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Step It Up with Steph TV Show As Seen on WNEM TV 5

Join Stephanie Mansour as she tells WNEM TV 5 about her new weekly health and fitness TV show on WTTW PBS Chicago. Step It Up with Steph airs Saturdays at 10am and is the women’s weekly dose of health, fitness, and lifestyle entertainment. Each week’s episode tackles a different aspects of women’s lives that can affect them daily. The episodes are portrayed in a fun way which makes it exciting and easy for the viewer to watch!

Steph discusses her roots of growing up in Michigan and attending the University of Michigan, where her advisor, Cheryl Erdmann, helped her get an internship at WNEM TV. There, she learned about the processes of broadcasting news and sharing information with people all over. Steph was inspired by this to create her own company, Step It Up with Steph. Her goal is to inspire women all over the world to live a happier and healthier life by improving self-confidence and mind body-image via the power of mass media.

If you’re not in Chicago, you can still watch Step It Up with Steph on PBS when the show is available online. You can get real-time updates of the show via Step It Up with Steph on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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. Here, you will be able to get updates on the new TV show!

Park Workout With Swings: Part 2

The swing is a childhood park favorite. In this video, we Step It Up with Stephanie Mansour and Jenny Milk to use the swing to get a great workout in. Lunges, modified planks and running in place are all moves you can do using a park swing.

Stephanie Mansour is a Health and Fitness Expert based in Chicago. She films weekly workouts with Jenny Milkowski in Chicago to inspire women to work out in the most effective way possible! Stephanie has the best workouts for women and also serves as a confidence coach for women. Steph has been called the best personal trainer 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.

Park Workout With Swings: Part 1

A common park swing can really be a great asset in working out your abs. Watch Stephanie Mansour and Jenny Milk show you simple ab exercises like putting your feet on the swing and pulling in, an advanced version incorporating a push up and side pull ups using the swing!

Stephanie Mansour is a Health and Fitness Expert based in Chicago. She films weekly workouts with Jenny Milkowski in Chicago to inspire women to work out in the most effective way possible! Stephanie has the best workouts for women and also serves as a confidence coach for women. Steph has been called the best personal trainer 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.

Weight Loss Workouts for Women: Park Workout Using a Slide

Did you know that the slide at your local park can be used to assist you in push ups, tricep dips and planks? Watch Jenny Milk and Stephanie Mansour show you how you can get fit using the slide!

Stephanie Mansour is a Health and Fitness Expert based in Chicago. She films weekly workouts with Jenny Milkowski in Chicago to inspire women to work out in the most effective way possible! Stephanie has the best workouts for women and also serves as a confidence coach for women. Steph has been called the best personal trainer in Chicago.

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

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Weight Loss Workouts for Women: Monkey Bar Workout

Have a park close to your house? Ever think of using the monkey bars to get a good workout in? They aren’t just for kids! Watch Jenny Milk and Stephanie Mansour use the monkey bars to improve upper body strength.

Stephanie Mansour is a Health and Fitness Expert based in Chicago. She films weekly workouts with Jenny Milkowski in Chicago to inspire women to work out in the most effective way possible! Stephanie has the best workouts for women and also serves as a confidence coach for women. Steph has been called the best personal trainer 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.

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Weight Loss Workouts for Women: Quick Arm Workout Routine

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Weight loss coach Stephanie Mansour shows Fox Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski one of her best weight loss workouts for women.

Have you been feeling self-conscious in tank tops or sleeveless dresses this Summer?

Are you sick of the jiggle?

I hear this complaint from my clients a lot in the Summer. Since we’re more exposed, there are more areas to critique and feel self-conscious about.

My workout DVD has a full 5 minute workout routine dedicated to trimming and toning the arms, and I’m sharing a few of those exercises in my latest video with Fox Chicago’s traffic reporter in this video below:

 

One of the biggest mistakes I see women making when it comes to arm definition is lifting too heavy of weights. For example, even though I am pretty strong, I still do NOT lift more than 5 lbs dumbbells! I build muscle quickly and if I add on more than 5 lbs, I start to get bulky.

