James W. Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo
March 27, 7:30 p.m.
millerauditorium.com, (269) 387-2300
In case you haven't heard of her, Jillian Michaels is a lot like the real life version of Brooke Windham, Ali Larter's character from the original Legally Blonde. The difference is, Michaels didn't get to where she is by bending and snapping; rather, she's a genuine self-help, self-styled fitness guru with a sense of integrity that stretches beyond the length of a dollar sign. Admittedly, the term "guru" has become rather obnoxious and devoid of any significant meaning, but a multifaceted personality like Michaels is perhaps best justified in wearing the label. It doesn't hurt that she also wears labels like "best-selling author" and "Emmy-nominated television personality," either. (It's safe to assume there are some high-end Italian labels thrown in there, too.) Embarking on her nationwide "Maximize Your Life" book tour, Michaels is hitting Miller Auditorium this March to insert a little individual sensibility into a month defined by madness and pork rinds.