Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Monday, Feb. 27, 2012


CBS Baltimore
February 27, 2012 9:21 AM

Marty and Don had “Coffee With” exercise guru Denise Austin.

McGee, Cooper-Dyke, Ward To Speak At USC Women's Conference




Trio helped Women of Troy basketball to 1983 and 1984 NCAA titles.

Feb. 27, 2012

Three members of USC's 1983 and 1984 NCAA championship women's basketball--Rev. Paula McGee, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke and Capt. Melissa Ward--will be featured speakers at the 2012 USC Women's Conference this Thursday (March 1) on the USC campus.

The USC Athletic Department has partnered with the USC Alumni Association to provide compelling speakers for the popular Conference.

For the past three years, the Conference has brought together more than 1,600 USC alumnae, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends with programs in professional development, women's health, personal wellness and financial strategies. Through panel discussions, interactive workshops and facilitated networking activities, the Conference empowers women to connect or reconnect with USC, build personal and professional networks, and learn new strategies for success in various facets of life.

McGee will deliver the event's luncheon speech, while Cooper-Dyke and Ward will participate in an "Inspired and Empowered Speakers Series" afternoon panel.

McGee (along with twin sister, Pam) was a 2-time All-American frontcourt player at USC. She played professionally in the U.S. and Europe. She then earned master's degrees from the Interdenominational Theological Center (in divinity) and from Vanderbilt (in religion) and is working on a doctorate in women's studies from Claremont Graduate University. She started a sports management agency (where she represented her twin) and founded the Christian Business Success Network, then was the Dean of Chapel at Fisk University. She now is an ordained Baptist minister who operates Paula McGee Ministries, where she preaches, lectures, does motivational speaking and is a life coach.

Cooper-Dyke, who starred at guard for the Women of Troy, became one of the world's best women's players. She won a gold medal at the 1988 Olympics and a bronze in 1992. She played professionally overseas and was with the 2-time WNBA champion Houston Comets, where she was WNBA MVP and the league's leading scorer. She then coached in the WNBA and in college, including currently at North Carolina-Wilmington.

Ward played guard at USC while also involved in the Air Force ROTC. Her career then saw her set a number of female African-American firsts: the first in pilot training at Lubbock's Reese Air Force Base, the first to receiver a fighter pilot rating, the first to serve as a flight instructor in the U.S. Air Force and the first as a captain for a commercial airline (United).

Several of the Conference's other speakers have ties to the USC Athletic Department, including Denise Austin and Kristina Ripatti-Pearce. Austin will present a morning workshop entitled, "Empower Your Body, Love Your Life." Ripatti-Pearce will participate in the "Inspired and Empowered Speakers Series" afternoon panel with Cooper-Dyke and Ward.

Austin, whose daughters have been involved with the USC women's lacrosse program, is a pioneer in the exercise and sports industry. She has sold more than 20 million exercise videos and DVDs, authored more than 10 books on fitness and starred in the longest running fitness show in the history of television. A champion of the benefits of heart health and good nutrition, she is serving her second term on the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Ripatti-Pearce, a former L.A.P.D. officer who was paralyzed in the line of duty, is a scholarship recipient of USC's Swim With Mike Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund. She is now a motivational speaker.

The fourth annual USC Women's Conference, themed "Inspired and Empowered: Moving Forward!," is sold out, but there will be a recap of the day on the USC Alumni Association website (alumni.usc.edu).

For more information about the Conference, click HERE.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Work It Out

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


Update: Saturday, Novermber 17, 2012

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in slo-mo

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Interview with Fitness Expert Denise Austin


Author: Tall WriterPublished: Feb 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Denise Austin wants to keep you fit in many ways including her two DVDs titled Shape Up and Shed Pounds and Sculpt & Burn Body Blitz from Lionsgate.

Shape Up and Shed Pounds features full body workouts, especially for beginners, including a 30-minute low-impact cardio workout and a 20-minute stretching and toning workout (mat recommended).

Fitness fans trying for Denise’s trademark abdominal muscles can also try her Sculpt & Burn Body Blitz DVD, which features mixed martial arts, kettlebell-inspired exercises, and cardio sculpting. Both DVDs have a music only option.

Austin's website features her online program, which includes 15 online tools, including custom meal/fitness plans, recipes, message boards, online journal, and Denise’s blog.
Austin recently agreed to answer my questions about her various fitness experiences, her television show on Lifetime, and the DVDs.

With a daily TV audience on Lifetime you can reach a steady number of viewers to help their overall health. In shorter appearances, how do you get your health messages across quickly without overwhelming audiences and yourself?   
I feel like when I am on TV, even if it’s for four minutes, I am trying to remind people to make health a priority. So every time I am on TV, I am spreading the message of “Come on, you can do it! You will feel better. Get out that DVD, go for a walk, do something that’s going to help your overall health as well as your attitude and you will just feel better.”  I just want to be a constant reminder to people to improve their health.

