Jillian Michaels is a best-selling author, Daytime Emmy-nominated television personality, entrepreneur, and one of the nation’s leading health and wellness experts. She is best known as a wellness coach on NBC’s series "The Biggest Loser."
Widely considered on of the world’s most inspiring media personalities, Jillian motivates millions of people every day to live healthy, fulfilling lives and strive for their goals. She reaches audiences through TV appearance, exercise guides and DVDs, and her popular website.
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, quickly becoming one of the most prominent figures in the fitness world.
Jillian was selected to be one of the original wellness coaches on NBC’s "The Biggest Loser" in 2004 and stayed with the show for a total of 13 seasons. After The Biggest Loser, Jillian had her own spin off series, "Losing It With Jillian," and then went on to host and co-judge on Spike's "Sweat Inc.," a competition series searching for the next big exercise phenomenon. She also had her own show, "Just Jillian," on E!.
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 aide 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 her most recent best-selling release, Slim for Life: My Insider Secrets To Simple, Fast, And Lasting Weight Loss.
Jillian’s DVDs are consistently top sellers, including 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 U.S., exclusively at GoodLife Fitness in Canada, and is and expanding further worldwide this year.
Her website 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.
"Jillian was great! She drew in a big crowd and was very generous with her time. She made a big effort to connect with all attendees and was overall a hit with the group."
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