Sunday, December 30, 2012

Fit & Lite 32: Yoga, Back

Published on Dec 30, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Carefree AZ
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ7pZrRVQUo

Fit & Lite 31: Back

Published on Dec 29, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Carefree AZ
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yLJGvledxI

Fit & Lite 30: Arms, Chest & Shoulders

Published on Dec 29, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St George UT
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeeFAAJaKBs

Daily Workout 37: Aerobics, Legs

Published on Dec 29, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Turks & Caicos
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATgQgkCCws8

Fit & Lite 29: Buns

Published on Dec 29, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Sedona AZ
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ucw3y8gBo1s

Daily Workout 36: Step Aerobics, Arms, Chest & Shoulders

Published on Dec 29, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St Thomas USVI
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnCObwsryB4

Daily Workout 35: Step Aerobics, Hips & Thighs

Published on Dec 29, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Turks & Caicos
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs6gzw05Pl4

Daily Workout 34: Kickboxing, Buns

Published on Dec 29, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Turks & Caicos
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD2ZUeenVzo

Fit & Lite 28: Abs & Waist with Fitness Ball

Published on Dec 29, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St George UT
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hnsx0DN1Y2o

Fit & Lite 27: Buns

Published on Dec 29, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Carefree AZ
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK8TxP6JlUs

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Daily Workout 33: Interval Training, Abs

Published on Dec 7, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St John USVI
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDi-cRV8_lo

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Daily Workout 32: Aerobics, Buns

Published on Dec 7, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St John USVI
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9egb15tVGg

Daily Workout 31: Aerobics, Hips & Thighs

Published on Dec 7, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St John USVI
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93MpHJNazlQ

Daily Workout 30: Aerobics, Legs

Published on Dec 4, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St John USVI
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj8mwRB9VsQ

Daily Workout 29: Aerobics, Arms

Published on Dec 4, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St John USVI
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whtjMGMTDUM

Daily Workout 28: Kickboxing, Abs & Waist

Published on Dec 4, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Turks & Caicos
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp7zJXcKBwc

Daily Workout 27: Aerobics, Hips & Thighs

Published on Dec 4, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Dorado, Puerto Rico
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA3qsr7kQb0

Daily Workout 26: Interval Training, Abs

Published on Dec 4, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St Thomas USVI
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvZp55_uSRw

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Daily Workout 25: Interval Training, Abs

Published on Dec 4, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Dorado, Puerto Rico
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JizpKiwgmTY

Daily Workout 24: Aerobics, Buns

Published on Dec 3, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Turks & Caicos
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7ZEDkDp8xk

Monday, December 3, 2012

Fit & Lite 18: Hips & Thighs

Published on Dec 3, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Sedona AZ
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciGa42-ONCQ

Fit & Lite 18: Hips & Thighs

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Daily Workout 23: Kickboxing, Hips & Thighs

Published on Dec 2, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St Thomas USVI
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=837z4WtnG84

Fit & Lite 26: Pilates

Published on Dec 2, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Sedona AZ
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94BExzFYNso

Fit & Lite 25: Pilates, Abs

Published on Dec 2, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Carefree AZ
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71XehMh1b20

Daily Workout 22: Interval Training, Buns

Published on Dec 2, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Dorado, Puerto Rico
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwgChDJenqs

Fit & Lite 24: Pilates

Published on Dec 1, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Sedona AZ
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3h5DzTYaRo

Fit & Lite 14: Weights

Published on Dec 1, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St George UT
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcj48FoPftk

Update: Monday, December 3, 2012

Fit & Lite 14: Weights


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Fit & Lite 23: Buns

Published on Dec 1, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Sedona AZ
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRQJ0zttfYQ

Daily Workout 21: Aerobics, Abs & Waist

Published on Dec 1, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St Thomas USVI
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0dfr2Q1O9s

Fit & Lite 22: Back

Published on Dec 1, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St George UT
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5916ScDOEk

Daily Workout 20: Step Aerobics, Abs & Waist

Published on Dec 1, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Turks & Caicos
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7bGDysszao

