Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Denise Austin Appears On FOX 5 DC WTTG


Get Fit with Denise Austin


video

Posted: Dec 30, 2014 3:10 PM PST
Updated: Dec 30, 2014 3:13 PM PST


Just in time for the new year, Denise Austin joined us on FOX 5 News Morning to show us five exercises that you can do anywhere! LINK: DeniseAustin.com

http://www.myfoxdc.com/clip/10991628/get-fit-with-denise-austin

Monday, December 29, 2014

Denise Austin's Simple, Sustainable Tips For A New You This New Year


Nancy Brown
CEO, American Heart Association


Simple, Sustainable Tips for a New You This New Year From Fitness Guru Denise Austin


Posted: 12/29/2014 10:33 am EST Updated: 12/29/2014 10:59 am EST

She was 24 and just breaking into the fitness industry, although it wasn't much of an "industry" at the time.

All over Los Angeles she went, hired by companies to teach after-work aerobics classes. Along the way, she met the woman in charge of the American Heart Association's local office. She offered to help spread the word about the importance of physical fitness. The AHA took her up on it, sending her to speak at a local Jewish Community Center.

A man and his mother who were in the audience stuck around afterward to thank her. The man said her speech was the most inspirational he'd ever heard. He also said he was the general manager of the local ABC affiliate, and that his station happened to have an opening for a public service show. He thought she'd be perfect to talk about health and fitness.

And so began the legend of Denise Austin, a pioneer of fitness instruction who is still going strong today, a few weeks shy of her 58th birthday.

Between TV shows, videos, books and work with the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Denise has guided tens of millions of people to healthier, more active lives. The photo on the right was taken in 2008, when she received the prestigious Red Dress Award from Woman's Day magazine.

With a New Year approaching, many people are talking about making lifestyle changes such as exercising more and eating better.

Unfortunately, many of the most well-intentioned New Year's resolutions fizzle by February. They're done in by a lack of commitment or a lack of know-how. That is where Denise can help.

I'm thrilled to turn this space over to her for guidance and inspiration. But first, let me wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy 2015; may it be your best year yet.

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Before we dive into New Year's resolutions, I need to ask you about something.

Your posture.

I don't mean overall, I'm talking about right this minute. As you read this on your computer, smartphone or tablet, how are you sitting or standing?

Odds are, you're slouching. Your chest is compressed, your tummy is pooched out.

You may not realize this, but you are the architect of your body, and you influence the design by the way you sit and stand. Everywhere I go, I see people unconsciously curled up around their devices. I think it's the new epidemic.

Here's why this is such a problem. A compressed chest lacks oxygen, and you need oxygen for energy.

Are you one of those people who feels tired, hectic and overwhelmed just from sitting behind a desk all day? Do those 3 p.m. doldrums hit you earlier and last longer? Well, the problem might be how you are sitting, and how long you are sitting.

So let's give this a try. Right now, sit up -- or, better still, stand up. Take a deep breath.

Pull in your abs and release the tension in your shoulders and down your back. It should feel like you are opening your chest. Think of it as trying to lift your heart.

Feels pretty good, right?

While I've promoted good posture for years, this is becoming my pet cause for 2015. I truly believe this one little change can make a world of difference in your energy level and your mood, both of which are important building blocks in creating a happier, healthier life.

The concept of little changes blossoming into big ones actually is the basis of my plan for making New Year's resolutions that work.

Creating a new you won't happen overnight. You've got to work your way there. If you suddenly make wild changes, they won't last.

Small, little habits that leave you feeling better and moving more will become the catalysts that keep you moving.

Good posture is a good start. Isometrics are another little thing you can do that don't require a gym membership or a single piece of equipment.

Isometrics is a fancy word for contracting (using!) specific groups of muscles, such as your abs.

By tightening your tummy and holding it for five seconds, you've done the equivalent of a sit-up. You can do this right now, wherever you are. You can do it in the car at red lights, or while waiting in line at the grocery store.

It works for other muscles, too. Tighten and release your back or shoulders as a great way to get blood circulating. You can do it to your butt, too. I tell people to think of it this way: If you don't squeeze your butt, nobody else will!

What about losing weight?

Again, start with small, easy changes -- like drinking more water.

