Fitness superstar Jillian Michaels shares her top 5 health and fitness tips

Diana J. Smith

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It’s likely that you’ve heard of Jillian Michaels. She was the tough-love fitness trainer on the reality series The Biggest Loser from the show’s debut in October 2004 and continued to motivate and inspire contestants through 2011. But Michaels didn’t take a break after The Biggest Loser. She starred in the spinoff Losing it with Jillian in 2010, was nominated for an Emmy in 2012 for The Doctors, and has hosted a weekly podcast, The Jillian Michaels Show, for over 10 years!

Most recently, Michaels has dominated both the fitness publishing and digital worlds, achieving 8 books on the New York Times bestseller list and launching Jillian Michaels: The Fitness App. The app was created to help people live their happiest and healthiest lives, and is now the top-rated diet and exercise app for women, having won best-of awards from both Google and Apple.

The personal trainer, fitness expert, businesswoman and mom of two sat down with Yahoo to share her favorite health and wellness products to keep you — and your family! — going strong.

Fawn Lily Botanica Facial Balm

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Nourish and moisturize with ease. (Photo: Fawn Lily Botanica)

“For the health of my skin I use green, natural beauty products,” shared the fitness expert. “One of my favorite companies is a little company called Fawn Lily Botanica. I use the facial balm, [which] works as a moisturizer in the morning and at night before I go to bed.”

Fawn Lily’s nourishing botanical facial bomb — handcrafted in micro-batches — contains a luxurious blend of essential oils and other natural, organic ingredients from across the globe to deeply moisturize, repair, restore, and nourish the skin. It’s super versatile: it can be used as a nighttime balm, layered over facial oil/serum for extra protection and nourishment, or utilized as needed to regenerate, moisturize, and protect the skin.

Adds Michaels, “I like to support small businesses that are run by women…that have beautiful products!”

$26 at Fawn Lily Botanica

Dr. Hauschka Translucent Bronzing Tint

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Get bronzed without the risks of sun exposure. (Photo: Amazon)

How does one add a little glow without subjecting themselves to potentially harmful UV rays? Michaels has some advice: “I hide from the sun…so I love Dr. Hauschka Translucent Bronzing Tint because it makes you look fresh, healthy, dewy, glowing, bronze-y — but it’s green! You feel great about it, and you look great.”

Dr. Hauschka Translucent Bronzing Tint offers a sun-kissed glow while gently blending and softening the appearance of blemishes, and, of course, without the need for actually tanning in the sun. Just blend 1-3 drops with moisturizer and apply. If you want a deeper color, just add more tint.

$29 at Amazon

NutriBullet Personal Blender

A small personal blender is shown with two lids and an assortment of fruits, nuts, and greens in its glass container.

A smoothie beast. (Photo: Amazon)

Eating well doesn’t mean you have to constantly be in the kitchen — in fact, it’s something Michaels herself can’t stand! “I hate cooking,” the fitness guru laughs, “I am a terrible chef…[so] a NutriBullet is awesome. It’s quick, easy, and you’ve got healthy meals in five minutes. I use it every single day.”

The NutriBullet’s powerful 600-watt motor blends whole foods into liquid fuel for your body in seconds, so you can enjoy smoothies packed with nutrition without much effort at all. And the clean-up is just as hassle-free: Simply twist off the blade, rinse with soap and water, and put the cups in the top rack of the dishwasher. Done!

$70 at Amazon

Alaya Naturals Multi Collagen Powder

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Scoop up some goodness. (Photo: Amazon)

“One of the things I do, on top of nutrition and exercise of course, is supplement [because] unfortunately, there are nutrition gaps in your diet,” says Michaels. “Alaya Naturals is one of my favorite supplement companies, and their multi-collagen peptide product has all different forms of collagen in it, which helps with everything — hair, skin, nails, gut health, the health of your heart. This is one of my top products for slowing aging.” Considering how stunning Michaels is, it’s clearly doing something right!

This collagen powder is sourced from grass-fed, hormone-free and cage-free animal and fish sources, so you can feel good about your choice. We’ve chosen the unflavored variety, which you can mix or bake into anything. But if you want a little extra tasty goodness with your, well, goodness, you can pick from chocolate, raspberry lemonade, or vanilla flavors.

$40 at Amazon

Antinol Joint Supplement for Dogs

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Keep your pup as healthy as you are. (Photo: Amazon)

Wellness isn’t just about us — it’s about keeping our best friends healthy, too. “I don’t just supplement for myself, I also give my dog supplements!” divulges Michaels. “We want our dogs to be around forever.” She recommends Antinol Joint Supplement for Dogs and is so enthusiastic about the product that she’s begun to work with Antinol herself.

“It’s an all-natural, super-potent joint support and mobility supplement for your pup…it’s a little gel capsule, and I put it in both of the dogs’ foods.” The highly concentrated, encapsulated oil-based form preserves the active ingredients for optimal results and supports joint, skin and coat health.

$69 for pack of 60 at Amazon

Video produced by Olivia Schneider

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