Jillian Michaels is a best-selling 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 best-selling 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. Jillian is best known as a wellness coach on NBC’s hit television series The Biggest Loser. She is currently seen on Spike’s Sweat Inc., a competition series searching for the next big exercise phenomenon.
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 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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"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."- Time Warner Cable
"The event went very well and Jillian was fantastic! Our audience was very receptive to her talk and really opened up to her in the Q&A session. Our CEO was speaking to Jillian after her presentation and mentioned having her come to next year’s BOLD conference in 2017 which will be held in San Diego. As you can imagine we haven’t quite begun planning out next year’s agenda but we will certainly keep you posted as we begin to firm things up. Thank you again for all of your help!"- Mindbody