Fit & Lite 21: Walk, Hips & Thighs

Published on Dec 1, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St George UT
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp-sBa2SBzQ

Fit & Lite 20: Upper Body

Published on Nov 30, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St George UT
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_k5j1-xEcE

Daily Workout 19: Step Aerobics, Hips & Thighs

Published on Nov 30, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St Thomas USVI
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8lLInW37Vc

Daily Workout 18: Aerobics, Buns

Published on Nov 30, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St Thomas USVI
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zevbMoIHpI

Friday, November 30, 2012

Fit & Lite 19: Buns, Yoga

Published on Nov 29, 2012 by VaneBalto

in St George UT
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znExaVznNAE

Fit & Lite 18: Hips & Thighs

Update: Monday, December 3, 2012

New link:

Fit & Lite 18: Hips & Thighs


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Published on Nov 29, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Sedona AZ
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dETBOUw6ghE

Fit & Lite 17: Arms & Weights

Published on Nov 29, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Carefree AZ
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyFrA7_5kBU

Daily Workout 17: Aerobics, Arms

Published on Nov 29, 2012 by VaneBalto

in Turks & Caicos
I love Denise!! :) I've been working out with her for years. I've been unable to find her Fit & Lite or Daily Workout videos on DVD, so I'm slowly digitizing my stash of recorded episodes. Please forgive the VHS artifacts!
All video rights belong to Denise Austin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82ZQflpsOQQ

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Denise Austin At New Kind Of Navy Exchange On Opening Day


A new kind of Navy Exchange


Posted: Nov 10, 2012 4:31 PM PST Updated: Nov 10, 2012 8:14 PM PST
WTTG
By John Henrehan, FOX 5 Reporter
video


BETHESDA, Md. -
A gigantic line of people assembled outside a new store in Bethesda, Saturday morning. And, when the ribbon was cut, the shoppers streamed in to the newest Naval Exchange Store in the world.

Many military posts offer retail stores, but the one now open on the campus of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is different.

"[Previously] there was a store here," explained Capt. Fritz Kass, the commanding officer of Naval Support Activity on the base. "It was about 40,000 square feet. This one's 150,000 square feet. So, the entire previous store fits in our back-room storage."

The new Navy Exchange is designed differently, with many extra-wide aisles to more easily accommodate wounded warriors. This on-post store features a food court, and, on its opening day, Subway spokesman Jared took a turn behind the counter. It was clear from his speed, Jared has made submarine sandwiches before.

Among the other celebrities on hand for opening day: fitness guru Denise Austin, and cable-tv chef Robert Irvine, who interrupted his book-signing for a moment to remember this weekend marks a 237th birthday. "Happy birthday Marine Corps," Irvine shouted at our camera. Then he added: "Go, Navy!"

The huge Navy Exchange is very "green" in its design. In fact, the roof is covered with soil on which newly-planted grass seed is sprouting. The "lawn on the roof" will provide better insulation, and it will reduce runoff from rain and snow.

Back inside, military families will be able to buy everything from the basics (such as detergent), to wine, beer, and spirits, to wide-screen televisions -- all tax free.

In part, because of the surrounding affluent area (where a lot of military retirees live and work in their second careers), this Naval Exchange has a rather high proportion of designer clothing, including Ralph Lauren.

In fact, the whole store has a rather upscale look. "It reminds me of like a Macy's or something like that," observed retired Army Lt. Col. Michael Sawyers who was purchasing a quilt and jewelry for his wife


Update: Monday, November 12, 2012


In honor of Veteran's Day


Monday, November 12, 2012




I spent some time this Veteran's weekend at the military exchange at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. There I met a Marine wounded in Afghanistan, Chad Ohmer, along with his wonderful wife and newborn daughter. He is happy to be alive and that he got his little daughter being born. I was sure to thank this hero for his bravery and service.




