Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jillian Michaels Maximize Your Life Tour

When I heard that Jillian Michaels was coming to town on her "Maximize Your Life" tour, I was so excited. I have always admired her tough and straightforward attitude towards fitness and nutrition. About a month ago, I found out my friend Kim's co-worker got tickets for us for free, I was shocked and so happy! Our seats were awesome (we were 11 rows away from the stage).

Jillian spoke for almost three hours straight (there was a short intermission). She never seemed to grow tired and always engaged the audience throughout her talk.

She spoke to us about nutrition, fitness, and realizing your potential in life and going for it. Setting goals is one way to achieve what you want in life.

Here is Kim at intermission. Kim is a group exercise instructor, so a lot of what Jillian spoke about was familiar to her, as it was to me. We both agreed that Jillian made the approach to living a healthy life so simple and attainable. Basically--eat less, move more. You should be eating more whole foods and less processed food, because we all know that processed food contains a bunch of junk that is contributing to obesity and disease.

I felt motivated and inspired by everything Jillian said. I have been thinking about many things she discussed and trying my best to put them into practice.

In usual Jillian fashion, she broke down things like BMR for us. I checked mine out online today and it is 100 calories higher than Jillian's recommended calorie intake, as I weigh more than her.

These are some circuits she recommends and I have been integrating them into my workouts this week.

Danni, the latest "The Biggest Loser" winner, even came out for the show!

I had a blast seeing Jillian with Kim on Sunday evening. She spoke for about 2.5 hours and I feel fortunate enough to have seen her in person. Thanks for taking me, Kim! It was an unforgettable experience.


  1. Love hearing inspirational people speak. I've never seen The Biggest Loser, but from your post it sounds like Jillian Michaels is pretty cool.

  2. Great recap! I recognize your friend Kim, she teaches Zumba at Golds Downtown - she's awesome!
    I was also at the show on Sunday - highly enjoyable.

  3. Looks really high energy and inspirational!