Gilad Janklowicz is one of the world’s most popular fitness personalities. As a pioneer in the fitness industry he has
helped millions to stay fit with his popular TV fitness shows ‘Bodies in Motion’, ‘Basic Training the Workout’ and
‘Total Body Sculpt with Gilad’ and with his gold and platinum instructional home fitness DVDs and videos.
Filmed on location in the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, ‘Bodies in Motion’ is a half-hour aerobic and toning workout show
which launched in 1983. It was the first fitness show to air on ESPN, where it enjoyed an eleven-year run from 1985 to
1996. From 1996 to 2002 the show aired on Fox Sports and on The Health Network. As of 2002 the show has been
airing on Discovery’s new fitness channel Fit TV. Currently the show is the longest running fitness show in the US.
‘Bodies in Motion’ won Cable Magazine’s ‘People’s Choice Award’ for best health and fitness show every year the
category was offered. The show aired in over 80 countries and was chosen as the #1 TV fitness program in the
world by Self Magazine. In a viewers poll conducted by FitTV Gilad won the title of ‘Fitness Instructor of the Year’
for the years 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
In January 2005 Gilad released ‘Total Body Sculpt with Gilad’ this series was created for FitTV to complement the
existing ‘Bodies in Motion’ show and give the viewers a dynamic new concept in fitness that focuses on sculpting
exercises and strength training. Forty shows have been taped to date.
Gilad also created an exercise program for ESPN entitled, ‘Basic Training the Workout’, a boot camp style training
program hosted by his sister, Ada. The program debuted in 1988 and aired for 5 years.
Most of Gilad’s life has been devoted to fitness since his high school days where he excelled in track and field. He
eventually became a record holding decathlon athlete in Israel and a fitness officer in the military. Later, as an Olympic
hopeful in 1980, he trained and competed alongside some of the best athletes in the world. Gilad was inducted into
the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.
After an achilles injury shattered his Olympic dreams, Gilad enrolled at the UCLA film school and began instructing
fitness classes in some of Los Angeles’s top studios and fitness facilities where he built a strong following and trained
some of the worlds best known celebrities. Fitness personalities such as Arnold Schwarzeneger, Jack La Lanne
and quarterback Joe Thiesman all trained with Gilad and appeared on his television program ‘Bodies in Motion’.
Gilad has been featured in myriad print publications including:
Muscle and Fitness Magazine,
New York Times,
Glamour and much more.
His television appearances include:
Regis & Kathy Lee,
Sally Jesse Raphael,
The Leeza Show,
The Home Show,
Good Day New York,
The Home Shopping Network.
Gilad has done National promotional campaigns for LA Gear athletic foot wear, for Ocean Spray juice drinks and was
the spokesperson for the Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship for two years. ‘Bodies in Motion’ and Gilad
have been featured in various feature films including Rob Reiner’s ‘North’ starring Bruce Willis and Elijah Wood,
‘Ruthless People’ with Bette Midler, ‘In Country’ also starring Bruce Willis and ‘Burn After Reading’ starring George
Clooney, Brad Pitt and John Malcovich. In 1993 Gilad created an in flight video for TWA that was used on transatlantic
In 1997, Gilad co-created a cross training exercise machine known as Timeworks. It became the third top grossing
infomercial of 1998.
To date, Gilad has generated over 30 top-rated instructional videos, which received accolades and endorsements from
Billboard Magazine to Consumer Reports.
Staying on the edge of the latest fitness trends, Gilad launched The Quick Fit System, a series of seven complete
fitness workouts along with a healthy eating plan, and interactive member’s web site that blends the latest fitness
techniques into one easy to follow system geared for fast results. The system has become a best seller.
Gilad's latest creation "Ultimate Body Sculpt Series" is based on the hugely popular FitTV series "Total Body
Sculpt". In August of 2006 he released three fitness DVDs in this series. They quickly became his new best sellers. In
2007 Gilad added another fitness DVD to this series; "Elite Forces". Gilad and a group of Navy Seals, Marines and
civilians join forces in this action-packed, high-energy workout.
In March of 2007 Gilad was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame.
In September on 2007 Gilad released 3 new fitness DVDs from his Total Body Sculpt Series as
seen on FiTV.
In January of 2008 Gilad released Gilad's Express Workouts which was an instant hit and quickly became
a best seller.
In August of 2009 Gilad released 3 DVDs titled ‘Peak Performance’, ‘Cutting Edge’ and ‘Functional Fitness’.
‘Peak Performance’ was named Fitness Magazine’s BEST ALLOVER TONING WORKOUT of 2010.
In October of 2009 Gilad released his ‘Kids In Motion’ 3 DVD pack to encourage children to exercise and
adopt healthy fitness habits.
In 2011 Gilad developed an all-new abdominal core cross-training program. The program, titled ‘Lord of the
’, consists of 5 DVDs that concentrate on your abdominals and core while you burn fat and develop your upper
and lower body. This exciting new DVD series is scheduled for release the first quarter of 2012.
Gilad Productions won 4 prestigious Telly awards for the year 2009!
A silver Telly (first place) for ‘Best Health and Wellness Program’ was awarded for Gilad’s ‘Ultimate Body Sculpt’
3 DVD series.
A bronze Telly was awarded for ‘Gilad’s Quick Fit System’ infomercial and for
‘Gilad’s 15 Targeted Express Workouts’ 2 DVD set.
Gilad’s ‘Bodies In Motion’ TV show received the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ Telly for excellence in television
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