You’ve all seen her OR at least heard about her; Jillian Michales has become one of the best known personal trainers around. Whether you love her, or hate her, you can’t deny that she gets her clients results. In light of her evolving fame, she has written two books. The newest book, “Making The Cut,” just hit book-stands.
The book promises that if you have 30 days to commit to the program.. YOU TOO can be fit in no time! Here is a review on the book from AOL …
“When I saw the cover, I knew this book was talking directly to me and probably a lot of other women I know. It was quite convincing, with taglines like, “Drop those last stubborn 10 to 20 pounds once and for all” and “Be confident enough to wear a bikini — anywhere, anytime.” Finally, the image of a “cut” and very fit Jillian Michaels, former strength trainer and life coach on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, who shared her team’s losing strategy in her first book, ‘Winning by Losing: Drop the Weight, Change Your Life,’ challenged me into ‘Making the Cut’ (or at least reading it).The question for me and anyone else considering using this guidebook is, “Do I have 30 days to dedicate to getting in shape?” If the answer is yes, and you don’t mind an edgy fitness book, then ‘Making the Cut’ makes sense. If you accept the challenge, the book has the next 30 days of your life literally mapped out. Jillian gives you step-by-step instructions for a 30-day diet and fitness program designed for a variety of body types and metabolisms — even yours and mine. Plus, Michaels promises us some great shortcuts. And she delivers with not just any old shortcuts, but ones that models and celebrities use.
The tone at times is intimidating — “‘Girly’ push-ups? I don’t even want to hear it — toughen up or go buy someone else’s book.” But it’s smart too, with a “fitness is a science” mantra. As Michaels says, “You may not see a huge drop on the scale,” but by the end of the 30 days her goal is to have readers in the best shape of their lives — mentally, nutritionally and physically.
Her approach to nutrition is thorough. Michaels states that there are three types of metabolisms, and she helps readers find theirs. Then, she provides every list necessary — what to eat, what not to eat, what to stock in the kitchen, and recipes with cooking instructions and nutrition information included. She also serves up tough love by demanding all readers shun junk food and alcohol, and limit caffeine for the next 30 days — if she had her way, we’d be banned from them for life.
Her fitness focus is a combination of health, new-age, locker-room and scientific expertise. Again, the 30 days are planned out with precise routines and instructions, and ripped models show off just how to do them. With any hope, that’s just how readers will look, or feel, when the 30 days are over.
The last chapter of the book shows that the routine doesn’t end with the 30 days. Michaels reminds us that there’s always another step in ‘Making the Cut.’ Here she reveals last minute weight-loss tricks and tips. Some readers may feel tempted to cheat and skip to the end — but only if Jillian’s tough love coaching hasn’t whipped them into pacing themselves through each step of the way (credit).”
This review makes me want to rush out and buy this book. Fitness is ALWAYS evolving … with new ideas, new strategies, new information, and new gadgets. Make sure you aren’t still wearing your leg warmers from the 70’s and keep up with the times.