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The Best Workouts On Amazon Prime (As Seen In NBC News Better) 

Amazon prime is a service known for their 2 day shipping times, but many people aren’t aware of the benefits their prime accounts really have. One feature, Amazon Prime Video, even comes with free workouts! 

Xoxo, -Steph As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight. If you’re looking for 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, and Pilates Instructor in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a Private Weight Loss Coach for Women. Here are a few more things that I do as a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Health & Fitness Training in Chicago and Health & Fitness Coaching in Chicago. In addition, I’m a fitness consultant in Chicago. I also do Nutrition Training in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Nutrition Coach in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond! Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

If you have Amazon Prime, you’re going to love these workouts. The best part is that Amazon offers almost every type of workouts you could imagine. There are videos on everything from yoga sequences to HIIT workouts. I always recommend these Amazon Prime workouts to my clients because of how easily accessible they are. In many cases, these workouts don’t require equipment which makes them perfect for women on the go. You can tune in to any of the Amazon Prime workouts on your PC, TV, or even on your cellphone. These workouts are also great for beginners because many of them break down the exercises in easy to understand language, which can make you feel much more confident in your workout. 

For my top recommendations of workouts to do with your Amazon Prime account that I shared with NBC News Better, click here.

Xoxo,

-Steph

As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for 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, and Pilates Instructor in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a Private Weight Loss Coach for Women.

Here are a few more things that I do as a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Health & Fitness Training in Chicago and Health & Fitness Coaching in Chicago. In addition, I’m a fitness consultant in Chicago. I also do Nutrition Training in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Nutrition Coach in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!

Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

 

Avoiding Weight Gain During A Vacation (As Seen In The Chicago Sun Times) 

Taking a vacation from your diet doesn’t mean you have to completely disregard your fitness mentality! With the spring time and vacations quickly approaching, it’s important to remember that moderation and light exercise are key. 

 Xoxo,  -Steph  As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.  If you’re looking for a life coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a Certified Personal Trainer for Women and Certified Professional Life Coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country.   Here are a few more things that I do as being a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Weight Loss Nutrition (we work with a Doctor of Nutrition to assess all of our private weight loss clients), Health & Fitness Training in Chicago, and Fitness Training in Chicago. In addition, I do Corporate Wellness Training in Chicago, and I’m a Fitness Consultant in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Nutrition Expert in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!  Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

Everyone needs to enjoy and indulge themselves sometimes. It’s important to not deprive yourself of foods and drinks you love, but it’s essential to keep moderation in mind. It’s also important to incorporate a little exercise if you’re going to be indulging in your favorite foods! Even if it’s just a few push ups or squats, they will help your body overall. I always stress to my private weight loss clients that when they’re on a vacation they don’t need to spend a great amount of time working out. Even just spending 10-15 minutes doing simple workouts will greatly impact their fitness! 

For the full list of exercises to do on vacation I shared in The Chicago Sun Times, click here.

Xoxo,

-Steph

As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for a life coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a Certified Personal Trainer for Women and Certified Professional Life Coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country.

Here are a few more things that I do as being a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Weight Loss Nutrition (we work with a Doctor of Nutrition to assess all of our private weight loss clients), Health & Fitness Training in Chicago, and Fitness Training in Chicago. In addition, I do Corporate Wellness Training in Chicago, and I’m a Fitness Consultant in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Nutrition Expert in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!

Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

 

The Truth About Body Fat (As Seen In Oxygen) 

In the health and fitness world, you’ll see many people who believe that body mass index is the determining factor when it comes to how healthy they are. I’m here to tell you this may not be the case… 

 Xoxo,  -Steph  As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.  If you’re looking for a life coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a Certified Personal Trainer for Women and Certified Professional Life Coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country.   Here are a few more things that I do as being a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Weight Loss Nutrition (we work with a Doctor of Nutrition to assess all of our private weight loss clients), Health & Fitness Training in Chicago, and Fitness Training in Chicago. In addition, I do Corporate Wellness Training in Chicago, and I’m a Fitness Consultant in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Nutrition Expert in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!  Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

One of the questions I ask my private weight loss clients when we begin working together is what their BMI (body mass index) is. When they answer, I always explain that this isn’t the determining factor to if they are overweight. Once you begin working out, your body starts to build muscle. This muscle is much more dense than body fat. So even though once you begin working out your clothes will be fitting better, your number on the scale may stay the same or go up. Your body mass index might even go up! It’s important to remember that as long as you’re exercising and eating healthy, you don’t need to focus on your body mass index. 