Here I am with the admirals and the Asst. Secretary of the Navy at the Grand Opening of Nexcom, the Navy Exchange.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151143811103379


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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Denise Austin On You Asked For It: Healthy Eating Tips

Healthy Eating Tips: You Asked For It - YouTube
Published on Nov 7, 2012 by BeFit

[00:24] Question 1: Will all sugar make me gain weight or is one type better than the other? Also, what about fruit?
(Sarah Fit)
[01:33] Question 2: What are some healthy eating tips for busy professionals?
(Denise Austin)
[02:34] Episode Roundup/Summary
Healthy Eating Tips: You Asked For It- In this episode of "You Asked For It", Host, Melena Scantlin checks in with our team of health and fitness experts to get some of your questions answered regarding nutrition, healthy eating, and weight loss. As we all know, eating right goes hand in hand with leading a fit and active lifestyle, but do you ever find yourself confused by the overwhelming amount of nutritional information out there? Join Trainer, Fitness Blogger, and YouTube Star, Sarah Fit as she weighs-in on the effects of simple sugars (found in many processed foods) and refined carbs, Vs. naturally occurring sugars and fiber that are regularly found in fruits. Discover what you can do to maintain a healthy blood sugar level, lose weight, and enhance digestion with a few simple changes to eating habits. Next, learn which snacks Legendary Fitness Icon, Denise Austin chooses to fill in between her 3 major meals in order to increase energy, steady the metabolism, and maintain proper amounts of protein to control her weight and maximize workout results. Explore the nutritional benefits of light snacks such as hard-boiled eggs, nuts, and peanut butter, as well as the importance of proper hydration. Always listen to your body as you try this invaluable advice from the experts in your quest to stay fit! Look your best and tune in every Thursday for new episodes of You Asked For It, where you can get helpful tips and find the answers you are looking for. Don't forget that you might get your questions answered too, by posting them in the comments below the weekly "You Asked For It" videos. For more "You Asked For It" episodes, click here: http://bit.ly/Mk2Hci

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Video: Fitness guru Denise Austin talks about upcoming Fitness Flash Mobs


Update: Thursday, November 8, 2012

video

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WGCL-TV
CBS Atlanta 46

BMA's Justin Locks talks to fitness guru Denise Austin about the upcoming fitness "flash mob" in Atlanta to promote exercise and fight childhood obesity. (11/7/2012)

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/video?clipId=7929982

Denise Austin "A Little Closer"

Published on Nov 7, 2012 by HottFitnessFemales

Another close up view of Denise and her goods..........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm3rfyIohBw

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Denise Austin Nice Cheeks

Published on Oct 31, 2012 by Dinko Baric

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPSe8lzuMV0


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Denise Austin Nice Cheeks - YouTube
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Denise Austin doing what she does....

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Denise Austin To Be Featured In Radio Public Service Announcements For Idaho Potatoes


Potatoes

Big Idaho potato yields big publicity dividends

10/30/2012
By Vicky Boyd


The Big Idaho Potato Truck may be coming to a town near you. Or coming back to one.
As part of Idaho Potato Commission’s 75th anniversary celebration, a 70-foot-long semi truck and trailer carrying a 28-foot-long likeness of an Idaho russet potato began touring the country this year, said Frank Muir, commission president and chief executive officer.

The campaign has proved so successful that it will be repeated in 2013, running from about Memorial Day through Labor Day, he said.

“Our traveling tater team tells us that everybody in America wants to take a photo of them,” Muir said. “They feel like they’re celebrities out there.”

The tour has gone viral, with countless people sending the commission photos of themselves standing next to the giant russet, Muir said. Others have posted videos of the giant spud on YouTube.
Courtesy Idaho Potato CommissionThe Big Idaho Potato Truck rolled into the nation's capital earlier this year.

The truck and accompanying team have visited more than 100 cities in 31 states, generating more than 250 million media impressions.

“This is the most incredible PR event that I’ve ever been a part of,” Muir said.
Tied into the tour is a 30-second, tongue-in-cheek national TV commercial that features Idaho potato grower Mark Coombs wondering where his truck and giant potato disappeared to.

“If you see them, let them know, it’s time to come home,” Coombs laments in one of the ad spots.

Because the Eagle-based commission works with a relatively small advertising campaign, Muir said they like to leverage every opportunity they can.
In addition to the commission’s 75th anniversary logo, the trailer also features the Meals on Wheels and American Heart Association’s Heart Healthy logos.

