Wine Not Wednesday with Jillian Michaels!

Raise a glass, girl!


We’ve had so many incredible, surreal moments since starting Tone It Up, and working with Jillian Michaels is definitely at the top of the list! Karena and I grew up following Jillian and reading fitness magazines with her on the cover. I mean, it’s Jillian FREAKIN’ Michaels. She’s the biggest fitness icon of our generation! It’s been a lifelong dream to train with her, and now here we are!


The coolest part is that Jillian loves the Tone It Up community. (She even surprised the Tone It Up retreat during our Booty Call!) Now, we feel so honored to work with her and share our workouts with you. You have to try our BODY LOVE Tone & Shred routines with Jillian HERE! You’ll be sculpting and sweating like CRAZY!


After an intense day of shooting, we invited Jillian for some Wine Not Wednesday drinks and girl talk. Jillian has a rep for being such a badass, but she’s also one of the sweetest, most genuine people. We put her on the spot with questions and she did not hold back! In the video, we talk her 29 (!!) pets, fave TV shows (she gave Karena some serious shade, lol) and nicknames (just call us Fluffington and Gran!).

Join us over a glass of wine and watch below!!


Watch on YouTube HERE!


Get Jillian’s INSANE BODY LOVE workouts HERE! gold-glitter-line

And as promised, THIS is what we act like when we’re about to have company :) “I want these things looking like microwavable popcorn- 3 minutes DEEP!” – “Knobs- David put seashells on the doorknobs”

Anyone else!? Haha!

Comment below and tell us your nickname, hidden talent, fave meal, biggest pet peeve, favorite Instagram account and more #WinenotWednesday answers in the comments. Don’t be shy, babe; tell us everything!


    1. haha Yep. I’m 5’1.5″ (sooo claiming that .5″! lol). Seems like we both look “up” to Jillian! Also, she’s actually why I became a personal train. K&K are why I am now almost done with school to become a dietitian. :)

  1. Best everrrrr WNW!
    I laughed so much & very appropriately was watching this while having my dinner and sipping my wine. #dinnerforone tonight.
    Not gonna say…but I nearly finished half a bottle by myself! Oops!

    Rapid Fire:
    1. My nickname is Carla (very boring, I know) – my full name is Carlynne
    2. Hidden talent – when Im tipsy and I fall – because I AM going to fall at some point….if Im still holding a glass or bottle, it will remain intact! I might have bloody knees from the fall…but the glass or bottle will be safe!
    3. Fav meal – Mushroom pizza with extra garlic and chilli
    4. Pet peeve – Firstly, Jillian was hilaaaaarious while describing hers! hahahaha! Mine – 1. if you dont hang washing up correctly. Each item needs to have space and nicely hanged so less chance of creases, as this means less time ironing. I hate ironing, but I do it, because its a part of life. 2. use coasters people! 3. i really hate it when people are eating things in the supermarket before they actually paid for it! I mean….what if your card is declined and you dont have cash on you? It grinds me.
    5. Fav Instagram acc – this is a no brainer…@karenakatrina then Louise Roe :-)

    Thank you my super duper trainers & @jillianmichaels for a great dinner date! xoxoxoxo

  2. This is my favorite wine not Wednesday by far!! I was laughing so hard at my desk, I was trying not to laugh out loud a couple times.
    Omgosh Karena I’m glad you came out ok that is rather scary (and of course Jillian too!!)

    Love you ladies!

  3. That was the best!!!

    My nickname: Hoppy or Pallone (college volleyball team, 5’6″ but I got some hops, then palloney from my last name Pallone, the use to sing it with the oscar Meyer theme song, my Palloney has a first name… etc)
    Hidden talent: I can sing the alphabet backward
    Favorite Meal: shrimp linguini alfredo
    Favorite insta acct: TIU

  4. This Wine Not Wednesday was great!
    1. My nicknames are Mollz Ballz, or MoBo
    2. My hidden talent is that I can balance a spoon on my nose for basically the foreseeable future if I want to.
    3. My favorite meal is white wine, clams, garlic, parsley, and mushrooms over pasta with parmesan cheese. My mouth is literally watering now.
    4. Pet peeve: When someone is a know-it-all. It’s one thing to simply share interesting information but it’s another thing to be the “well…actually” person ALL THE TIME.
    5. My favorite insta account is gsdstagram (German Shepherd Dogs). They post pics of the CUTEST fluffy puppies.
    6. My ideal relaxation situation: A glass of red wine and some Gilmore Girls. I’ve seen all of the episodes at least 4 times, but I love it and it’s the best show to wine(d) down to! is relaxing. Someone’s gotta say it.
    7. I don’t know of any rumors about me…
    8. Red Wine ALL THE WAY. Although a light crisp white or a rose in the summer is quite refreshing.