For more information about body fat and body mass indexes I shared with Oxygen, click here.

Xoxo,

-Steph

As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for a life coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a Certified Personal Trainer for Women and Certified Professional Life Coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country.

Here are a few more things that I do as being a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Weight Loss Nutrition (we work with a Doctor of Nutrition to assess all of our private weight loss clients), Health & Fitness Training in Chicago, and Fitness Training in Chicago. In addition, I do Corporate Wellness Training in Chicago, and I’m a Fitness Consultant in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Nutrition Expert in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!

Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

How To Avoid Common Workout Injuries (As Seen In NBC News Better) 

As with all physical activity, there are risks associated with working out. These risks can come from a variety of factors such as the type of workout, length of workout, and even the intensity of the workout. 

Xoxo,  -Steph  As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.  If you’re looking for 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, and Pilates Instructor in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a Private Weight Loss Coach for Women.  Here are a few more things that I do as a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Health & Fitness Training in Chicago and Health & Fitness Coaching in Chicago. In addition, I’m a fitness consultant in Chicago. I also do Nutrition Training in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Nutrition Coach in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!   Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

It’s important to be aware of the potential injuries that the workout you’re doing may cause. This is in part why it is essential to consult a medical professional before beginning a new form of working out, especially if it is a specifically intense exercise. Christian Glaser, DO, doctor of sports medicine at MedStar Health at The St. James, and Dr. Michael C. Schwartz, MD, Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at ProHEALTH Care, both see a variety of workout injuries everyday. While not all workout related injuries are ones that would need to be seen by a doctor such as ankle rolls or wrist sprains, it’s important to know which injuries need to be seen by a medical professional immediately. It’s always a great idea to be aware of your body and what it is telling you. You know your body better than anyone. For the full list of the most common workout injuries I shared with NBC News Better, click here. 

Xoxo,

-Steph

As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for 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, and Pilates Instructor in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a Private Weight Loss Coach for Women.

Here are a few more things that I do as a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Health & Fitness Training in Chicago and Health & Fitness Coaching in Chicago. In addition, I’m a fitness consultant in Chicago. I also do Nutrition Training in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Nutrition Coach in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!

Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

How To Use Yoga To Detox The Body (As Seen In The Chicago Sun Times) 

One of the best things about yoga poses is that they are fantastic when it comes to detox the body. Surprisingly, there is more than one way for your body to be detoxified by yoga poses. 

Xoxo,  -Steph  As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.  If you’re looking for 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, and Pilates Instructor in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a Private Weight Loss Coach for Women.  Here are a few more things that I do as a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Health & Fitness Training in Chicago and Health & Fitness Coaching in Chicago. In addition, I’m a fitness consultant in Chicago. I also do Nutrition Training in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Nutrition Coach in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!   Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

Given the amount of time we spend hunched over our phones, there is no wonder many women have bad posture! Yoga is a fantastic way to correct this issue. Certain yoga poses focus on a twisting of the spine, which in turn compresses the internal organs. This helps to detoxify the body because of the fresh blood that rushes to your organs after leaving the yoga pose. I recommend yoga poses that detoxify the body to my private weight loss clients because of the way they are able to improve their posture while also helping the organs of your body.

For the full list of yoga poses to detoxify the body I shared in The Chicago Sun Times, click here!

Xoxo,

-Steph

As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for 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, and Pilates Instructor in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a Private Weight Loss Coach for Women.

Here are a few more things that I do as a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Health & Fitness Training in Chicago and Health & Fitness Coaching in Chicago. In addition, I’m a fitness consultant in Chicago. I also do Nutrition Training in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Nutrition Coach in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!

Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

The Best No Equipment Strength Training Routine (As Seen On NBC News Better) 

If you’re looking to tone up your body in a relatively quick timeline, your best option would be to incorperate strength training into your workouts. Strength training doesn’t always have to be lifting weights, which is why I developed an equipment free strength training workout regimen. 

Xoxo,  -Steph  As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.  If you’re looking for a life coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a Certified Personal Trainer for Women and Certified Professional Life Coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country.   Here are a few more things that I do as being a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Weight Loss Nutrition (we work with a Doctor of Nutrition to assess all of our private weight loss clients), Health & Fitness Training in Chicago, and Fitness Training in Chicago. In addition, I do Corporate Wellness Training in Chicago, and I’m a Fitness Consultant in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Nutrition Expert in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!  Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

Incorporating strength training has many benefits such as improving bone density as well as lean muscle mass. This is why strength training is a very essential part of helping to develop a full body workout. Strength training workouts are increasingly popular because of the way they are able to quickly burn calories while also giving you mental benefits.  Typically, it is recommended that you incorporate strength training into your workout regimen at least two times a week. When working with my private weight loss clients on their fitness journey, I recommend that they do strength training a few times a week. This means they will be toning their muscles and be receiving benefits that will help them in their day to day movements. 

For the full month long strength training routine I shared with NBC News Better, click here. 

Xoxo,

-Steph

As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for a life coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a Certified Personal Trainer for Women and Certified Professional Life Coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country.

Here are a few more things that I do as being a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Weight Loss Nutrition (we work with a Doctor of Nutrition to assess all of our private weight loss clients), Health & Fitness Training in Chicago, and Fitness Training in Chicago. In addition, I do Corporate Wellness Training in Chicago, and I’m a Fitness Consultant in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Nutrition Expert in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!

Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

Health Hacks To Stay On Track (As Seen On ABC 7 Chicago) 

Tracking your weight loss is a fantastic way to see what weight loss strategies work for you as well as which exercises you enjoy more. 

One simple tip I give my private weight loss clients is to track what they’re eating and doing for weight loss. In the future, this helps them to look back and see what had the most impact on their bodies. I also encourage them to meal prep! When you meal prep, you’re essentially ensuring you’ll stick to your food plan. If you’re planning on going to a party or an event where you may indulge and have a cocktail or some sweets, having your dinner already meal prepped helps to ensure you’ll still be getting all the vitamins and nutrients you need. So instead of skipping out on the healthy food you have already prepared, you’ll be eating this in addition to the food you’re indulging yourself in. 

For more health hacks to keep you on track that I shared with ABC 7 Chicago, click here.

Xoxo,

-Steph

Xoxo,  -Steph  As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.  If you’re looking for a wellness coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a Yoga Instructor in Chicago I work with successful women across the country as a Private Weight Loss Coach for Women.  Here are a few more things that I do as a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Health & Fitness Training in Chicago, Corporate Wellness Training in Chicago. I do Nutrition Coaching in Chicago, and Nutrition Training in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Expert in Chicago or Health Coaching in Chicago you’ve come to the right place! In addition I am a Nutrition Coach in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!  Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for a wellness coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a Yoga Instructor in Chicago I work with successful women across the country as a Private Weight Loss Coach for Women.

Here are a few more things that I do as a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Health & Fitness Training in Chicago, Corporate Wellness Training in Chicago. I do Nutrition Coaching in Chicago, and Nutrition Training in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Expert in Chicago or Health Coaching in Chicago you’ve come to the right place! In addition I am a Nutrition Coach in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!

Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

A Look Inside A Fitness Trainer’s Gym Bag (As Seen In NBC News Better) 

If you go the gym, you’re likely to have a gym bag in your car. A gym bag can hold anything from snacks, to extra clothes, to even hair products. That’s what’s great about gym bags, they’re unique to each individual! 

