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Jillian Michaels Biography

Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Personal trainer, life coach, entrepreneur

Fast Facts

  • Was overweight as a child until her mother enrolled her in martial-arts classes
  • Worked at a talent agency in Los Angeles before becoming a personal trainer
  • Certified by the National Endurance and Strength Training Association and the American Fitness Association
  • Has expanded her fitness expertise into books, DVDs, diet supplements, video games, exercise equipment and prepackaged meals
  • Co-owns the Beverly Hills gym Sky Sport & Spa, which is the filming location for Bravo's reality show Work Out
  • Made a cameo with Biggest Loser costar Alison Sweeney on NBC's Days of Our Lives in 2008
  • Established the company Empowered Media LLC, which offers broad-ranging lifestyle and wellness solutions


  • Lukensia -- Daughter
  • Heidi Rhoades -- Fiancée
  • Jo Ann McKarus -- Mother
  • Phoenix -- Son