Swap sugary drinks, yes, even diet soda, for water. Keep a bottle near you at work, at home, in your car. This is another way of boosting energy and metabolism, with the bonus that it keeps you full, so you won't eat as much.

Eating healthier needs to be a slow and steady process, too. One thing you can re-evaluate is your salad dressing. Try making your own! They can be cheap, easy and delicious, saving you money and up to 200 calories per meal.

I realize that none of these are revolutionary changes -- but that's the point. To change your body, what really must change is your attitude. Be optimistic. Visualize yourself being on track and focused.

Put it in writing. Set your objectives, and lay out a plan for getting there.

One of my favorite pieces of advice is to start with just 10 minutes of exercise a day -- and squeeze it into your schedule book. As a working mom, I know the difficulty of "finding" 10 minutes, but I also know I will do something if it's built into my schedule.

I know from experience that those 10 minutes can grow to 12 and 15. Soon, you'll be on your way to 30.

You can do it. I know it.

On Jan. 5, fitness guru Denise Austin is launching her first-ever comprehensive program that combines daily personalized plans for fitness, food and motivation. This online experience lasts 10 weeks, and spots are available through her website, DeniseAustin.com. You can also follow Denise on Twitter at @Denise_Austin, on Instagram at @deniseaustin and on Facebook at @DeniseAustin.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-brown/tips-for-a-new-you-this-n_b_6373428.html

Denise Austin And Her Daughter Katie Appear On WUSA9 - Vid


Denise Austin appears on WUSA9


Denise Austin. fitness guru, talks health program


The exercise icon and her daughter Kate join us with a plan that might help with your weight loss resolutions

1:20 p.m. EST December 29, 2014
WUSA (TV)

(Photo: Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Fitness icon Denise Austin appeared with her daughter on WUSA9 on Monday.

She talked about her new online health and fitness program. Denise Austin's 10 Week, 360° Plan comes out in January -- just in time for your New Year's resolution to get in better shape.

The program was designed for people of all ages and athletic abilities, we're told. It also includes a variety of 30-minute workout videos, motivational videos, a fun mother-daughter dance workout with Austin and her daughter Katie, recipes, a social element with users helping each other and tracking their friends' progress.

