Jillian Michaels is an American personal trainer, businesswoman, TV personality, and author. She is most famous for her appearances on NBC”s The Biggest Loser and Losing It With Jillian. She can also be recognized for her appearance on the talk show The Doctors. Born Jillian Leigh McKarus on February 18, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA, to JoAnn and Douglas McKarus, she grew up in Santa Monica. Her parents divorced when she was 12 years old. She attended California State University, Northridge in Los Angeles, California. She has two children with her fiancee Heidi Rhoades- a daughter named Lukensia (adopted in May 2012) and a son named Phoenix.
Jillian Leigh McKarus Personal Details
Family / Birth / Real Name:
Jillian Leigh McKarus
TV”s Toughest Trainer
Date of Birth:
18 February 1974
Los Angeles, California, USA
Race / Ethnicity:
Occupation / Job(s):
Personal trainer, Businesswoman, TV personality, Writer
California State University, NorthridgeCalifornia State University, Northridge
Jillian Leigh McKarus Brand Endorsements
Michaels has been a part of numerous print ads including for the Jillian Michaels Quickstart Weight Loss System (2009), New York Times best-selling book Master Your Metabolism (2009), Jillian Michaelsâ€™ Natural Whey Protein (2010), and for So Deliciousâ€™ Coconut Milk (2011).
Jillian has also appeared in a TV commercial for JillianMichaels.com (2012).
Jillian believes in God.
Best Known For
Jillian is known for her qualities as a personal fitness trainer. She is also known for appearing in the TV shows The Biggest Loser (2004-Present) and Losing It with Jillian (2010-Present).
Michaels appeared in Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List in 2005 as herself in an episode â€œHot to Tot.â€
Personal Trainer / Workout
As a personal trainer, itâ€™s obvious that Jillian seriously looks upon her health and keeping her body in the best shape possible.
Jillian is known for her workout programs and especially for her innovative spirit, thatâ€™s why she never stays with only one type of workout for a long period, and instead keep changing her routines regularly.
Her type of workout programs consists of kickboxing, yoga, plyometrics, weight lifting exercises and Pilates. Below, we bring you a workout sample, so you can exercise in a very similar way as Michaels does.
Lunges – 3 x 1 minutes
Hollow Body Hold – 3 x 1 minutes
Knee to Chest Jump – 3 x 1 minutes
Squats – 3 x 20 reps
Star Jump – 3 x 10 reps
Side Lunges – 3 x 30 seconds – side
Burpees – 3 x 30 seconds
Knee Push-Ups / Push-Ups – 3 x 10
Triceps Bench Dips – 3 x 10 – 12
Band Biceps Curls – 3 x 10
Band Shoulder Front Raises – 3 x 10
Band Close Row – 3 x 10
Band Delt Raises – 3 x 10
Squats – 3 x 20
Step – Ups – 3 x 10 per leg
Glute Bridges – 3 x 15
Calf Raises – 3 x 20
About Jillianâ€™s diet, we can say that she eats healthy. In order to build such a sexy body, you need to seriously look into your diet. When it comes to women, itâ€™s especially important to know what your body needs and from there, to pick and stick to a well-planed food regime. Building muscle for a female is a way harder process in comparison to a male.
Jillian Michaels Favorite Things
Snack – Popchips with an organic string cheese, Whey shake with chocolate macro greens
TV Show – The Universe (2007-Present)
City – New York
Food – Chocolate
Jillian Leigh McKarus Interesting Facts
*She was born in Los Angeles, and grew up in Santa Monica. *She was 12 years old when her parents divorced. *She is famouse for her qualities as a personal fitness trainer. *She used to work as a bartender. *She is best friend with Vanessa Marcil. *She got engaged to Heidi Rhoades in 2016. *Visit her official website: www.jillianmichaels.com