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Jillian Michaels is our Fitness Hero

By Isabel Kallman

30_day_shred.pngWe have mad love for Jillian Michaels on this part of the internet.
We first heard of Jillian Michaels when she became one of the stars of the huge TV hit, The Biggest Loser.
Then, we started reading Twitter chatter initiated by Linda of Bodies in Motivation during the summer of 2008 about Jillian’s 30 Day Shred workout.
When talk of the 30 Day Shred spread across the Twittersphere with the support group Shreadheads launching, I personally took the plunge. And, I was converted.
I have never been the DVD workout-type, much preferring to go to a gym. But this workout? Effective and efficient as it’s only 20 minutes long and all you need are the DVD and a pair of light weights (I use these 3-pounders). I saw improved definition in my arms after two (2!) workouts. My friend, Lindsay, saw results right away as well.
So, lucky me when I got an exclusive look at the new Jillian Michaels Wii workout, Fitness Ultimatum 2010. I was all over that event especially since Jillian WOULD BE THERE demoing the new product. Aayyyaaee.
Of course, I harassed Jillian as soon as she arrived, telling her I was a Shreadhead and forcing her to take a photo with me on my iPhone.
The results?
* I was able to try out the Wii workout, which was fun (set on a Pacific Island because Jillian loves Lost) and for the next several days I could not walk. That workout targeted my inner things, hamstrings and glutes differently than the 30 Day Shred workout or running has. Once I get my free Wii copy (again, lucky me!) which is released on October 6th, I will be alternating this workout with the 30 Day Shred and running on the treadmill.
Bonus features!
* My picture with Jillian


* Jillian mentions Shredheads and ME! in her tweet
* Jillian mention Shreadheads in her QVC appearance this past weekend. Here is the video of her appearance (make sure you press the “video” tab).
And, to top it all off, she’s a really nice in person.


Isabel Kallman
About the Author

Isabel Kallman

Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.


Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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  • Geesh, Bossy hasn’t had stomach muscles ever. Maybe it’s not too late.

  • So much fun meeting you at this event! Off to join Shredheads. 🙂