Monday, December 7, 2015

Denise Austin: Yoga Booty & Legs Workout- Floor Series

Published on Dec 1, 2015 by BeFiT

Denise Austin: Yoga Booty & Legs Workout- Floor Series is a 10- min, lower body-sculpting routine for the hips, thighs, buns and legs that adds employs low-impact Yoga floor exercises combined with basic stretching variations to activate the core, re-define the buns and firm problem areas to reveal lean and sexy lines fast. Elongate the spine and release tension as you challenge multiple muscle groups simultaneously with America’s Favorite Fitness Expert, Denise Austin in this booty-boosting workout from her popular “Yoga Booty Lift” Fitness DVD. Burn calories, shrink the waistline and engage the abdominals and you alleviate anxiety and uncover a leaner and healthier new you with effective, result-driven moves like clam shells, side plank leg lifts, rainbows, bridges, isometric holds, rocking bridges, bridge extension to wheels, eagle pose, eagle crunches, boat pose, reverse planks, lumbar stretches, pigeon pose, triangle pose, warrior 1 poses, low lunges and more that will re-shape the body and tone the thighs, calves, abs, buttocks, back, arms, chest, obliques and back. Say goodbye to saddle bags with this low intensity Yoga hybrid routine that you can take with you anywhere. This workout can be modified to fit all skill levels by adjusting depth of motion, reps and rest periods. You will need a towel, a Yoga mat and a bottle of water to complete this workout. Join Denise Austin for a zen-sational workout created to contour, trim and lift the booty like never before! This 30-minute program features specialized yoga poses and barre moves that first target the legs, then the butt and, lastly, the butt and core together to reshape your bottom half into your better half. And with a bonus Yoga Arms workout that tones multiple muscles at once, you’ll achieve a sexy, sculpted look from head to toe! Standing Legs: Boost your body burn with thigh-trimming yoga poses then use the back of a chair for a series of barre pliĆ©s and lifts that tone your thighs and calves. Standing Butt: Reshape your rear with a barre leg-lift sequence and single-leg yoga moves that guarantee you’ll leave a lasting impression as you leave any room! Floor Butt & Core: Trim your hips, transform your tush and flatten your belly with floor exercises like side-lying legs, rainbow raises, bridge lifts, and yoga boats.

Denise Austin, Katie Austin On The Doctors - 12/2/2015

Originally aired on December 02, 2015

Skinny Snack Swaps

Skinny Snack Swaps

Fitness guru and author Denise Austin joins The Doctors, along with her daughter, Katie, to share simple snack swaps to help you curb cravings and lose weight. Click here to get the full recipes! Get more of Denise’s tips in her book, “Side Effect: Skinny.”

Fitness guru Denise Austin shares three easy and delicious snack swaps to satisfy your cravings without ruining your diet.

Skinny Snack Swap #1

Unhealthy choice: Trail Mix
¼ cup = 150 calories and 9g of fat

Healthy choice: Rosemary Popcorn
1 cup popped: 20 calories

  • White popcorn kernels popped in a saucepan on the stove
  • Use olive oil (add vanilla extract oil for kettle corn)

  • In a small bowl, drizzle popcorn with 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
  • Add 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • Toss well and add black pepper to taste

Skinny Snack Swap #2

Unhealthy choice: BBQ Chips
15 chips: 150 calories and 9g of fat

Healthy choice: Teriyaki Edamame
1 cup: 120 calories and 2.5g of fat

  • Steam, boil, or microwave edamame beans
  • Let cool and sprinkle with teriyaki sauce, pressed garlic and  lemon juice.
  • Keep refrigerated for a ready-to-go snack

Skinny Snack Swap #3

Unhealthy choice: Energy/Protein Bar
1 bar: 250 calories and 22g of sugar

Healthy choice: Denise Austin No Bake Bar
1 bar: 194 calories and 6g sugar

  • 1.5 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup almond butter (Any nut butter will work)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 dollops apple butter
  • Sprinkle sea salt

  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until well mixed. Use wax paper to mold mixture into bars. 
Source: Denise Austin

Get more diet and fitness tips in Denise's book, "Side Effect: Skinny, Denise Austin's Fat Blast Diet"! Click here for more details.

"Side Effect: Skinny" is published by Bird Street Books, Inc., which is owned by "The Doctors"' executive producer.

Denise Austin & Her Daughter Katie Featured In Southbay Magazine

Photographed by Jeff Berting

Dynamic Duo

Mother and daughter fitness experts join forces to help expand each other’s vision.

Written by Amber Klinck

Katie Austin opens the door to her family’s gorgeous Hermosa Beach residence with a smile—her mother, health and fitness guru Denise Austin, standing by her side. Bubbling over with an enthusiastic and vivacious energy, the ladies are both incredibly fit and super-friendly. It’s easy to see how this pair has resonated so well with their multitude of fans.

With 30 years of experience and a level of success that includes starring in her own television show, authoring 12 books and selling more than 24 million exercise videos and DVDs, Denise has become a staple in America’s fitness industry. And now her daughter Katie is looking to follow in her footsteps.
“Being that I did television all those years, I would bring my daughters to film on location, and Katie always gravitated to being on with me,” Denise says.

But Katie also gravitated to sports, landing a spot on USC’s Division I women’s lacrosse team. While on Trojan Vision, however, Katie found herself once again drawn to television and decided to make a change.

“While I was a Division I athlete, it was almost impossible to think about anything else. So my sophomore year, I quit lacrosse and decided to get started on what I wanted to do for my career,” Katie explains.

Since then, she started her own website,, and has worked on group projects with her mother and mentor. “We’re building our career together, but she also has her own vision, which is cool because [the industry] is so different now from when I started,” Denise says. “It used to be all about television, video and DVDs, and now the world has changed to online. She understands that area.”

With virtually her entire career’s work accessible on her site,, Denise has transitioned her outreach from television to online. “My mom teaches me everything I’d ever need to know about fitness, and I teach her about the digital world,” Katie explains.

Through their own individual platforms, the ladies target their correlating markets. “I focus on teen girls and college girls,” says Katie. “I’m all about self love and confidence. I also focus a lot on bullying and online bullying. It goes beyond fitness as well, because teens struggle with so much.”

Denise, on the other hand, focuses on women 40 and over. “They grew up with me,” she says with a smile.

But it’s the mother/daughter workouts that people seem to gravitate to the most. “We’ve done the Today show and The Doctors, and people love it,” says Denise.

With family so clearly at the epicenter of the Austin household, the holidays (and all of the indulgences that come with them) may seem counterproductive to maintaining an inspirationally toned physique. But the ladies take these celebratory months in stride.

“We have a big family, and I love to cook. I just try to make sure I’m getting a well-balanced amount of veggies and good healthy foods in,” Denise explains.

Part of that includes utilizing a trick from her book Side Effect: Skinny. “I make skinny mashed potatoes. Instead of sour cream and high-fat milk, I use a little non-fat milk with a touch of chicken stock for flavor.”

At holiday parties, Denise suggests “having water in between your drinks. [Katie says this goes for college girls too.] And don’t stand near the appetizers; you don’t realize how much you’re eating.”

For Katie, it’s all about moderation. “The holidays only come once a year. If you indulge, just make sure you’re back on track the next day and that you’re working out hard leading up.”

This article appears in the Holiday 2015 issue of Our South Bay