Jillian Michaels is the fitness guru's guru. She rose to fame on "The Biggest Loser," shared her healthy advice on "The Doctors," and now she has turned her focus to you. The wellness icon is not ruling out a return to the show that made her famous, however. Meanwhile, Michaels' website boasts several tools to help us down the path to a better bod such as: a three-sixty weight loss navigator, iPhone app, new Xbox game details and a premium weight loss plan. You can even find a trailer for her exercise video, "Jillian's Body Revolution."
Surprisingly, fitness is no longer the love of Jillian's life. The personal trainer has turned her well-being interests elsewhere. She revealed in 2010 that she wanted to adopt and now the TV star has been matched with a child. Jillian explains, "I went over to visit orphanages [in Haiti] and I ended up falling in love with this little girl, and by the grace of God, I got matched up with her." She went on to say about her little miracle, "So now, it's just a matter of trying to get her home; and anything can happen and fall through or fall apart, so it's kind of premature for me to say it, but that's where its at." We're rooting for you, JM!
This month, Michaels gives SELF Magazine readers a jump start for spring by answering fitness questions. They suggest that the best bet when embarking on a workout journey may be to ask, "What would Jillian do?" And we'd have to say they just might be right.
How to Bend it Like Jillian
Fight Fitness Boredom
Everyone knows that feeling of just being over your workout. This can be the kiss of death when trying to get healthy or just build a beach body. So what would Jillian do?
JM tells SELF readers, "Take a class that's new to you, and put yourself in the spotlight: the front row in Spin or next to the instructor in Zumba." That's definitely one way to avoid zoning out. The guru adds, "opt for activities that challenge you mentally and physically." She says that she met this need by "mastering tricks in aerial yoga" and "learning to rock climb." We didn't even know that aerial yoga existed!
Slimming Your Thighs
Lucky for us goddesses with thighs, people are finally once again embracing a more voluptuous hourglass figure. Loving what we've got is key before beginning any regimen. Of course you should consult your personal doctor to see what moves are right for you.
Jillian advises those looking to slim muscular thighs to, "zero in on body weight moves that work lots of muscle groups, versus weight machines that single out muscles." She says that these targeted movements can add bulk to the body areas we wish to trim. Thanks for the heads up, Jill.
Jillian maintains that a positive attitude is most important. She has already crossed several items off of her personal bucket list. Find her entire SELF Magazine story on the newsstands now and we'll see you at the gym.
Are you ready to get fit for spring? Do you want JM back on "The Biggest Loser?" Did you watch her on "The Doctors?" What do you think of her fitness advice?
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- Jillian Michaels