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Jillian Michaels (born February 18, 1974)  is an American personal trainer, businesswoman, author and television personality from Los Angeles, California.  Michaels is best known for her appearances on NBC’s The Biggest Loser and Losing It with Jillian. She is also known for her appearance on the talk show The Doctors. In fall 2015, she hosted and co-judged a new series on Spike titled Sweat, INC. Additionally, in January 2016, her new reality television series Just Jillian premiered on E!.

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  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
    • 2.1 Media
    • 2.2 The Biggest Loser
    • 2.3 Losing It With Jillian
    • 2.4 Contract with CBS Television Distribution
  • 3 Charities
  • 4 Controversy
  • 5 Businesses
  • 6 Personal life
  • 7 Bibliography
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Early life

Michaels was born in Los Angeles, California,  the daughter of JoAnn and Douglas McKarus, a lawyer.   She was raised in Santa Monica. Michaels has recalled a traumatic childhood that included night terrors, her parents’ divorce when she was 12, and suffering verbal abuse by classmates as a 5-foot, 2-inch, 175-pound eighth-grader.

Michaels attended California State University, Northridge, supporting herself as a bartender and personal trainer during that time. After working briefly as an agent with International Creative Management, in 2002, Michaels opened the sports medicine facility Sky Sport & Spa in Beverly Hills.


As a personal trainer, Michaels uses a blend of strength training techniques with her clients including kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, plyometrics, and weight training.  Since 1993, Jillian has held two personal training certificates from 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).



In January 2012, Michaels released a 90-day weight loss program titled “Body Revolution”.  She recently launched BODYSHRED, her 30-minute workout class exclusively at GoodLife gyms in Canada and in the US with clubs like Lifetime fitness, Crunch and UFC Gyms.  In 2015, she launched her new infomercial BODYSHRED, a 60 day at home-workout program.  Michaels’ business partner and manager is Giancarlo Chersich. Together, they operate Empowered Media, LLC.


In addition to her DVDs, Michaels has also authored several books on health and wellness topics. Several of these books, including Master Your Metabolism and Unlimited, have made the New York Times Best Seller list.

Michaels hosted a Sunday talk radio show on Los Angeles’ KFI (640 AM) from 2006 through 2009.[citation needed] Since February 2011, Michaels has hosted a weekly podcast, The Jillian Michaels Show, through iTunes. In December 2011 the show was among the podcasts honored by Apple in its App Store Rewind 2011, winning in the Best New Audio Podcast category.

On October 21, 2008, she launched a video game for the Wii, Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Ultimatum 2009   A year later, she launched a sequel called Fitness Ultimatum 2010. In 2011, Michaels released two more games, Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2011 and Jillian Michaels Fitness Adventure for the Xbox 360.

The Biggest Loser

Michaels was an original trainer on the reality series The Biggest Loser when the show debuted in October 2004. On the show, she assumed the role of Red Team trainer and remained in that capacity for the first two seasons. After her departure in 2006, she was replaced by Kim Lyons.  She returned to the show in 2007 as the Black Team trainer competing against Lyons’ Red Team and Bob Harper’s Blue Team.  Along with Harper, Michaels was also a trainer in the Australian version of the show from 2006 to 2008.


On December 7, 2010, Michaels announced via Twitter that the eleventh season of the show would be her last.  Michaels made her last appearance on The Biggest Loser in May 2011.

On September 4, 2012, it was announced that Michaels will return to The Biggest Loser in Season 14.  Michaels also returned for Season 15, which premiered on October 15, 2013 on NBC.

Michaels announced on June 25, 2014 that she will not be returning for Season 16 which is set to air in the fall of 2014, marking her third departure from the weight loss series.






PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 06: Jillian Michaels attends NBCUniversal's "2013 Winter TCA Tour" Day 1 at Langham Hotel on January 6, 2013 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)


Jillian Michaels attends the Red Dress Collection 2013 Fashion Show, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)





















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