“I always hated training. So, I have become the Queen of the 30 minute workout, whether it’s the ‘30-day Shred’ or ‘Ripped in 30’ or ‘Killer Buns & Thighs,’ I am able to deliver results to people quickly. I don’t have the time nor does the average person have an hour or even 45 minutes on most days to work out, but for 30 minutes, most people can do it,” promises Jillian Michaels to Healthy Hollywood.
Healthy Hollywood met up with the fitness icon at Crunch gym in New York City. Shape magazine hosted a preview class of Jillian’s new BodyShred class, which will launch at Crunch gyms nationwide in September.
“It’s based on 20 years of my experience in the fitness industry. What we look to do is take all the cutting edge science and fitness techniques and integrate them into one synergized program, so people get the best results as quickly as possible. It’s not just about looking good, it’s about making them functional athletes,” reveals Jillian.
Healthy Hollywood got invited to sample Jillian’s class and all I can say is “wow.” For 30 minutes, I sweated it out hard, moving from burpees into mountain climbers into a series of abs work – then planks – I barely remember all the different moves. But, the half hour class flew by and I certainly got in an intense workout. Me and the rest of the participants were dripping, but still smiling at the end.
“If you want accelerated results at an accelerated pace, you’re going to pay,” added Jillian.
Also, it doesn’t hurt that Jillian is a tough-as-nails trainer and certainly didn’t put up with slackers during class. If you don’t want to get singled out, you better keeping moving – now that’s motivation!
Jillian is introducing her method (or as she calls it ‘the method to her madness’) to Crunch fitness trainers – so all members can get shredded. But, if you’re not a member of Crunch – don’t sweat it – Jillian has a library of DVDs out. And, her advice for working out at-home or the gym is the same.
“What you really want to do is combine strength training and cardio by training strength in a cardio fashion. You’re going to go from one exercise to the next to the next. So, while muscle group is recovering, another one is working,” reveals Michaels.
Also, Jillian believes, “Be sure to utilize own body weight in training, by doing exercises like push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, squats and a whole variation on these exercises.”
For more on Crunch’s BodyShred, check out www.crunch.com
-- Terri MacLeod