Ah, Jillian Michaels.
She is one of the world’s leading fitness expert and a renowned nutritionist and life coach. Jillian has several hit television shows, super successful workout DVDs, 8 New York Times best-selling books, an award-winning podcast, live speaking engagements, an iPhone and android app, popular social media channels, her personal website, and etc. Through all of this, she has built an international community of 100 million followers.
She launched her company, Empowered Media, LLc, with her business partner Giancarlo Chersich in 2006. In the past decade, Empowered Media has become a wellness empire that is dedicated to total-life solutions that consist all aspects of living well, which include nutrition, fitness, self-help, and overall lifestyle.
Jillian’s success and connection with her audience was born from her own personal journey toward happiness and health. She was an overweight child, so her passion for fitness came from her own transformation. She trained for 17 years in the martial arts practice of Muay Thai; she holds a black belt. Jillian has two personal training certificates from the leading certification programs in the country: the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She is also certified in Kettlebell Concepts and as a nutrition and wellness consultant with the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA). Jillian created JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED, which is a continuing education program for trainers and an intense group fitness class that is currently taught in numerous gyms across America and Canada.
The following are quotes from Jillian Michaels.
“The past doesn’t define you, your present does. It’s okay to create a vision of the future because it affects your behavior in the “now,” but don’t dwell on past mistakes. Learn from them and focus those lessons in the moment. That’s where change can really happen.” – Jillian Michaels
“Transformation is not five minutes from now; it’s a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it’s these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self esteem.” – Jillian Michaels
“Nobody is perfect, so get over the fear of being or doing everything perfectly. Besides, perfect is boring. Today, instead of picking yourself apart in the mirror or with friends over drinks, start seeing your “imperfections” as unique traits that give you character and dimension—because that’s exactly what they are.” – Jillian Michaels
“Don’t blame anyone or anything for your situation or problems. When you do that, you are saying that you are powerless over your own life—which is utter crap. An empowering step to reclaiming your life is taking responsibility.” – Jillian Michaels
“Don’t shut down your emotions. Embrace them. Your emotions are your internal compass telling you whether or not you are on track. Use them to help cultivate your passions or motivate you to change situations and circumstances that hold you back from achieving your goals.” – Jillian Michaels
“Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going!” – Jillian Michaels
“Visualize what you want out of life and think big. Don’t feel undeserving. We’re all deserving of living our dreams—some of us realize it and some don’t. You’re not doing anyone any favors by living small. Embrace these truths and step up. The world is waiting.
Failure is all a matter of perspective. Think of all the people you admire. I guarantee you they all failed at one time or another. The key is to recognize setbacks for what they really are—entry points for learning, not validation that you aren’t good enough. After a disappointment analyze your actions, get feedback from friends, and take inventory of what you could do better next time. This type of self-reflection and improvement will ultimately make success inevitable.” – Jillian Michaels
“Don’t repress your needs and feelings. They fester, becoming corrosive and destructive in your relationships. In a calm, loving way, tell the people in your life what you need. Don’t expect people to read your mind. It only leads to disappointment and frustration. Empower them to empower you!” – Jillian Michaels
“The trick is not escaping your fear, but confronting it and allowing it to drive and teach you. Only by getting to the bottom of your fears can you find their valuable lessons and move forward stronger than before.” – Jillian Michaels
“You’re much more likely to reach your goals if they’re your goals, speaking to your desires, rather than the desires of outside influences. Goals that are meaningful to you will keep you inspired and driven towards success.” – Jillian Michaels