In my wildest dreams, I live with Jillian Michaels.
We wake up early and go for a run together before making some oatmeal, hitting the spa, then maybe a quick stop at Whole Foods before the gym. We compare shoulders, measure each other’s waists and then later, sip vodka sodas while grilling some vegetables. Sounds nice, huh? Well, for some people, this will be a reality. Sort of.
The bad ass Biggest Loser trainer will be getting her own show next year. Losing It With Jillian Michaels (the name taken from her best-selling book), will have Jillian actually move in with people (families with children 9 and up) for a week to help not only whip them into shape, but also tackle some of the emotional issues we’ve seen her touch on in recent seasons of The Biggest Loser.
In an interview with the L.A. Times, Jillian says she has no plans to leave The Biggest Loser, and will juggle both shows, but Losing It will allow her to break out of the tyrant mold the hit reality show has created for her.
She said that the camera, in typical reality show form, plays up the 15 minutes where she loses it and screams at contestants. “The were 23 other hours and 45 minutes where I was lovely,” she said.
The format of the new show, where Jillian calls all the shots, won’t be that drastically different from what we’re used to now. At the end of the week, the families will be given guidelines to follow and of course, there will be updates, the “where are they now” element.
And while people often shed jaw-dropping amounts of weight during their time on the Biggest Loser ranch, Losing It will be all about how real people at home can learn to be healthy and achieve what’s realistically doable for them.
“We don’t need Americans to lose 100 pounds in seven weeks,” she said. “I’ll take 100 pounds in a year.” The goal, Jillian said, is to intervene in people’s lives and help them before they need a “last-resort option like the Biggest Loser.”
Hopefully, Losing It will help show people everywhere they don’t need to go off to a ranch to get healthy. I know I won’t complain about more Jillian on TV. How about you? Will you be tuning in?