Even for my clients who don’t bulk that easily, I recommend doing lesser weights and higher repetitions. This is going to get you that sleek and toned look, minus the jiggle and bulk.

Another tip that I give to my clients is about how to pose in pictures. Do you ever see a picture of yourself and think that its an unflattering angle or that you look large compared to others?

Well, there ARE certain poses and angles that can make even the thinnest woman look heavy. In my work on-camera, I’ve learned how to pose and stand to avoid these unflattering positions.

Make sure that when you’re standing in a picture, you have a little bit of space between your body and your arms. You may see me putting my hand on my hip, which creates a lot of space between my waist and my arms.

You don’t have to do a large move like that, but you can just open the elbow up a little bit away from your side to create the illusion that your waist is smaller instead of smashing your arm into your waist.

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Similarly, stand straight in photos but pop a knee out. Bend a knee so that there’s some depth to your body and so that your legs aren’t squished together.

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Questions? Let me know!

For more weight loss workouts for women, recipes, and confidence-boosting tips, visit the Step it Up With Steph store.

 

Weight Loss Workouts for Women: Ballet Barre Workout

Join Chicago fitness coach for women Stephanie Mansour and Jenny Milk as they demonstrates one of many great weight loss workouts for women–ballet barre exercises.

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Ballet barre classes have become quite popular in recent years, but you can get some of the benefits of a ballet barre class on your own. All you need is a stable railing and a few graceful moves.

In my work as a fitness coach and weight loss coach, my private clients are looking for ways to slim down and tone up without bulking up. If you have similar goals, this is a great workout for you.

In this video, I show you how to perform curtsy jumps, ballerina lifts and Pilates squats.


For more weight loss workouts for women, check out the Step it Up With Steph Signature Slimdown Workout DVD.

 

Weight Loss Workouts for Women: Ab Workout on Stairs

Chicago fitness coach & health coach Stephanie Mansour teams up with Jenny Milk to demonstrate one of her weight loss workouts for women–an ab workout you can do anywhere, even on the streets of Chicago!

When working with my private weight loss coaching clients, I’m always on the lookout for new ways to fit in a workout wherever we go. When the weather’s nice, I love to encourage them to take it outside.

During the warm months here in Chicago, nothing beats being near the water. I bet your town has an area where you like to get active in beautiful surroundings too. If you can’t think of one, it’s time to do some exploring.

Every so often, skip the gym to take advantage of the weather. And while you’re out for a run, mix in a good ab workout.

In this video, we include ab moves for when you’re sitting on your butt, a plank with a knee in to elbow maneuver using the stairs as your assistance, as well as a basic crunch (as a modification).

 

To get more weight loss workouts for women, check out the Step it Up with Steph Signature Slimdown DVD.

 

Weight Loss Programs for Women: Cardio Burst Workout

Chicago weight loss coach Stephanie Mansour shares tips for blasting fat with a cardio burst workout.

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In my work as a weight loss coach, women often ask the same question: “What’s the best way to lose fat?” I always say that you have to take a holistic approach, including healthy eating and consistently working out with variety.

One way to blast fat is with high-intensity cardio blasts, such as what I demonstrate in this video.

Do 10 squats with a jump, 10 step sprints, followed by 10 squats jumping backwards!


Click here to learn more about my weight loss programs for women and check out the Step it Up with Steph store for products to help you with weight loss.

 

Weight Loss Workouts for Women: Jump Rope Workout Routine

Watch Chicago weight loss coach Stephanie Mansour demonstrate one of her weight loss workouts for women–a jump rope workout routine

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In my work as a weight loss coach for women, one of the biggest challenges I face is keeping my clients motivated to stay on track with their workouts. What I’ve found is if we don’t keep it fun, we get bored and start skipping workouts altogether.

Instead of skipping another gym workout, take it back to your carefree days on the playground. This jump rope workout routine is one of my favorite ways to step up your cardio.

Learn how to do a basic jump rope, progress to jumping rope while moving side to side and even jump on one foot!


For more weight loss workouts for women, check out the Step it Up with Steph Signature Slimdown Workout DVD.