Find out more at DeniseAustin.com.
WASHINGTON - APRIL 19: Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns (C), Denise Austin (L) and Eric Bost, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services at the US Department of Agriculture speak together after the unveiling of the MyPyramid, a new symbol and interactive food guidance system that replaces the old Food Guide Pyramid April 19, 2005, in Washington, DC. The MyPyramid symbol is meant to encourage consumers to make healthier food choices and to be active every day.(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - APRIL 19: Fitness guru Denise Austin speaks in front of a poster that shows the MyPyramid, a new symbol and interactive food guidance system replaces the old Food Guide Pyramid April 19, 2005, in Washington. The MyPyramid symbol is meant to encourage consumers to make healthier food choices and to be active every day. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - APRIL 19: Fitness Guru Denise Austin (L) performs a stretching exercise with Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns during the unveiling of the MyPyramid, a new symbol and interactive food guidance system replaces the old Food Guide Pyramid April 19, 2005, in Washington. The MyPyramid symbol is meant to encourage consumers to make healthier food choices and to be active every day. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images)
Beltsville, UNITED STATES: US President George W. Bush (R) jokes with fitness guru Denise Austin on the way to speak on physical fitness 05 April 2007 before going for a mountain bike ride at the Secret Service training facility in Beltsville, Maryland. Bush had spoken on physical fitness to mark National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) (Photo: MANDEL NGAN, AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - MAY 5: U.S. President George W. Bush (2nd R) walks with Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt (R) and fitness expert Denise Austin (2nd L) before a bicycle ride May 5, 2007 in Washington, D.C. Bush is marking May as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Photo by Chris Greenberg-Pool/Getty Images) (Photo: Pool, Getty Images)
A quarterback for the New York Giants Eli Manning (C) and physical fitness celebrity Denise Austin (R) listen as US President George W. Bush makes a statement on The National President's Challenge in the East Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 20, 2008. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) (Photo: JIM WATSON, AFP/Getty Images)
Quarterback for the New York Giants Eli Manning (L) and physical fitness celebrity Denise Austin (R) laugh as they arrive for US President George W. Bush's statement on The National President's Challenge in the East Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 20, 2008. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) (Photo: JIM WATSON, AFP/Getty Images)
Quarterback for the New York Giants Eli Manning (L) and physical fitness celebrity Denise Austin (R) talk as they arrive for US President George W. Bush's statement on The National President's Challenge in the East Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 20, 2008. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) (Photo: JIM WATSON, AFP/Getty Images)
US President George W. Bush (L) shakes hands with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (2nd R) as Executive Director of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Melissa Johnson (2nd R) and physical fitness celebrity Denise Austin (R) applaud after Bush made a statement on The National President's Challenge in the East Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, March 20, 2008. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) (Photo: JIM WATSON, AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - MARCH 20: U.S. President George W. Bush (L) speaks while flanked New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and fitness expert Denise Austin at the White House, March 20, 2008 in Washington DC. Bush spoke about the National Presidents Challenge, a six-week program that encourages fitness and being healthy through exercise. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) (Photo: Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - MARCH 20: New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and fitness expert Denise Austin walk into the East Garden at the White House, March 20, 2008 in Washington DC. Bush spoke about the National Presidents Challenge, a six-week program that encourages fitness and being healthy through exercise.(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) (Photo: Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - MARCH 20: U.S. President George W. Bush (L) shakes hands with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (2nd-R) as fitness expert Denise Austin (R) and Melissa Johnson (2nd-L) stand nearby in the East Garden at the White House, March 20, 2008 in Washington DC. Bush spoke about the National Presidents Challenge, a six-week program that encourages fitness and being healthy through exercise.(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) (Photo: Mark Wilson, Getty Images
WASHINGTON - MARCH 20: New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and fitness expert Denise Austin walk into the East Garden at the White House, March 20, 2008 in Washington DC. Bush spoke about the National Presidents Challenge, a six-week program that encourages fitness and being healthy through exercise.(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) (Photo: Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
A quarterback for the New York Giants Eli Manning (L) and physical fitness celebrity Denise Austin (R) listen as US President George W. Bush makes a statement on The National President's Challenge in the East Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, March 20, 2008. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) (Photo: JIM WATSON, AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - MARCH 20: fitness expert Denise Austin listens to U.S. President George W. Bush speak in the East Garden at the White House, March 20, 2008 in Washington DC. Bush spoke about the National Presidents Challenge, a six-week program that encourages fitness and being healthy through exercise. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) (Photo: Mark Wilson, Getty Images)

http://www.wusa9.com/story/life/2014/12/29/denise-austin-exercise-icon-fitness-guru-health-progrma/20997037/

Monday, December 15, 2014

Pre-Ordering Denise's 10 Week, 360° Plan

According to Denise's site, if you pre-order her 10 week plan now you'll get a 25% discount.

Screenshot from http://www.deniseaustin.com/

When signing up for the single membership, you can choose to pay all at once or you can pay as you go. If you pay all at once, the price is $111 instead of $149. If you pay as you go, the price is $14.99 a week instead of $19.99 a week.

Screenshot from http://www.deniseaustin.com/sign-up/

It would have been nice if the plan lasted a year instead of ten weeks. Maybe it should have been called the 12 Month, 360° Plan.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Denise Austin In Aquasana Commercial

Denise Austin's Secret: Powered Water Filtration from Aquasana - YouTube

Published on Dec 11, 2014 by aquasana

America's fitness expert, Denise Austin, recommends using Aquasana's new Powered Water Filtration System.

http://www.aquasana.com/powered-water-filtration

Drink more fresh, filtered water to flush out toxins, improve your complexion, boost immunity, and lose weight.

Introducing the first pitcher filter with professional-grade water filtration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTUQu5BuYkQ


Short verion:

Denise Austin's Secret: Powered Water Filtration from Aquasana - YouTube

Published on Dec 11, 2014 by aquasana

America's fitness expert, Denise Austin, recommends using Aquasana's new Powered Water Filtration System.

http://www.aquasana.com/powered-water-filtration

Drink more fresh, filtered water to flush out toxins, improve your complexion, boost immunity, and lose weight.

