If Jillian Michaels were to come out with her own clothing line it would certainly be a big hit. But it wouldn’t be for the plus size woman.
Perhaps that’s why the upcoming Biggest Loser clothing line isn’t being designed by Jillian Michaels but by Bruno Schiavi.
Biggest Loser Clothing Line Details
The line is launching fall 2010. According to the Press Release:
“We are really excited to introduce a fashionable line of workout clothing, which will offer an excellent fit and will flatter all shapes and sizes,” said Kim Niemi, Senior Vice President, NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group. ”Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for anyone to adopt The Biggest Loser lifestyle at home, in the gym or outdoors.”
“The inspiration for developing a Biggest Loser line comes from our contestants, who complain about how little choice exists out there as they fight to get back on track,” said Mark Koops, Managing Director, Co-Head of Domestic Television for Reveille. “We have tried to ensure that it is at once great looking, affordable and practical and that it will help kick-start many to make a healthy lifestyle change.”
Biggest Loser Clothing Design Possibilities?
Bruno Schiavi designed the Dr. Rey Shapewear clothing line (see piece at left).
It’s described as “body enhancing shapewear to disguise any imperfection and enhance a woman’s natural assets.” This may give us a clue for what’s in store for the Biggest Loser clothing line.
Clothing that looks great and makes it easier and more comfortable for plus size people to exercise by offering extra support?
Now that’s a win / win. Stay tuned…
Building on the success of her first videogame, star fitness trainer Jillian Michaels returns to Wii with a new and improved fast-paced, high-intensity workout in
Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Ultimatum 2010.
No Cheeseburgers In Paradise
Hey if you have to workout – why not do it in an exotic location? Set on a rugged, Pacific jungle island, players enter a Hell Week-style boot camp with Jillian Michaels. Gamers pick their workout and the backdrop they want Jillian to work out in, ranging from a Hawaii waterfall, beach, and other settings.
Fitness Ultimatum 2010 is filled with new features and workout modes for 2010, including better motion tracking and a calendar system enabling the user to program routines in periods up to 6 months. The game has two modes. “Fitness Resolutions” allows you to set a six-month plan and lay it all out on a calendar. “Exercise With Jillian” is more of a quick-play mode to just jump right in to a workout. See it for yourself below…
Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 Video
The Biggest Loser T.V. show has inspired millions of Americans to set and attain weight-loss goals. And what better way to achieve those goals than following the diet and nutrition plans espoused by Jillian Michaels and used by the Biggest Loser contestants.
The Formula For How Biggest Loser Contestants Lose Weight
They follow a simple process: Eat a diet based largely on fruits, vegetables and lean protein, and add a heavy dose of appropriate exercise to your schedule each day. Now let’s get a little more specific with the diet part of the process…
It provides a nutrient and caloric balance that helps you body maximize the amount of calories burned for energy and minimize the amount of calories stored as fat.
The Biggest Loser Pyramid is organized as follows:
- 4 servings of fruits and vegetables
- 3 servings of protein — lean, vegetarian, or low-fat dairy
- 2 servings of whole grains
- 1 extra of fats, oils, sweets, alcohol, or your choice, equivalent to 200 calories
Many nutritionists / registered dietitians recommend dieters get plenty of omega-3 fatty acids, either in a supplement or by eating low-mercury types of fish twice weekly.
Here are some reputable fish oil supplement brands.
Biggest Loser Diet eBook
This free 6 page eBook breaks down the specific parts of the Biggest Loser Diet. I hope it helps you get the same weight loss success the Biggest Loser contestants enjoy!
Jackie Warner of Bravo’s Workout and Jillian Michaels of The Biggest Loser are in the business of helping people get fit.Â They also promote high intensity exercise as the best way to get results.
Measuring Exercise Intensity
But what is the right exercise intensity for you?Â And how can you make sure you keep that intensity consistent across your workout?Â There are several ways to get feedback from your body during exercise that will help you stay at proper intensity.
Rate Of Perceived Exertion (RPE)
Also known as the Borg scale – you essentially rate how hard you think you’re exercising against a 1-10 scale. You set an intensity goal and stay within it.Â Here’s an example.
Rate Of Perceived Exertion Scale
- 0 – Nothing at all
- 1 – Very light
- 2 – Fairly light
- 3 – Moderate
- 4 – Some what hard
- 5 – Hard
- 7 – Very hard
- 10 – Very, very hard
The Problem With Perception
Problem with using your rate of perceived exertion as a guide is it’s not very accurate.Â It’s easy to think you’re exercising harder than you are.Â Which leads us to our next method…
Heart Rate Monitors
These monitors measure how fast your heart is beating per minute.Â You simply determine the exercise intensity you want as represented by beats per minute.Â There are several formulas that can help you determine your ideal training range.Â Most fitness professionals agree that a high intensity workout is about 75 – 85% of your maximum heart rate.Â To calculate you can use a simple formula:Â Take 220 – minus your age and multiply it by .85 to get your training Beats Per Minute.
