Health, Wellness Expert Jillian Michaels to Speak at Southeast Sept. 30


by News Bureau on Monday, Sep. 16, 2013


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 16, 2013 – Jillian Michaels, health and wellness expert, will speak as part of Southeast Missouri State University’s 2013-2014 Speakers Series at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Show Me Center.

The title of her presentation is “An Evening with Jillian Michaels.”

Tickets are required for entry. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased at and the Show Me Center Box Office. Current Southeast faculty, staff and students can use a valid Redhawks ID to pick up a free ticket in the University Center Room 202, The Center for Student Involvement or the Show Me Center Box Office.

Jillian Michaels is one of the leading health and wellness experts in the country, and has been a fitness expert and wellness coach for over 20 years. As a motivator and role model, Michaels has a unique connection with her audience that stems from her own personal journey toward wellness through her struggles as an overweight teen. With hard work and dedication, Michaels was able to reach her own healthy goals and now makes it her mission to education, inspire and motivate others to do the same through her books, television appearances, speaking engagements, website, DVDs and more.

Michaels is a bestselling author of numerous books including “Unlimited: How to Build and Exceptional Life” and her newest bestseller “Slim for Life: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast and Lasting Weight Loss.” Her DVDs are consistently top sellers, with titles such as the newest, “Jillian Michaels Hard Body,” helping millions sweat their way to the fit, healthy body they have always dreamed of. Michaels is the president and co-founder of Empowered Media, a company dedicated to creating total life solutions for people that involve all aspects of living well, including health, wellness, weight loss and overall lifestyle.

By sharing a unique and inspiring philosophy that stresses the integration of fitness, nutrition and behavioral changes, Michaels empowers people everywhere to define and reach their personal goals, both physical and psychological. Each day Michaels and her team strive to provide the tools, information, inspiration and guidance to help other achieve the ultimate potential, working with the motto “Inspired by Jillian, empowered by YOU.”

Michaels lives with her family in Los Angeles. When she’s not on the television set, she enjoys traveling and getting involved in charitable activities, which include her work as ambassadors for the American Cancer Society, Stand Up 2 Cancer and NFL Play 60, working with military families through USO and championing the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a program dedicated to eradicating the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States.