I shared my favourite Jillian Michaels workouts in a previous post. I also gave you some free options available on YouTube. Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred is arguably her most popular program, so I’m sharing an in-depth review for anyone who is considering picking up the DVD. If you’re a beginner, start with the Beginner Shred so you don’t get discouraged. There’s no shame in starting at your fitness level! 30 Day ShredJillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred

The 30 Day Shred has three levels and it’s recommended to stick to each one for 10 days. However, if you’re starting to find level 1 easy after a few days, then by all means, move up to level 2! I encourage you to give your all to each move and really challenge yourself. Home workouts are only as hard as you make them. Push yourself!

You get a complete workout in under half an hour. Each of the three routines has three circuits: three minutes of strength training, two minutes of cardio, and one minute of ab work. It wouldn’t be Jillian if there wasn’t repetition, so expect circuits.

I wouldn’t call the 30 Day Shred a HIIT workout, but many of the moves are intense and high impact. There are also a lot of plyometrics in level 3. If you’re new to working out, you’ll want to add a longer cool down and stretch than the one that’s provided in the video.



My verdict

Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred is easy to fit into your busy day and is a great way to build the habit of working out. This was the first program I did to restart my own weight loss and I was at my heaviest when I did it. I lost the promised 20 pounds, but that isn’t necessarily what will happen for you. It all depends on your starting weight and how hard you push yourself. What have you got to lose? Give it a try!

Have you done Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred?

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