Hear what women have to say about working with Stephanie, Chicago’s “best personal trainer” and life coach for women:


chicago personal training“Coaching with Stephanie helped me sync my mind and body and also made sense of the nutritional component for weight loss.” -Ann

“I’m moving forward, and looking & feeling stronger than ever. Thanks Steph!” – Victoria

“Steph is THE best personal trainer in Chicago!” – Emily

“I’ve learned through working with Stephanie that the most important thing a person can achieve is self-esteem and awareness of who and what they are, and acceptance of who and what they are.” – Judy

“I have struggled with my weight and self confidence for as long as I can remember. You have changed my way of thinking. I began working with you to shed some weight, and I am happy to say I have gotten much more out of it. I have gained control over my life and my emotions in a way that I could not have anticipated. Also, I have spent years hiding on the elliptical in the corner hoping no one would notice me. Now, I truly do not care what other people in the gym think of me. I am there for me. And that is a wonderful breakthrough. I was at a low point. You gave me the tools and support I needed to turn things around. I will forever be grateful.” – Sara

“I have a lot of stress in my life and along came Steph!I actually like coming to the gym now! Definitely call Steph!”Kavita

“I was actually just looking for a pilates instructor… I didn’t know what I was getting myself into!I wasn’t excited to do anything… and now I’m in the gym and actually excited to come in!”Lauren

“I decided to Step It Up… and I feel fabulous! My hips are slimming down and my legs are definitely much more defined.”Emily

“I love the phone consulting. The workouts are always challenging, and I even do curls with vodka bottles! I like the mental change most of all. It’s so well worth the time, effort, and money.”Kelley

“Since working with Steph, I’ve lost 18 lbs in less than 3 months, I feel healthier, my eating habits have improved, and I’ve increased my cardio endurance & core strength.”Emily

“I love looking at my arms in the mirror! I feel a lot more confident in my clothes especially in front of large groups of people. It’s an overall change in lifestyle.”Rita

“Stephanie’s a tough cookie, but she makes it fun. I cannot believe that I’m actually excited to work out!”Sandra

“I’ve lost 15 lbs in 3 months, and I really credit Steph with starting me on a road to a healthier lifestyle. Stephanie is unlike any other trainer because she really focuses on improving your life and from the inside out.”Michelle

“Since working with Stephanie I’ve gotten definition in my arms which I haven’t had before. Stephanie has made me realize that exercising can be fun!”Joy

Steph is the best personal trainer in all of Chicago! Her holistic approach sold me.”Cindy

“I sought out Stephanie after being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease. Steph has really helped me feel healthy all-around. She has also taught me great stretches to bring into the workplace. She’s awesome!” – Karen

Steph‘s been very inspirational to me because she’s very relatable and has made me re-evaluate how I think about exercising and eating. I also love the variety she puts in my workouts!”Amber

“By working with Stephanie, I’ve regained strength all over. This has transformed my life. Stephanie is quite professional and leads by example.”Chuck

“I have the confidence to be strong, but still soft and sweet, because now I have the confidence, to be free to be me, and others do respect it. It all began when I went through your program. I have been evolving ever since!” – Debbie


“With Steph as my coach, I quit my smoking habit. She’s better than any therapist, hypnotherapy, or patch I’ve tried in the past. Through Steph’s holistic and innovative coaching style, she helped me feel a real sense of self worth for one of the first times in my adult life! Through this, I started dating a great guy. For the first time in a long time, I’m in a healthy relationship based on mutual care and respect, and I finally feel worthy of that!” – Michelle

Kavita“Steph really is a miracle worker!

I can still hear her voice in my head when things get crazy stressful.  The coaching conversations really made the biggest difference for me.”

– Kavita

Kristen and me biceps copy“Not only has Stephanie significantly improved my physical appearance, she’s helped me change my whole mindset regarding nutrition, stress management, and self-confidence. I’m a better mom, wife, friend, colleague and attorney because of Stephanie.” – Kristen

Marissa Down 83 lbs“Before this program, I never paid attention to what I ate or drank…Now, I’m fitting into sizes I haven’t worn since high school. I lost 83 lbs in 12 weeks. This has completely changed my life. I love the way I feel and look and my energy is at an all-time high. When I signed on, I signed up for a healthy lifestyle. It is a lifelong commitment.” – Marissa

“Stephanie really knows her stuff and it’s actually fun to work with her.”
– Rayna

Steph is great! She comes to our home to teach pilates and yoga. She customizes workouts, pays a lot of attention to form, takes feedback well and adjusts her plans. She always works with our hectic schedules. We have seen improvement in strength, flexibility, and balance in only 4 sessions (I can even do headstands now!).”Julie

“I have worked with Stephanie one-on-one and her approach is focused while being open to new material. She specifically attends to each technique with respect and a good working knowledge of her own strengths and personal challenges. She consistently strives to learn more in her field by continuing her education and I find this an exemplary character trait.”Gillian Clark, Owner SWERVE Studio & Creator of Yoga Booty Ballet®

“When I started looking for an an instructor for our yoga and pilates classes, I do not think I could have asked for anyone better than Stephanie Mansour. She became part of the Orsini family and our residents LOVED their weekly classes with her. For our residents, she was not only their instructor but she also became their friend.”Kelly Russo, Activities Director, The Orsini Resort Apartments

” Stephanie gifted our school and our students YOGA as an afterschool and summer class. She is an incredibly nurturing, experienced and dedicated person. Our students found in her a true mentor who cared about them beyond their daily sessions but into their daily now healthier lives. It was a true honor working with her and in part because of her, Yoga is here to STAY!”Emmanuelle Leal, Afterschool Program Coordinator