Jillian Michaels?

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Jillian Michaels?
Wed, 02-13-2013 - 8:15am

Has anyone tried any of Jillian Michaels exercise or weight loss DVDs? Can you tell me anything about them? Are they doable and do they work? How realistic is the amount of time it takes to do the workouts?

I have always loved Jillian since I saw her  talk about her troubled teenage years on Huckabee. She seems like a real person who found a real solution to her problems.


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Registered: 02-27-2013
Wed, 02-27-2013 - 7:29pm

From what I've seen, Jillian is NOT a good trainer. She puts no attention to proper form, even on something as basic as squats, which is imperative, not only for results, but especially for preventing injury.

Stacy Moorhouse

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 8:29am

Hi Brenda,

I saw that interview too and loved it. I had never really paid attention to her before that but was quite impressed with her story. I've tried the 30-Day Shred and Yoga Meltdown workouts and both are doable. I'm not sure I would try the Yoga Meltdown if you are not familiar with Yoga. It does have some challenging moves that she walks you through but still might be difficult to learn. The DVDs come with different levels and she offers variations in each level for beginners and more advanced. I know a lot of people who use Shred and love it so it might be a good one to add to your collection.

I hope this helps!

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