Denise Austin mixes it up with Yoga and Pilates
Denise Austin has made a life out of motivating people to get fit. She’s sold more than 20 million exercise videos and DVDs, starred in fitness television shows since the 1980s and written several books.
In a recent interview with the Baltimore Sun, Austin, 52, talked to the magazine about several fitness related topics.
When asked :
In terms of personal fitness, what is new now that we are nearing 2010?
I’m a big believer in a balance of workouts — a well-balanced workout plan. Part of it is cardio, part strength training and then flexibility. You really need all three. You have to make your muscles feel surprised. Mix in interval training, boot-camp-type workouts, a little yoga, a little Pilates. I personally have switched my routine to be a little bit of everything.
How has the fitness world changed over time, and where is it headed?
We still have a lot to do as fitness experts. In the 1970s, it was running. Then we went to the aerobics to low-impact aerobics to step aerobics to yoga. The thing is to find something you love and stick with it.
What can women expect from their bodies after 50?
I believe a woman can get a fit, toned and sexy body at 50, but she has to work out for it. Fight gravity all the way. Exercise is a must. Especially muscle-conditioning moves. To keep up your muscle tone and firm up, work out at least three times a week with weights, your own body weight, Pilates or boot-camp-type exercises that focus on strength.
Denise has lots of new stuff on the horizon like a new DVD coming out Sept. 15 called the “Best Leg and Bun Shapers,” and two more DVDs coming out at Christmas. She also has a new book coming out in January 2010, and is also in the planning stages for a new TV show for 2010.
Source: The Baltimore Sun
August 27, 2009 at 10:09 AM