The IPC is the only state potato group that has taken the steps to apply for and receive the Heart Healthy designation, he said.

The commission also has taken on Meals on Wheels as its charitable partner, donating $100,000 to the organization during 2012. Muir said the commission plans to make the same donation in 2013.
The truck made appearances at the Boise State University versus Brigham Young University football game Sept. 20 and at an Idaho State University football game this fall.

Both are considered marquee games, where the commission will be acknowledged as a primary sponsor and will have stadium signage.

The commission also is in its second of six years as being the title sponsor of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Dec. 16, which pits a Western Athletic Conference football team against a Mid-American Conference Team.

Part of that sponsorship includes stadium signage.

Last year, the commission logged 2.5 million media impressions just from ESPN viewership of that game, Muir said.

Commission spokesperson and fitness guru Denise Austin won’t be seen in TV commercials this year because of the potato truck ads.

Instead, she will be featured in 30-second and 1-minute radio public service announcements that are expected to be heard by 25 million to 50 million listeners.

The commission also plans to beef up its social media presence with food bloggers, Facebook recipe contests, Twitter and a new Pinterest account.

“(Pinterest has) become a very high active social network, and for recipes, it’s perfect,” Muir said

http://www.thepacker.com/commodity-vegetables/potatoes/Big-Idaho-potato-yields-big-publicity-dividends-176472861.html

SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk Breaks Records in Its Fourth Year


October 30, 2012 02:13 PM Eastern Daylight Tim

SKECHERS Foundation Raises More than $750,000 for Children with Special Needs and Education

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The SKECHERS Foundation today announced that more than $750,000 was raised for children with special needs and education through Sunday's SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk. The 2012 donations were significantly higher than last year’s total of $580,000 thanks to the record number of walkers, more than 8,500 people, and the many donations by local and national businesses, including presenting sponsor Nickelodeon.
“Four years ago when the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk began we had 2,200 people come out; now we’ve surpassed 8,500 walkers in 2012, which is a testament to the compassion and dedication of our community”
"Four years ago when the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk began we had 2,200 people come out; now we’ve surpassed 8,500 walkers in 2012, which is a testament to the compassion and dedication of our community,” said SKECHERS president Michael Greenberg. “The $750,000 we raised through this year’s walk will help many children with special needs continue to thrive through the Friendship Circle programs; it’s inspiring to see what a big impact small gestures can make. Many education foundations that are in dire need of funding will also benefit from the money we’ve raised through this year’s walk.”

The 3.4 mile walk from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back was hosted by fitness expert Denise Austin, who rallied the crowd before the walk. Legendary Hall of Fame baseball manager Tommy Lasorda also spoke about the importance of giving back to make a positive impact in the community, and Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet congratulated SKECHERS and all the walkers for making a difference to help children with special needs and for supporting education foundations.

In addition to presenting sponsor Nickelodeon, the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship walk thanks it’s generous sponsors True Religion, Wells Fargo, DIRECTV, WSS, Michael Stars, Kids Foot Locker, Ross, Body Glove, Marshalls, Murad, Chevron, Fresh Brothers, Union Bank, Equinox, Travel Store, Bobeli Screen Printing, Premier Displays and Exhibits, Viva International Group, Adjmi Apparel Group, Bel Air Investments, Dabsan International, O'Melveny & Myers, Diners Club International, Tashman, Mathnasium, United Legwear, Steel Excel and countless others who have provided funds and support to make a difference in children’s lives. For more information about the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, please visit: www.skechersfriendshipwalk.com.

ABOUT SKECHERS Foundation

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 SKECHERS USA, INC. SKECHERS USA, Inc., based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of footwear for men, women and children under the SKECHERS name. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States via department and specialty stores, Company-owned SKECHERS retail stores and its e-commerce website, and over 100 countries and territories through the Company’s global network of distributors and subsidiaries in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Japan, and across Europe, as well as through joint ventures in Asia. For more information, please visit www.skechers.com, and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SKECHERS) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/SKECHERSUSA).


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