Fitness Influencer Katie Austin Models Mom Denise’s Leotards From the ’80s, ’90s

The 2023 SI Swimsuit model channeled her mother for a fun photo shoot.
Katie Austin

Katie Austin.

Katie Austin is a marketing genius. To promote new content on her fitness app, the 2022 co-Rookie of the Year modeled several of her mom’s workout clothes from the 1980s and ’90s on Instagram. The 2023 SI Swimsuit model is the daughter of fitness guru Denise Austin.

In the collage of images captured by Torrey West, Austin wore a cheeky green leotard, a blue, black and white bra top and matching athletic shorts, an aquamarine leo and more.

“Every single piece I’m wearing is my moms🤍,” Austin wrote in the caption of her April 27 post. “My Sculpt I.T. Method is now a full series on the Katie Austin app! They are the PERFECT 10-15 minute summer workouts, you can do anywhere, anytime.”

The Katie Austin App offers home workouts and healthy recipes, as well as the 29-year-old’s new program. She also noted in her caption that more summer workouts will be dropping next week.

“Yesssssss!!!! I LOVE that you are bringing them all back to life!!!!” mom Denise commented. “They are all from the 80’s and 90’s!! So happy I saved them all… Throwback memories!!!!! Xoxo.”

“DAMN😍,” gushed fellow 2023 SI Swimsuit model Brooks Nader.

“Y’all should do a brand together and bring this vibe to it!” Kirsten Baumberger suggested. “It would be so unique from what else is out there.”

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.