National Fitness Hall of Fame Museum & Institute

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Gilad Janklowicz

2007 NFHOF Inductee

“Keeping Your Body in Motion"


Hometown: Israel


Gilad 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 programs ‘Bodies in Motion’, ‘Basic Training the Workout’ and ‘Total Body Sculpt with Gilad. Filmed on location in the beautiful Hawaiian Islands these aerobic and toning workout shows first aired on ESPN in 1983 and are currently the longest running fitness show in the US.  The show airs in over 80 countries and was chosen as the #1 TV fitness program in the world by Self Magazine.  In a viewer’s poll, conducted by FitTV, Gilad won the title of ‘Fitness Instructor of the Year’ for the years 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

‘Total Body Sculpt with Gilad’ is Gilad’s newest fitness show that began airing on Fit TV in January of 2005. It 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.

To date, Gilad has generated over 22 top-rated instructional videos, which received accolades and endorsements from Billboard Magazine to Consumer Reports and in October of 2009, Gilad released his ‘Kids In Motion’ 3 DVD pack to encourage children to exercise and adopt healthy fitness habits.

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.  Because of his superior fitness conditioning, Gilad is able to compete in (and win) many master-level athletic competitions.

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