Who is Jillian Michaels?
Jillian Michaels is a Los Angeles, California-born American author, businesswoman, personal trainer, and television personality. The Biggest Loser is the NBC program for which Michaels is most well-known. She has also appeared on The Doctors, a chat show.
Jillian Michaels bio
The daughter of Douglas McKarus, an attorney, and psychologist JoAnn McKarus, Michaels was born in Los Angeles, California. Her upbringing was in Tarzana.
Jillian Michaels education
Michaels supported herself while enrolled at California State University, Northridge, by working as a bartender and personal trainer. After a brief stint as an agent with International Creative Management, Michaels founded the Beverly Hills sports medical center Sky Sport & Spa in 2002.
Jillian Michaels career
Kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, plyometrics, and weight training are just a few of the strength training methods that personal trainer and black belt holder Michaels uses with her clients.
Since 1993, Michaels has been certified as a personal trainer by the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), CanFitPro, and Kettlebell Concepts.
Michaels also possesses a nutrition and wellness consultant degree from the American Fitness Professionals and Associates and has created a continuing education program for trainers with AFAA (AFPA).
She introduced Body Revolution, a 90-day weight loss program, in 2012. In 2015, she followed up with an infomercial promoting the brand-new 60-day at-home fitness program BODYSHRED. This happened at the same time that her media business, Empowered Media, LLC, was established.
Later, Michaels released the acclaimed My Fitness App for Apple iOS and Android. In addition, she has produced 20 DVDs, 9 books, a podcast, a radio talk show, and 3 video games. Michaels also introduced FitFusion.com through Empowered Media, which has been dubbed the “Netflix of fitness.” The paid streaming service includes tutorials and lectures from the top fitness authorities in the globe.
Jillian Michaels made her television debut in The Biggest Loser’s first season in 2004. Despite quitting the program in 2006, she came back in 2007.
She subsequently declared that 2011 would be her final appearance on the program, however she later made another appearance before leaving for good in 2013. A spin-off series called Losing it With Jillian premiered on NBC in 2010.
Eight episodes of the show, which centered on Jillian’s family life, were broadcast. Despite making brief appearances on The Doctors and Dr. Phil, Michaels later canceled her multi-year deal with CBS, saying that the two parties weren’t a good fit.
Jillian Michaels net worth
Jillian Michaels is an American personal trainer, reality show personality, talk show presenter, and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $18 million
Jillian Michaels boyfriend
Michaels and her ex-fiancée Heidi Rhoades have two kids together. In May 2012, Rhoades gave birth to a son, and in the same month, Michaels adopted their daughter, who was two at the time, from Haiti. In June 2018, the pair made their breakup official.
Michaels has been dating fashion designer Deshanna Marie Minuto since late 2018. Michaels confirmed her engagement to Minuto in November 2021.