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Qualifications: Consultant to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Author of two books on the subject of good nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Personal History: My mom and dad were involved in athletics. My earliest recollection is, at the age of five years, I developed a love for cartwheels, ballet, and the trampoline. At twelve, I was competing nationally and internationally with a gymnastics team. That set my course. After graduation from college with a degree in exercise physiology, I started my own company setting up fitness programs at corporations and health clubs. With my background in gymnastics, I took to aerobics with great gusto! My start on television began with the Jack LaLanne show and, shortly after that, I landed my very own fitness program on KABC in Los Angeles. This later brought me to my very successful national TV show on ESPN, 'Getting Fit With Denise Austin.' In 1982, I met Jeff Austin, a sports attorney, and we were married a year later. He is the most wonderful, supportive husband in the whole world and we have two beautiful daughters, Kelly and Katie.
Workout Philosophy: I feel passionately that everyone deserves to feel good and embrace life. I try to encourage people to feel good about themselves, to improve their self-esteem, to believe in their abilities, and to take action and control of their lives. If a half-hour daily exercise workout cannot be scheduled, increase energy levels and reduce stress in small ways. Sit or stand tall, take deep breaths, and expand the capacity of the lungs. Take a water break. Try a brisk 5-minute walk, it really gets the oxygen flowing! Stretch the arms, massage the fingers. It will revitalize and even enhance concentration. Energy is the ultimate commodity.
Success Story: I was really moved by a letter I received from Iowa. The writer, Brenda, said she was terribly lonely, fat and miserable. She began watching my show and was drawn to my high spirits. My energy inspired her to take action. So far, she has safely and successfully lost 71 pounds with approximately 50 more to go. She knows she can do it, because I inspired her to think she was worth it. She thanked me for making something so difficult so much fun.
...QUICK VIEW Denise Austin's Yoga Body Burn $ 14.99
Denise Austin's Yoga Body Burn$ 14.99It begins with fast-paced Vinyasa poses and then continues with slower body-part-focused exercises (all structured to achieve specific results using classic yoga exercises). The first section really flows —...» View full product details
...QUICK VIEW Denise Austin: Blast Away 10 Lbs. $ 16.99
Denise Austin: Blast Away 10 Lbs.$ 16.99TV's renowned home fitness expert helps you blast off unwanted weight and boost your metabolism through two fun, 20-minute kickboxing workouts! In the first, Denise guides you through martial arts-inspired...» View full product details
...QUICK VIEW Denise Austin: Blast Away the Pounds Indoor Walk $ 16.99
Denise Austin: Blast Away the Pounds Indoor Walk$ 16.99An easy-to-follow walking-style workout that's energized by Denise's friendly enthusiasm (“don't worry, you can do it!”). All the moves are ultra-basic: simple marches, hops, kicks and side-to-sides. Each 15-minute (one...» View full product details
...QUICK VIEW Denise Austin: Hit the Spot: Ten 5-Minute Target Toners $ 15.99
Denise Austin: Hit the Spot: Ten 5-Minute Target Toners$ 15.99The ten precision-focused segments let you accurately target your personal “trouble spots” (e.g. there are four separate upper-body sections: chest, arms, back and shoulders). It's easy — the DVD lets...» View full product details
...QUICK VIEW Denise Austin: Sculpt and Burn Body Blitz $ 16.99
Denise Austin: Sculpt and Burn Body Blitz$ 16.99Four easy-to-schedule segments, each with a different workout style. Denise's bubbly personality keeps you energized while her movement variety keeps you motivated. You'll start with martial arts aerobics — a...» View full product details
...QUICK VIEW Denise Austin: Shrink Belly Fat $ 15.99
Denise Austin: Shrink Belly Fat$ 15.99Three workouts — each one works your abs in a different way. It's a balanced set of rotation, stabilization, extension and traditional core-training exercises. Used together, this is a comprehensive...» View full product details
...QUICK VIEW Denise Austin: Shrink Your Fat Zones Pilates $ 16.49
Denise Austin: Shrink Your Fat Zones Pilates$ 16.49A mix of Pilates and classic toning led by an experienced, super-energetic instructor. Each segment features exercises that target specific body areas: abs, upper body and lower body. Denise's cuing...» View full product details
...QUICK VIEW Denise Austin: Yoga Booty Lift $ 16.49
Denise Austin: Yoga Booty Lift$ 16.49Join Denise Austin for a zen-sational workout created to contour, trim and lift the booty like never before! This 30-minute program features specialized yoga poses and barre moves that first...» View full product details