Xoxo,  -Steph  As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.  If you’re looking for a wellness coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a Yoga Instructor in Chicago I work with successful women across the country as a Private Weight Loss Coach for Women.  Here are a few more things that I do as a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Health & Fitness Training in Chicago, Corporate Wellness Training in Chicago. I do Nutrition Coaching in Chicago, and Nutrition Training in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Expert in Chicago or Health Coaching in Chicago you’ve come to the right place! In addition I am a Nutrition Coach in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!  Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

As a fitness trainer, frequently I get asked what I keep in my gym bag. I get this question from a variety of people, but especially those who are just getting into working out at the gym. When you workout at your home you typically have all the essential products you’ll need to freshen up after a workout easily accessible, but if you’re working out at the gym you most likely won’t. The items you have in your gym back don’t just have to help you freshen up after a work out, many are able to help you perform better during the workout. Items such as headphones and fitness trackers are items that can have a direct correlation to your performance. 

For the full list of items I keep in my gym bag that I shared with NBC News Better, click here.

Xoxo,

-Steph

As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for a wellness coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a Yoga Instructor in Chicago I work with successful women across the country as a Private Weight Loss Coach for Women.

Here are a few more things that I do as a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Health & Fitness Training in Chicago, Corporate Wellness Training in Chicago. I do Nutrition Coaching in Chicago, and Nutrition Training in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Expert in Chicago or Health Coaching in Chicago you’ve come to the right place! In addition I am a Nutrition Coach in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!

Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

How To Achieve Sustainable Weight Loss Year Round (As Seen On Fox 32 Chicago) 

The New Year has already kicked off, so it’s time to see if your resolutions are headed in the right direction. Many women have the goal of losing weight this upcoming year, but few of them have the strategic steps to do so. 

If one of your New Years Resolutions was to lose weight this year, it’s important to make sure you have a game plan. Having a game plan helps to ensure that you can visibly see your goals as well as the steps you need to take to reach them. I always help my private weight loss clients determine realistic goals when we start working together. Having realistic goals is essential in order to keep you motivated while also keeping your health in mind! If you’re expecting to lose five pounds a week, you’re likely going to quickly be discouraged. It’s typically healthy and sustainable to lose around 2 pounds a week, so if your goal is five you may not be able to reach it every week. 

For other actionable steps to achieve sustainable weight loss I shared on Fox 32 Chicago, click here. 

Xoxo,

-Steph

As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for a life coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a Certified Personal Trainer for Women and Certified Professional Life Coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country.

Here are a few more things that I do as being a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Weight Loss Nutrition (we work with a Doctor of Nutrition to assess all of our private weight loss clients), Health & Fitness Training in Chicago, and Fitness Training in Chicago. In addition, I do Corporate Wellness Training in Chicago, and I’m a Fitness Consultant in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Nutrition Expert in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!

Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

The Best Way To Set Health Goals (As Seen In NBC News Better) 

Setting goals for your health and fitness can be quite the daunting task. It’s important to make sure you’re being realistic about the goals you’re setting as well as the steps you’re taking to get there! 

Many of my private weight loss clients initially start their weight loss journey going full force with a ton of motivation. After a week or two, this motivation may not be burning quite as bright as it initially was. One of the ways I encourage them to regain their motivation is to assess their goals and the reality of the goals. While it may be easy to say you want to lose 20 pounds over the next year,  you may not be taking actionable steps to do this. If losing the 20 pounds was your goal, you may want to break this down into monthly and weekly goals. When you reach your weekly goals, you’re more motivated to make your monthly goals. This pattern goes on and on! 

For a full list of tips to make fitness goals that I shared with NBC News Better, click here.

Xoxo,

-Steph

As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for a life coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a Certified Personal Trainer for Women and Certified Professional Life Coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country.

Here are a few more things that I do as being a weight loss consultant in Chicago: Weight Loss Nutrition (we work with a Doctor of Nutrition to assess all of our private weight loss clients), Health & Fitness Training in Chicago, and Fitness Training in Chicago. In addition, I do Corporate Wellness Training in Chicago, and I’m a Fitness Consultant in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Nutrition Expert in Chicago, and a Women’s Weight Loss Coach in Chicago and beyond!

Even though I am based in Chicago, I work with women across the country!  For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com