Jillian Michaels tackles some tough questions from the Biggest Loser fans.
Jillian is one of the leading health and wellness experts in the country. Perhaps considered one of the most inspiring people on television through her role as trainer, wellness expert and life coach on her hit TV shows and regular TV appearances, Michaels has created a brand name for herself. Every week she motivates millions in every form of media from TV to publishing to the 1.6 million monthly visitors to her website and daily e-mail newsletter. As a motivator and role model, Michaels has a unique connection with her audience that stems from her own personal journey toward wellness. Before becoming a big media success, Michaels struggled with her own weight. She was determined to reach her goals — and through dedication and hard work, she did.
Michaels has been a fitness expert and wellness coach for over 20 years. In addition, she owned and operated a sports medicine facility, where she worked as a physical therapy aid under the physiatrists, physical therapists, and chiropractors. Michaels’ passion for fitness training originates from 17 years of martial arts practice in Muay Thai and Akarui-Do, in which she holds a black belt. Since 1993, Michaels has held two personal training certificates from the leading certification programs in the country: the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). In addition she is Kettlebell Concepts certified. Michaels has also developed a continuing education series for trainers with AFAA and holds a nutrition and wellness consultant certificate with the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA).
Books, DVDs, and video games — Michaels has them all covered. She is a New York Times bestselling author of numerous books including Master Your Metabolism and her most recent release, Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life. Her DVDs are consistently top sellers, with her newest title Jillian Michaels Killer Abs released in September 2012. Michael’s first comprehensive 90-day weight loss system, Jillian Michaels Body Revolution is available in retail stores across North America, and JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED, an intense group fitness class based on Michaels’ highly-effective 3-2-1 interval system, is currently taught exclusively in Crunch gyms.
Michaels’ web site, JillianMichaels.com, enjoys tremendous success as a top site for people who look to her for a comprehensive online wellness program. Her popular weekly podcast, The Jillian Michaels Show, is available for free download on iTunes and was awarded the coveted iTunes Rewind award for the best new audio podcast in its first year. This past year, Michaels brought the successful podcast to life with Daily Dose with Jillian Michaels, a fun and informative webseries covering a range of topics with brand new episodes available each week on YouTube.
Michaels has a popular iPhone app, Jillian Michaels Slim-Down Solution, available from iTunes, and also continues her partnership with ICON Health & Fitness on a line of in-home fitness equipment. Together with BodyMedia she developed the Jillian Michaels 360° Weight Loss Navigator to be a key tool in providing accurate data tracking, tips, motivation and other crucial information for those working to get and stay fit. In addition, Michaels works with popchips in an effort to bring healthier snack options to the masses and EBOOST to provide delicious, all natural ways to boost your energy.
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