Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Denise Austin: Yoga Arm Toner Workout for the Upper Body

Published on Nov 24, 2015 by BeFiT

Denise Austin: Yoga Arm Toner Workout from Yoga Booty Lift is a 10- minute, target-toning routine for the arms and upper body that adds hand weights to classic Yoga poses, blending Yoga and weight training exercises to burn fat, lift and firm problem areas and sculpt lean muscle from head to toe. Activate the core, re-align the spine and release tension as you challenge multiple muscle groups simultaneously with America’s Favorite Fitness Expert, Denise Austin in this strength-building workout from her popular “Yoga Booty Lift” Fitness DVD. Re-shape your body, improve posture, alleviate anxiety and uncover a leaner and healthier new you with specially-formulated, result-driven moves like twisting chair poses, squatting bent-over rows, warrior 2 bicep curls, side angle dumbbell snatches, lunging tricep extensions, chair pose dumbbell lifts, twisting reverse chest fly’s, tree pose butterflies, planks, cat cow leg extensions push-ups, reverse warriors, triangle poses and more that will are sure to have you seeing results fast! Firm the booty and challenge the abs as you tone the arms, biceps, triceps, shoulders, chest, thighs, back and obliques with this effective, low intensity Yoga hybrid routine. This workout can be modified to fit all skill levels by adjusting depth of motion, weight, reps and rest periods. You will need a towel, a light set of dumbbells, a Yoga mat and a bottle of water to complete this workout that can be taken with you anywhere for a full tone-up. Join 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 target the legs, then the butt and, lastly, the butt and core together to reshape your bottom half into your better half. And with a bonus Yoga Arms workout that tones multiple muscles at once, you’ll achieve a sexy, sculpted look from head to toe! Standing Legs: Boost your body burn with thigh-trimming yoga poses then use the back of a chair for a series of barre pliés and lifts that tone your thighs and calves. Standing Butt: Reshape your rear with a barre leg-lift sequence and single-leg yoga moves that guarantee you’ll leave a lasting impression as you leave any room! Floor Butt & Core: Trim your hips, transform your tush and flatten your belly with floor exercises like side-lying legs, rainbow raises, bridge lifts, and yoga boats.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Denise Austin - Burn Fat Fast: Latin Dance Cardio Strength Workout Level 4

Burn Fat Fast: Latin Dance Cardio Strength Workout Level 4- Denise Austin - YouTube

Published on Nov 17, 2015 by BeFiT

Burn Fat Fast: Latin Dance Cardio Strength Workout Level 4 with Denise Austin is an electrifying 5 minute fat-burning dance routine followed by a soothing dancer’s stretch cool down that is designed to melt away calories, shrink the waistline, boost energy, increase flexibility and tone the entire body from top to bottom This fun and electric dance party features easy-to-follow Latin dance steps that will fire up the metabolism and activate the core as you kick start your weight loss potential with America’s Favorite Fitness Expert, Denise Austin in this effective segment from the Popular “Burn Fat Fast Latin Dance” Fitness DVD! Tone up and feel the burn on the dance floor as you uncover lean definition and re-shape the hips, arms, legs, booty, chest, abs, obliques and shoulders with result driven moves that are inspired by the Mambo, Cha-Cha, Samba, and Salsa dance styles. With every hop, pop, shimmy, and shake you’ll lift and firm the body and uncover lean muscle. Shape a slimmer and sexier new you with one of the best trainers in the business right from your very own living room. You will need a towel and a bottle of water to complete this exercise that is great for all skill levels.

Denise Austin - Pregnancy Plus Workout

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Published on Nov 22, 2015 by Uziel Martinez

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Denise Austin Appears On WUSA 9 - Vid

Denise Austin’s Fall Fitness Freebies

Markette Sheppard and Chris Leary learn about Denise Austin’s new Fall Freebies, a series of online workouts, from the fitness legend herself.

Skechers raises more than $1.4 million from Friendship Walk in Manhattan Beach

  • by Alana Garrigues
  • Oct 29, 2015

The Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, a favorite among South Bay residents, continued its success by raising $1,404,930 in its seventh year in Manhattan Beach with help from the Mira Costa Marching Band and a long list of celebrities including actress Brooke Burke-Charvet, fitness guru Denise Austin, L.A. Dodgers Adviser Tommy Lasorda and legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard.

But the most important aspect to Skechers CEO Michael Greenberg, who co-founded the walk, is the money it raises for children’s charities.