Introducing the first pitcher filter with professional-grade water filtration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E34zFyLJslI

Friday, December 5, 2014

New Preregister Date For Denise's 10 Week, 360° Plan

Denise's Frequently Asked Questions page has been updated. The date for preregistering has been changed to mid December 2014.

Screenshot from http://www.deniseaustin.com/faq

In my previous blog, I pointed out that the preregistration date was set for mid November 2014.

Original screenshot from http://www.deniseaustin.com/faq

Monday, December 1, 2014

What Happened To Pre-Ordering Denise's 10 Week, 360° Plan In Mid November?

According to Denise's Frequently Asked Questions page, pre-orders for her 10 Week, 360° Plan were to start in mid November. It is the first of December and no one can pre-order the plan which makes me wonder if Denise is serious about her new program. I hope her 10 Week, 360° Plan will be ready by January 5, 2015.

Screenshot from http://www.deniseaustin.com/faq/
Screenshot from http://www.deniseaustin.com/faq/

Denise's 10 Week, 360° Plan

Denise Austin Attends 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

Denise Austin at the Hollywood Christmas Parade @Denise Austin - YouTube

Published on Dec 1, 2014 by Silver Screen Media

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4uiK6WxUyI


Credit: Imeh Akpanudosen / Stringer
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Fitness instructor and author Denise Austin attends the 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade with musical performances by Grand Marshal Stevie Wonder and legendary, award-winning artists on November 30, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Hollywood Christmas Parade)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Fitness instructor and author Denise Austin attends the 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade with musical performances by Grand Marshal Stevie Wonder and legendary, award-winning artists on November 30, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Hollywood Christmas Parade)
Credit: Imeh Akpanudosen / Stringer
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Fitness instructor and author Denise Austin attends the 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade with musical performances by Grand Marshal Stevie Wonder and legendary, award-winning artists on November 30, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Hollywood Christmas Parade)





Credit: David Livingston / Contributor
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Fitness instructor and author Denise Austin attends the 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 30, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)





Credit: David Livingston / Contributor
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Fitness instructor and author Denise Austin attends the 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 30, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)





Credit: David Livingston / Contributor
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Fitness instructor and author Denise Austin attends the 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 30, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)





Credit: David Livingston / Contributor
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Fitness instructor and author Denise Austin attends the 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 30, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Update: Monday, December 1, 2015 at 10:47pm


Denise Austin

Happy to be part of the 83rd Hollywood Christmas Parade last night!!! Walked the red carpet in the rain!!!

Monday, December 1, 2014 at 3:48pm

https://www.facebook.com/DeniseAustin/posts/10152535451988379

https://www.facebook.com/DeniseAustin/photos/10152535450803379
https://www.facebook.com/DeniseAustin/photos/10152535450768379
https://www.facebook.com/DeniseAustin/photos/10152535450728379

-End of update-

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Denise's 10 Week, 360° Plan

Denise Austin's brand new fitness and weight-loss program will include all new workout videos and hundreds of Denise's TV shows. Denise's 10 Week, 360° Plan begins January 5, 2015, according to Denise's website.

Screenshot from http://www.deniseaustin.com/
Screenshot from http://www.deniseaustin.com/lets-move/
Previously, I mentioned in an earlier blog that I wanted to see Denise do a new workout show online. I'm thrilled to know that not only will her site include new workout videos, but it will also include her TV shows as well. Her website originally stated back in September 2014 that the new program would be coming in December 2014. I guess I'm just going to have to wait until January 5, 2015 for Denise's 10 Week, 360° Plan.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Denise Austin's Halloween Costume (2014)

60's go-go outfit doing a disco pose from the late 70's? Not real sure what Denise was going for here.


I love Halloween and it's sooo fun to dress up. Are you ready?


Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 3:56pm

https://www.facebook.com/DeniseAustin/photos/10152478319203379



Fitness Can Certainly Be Some Scary Business! (Halloween 2013)

Teri Chadwick October 31, 2013

First off, I apologize to those of  you who cherish the 80s fitness era — loud workout tights, high-hipped leotards, legwarmers, Reebok Freestyles, puffy headbands, side ponytails and/or BIG hair, and blue eye shadow — but that was some scary stuff, y’all!

