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Jillian Michaels in Two-Piece Workout Gear Says "Make it Count"

She shared a photo on Instagram of herself on a stairclimber, holding a weight.

Jillian Michaels is a celebrity trainer and TV personality. She's best known for being a trainer on The Biggest Loser. Michaels was also a panelist on the health talk show, The Doctors. In April, she shared a photo on Instagram of herself on a stairclimber, holding a weight. Michaels captioned the photo, "Who's ready to push the up button today 😏If you're gonna train – make it count." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Jillian Michaels stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Eats Before Working Out

Michaels is a big believer in eating something before doing an intense workout. "Depending on your fitness goals, the reality is that you should probably eat a little something before you go to the gym," she told Us Weekly. "Based on everything I've read, and everything I've experienced doing this since I was 17 years old, [fasted workouts] are less effective. … When you have blood sugar available, it gives you more power."


She Balances Her Diet

Michaels shared her advice for healthy eating to E! News. She says that she limits her unhealthy options and balances her diet. "If it's too much to ask people to switch that pizza to a chicken salad, here's what we're going to do," Michaels said. "Instead of half the pie, you're going to do one slice of pizza and you're going do a side salad. Or two slices of pizza and a side salad with the dressing on the side. And we're going to opt out of the Coke. Or the two glasses of wine. Done. And all of this will work. I promise." 


She Works Out At Home

Michaels might spend a lot of time in the gym, but she doesn't need to go there to exercise. However, she tells E! News that she owns a treadmill so she can workout at home. "I'm the queen of at-home fitness, right? Talk on the phone standing up and pacing. Do two minutes of jumping jacks every hour on the hour. Just getting you to move is going to make a massive difference."


She Doesn't Train The Same Muscle Too Much

Fitness is a big part of Michaels' life. However, she makes sure to not overdo it. She says that this is especially important when it comes to working out the same body part.  "Don't go train that same muscle again, because then those little mico-tears can become a little bit bigger, and then you get into over-training. Recovery is really important, and that comes with rest."


She Does A Variety Of Workouts

Michaels shared some of her fitness advice in an interview with Us Weekly. She says that it is important to do a variety of workouts. "When it comes to different types of training, whether it's strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, HIIT training, they're all important. It's kind of like saying, 'What's more important, Vitamin C or Vitamin D?' So, you don't need to be overwhelmed."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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