Monthly Archives: November 2015

Celebrities’ Best Workouts for Weight Loss & Toning and Fitness Coach Tips to Get Fit On a Budget

As a weight loss coach for women, I frequently get interviewed by health websites and wellness journalists. I’m sharing with you some of the most recent articles I’ve been featured in to help you lose weight, try out new workouts, train like the celebs, and get fit on a budget!

Pink’s Equipment-Free Glute Workout

Looking for the best butt exercises? Check out my take on Pink’s glute workout on Self.com.

Get Fit at Work

Ready to sneak in a workout at work? Try out some exercises at your desk to get you in shape and feeling good about yourself. I shared some tips with Cooking Lite here.

Supermodel Lower Body Workout

Naomi Campbell’s lower body workout routine is one you can do too! Check out my tips for Self.com.

Should You Try Dietbet?

Have you heard about online diet bets? Diet bets have pros and cons. I shared my take on weight loss bets with Cooking Light here.

Victoria Secret’s Angel Strength Exercises

Ever wonder what the workout routine of a Victoria’s Secret supermodel looks like? Check out this fat-blasting workout and how you can modify it to suit your needs on Self.com.

Shakira’s Six Move Butt Workout

As a weight loss coach for women, I always advise my private weight loss clients to aim for the body shape that they want. Shakira is a great example of a curvy body that has a muscular look, and many of my wellness clients say that they want to keep their curves. Check out this six-move butt workout and my comments for Self.com on how you can do this workout just like Shakira.

The Step It Up Challenge

A few of my clients were featured in Reader’s Digest for losing weight thanks to our Step It Up with Steph online FREE 21 Day Challenge!

Target Your Core Muscles

Ready to step up your ab workout? There are so many great ab exercises, and I’m a huge advocate for many of them! Check out these challenging core exercises that work your abs and my advice on Self.com.

Expert Tips to Get Fit On a Budget

If you need to get fit on a budget, I’m sharing some cost-saving tips with Cooking Light. Looking for a new gym membership? Looking for the best personal trainer in Chicago and how to cut costs? Or are you looking for the best workout in your city? Then you’ll love this article.

Get Chelsea Handler Fit and Strong

Finally, Chelsea Handler’s workout that was featured on Instagram has a ton of modifications for all fitness levels. Check out what I had to say for Self.com.

 

If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

 

The Best Walking Shoes for Women for a Walking Workout (As Seen on Today.com)

As a private weight loss coach for women and as a wellness coach, I always encourage my clients to walk more! If you’re ready to walk your way to weight loss, it’s important to wear very supportive walking shoes that’ll keep your body injury-free. Check out my latest article for The Today Show where I interview experts and share my top picks for best running shoes for women!

Stephanie Mansour at The Today Show studio

Read the article HERE.

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If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

Healthy Ballpark Snack Hacks for Weight Loss (As Seen on The Jam)

Baseball season is here! How can you stay healthy when there are social outings and game-watching events? Health & Fitness Expert Stephanie Mansour is here to revamp our ballpark favorites so that we save on fat, calories, and sodium!

As a private weight loss coach for women, I deal with real women who have real lives! This means going to baseball games, hosting watch parties, and going to parties with a lot of food. Here are some simple ways to eat healthier:

1. A Healthier Hot Dog

At home: Buy lean meat hot dogs. Try chicken or turkey dogs to reduce fat and sodium.

At the game: Hot dogs at the stadium will cost you 300-600 calories! You can cut those calories in half simply  removing half of the hotdog bun! Easy!

2. Dress Your Dog Healthy

At home: Make your own dips instead of regular, store-bought condiments! Try avocado and cilantro or mint with Greek yogurt.

At the game: Avoid high calorie condiments like mayo, but feel free to enjoy some relish and ketchup!

