There’s one person I can always count on to cheer me up, and that’s Denise Austin. It all began with spandex and hot beaches in the eighties. I’ve been a long-time fan of Denise Austin’s workout videos, and I’m never gonna stop squeezing my buns for that lady.
C’MON, YOU CAN DO IT! YES! YOU GOT IT!!
Allow me to tell you why: it doesn’t matter how fat I feel or how unmotivated – when I pop in that DVD, it feels like Denise is right there with me, my own personal cheerleader. Some may find her peppy attitude and phrases annoying, but I can’t help but smile and continue squeezing my buns.
SQUEEEEEEZE THOSE BUNS! AND SQUEEZE! AND SQUEEZE! IT’S THE LAST THING THEY’LL SEE WHEN YOU WALK OUT OF A ROOM, C’MON SQUEEZE !!
Another reason I’ve stayed a fan for so long – I see RESULTS. When I use the vids on a regular basis, I do lose weight and tone my body. I can see it and I can feel it. My cheeks don’t swing around as much. Sure, you might say. If you follow any fitness DVDs on a regular basis you’ll lose weight. I’m not denying that. My point is, Denise’s vibrant, positive personality makes it seem like she truly cares, so I’m more likely to use her videos than other workout videos I own.
It’s WORTH IT!!
I’m also in total agreement with DA’s fitness and nutrition philosophy. She advocates staying fit naturally, not skipping meals, using real sugar and butter versus artificial sweeteners, practicing portion control, a balanced/nutritious diet, and of course, exercise. DA exercises 30 minutes a day. She doesn’t support fad diets or quick fixes.
In her videos, she practices a variety of methods including yoga, pilates, cross training, and aerobic exercise. In 1982 she had her very own TV show on KABC in Los Angeles. She was the fitness expert on NBC’s The Today Show for several years, and once again, she had her own show called Getting Fit on ESPN which ran for about 10 years. It continued as Denise Austin’s Daily Workout, moved to the Lifetime Television Network, and another show called Fit and Lite was added. These appeared until 2008.
She’s worked for over 25 years promoting health and fitness. Having created 85 workout videos, she was inducted into the Video hall of fame in 2003. DA also serves on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. She was appointed by George W. Bush in 2002. There are also numerous youtube videos posted by dudes who enjoy watching the bun shots and body gyrations. Here’s a smattering of quotes from random male fans:
“Denise has a nice crotch.”
“Best legs in the world!”
“Oooh how i would love to feel the sweet soft crush of her fine powerful thighs just tight enough to hold me captive and…”
I see where they’re coming from, but really – to me she’s been someone to look up to. A strong female role model. With killer buns.
Beautiful! That’s it!
So what prompted this blog is when I heard recently that she’s returning to TV! My darling Denise is back! According to her website, she says, “Starting January 3, I’ll be appearing daily on The Balancing Act, which airs weekdays from 7 to 8 a.m. (ET) on Lifetime. I could not be more excited! Every Monday I’ll be doing an upbeat 12–minute workout to start your week off with a bang. Then, tune in Tuesday through Friday for a “Daily Dose of Denise” — I’ll be sharing my best tips on cooking, staying energized, parenting, pets, nutrition and overall health!”
The only problem: I don’t have TV. I’ll see if I can find it online somewhere. Otherwise, I’ll go back to doing what I’ve always done – work out with her fabulous DVD’s. There’s just something magnetic about that breezy, energetic voice. And squeeze!
Check out www.deniseaustin.com for more info on my favorite fitness guru.