Before handing the microphone to celebrities during the opening ceremony, he passed it on to Sofia Duran, a young woman with special needs and a participant in the Friendship Circle – a nonprofit that brings kid volunteers and children with special needs together – to get the crowd riled up.

Mic in hand, she enthusiastically shouted words that only she knew the true meaning of. She raised her fist in the air, gave the audience a power-to-the-people virtual fist bump and waited for the cheers. She did it several times, and each time, the audience’s response was louder and more encouraging. It was clear that she loved every minute of it.

That’s precisely the focus that Greenberg wants to keep for the walk. It’s a fun morning, an opportunity for neighbors to reconnect and start the day off with a bit of fitness and a chance for kids to see some of their favorite Disney, ABC and Nickelodeon TV stars along with sports celebrities. Star Wars characters and Sponge Bob Square Pants even joined in for photos this year.

Greenberg said that it’s the focus on the cause and the children that makes the day so successful every year.

“What more do you want to be attached to than being attached to children, whether it be education or helping lifelong bonds with children with special needs that don’t really have the opportunity to engage the same way that mainstream kids do?” said Greenberg. “There are kids that actually do not have friends, and friends are new to them and you see the smiles that these friendships, that these teenage volunteers are so selfless. They give themselves. They give their time. And they put in their hours and energy and love and support and devotion to these kids with special needs and it’s just beautiful. That touches the heart of everyone.”

The more than $1.4 million goes to Friendship Circle and South Bay education foundations. That’s up by more than $200,000 compared to last year, and Greenberg expects the number will continue to grow in the future.

Half of the money comes from the walkers’ registrations. There were 12,757 of them this year. The other half, Greenberg said, comes from business sponsors and private individuals who contribute every year.

One of those donors is Steel Partners CEO Warren Lichtenstein. He met Greenberg after he moved to the South Bay six years ago. His rabbi in Aspen has a brother – Rabbi Yossi Mintz, Executive Director of the Friendship Circle. Lichtenstein was told to connected with Mintz upon his arrival in L.A. Through Mintz, he learned about the organization and connected with Greenberg. He knew he wanted to do something.

So last year, in addition to making his regular donation, which he has done since the second year of the walk, he started a challenge to raise awareness and get people interacting and posting about the event on social media.

“We wanted to figure out a way that people could participate more,” said Lichtenstein.

The challenge was to take a selfie and post it, with the hashtag #P2PSteelSports. He’d donate an extra $5 per selfie with the hashtag, posted within 24 hours of the walk.

This year, 609 posts with the hashtag went up on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, resulting in an additional $3,045 in donations.

Greenberg said it’s that type of dedication and generosity from business leaders that is necessary to make the world a better place.

“All corporations have an obligation to support good causes and to give back to the communities, not just where they operate, but on a global level,” said Greenberg.

In the walk’s first year, seven years ago, Greenberg recalled that he was nervous whether anyone would show up. That first year, he raised just over $200,000 and was happy with a great start. It’s grown by leaps and bounds since—Greenberg estimates between 15 to 20 percent growth each year in both money raised and participation. He doesn’t have a specific goal in mind for the future. As long as the walk thrives, he’s happy.

He said the partnership with local education foundations has been one major reason for the walk’s success.

“Their influence in rallying the students to sign up for the walk is imperative,” said Greenberg. “We can’t do it without them. The different districts and how they support and promote the walk, it’s just incredible.”

This year, the education foundations were out in full force, with men and woman holding signs along the walk indicating which school they represented. Most people wore the Pier to Pier T-shirts, but some folks designed their own team logos or sayings, supporting their school or supporting a friendship that grew out of the Friendship Circle.

Along the walk, there was a homecoming feel, with cheerleaders from all the local high schools—each one in a brand new pair of bright white Skechers shoes—shook pom-poms and chanted encouraging words for the walkers, “Keep it up!” and “You can do it!”

That’s perhaps what makes the day so special. Through the atmosphere and the tone that Greenberg and his team set, it makes people feel good about giving.

SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk Raises over $1.4 Million for Kids

Sugar Ray Leonard, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Tommy Lasorda and Denise Austin joined presenting sponsor Nickelodeon to support the record-breaking event

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The SKECHERS Foundation today announced that it has reached a new donation record for the 2015 SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk – surpassing this year’s $1.2 million goal to raise more than $1.4 million for children with special needs and education. Co-sponsored by Nickelodeon and elevated by the support of generous sponsor events like Steel Partners’ #P2PSteelSports Selfie Challenge donation pledge, the Walk drew more than 12,000 participants, and continues to reach new attendance and donation highs annually since its 2009 launch.

