Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Review

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The Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD is an intense workout DVD for people of above average fitness level. There are three leveled workouts on the DVD – Level 1, 2 and 3. Each of the videos is available for instant download and streaming from Amazon.com. Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred claimed to help dieters lose 20 pounds in 30 days. While the workout may be sound, the claim of extreme weight loss places this DVD series in the fad category. Losing 20 pounds in 30 days requires dedication and a reduced calorie diet. The average weight loss of 2 pounds per week would account for only 8 pounds lost in 30 days. Weight loss in excess of 2 pounds a week tends to end in rebound weight gain.

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Workout series claiming to help the dieter lose 20 pounds in 30 days.

Product Features

The three workouts on the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred are broken into 20-minute segments. The workouts are NOT for beginners. Intermediate and advanced users still have to start with Level 1 and work up to Level 2 and Level 3. While the DVD may change the shape of the body, there are some flaws.

The 20-minute workout does not leave time for rest or water. It is suggested that a dieter drink water after 15 minutes of working out to prevent dehydration. Dehydration can quickly lead to dizziness and fatigue, making the workout appear harder. Some users love the fact that Michaels does not stop, but others feel Michaels is trying to “kill me”.

The Jillian Michaels famous for pushing obese people through outrageous fitness workouts is the same Jillian Michaels on this DVD. She has a 400 pound person doing full jumping jacks. There are no modified versions and no slow points in the workout. This helps the workout go by more quickly, but it also could be a bit overpowering for most beginners.

No diet information is included with this workout, but Jillian Michaels offers plenty of diet advice on her official website and in various books sold through Amazon.com. The DVD sells for less than $10 on Amazon.com and contains three workouts.

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  • Three workouts on one DVD.
  • Sells for less than other workouts.


  • Too intense for most dieters.
  • No time to stop and rest during the workout.


The Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred will help a dieter lose weight as long as they are following a healthy eating plan. The workouts are intense, but Michaels pushes even the most obese follower to achieve new heights. Before following this DVD, anyone who is overweight or obese should talk with their physician.

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