The former "Biggest Loser" trainer recently sat down with Health magazine to discuss her life after the show, how she stays fit now and her identity as a queer woman.
“I want to be really present and enjoy all the nuances of their growth and development.
Jillian Michaels may not be as comfortable with her association with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community as you might expect.
reality show, Just Jillian, which premieres in the UK on Tuesday.
Inside her world: While Jillian has long been a fixture on our televisions as a fitness star, she and her family are now opening the doors to their private lives in a new E!
Usually, I get to day 2 or 3 and say I’m not strong enough, I’m a failure, I’m way too out of shape, [insert other excuse of choice here for why I quit]. I mean, I’ve failed before and I’ve come to accept that as part of how things roll.
Before I explain a whole lot more, here are some things you should know about me.
If you don’t know who Jillian is, she’s well known for being one of the trainers on The Biggest Loser and has earned a reputation for being, how to say, tough.
That’s one of the nicer words I can think of for her. Now, I think I kind of love this woman for that very reason.
, Jillian Michaels was known for dishing out tough love to contestants.
But these days, she’s doling out tickles and hugs to her 2-year-old daughter, Lukensia — whom she recently brought home from Haiti after a lengthy adoption process — and the newborn son, Phoenix, that partner Heidi Rhoades gave birth to on May 3 in Los Angeles.
The show follows her and her family partner Heidi and their two children Phoenix, 3, and Lukensia, 5 'I heard it all': The 41-year-old said after she revealed she was a lesbian and was bringing up two children of different ethnicities she and her family were subjected to racist and homophobic comments Hoping to change minds: Jillian said, she tries to no let ther negativity affect her and hopes by letting cameras into hers and her family's life she can start to change the attitude of some who judge The new show - which Jillian describes as 'absurd, funny, heartfelt, insane, entertaining' - is very different to the weight loss and fitness shows we normally see Jillian in, this isn't Jillian world's toughest trainer, it is Jillian mom, business woman, human. Or having all the answers [because] everybody on this show is imperfect and everyone in this show is struggling to evolve and grow.'And we thought it would be more meaningful to open the doors and so people can be like ''Oh my god I just had that fight last night, oh my god I just went through that issues with my kids and their school, oh my god I just had that business disaster happen to me'' to try and look for answers with the audience in a way that.'For business partner Giancarlo, it means fans get to see the real Jillian: 'I love that the show humanizes Jillian as people have a preconceived perception of her but she’s so much more.