3. Not Your Average (Fattening) Nachos

At home: Forget corn chips! Go for these yummy Beanito bean chips. You get 4 grams of protein in a serving! I always emphasis with my private weight loss clients that food is fuel! Make sure the food you eat is always netting you at least some of the good stuff. Go for kale lettuce as a topping instead of the normal romaine or iceberg. The greener the healthier!

At the game: At the stadium, nachos cost you about 1100 calories! Yikes. Say no to the cheese whiz and add more chicken instead!

4. Sip & Save

At home: Instead of mixing your mimosa or Bellini with fruit juice, cut your calories by just adding in a piece of fruit! For other drinks, use sparkling water as your mixture instead of fruit juice.

At the game: Go for a light beer! Simple as that.

You can totally still enjoy baseball season and all your favorite snacks without compromising your weight loss goals! With a few healthy snack hacks and by following these easy weight loss tips, you can lose weight, make it last, and have fun while you’re at it! Cheers!

If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

Steph Mansour and Jordan Cornette Step it Up with Healthy Ballpark Snacks

How to Feel Less Self-Conscious at the Gym & Maintain Your Workouts (As Seen on Fox Chicago)

If you don’t know where to start when it comes to working out at the gym, and the thought of stepping foot inside gives you anxiety, have no fear! As a Health & Fitness Expert, I stopped by Fox Chicago to provide ways to feel less self-conscious and how to maintain motivation for working out.

How can you stick to a workout routine?

The mental side of getting in shape is certainly half the battle. As a private weight loss coach for women, these are my top tips:

1. Think about your big reason WHY.

The bigger the reason why the easier the how! What is your big reason for getting healthy? If you’re struggling to get motivated, start by simply thinking about the short-term results. Dig deep and get specific. Ask, “Why do I want to workout today? How will it help me today?”

2. Reinforce what you like about your body.

Part of the work I do as a weight loss coach is to help my clients change their self-talk. What we focus on grows, so focus on the positive. You will start to feel better inside. And the great news? When you feel good, you make good choices! It’s going to be much easier to get to the gym if you’ve practiced some self-love and given yourself a pep talk before you ever leave your house.

3. Get in tune with how exercise makes you feel.

Keep a journal and write down how you feel after every workout whether it’s just a walk or time spent at the gym. You’ll have it to look back on for motivation and inspiration. It will also help you be more aware of your body and the direct benefits of exercise to your emotional and mental health.

What if you’re intimidated or self-conscious about going to the gym?

Here are my top tips to feel more confident in the gym:

1. Exude confidence by smiling and using good posture.

When our outward body language is confident, it actually affects us on deeper level. The body starts to release the hormones to match your facial and body positions. Fake it till you make it!

But hey, looking the part never hurt either and I encourage all my private weight loss clients to invest in the right shoes and a gym outfit they feel good in. Never underestimate the power of a cute outfit!

2. Stick to dumbbells (NOT machines)!

Fiddling with cable machines can be stressful and confusing! Don’t mess with the equipment when you first get started. It can intimidate you! Stick to dumbbells unless you’ve had a trainer walk you through all the strength training machines.

3. Put earphones in WITHOUT music so you can hear what’s going on around you.

Music pumps you up, but if you’re in a new surrounding–don’t put the music on! Put in the earbuds, but instead listen to your surroundings and take in the new environment. It will help you feel more in control and that will boost your confidence.

If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

Non-Scale Victories And The Best Products to Improve Low Back Pain & Posture (As Seen on TODAY.com)

Chicago’s best weight loss coach for women is also a Today Show online contributor! In her latest articles, Steph talks about “non-scale victories” for women to focus on to feel more confident about their progress instead of just tracking with the scale. She also wrote an article about the best products to improve posture and to help reduce low back pain.

Check Out Steph’s Today Show Articles Below:

Read 6 Non-Scale Victories and How to Celebrate Them HERE.

Learn how to alleviate back pain and improve posture HERE.

Ready to Lose the Weight and Make it Last?

If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com