Cheeky Chicago: Meet TV Star Trainer Stephanie Mansour!
Enter TV star and CEO of Step It Up With Steph, Stephanie Mansour. Stephanie is an on-air health and fitness expert and body image and confidence coach, a certified Yoga and Pilates instructor as well as an in-home personal trainer for women. After gaining the dreaded “freshman fifteen” in college, she started an aerobics TV show to get fit. “I had always known that I wanted to host my own TV show, but in college I decided that I wanted to mentally and physically help women feel empowered to take control of their lives and their bodies,” she explains.
iVillage: What My Mom Taught Me: Health and Fitness Gurus
My mom taught me to snack in a healthy way instead of eating a bunch of junk food. I remember eating graham crackers and celery sticks with peanut butter on them, and raisins in the car on the way to my sporting events. She’d always make us eat broccoli even if we didn’t like it — but let us dip it into ranch dressing with our sandwich at lunch. Today I encourage my clients to view food as fuel and to pay attention to what they are eating even while snacking.
Should You Get a Lifestyle Coach? Ahuja wanted to reclaim her flat tummy, regain her sense of peace and balance, and boost her sapped energy. Hoping an exercise regimen was the cure, she endured 18 months of rigorous boot camp and personal training sessions, but the busy mom wasn’t feeling enthusiastic or particularly inspired by her journey. “I wasn’t extremely happy with what I was doing but I thought it was my only option,” she says. “But then I met Stephanie.”
30 Days, 30 Ways to Build Better Self Confidence: Doing a quick morning workout before you hop in the shower helps you start your day with confidence, says Chicago health and fitness coach Stephanie Mansour of Step It Up with Steph.
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Feel Happier Fast with Our Easy Mood Boosters: Peppermint Patty once got so mad at Charlie Brown that her mood ring exploded. We hear you, Ms. Patty! Whether it’s a nasty boss, a creepy ex, a wandering boyfriend, domineering parents, or a friend who just doesn’t get it (yep, that’s you, Mr. Brown), sometimes life can get you down! It’s just too bad that Peppermint didn’t have access to Stephanie Mansour’s easy but effective mood boosting tips like we do! The super-positive health and fitness guru shares her simple, completely doable tips on feeling a little happier anywhere, anytime!
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In order to get your butt in gear, you need to get your head in gear! Make sure you’re not sabotaging your fitness goals with negative body image beliefs or thoughts about yourself. The mental aspect of working out (why you’re doing it, how you feel about your body, etc.) is as important as your actual workout. If you prefer more individual attention, private sessions are available everywhere. There are also private in-home trainers (like myself) who come to your home.”
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Stephanie Mansour, a personal trainer and fitness coach in Chicago, thinks only about how a meal will make her feel: “Will this make me feel strong, healthy and fit, or drag me down and put me in a food coma an hour later?”
We’re all going to summer barbeques and food fests in this gorgeous weather…but did you know that some foods and drinks are actually causing you to pack on the pounds, while others are helping to fill you up and energize you, and even help you lose weight?
Stephanie Mansour, a Chicago-based personal trainer, yoga and pilates instructor, life coach, and creator of the “cubicle crunch” believes that simple stretches at your desk can help alleviate work-related stress and achiness caused by poor posture when seated for long periods of time.
By slowing down your breathing and becoming more conscious of your breath, you are taking control of your body and becoming more mindful of your current state,” says Stephanie Mansour, owner of Step It Up With Steph, a holistic health and fitness company geared toward women based in Chicago.
“Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.”