How do you feel physiology has changed over the years?
 Nothing has really changed in physiology. We have the same number of bones and muscles. It’s the science we use to test diseases that has evolved. Because of scientific tests, we know how physical fitness is the key to the prevention of so many different diseases.  We now know cardio works to help condition your heart.  We have advanced in science. Fitness and food choices are so important for prevention of disease. This is one of the reasons why I created the Shape Up and Shed Pounds DVD, to help people develop a healthy lifestyle at any age.

How do you incorporate your love for exercise and your long standing physical activities, like in gymnastics, in each DVD?
Because I was a gymnast since I was a little girl, a lot of moves, especially balancing moves from Pilates which all stem from your core...it just became natural to me to incorporate some gymnastic core ideas into my DVDs. For example, a handstand uses the same core muscles you would use in Pilates. The basis for Pilates is truly the core so in every DVD, I try to emphasize those core muscles.  It’s mainly about posture but I try to reflect and teach people, that it is even more than just posture but how you carry yourself - stand up tall and pull your tummy in. I try remind people about good form, good technique and that all came from my training in gymnastics. Mainly the way I present the stretches and the movements with proper alignment, that’s what carries over to my DVDs, not the flips.

My new Shape Up and Shed Pounds DVD is perfect for everyone who wants to stay in shape and work on their heart, because heart disease is the number one killer for men and women. This DVD involves low impact moves, no jumping, no jarring to the joints and it’s easy on the body, especially the back, but it's still fun and keeps your heart rate up making it a great cardio workout.

How do you inspire and pass on your health communications and tips to your wide audiences as well as individuals on a personal level?
I like to teach, I love to motivate, and I am a teacher first and foremost. Because I love people and am a little older, a little wiser and relate to more people now, I understand their issues and needs. I have seen so many people exercise over the years and my experience allows me to be a little more specific with my comments about how to achieve and maintain good technique.

Do you mainly take a retrospective look into your past home video library before planning a new DVD or do you focus on current exercise needs and current stages in your life instead?
I focus on current exercise needs, what is hot, what are the trends, where are we going to be in 6 months from now for fitness, etc. I want to always evolve and always stay current and that’s why I travel so much and learn from different parts of the country about what they are doing to stay healthy. I also take into consideration the current stage in my life, but not too  much.  I am making sure what I am doing is still relevant but also appeals to my audience. I reach out to millions of people through my website, and to the people who read my emails every day, and I ask them what kind of exercise DVD they want from me.  So I am listening to the people who are Denise Austin fans.  And of course, I do look at what DVDs I have done in the past three years, so as not to repeat myself, but most importantly, it is what my fans want and where fitness is headed that guides these decisions.

How do you combat unhealthy nutrition trends like the current 24/7 eating habits and help people resist temptations?
To know that you will feel better when you eat better.  You feel like you are doing something good for your body when you eat healthy. And to see success if you are eating healthy and losing weight is a great motivator. I get wonderful letters from people who have lost inches, and I believe that success breeds success for yourself.  Even losing just three pounds, people see a difference in their body.

What are some of your favorite drinks and food?
I like to drink lots of water with squeezes of lemon in it and I take a pitcher of water and put cucumbers in it and I have it in the refrigerator as my go to drink to stay healthy.   I love red wine! I love to have a glass with my husband at dinners, not every single night, but on occasions and not a whole bottle, just a glass or two. I love Mexican food. I love guacamole and chips. I love good, healthy food like salmon and arugula salad. I don’t sit and eat kale all day long, I do let myself enjoy the foods I love but in moderation and I have learned how to balance it out.  During the weekdays I try to eat very healthy, well balanced meals and then on the weekend I really enjoy myself. When we go out to dinner I do not even think about how many calories certain foods are going to be, I plan for it by eating well during the week.  I found that balance is key - you can eat, but you need to exercise!

What are some of your favorite family fitness activities?
We play tennis together as a family all the time. Tennis is huge in our family because of my husband’s background in tennis and that love for tennis has carried on through generations. I also love walking, especially on the beach, and I love to go hiking.

What are some of your future projects?
I am continually preaching fitness and spreading the word about keeping people healthy through my DVDs. I am working on a new book and some new TV ideas.  My workouts are also featured on the new YouTube fitness channel BeFit with Lionsgate.

http://blogcritics.org/video/article/interview-with-fitness-expert-denise-austin/

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mike: Fitness guru Denise Austin promotes heart health benefits of Idaho potatoes


Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 6:00 am

According to the Idaho Potato Commision (IPC), Denise Austin, the Commission long-time spokesperson, celebrated American Heart Health Month on behalf of the IPC with two major initiatives: a 35-city satellite media tour and an online re-release of the IPC's national television commercial featuring her as spokesperson and a surprise ending.

Austin conducted 35 live television interviews via satellite and shared her tips on how to use the latest technology to get in shape, as well as a few of her favorite heart-healthy Idaho potato recipes.

