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In the days when women used to feel intimidated to step into a gym and before pump and attack classes were a huge ‘thing’, many fit-loving ladies would work out in the comfort of their own home to an exercise DVD or VHS with their favourite celebrity trainer. Not to say that workout DVDs aren’t still popular, but many women would choose to go to the gym instead of sweat it out in their living room.

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At the forefront of at home workouts was, and still is may I add, the queen of fitness DVDs, Denise Austin. Denise is the all American girl, enthusiastic fitness instructor and author who helped our mothers burn fat through her tailored workouts.

With the rise of the internet, workout DVDs are not as popular as they used to be. That is no matter to Denise, however, who is all about change and growth, launching her internet empire and taking over American morning talk shows with her fit daughter Katie.

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At 21 years of age, Katie is following in the footsteps of her mother and training others to become the best versions of themselves. Appealing to a younger audience who haven’t been working out with Denise herself, Katie Austin is some major fitspiration if you’re after a gorgeous tan and a toned, slim body – who isn’t?

Living on the beach in California, Katie is often in a bikini and through her Instagram, her website and Twitter, she has some great inspiration for getting fit and staying fit. Gaining more media attention by appearing with Denise on day time television programs such as The Doctors and The Today Show, Katie has been demonstrating that there are easy ways to fit in exercise, even if it’s on your couch.

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The workouts that Katie has created also use minimal equipment, so they can be done anywhere and are perfect for travelling. You can bring up workout videos or Katie’s e-book on your phone, laptop or tablet to exercise in your own lounge room and get fit while having fun.

She has also been publicising her goals in getting you fit, which means not only getting physically healthy, but being fully confident in who you are and about being yourself and having fun. While having the genes from her age defying mother is a huge bonus, Katie is the sort of inspiration that we ought to be following on our social media channels.

Images via instagram.com/katie.austin