About Jillian Michaels
Jillian Michaels is the leading fitness expert in the world and a renowned life coach.
From her hit televisions shows, extensively successful fitness DVDs and exercise streaming platform fitfusion.com, 8 New York Times best-selling books, award-winning podcast, live speaking engagements, iPhone App, popular social media channels and her personal website jillianmichaels.com— she has built an international community of followers 100 million + strong.
Jillian launched her company, Empowered Media, LLC, with her business partner Giancarlo Chersich in 2006. In the past decade, Empowered Media has become a monumental wellness empire dedicated to total-life solutions comprising all aspects of living well, including nutrition, fitness, self-help and overall lifestyle. From strategic partnerships and investments in Thrive Market, Greensbury Market, Lucky Jack Coffee and Aqua Hydrate to Jillian’s athletic apparel line Impact and healthy food line Slim Soul, there is no facet of nutrition, fitness and self-help that the Jillian Michaels brand does not touch.
Jillian’s overwhelming success and unique connection with her audience was born from her own personal journey toward health and happiness. Having been an overweight child, Jillian’s passion for fitness stems from its transformative powers. She trained for 17 years in the martial arts practice of Muay Thai and Akauri-Do, in which she holds a black belt. Jillian has 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). She is certified in Kettlebell Concepts and as a nutrition and wellness consultant with the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA). Jillian has also created JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™, a continuing education program for trainers and an intense group fitness class that is currently taught in numerous gyms across the United States and Canada.
Jillian’s future projects include the re-launch of jillianmichaels.com in January 2017, which will include a reengineered app allowing users to train with Jillian both in preset and dynamic workouts, as well as a “Private Club” for members to stream live workout sessions with her. Her new book, Yeah Baby!: The Modern Mama's Guide to Mastering Pregnancy, Having a Healthy Baby, and Bouncing Back Better Than Ever will be released this fall on November 15, 2016. Jillian’s new live show, An Evening with Jillian, will also be on this fall (2016), kicking off with dates in the United States. The tour will continue on through 2017 and extend to Canada, the UK, Europe, Australia and Asia.