Jillian Michaels is the most prominent fitness expert on the planet and a famous life coach.
Having devoted her life to helping people to be the best versions of themselves and to live their happiest and healthiest lives, Michaels has dominated the health and wellness space with her award winning Diet and Exercise App, My Fitness, that provides personal training and nutrition plans, top televisions shows, extensively successful fitness DVDs, the foremost exercise streaming platform, 8 New York Times best-selling books, an award-winning podcast, live speaking engagements, popular social media channels and her personal website.
In 2008, Jillian started her company, Empowered Media, LLC, with her business partner Giancarlo Chersich. Over the past decade, Empowered Media has become a monumental wellness empire dedicated to total-life solutions comprising all areas of living well, including nutrition, fitness, self-help and overall lifestyle. The company has invested in like-minded companies including Thrive Market, Lucky Jack Coffee, AQUAHydrate, and Alaya Naturals.
Jillian’s great 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, and four personal training certificates from the leading certification programs in the United States and Canada: the National Exercise Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), CanFitPro, 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 with AFAA for trainers and an intense group fitness class that is currently taught in numerous gyms across the United States and Canada.
Jillian’s current projects include the launch of her new clothing line and fitness equipment line at retailers nationwide, a signature wellness retreat experience to be announced in Fall 2019, and she is currently working on her next book set to release January 2021.
Furthering her commitment to help as many people as possible, Michaels is a passionate activist who works closely with a range of charities including the UNHCR and has taken several missions on behalf of this organization to help raise awareness and funds for refugees around the globe. She’s also is involved in a variety of charities including the NFL's Play 60, Stand Up to Cancer, Hope for Haiti, and Dress for Success. Michaels also devotes time to animal welfare causes, and is a PETA ambassador.