Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Denise Austin Appears On FOX 5 DC WTTG


Get Fit with Denise Austin


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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

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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)
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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)
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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)





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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
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