For fans of "The Biggest Loser," Jillian Michaels has become synonymous with "yell, scream, watch contestants cry." On October 11, this uber-popular trainer talked with the Miami Herald about hosting Sweat USA, the longevity of "The Biggest Loser" and what she actually eats each day to stay in such impeccably perfect shape.
Sweat USA celebrates every aspect of fitness and takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from October 11 through October 13. Jillian will lead classes, meet her fans and partake of a VIP cocktail party.
"It’s really a huge fitness event and for anyone who wants to try out different things: spinning, Flywheel, Zumba, we’ve got it all. Or maybe you’re someone looking for motivation or to get back into a healthy lifestyle. It will be a lot of fun. If you ever thought you could take a workout with me, there’s that option, too. Cross that off your bucket list!" she laughed.
On October 15, "The Biggest Loser" begins its 15th season. What's the secret to its success in a world where reality TV shows come and go?
"It keeps going and does not seem to die, which is incredible and blows my mind," exclaimed Jillian. She believes that the show touches people who are feeling challenged to succeed.
"'The Biggest Loser' really resonates with people who are overcoming tremendous adversity and triumphing over their demons. Without a doubt, most of these contestants share a pervasive lack of self worth. I try to gradually build someone’s image so they can feel worthy and keep the weight off. This season we have Ruben Studdard from American Idol competing so it’s a little different with the celebrity element. He’s a really likeable guy," she emphasized.
And just how does Jillian succeed with her own diet and fitness goals?
"I usually have yogurt or fruit or a whole-grain muffin with almond butter. I eat the same amount of calories a day. Like 1,800. I get my daughter ready for school. Then usually anything from attending business meetings, doing DVD shoots, just trying to grow and promote projects. Somewhere in there I try to squeeze in a workout. I’m home by about five to start our evenings: Walk the dog, bathe the kids, play with them," she revealed.