Jillian Michaels is one of the leading health and wellness experts in the country. She motivates millions in every form of media from TV to publishing to the 1.6 million monthly visitors to her website and daily email newsletter. As a motivator and role model, Michaels has a unique connection with the audience that stems from her personal journey toward wellness.
Michaels’ passion for fitness training began with martial arts practice, in which she holds a black belt. Since 1993, Michaels has held personal training certificates from the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. Michaels developed a continuing education series for trainers and holds a nutrition and wellness consultant certificate with the American Fitness Professionals and Associates.
Michaels is a New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, and her DVDs are consistently top sellers. Her popular weekly podcast, “The Jillian Michaels Show,” was recently awarded the coveted iTunes Rewind award for the best new audio podcast of 2011. By sharing a unique and inspiring philosophy that stresses the integration of fitness, nutrition and behavioral changes, Michaels empowers people everywhere to define and reach their personal goals, both physical and psychological.