you go girlfriend im doin my english assinment on you cause your my hero

posted Mar 11th, 2008 10:20 am


Amanda

I think that Kim Lyons and Jillian Michaels are my favorites. I do like Bob Harper,but I think that the others have just better training techniques then him and they are a lot tougher then him.


Sean in CA

Even if Jillian Michaels is/was a man, the work she's doing should be commended. In the end, that's all that matters.


lilly

wow i do love jillian an the way she trains , i think she is the best trainer.


Alicia

I am your number one fan. You are my hero and idol


Dennis

I am in LOVE with my wife and very best friend and she wants to lose down to about 145. Right now she weighs about 190. The problem is she had 2 bad injuries in her back and she is in a lot of pain all the time. She's a real trooper because she does not let the pain get her down. She still gets up and walks around and ceans our home all the time. I was wondering if you had any exercises that she could do to lose the weight that she wants to lose? Thank You for reading my reguest. Cordially, Dennis Bailey


elizabeth sapp

i am 44 years old and since i was a child my weight has gone up and down and i have never been above 210 but i am still at 200 pounds,i am 5/6 and i want to lose weight but i am an emotional eater sometimes which i have accepted and i try to curb that but i am trying to do situps how does a woman who has had three children get her stomach into shape.


Judy

would love to be on biggest loser, I have always been on and off diets since I was 11 years. I'm now 43 and my weight has went too far. I'm 5f 1in and 193 , I have lost a little, but it get discouraging with all I need to lose, on a diet, off a diet. I use to be able at least to go on a fast diet and lose the pounds fast before if I gained a few. NOw that is not possible. I have too much to lose. I enjoy watching everyone losing weight on the Biggest Loser. So happy for them.....


Elaine

Jillian Love your tough no excuses attitude.I'm 52 yr's and 210.Diabetic I have absoulutley no idea how to lose weight for my body.I don't know how to eat or excersize for my body type, I have no waist no curves a flat butt and fat fat legs and knees like jello.I would love to be on biggest loser and be trained by you.I want it so bad and I know your toughness would work for me.I hav'ent worn shorts or a dress for 25 yr's .I would love to be able to go to a warm climate and not be hiding and miserable because I can't show my arms ,legs,feet.It's a prison.You are blessed Jillian we can see you have a huge heart.Warm in Alaska.



 

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