Jillian Michaels is a fitness expert best known as one of the trainers on The Biggest Loser.
As a child, Jillian Michaels struggled with her weight until her mother enrolled her in a martial arts class. After high school, she briefly attended California State University at Northridge. Michaels worked as a bartender for a time before becoming a personal trainer. She went on to open her own gym.
Michaels is an experienced trainer in a variety of physical fitness disciplines. She holds two personal training certificates, one from the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) and one from the American Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Jillian also has a certification in Kettlebell Concepts. She is has a wellness and nutrition certification from American Fitness Professionals Associates (AFPA).
In 2004, Michaels made her television debut in the first season of The Biggest Loser. She has also released a verity of fitness and weight-loss products, including supplements, books, workout DVDs and video games.
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