About Jillian Michaels
Jillian Michaels is one of the leading health and wellness experts in the country. Perhaps considered one of the most demanding people on television for her role as trainer and life coach on the NBC hit series "The Biggest Loser," Michaels has created a brand name for herself. Every week she motivates nearly 15 million TV viewers, and almost four million subscribers to her website and daily e-mail newsletter. As star and executive producer of NBC's new life-changing alternative series "Losing It with Jillian," Michaels will provide a wake-up call for eight families across America and help them transform their lives from the inside out - giving them the necessary tools to make positive changes in their lives, bringing them back to a healthier lifestyle.
As a motivator and role model, Michaels has a unique connection with her audience that stems from her own personal journey toward wellness. Before she was a huge TV success, Michaels struggled with her own weight. She was determined to reach her goals - and through dedication and hard work, she did.
Books, DVDs, video games, meal plans - Michaels has them all covered. She is a New York Times bestselling author of two books, "Master Your Metabolism" and "Making the Cut," and is also author of "Winning by Losing." Her DVDs, "Yoga Meltdown," "30-Day Shred," "No More Trouble Zones," and "Banish Fat Boost Metabolism," are consistently top sellers on Amazon, and her Web site, JillianMichaels.com, enjoys tremendous success because of people who look to Michaels for a comprehensive online wellness program. In addition, she is an AOL Fitness Coach and has two video games for the Nintendo Wii - "Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009" and "Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2010," which is also available for Nintendo DS.
Michaels is also currently working on the ninth season of "The Biggest Loser." Each season in which she has trained contestants, one of her trainees has taken the top prize. She will release two books in April 2010 - the "Master Your Metabolism Cookbook" and the "Master Your Metabolism Calorie Counter."
She launched Empowered Media, LLC, with the goal of creating total life solutions for people that involve all aspects of living well, including health, wellness, weight loss, and overall lifestyle. By imparting to her clients a unique and inspiring philosophy that stresses the integration of fitness, nutrition, and behavioral changes, Michaels empowers the people she works with to define and reach their personal goals, both physical and psychological. Empowered Media allows Michaels to communicate her message of health and wellness to a large audience through different media, including an online community, books, DVDs, gaming, and exercise equipment. The company will work toward its objectives with a circle of experts who collaborate with Michaels to act as life architects, helping people to restructure their lives. The company's motto is, "Inspired by Jillian, empowered by YOU!"
Michaels lives in Los Angeles. When she's not on set for TV, she enjoys traveling and getting involved in charitable activities, which include her work as an ambassador for the American Cancer Society.
Q and A with Jillian:
What's your workout routine?
Mixed martial arts, yoga, running - 4 times a week.
What healthy foods do you try and eat regularly?
Beans, fruits and vegetables.
What's the one UNhealthy habit you need to work on?
I work too much!
What health tip, if any, do you want to share with others?
Make sure you get enough sleep and avoid processed foods!