Case in point:
Denise Austin takin’ us through an old-school stretch routine. Gotta love this goofy gal!  (click here for a good laugh)

Read more: http://fitgirlreport.com/2013/10/31/fitness-can-certainly-be-some-scary-business-halloween-2013/

Work It Out



Denise Austin Old Pictures

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Denise Austin: Sculpt & Burn Body Blitz- Full Length Workout

Published on Oct 29, 2014 by BeFiT

Denise Austin: Sculpt & Burn Body Blitz- Full Length Workout: Forget the blah and bring on the blitz with Denise Austin’s extreme cardio cross-training workout, SCULPT & BURN BODY BLITZ! Kick those calories and banish fat with four, fun kick-butt workouts that feature the very best training methods to sculpt lean muscle in all the right areas: Mixed Martial Arts, Athletic Conditioning, Kettlebell-Inspired, and Cardio Sculpt. Each high-intensity workout combines powerful moves so you can dramatically reshape the body in just 30 days! Warm-Up (5 min): Ignite your metabolism and condition your muscles from every angle with athletic moves that get your body ready to burn. Mixed Martial Arts (10 min): Jab the flab and chisel a champion physique with explosive kick boxing moves, power jacks, ab-blasting twists, and more. Athletic Conditioning (10 min): Train like an athlete and score big with classic sport drills and new interval training tricks that shed serious fat and sculpt strong muscles. Kettlebell-Inspired (10 min): Swing, chop and twist your way to a trim and toned body using a single weight and controlled momentum for amazing results. Cardio Sculpt (10 min): Double your burn with dynamic combo moves that integrate cardio and strength training to blast several muscle groups at once for a total-body blitz. Cool Down (5 min): Release muscle tension and slowly lower your heart rate with critical stretches that calm the mind and reward the body. [Hand weights recommended.] This workout can be modified to fit any skill level by adjusting weight and reps. Get ready to transform your body and look and feel your best with America’s favorite Trainer, Denise Austin, only on BeFiT! Click here for more FREE Denise Austin Workouts: http://bit.ly/1cuYPSw

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

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sexy Legs Pilates Tone-Up Workout #3: Denise Austin- BeFiT #throwbackthursday


Published on Oct 23, 2014 by BeFit

Sexy Legs Pilates Tone-Up Workout #3 with Denise Austin from BeFiT #throwbackthursday is a Pilates-inspired, lower body-sculpting workout routine that uses a unique series of target-toning exercise moves to shape the hips, hamstrings, thighs, shins, legs, back, butt, abs, and obliques for a shapley backside and a slim and sexy beach body. Banish cellulite and tighten jiggley thighs for good with America’s Favorite Fitness Expert, Denise Austin in this retro level 3 workout segment from her Popular “Hit the Spot Thighs” Video Fitness Series. Strengthen the joints, stabilize the back, release neck tension and challenge all of the muscles of the abs, booty, legs and inner & outer thighs from every angle with result-driven moves like squat slides, aerobic warm-up moves, reverse lunges, hamstring curls, thigh squeezes, reverse leg lifts, hamstring stretches and other stretching variations. Engage the core, zip up those abdominals and improve posture with Denise as she keeps you motivated all of the way to the end with her inspiring, upbeat attitude. Boost your metabolism, burn fat, and tighten your body from head to toe with one of the most respected and successful trainers in the business right from your own home. Take a walk down memory lane with this high energy segment that was shot on location at a beach in Puerto Rico as you enjoy a sunny setting, upbeat fitness music, retro clothing and a laid back vibe that will leave you looking and feeling your best. You will need a Yoga mat, a towel, and a bottle of water to complete this 10-minute routine that can be modified to fit any skill level.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZPZQNwz7sQ

Denise Austin "Squeeze Play" (Rough Cut)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Denise Austin: Total Body Makeover Mix- Complete Workout