Recognizing the importance of both diet and exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle, Austin communicated the importance of eating foods rich in complex carbohydrates and showcased her favorite healthy Idaho potato recipes. These included adaptations on classic dishes, such as the low-fat Idaho potato gratin, which uses low-fat cheese and milk, as well as flavorful new creations, including heart-healthy Idaho potato pumpkin and pepita patties. For our complete collection of heart-healthy Idaho potato recipes, visit http://www.idahopotato.com/heart_healthy_recipes

Austin also discussed the ease and benefits of getting fit without belonging to a gym. She shared easy ways to exercise at home or at work using a variety of customizable electronic services, including her iPhone app. The free app serves as a portable personal trainer, offering at-home exercises, nutritious recipes and advice on how to make smart choices when dining out. In addition, Austin demonstrated easy and office-appropriate exercise moves, such as tummy crunches. Simply squeeze the stomach for five seconds and release; one crunch is equivalent to one sit-up and the best part is that it can be done anywhere!

Other fitness-friendly technology showcased during the SMT included: YouTube videos, texting services, which send out healthy-living reminders and social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, which provide support through online communities.

"American heart month is the perfect time for us to remind consumers that Idaho potatoes have been certified by the American Heart Association as a heart-healthy food," Frank Muir, president and CEO, IPC said. "In addition to the variety of delicious new heart-healthy recipes on our website, we hope our SMT, which features simple and effective workout tips from renowned fitness expert Denise Austin, will encourage folks to take a proactive stance when it comes to their heart health."

Earlier this year, Austin was featured in a television commercial for Idaho potatoes. For anyone who missed it or is hungry for more footage, the IPC is offering a second helping. The commercial was filmed in picturesque eastern Idaho, the state's top potato-producing region. From the flowering potato fields, Austin announces that Idaho potatoes are certified by the American Heart Association as a heart-healthy food.

"Idaho® potatoes are always served during our commercial shoots and the crew devours them!" Muir said. "This year we captured the team digging in after two days of shooting and we thought that fellow Idaho potato lovers and fans of Denise would enjoy seeing the fun footage."

The Idaho Potato Commission is a state agency that is primarily responsible for expanding the markets for Idaho-grown potatoes through advertising, promotion and research. The Commission also protects the use of the "Idaho potato" and "Grown in Idaho" seals, which are federally registered certification marks that belong to the IPC. These Marks ensure that consumers are purchasing potatoes that have been grown in the state of Idaho. For more information, visit www.idahopotato.com.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Fitness Guru Denise Austin Promotes Heart Health Benefits Of Idaho Potatoes


by Idaho Potato Commission Posted: Monday, February 20, 2012 at 9:14AM EST

EAGLE, ID — Denise Austin, the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) long-time spokesperson, celebrated American Heart Month on behalf of the IPC with two major initiatives: a 35-city satellite media tour (SMT) and an online re-release of the IPC's national television commercial featuring her as spokesperson and a surprise ending.

Austin conducted 35 live television interviews via satellite and shared her tips on how to use the latest technology to get in shape, as well as a few of her favorite heart-healthy Idaho® potato recipes.

Recognizing the importance of both diet and exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle, Austin communicated the importance of eating foods rich in complex carbohydrates and showcased her favorite healthy Idaho® potato recipes. These included adaptations on classic dishes, such as the Low-Fat Idaho® Potato Gratin, which uses low-fat cheese and milk, as well as flavorful new creations, including Heart-Healthy Idaho® Potato Pumpkin and Pepita Patties. For our complete collection of heart-healthy Idaho® potato recipes, visit


Austin also discussed the ease and benefits of getting fit without belonging to a gym. She shared easy ways to exercise at home or at work using a variety of customizable electronic services, including her Denise Austin Fitness iPhone app. The free app serves as a portable personal trainer, offering at-home exercises, nutritious recipes and advice on how to make smart choices when dining out. In addition, Austin demonstrated easy and office-appropriate exercise moves, such as tummy crunches. Simply squeeze the stomach for five seconds and release; one crunch is equivalent to one sit-up and the best part is that it can be done anywhere!

Other fitness-friendly technology showcased during the SMT included: YouTube videos, texting services, which send out healthy-living reminders, and social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, which provide support through online communities.

"American Heart Month is the perfect time for us to remind consumers that Idaho® potatoes have been certified by the American Heart Association as a heart-healthy food," said Frank Muir, President and CEO, IPC. "In addition to the variety of delicious new heart-healthy recipes on our website, we hope our SMT, which features simple and effective workout tips from renowned fitness expert Denise Austin, will encourage folks to take a proactive stance when it comes to their heart health."

Fun Behind-the-Scenes Footage on YouTube
Earlier this year, Austin was featured in a television commercial for Idaho® potatoes. For anyone who missed it or is hungry for more footage, the IPC is offering a second helping. The commercial was filmed in picturesque eastern Idaho, the state's top potato-producing region. From the flowering potato fields, Austin announces that Idaho® potatoes are certified by the American Heart Association as a heart-healthy food.

The re-release of the popular commercial features a surprise ending that is available on YouTube at

» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w-IehbCLOo

The video offers a can't-miss, behind-the-scenes look at what happens to the potatoes after a commercial shoot -- when they are met with a spud-loving film crew who has worked up a healthy appetite.

