American fitness instructor as well as an author, columnist, and former member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Denise Austin graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education, and a minor in exercise physiology. She started gymnastics career at the age of 12, which led to an athletic scholarship at the University of Arizona. Denise's mother is also a fitness instructor .
Denise Austin married Jeff Austin, a former professional tennis player from the United States. They have been married since 30th April 1983. Denise and Jeff have two daughters named Kelly Austin, born in 1990 and Katie Austin, born in 1993. She has a long-running exercise television program named 'Getting Fit with Denise Austin' on ESPN2. Denise was named as a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports since 2002.