Denise Austin: Total Body Makeover Mix- Complete Workout - YouTube

Published on Oct 20, 2014 by BeFit

Denise Austin: Total Body Makeover Mix- Complete Workout is a full 45 minute total body workout routine that will burn fat and tone your body from head to toe. Ditch your old fitness routine and shake things up with DENISE AUSTIN’s BODY MAKEOVER MIX! Designed to dramatically slim and sculpt your body, all three toning workouts combine today’s most effective exercise methods to quickly firm your upper body, lean and lengthen your lower body, and tighten your tummy. Fresh and fun, this workout system blends the very best for a better body in just one month! UPPER-BODY SCULPT (15 min.): Tone your arms, chest, back, and shoulders with unique moves that target muscles from every angle to sculpt beautiful definition. LOWER BODY SCULPT (15 min.): Lift and shape your buns, thighs and hips with Pilates and ballet-inspired barre exercises proven to sculpt long, lean muscle with concentrated movements and firming fusion. AB & CORE CONDITIONING (15 min.): Tighten your tummy with core exercises that combine standing moves with mat Pilates for a complete midsection meltdown. You will need a light set of hand weights, a Yoga Mat, a towel and a bottle of water to complete this 45 segment from the Top-Selling “Body Makeover Mix” Fitness DVD featuring America’s Favorite Fitness Expert, Denise Austin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0vSt-WUI8Q

Friday, October 10, 2014

Denise Austin on Foods & Exercises during Chemotherapy

Denise Austin on Foods & Exercises during Chemotherapy - YouTube

Uploaded on Oct 8, 2014 by Denise Austin

Chemotherapy may be tough but eating and exercising right can make a big difference. Green juice, almonds and plenty of flavored water helped Denise Austin’s niece Annie on her road to recovery.

Learn more by watching this video and visiting http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/conditions-diseases/denise-austin-niece-breast-cancer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpgbi-QX-K0

Denise Austin Helps Her Niece Fight Breast Cancer in Woman’s Day Magazine

Denise Austin: Forever Fit - Wellbella Magazine



Denise Austin: Forever Fit

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Portrait by Hilmar Meyer-Boss

This fitness icon has been on the move, physically and professionally, for more than 30 years. Here, she dishes on her latest projects, plus the secrets behind her famous physique.

It’s been nearly three decades since Denise Austin burst onto the VHS scene sporting yellow sneakers and a midriff-exposing, cut-out purple leotard. But the high-octane star of the ’80s-workout world is still turning heads—and cartwheels (!)—at age 57. “I still have great energy,” says the best-selling-video queen and wellness author, whose latest DVD, “Denise Austin: Yoga Booty Lift,” hit stores in September. “I can still do handstands and cartwheels. It comes from staying fit for years. It does pay off!”

Keeping up with her two college-age daughters seems like a snap, but time is still of the essence, as the media maven runs a growing business empire that now includes a line of workout equipment called Denise Austin: Forever Fit!. Even so, Austin is quick to add that exercise and healthy eating can be squeezed into a busy schedule. “I’m a big believer in 30 minutes,” she says. “Most people don’t have an hour. If you could get your heart rate up for 30 minutes doing some form of cardio—such as walking or spinning—you will burn fat. You will see a huge difference.” And if you have only 20 minutes? “Yoga Booty Lift” to the rescue! “So many women were writing to me, saying, ‘I just want to start yoga, but all these programs seem so hard.’ So I created a beginner’s yoga DVD with two different 20-minute workouts. I swear you feel so good once you’re done.”

When it comes to nutritious, home-cooked meals, Austin has a recipe for success here as well. “I can cook a healthy meal in 20 minutes,” she says with gusto. Some of these dishes she shared in her 2013 book, “Side Effect: Skinny.” Others she will serve up on camera, starting this December, for a video- and tip-filled relaunch of her official website, DeniseAustin.com. “I’m excited to teach people ways to whip up their favorite smoothies and enjoy different workouts. I’m all about trying to help people be happy and fit.”

wb | What’s the key takeaway from “Side Effect: Skinny”?
da | The key is that there are certain foods that give you good side effects—including getting a little trimmer and a little thinner and feeling energized and confident. Everyone talks about terrible side effects when it comes to drugs, but there are so many positive side effects when you’re eating the right foods. For instance, carrots help keep your eyes healthy, and the lutein in tomatoes is so good for your heart. And there are some great recipes in the book, such as chicken lettuce wraps and flatbread pizza.