"Idaho® potatoes are always served during our commercial shoots and the crew devours them!" stated Muir. "This year we captured the team digging in after two days of shooting and we thought that fellow Idaho® potato lovers and fans of Denise would enjoy seeing the fun footage."

About the Idaho Potato Commission
The Idaho Potato Commission is a state agency that is primarily responsible for expanding the markets for Idaho-grown potatoes through advertising, promotion and research. The Commission also protects the use of the "Idaho® potato" and "Grown in Idaho®" seals, which are federally registered Certification Marks that belong to the IPC. These Marks ensure that consumers are purchasing potatoes that have been grown in the state of Idaho. For more information, visit www.idahopotato.com.

Source: Idaho Potato Commission
http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0020455

Health Benefits Idaho Potatoes promoted by Denise Austin

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Denise Austin, the Idaho Potato Commission’s long-time spokesperson, celebrated American Heart Month on behalf of the Idaho potato commission with two major initiatives:

  • a 35-city satellite media tour and
  • an online re-release of the IPC's national television commercial featuring her as spokesperson and a surprise ending.
Austin conducted 35 live television interviews via satellite and shared her tips on how to use the latest technology to get in shape, as well as a few of her favorite heart-healthy Idaho® potato recipes.

Recognizing the importance of both diet and exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle, Austin communicated the importance of eating foods rich in complex carbohydrates and showcased her favorite healthy Idaho® potato recipes.

These included adaptations on classic dishes, such as the Low-Fat Idaho® Potato Gratin, which uses low-fat cheese and milk, as well as flavorful new creations, including Heart-Healthy Idaho® Potato Pumpkin and Pepita Patties.


Try some of these heart-healthy Idaho® potato recipes yourself!


Austin also discussed the ease and benefits of getting fit without belonging to a gym. She shared easy ways to exercise at home or at work using a variety of customizable electronic services, including her Denise Austin Fitness iPhone app.

The free app serves as a portable personal trainer, offering at-home exercises, nutritious recipes and advice on how to make smart choices when dining out.

In addition, Austin demonstrated easy and office-appropriate exercise moves, such as tummy crunches. Simply squeeze the stomach for five seconds and release; one crunch is equivalent to one sit-up and the best part is that it can be done anywhere!

Other fitness-friendly technology showcased during the SMT included: YouTube videos, texting services, which send out healthy-living reminders, and social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, which provide support through online communities.

"American Heart Month is the perfect time for us to remind consumers that Idaho® potatoes have been certified by the American Heart Association as a heart-healthy food," said Frank Muir, President and CEO, IPC. "In addition to the variety of delicious new heart-healthy recipes on our website, we hope our SMT, which features simple and effective workout tips from renowned fitness expert Denise Austin, will encourage folks to take a proactive stance when it comes to their heart health."

Fun Behind-the-Scenes Footage on YouTube Earlier this year, Austin was featured in a television commercial for Idaho® potatoes. For anyone who missed it or is hungry for more footage, the IPC is offering a second helping. The commercial was filmed in picturesque eastern Idaho, the state's top potato-producing region. From the flowering potato fields, Austin announces that Idaho® potatoes are certified by the American Heart Association as a heart-healthy food.


Denise Austin Idaho Potato commercial with alternate ending

The video offers a can't-miss, behind-the-scenes look at what happens to the potatoes after a commercial shoot -- when they are met with a spud-loving film crew who has worked up a healthy appetite.

"Idaho® potatoes are always served during our commercial shoots and the crew devours them!" stated Muir. "This year we captured the team digging in after two days of shooting and we thought that fellow Idaho® potato lovers and fans of Denise would enjoy seeing the fun footage."

Source: Idaho Potato Commission
http://www.potatopro.com/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=6594

Idaho Potato Commission’s Spokeswoman Promotes Heart-healthy Benefits


Feb 16, 2012

Denise Austin, the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) long-time spokesperson, celebrated American Heart Month with two major initiatives: a 35-city satellite media tour and an online rerelease of the IPC's national television commercial with a new ending.

Austin conducted 35 live television interviews via satellite and shared her fitness tips as well as a few of her favorite heart-healthy Idaho potato recipes. Recognizing the importance of both diet and exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle, Austin shared the importance of eating foods rich in complex carbohydrates and showcased her favorite healthy Idaho potato recipes.

Austin also discussed the ease and benefits of getting fit without belonging to a gym. She shared easy ways to exercise using a variety of customizable electronic services, including the free Denise Austin Fitness iPhone app. The app serves as a portable personal trainer, offering at-home exercises, nutritious recipes and advice on how to make smart choices when dining out.

The rereleased IPC commercial is available on YouTube and gives a behind-the-scenes look at what happens after a commercial shoot.

