Hit the Spot: How to Target, Tone, and Slim Your Problem Areas

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Simon and Schuster, 1997 M01 2 - 188 pages
Do you want to look good in a bathing suit this year? Do you want to have a firm, flat stomach? Do you have "problem areas" that need to be toned and shaped up? Do you want to get rid of cellulite?
Hit the Spot! is a complete program to target and tone your problem areas, written in an upbeat, easy-to-follow style by America's #1 fitness authority, Denise Austin.
Denise Austin has spent her career helping people get energetic and fit, and now she zeroes in on the problem areas that cause the most concern for people. Hit the Spot! includes clear instructions and photos for exercises to firm and shape your:
Waist/ Hips and Thighs/ Upper Arms and Bust/ Buns
Denise offers positive thoughts and tips for success, including exercises you can do to lose inches from hips, thighs, waist, and other areas, as well as advice on clothes that make you look thinner instantly. She even includes a seven-day diet to improve the look of specific areas of your body.
Don't be afraid to wear that sexy suit on the beach this summer...Hit the Spot!

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About the author (1997)

At 5'4" and II 2 pounds, Denise Austin has been dubbed "America's favorite fitness expert." Born on February 13, 1957, Denise grew up in San Pedro, California. She started gymnastics at the age of twelve and earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Arizona, graduating in 1979 with a degree in Exercise Physiology. She began teaching aerobic exercise classes in the Los Angeles area, earning her own local television program two years later. In 1983, Denise married Jeff Austin, a sports attorney and brother of tennis champ Tracy Austin. They moved to Washington, D.C., when Jeff accepted a job with a sports marketing firm.

From 1984-1988, Denise was the resident fitness expert on NBC's Today show. She also wrote a column for the Washington Post and received a prestigious award from the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

In 1987 Denise created her ESPN television show, Getting Fit, which aired for ten years on ESPN and in eighty-two countries. In January 1997 Denise began her new show, Denise Austin's Daily Workout on Lifetime TV. Today she spends four months a year taping her popular program at the most beautiful resorts in the world, traveling with her family as often as possible.

Denise has created twenty-five exercise videos, has her own line of workout equipment, a signature shoe and bodywear by Spalding. She appears monthly on QVC. She can be seen motivating people on talk shows and is often used as a fitness expert for magazine articles. Her sensible, realistic and enthusiastic approach to fitness (she works out only 30 minutes a day) and eating (she never skips a meal) has won fans throughout the United States, from whom she receives over 700 letters a week. Making a difference in the lives of people and her strong belief that she can inspire people to feel better about themselves are what gives Denise the energy to tackle challenges and achieve her success.

A dynamo of energy in a size 5, Denise Austin is a true motivator and has become a veritable fitness empire. But Denise believes her greatest achievement yet is being a mom to her two daughters, Kelly and Katie.

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