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Katie Austin In Workout Gear Preps For Sports Illustrated Runway Show

“Prepping for my walk…”

Fitness influencer and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Katie Austin is showing fans the workouts she does before hitting the runway for the iconic magazine. Austin, the daughter of Denise Austin, shared a video of herself wearing light pink two-piece workout gear, doing a mat workout in the sunshine. "Cannot wait to walk my 4th year of the iconic @si_swimsuit runway show tonight!!! Here are 4 things I prioritize when prepping for my walk🫶 …now who's tuning in?!❤️‍🔥" she captioned the post. Here's how Austin trains, eats, and lives her happiest life.


Variety of Workouts

Austin loves Pilates, strength training, cardio, and barre-type workouts. "I mix up my workouts and really lean into variety," she told Women's Health. "I like the combination of something a little bit lighter on the body paired with more intense strength training, in addition to some cardio. But if I only have time to work out, say, two days that week, I'll do cardio and sculpt mixed together—It's my favorite way to work out." 


Shooting For Sports Illustrated

Austin didn't find her Sports Illustrated shoot intimidating. "One thing I love most about SI Swimsuit is their encouragement to be your most authentic self and showcase it," she told E! News. "So, when it came time to prep for my SI shoot, I didn't do an entire overhaul of my lifestyle, but rather focused on things that were already important to me! I ate a balanced diet, worked out, and prioritized my mental health and routine!"


Balanced, Delicious Diet

Austin is grateful she and her sister were raised to have a positive relationship with food. "My parents always had hearty, yet healthy, home-cooked meals on the table for us—like a pot roast and baked potato," she told Women's Health. "I knew that I needed carbs, protein, fat, nutrients to power my workouts and game and give me energy. I always like to ask myself, 'What are you adding in?' I don't focus on restriction or subtracting ingredients or food groups or anything. I don't eliminate. My mom has such a zest for life, but also a zest for food!"


Fitness Advice


Austin has good advice for anyone just starting on their fitness journey. "Don't expect to lose 20 pounds in a week or run a marathon in a month," she told E! News. "Set small, achievable goals that you can work towards over time. For example, aim to walk for 30 minutes a day, or to do 10 push-ups without stopping. Celebrate your successes along the way, no matter how small they may seem."


Workout Phases

Austin switches up her workouts depending on her mood. "We go through different phases of life and reasons why we work out," she told Women's Health. "One week, I could be working out simply because I'm really stressed, and I'm craving lower-impact movement that just feels gentle and good. Then the next six months I may be training harder with weights to gain strength. Changes and shifts are great."

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