Jillian Michaels’ Biography
Jillian Michaels is the foremost fitness expert in the world and a renowned
Committed to empowering 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 hit televisions shows, extensively successful
fitness DVDs, the foremost exercise streaming platform fitfusion.com,
8 New York Times best-selling books, an award-winning podcast, live speaking
engagements, her App that provides personal training and nutrition plans,
popular social media channels and her personal website jillianmichaels.com.
Through her platforms, she has built an international community of followers
100 million + strong.
In 2008, Jillian launched 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 aspects 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 Giggles N’ Hugs.
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,
and 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.
Furthering her commitment to help as many people as possible, Jillian’s
current projects include the re-launch of jillianmichaels.com, 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; the Jillian Michaels app to provide over 50 personalized
workout and nutrition plans with more content consistently added; FitFusion,
considered the “Netflix” of fitness for its compilation of
the best trainers and workouts; and her most recent book, Yeah Baby!:
The Modern Mama's Guide to Mastering Pregnancy, Having a Healthy Baby,
and Bouncing Back Better Than Ever, which is available now.