Jillian Michaels has abs. Breaking news, we know. The personal trainer-turned-reality TV star made a living showing others how to attain her level of chisel so we’re pretty familiar with how enviable Jillian’s body is. But girl must have added something new to her workout; she’s looking better than ever on the cover of Shape!
The Biggest Loser trainer poses for the magazine’s July/August 2014 issue and while she’s got a shirt and red bikini bottom on for the cover, Jillian ditches every stitch for the inside fold. Maybe she wanted to do something different for her fourth appearance in the fitness mag or you know, figured if you've got it, flaunt it.
And Jillian’s got it in spades. The newly 40 mother of two says she’s embracing the new decade ahead. “When I think back on my 20s and 30s, I look better now than I ever have,” she says. “Yes, I’m older but I’m also wiser and that’s a more intrinsic type of beauty.”
She adds that while she may fit the stereotype of beautiful, it’s not just about being thin. It’s about being strong. “It’s important for women to have overall strength,” she says, “because when you feel physically powerful, it transcends into every facet of your life. My best reason for having strong arms is because I love to pick up my kids.”
Now there’s a reason we’re sure every parent can understand!
Check out the video above to see how Jillian got those killer abs!