Posts Tagged ‘Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels coming to Canada

- February 28th, 2014
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Jillian Michaels is going to be making some lucky Canadians sweat next week.

The tough-love trainer of Biggest Loser reality TV fame will be in Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia from Monday to Wednesday.

Here’s the press release with all the details …

Experts predict fitness trends for 2014

- December 17th, 2013

The annual predictions are in from a respected panel of fitness experts (drum roll, please) …

Fitness-related photos of the week

- November 4th, 2013
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Celebrity trainers Tony Horton (right) and Shaun T ham it up recently at the Sweat USA: All-Star Fitness Festival in Miami. (Mitchell Zachs, WENN.com)

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Jillian Michaels, of The Biggest Loser fame, works up a sweat at the Sweat USA: All-Star Fitness Festival in Miami. (Mitchell Zachs/WENN.com)

Sao Paulo City 2013

Competitors warm up before the Boy and Girl Fitness Sao Paulo City 2013 contest, in Sao Paulo October 25, 2013. Some 140 men and women from the city of Sao Paulo took part in the competition, according to organizers. (REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker)

Sao Paulo

Competitors warm up before the Boy and Girl Fitness Sao Paulo City 2013 contest, in Sao Paulo October 25, 2013. Some 140 men and women from the city of Sao Paulo took part in the competition, according to organizers. (REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker)

Mega Yoga Day

Participants exercise during Mega Yoga Day in Kuala Lumpur October 27, 2013. The event, which aims to hold the largest gathering of yoga participation in Malaysia, also promotes national awareness of physical fitness and an active lifestyle through exercise, according to government organizers. (REUTERS/Samsul Said)

Jillian Michaels set to release Yoga Inferno

- August 1st, 2013

Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels is launching her latest DVD next month.

Here’s the press release:

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Heat things up this fall with JILLIAN MICHAELS YOGA INFERNO!

Get ready to sweat with bestselling author, health and wellness expert and television star Jillian Michaels’ newest body shredding DVD. JILLIAN MICHAELS YOGA INFERNO (September 3, 2013, $14.98) is an all-new, vigorous and focused yoga practice that will have you burning calories and scorching fat as only Jillian can. Comprised of two 30-minute seamlessly flowing sequences of power yoga, JILLIAN MICHAELS YOGA INFERNO will transform your physique while building your stamina, strength and mobility.

Workout one uses body weight and 30-second cardio intervals to tone muscle and get your heart pumping, while workout two incorporates light hand weights to combine traditional resistance moves with classic yoga poses for a dynamic, flowing and challenging practice unlike any you’ve experienced before. As always, Jillian provides both modified and advanced versions of each pose, providing a killer workout for everyone at every fitness level.

JILLIAN MICHAELS YOGA INFERNO will be available nationwide on September 3, 2013.

Reader feedback on fasting

- June 14th, 2013

Just wanted to share a thoughtful reader response regarding a recent Keeping Fit column that touches on fasting. In the column, I quote Jillian Michaels (from an exclusive interview with yours truly) explaining why fasting and cleansing aren’t good ideas. Here’s the reader’s response …

Hi Cary,

I enjoy reading your fitness column and use it to add to my awareness in this field. I’m also a PTS with CanFitPro as well as a senior fitness instructor with the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (a research centre of Western University).

I found myself disagreeing with Jillian’s statement about fasting, not in principle — because fasting past a set length of time will indeed activate the “starvation response” of conserving energy (stored as fat) — but in nuance. I’m referring to what has become known as “intermittent fasting.” The pioneer in this field is Brad Pilon (based in Toronto I believe), who has demonstrated that fasting for 24 (and even as long as 72) hours does not trigger the “starvation response” when combined with resistance training and high intensity training. As one who has experimented with this numerous times, I have been surprised to discover the body’s capacity to deliver high energy in the absence of caloric intake (I’ve never gone longer than 24 hours). Because muscle sugar is quickly depleted without the usual ready supply of carbs, the liver is forced to convert fat to sugar to meet the demands you are placing on the body. And because you are requiring muscle activation (again, over a limited time), you don’t experience the muscle wasting that accompanies many “fad diets.”

Anyway, Brad Pilon does a much better job of explaining the science behind intermittent fasting (which has various other benefits besides fat loss). If you haven’t already looked into his work, you can find it here:

http://bradpilon.com/

http://www.eatstopeat.com/?utm_expid=7760520-14

Cheers,

Steve Males

Interesting. I’m curious to know what others think, especially as the fasting trend picks up steam.