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Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels is an American personal trainer, businesswoman, author and television personality from California, Los Angeles. She is famous for her appearances on NBC, particularly The Biggest Loser. Also, she made an appearance on the talk show The Doctors.

Jillian Michaels was born on February 18, 1974, in Los Angeles, California, USA. As of 2019, her age is 45 years old with her birth sign Aquarius. She is the daughter of JoAnn McKarus (mother) and Douglas McKarus (father). They had divorced when Jillian was very young.

Education and Family Background

She has a sister Lauren Michaels as her siblings. Jillian holds an American nationality and belongs to the mixed (Syrian/Lebanese, Italian and Ashkenazi Jewish) ethnic background. She raised in Santa Monica where her classmates bullied her.

Hence, her childhood was traumatic and she ha a sleep disorder. Regarding her education, she attended California State University at Northridge where she got a job as a bartender and a fitness trainer.

What is the Net Worth & Salary of Jillian Michaels?

Jillian Michaels has an estimated net worth of around $14 million as of 2019. She earned through her work on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.”. Her annual earnings are reported to be $4 million. Jillian received a quite healthy sum of around $ 4 million as her salary in her playing career.

Besides that, she sold her Malibu-based home for about $8.8 million. Also, she received $5.8 million after winning the lawsuit against entertainment and media company Lionsgate in  May 2017. Michaels filed a case against the company after they posted her workouts video on YouTube channel BeFit for free.

What is Jillian Michaels Relationship status? 

Jillian Michaels is a lesbian who has announced her engagement with Heidi Rhoades. After several years of a romantic love affair, the love-birds engaged in the year December 2015 after she proposed Heidi at a movie theater.

However, the details about their engagement were kept low-key until March 2016. the couple aired the glimpses of their engagement on the series finale of E!’s Just Jillian.

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Caption: Jillian Michaels with her partner and kids

They together have two children. The fitness sensation also adopted a two-year-old daughter from Haiti in 2012. In the same month, she gave birth to a boy child. Jillian son named Pheonix Michaels Rhoades and the daughter’s named Lukensia Michaels Rhoades.

Unfortunately, the budding relationship took a sour turn and their relationship came to an end despite their strong connection. Almost after nine years of togetherness, Michaels and her fiancée Heidi Rhoades split and remained friends.

Jillian confirmed the news of their departure through her Instagram on 15 June 2018 saying that they split but still maintains a friendly relationship. Although they are not together, the couple has decided to raise their two children together. In February 2019, she submitted the documents seeking ‘dissolution with minor children’ to end the domestic partnership.

As of now, Jillian is not married and is single. However, rumors about her new love affair have been swirling around the internet. She has been linked

How tall is Michaels?

Jillian Michaels stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches with an average weight of around 52kg. She has light brown hair with hazel color eyes. Regarding her body measurements are 36-24-34 inches with her bra size is 34B, dress size is 4-6 US and shoe size is 9 US.

Michaels’s Work Out

Jillian works out in the gym regularly, training 3-4 times per week on average. When Jillian trains, she gives it her all to achieve maximum results, and this enables her to stay on track knowing she has worked hard to maintain her physique.

However, she has admitted that she can get bored easily if she follows the same routine for too long, so she mixes up her training regularly to stay motivated, and on track to reach her goals.

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Caption: Jillian Michaels

Michaels cites mixed martial arts as one of her favorite ways to train, as she finds this a fun yet challenging way to work out. However, she is a busy individual, so she likes to keep her workouts as short and as intense as possible. Jillian makes regular use of HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training), and a workout she uses often is listed below:

10 Minute Fat-Loss Workout
Walk-out push-ups (30 secs)
Burpees (30 secs)
Squat Press (30 secs)
Lunge and Row Kickbacks (30 secs)
Side Lunge with Curl (30 secs)
Plank with Alternating Reverse Fly (30 secs)
Sit-ups (30 secs)
Side-Lying Tricep Presses (30 secs)
Twisting Mountain Climbers (30 secs)
Alternating Donkey Kick and Bear (30 secs)

Michaels’s Career

Jillian raised the bar for fitness by doing exceedingly well in her job as a fitness trainer. Later she trained her clients a mix of strength training and endurance exercises which include weight training, Yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, and plyometrics. In 2012, she came out with a 90-day weight loss program known as ‘Body Revolution’.

Also, she released ‘BODYSHRED’, a half an hour workout program for Good Life gyms in Canada and in certain fitness clubs in the US.

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Caption: Jillian Michaels

Michaels has teamed up with her business partner Giancarlo Chersich,  and both of them run Empowered Media, LLC. In addition to this, she has released many DVDs. Some of them are “Killer Buns and Thighs”, “Killer Abs”, “Ripped in 30” and many others. In 2011 Jillian hosted her own show, entitled ‘The Jillian Michaels Show”.

It soon became really successful and made Michaels’s net worth grow considerably. There are several games released such as “Jillian Michaels Fitness Adventure”, “Fitness Ultimatum 2010”, “Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Ultimatum 2009” and others.

Jillian was an original trainer on the reality series The Biggest Loser when the show debuted in October 2004. In the year 2010 June 1, NBC debuted Losing IT With Jillian, a spin-off of The Biggest Loser. On May 6, 2011, C, B, S Television Distribution announced that Jillian had signed a multi-year deal to become a co-host of the panel-discussion show The Doctors, as well as to serve as a special correspondent on the CTD program Dr.Phil.

Social Sites

Jillian Michaels is active on social sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. She has more than 1.3m followers on her official Instagram account and around 1.73m followers on her official Twitter account. Likewise, on her official Facebook account has more than 2.9m followers.

Facts of Jillian Michaels

Full NameJillian Michaels
Net Worth$14 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 18, 1974
Age46 years 3 months
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, United States
Height5 ft 2 in (1.588 m)
Weight115 lbs (52 kg)
ProfessionPersonal trainer, Television producer, Talk show host, Actor, Film Producer, Film director
NationalityUnited States of America
PartnerHeidi Rhoades
ChildrenPhoenix Michaels Rhoades, Lukensia Michaels Rhoades
ParentsJoAnn McKarus (mother) and Douglas McKarus (father)
SiblingsLauren Michaels
NicknamesDžilijan Majkls , Jillian Michaels
Star SignAquarius

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