“The wave of support that climbs year after year in honor of our kids is incredible,” said Michael Greenberg, president of SKECHERS. “When we started the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk seven years ago, 1,800 of us hit the beach to raise $220,000 – and since then, our walkers have grown six-fold – with more than $5.5 million donated over the years, all dedicated to enrich and inspire our children.”

Many celebrities turned out to support the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, including boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard in his first appearance at the event, as well as TV personality Brooke Burke-Charvet, fitness expert Denise Austin, and Hall of Fame baseball manager Tommy Lasorda, who have all made multiple appearances throughout its history.

Sharing his thoughts on the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, Sugar Ray Leonard said, “When you say kids to me, I’m there. This is my first, but believe me – this will not be my last.” Added Brooke Burke-Charvet: “The SKECHERS family has had a vision, and it keeps growing. It is so amazing to see everyone come out. Together, we make a difference and we increase the power of community.”

“I have a deep appreciation for our volunteers, our celebs, our community, and our incredible sponsors like Nickelodeon, Steel Sports and so many amazing corporations with a conscience who come together year after year to make the world a better place for our children,” added Greenberg. “This event means that kids with special needs and students from kindergarten to high school are getting the care, support and nurturing they need to grow into inspired, enlightened, confident adults – and over seven years, we’re already seeing its long-term effects: from the lessons our kids have learned in classes that would have been shelved, to friendships that will last a lifetime. This Walk and everything that it gives is a wonderful legacy – one we will share for years to come.”

Now one of the largest events in Southern California supporting children with special needs and education, the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk supports The Friendship Circle, an organization that assists children with special needs and their families through one-on-one peer mentoring and social recreational programming – as well as funding education foundations to retain vital academic programs, maintain smaller class sizes, improve libraries, and upgrade school technology.

The SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk thanks presenting sponsor Nickelodeon and many generous sponsors including Wells Fargo, Steel Sports, South Bay Vein and Laser Group, The Claudette and Ethan Rickett Care Foundation, Ross,, Tour de Pier, DIRECTV, United Legwear & Underwear Co., Body Glove, Kids Foot Locker, United Legwear, JAKKS Pacific, Marshalls, Cushman & Wakefield, Caskey & Caskey, Siltanen & Partners Advertising, Continental Development, Northrop Grumman, Equinox, Chevron, and many others who have provided funds and support to provide a better future for children. To learn more about the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, please visit or

The SKECHERS Foundation was established to provide families around the world with the necessities and skills to succeed in life. In addition to organizing the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, the SKECHERS Foundation funds tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide education and job training, shoes, clothing, fitness and nutrition guidance to communities in need.

ABOUT The Friendship Circle
The Friendship Circle is a non-profit organization that assists children with special needs and their families through one-on-one peer mentoring and social recreational programming (

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KECHERS CEO Robert Greenberg, Sugar Ray Leonard, Denise Austin, Tommy Lasorda, Brooke Burke-Charvet and SKECHERS president Michael Greenberg. (Photo: Business Wire)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Denise Austin To Attend 2015 Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

Skechers beach cities pier-to-pier walk Sunday biggest charity event in California

By Staff reports

Posted: 10/22/15, 8:21 PM PDT | Updated: 10/23/2015

California’s largest charity event kicks off Sunday at the Manhattan Beach Pier for the seventh annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk. More than 12,000 people will unite to support education and children with special needs.

Before the walk starts at 9 a.m., a special performance will take place by the Los Angeles Clippers Dance Team. Participants at the annual event walk south to the Hermosa Beach Pier, then return to the Manhattan Beach Pier. The total duration of the walk is about 3.5 miles.

Various celebrities plan to attend, including Brooke Burke-Charvet, Sugar Ray Leonard, Denise Austin and stars from Nickelodeon, Disney and ABC.

Since its inception in 2009, more than $4 million has been raised for The Friendship Circle, a nonprofit that assists children with special needs and their families, as well as local education foundations. The funds raised have been used to implement free programs at The Friendship Circle and helped save teachers’ jobs, preserve academic programs, and enhance libraries and school technology. This year the event is on track to raise $1.2 million.

For details about registration and fees, visit For more information about The Friendship Circle, visit