wb | Why is it important to rethink skinny in a healthy light?
da |
I never liked the word “skinny,” because I would think, Oh, God, that implies someone starving themselves. And I’m a true believer, of course, in eating healthy while keeping up your cardio and strength training. So this [take on skinny] is a vision to help someone feel better and more confident. But I’m not talking about being a skinny minny.

wb | What are some simple ways to stock a healthy kitchen?
da |
When you open up the refrigerator, the things at eye level are what your eye is going to see first—and that’s probably what you’re going to reach for. Usually, you hide the fresh vegetables. But I pull them out [of the crispers] and put them in clear containers so I can see them and the other healthiest foods first. But how you shop is important, too. It’s safest to shop the perimeter of the grocery store—the fruits and veggies, the dairy, the meats. I now buy grass-fed meat.

wb | You recently tweeted, “Cook once, eat twice.” In what ways does this approach help you?
da |
I’m a mom and I love to make my kids great meals. And I love food. So I try to prepare things on Sundays so the week goes smoothly and I avoid eating junk. I chop a lot of veggies. I also boil eggs to have throughout the week and chop them up with some tuna for a quick, on-the-go snack. I barbeque a bunch of chicken, then slice and store it in containers for use in different meals. It’s quick and easy. And I use a lot of beans now—they’re a great source of fiber. I like to put them in salads and chili.

wb | What’s your family’s favorite 20-minute healthy meal?
da |
Chicken with sage and rosemary. I bake it in the oven with a little crumbled goat cheese. Then I’ll serve it with a salad and roasted asparagus, drizzled with olive oil and topped with minced garlic and red pepper strips. The kids love that. The sage and rosemary smell so good in the house, too.

wb | What are some quick toning exercises that target “droopy” areas?
da |
Two areas that most people underuse as they age are the butt and the back of the arms. Two of the best exercises, then, are the butt tap and the triceps chair dip. For the butt tap, you stand with your arms reaching forward at chest level, and then you sit back as if you’re touching—or butt-tapping—[the seat] of your chair. Then you push up [using your legs]. It really works! With the triceps chair dip, you’re using your body weight, but you don’t have to dip too far. Some people go too far and they hurt their shoulders, so just go down a little. The pressing up is what’s really going to firm your triceps. You can do these while watching TV, in the office, at the park—anywhere.

wb | Any other easy solutions for those feeling confined by their environment?
da |
Simple isometric exercises work, too. Pulling in and tightening up your tummy for five seconds is equal to one situp. You can do it in the car. And squeezing and tightening your butt for five seconds gets your circulation going, especially if you’re sitting for long periods of time. Because of our [sedentary] lifestyles, we need to find ways to maintain good posture at work. You are your own architect, so the way you sit and stand will shape your body and your look, as well as your health.

wb | Which compound exercises help melt fat fast?
da |
Working all the major muscle groups, as many as you can at once, can make a big difference in a small amount of time. In six minutes you can do six different intervals, which really jump-starts your metabolism. I love split lunges. You’re jumping up and down, using your legs and getting your heart rate up. And if you do them with your arms, thrusting with some dumbbells, you’re also working your upper body. My other favorite is a torso twist [combined with] a lunge: As you lunge forward, you twist to the opposite side. You’re doing double the workout in half the time.

wb | What three fitness aids are essential for beginners?
da |
A set of 3- or 5-lb dumbbells are like gold. They help you create more tone and strength. A pedometer is a very inexpensive way to stay motivated. And I love a mat because when I see it, I think, I’ve got no excuse but to get down and exercise.

Denise’s Healthy Favorites

Snacks: Dried fruit with different types of nuts, so you get a variety of nutrients, such as the omega-3s in walnuts. Supplements: Every single day I take a multi, omega-3s and a probiotic. I’m also a big believer in vitamin C, and I take vitamin D3 for my bones and my entire body. Outdoor exercises: I hike with girlfriends and go on bike rides. I like fresh-air exercise. It feels good. Yoga pose: The warrior. If you sit for long periods of time, your hips get very tight, and this pose opens them up. Halloween treat: I make really good pumpkin bread with a can of real pumpkin. Mantra: My whole career I’ve always said, “You can do it. You deserve to look and feel your best.”

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