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Get Excited: Jillian Michaels (!!!) Is On TSC

Jillian Michaels x The Skinny Confidential.

 Jillian Michaels x The Skinny Confidential.

Jillian Michaels is a BADASS BOSS.

If you don’t know who she is, RUN to Google and do some fitness research ASAP.

Jillian is a frequent face on The Biggest Loser, on every cover of every fitness magazine ( Shape Magazine ring a bell?! ), & an amazing celebrity fitness trainer. Oh…& NBD she has at-home fitness DVD’s. It’s safe to say she’s sort of winning at life.

She’s for sure one of my fitness idols— anyone else with me? So to say I’m excited she’s on The Skinny Confidential today, is kind of the understatement of the year? Of my life?

Ok, here ya go- meet Jillian:

| Ok so, tell us all about your new kick ass program |

JM: My program, Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED™, is a 30-minute group exercise class that is essentially a hybrid of the most cutting-edge fitness philosophies integrated into one comprehensive system. I designed BODYSHRED to target every muscle in the body and maximize athletic performance and metabolic potential.

We’re granting opportunities to fitness professionals all over the country to become trained and certified in the Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED™ Program so they can offer the 30-minute group class at their respective fitness facilities. Our next Certification Workshop is in San Diego on Sunday, February 8th at The Gym Del Mar ( more details here ).

| Why is it different than anything out there? |

JM: BODYSHRED classes are comprised of four circuits utilizing what I like to call my “3-2-1” interval format approach: three minutes of strength with two minutes of cardio & one minute of core work for thirty minutes of intense conditioning.

With my Certification Workshops, I’m hoping to share with local fitness professionals the training techniques and philosophies I personally use to transform millions of bodies and lives.

Jillian Michaels x The Skinny Confidential.

| And you’re going to be in San Diego…what can we SD-er’s expect? |

JM: To become certified, trainers must sign up online at & find a training workshop near them. This 9-hour course will prepare fitness professionals to teach a group class in this method, introducing them to new concepts, teaching tools and motivational delivery style that will set them apart from others and expand their growth. In addition to the in-person Certification Workshop, trainers must pass a practical exam administered on-site, as well as a web-based at-home written exam, achieving a score of 80% or higher.

From there, certified trainers can get the class on the schedules at their respective gyms and the people of San Diego will be able to experience it for themselves in no time!

| What’s your favorite pre/post workout snack ( we totally need to know before coming to your workshop! )? |

JM: I don’t believe in pre and post workout meals. I eat every three to four hours! Breakfast, lunch, snack dinner. I make sure I don’t work out on an empty stomach and I also don’t eat within an hour of exercise.

Jillian Michaels x The Skinny Confidential.

Jillian Michaels x The Skinny Confidential.

| Best workout for a woman? | 

JM: There is no such thing. Ideally, a well-rounded workout regimen encompasses all fitness modalities- strength, power, speed, agility, balance, endurance, etc. We are proud to say that BODYSHRED does just that. It hits every muscle in the body from every possible angle of push and pull with all possible modalities & uses the most cutting edge fitness techniques to do so.

| Gotta ask: if you’re going to have a cocktail— what do you recommend? |

JM: I’ll usually opt for a glass of red wine, but if I’m really in the mood for a cocktail it’s a tequila on the rocks.

| Favorite quick, easy, healthy meal? |

JM: I don’t eat a ton of meat. I prefer ocean caught salmon— it’s healthy and quick and easy to prepare.

+ To follow Jillian on Instagram click here.

Jillian Michaels x The Skinny Confidential.

  1. Loved reading this interview! For the past week I have been rather lazy with eating and working out, and usually this ends up spiraling out of control once this happens. Not fun, but I plan on changing this tomorrow (when I wake up)!

  2. “I don’t believe in pre and post workout meals.”

    Ah I feel relieved to hear her say that. There are a million blog posts recommending do and don’ts regarding what and when to eat in regard to your workout and it’s been driving me nuts.

    It also makes me hungry and I’m 99% positive it leads to people eating more than they need to.

  3. I adore Jillian Michaels! She’s my favorite trainer. Her dvd are great and her podcast is fantastic. Lucky you to get to interview her.

  4. I love Jillian, but all the “sexy secrets!!” writing was over-the-top and clickbaity. Please scale back a bit in the future.

    1. I don’t know what you’re referring to. But the SHAPE magazine cover wasn’t designed by me. Happy Monday!

    2. was that even necessary? of all the awesome tips in this article.. THAT’S what you focused on? how about thank you for all the insights and inspiration.

  5. This is so exciting that you interviewed Jillian!! I love her, and her no BS approach to fitness so much. Her advice is sound and back to the basics…there is so much fitness & diet misinformation out there but people can totally look to her for what really works. =D

  6. I want those abs so bad!!!! And the energy as well.

    Thank you for an inspirational post. Maybe I should do one with you on my blog again 🙂 People are still talking about it!

  7. Awesome interview! I’ve loved Jillian for so long. When 2 of my faves collide….woohoo!

  8. Great interview !!! Jillian is such an inspiration!!! She has the best abs and always the best advice on eating and exercise. Love that she’s “human” like the rest of us, and admits to the occasional cocktail or two. Hope to see a Bodyshred class up here in the OC……thanks for sharing such a great interview !!!

  9. Ahhh! Awesome interview! 🙂 I’ve been planning on getting back into her DVD’s since I moved a little too far from my gym and had to cancel my membership. Her workouts are awesome for toning at home! Thanks for the extra little push to get started!! 😉

  10. Ugh, no. I’m sure she’s a lovely person, but The Biggest Loser is also The Biggest Liar. What they do to those people and what they make those people do is not healthy. I’ve read a few articles and interviews from former contestants that have turned me against that program, and I hope Jillian Michaels is done with it too.

    Very exciting that you go to interview her though.


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