K-Swiss announced a global endorsement deal with “Biggest Loser” trainer and coach Jillian Michaels. She will represent K-Swiss and participate in interactive retail and consumer-facing programs throughout the year.  In the future, Michaels will develop collaborative product line with K-Swiss.

This is the first formal performance brand endorsement for Michaels.

Michaels is a New York Times best-selling author and TV personality. On June 1st, NBC will launch “Losing it with Jillian!,” a new series dedicated to giving unhealthy families the necessary tools to reboot their lives. Michaels co-founded Empowered Media to help individuals understand how to reach life-changing goals.  The company’s motto is, “Inspired by Jillian, empowered by YOU!”

“Jillian will be a great ambassador for our California Sports Brand,” said David Nichols, Executive Vice President of K-Swiss. “As a California-native she has built a successful career around helping people celebrate a healthy, active lifestyle. We share the commitment and passion for helping others to reach their personal best, and the fun that goes along with it.”

“The partnership grew organically once I discovered how much I enjoyed wearing and working out with the K-Swiss Tubes,” said Jillian Michaels. “They are affordable, comfortable and stylish. It only made sense to work with a brand that I was already a fan of.”

“Jillian and I decided that we wanted to take a different approach in selecting an athletic brand partner.  We looked for a company with an organic approach and one which understood the look, feel and sensibility of our brand,” said Empowered Media Co-Founder and CEO, Giancarlo Chersich. “We know K=Swiss represents all aspects of the right partnership. They remain at the forefront of creating innovative, stylish and affordable products for consumers that embody Jillian’s native California spirit and lifestyle.”

Michaels has worn the K-Swiss Tubes Run 100 on various television appearances this year. The Tubes cushioning technology features full-length cylinders to provide an amazing responsive heel-to-toe transition and smaller cylinders strategically placed on the medial side to provide more stability.