The IPC is a state agency that is primarily responsible for expanding the markets for Idaho-grown potatoes through advertising, promotion and research.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Denise Austin, Idaho Potatoes promote heart health


02/16/2012 3:30:26 PM
Melissa Shipman

Fitness expert Denise Austin and the Idaho Potato Commission participated in the American Heart Month.
Austin, longtime spokeswoman for the potato commission, conducted a satellite media tour of 35 live television interviews.
During these interviews, she shared some of her favorite heart-healthy potato recipes and provided tips on using technology to get healthier, including her free iPhone app, YouTube videos and social media services.
“In addition to the variety of delicious new heart-healthy recipes on our website, we hope our (satellite media tour)..., will encourage folks to take a proactive stance when it comes to their heart health,” said Frank Muir, IPC president and chief executive officer .
The potato commission also re-released an online version of its television commercial featuring Austin, with a new, behind-the-scenes ending.

The Idaho potato website can be found at www.idahopotato.com.

Denise Austin and the "No Gym Workout"


WHAM ABC 13 Rochester
Feb. 02, 2012. 07:50 AM EST


video

Norma Holland speaks with fitness guru Denise Austin about her, "No Gym Workout."

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/5897/3239572?title=fitness

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Fitness Guru Denise Austin Promotes Heart Health Benefits of Idaho® Potatoes



A Satellite Media Tour and a New Surprise Ending to the Popular Commercial Reinforce the Irresistible Goodness of Idaho® Potatoes

EAGLE, ID, February 15, 2012—Denise Austin, the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) long-time spokesperson, celebrated American Heart Month on behalf of the IPC with two major initiatives: a 35-city satellite media tour (SMT) and an online re-release of the IPC’s national television commercial featuring her as spokesperson and a surprise ending.

Austin conducted 35 live television interviews via satellite and shared her tips on how to use the latest technology to get in shape, as well as a few of her favorite heart-healthy Idaho® potato recipes.

Fitness expert Denise Austin displayed her new workout application and plenty of heart-healthy Idaho® potato recipes during her national satellite media tour.

Recognizing the importance of both diet and exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle, Austin communicated the importance of eating foods rich in complex carbohydrates and showcased her favorite healthy Idaho® potato recipes. These included adaptations on classic dishes, such as the Low-Fat Idaho® Potato Gratin, which uses low-fat cheese and milk, as well as flavorful new creations, including Heart-Healthy Idaho® Potato Pumpkin and Pepita Patties. For our complete collection of heart-healthy Idaho® potato recipes, visit
» http://www.idahopotato.com/heart_healthy_recipes

Austin also discussed the ease and benefits of getting fit without belonging to a gym. She shared easy ways to exercise at home or at work using a variety of customizable electronic services, including her Denise Austin Fitness iPhone app. The free app serves as a portable personal trainer, offering at-home exercises, nutritious recipes and advice on how to make smart choices when dining out. In addition, Austin demonstrated easy and office-appropriate exercise moves, such as tummy crunches. Simply squeeze the stomach for five seconds and release; one crunch is equivalent to one sit-up and the best part is that it can be done anywhere!

Other fitness-friendly technology showcased during the SMT included: YouTube videos, texting services, which send out healthy-living reminders, and social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, which provide support through online communities.

“American Heart Month is the perfect time for us to remind consumers that Idaho® potatoes have been certified by the American Heart Association as a heart-healthy food,” said Frank Muir, President and CEO, IPC. “In addition to the variety of delicious new heart-healthy recipes on our website, we hope our SMT, which features simple and effective workout tips from renowned fitness expert Denise Austin, will encourage folks to take a proactive stance when it comes to their heart health.”

Fun Behind-the-Scenes Footage on YouTube
Earlier this year, Austin was featured in a television commercial for Idaho® potatoes. For anyone who missed it or is hungry for more footage, the IPC is offering a second helping. The commercial was filmed in picturesque eastern Idaho, the state’s top potato-producing region. From the flowering potato fields, Austin announces that Idaho® potatoes are certified by the American Heart Association as a heart-healthy food.

The re-release of the popular commercial features a surprise ending that is available on YouTube at
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w-IehbCLOo

Denise Austin Commercial - No Potatoes Were Harmed - YouTube

The video offers a can’t-miss, behind-the-scenes look at what happens to the potatoes after a commercial shoot — when they are met with a spud-loving film crew who has worked up a healthy appetite.

“Idaho® potatoes are always served during our commercial shoots and the crew devours them!” stated Muir. “This year we captured the team digging in after two days of shooting and we thought that fellow Idaho® potato lovers and fans of Denise would enjoy seeing the fun footage.”

About the Idaho Potato Commission
The Idaho Potato Commission is a state agency that is primarily responsible for expanding the markets for Idaho-grown potatoes through advertising, promotion and research. The Commission also protects the use of the “Idaho® potato” and “Grown in Idaho®” seals, which are federally registered Certification Marks that belong to the IPC. These Marks ensure that consumers are purchasing potatoes that have been grown in the state of Idaho. For more information, visit www.idahopotato.com.
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Monday, February 13, 2012

The Almanac, Celebrity Birthdays, Today in History, February 13


The almanac


By United Press International
Published: Feb. 13, 2012 at 3:30 AM

Today is Monday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2012 with 322 to follow.

The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mars and Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Neptune, Venus, Jupiter and Uranus.

Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius. They include former first lady Bess Truman, wife of former U.S. President Harry Truman, in 1885; artist Grant Wood in 1891; writer Georges Simenon in 1903; golf Hall of Fame member Patty Berg in 1918; singer "Tennessee" Ernie Ford and football coach Eddie Robinson, both in 1919; pilot Chuck Yeager, the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound, in 1923 (age 89); actors Kim Novak in 1933 (age 79), George Segal in 1934 (age 78), Oliver Reed in 1938, Carol Lynley in 1942 (age 70) and Stockard Channing in 1944 (age 68); talk show host Jerry Springer, also in 1944 (age 68); musicians Peter Tork of the Monkees in 1942 (age 70) and Peter Gabriel in 1950 (age 62); actor David Naughton in 1951 (age 61); basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski in 1947 (age 65); and fitness activist Denise Austin in 1957 (age 55).

On this date in history:

In 1635, the oldest public institution in America, the Boston Latin School, was founded.

In 1668, Portugal was recognized as an independent nation by Spain.

In 1861, the first Medal of Honor was awarded to Col. Bernard Irwin, an assistant Army surgeon serving in the first major U.S.-Apache conflict.

In 1945, allied firebombing of the German city of Dresden caused a firestorm that destroyed the city and killed as many as 135,000 people.

Also in 1945, Soviet forces captured Budapest, Hungary. The 49-day battle killed more than 50,000 German troops.

In 1960, France tested its first atomic weapon.

In 1974, the Soviet Union expelled dissident writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

In 1984, Konstantin Chernenko succeeded the late Yuri Andropov as Soviet leader.

In 1991, 36 people were killed when an Ash Wednesday mass at a Mexican church turned violent.

In 1993, three men were killed in a shooting at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Fla.

In 1998, Cuba began releasing 299 political prisoners following an appeal by Pope John Paul II.

Also in 1998, Nigerian troops overthrew the military junta that had ruled Sierra Leone since ousting the democratically elected government in May 1997.

In 2001, more than 400 people were killed in an earthquake in El Salvador.

In 2002, Pakistani police announced the arrest of the prime suspect in the abduction and slaying of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

In 2003, the Bolivian capital of La Paz was plunged into chaos by protests that got out of hand. Fourteen people were killed.

In 2005, flooding claimed more than 70 lives in Venezuela and Colombia.

In 2006, a U.N. report accused the United States of violating prisoners' rights at its military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

In 2007, North Korea agreed to close its nuclear facilities in exchange for a $400 million package of oil and economic aid.

In 2008, Barack Obama won votes in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia by large margins, strengthening his lead over Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. On the Republican side, John McCain won all three primaries as well, solidifying his lead over Mike Huckabee.

Also in 2008, the U.S. government confirmed reports that trailers supplied to survivors of hurricanes Katrina and Rita posed a possibly serious health risk because of formaldehyde.

In 2009, a Continental airlines turbo prop commuter plane crashed into a house near Buffalo, N.Y., killing 50 people, including one person in the house.

Also in 2009, more than 30 people died and 84 were injured when a female suicide bomber detonated a device on a major Shiite pilgrimage route in Iraq.

In 2010, about 15,000 coalition troops, including forces from the United States, other NATO countries and the Afghan government, launched a major offensive against Taliban strongholds at Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.

In 2011, Cairo police were accused of stealing eight artifacts from the Egyptian Museum during mass anti-government demonstrations, including statues of King Tutankhamen that date to 1327 BC.



A thought for the day: it was Oscar Wilde who said, "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/02/13/The-almanac/UPI-77861329121800/


This article also appeared on Outcome Magazine under the headline "OM This Day in History, February 13, 2012,".

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Exercise Guru Denise Austin live interview

Published on Feb 2, 2012 by wcpo

Introduces the "no gym workout" thanks to the latest technology.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hZizB0T_aY

Press Club Rewind - February 6, 2012



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Press Club Rewind is a weekly video review of events at the National Press Club. In this week's edition: DHS head Janet Napolitano ties the economy to national security; BET founder Robert L. Johnson mourns Don Cornelius and pushes for minority job creation; Former Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell calls for greater spending on infrastructure; and fitness guru Denise Austin works out in the NPC Studios.

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No Gym Work-Out


WPFO FOX 23 | Maine, Local, News, Entertainment, ME
Posted: Feb 02, 2012 6:56 AM PSTUpdated: Feb 02, 2012 6:57 AM PST

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Work-out guru, Denise Austin, joins us live.  She has details on the "no-gym workout" -- ways to exercise at work or at home without having to hit the gym.

No gym workout


FOX6Now.com – Milwaukee News & weather from WITI Television FOX6
9:47 am, February 2, 2012, by Trisha Bee

No gym workout, no really, no gym is required for this workout regimen. Denise Austin joins FOX6 WakeUp with all the exercise details. Check it out!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Fitness DVD: Denise Austin's 'Sculpt & Burn Body Blitz' packs a lot into 10-minute workouts


Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Posted Friday, Feb. 03, 2012

Sculpt & Burn Body Blitz

$14.98, Lionsgate

Short on time? You need only 10 minutes for each of these four workouts with Denise Austin, a former member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. (The warm-up and cool down add 10 minutes.) Austin pep-talks you through mixed martial arts (kicking drills), athletic conditioning (jump like a basketball player), kettle bell-inspired moves (swing a dumbbell) and cardio sculpt exercises (effective combos that target two muscle groups at once).

