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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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ericka

the jillian video 30 day shred saved my life. i was 16 years old and weighed 236. i was a size 18, and now i am a 7/8. i did that video every day for about 2 months.not only did i loose weight i built my matabolism and gained strength. i have lost 60 pounds and i feel absolutely amazing.

posted Jan 13th, 2010 9:59 am


Alison Troy

If you do what Jillian tells you to do, you will loose weight. This is not a quick fix, because there isn't one. You have to do the work to get the results, but it is worth it.

posted Jan 12th, 2010 8:24 pm


yokonono

Go Jill! Love Jillian and Bob Harper. I have an older Biggest Loser DVD and love it. Going to try Jillian's online program this month with the new season. wish me luck!

posted Jan 10th, 2010 9:53 am


Amanda

i like jilian because the people that u traned wouldnt be where they are if you didnt push them to the limit so im very happy with the choices that u made!!??????

posted Jan 7th, 2010 7:31 pm


Polly---

Go Jill! Lover her! I loved when she broke down the mom last night she is so good physically and mentally!

posted Jan 6th, 2010 2:18 pm


Sharon

I have watched the biggest loser last night I was really shocked. My sister & myself should have been on the show, because both of us are way overweight just like everyone else on the show. Jillian & Bob are great trainers. I just wish that My sister & myself could have a one on one trainer like them BUT we don't have that kind of $$$. My sister is only 30 y.o. & is 250 lbs. & I'm 42 y.o. 244 lbs. All out lives we have be big, BUT this is the biggest that we have ever been. I would love to join the show or join a online trainer that Bob or Jillian does. The show is the best.

posted Jan 6th, 2010 11:51 am


Jewel Dougharty

I really believe this works! I have seen it season after season, not I feel like it is time to seriously get committed!
I have a 5 year old daughter who challenges me every day. I want to be around long enough to keep her challenged every day of her life lol!

posted Jan 5th, 2010 10:08 pm


Lynda

I have tried to sign up for the Jillian weight loss program. It said my email has been already used and will not let me sign up. I joined the biggest loser awhile back but it was to much at a time for me. I am needing a one on one with Jillian. Can someone help with this problem?

posted Jan 5th, 2010 3:09 pm


stacey

I love jillian - she is helping me get skinny again!!!!

posted Jan 5th, 2010 12:12 am


nary jane stock

i am 59 and will be 60 in august ....but i look and feel 75 ........looking forward to your help on feeling better and looking better. THANK YOU MARY JANE

posted Jan 4th, 2010 11:08 pm


Bettyboop

Got to love Jillian i cant wait for her new show

posted Dec 31st, 2009 4:50 pm


Barbara J

OK Jillian, this is it. 2010 is our year! I've signed up for the online diet and asked Santa to bring 30 Day Shred. I have to, and want to, make this happen.

posted Dec 24th, 2009 3:33 pm


Kayla

Jillian is a ROCKSTAR!!!!!!!! Seriously she just gets it and now I get it. I read master Metabolism and it really changed the way I eat and workout. I love the Shred video and do it a few times a week. She's so motivating. Some peeps thinks shes a bully, but tough love gets the job done I say. XOXOX JILLIAN!

posted Dec 23rd, 2009 6:27 pm


Tricia

Love Jillian Michaels!!! I am def going to try this out in the new year

posted Dec 20th, 2009 11:12 am


Leslee

The website is awful! I found out I was pregnant and decided that the Jillian Michaels Online program would be not be a suitable workout program for a pregnant woman. I was under the impression that I could terminate my membership and receive a refund for the days not used! Boy was I wrong! The "customer service" team just kept telling me that was not possible and I did not "sign up" for the membership where a refund is issued! If you ask me the people working for this website are liars! They just kept telling me I was wrong! They even copied and pasted to me in an e-mail what I apparantly signed up for! Don't count on any refunds with this website!

posted Dec 4th, 2009 3:38 pm



VickieLu

My husband bought me the Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 for the Wii... I LOVE IT.. I even got him to set up his profile. He thought it was gunna be easy, and he is hurting after one workout. I can see how this is going to be something I will stick with and enjoy. I bought a small exercise trampoline for the running portion of the workout since I have tile floors... my 3 year old also does the workout with me.
Jillian, Keep up the great work. You are such a force to be reckoned with and I appreciate the motivation you provide... Thank You

posted Dec 1st, 2009 10:43 pm


webgoddess

I was disappointed to learn that Jillian is selling her likeness to some diet pill company. She does not seem like the type of person that would be celebrity endorsing a diet pill. So that made me lose some respect for her...it seems highly hypocritical to hawk junk fad diet stuff by leveraging goodwill created by valid dieting and exercising. You'd think she'd be making enough money with everything else without resorting to endorsing diet pills.

posted Nov 12th, 2009 4:03 pm


Jen

I love all the JM videos and have been doing them for a few months now. This comment is in regards to JM online diet plan. I found it to be WAY too restrictive (her plan tells you what you have to eat at each meal, you have to pick from her list of things you can eat) and the meal recipes were extensive (most had 10+ ingredients, many of them obscure and hard to find and expensive). Overall, I found it to be not for me.

posted Nov 3rd, 2009 1:43 pm


Deidre Taylor

Hey Jillian,

I am trying to lose weight and do strength training also and wanted to know if u had any tips that i could use when i workout. I would also like to meet u cause i am a huge fan of u on the Biggest Loser.

posted Oct 14th, 2009 8:38 pm


Beey

Jilliann is great! The workouts will actually work you out! She is not for everybody. the weak need not apply. Yes, she swears sometimes but come on people it is not that bad. If you want your toe nails to sweat after a workout then I would recommend her.

posted Sep 24th, 2009 3:26 am



 

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