"Denise Austin practices what she preaches. Follow her positive approach for a better life."—Jack LaLanne, fitness pioneer on Pilates for Every Body
"Denise Austin probably could motivate a statue. Her nonstop encouragement and exercise expertise form the perfect combination."—Chicago Tribune on "Jumpstart"
"Denise Austin makes the Energizer Bunny look lethargic."—People magazine on "Jumpstart"
About the Author
A native of San Pedro, California, Denise Austin
started gymnastics at the age of 12 and earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Arizona, graduating in 1979 with a Bachelor's degree in education with an emphasis in exercise physiology. She began her career teaching aerobic exercise classes in the Los Angeles area and went on to co-host the The Jack LaLanne Show,
During more than 25 years promoting health and fitness, Denise has created 82 workout videos/DVDs. Her enormous number of sales led to her 2003 induction into the Video Hall of Fame.
Denise has been married for 25 years to Jeff Austin, a sports attorney and brother of tennis champ Tracy Austin. They share a home with their two teenage daughters, Kelly and Katie.