-- Vicky Hallett, The Washington Post

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Celebrities make their Super Bowl picks


Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Posted Saturday, Feb. 04, 2012

By Compiled By David Martindale
Special to the Star-Telegram

Here's a look at the 2012 celebrity Super Bowl predictions:

Dr. Mehmet Oz, talk show host (The Dr. Oz Show): "Giants. I was a safety in college, so respect a strong defense. I love the way the Giants' defense is playing. Also, Eli's been great in the playoffs in picking apart the secondary."

Martin Sheen, actor (The West Wing): "The last Giants-New England Super Bowl was so exciting and the Giants pulled it out in the last few minutes. I'd like that to happen again. It seems that New England, which is a great franchise, is there all the time."

Dr. Phil McGraw, talk show host (Dr. Phil): "Patriots in a close one. While their defeat at the hands of the Giants in the Super Bowl was four years ago, that loss is still very fresh in the minds of Belichick and Brady. They really want this game."

Dave Barry, author (Lunatics): "I look for a very close game between the Giants and Patriots, going right down to the wire, only to be won at the last second, in what will be known as the most miraculous finish ever, by Tim Tebow."

Patrick Wilson, actor (A Gifted Man): "Giants. Eli cannot be stopped. They peaked at the right time and our coach doesn't wear a hoodie."
Faith Hill, country music singer ("Breathe"): "One word: Patriots!"

Snooki Polizzi, reality TV star (Jersey Shore): "Giants. Because they're sick and I'm

a New Yorker always and forever!"

John Sandford, author (Buried Prey): "Let's see if I can remember the Plagues of Egypt from Bible School: Water turned to blood, plague of lice, plague of flies, plague of boils, plague of locusts, plague of Giants and Patriots in the Super Bowl.

If there were any decency

in the world, they'd both forfeit."

Kristin Chenoweth, actress (GCB): "Giants. Obviously Brady and Manning are

freaking great at their jobs. But I think a lucky break is going to be the deciding factor. So I'm going to say

an extra prayer for Eli."

Tim Love, celebrity chef (Lonesome Dove Western Bistro): "Eli and Tom rematch. Although you are

not going to call this one a match. The Giants will score points, but Brady will bury the Giants in the fourth

quarter. Bet the farm on

the Patriots and the over!"

Regis Philbin, former talk show host (Live! With Regis and Kelly): "Giants. I love the Patriots and Brady. But Eli will pass their bend-not-break defense silly. And that great front four will overwhelm Brady."

Michael Connelly, author (The Fifth Witness): "I have the Giants winning by one point. Tom may have more Super Bowl rings, but Eli does what needs to be done to win. The fourth quarter is his."

John O'Hurley, actor (Seinfeld): "Patriots hands down. Brady is the most focused QB in football -- playing through extreme pain during the playoffs and still capable of setting records. His self-sacrificial dive into the end zone for the final touchdown tells you that this man will not be stopped."

Chuck Yeager, aviation icon: "Giants. Manning, if he's playing, is just lucky enough to win it."

James Roday, actor (Psych): "G-Men. That whole thing about history repeating itself, that's all true."

Ken Bethea, guitarist for the Old 97's (The Grand Theater): "27-17 Giants. The Giants' defense is a lot better than the Patriots'. Plus, too much Cruz."

Howard Stern, radio/TV host (Howard TV On Demand): "Giants. I'm excited that the Giants are in it. I'm a big Giants fan. I have a soft spot for New England. It's going to be hard to root against them."

John Walsh, TV host (America's Most Wanted): "Patriots. Brady will go down in history as one of NFL's greatest quarterbacks and he and Belichick will go down in history as one of the greatest coach/quarterback combos. They're cool under pressure and deliver the goods."

Daniel Silva, author (Portrait of a Spy): "New York will run the ball well enough to allow Eli and his trio of talented receivers to have a big night against New England's suspect secondary. Big Blue in a tight one."

Billy Gardell, actor (Mike & Molly): "Giants by 5. They have the best front four defensive linemen in the league right now. And when you have that, you can drop extra guys into coverage, rendering elite QBs back to average Joes."

Bill Kurtis, TV journalist (Cold Case Files): "Patriots. I predict the quarterback with the billionaire supermodel girlfriend will send the Giants back to the town that never sleeps."

Ace Atkins, author (The Ranger): "I should feel

momentum is with the

Giants. Except for one major thing: Gisele Bundchen.

With Gisele on my side,

I could write three bestsellers in a couple weeks."

Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner: "Giants 38-31. Good teams make the Super Bowl. The hot team wins. Giants are the hot team."

Mark Duplass, actor (The League): "A lot of it will depend on how Eli is feeling. If he has the flu again, the Giants should be able to pull it out. If he's healthy, I'm not so sure. Also, who's gonna get lucky enough to pick up Billy Cundiff for the big game?"

