Monthly Archives: April 2017

Ballerina-Inspired Ab Exercises and Pilates Exercises with Jenny Milkowski

Join Chicago’s best health and fitness expert Stephanie Mansour and Fox Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski as they demonstrate some of Steph’s favorite ab exercises to strengthen and tighten your midsection!

These ballerina-inspired abdominal exercises can be modified for any level. These are Pilates exercises and can be done lying on the ground or on a yoga mat, and just leaning back.

Chicago’s wellness coach Stephanie Mansour and Fox Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski were demonstrating these exercises at Hi Fi Fitness in Chicago!
Chicago’s best wellness coach for women and best personal trainer for women, Stephanie Mansour, show’s Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski the best ways to tone your abs!

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Healthy Ways to Kick Off BBQ and Summer Party Season As Seen on WINK TV

After a holiday weekend, maybe you’re feeling a little bloated or off track. But soon, many weekends will be filled with summer parties and BBQs, so how can you keep your health and fitness in check?
Our Health & Fitness Expert Stephanie Mansour from Step It Up with Steph is here with some great tips!

First, get in the right state of mind. Think of food as fuel! You want to eat healthy things so that you physically feel good. It’s not about being on a diet. Diets don’t work! Restricting yourself doesn’t work! And even if it works for a few days or week, diets definitely are not sustainable. Therefore, set yourself up for success by following these tips:
– Drink a lot of water. Hydration is key to keep you from feeling hungry. Sometimes being hungry is a sign that you’re actually thirsty! Drink regular water, coconut water, or WTRMLN WTR to stay hydrated throughout the day!
– When you go to parties, bring a vegetable as a side! Vegetables are the best sides to bring because you’ll ensure that you’re able to eat something healthy. As a women’s weightloss coach, I coach my clients to make veggies either by baking them, steaming them, or making a nice salad. Make sure you’re cooking vegetables in healthy oils, such as this Avocado Oil. Similarly, when using salad dressings, use dressings that contain ingredients you can pronounce. This salad dressing by Primal Kitchen actually also includes avocado oil! So not only are you getting a healthier dressing, but you’re also increasing your healthy fats due to the avocado oil.
– Finally, always make sure you don’t arrive to a party hungry. As a women’s health and fitness expert, I always encourage my clients to eat a healthy snack before going out. This could be a hard boiled egg or some nut butter with an apple!

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The Best Quad Stretch and How to Stretch Your Quads with Jenny Milkowski

Chicago’s best weightloss coach for women and best personal trainer for women, Stephanie Mansour, show’s Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski the best ways to stretch your quads!

If you have tight hips, get muscle cramps, or just feel tight, try this beginner quad stretch first. If you’d like to feel more of a stretch, you can move on to the King Arthur quad stretch against a wall.
You can stretch your quads in yoga, too, and you can kneel on a yoga mat to stretch your quads by reaching back and holding onto your foot instead of using the wall.

Chicago’s wellness coach Stephanie Mansour and Fox Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski were demonstrating these quad stretches at Hi Fi Fitness in Chicago!

If you want more tips on how you can lose weight and keep it off, make sure you join my FREE 21 day challenge at stepitupchallenge.com.