In her seemingly endless monologue of positive reinforcement, fitness guru Denise Austin has taught legions of devotees that physical health is attainable — but why should fans settle for Austin’s brand of encouragement onscreen alone? At a combination estate sale and online auction that ends Tuesday, fans have been able to check out her gym and its accoutrements for themselves.
April 29, 2014 Diana Mancini, 66, tests out a hula-hoop during an estate sale at the home of fitness guru Denise Austin in Alexandria, Va. With their two daughters in college, Austin and her husband, Jeff, are trading their sprawling suburban home for a compact condominium overlooking the water in Old Town Alexandria. “This has been a great place to raise kids, but it’s too much house to deal with,” Austin said. Amanda Voisard/For the Washington Post Buy Photo