Gilad Janklowicz is one
of America’s most popular fitness personalities. As a pioneer in the
aerobics and fitness movement he helps millions to stay healthy and fit
through his popular TV program “Bodies in Motion” and best
selling instructional home videos.
For nearly two decades, viewers have tuned in to tone-up with
Gilad. From grandmothers to
hardcore athletes, he has the dynamic personality to motivate just about
Filmed on location in
the beautiful Hawaiian islands, “Bodies in Motion”, is a half-hour
aerobic and toning workout show, which successfully launched in 1983.
It was the first fitness show to air on ESPN, where it enjoyed an
eleven-year run from 1985 to 1996. As of 1996, Bodies in Motion
is airing throughout the country on various Fox Sports affiliates.
Currently it has a multi-year contract with The Health Network, which
was recently purchased by the Discovery Channel. “Bodies in Motion”
won Cable Magazine’s “People’s Choice Award” for best
health and fitness show every year the category was offered and was
chosen as #1 fitness show by Self Magazine.
Gilad created a second
exercise program for ESPN entitled,
“Basic Training”, a low impact, cross training program hosted
by his sister, Ada. The
program debuted in 1988 and broadcast for nearly 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 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.
After an Achilles injury shattered his Olympic
dreams, Gilad enrolled at the UCLA film school and began to teach
aerobics at some of Los Angeles’s top studios and fitness facilities. He built an incredible celebrity following as a personal
trainer. Fitness personalities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jack La
Lanne and quarterback Joe Thiesman all appeared on Gilad’s television
Gilad has been featured
in myriad print publications including; Allure, Elle, Fitness, GQ,
Longevity, Muscle and Fitness Magazine, Shape Magazine, Men’s Fitness,
People Magazine, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, New York Times,
Entertainment Weekly, Glamour and much more. His television
appearances include; Regis & Kathy Lee, Sally Jesse Raphael, Joan
Rivers, The Leeza Show, The Home Show, Geraldo, Good Day New York, QVC and
The Home Shopping Network.
was the national spokesperson for “LA Gear”, “Ocean Spray”, and
“Crystal Light’s National Aerobic Championship” and hosted an
in-flight exercise workout for TWA Airlines.
“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 and “In
Country” also starring Bruce Willis.
In 1997, Gilad
co-created a cross training exercise machine known as the
‘Timeworks’. As the fitness expert host touting the product via paid
television programming, it became the 3rd top grossing
infomercial of 1998.
To date, Gilad has
generated over 22 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 recently launched 7 new videos
“Gilad's Quick Fit System".
Six of the seven videos are rated in the top 10 workout videos
for the year 2002 according to Collage Video’s Guide to Exercise
Videos. His Quick Fit’s Hips, Thighs and Buns video was
selected by Fitness Magazine as a Top Ten Fitness Video of 2001.
Gilad enjoys giving back
to the community through his involvement with various non-profit
organizations and local fundraisers including Hawaii’s Special
Olympics and the March of Dimes.
A native of Israel, he has resided in Hawaii since 1981.
1999-2004 Gilad Productions, DBA Bodies in Motion. All rights reserved.