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A Fresh Look at Jillian Michaels Fitness App

Updated: Jan 15

Who doesn’t like Jillian Michaels? She’s sassy and fun! This makes it so easy to choose her over other training programs. But she’s also more than just a personality. The experience of being a personal trainer for more than 20 years gives her the credibility that people are looking for today. It was interesting for me to review her workout app and I promise to stay as honest as possible!

How Much is Jillian Michaels App?

Jillian Michael's fitness app costs $14.99 a month and/or $89.99 a year. For the price, you get to work out with her and obtain a custom meal plan tailored to your goal. After answering some questions at the start, she’ll present you with a workout program and a daily meal plan that's designed for you.

It was funny how I did manage to answer questions as an advanced level but still got the Beginner Program. I immediately swopped it to Bangin’ Bikini Body which was a bit more difficult! So you get to change yours as well in case you don't like it..

One thing I liked very much was that she asked what kind of equipment we have at home. And because I had dumbbells, my program incorporated a lot of dumbbell moves.

Also, what’s special about this app is that she’s doing all the programs herself. So every time you’ll start a new program, you’ll know that she will be there training together with you.

Jillian Michaels Workout Programs

At the time of downloading, Jillian Michael's fitness app had 24 custom programs for beginners, sliming, post-pregnancy and more. In addition to this, the app also has her DVD Library section with 18 programs available for us. Thanks, Jill!

Workouts are 6 days a week and have a mix of cardio and strength elements included. Basically, you’ll do 25 to 30 minutes long circuit training with 25 seconds on and 5 seconds rest.

Jillian also has a great "Design Your Own Workout" feature where we just indicate our workout length, fitness level and which muscle group we wanna work out.

Jillian Michaels Meal Plans

Here she gives us 9 nutrition plans to choose from (Keto, Paleo, Vegan, even Quick & Easy and more).

Jillian Michaels Fitness App follows the 4-meal principle: breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner (plus an option to log extra meals). Here a practical suggestion from my side is looking into intermittent fasting to see better results.

Set up your preferences and start planning your meals, mark food restrictions and begin batch cooking.

Jillian Michaels Fitness App: Pros

  • A good library of workout programs;

  • Warm-ups and cool-downs included;

  • She also introduces low impact modifications;

  • Workouts can be done from home;

  • Jillian Michaels fitness app also includes a meal plan + grocery shopping list;

  • You can earn badges for completing fitness programs;

  • Takes into consideration your available equipment;

  • Progress picture for Motivation: Take a “before selfie”, and future selfies to visually track your progress;

  • Has a forum with fellow peers and fitness enthusiasts.

Jillian Michaels Fitness App: Cons

  • The user interface is very old-school. This might be also the reason why the app has few functional errors too (e.g. not being able to remove workouts from the calendar and so on);

  • Doesn't work without WiFi (no offline mode);

  • Poor Android version and limited integration with outer devices (the app is more compatible with iPhone);

  • No Chromecast available;

  • Too many repetitive exercises all in the same format;

  • Little forum activity from Jillian herself;

  • Extreme diet plans going from 2500 to 1500 daily calorie intake (not sustainable nutrition in my opinion);

  • Occasional bugging issues (like in the picture below where I have two profiles and calories are not visible) and slow operating speed.

Who Might Like Jillian Michaels Fitness App?

Okay, so once again I have to mention that most of us have seen Jillian on TV doing personal training for Hollywood stars. Here, she gives her fans the opportunity to train with her. If this doesn’t sell than nothing will! Naturally, I suggest this app to people who love Jillian.

That being said, I don’t really recommend it to a complete beginner as the workouts are long and intensive. Sadly, the beginners might run out of breath and endurance. For beginners, I would suggest apps like Workout for Women.

Personally, I have mixed feelings about this fitness app. Firstly, she presents the same type of workout format for all programs so it seems that she has filmed all the moves in one day and just compiled the routines from the same moves.

And secondly, I question the “customization” as it did not seem personalized to me. When going through different workouts, it felt a bit defaulted.

Here, she gives her fans the opportunity to train with her. If this doesn’t sell than nothing will! Naturally, I suggest this app to people who love Jillian.

Besides, Jillian Michael's fitness app also appears to be too general. While Strava is preparing you for a triathlon, Sweatcoin is paying you to walk and JeFit is helping you to track weights, this exercise app is lacking a problem-solving element.

The app is good but the new ones coming out are better design and better quality products. Besides, apps like Centr pretty much cost the same but you get a lot more diversity with it.

Practical Advice:

  • For Android I suggest combining Jillian Michaels fitness app with MyFitnessPal to actually track your calories otherwise the app doesn’t do this for you;

  • Watch preview videos before the workout;

  • Remember that you cannot spot-reduce fat so you should always look at burning fat in a holistic way and stay overall fit.

If you feel like trying out the Jillian Michaels fitness app then get your 7-Day Free Trial Here! Besides, she has some great resources on the web like her health podcast so I also suggest checking it out! Good Luck and Happy Sweating! :)

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