Fitness Legend Jillian Michaels to Keynote #BlogHer18 Health

by Samantha Skey


Our goal in launching BlogHer Health is to explore women’s minds and bodies with unabashed honesty, intelligence, and respect.  #BlogHer18 Health will amplify the voices who build awareness, action, and impact on women’s lives.  In addition to celebrating some women at the forefront of innovation in health and wellness, we will provide the tools and direction that content creators and advocates need to build their platforms to reach larger audiences and drive strong engagement. 

We have always celebrated female content creators and entrepreneurs.  These are the voices and personalities who power our community and move our culture forward.  With that in mind, I am particularly stoked to announce Jillian Michaels, one of the world’s foremost wellness entrepreneurs,as our first keynote for the BlogHer Health conference. 

Jillian exemplifies our #WinningWomen platform with her proud game face and unapologetic ambition.  She dominates in the health and fitness space with her successful Jillian Michaels app and fitness streaming platform FitFusion, hit television series, bestselling workout DVDs, eight New York Times-bestselling books, and an award-winning podcast. As President of Empowered Media, she and her company are also investors in numerous like-minded health and wellness companies. 

We created the #WinningWomen platform to highlight women who pursue the sport of life with a relentless drive to succeed.  #WinningWomen focuses on the positive pursuit of a win, whether the outcome is ultimately one of victory or simply a game well-played, #WinningWomen are teammates and individual contributors.  They are mothers, daughters, friends, executives, entrepreneurs, and athletes.  They are the women who strive and win or lose, who continue to pursue excellence with passion and persistence.

When we approached Jillian about being a keynote speaker, she said, “A long, productive, happy and fulfilled life starts with a commitment to good physical and mental health. I am excited to be part of a conference that explores all aspects of living well – from nutrition to fitness to self-care and everything in between.”

Jillian Michaels represents much of what we value at BlogHer; her drive and her humor allow her to win with grit and grace, and her personal stories allow her to reach and inspire a huge audience of men and women who aspire to lead their best lives.  BlogHer celebrates women who have taken their passion and their purpose and created meaningful business impact.  She is all of that, with a killer game for the win.     


Also joining Jillian on our #BlogHer18 Health speaker roster, are:

  • Jessica Shepherd, MD, women’s health expert, OBGYN, and contributor on Dr. Oz
  • Dr. Logan Levkoff, a renowned sexologist, author, and TV personality
  • Latham Thomas, women's wellness expert, founder of Mama Glow and author of Own Your Glow
  • Nitika Chopra, host of “Naturally Beautiful” on Z Living and self-esteem advocate
  • Elizabeth Yuko,  Bioethicist, Health & Sex Editor at SheKnows and HelloFlo

You won’t want to miss this!