Jillian Michaels is one of the leading wellness experts in the country. Perhaps considered one of the most demanding people on television for her role as trainer and life coach on the NBC hit series, The Biggest Loser, Michaels has created a brand name for herself. Every week she motivates nearly 13 million TV viewers, more than 4 million subscribers 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 she was a huge TV success, Jillian struggled with her own weight. She was determined to reach her goals — and through dedication and hard work, she did.
Books, DVDs, video games, exercise equipment — Jillian has them all covered. She is a New York Times bestselling author of three books, Master Your Metabolism, The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook and Making the Cut, and is also author of Winning by Losing. Her DVDs, Yoga Meltdown, 30-Day Shred, No More Trouble Zones, and Banish Fat Boost Metabolism, are consistently top sellers on Amazon, and her Web site, JillianMichaels.com, enjoys tremendous success because of people who look to Jillian for a comprehensive online wellness program. In addition, she has two video games for the Nintendo Wii — Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 and Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2010, which is also available for Nintendo DS and a third launching Fall 2010.
Jillian is currently working on her new NBC series Losing It with Jillian which premiered June 1st, 2010 and the tenth season of The Biggest Loser. Each season in which she has trained contestants, one of her trainees has taken the top prize. She recently released her first book in Spanish Optimiza tu Metabolismo and will release her first self-help book in April 2011 — Unlimited: How To Build an Exceptional Life.
Jillian and her business partner Giancarlo Chersich launched Empowered Media, with the goal of creating total life solutions for people that involve all aspects of living well, including health, wellness, weight loss, and overall lifestyle. By imparting to her clients a unique and inspiring philosophy that stresses the integration of fitness, nutrition, and behavioral changes, Jillian empowers the people she works with to define and reach their personal goals, both physical and psychological. Empowered Media allows Jillian to communicate her message of health and wellness to a large audience through different media, including an online community, books, DVDs, gaming, and exercise equipment. The company will work toward its objectives with a circle of experts who collaborate with Jillian to act as life architects, helping people to restructure their lives. The company's motto is, "Inspired by Jillian, empowered by YOU!"
Jillian lives in Los Angeles. When she's not on set for TV, she enjoys traveling and getting involved in charitable activities.