    This was so fun! Thanks Karena, Katrina, and Jillian for making my night!

  5. Hilarious! So fun to watch while I’m having a post-workout glass of wine! Love the daily workouts! Thank you K&K and very cool to have Jillian as a guest!
    1. nickname- Jillybean…totally unoriginal.
    2. hidden talent- I can do the splits anytime and without stretching…I have been known to recreate the Elf scene doing a split on an escalator!
    3. favorite meal- surf & turf.
    4. biggest pet peeve- people who chew their food VERY LOUD and lick their fingers (Ewww!) especially when sitting next to them on a plane ride.
    5. favorite instagram account: dr.evanantin Ladies, check out this handsome vet! You’re welcome!

  6. This was too funny!!

    Name: Chanelle, nickname–Nell, bell, nelly
    Fave tv show: GOT of course!!
    Pet peeve: I’m with Jillian, can NOT stand slow drivers! Especially people who slow down while changing lanes. Also, chewing with your mouth open.
    Fave meal: anything with carbs and cheese, pasta, pizza, bread and cheese!
    Fave insta account: besides K&K, yoga girl and the skinny confidential
    Hidden talent: I can play the piano, and sharp shoot
    Fave way to relax: I’m with you girls, ROSE all day.
    White wine all the way, and if I do get in the mood for red, I like it chilled.
    Least fave workout move: PLANKS hands down!

    Can’t wait for the next wine not wednesday video!

  7. This is why self driving cars are going to save the world and all the crazy traffic and conjestion!! Once they work out the kinks of course.
    I’m right there with you Jillian!! People drive like they are out to lunch. AND it’s not #tiuapproved.

  8. Um, just gotta say, I am WITH KAT on the “polish silver/set the table” thing… although I realize this might be out of place in (more casual) California… hilarious video — very loose and funny. I like how these vids humanize K+K, because they seem so perfect on the exercise videos/photos.

    Loved it — thanks!

  9. Hahaha I love you ladies!!!

    Here is my answer;

    Nickname: Conscious, blue squirrel, Coco, Princesse Hippie.

    Hidden talent: hulla hoop

    Fave meal: roasted maple and almond brussel sprouts from the Tone it up plan.

    Biggest pet peeve: when I witness lack of self respect.

    Favorite Instagram account: @Toneitup


  10. OMG this was soooo hilarious to watch!! You ladies are seriously my 3 favorite ladies in fitness!! I’m prepping for my June wedding and you guys totally give me the inspiration and motivation to keep going.

    I have to say, my fiance would say I’m exactly like Jillian!!! LOL I try to be passive but downtown LA has some pretty DUMB drivers! hahaha.

    Love you Ladies. Love #ToneItUp <3


  11. I LOVED THIS VIDEO!! That was so much fun with Jillian :) It totally made me miss your Toned Up show on Bravo.
    BTW – You girls should step up your TV show game. You’re missing out on some good shizz. Walking Dead is so good!
    Here goes my rapid fire answers…
    Nickname: Rose
    Hidden Talent: I give good massages
    Fave Meal: YOLO – chicken rolled tacos
    Biggest Pet Peeve: Inconsideration (If we all start by being kind, compassionate, and considerate to others we can change the world).
    Favorite Instagram Account: Besides TIU, AdrieneLouise (Yoga with Adriene)
    Fave Way to Relax: Red Wine
    Least Fave Workout: Cardio. All of it. Anything cardio.

  12. Love all three of you ladies, just read Jillian Michaels new book ‘Yeah Baby’ as I’m prepping to be a fit mom. Hope to see some mommy fitness tips and bounce back ideas from you two as well!

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