Jason Reece, ... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead singer/guitarist/drummer (Tao of the Dead): "Being a fan of

New York City and all of

its insanity, I'm cheering

for the Giants. It's sad that our Cowboys can't make

it this year -- or any year,

for that matter."

Denise Austin, fitness expert (Shape Up & Shed Pounds) "Giants. Manning is at the top of his game right now. And being a friend of his since we served on the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, I know he is a true competitor to the very end."

Jesse Metcalfe, actor (Dallas): "Patriots. They have more depth, better coaching and a better quarterback. And they're hungry for revenge. Be prepared to see Wes Welker have a huge game."

Dee Snider, Twisted Sister singer (Celebrity Apprentice): "Giants. The pact Brady and Belichick made with the devil has to run out sooner or later."

Bob Schieffer, CBS news correspondent (Face the Nation): "I like the Giants. Don't know why. Just do."

Neal McCoy, country music singer ("No Doubt About It"): "Brady is one of the top quarterbacks in the league, but it is Eli's year. This win
will put him in an elite group of quarterbacks who have won the Super Bowl twice. Giants 27, Pats 24."

Colin Ferguson, actor (Eureka): "Two teams that are pretty evenly matched, but I think the Pats will win (so put your money on the Giants)."
Alan Bean, Apollo 12 astronaut: "Giants. Manning is just reaching his peak, while Brady is just past his."

Jared Fogel, Subway sandwich chain spokesperson: "Giants 27, Patriots 24. The Giants got hot at the right time and the Giants' defense will get to Brady."

Jerry Springer, talk show host (The Jerry Springer Show): "Giants 28-24. New York City needs a rehearsal for the ticker-tape parade they will have in October when the Yankees win the World Series."

Alice Cooper, rock music icon ("School's Out"):

"Giants over Patriots in close game, 27-24. The Giants have good offense and defense, while the Patriots have offense only."

George Jones, country music singer ("He Stopped Loving Her Today"): "I predict the Giants."

Liam McIntyre, actor (Spartacus): "Pats win in overtime, 24-21."

Carlos Mencia, comedian (The Mind of Mencia): "The Patriots are a better team. But right now there is no way I can bet against the Giants."

Buddy Jewell, country music singer ("Sweet Southern Comfort"): "What? There's still gonna be a Super Bowl even though my beloved Dallas Cowboys are sitting at home? In that case, I have to go with the Giants. Their defense will win this one."

Eric Roberts, actor (Runaway Train): "Patriots will win this year. It's their turn."

B.J. Thomas, singer ("Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head"): "Giants. I really like Manning and I think they are going to upset them again."

Bruce Greenwood, actor (The River): "With the Patriots owner Robert Kraft and the fact that his wife died and the players wearing those patches on their uniforms with her initials, it seems as though the team is so emotionally committed to winning for him as well as for themselves."

C.J. Box, author (Cold Wind): "I'll go with the hot hand and solid defense over the team that smoked my Broncos in the playoffs. Giants 38, Patriots 34."

Edward Asner, actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show): "Patriots 13-10. I am a sucker for the great temptation of seeing the Patriots under pressure and coming out ahead in the end."

Stephen Collins, actor (7th Heaven): "Giants by a nose, cementing Eli's reputation as one of the greats. 24-21."

Penn Jillette, magician (Celebrity Apprentice): "Patriots 31-27. I also predict that five minutes before kickoff, Rob Lowe will announce Eli Manning's retirement in a tweet."

Sandra Brown, author (Lethal): "I pick the Giants. They've got the momentum. But I don't want either team to win, so I'll be rooting for the halftime show."

Frank Vincent, actor (The Sopranos): "Bada Bing! Giants 21-17."

Garfield, comic strip cat (with an assist from cartoonist Jim Davis): "Being an Indiana cat, I have a warm spot for the Manning brothers. Plus, I'm partial to anything with 'Giant' in the name. Gotta go with New York."

Charlie McDermott, actor (The Middle): "Giants. As an Eagles fan, I dislike both teams. But I'd rather see the Giants secure yet another Super Bowl victory than the Patriots."

Steve "Lips" Kudlow, metal rocker (Anvil): "Giants will win. With a guy like Manning, they can't go wrong."

Joey Lawrence, actor (Melissa & Joey): "Patriots are taking it this year. Redemption will be weighing heavily on their hearts and minds."

Bill Nye, the Science Guy: "Both teams will be running and catching in the warm confines of the Lucas Oil Stadium. They'll both score well: 34-28 Giants."

Steve Wilkos, talk show host (The Steve Wilkos Show): "Patriots want revenge and have two great tight ends. Patriots 17-7."

Annie Ilonzeh, actress (Charlie's Angels): "The Giants have the 'Eli Factor' and will take this one."

Steve Berry, author (The Jefferson Key): "I live in north Florida where the Jaguars rule. Tom Coughlin was our first head coach and led the team for many years. So around here, we're a bit partial to him. Go Giants."

Mark Ballas, dancer (Dancing With the Stars): "Patriots. Huge Tom Brady fan. And it's time for revenge."

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