Category Archives: Ask Steph

How To Lose Weight While You Sleep (As Seen On The Today Show) 

The concept of losing weight while you sleep might seem extremely far-fetched, but science has recently shown that this may be possible. Surprisingly, some of the ways suggested to help lose weight while you sleep you may already be doing…

If you’re like many of my private weight loss clients, you may find yourself crunched for time. Taking the time to choose yourself and set time aside from your busy day to go to the gym or exercise may seem inconvenient, but everyone has to make the time to sleep! While the weight loss doesn’t come from burning calories while you are asleep, sleeping can help encourage the body to not hold on to fat due to the natural circadian rhythms. When you interrupt the natural circadian rhythms, that’s when your body will be more inclined to hold onto fat. 

For the full list of tips to lose weight while you sleep that I shared with the Today Show, 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

The Best Ways To Use Resistance Bands (As Seen In NBC News Better) 

A resistance band may look like it wouldn’t drastically change your strength training routine, but that is far from the case! I always recommend my private weight loss clients add one to into their workout routines. 

Resistance bands are one of the best and most cost effective tools you can add to your gym bag. Whether you’re working out in a hotel room or even in your at home gym, you’ll quickly start to see the benefits of incorporating a resistance band into your workouts. Most people don’t realize that a resistance band can be even more effective than traditional strength training with free weights. They’re also one of the best fitness tools that you can easily fit in your pocket to take the gym or stick in your bag to get through TSA! 

For the list of exercises I shared with NBC News Better that incorporate resistance bands, 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

Exercises To Tone Your Abs & Arms At The Same Time (As Seen In NBC News BETTER)

While it may seem like a long way away, spring is quickly approaching. Along with warmer weather, spring also brings outfits that don’t conceal as much as winter clothing. Two of the most common body concerns I hear from private weight loss clients is wanting to tone the arms and abs – so I came up with a workout that tones both at the same time!

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

Toning your abs and arms doesn’t have to involve complex workouts that you need a gym for. Some of the best exercises that can tone your abs and arms at the same time don’t even involve gym equipment. Not having to go to the gym means you’re able to do the workouts in the convenience of your own home – or even from a hotel room while you’re traveling. These exercises also don’t have to be done every day to see results – I actually recommend that you do them every other day.

For the list of exercises to tone your abs and arms at the same time 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

HIIT Workouts For Sustainable Weight Loss (As Seen On Successible Life)

Whether you’ve already achieved your goal weight or are still working on reaching it, HIIT workouts are fantastic ways to achieve your fitness goals. HIIT workouts are becoming increasingly popular in the fitness world, especially since there are many you can do from the comfort of your own home.

HIIT workouts are workouts that incorporate High Intensive Interval Training. These workouts are fantastic for maintaining weight loss as well as losing weight given that they can burn more calories in less time. If you are sustaining weight loss rather than losing weight, you’d do these exercises less frequently. If you dedicate yourself to eating right and  doing HIIT exercises, you’ll be losing weight in no time. I shared a complete list (and comprehensive guide!) to at home HIIT workouts for sustainable weight loss with Successible Life. For the full article, 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

A No Sweat Workout Routine For Busy Schedules (As Seen In NBC News BETTER)

If you’re like my private weight loss clients, you have quite a busy schedule. Whether you’re working long hours at the office or taking care of a family (or both!) you may find yourself struggling to find the time to go to the gym.

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

One of the best ways to ensure you’ll still be able to get your workout in is to find workouts that don’t require you to go to the gym. This is a great way to make sure you can still workout when your schedule is extra hectic as well as not take too much time away from your day to day routine. Another fantastic reason to do workouts at home is that they won’t require a lot of equipment if they require any at all. I created a full month of workouts for NBC News BETTER that is fantastic for busy women because they can be done from anywhere. The best part is, this workouts won’t even make you break a sweat! For the full month of workouts, 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

Fitness Tips To Keep You On Track (As Seen In Openfit)

Starting a weight loss or fitness journey can seem terrifying and overwhelming. Deciding to dedicate time for yourself and your wellbeing is a big step, but once you take the leap you’ll find it much less intimidating.

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

When I begin working with a private weight loss client I always keep in mind how big of a step they have taken towards their fitness goals. One of the first exercises we do together is creating realistic goals for the client. It’s important to make sure your goals are realistic so that you don’t start having negative feelings about fitness  if you don’t reach one of the goals you set immediately. We all have busy lives, so it’s essential to start small. For example you can start by going to the gym 2 times a week, then when you know you can do it, increase it to three times a week! It’s also important to keep your goals at the forefront of your attention. One of the best ways to do this is to write your goals down. Writing a goal down is a fantastic way for you to mentally picture a goal and what it will look like in your life!

