Fitness guru travels to Atlanta on tour


Photo: Don Flood Health and exercise enthusiast Jillian Michaels stops by the Fox Theatre on Sunday during her first tour, "Maximize Your Life."

If You Go

What: Jillian Michael’s “Maximize Your Life” tour

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday

Where: Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta

Cost: $35 to $115.40

For more information: Visit www.foxtheatre.or...

ATLANTA -- Jillian Michaels has appeared on 11 seasons of NBC's "The Biggest Loser," has sold millions of dietary and exercise books worldwide and has released 10 workout DVDs.

The one thing she's never done is hit the road for a nationwide tour -- until now.

On Sunday, the health and fitness enthusiast will make a stop at the Fox Theatre on her "Maximize Your Life" tour.

"I'm given the opportunity -- if my schedule permits -- to speak at corporations," Michaels said. "I would get off stage and tell my manager that I loved that medium (to talk to people). It is the most effective medium, except for one-on-one training, to change someone's life."

That's how the idea to take her message on the road came to fruition.

The two-hour show covers several topics, including how to harness your potential, kick-start your goals and live an exceptional life. Michaels also shares her keys to health, success and happiness.

"In the show, we are going on a journey of self-exportation," she said. "We'll be looking at the bigger picture, where and why you are stuck in your life. Then, we'll unleash people's potential to go after their goals and dreams."

More than anything, she wants her audience to walk away with useful tools to succeed.

"Most importantly I want them to walk away with a solid, complete understanding of happiness and health," Michaels said. "I want them to feel armed with skills, info, tools to go into the world, and take action -- whether it's changing their health, starting business or working toward a Ph.D. -- that they feel confident and geared for success."

But what motivates Michaels to stay healthy? Nowadays, it's her family, but that wasn't always the case.

"In my 20s, it was skinny jeans," she said with a laugh. "In my 30s, it was my career. Now that I'm approaching my 40s, it's my family. Do I still care (about that other stuff)? Totally. But on a deeper level, I'm living for longevity."

For more information about Michaels, visit www.jillianmichaels.com.