Get Back on Track with Jillian Michaels: Hot Body Healthy Mommy #Review

| April 13, 2016 | 36 Comments

It has been a few years since I had my last child, but my body is not where I would like it to be. For me, I had to ease into a workout routine to begin to accomplish my goal of getting fit again. When asked to review the new mom workout DVD Jillian Michaels: Hot Body Healthy, I was interested in seeing how different it would be from normal workouts.


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Jillian Michaels: Hot Body Healthy Mommy aims to get a woman’s body in shape after having a baby (after getting clearance from your physician first) and promises fantastic results. Michaels provides three workouts that focus on a different part of your body in basic and advanced levels for every move performed:

  • Upper Body – focuses on the arms, chest and back
  • Lowe Body – tones buns and thighs
  • Core-Strengthening – focuses on your abdominal muscles

This DVD also offers gives special instructions to moms who have had C-sections or diastasis recti so their bodies can get in shape correctly.

If you have not ever done a workout with Jillian Michaels, let me tell you this: you will feel the burn! I’m not saying this to discourage anyone from picking up Jillian Michaels: Hot Body, Healthy Mommy. I have done a few of her workouts before, and loved them because I felt as though I had accomplished something after completing a workout with Jillian Michaels. I even had the chance to go to a workout session Jillian Michaels lead personally. This was a challenge I would do again in a heartbeat!

I decided to go from head-to-toe when trying to perform each of the workouts at home. I did both the basic and the advanced moves for all three routines. The Upper Body workout was the toughest for me to get through because, well, they do not get used as much as the rest of my body on a regular basis. Each routine was really fun to do. For me, since I am now doing more high intensity workouts, these routines were easier to do. Jillian Michaels brought her enthusiasm to each workout, but it was in a more relaxed way.

I really liked that each workout is divided into three circuits so it is easy for users to remember the flow of the exercises to be performed without becoming too tired. The fact that each workout is only 20 minutes long is fabulous since I do not have a lot of time to work out during the day and I can work them in around my family’s hectic schedule. Finally, Jillian Michaels’ instructions on your form should be during a workout is fantastic. It is great to be told what you should look like when performing each of these moves.


Jillian Michaels Hot Body, Healthy Mommy DVD 2 Instructions


Two quick notes for first-time users of this DVD:

  1. Though you can use the floor, a yoga mat is so much more comfortable when performing some of the moves when you are not on your feet; and
  2. There are some moves where weights are needed. You can improvise with other similar objects around your home (ex – using stainless steel water bottles filled with water to replace a 3-pound free weight).


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If you are looking into getting your body back on track after having a baby, Jillian Michaels: Hot Body Healthy Mommy is a great DVD to get you started on accomplishing your fitness goals! The exercises are designed to start to get users back into wanting to become fit so they are not rigorous. The instructions on how to perform each move are great and you feel encouraged to want to continue using these routines throughout your new busy life with baby.

For more information about Jillian Michaels: Hot Body Healthy Mommy, you can connect with Gaiam Canada on their Facebook or Twitter pages!


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  1. Athena says:

    I did work out after baby, and I have used Jillian Michaels DVDs before

  2. Michelle ofarrell says:

    I don’t have money for the gym and as a single mom I can’t make it to the gym. This is perfect.

  3. Andrea Hardy says:

    I’ve started doing yoga and I’ve used a Jillian Michaels DVD to workout post pregnancy

  4. jan says:

    I have not done any workout by Jillian, but I have been eyeing her DVD’s for some time now.

  5. Lynda Cook says:

    Sadly the answer to both of your questions would be a no, and my youngest daughter just had her second child and she isn’t doing any exercises either, this would be a great workout for the both of us, wonder if Jillian is just as scary on her dvd’, she is so tiny but man does she ever scare me!!

  6. Soozle (Suzie B) says:

    I have seen Jillians DVDS, not have not tried them and have not been pregnant

  7. SweetPanda says:

    I have never done any workout by Jillian and I am constantly hoping to lose the 15 lbs I gained after I delivered my second one

  8. Linda Svarovsky says:

    I did work out after and have her dvds

  9. Cheryl says:

    Yes I’ve worked out after baby and used Jillian Michaels DVDs, not this one though

  10. Lynne says:

    I have not done workouts after pregnancies but i have recently started at home. Never used Jillian dvds.

  11. aarone mawdsley says:

    i have not

  12. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    Yes, I did work out after the baby, but I haven’t used one of Jillian’s DVDs yet.

  13. surinder gurm says:

    never done a Jillian michaels dvd, pregnancy was over 20 years ago so pretty fuzzy

  14. Leslie Crosbie says:

    I have work out like crazy after having babies but never with Jillian Michaels DVD
    BUT I did use Jillian Michaels Wii game to work-out!

  15. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I did work out after being pregnant and I dont any of her dvds

  16. Holly OGorman says:

    I have done some of her dvd’s before. I didn’t have to work out after pregnancy because I was very sick the whole 9 months and actually lost most of my body fat, so I came out smaller than I started.

  17. Gina Bell says:

    I have the beginner DVD, and I really like it.

  18. Cheryl says:

    I never worked out after my pregnancy or with Jillian Micheals but so need to start!!

  19. Travelbuds says:

    I never worked out after my pregnancy. I have not done Jillian Michaels dvd’s before.

  20. KD says:

    I haven’t seen any Jillian Michaels dvds before. I didn’t workout after my first, but need to now after my second!

  21. Ashley MacInnis says:

    I worked out – but not right after baby. When my son was two, I lost over 50 pounds working out with DVDs and Zumba for Wii! I’ve never done Jillian Michael’s DVDs though, and would love to try!

  22. Stacy Johnston says:

    I just walked after pregnancy…I am just starting to workout with videos…and this one would be a great addition.

  23. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I’ve never been pregnant but my best friend would love this!

  24. Michelle james says:

    Yes I worked out after baby, did dvds of pilates and have never done a Jillian Micheals dvd.

  25. heidi c. says:

    I didn’t really work out after I gave birth but I did do a lot of walking with my kids.

  26. kathy downey says:

    I have never done any workout by Jillian

  27. Crystal Porter says:

    I didn’t work out after I gave birth. I have lots of catching up to do!

  28. Sarah says:

    I have done a couple of her Biggest Loser short workouts, but not one of her DVDs.

  29. Kristin Carlson says:

    I have worked out after both my son’s, doing 30 day shred typically. We are hopimg for a third soon.

  30. Knittinchick says:

    I love Jillian workouts… her points of correction always make me wonder if she can see me trying to sneak a little break into the workout!

  31. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I didn’t work out after pregnancy but did later on, there was just no time left for anything else with 7 children in the house. I think running about all the time kept me in good shape.

  32. michelle hebert says:

    i have never worked out after each of my 4 pregnancies or worked out to jillian michaels

  33. Angela Mitchell says:

    I haven’t worked out after my pregnancies although I’m wanting to get started on some cardio now. I haven’t tried any workouts from Jillian Michaels before.

  34. marie s says:

    three years after pregnancy I just started to work out. I have never done a dvd of jillian michaels but I did a shred class of hers through my gym. awesome

  35. Khristian King says:

    I love Jillian DVD as a mommy if a toddler because I can squeeze in a workoutat any time, which can be at odd hours. I am still using Jillian’s dvd after having the baby and I also suffer from hypothyroidism so it’s taking a little longer but it’s coming off

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