So a 30 year old woman who wanted to exercise at 85% intensity would take 220-30= 190 x .85 to get a heart rate of 161 beats per minute.Â There are a million heart rate monitors out there that have all kinds of bells and whistles.
Style & Substance
Seems like Jillian Michaels followers would like a balance between style and substance.Â Then this may be the heart rate monitor for you.
A Hard Workout That’s Easy On Your Joints
Many people want to exercise at greater intensity so they burn more calories in less time.Â Unfortunately, increasing exercise intensity usually means making the exercise higher impact which puts more wear-and-tear on your joints.Â Not true with incline training.
Celebrity Trainer Jillian Michaels of the Biggest Loser is a spokesperson the NordicTrack Incline Trainer.Â Here’s what Jillian says about Incline Training excerpted from a letter posted on their site.
I absolutely believe in incline training. Iâ€™ve seen awesome results with the people I train on TV, and I use it as part of my own workout.
Incline training is more efficient than other aerobic exercises. At just 25% incline, and 2 mph, youâ€™ll burn 3 times the calories compared to walking on a level surface. When you increase the incline to 40% youâ€™re burning 5 times the calories, just by walking.
Thatâ€™s why I use it with the contestants on TV. Incline training works, and itâ€™s fast. And because all you have to do is walk, incline training is virtually zero impact. This means youâ€™ll be able to work out longer and see the results faster.
Get Incline Training Into Your Workout
There are ways to start incline training for every budget:
1.Â Walk Up Hills: Find a walking route with a long hill.Â The steeper the hill, the harder the workout.Â Presto.Â You’ll get the low impact intensity benefits of incline training for free.
2. Incline Your Treadmill: Most treadmills have incline adjustments on them.Â Start using yours.
3. Incline Training Specific Machines: These machines are specifically designed for incline training and have steeper elevation capabilities, specialty decks and more powerful motors built for inclining.
Jillian Michaels Everywhere
What’s Up With Jackie Warner?
It looks like Jillian’s business success has eclipsed that of her friend Jackie Warner of Bravo’s Workout.Â It’s questionable when and if there will be a Bravo Workout Season 4.
What’s Next For Jillian?
Looks like she’ll keep hitting the talk shows to spreading her message of health and fitness.Â You go girl!
Here’s the word straight from Jackie herself via Mr. Nightlife’s Hollywood on season 3 of Bravo’s Workout:
According to Jackie Warner:
We are right in the middle of filming third season and as usual I have 10 new businesses-haha! I so like jumping on and reading your mail. U keep a smile on my face when things get stressful-so thanks for all of your support-I love it.
Ok-So to answer questions…..3rd Season Workout airs this March, my clothing line will be on my website in one week and it is HOT (I will post my site next week) I am releasing DVD, I have a low sugar protein bar and shake….and sign-ups for SkyLab the lifechange camp will be ready shortly I really believe in what I do and am passionate about wanting to get this country to a better place…mind and body.
Find a few qualities that you love about yourself and work everyday to maximize them…Find a few qualities you dislike and work everyday to minimize them….I swear its that simple and its what I still practice for myself.
Oh-and stop being so self critical-there is soooo much more to beauty than what you see at first glance.
- Good move on the protein bars and shakes, hopefully Jackie Warnerâ€™s protein shake recipe transfers well into nutrition bar form.
- As for the DVDâ€™s hopefully sheâ€™ll be able to offer something different than her partner Jillian Michaelsâ€¦
- And with the clothing line – so far its had mixed reviews, but maybe sheâ€™s got something new up her sleeve.
Many people are eager for detailed exercise advice from Jackie Warner, star of Bravo’s reality show Workout.
Unfortunately she’s not very accessible unless you go to L.A. and drop $400.00 a session (5 session minimum).
There’s a better way to get the information you want from Jackie.
Just read Making The Cut by Jackie Warner’s Business Partner – Jillian Michaels
Jillian Michaels co-owns Skysport & Spa with Jackie Warner. And if you read their interviews and advice in the media you’ll find they have pretty much the same philosophy and approach when it comes to nutrition, exercise and weight loss. This comes as no surprise if they co-own the same gym. But here’s the good part…
Jillian Michaels Advice Is Accessible
She’s produced some great instructional fitness products. She’s got her two best selling fitness books. She’s got her best selling DVD workouts. And she’s got lots of target training and beginner workouts too.
Just in case you’re not familiar with Jillian, here’s a Bio excerpt from a 2005 Washington Post Interview transcript:
Jillian Michaels, the Beverly Hills-based personal trainer who coached her team to victory on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”… Michaels is co-owner of Sky Sport and Spa, a penthouse fitness facility in Beverly Hills. Her clients include actors such as Amanda Peet and Mark Ruffalo. Among her credentials, she holds a Black Belt in Muay Thai. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
So I think the moral of this story is… The best way to get your Jackie Warner workout my be through Jillian!
But for clothing – that’s another matter. Here you can go straight to the source and get Jackie Warner’s Skylab clothing line.