Parents' Guide to

Losing It with Jillian

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Family fitness interventions are both positive and gimmicky.

TV NBC Reality TV 2010
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

A really good show that promotes exercising and a healthy lifestyle

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Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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Overall, the series uses exercise and weight loss as metaphors for unloading personal burdens, facing new challenges, and improving your life. It also demonstrates ways that exercise can be fun for the whole family. Responsibility and teamwork are also reinforced.

But while the show's messages are positive, they're delivered within the context of a gimmicky "intervention" that serves as a subtle self-promotional vehicle for Michaels. Despite her good intentions, the trainer sometimes comes across as a little patronizing, too. But if you can get past that, Losing It offers some constructive lessons about how health and fitness can improve your outlook on life.

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