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Household Items to Intensify Your Workout (As seen in the Chicago Sun Times)

Just because you don’t have a medicine ball doesn’t mean you aren’t able to get the benefits from adding weights into your workout! 

 

When it comes to working out, I always tell my private weight loss clients to be resourceful. A weight such as a medicine ball can be substituted for common household items you already have. This helps to cut down on storage for gym equipment as well as save a little money. Surprisingly, one of the best substitutions for a medicine ball is in your refrigerator… a gallon of milk! A gallon of milk can be a fantastic substitution because it’s got a similar weight as well as a similar size. If you don’t have enough milk left, another substitution to try is a bottle of laundry detergent. 

To see the full list of workouts to do with a medicine ball or a household substitute from 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 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

Healthy Morning Routine Hacks (As seen on Today)

If you’re like many of my private weight loss clients, mornings are a hectic time. Whether you’re on a timeline to get your children to school or making that 8 am meeting – everyone can agree mornings fly by and don’t leave you with enough time. 

One of the last things on your mind during your morning routine may be fitness, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Many of the basic tasks on your morning to do lists can be modified to squeeze in a workout or meditation. These mini-workouts are the perfect way to squeeze a little health and wellness into your morning routine. For example, maybe you don’t have enough time to do a breathing exercise but you most likely have the time to focus on your breathing while you drink your morning coffee.

If you’re interested in all 11 tips to make your morning healthier that I shared with Today, 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

 

Inner Thigh Workout with Pilates Ring (As Seen in the Chicago Sun Times)

Some of my favorite workouts to share with my private weight loss clients are the ones that they can do from home. Not everyone has the time to spend an hour at the gym everyday, and that’s okay. 

Pilates workouts are some of the most popular workouts at the moment. If you have a Pilates ring, you can actually do your own Pilates workout from your living room! These rings are relatively inexpensive and can help you do entire core workouts from the privacy of your own home. These rings can help you to work a variety of areas on your body, depending on the placement. This is especially true for your inner thighs. 

I shared 3 moves in ‘Exercise Well with Stephanie Mansour’ in the Chicago Sun Times. Click here for the full list of moves to do with a Pilates ring to work your inner thighs! 

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

Is the Mediterranean diet Good for Pregnancy? (As Seen on HLN)

Whether you’re pregnant, or trying to have a healthier lifestyle for any other reason, you may want to consider the Mediterranean Diet. 

The Mediterranean Diet focuses on you consuming healthy foods and fats such as fruit, vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, fish, and poultry. This diet focuses on giving you higher quality food that is prepared in traditional ways that are healthier for you. If you’re pregnant, you most likely know how essential it is that you start to eat healthier for yourself and your little one. The Mediterranean Diet can be a fantastic choice for a mommy-to-be because you’re consuming high quality foods that give more nutrients as well as healthy fats that keep you full longer. 

I shared my full thoughts on doing the Mediterranean Diet while pregnant with HLN. Click here for the full segment! 

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

Full Body No Sweat Workout for your Mind & Body (As Seen on NBC News Better)

Many of my private weight loss clients are female CEO’s who don’t always have time to go to the gym. That’s why I came up with this no-sweat full body workout routine so they can squeeze in their workouts and get right back into work mode! 

The workout myth that you have to sweat to burn calories has been debunked! So much so that I came up with these 6 workout moves to help you burn calories as well as stretch all of the major muscle moves without breaking a sweat. These exercises are perfect for the busy woman on the go, because in reality you don’t always have time to run to the gym. My favorite part about these moves is that they can be done anywhere, no gym or equipment needed! 

If you’re interested in the 6 workout moves that can give you a full body workout without the sweat 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

 Simple Summer Workout with Only 3 Workout Moves (As Seen on CNN’s HLN)

Summer is here, so I love to take my workouts outside! Even if I’m just outside for a few minutes, I love soaking in the Vitamin D that I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. I came up with this 6 minute workout that uses 3 moves that you can do without any gym equipment! 

 

Whether you want to do these 3 workout moves indoors or outdoors, this full body workout routine will only take you 6 minutes. I love them because while they’re effective enough to get your heart rate going, they don’t require you to use any equipment. They’re also perfect to do wherever you are – on the go or at the gym! 

If you’re interested in these 3 moves that can tighten and tone your full body that I shared with CNN’s HLN, 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

Summer Workouts For Every Fitness Level (As Seen on NBC News Better)

Getting outside and soaking up the summer sun is one of the best feelings in the world. When the weather is so nice, you don’t have to stay inside inside of a gym to squeeze in your workout! 

Summer activities can be so much fun that you don’t even realize you’re getting a workout! That’s why I always encourage my private weight loss clients to step out of their comfort zones and participate in local recreational sports leagues. Whether you’re playing beach volleyball, pickleball, or even doing yoga on a paddle board you’ll be soaking in Vitamin D and getting a full body workout! I shared a list of the top 5 trending summer workouts with NBC News Better, as well as the muscles you’ll work while you’re enjoying them. Click here to see the full list of summer activities! 

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!

Running for Weight Loss (As Seen on Under Armour’s Map My Run)

“Is running the best cardio for weight loss?” This is the question I frequently am asked when I start coaching one of my private weight loss clients. The answer, however, varies from person to person!

Getting your heart rate up is essential for weight loss, so I always suggest doing whatever that person will be consistent with! There are some people who hate running, and that is perfectly fine. Everyone is different! There are so many cardio options that aren’t running! Consistency is the key with doing cardio for weight loss. If you decide that running is a form of cardio you can be consistent with, it’s also important to realize that you’re most likely going to hit a plateau. Plateaus can occur with a variety of workouts, and they are important to make sure you’re losing weight in a healthy way! For more information about running for weight loss, make sure you check out this article from MapMyRun. 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 Stretches for Runners Before & After a Run (As Seen in Chicago Sun Times)

No matter where you’re running, stretching is essential. It’s especially important to do dynamic stretches before you go for a run so that your body is prepared to keep moving! It’s also important to make sure you’re doing the proper stretches to calm your muscles after a run.

Stretching is an essential part of any workout routine, especially during the warm up. Dynamic stretches are great ways to help warm your body up, which also helps your body to get prepared for movement. It isn’t enough to just stretch before your workout though, it’s also very important to stretch after you run! The stretches you should do after a run are very different than the stretches you’d do before a run – you’ll want to hold your stretches.

I shared my favorite stretches for runners in my column Exercise Well with Stephanie Mansour in the Chicago Sun Times. Click here for the full list of running stretches!

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

Yoga Poses to Help You Sleep (As Seen on NBC News Better)

If you have trouble falling asleep at night, you’re not alone! Many of my private weight loss clients (and myself at times) also struggle with this. What many people don’t realize, however, is that stress is the reason they are struggling to fall asleep! 

Doing yoga before you go to bed can help you to fall asleep faster because of the way the poses can help to calm your nervous system. Dr. Kenneth Lee, Assistant Professor of Sleep Medicine and Neurology at the University of Chicago Medical Center, notes that doing yoga not only helps you to fall asleep faster but also improves the quality of sleep you’ll have. If you would like to fall asleep faster and have a better quality of sleep, make sure you see these 6 yoga poses 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