Jillian Michaels Covers Women's Health June 2012

Posted Wednesday May 23, 2012 8:47 AM GMT

She's made it her mission to help people get themselves in better physical condition, and Jillian Michaels was selected to grace the cover of the June 2012 issue of Women's Health magazine.

The 38-year-old fitness guru showed off her toned figure in a blue and purple bikini top with blue short shorts for the James White shot front page while dishing health-related advice and talking about some of Hollywood's ladies sporting the best midsections.

Highlights from Miss Michaels' article are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Women's Health!

On the area of the body women struggle with the most:
"I did a poll on Facebook asking which area of your body you struggle with most. And the number one answer was abs."

On how she stays motivated:
"While outside influences might be good catalyzers for lasting results you have to look inward. There is a famous quote that I live by: 'If you have a why you can tolerate any how'. Look inside and ask yourself why you want to get fit. How will your life change for the better. Let that motivate you. Honestly, skinny jeans, confidence, longevity and so on trumps any amount of brownies."

On how to reduce belly fat:
“You can’t spot-reduce fat. You must burn calories to burn fat while you condition your abs.”

On how alcohol negatively effects your fitness dreams:
“It’s going to dehydrate you, then make you feel puffy.”

On Beyonce's abs:
“I just love that she is sexy and feminine and has curves but is still really fit. To dance the way she does–she’s an incredible athlete.”

On Madonna's abs:
“It’s ridiculous how she’s kept fit at 53. Obviously, she means business.”

On Jennifer Aniston's abs:
“She’s always doing yoga or out on a run. She’s not too skinny. And she’s not obsessed about it. She just always looks good.”

Photo Credit: James White for Women's Health

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