Jillian Michaels Profile

  • Fitness and life coach Michaels became a household name due to her multiple seasons training contestants on NBC’s hit show The Biggest Loser

  • Founder and President of the wellness empire, Empowered Media, Michaels' fitness and diet plans have helped people lose over 1.6 million pounds collectively.

  • Author of eight New York Times bestsellers, Michaels’ holistic fitness plans work because they go beyond exercise and counting calories, moving people to re-identify, define, and emotionally connect with the core reasons they want to lose weight and get healthy.
  • Jillian Michaels is the foremost fitness expert in the world, certified nutritionist, renowned life coach, and a powerful female entrepreneur. Committed to helping people be the best versions of themselves and to live their happiest and healthiest lives, Michaels has dominated the health and wellness space with an international community of followers 100 million + strong across all her platforms.

    From hit televisions shows, contributing positions in publishing from Hearst to Conde Nast, award winning fitness and nutrition apps, extensively successful fitness DVDs, 8 New York Times best-selling books, an award-winning podcast, live speaking engagements – absolutely no one compares to Jillian Michaels ability to educate and motivate.

    For famed personal trainer and entrepreneur, Jillian Michaels, fitness has always been about empowerment and wellness. This holistic approach, along with her humor and charisma, has set her apart from other fitness gurus.

    Often recognized from her tenure as an unwavering coach on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, Michaels grew her passion for fitness into a nationally-known brand. She is the President of Empowered Media, her wellness empire which encompasses DVDs, mobile apps, and shares of smaller companies dedicated to helping people reach their optimum health.

    Her personalized diet and fitness plans have helped people lose over 1.6 million pounds through her fitness streaming platform FitFusion, website and mobile app—utilizing innovative tools, gamification tactics and the Apple subscription platform.

    Michaels is the author of eight New York Times bestsellers, including
    Slim for Life: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast, and Lasting Weight Loss and
    The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook.
    Her weekly podcast, The Jillian Michaels Show, is ranked #1 in the US Top Health Podcasts.

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      Jillian Michaels is a bestselling author, Daytime Emmy nominated television personality, entrepreneur and one of the nation’s leading health and wellness experts. 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 Web site and daily e -mail newsletter.

      As a motivator and role model, Jillian has a unique connection with her audience that stems from her own personal journey toward wellness. Before becoming a big media success, Jillian struggled with her own weight. She was determined to reach her goals — and through dedication and hard work, she did.

      Jillian 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. Jillian’s 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, Jillian 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. Jillian 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 — Jillian has them all covered. She is a New York Times bestselling author of numerous books including Master Your Metabolism, Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life, and Slim for Life: My Insider Secrets To Simple, Fast, And Lasting Weight Loss. Jillian’s DVDs are consistently top sellers, with her newest title, Jillian Michaels Yoga Inferno. Her 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 Jillian’s highly-effective 3-2 -1 interval system, is currently taught in Crunch gyms and the YMCA in the US, exclusively at GoodLife Fitness in Canada, and is and expanding further worldwide this year. Jillian previously served as a wellness coach on NBC’s hit television series The Biggest Loser for twelve seasons.

      Jillian’s web site 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 streaming on iHeart Radio and free download on iTunes. It was awarded the coveted iTunes Rewind award for the best new audio podcast in its first year.

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    Fitness guru Jillian Michaels’ keynotes focus on practical ways you can achieve your best life. While she cuts through the confusion that often surrounds diet and exercise, Michaels’ methods for increasing wellness work, because she pushes people to re-identify, define, and emotionally connect with the core reasons they want to lose weight and get healthy. Her holistic approach, personal stories, and vibrant personality allow her to reach and inspire a huge audience of men and women who aspire to lead their optimum lives.

    Suggested Programs:

    How To Build An Exceptional Life

    An Evening with Jillian Michaels


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    “Jillian was great! She was very personable, energetic, and engaging. I was really impressed with her ability to take random questions from the audience and have very logical answers from which everyone could learn. We had really good feedback and a very successful event for the first year of the new fundraiser. We are so excited that Jillian was a part of it!”
    -Junior League of Oklahoma City

    “Meeting with Jillian Michaels was life changing, not just for me but for others. She really resonated with me in her philosophy that it’s not moderation but balance. Jillian was great being candid about the show and fitness and even bringing some people to tears with her straight-up, funny, and bad-ass style.”
    -BlogHer Luncheon Attendees

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    Books by Jillian Michaels:

    Slim for Life: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast, and Lasting Weight Loss
    Stop battling your weight and slim down for life with this no-nonsense, insider’s plan from America’s health, wellness, and weight-loss guru: Jillian Michaels. She has helped millions lose weight and feel great, and now she can help you, too.

    Bestselling author and Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels swore she’d never write another diet book. But she realized that with all of the conflicting, overly complicated information being thrown at you each day, what you need is a clear, simple plan that cuts through all the confusion to deliver amazing results, fast. This book distills all she’s learned about diet, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle to provide anyone seeking to be slim, strong, and healthy with an easier path to achieving dramatic body transformation.

    No nonsense, no gimmicks, just actionable advice that gets incredible results fast!

    The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook
    Master Your Metabolism, the phenomenal diet bestseller by Jillian Michaels, has been help­ing millions of people become hotter and healthier without their having to obsess over food or exercise. The key is ditching fad diets and chemical-filled Franken-foods in order to optimize your metabolic function and maximize your overall health.

    Through the Master Your Metabolism plan, Jillian has taught readers how to balance their hormones naturally so their bodies become energetic, thriving, fat-burning machines.

    Now Jillian makes it even easier for you by bringing the Master program right into your kitchen. With more than 125 recipes specifically designed for the Master Diet and including health tips tailored to enhance your nutrition and weight loss, The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook will help make living a long, healthy life easier—and tastier.

    Jillian understands that your life is busy and your time is precious. She believes that being healthy shouldn’t financially strap you. That’s why she designed these recipes with a professional recipe developer to provide you with healthy bites for when you’re in a hurry. The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook deliv­ers simple, great-tasting meals with minimal ingredients that can be made in thirty min­utes or less!

    Mastering healthy eating and living has never been easier.

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