Jillian Michaels Guest DJs on The Morning Mix

Jillian Michaels of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" plays Guest DJ on The Morning Mix with Cindy Howes. Jillian explains how she uses music with her own workouts as well as with contestants on the show.

Jillian tells us about how she uses music in every event and for any situation to motivate others and herself. Every season of “The Biggest Loser” Jillian gives each contestant a song to relate to and use as a motivator throughout the season. Michaels starts her Guest DJ set with U2’s “Beautiful Day” from 2000 album, All That You Can’t Leave Behind. “Beautiful Day” serves as a song to get everyone's’ spirits up, making them happy to be alive no matter how rough they think their days are. “Even when it’s a crap day, it’s a beautiful day because a bad day for our ego is a great day for our soul. I like to start a workout like that, especially when I’m teaching a class.”

We immediately changed pace, turning to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams from his most recent album, G I R L . Jillian sees Pharrell trying to tell people to stop taking on the worries of others and just be happy, a similar theme to U2’s “Beautiful Day.”

The final song we hear from Jillian Michaels is “Haunted” by Poe, the title track from Poe’s album released in 2000. Jillian recently returned from India and finds herself haunted from the trip. Michaels expresses her problem with people who look at underdeveloped nations and are thankful they aren’t in the same position of poverty.

“Now that you’ve seen that the world is unfair and unbalanced and since you have an abundance, really make an effort to spread that abundance around. That song to me says, don’t forget where you were and don’t forget how that changed you and be a better person whenever and wherever possible.”

Jillian Michaels will be in Pittsburgh on March 19th at the Benedum Center for her “Maximize Your Life” Tour. More information here

Jillian's song picks:
1. U2 - "Beautiful Day"
2. Pharrell Williams - "Happy"
3. Poe - "Haunted"