Fitness Icon Denise Austin: Do 'a 360' with Your Body
May 1, 2015 – 5:46 PM
Get ready for Denise Austin’s 10-Week, 360° Plan and do a 360 with your body. Denise is our fitness expert and friend for life, and today she’s here to help us “keep it simple”—fitness, that is. Fitness icon Denise Austin really does want us to look and feel great, and in my latest Mind Your Body TV video, she shows us how to work out in just “four feet of space.” It feels like the timing is just right, since May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.
“Blast fat, tone up and shape up,” suggests Denise, who at 58 is a proponent of the “no excuses” theory of self-improvement. “You don’t always need a gym with all that equipment to move your body and get healthier,” she says.
Watch how she gets us moving with an energetic walk-in-place, helps us tone our upper arms—so important when we’re wearing those sleeveless sheath dresses. She helps us flatten our tummies just by “thinking about it” for a few seconds: Easy does it. Now move on to a long-term plan for success…
Count to 10 weeks
Also new: With more than 30 years of experience getting people into shape, Denise has developed her 10-Week, 360° Plan to transform bodies and attitudes. Her documentation shows that most people lose almost 25 pounds on the plan.
With her “Deniseology,” we won’t get bored with working out or eating, as she changes it all up regularly. Denise is here to guide and motivate every step of the way, with three workout levels based upon our current level of fitness. She’s worked with top nutritionists to offer a variety of eating plans—more than 200 recipes—from heart-healthy to vegetarian. All plans use real food, versus packaged products or powders, she says, plus we get a weekly shopping list.
Age is no obstacle
No matter our age, Denise asks us to incorporate physical activity six days a week, and leave Sunday as a deserved “day off” to journal and think about where we’ve been and where we’re going as we change our lifestyle.
We can access the 360° program online or via DVD. Enjoy access to the library of her TV shows, where we can do yoga, barre, boot camp and even a mother-daughter dance workout.
A real plus is the fun-loving, supportive community doing this with us. After all, life is a journey, and self-improvement always goes better when someone else is along for the victorious ride.
“The key is to get off your rear end,” she says. “Sitting is the worst, so if you just do a half-hour a day consistently, you’ll be in fantastic shape before you know it.” That’s comforting, since bathing suit season is here.
Learn from a fitness guru
Denise was on the President’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports for two years, and still serves as a consultant. She’s sold more than 24 million exercise videos and DVDs, authored 12 books on fitness, and she starred in the longest-running fitness show on TV. Her history in fitness is legendary, and she’s got so much more enthusiasm and energy to share.
My crew and I had such a fabulous time with Denise, and I’m excited to share her simple, effective tips in today’s video. Let me know how it goes for you. You can do it!
Stephanie Stephens is certain that at age 45+, the best time of our lives is now! So what are we waiting for? She writes, produces, and hosts her multimedia channel, Mind Your Body TV, featuring timely health and lifestyle blogs, podcasts, and videos—also seen on YouTube and syndicated by AOL/On