width=171Jillian Michaels' knowledge of fitness training comes from years of martial arts and intense personal training. Best known as the winningest trainer on NBC's The Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels is an incredible motivator, trainer and guide to more than 15 million Biggest Loser viewers each week. Prior to becoming a massive TV star, Jillian struggled with her own weight, so she has firsthand experience with the trials and commitment it requires to lose weight and keep it off. Now her sights are set on helping you reach your goals!

width=153Jillian has created her own wellness media empire, which includes several books, Nintendo Wii games, an online weight loss plan, a weekly radio show, several workout DVDs, a line of diet supplements, and so much more! In fact, in the summer of 2010, she's launching her own television show called Losing It, in which she'll live with a family for one week while helping to transform the way the adults and children live their lives.

Follow her eating plan at work, take her books or fitness DVDs on the road or read during a lunch break, or DVR her Losing It program to incorporate the changes in your own home, or log-in to the convenient online program - no matter which Jillian Michaels approach you choose, it is certain to fit into your hectic schedule and yield real results.

Here's a snapshot of Jillian's programs:

Jillian Michaels Online: Members reap the benefits of her fitness and nutrition expertise, secrets for weight loss, and gain motivational tips. Jillian Michaels helps you maintain a course for success with online diet support, unique weight loss tools, meal plans, and motivation to take the weight off and keep it off.

Jillian Michaels Making the Cut: Her very popular book is a 30-day body makeover guide that assesses your metabolism and teaches you to eat appropriately for your personal metabolic type. This way, your body is using energy effectively. Making the Cut also includes self-empowerment tips to overcome negative thinking and poor self-confidence.

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: This is one of the most popular workout DVDs on the market. Jillian designed it to help you shed those tricky last 10-20 pounds in just 30 days. There are three, 20-minute progressive workouts that become more challenging as you go. Each session includes card, strength training and abs training in a circuit-style routine.

Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010: This Wii game is the much improved follow-up to to the 2009 debut. The fitness game allows you to create a character and then you follow along with Jillian's signature bootcamp-style workouts as her voice pushes you to work harder and use proper form. Using the Nintendo Wii, your real-time actions are mimicked on the screen, allowing you a fun and challenging workout.



  •  Offers a variety of online and offline programs
  •  Jillian Michaels is a well-known and well-respected weight loss expert
  •  No gimmick or fad diet approaches
  •  Michaels' no-nonsense approach is an effective motivator
  •  Promotes balanced, healthy living
  •  All of Michaels' programs are practical and result-worthy
  •  Convenient for all


  •  Must be self-motivated
  •  May not appreciate Michaels' personality


Even though Jillian has a number of different diet and exercise books, DVDs and other programs, her advice and approach remains constant. While her exercise DVDs don't contain diet tips, her books and online program contain a wealth of information, recipes, and tools necessary to change your diet, lose weight and live more actively.

Following Jillian you'll follow an eating plan that is low-fat, low-carb and high in protein. Her eating plans tend to feature three meals and a few snacks throughout the day, all of which include a lean protein source. Her online membership program contains the most comprehensive and personalized diet plan.

Some Jillian-approved recipes you might find yourself noshing on include:

  •  Jillian's Reuben
  •  Fancy Fish Sticks
  •  Curried Baby Carrots
  •  Jillian Michaels Cranberry Diet Drink


The cornerstone of each of Jillian's weight loss program is exercise. She rigidly promotes that consistent exercise is the most effective way to burn fat and calories. Her exercise programs all contain card and strength-training elements with increased intensity as you move through them.

Her hard-as-nails fitness philosophy has brought some of her Biggest Loser team members to tears, but it's her trademark motivational support that helps these individuals realize their weight loss goals. She has a contagious love and appreciation for fitness.


Well-rounded, exercise intensive and informative, the Jillian Michaels plans are based on science and created for anyone who is ready to commit themselves to lose weight. Jillian doesn't say it's easy, but does say she'll make it easier by providing you all the tools and education you need, whether it is via her books, workout DVDs, online programs or upcoming television program.

Jillian's lengthy resume proves she has the knowledge and experience to guide you on your weight loss journey.

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