Denise Austin Biography
Denise Austin is a renowned American fitness instructor, author, and columnist who hosted the long-running ESPN exercise show ”Getting Fit with Denise Austin.” She is also a former member of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Austin was named a 2008 Red Dress Award winner by Woman’s Day magazine for awareness in the fight against women’s heart disease.
A pioneer in the fitness industry for 40 years, best-selling author, and creator of Fit Over 50 Magazine, Denise is a champion for women who aspire to be healthy, active, and vital at every stage of life. Denise’s trademark zest for life, positive outlook and authentic attitude have endeared her to millions of fans across the country and helped make her a leader in the fitness industry. Denise actively works to help women reach their goals, no matter their age or fitness level.
Austin started gymnastics when she was 12 years old. She attended the University of Arizona on a gymnastics scholarship, reaching the rank of number 9 in the NCAA on the balance beam. She later transferred to California State University, Long Beach, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, and a minor in exercise physiology.
Denise Austin Age
Austin is 67 years old as of 2024. She was born on February 13, 1957, in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on February 13th every year.
Denise Austin Husband
Austin is happily married to her husband Jeff Austin, a former American professional tennis player. Together, they have been blessed with two daughters namely Katie Austin born in 1993, and Kelly Austin born in 1990.
Katie is a designer, model, blogger, author, health coach, and certified fitness trainer who has been featured on several television shows. She has been recognized by Seventeen Magazine as one of the top 10 fitness influencers.
Denise Austin Height, Weight
Austin stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m) and weighs 60 Kg.
Denise Austin Family
Austin was born and raised in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California by her parents. She gained interest in games and physical activities at an early age at the age of 12, she began gymnastics which led her to an athletic scholarship at Arizona University.
However, Denise has not disclosed details about her parents and siblings. We promise to update you once the information is available.
Denise Austin Career
Austin has taught classes, created fitness shows, and exercise videotapes, and written books and columns about exercise and staying fit. Examples include Shrink Your Female Fat Zones, Pilates for Every Body, Eat Carbs, Lose Weight. Austin was appointed to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports by President George W. Bush in 2002, and she began her second term in 2006.
Austin promoted the Reebok Freestyle sneaker, the first athletic shoe designed for women, which became an instant hit in the 1980s gym. “I absolutely loved this time in my career because I was the first spokesperson for the very first aerobic shoe,” Austin said in a Facebook post on November 22, 2019.
Austin is well-known for her emphasis on staying fit naturally, claiming that she only exercises for about 30 minutes per day and does not skip meals. She also prefers sugar and butter to artificial sweeteners and margarine, though she stresses portion control, proper nutrient balance, and exercise. Austin believes in a well-balanced exercise and diet program and advises people to avoid fad diets and “crazy claims” for quick fixes.
Her workout routines frequently incorporate a variety of techniques such as yoga, pilates, cross-training, and aerobic exercise. Austin had a long-running exercise television show on ESPN2 called Getting Fit with Denise Austin, which can be seen in reruns on ESPN Classic and Altitude Sports and Entertainment. The show was renamed Fit and Lite and Denise Austin’s Daily Workout and moved to Lifetime Television on weekday mornings.
Austin produced these shows every fall, spending four months on location in Caribbean and Arizona resorts. The shows were canceled by Lifetime in April 2008. Austin revealed that she was working on a new TV show for later that year. It was in the early stages of planning for 2010. Austin was set to return to Lifetime in January 2011, according to The Washington Post. She appears on the morning show The Balancing Act.
Austin previously stated on her website that she was preparing a new show for a fall 2008 debut, but the show never aired. When Erin Whitehead interviewed her in 2009, it was announced that her new show would return in the fall of that year.
In April 2007, the Washington City Paper, a Washington, DC alternative weekly newspaper, published an article on Austin under their “Cheap Seats” column, in which she was questioned about how some of her exercise videos on YouTube are viewed as pornography by some people. Austin claimed that she was completely unaware. She was also reported to have said, with a chuckle, that she was concerned about it.
Denise Austin Net Worth
Austin has an estimated net worth of $5 million. This includes her assets, money, and income. Her income is mainly from her successful career as an entrepreneur, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor.