Television and DVD Fitness Expert, mom
B.A. in Physical Education with an emphasis in exercise physiology from University of Arizona
In 1980, "right when exercise was becoming popular," a 23-year old, just-graduated, bubbly gymnastics athlete named Denise Katnich began teaching aerobics at Los Angeles racquetball courts. "There weren't gyms or workout studios at the time, so I would rent out courts and teach aerobics with my little boom box," says Denise. Fast forward three decades, that radiant fitness teacher from California, now known as Denise Austin, is a household name.