Monthly Archives: April 2016

Weight Loss Workouts for Women: 60 Seconds to Toned Calves

Check out these calf exercises for stronger calves and more defined calves, as demonstrated by weight loss coach for women, Stephanie Mansour and Fox Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski.

When I teach weight loss workouts for women, I always tell my private clients that it’s important to exercise all parts of the body, and the calves are no exception.

Calves are the muscles that are located in the back portion of our lower legs. We strengthen them through cardio exercise such as running, swimming and biking. They aid us in supplying power to do those activities efficiently.

The women I work with love to have toned calves. The stronger our calves are, the easier it will be to do cardio workouts, strength train,  feel confident, and look great in heels.

Watch the video to see these calf-boosting exercises. Here’s how to get defined calves:

First, do tippy toes exercises. Then, the next step to getting defined calves is to find steps and do tippy toes exercises on the stairs. Finally, here’s how to get really defined calves: squat while you are on your tippy toe.

These calf-defining exercises really work, and as Chicago’s best fitness coach for women, Steph helps you get lean and strong muscles because most women do not want to get bulky and big muscles!

Stephanie Mansour is a corporate wellness speaker and a health and fitness expert in Chicago. She’s also health and fitness on-air correspondent and coaches women in Chicago on how to lose weight fast and maintain weight loss.

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Weight Loss Coach for Women: Eat Fat to Get Skinny

Up next, our Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour from Step It Up with Steph is here to share with us why we need to eat more fat…to lose weight!

That’s right, as Chicago’s top weight loss coach for women, I’m telling you to eat more fat to get skinny.

And I’m using the term “skinny” very loosely here. It’s just a little catchier to say “eat fat to get skinny” but really I mean we need to eat fat in order to get stronger, healthier, and lose weight.

The body needs healthy fats in order to help reduce cravings, create glowing skin and hair, among other things. Here are some easy ways to incorporate fats into your diet:

Avocado
Cooking oils
Healthy fish
Nuts

Add these foods into your daily diet (except aim for at least 2 times per week of fish), and you’ll be fending off cravings and on the road to weight loss in no time!

Stephanie Mansour is Chicago’s best life coach and Chicago’s best weight loss coach for women. Steph is a corporate wellness speaker and a health and fitness expert in Chicago. Steph is a health and fitness on-air correspondent and coaches women in Chicago on how to lose weight fast and maintain weight loss.

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Weight Loss Workouts for Women: 60 Seconds to Flat Abs

Check out these weight loss workouts for women–ab exercises for a flat mid-section, as demonstrated by Chicago fitness coach Stephanie Mansour and Fox Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski.

We’re doing “belly busters” aka core tightening exercises that you can do anywhere, like at work, on the playground, in the hallway or even in bed.

My private weight loss coaching clients want flatter abs, so they can look great and feel confident in the clothes they’ve been dying to finally wear.

Jenny and I will show you how to do pelvic tilts, perfect planks and a great foot exercise.

Watch the clip to see these weight loss workouts for women in action:

Chicago’s best weight loss coach for women Stephanie Mansour teaches Fox Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski some core exercises. These ab exercises will help you lose weight and get a flat stomach! The ladies are in Chicago at Fox 32.

Steph is a corporate wellness speaker and a health and fitness expert in Chicago. She coaches women on how to lose weight fast and maintain weight loss.

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Are You Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Attempts As Seen on WNEM TV 5

We’ve got something a little bit confusing for you. Did you know that you may be saying the wrong things to yourself, which can in turn sabotage your weight loss attempts? Well, that’s what our health & fitness expert Stephanie Mansour from Step It Up with Steph is here to share with us, and how we can turn around our self-talk:


Good morning! I know it may sound strange, but so many women come to me already beaten down by themselves! When you say negative things to yourself, you’re putting yourself down and in turn sabotaging your ability to reach your goal. Here are some of the wrong things we’re saying, and here’s also how to make them right:

I hate my body so I’m going to lose weight.

I’m so overweight so I shouldn’t eat that.

I wish I looked like that woman. I’m so jealous that she’s so thin.

We really need to become our own best friends and our own cheerleaders. And that’s why the first item I even created was my 30 Day Workbook – it’s full of confidence boosting exercises.

We need to change the way we talk to ourselves in order to stop sabotaging our weight loss efforts. We need to learn how to like ourselves and our bodies right here, right now, so that we want to do good things for ourselves on a consistent basis.

Stephanie Mansour is Chicago’s best life coach and Chicago’s best personal trainer for women. Steph is a corporate wellness speaker and a health and fitness expert in Chicago.
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60 Seconds to Improve Posture: Posture Exercises with Stephanie Mansour and Jenny Milkowski

Feel like your posture is becoming more and more like a hunchback? Do people tell you that you have bad posture? Check out this video:

Fox Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski learns some posture exercises with Chicago’s best weight loss coach for women Stephanie Mansour. The ladies are in Chicago at Fox 32 and will help you improve your posture in 60 seconds!
Stephanie Mansour is Chicago’s best life coach and Chicago’s best personal trainer for women. Steph is a corporate wellness speaker and a health and fitness expert in Chicago.


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How to Motivate Yourself to Get To the Gym As Seen on WNEM TV 5 Saginaw

Sometimes after work or a long day, the last thing you want to do is get in a workout. But our health & fitness expert Stephanie Mansour from Step It Up with Steph is here to share with us the 5 essentials you need to ensure you don’t skip the gym, and how to motivate yourself to get to the gym:

Well let’s face it – if you’re drained from the day, you’re probably more likely to head home and comfort yourself with some pizza and sit on the couch than you are to get in a workout. But I’ve got 5 tips to get you motivated:

1. Re-commit to your reason WHY. What are the benefits of going to the gym? What’s your goal? Get clear.
2. Set alarm reminders on your phone to pump you up.
3. Pack your gym back: essentials include a pre-workout protein bar and a post-workout shake, which could even replace your dinner.
4. Make sure you’re eating throughout the day – protein is needed to keep your energy levels up.
5. Reward yourself – after working out 3 days a week for a month, treat yourself to a new workout top, a massage, or even just buy a couple of new songs to listen to during your workout!

Stephanie Mansour is a television health and fitness expert and a weight loss coach for women. She provides corporate wellness workshops and is a corporate speaker for health & fitness. Want to lose weight fast and make it last? Check out Chicago’s best personal trainer for women and best yoga instructor for women! She’s also a life coach in Chicago and for women everywhere!
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