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Overview (3)

Born in San Pedro, California, USA
Birth NameDenise Katnich
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Denise Austin was born on February 13, 1957 in San Pedro, California, USA as Denise Katnich. She has been married to Jeff Austin since April 30, 1983. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Jeff Austin (30 April 1983 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (4)

Rock-hard abdominals
Short stature
Wears a leotard for most of her fitness programs
Working out on the beach in a bikini

Trivia (16)

Her father was a professional baseball player with the St. Louis Browns.
Her sister-in-law is Tracy Austin.
Mother, with Jeff Austin, of 2 daughters: Kelly Austin and Katie Austin.
She has 3 sisters, and a brother.
She was the co-host of Jack LaLanne's show during the early 1980s.
She is a fan of I Love Lucy (1951).
Her mother died in 2001, her father is 82 [2007].
Named a 2008 Red Dress Award winner by Woman's Day magazine for awareness in the fight against women's heart disease.
She has a dog named Madonna.
Her husband, Jeff Austin, is a sports attorney.
She is serving her second term on the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, a position she was first appointed to by George W. Bush in 2002.
She is the spokeswoman for such major brands as Idaho Potatoes and Nature Made.
Started gymnastics at the age of 12 and earned an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Arizona. In 1979, she graduated from California State University at Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education, with an emphasis on exercise physiology.
Lives in Alexandra, Virginia with her husband, Jeff Austin, and their two daughters, Katie Austin and Kelly Austin. [2005]
In 2003, she was inducted into the Video Hall of Fame.
Austin said she was not aware she became the object of perversion on YouTube when asked by a Washington City Paper reporter in 2007.

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