Even before the new season of "The Biggest Loser" began, the return of tough-as-nails trainer Jillian Michaels received more publicity than the selection of the new Pope. Every episode this season seemed to feature Jillian more than the other trainers (possibly because she has the loudest voice and strongest views). As a result, the show has offered her an unequaled opportunity for free publicity - and with new fitness DVDs and a book on the market, Jillian herself described her return to "The Biggest Loser," in an interview with the Associated Press, as "a heckuva platform."
But it's only one of many platforms from which this fitness phenomenon performs her mission to help others get in the best shape of their lives. Jillian has also reigned as a best-selling author and fitness DVD creator. Among her most popular items:
- "Slim for Life: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast and Lasting Weight Loss,'' which offers easy ways to shed pounds and slip in exercise breaks. For information on buying the book, click here.
- "Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred" fitness DVD (click to buy now), which reveals how to lose 20 pounds in 30 days with moves ranging from cardio to toning.
- "Jillian Michaels Body Revolution" (for ordering information, click here), an all-in-one package, combines 15 exercise DVDs, a seven-day kick-start diet, meal plans and more for what Jillian describes as "Extreme Weight Loss."