- Format: NTSC
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
- Release Date: April 1 2008
- Run Time: 60 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 517 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00142UZ2G
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #224 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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Jillian Michaels: 30 Day Shred
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Jillian Michaels is TV's toughest trainer, but she is committed to getting big results. As your own personal trainer, Jillian will guide you through her exclusive 3-2-1 Interval System that combines strength, cardio and abs to blast through calories for a dramatic 30 DAY SHRED. The program includes three complete 20-minute workouts which progress by level of intensity. Start with Level 1 and advance through Level 3 – in no time you'll achieve a lean, shredded body.
When Jillian Michaels says "you can lose up to 20 pounds in 30 days" by following her 20-minute-a-day workout, believe her. There's a reason her 30 Day Shred workout has become a national hit: it works. But anyone who's ever seen Michaels work out with contestants on The Biggest Loser knows it's not necessarily going to be easy. The 30 Day Shred features three 20-minute workouts, each of which features, in rapid succession, short bursts of strength, cardio, and abs, and a cool-down. Sound easy? Think again. Even the beginner-level workout will have users' heart rates up. Michaels allows no resting between each short burst of exercise, which is part of why the results happen so quickly. The transitions between strength, which can feature classic moves like pushups or reps with small weights, and cardio, and then between cardio and abs, are a mere second or two. But that pacing helps guarantee the results that Michaels touts. "This helps you burn more fat and more calories, and gets you toned that much faster," Michaels exhorts as she zips through the exercises. There are a few modified moves for true beginners, but even for them, Michaels doesn't cut much slack; everyone has to do real jumping jacks, and a lot of them. "I have 400-pound people who can do jumping jacks," Michaels says "and if they can do it, you can do it!" The only thing you need to jump into the 30 Day Shred is a set of small hand weights, and, if you have a hard floor, a mat for the floor moves. Otherwise, commit 20 minutes a day for a month, and get that lean, shredded body you've always wanted. --A.T. Hurley
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Jillian Michaels is the foremost fitness expert in the world and a renowned life coach.
Committed to helping people to be the best versions of themselves and to live their happiest and healthiest lives, Michaels has dominated the health and wellness space with hit televisions shows, extensively successful fitness DVDs, the foremost exercise streaming platform fitfusion.com , 8 New York Times best-selling books, an award-winning podcast, live speaking engagements, her App that provides personal training and nutrition plans, popular social media channels and her personal website jillianmichaels.com. Through her platforms, she has built an international community of followers 100 million + strong.
In 2008, Jillian launched her company, Empowered Media, LLC, with her business partner Giancarlo Chersich. Over the past decade, Empowered Media has become a monumental wellness empire dedicated to total-life solutions comprising all aspects of living well, including nutrition, fitness, self-help and overall lifestyle. The company has invested in like-minded companies including Thrive Market, Lucky Jack Coffee, AQUAHydrate and Giggles N’ Hugs.
Jillian’s overwhelming success and unique connection with her audience was born from her own personal journey toward health and happiness. Having been an overweight child, Jillian’s passion for fitness stems from its transformative powers. She trained for 17 years in the martial arts practice of Muay Thai and Akauri-Do, in which she holds a black belt, and two personal training certificates from the leading certification programs in the country: the National Exercise Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She is certified in Kettlebell Concepts and as a nutrition and wellness consultant with the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA). Jillian has also created JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED, a continuing education program for trainers and an intense group fitness class that is currently taught in numerous gyms across the United States and Canada.
Furthering her commitment to help as many people as possible, Jillian’s current projects include the re-launch of jillianmichaels.com, a re-engineered app allowing users to train with Jillian both in preset and dynamic workouts, as well as a 'Private Club' for members to stream live workout sessions with her; the Jillian Michaels app to provide over 50 personalized workout and nutrition plans with more content consistently added; FitFusion, considered the 'Netflix' of fitness for its compilation of the best trainers and workouts; and her most recent book, Yeah Baby!: The Modern Mama's Guide to Mastering Pregnancy, Having a Healthy Baby, and Bouncing Back Better Than Ever , which is available now.
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30 days of the 30 Day Shred definitely tones my arms, lifts my butt and strengthens my core (abs and back muscles). I love that it gives me QUICK results. It's challenging, but it REALLY pays off. Three tips: 1: If you are bouncy up top, definitely wear a sports bra, 2: Use an exercise mat if you have one (your knees will thank you later), and 3: Start off with light weights (maybe 3 pounds) before moving up to 5 pounds, to prevent sore biceps.
UPDATE: So after several months of over-indulgence and minimum activity (I’ll spare you my excuses) I find myself working out to this DVD again, but 17 pounds heavier than last time and not really recognizing my own body (whose stomach, back, butt and arms are these? …and I didn’t know you could grow out of fitting into a peacoat – ugh). So I find myself starting over again.
Anyways, at a heavier weight, I really feel this DVD differently, and definitely have to modify the exercises, by using less range of motion and lighter weights for some of the strength exercises and my muscles are sore just a few days in. That said I know the first four days are always the toughest for me, both physically and mentally. Since I’ve done the 30-day cycle several times before, I know it’s the answer to tone muscles quickly (… and I’ve read that each extra pound of muscle burns about 50 calories a day even at rest, so there’s that).
This DVD is definitely harder at a heavier weight, but I still know it really works, so I’m going to power through. When I think about the time commitment, 30 days of this circuit training only amounts to 15 hours of actual workout time (over a month) and at the end of it I’m always surprised by how much it strengthens and transforms my body – but mostly with how it changes my internal dialogue about my body to a more positive one. I feel stronger physically, but I’m also more determined and focused mentally. I truly believe that if you can commit to these 30 days (without excuses) you will be on a solid path to real fitness.
This DVD has really helped me in the past, and I’m counting on it to kickstart me into rebuilding a stronger, healthier me once again. Whatever your goals are, I wish you great success on your own fitness journey.
UPDATE 2: I went hard-core and combined the 30-day shred with a 30-day ketogenic diet and lost 12 pounds in one month. Then I went on vacation and happily wore my bikini. I also had great endurance for playing tennis in the heat while on vacation. Now I'm 5 pounds from my goal weight, while remaining physically strong. This video just works.
I am over 40, overweight according to doctors at 5 feet 5 inches and 155 lbs and not very active. That was until I began the 30 day shred. Now I have lots of energy and can feel the tightening of my leg muscles and see the definition in them. This 20 minute workout is worth the time and challenge it puts your body through.
I love the 3 levels of intensity during the workouts.
Jillian and her 2 assistants show the viewer modified work outs for your activity and ability level. Level 1,2 and 3 for each person for the viewer to follow.
Jillian is very good at explaining each workout and encouraging the viewer.
In the main menu you can also choose what intensity you would prefer.
During the video, you can pause it but there are no options to select through to certain parts, so you have to start right over and it runs start to finish.
I enjoy the workout routines and have found them very effective!
And it really works. Take it from someone who has a low tolerance for discomfort and who is seriously impatient to see results. And while these three workouts on this DVD are no joke, they produce results extremely quickly, even within a few days. I haven't been weighing myself since starting the DVD, but the shape of my body is changing rapidly. And I feel better about myself, which is really what doing all this is about.
I still can't do all the moves perfectly, but every time I put on the DVD, I just push it as hard as I can and try not to stop for more than 5 seconds throughout the 20 minute session (this is what Jillian recommends). As long as I keep moving and do my best, I keep seeing results.
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