Jillian Michaels

Jun 9, 2022

EP 146 - Jillian Michaels:
My old friend Jillian Michaels is our guest on the Pretty Intense Podcast today. It was so fun catching up with Jillian. We talked about Jillian's biggest life lessons: in her personal life, as a mother, in her professional life, and in her physicality. Jillian shares with us some real experiences that we all face. Like having the courage to listen to your gut, and turn a great opportunity down, when you know it's a bad idea. We talked about the challenges of motherhood, and the family dynamics that follow us from our own childhood. We talk about the importance of therapy, to understand how those family dynamics effect our adult behavior. We dig into why recognizing these patterns helps us live a happier and healthier life. There is a lot more to Jillian Michaels than diet and workout. Although we did talk diet and workout too. Be sure to check out Jillian’s new workout app: @thefitnessapp. We also share some old party fun we had together in our GoDaddy days. This is a really fun episode. We hope you enjoy it.


Committed to helping people to be the best versions of themselves and live their happiest and healthiest lives, Jillian Michaels has dominated the health and wellness space in every realm of media – apps, podcasting, streaming, television, print, publishing, and social media with a collective community of over 100 million strong. The Fitness App created by Jillian is the top-rated diet and exercise app for women, having won best-of awards from both Google and Apple. Jillian is an Emmy nominated television talent having starred in multiple hit TV shows and regularly contributes to E! News, Access, Insider, Wendy Williams and more. Her extensively successful fitness DVDs are the highest grossing, best-selling home workouts in history. She is the author of 8 New York Times best-selling books, and host of the Apple award-winning podcast, Keeping It Real: Conversations with Jillian Michaels. Jillian is also a world renowned public speaker, having successfully completing two sold out global speaking tours and participating regularly in iconic events like Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference and OZY Fest. She has graced over 50 magazine covers and writes op ed pieces monthly for numerous outlets from Women’s Health and Livestrong to Parade and Healthline. In 2008, Jillian launched her company, Empowered Media, LLC, with her business partner Giancarlo Chersich. Over the past decade, Empowered Media has become a monumental wellness empire dedicated to total-life solutions comprising of all aspects of living well, including nutrition, fitness, self-help and overall lifestyle. The company has invested in like-minded companies including Thrive Market, Lucky Jack Coffee, AQUAHydrate, Flywheel, and Alaya Naturals. Jillian’s overwhelming success and unique connection with her audience was born from her own personal journey toward health and happiness. Having been an overweight child, Jillian’s passion for fitness stems from its transformative powers. She trained for 12 years in the martial arts practice of Muay Thai and Akauri-Do, in which she holds a black belt, and holds four personal training certificates from the leading certification programs in the United States and Canada: the National Exercise Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), CanFitPro, and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and Kettlebell Concepts. She is also a certified nutrition and wellness consultant with the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA).


Connect with Jillian: 
IG: @jillianmichaels
FB: @jillianmichaels
IG: @thefitnessapp