For a full list of fitness tips to keep you on track that I shared with Openfit, 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

The Best 5 Minute Yoga Routine To De-Stress (As Seen In NBC News BETTER)

Getting past all the relaxation of the holiday season and getting back into a regular routine can be hard on your body. Returning to work, school, or even just into an everyday pattern can seem difficult.

When my private weight loss clients tell me they’re feeling stressed, I always recommend them to take the time to relax with some yoga. Even if you’re having a busy day, you most likely can find the 5 minutes you need to dedicate to yourself in order to complete a relaxing and tension relieving yoga routine. This 5 minute yoga routine is also fantastic because you can do it in the morning, evening, or even whenever you start to feel stressed!

For the full 5 minute stress relieving yoga 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

Overcoming Health Perfectionism During The Holidays (As Seen On FOX 32 Chicago)

If you’re like my private weight loss clients, you’re a perfectionist. Unfortunately when it comes to the holiday season, you may be holding yourself back mentally and physically if this is the case. 

Holding yourself to unrealistic expectations can be hard on you, especially during a season that is so busy! Between the holiday parties and craziness of the season, staying perfectly on track with your fitness goals can be quite difficult. It’s also important to make sure you’re working in rest days to your workout regimen. These rest days are a fantastic way give your body a chance to rejuvenate. 

If you’re taking a rest day, Arnicare Gel and Arnicare Roll-on Gel are great ways to relieve muscle pain, stiffness, and  swelling from injuries as well as the discoloration from bruising. This gel is awesome because it doesn’t leave a stick residue and absorbs into the skin quickly. One of the best parts about these products is that are are plant-based, meaning they are healthy for your body. These products can be found at Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreens, and Whole Foods, as well as natural product stores and online retailers.

Another perfectionist mindset that can be damaging to those who are trying to stay healthy during the holiday season is that you can’t indulge in sweets. This is far from the case! Products like BARE fruit chips are fantastic ways to make sure you’re satisfying your sweet tooth while staying on track. 

For the full list of tips to overcome perfectionism during the holidays that I shared with 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

Detox Workout To Burn Calories (As Seen in The Chicago Sun Times)

Whether you’re looking to lose a few pounds before a holiday party or are getting a jumpstart on your New Years Resolution, it’s important to find a workout that is sure to help you burn calories. 

When my private weight loss clients need to lose weight quickly for an event or recover from a night out on the town, I always recommend exercises that are sure to work up a sweat. While sweating can be one of the more unappealing aspects of working out, sweating is a fantastic way to detox the body. A workout that gets you sweating is sure to have raised your heart rate as well as help you feel more energized. A cardio workout that helps you sweat is a fantastic way to stop your body from feeling sluggish as well as get your body back on the right track. 

For the cardio detox workout I shared in ‘Exercise Well with Stephanie Mansour’ 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 Holiday Season Fitness Hacks To Stay Healthy (As Seen on ABC 7 Chicago)

When many people think of the Holiday Season, their mind automatically jumps to annual Christmas parties and other festivities. While these festivities are always a highlight of the season, they may leave you feeling like you need to put your fitness goals to the side. 

One of the ways I encourage my private weight loss clients to not feel as if they aren’t reaching their weight loss goals is to cut their fitness goals in half. The holiday season is a busy one, and if you are too hard on yourself you may want to throw in the towel or completely forget about your fitness progress. If you keep smaller more manageable goals that you’re more likely to reach you’ll end up boosting your morale and potentially overachieving your goals! 

Another way I’m able to encourage my clients to stay on track is to have them add plant-based probiotic drinks into their diets. One of my personal favorites is the new Plantiful probiotic drink from Lifeway Foods. Plentiful is a pea protein, which is a great way to incorporate vegan foods into your diet.  Lifeway Foods is known for their kefir, but this new allergen-friendly alternative to nut milks is a drink you’ll love. It has 10 grams of plant-based protein per serving and is perfect for post-workout. It also has 10 live and active probiotic cultures which is twice the amount found in most yogurts.

Plantiful is available at Fresh Thyme and Pete’s Fresh Market stores in Chicagoland. You can also get it as a soft serve frozen treat or in a smoothie at any Lifeway Kefir Shop location in Chicago. 

For a full list of the hacks to stay healthy during the Holiday Season that I shared on ABC 7 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 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