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The Best Yoga Poses for Mental Health

The Holiday Season is often known for how packed it can make your schedule, which leaves many people in a stressed state. Even though it may be known as the season of giving, it’s important to make sure you’re making time for yourself.

Whenever I can tell that my [stepitupwithsteph.com]private weight loss clients are starting to feel stressed, I always recommend they do a series of yoga poses. These yoga poses are fantastic for centering your body to mentally feel more relaxed. One reason these yoga poses are fantastic at mentally grounding you is because of their focus on meditation. As a certified yoga instructor I always include meditation within yoga sequences to help give you a little extra relaxation while you exercise.

For the full list of yoga poses I shared in the Chicago Sun Times that can help you center yourself, 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

Yoga Poses to Help Digestion After Thanksgiving (As Seen on The Today Show)

The Holidays are here! The first in the long string of holidays is Thanksgiving – an entire day dedicated to sharing meals with loved ones and reflecting over the past year. 

While gathering with loved ones is one of the most anticipated parts of this holiday of giving thanks, another anticipated part is sharing delicious foods. Whether your family is opting for a traditional option or any food, these are the yoga poses I would recommend to help you digest your food better. These yoga poses are perfect to do whether you’re at home or on the go, all you need is a little space. The best part is this yoga sequence will only take you around 5 minutes and will help your entire body process your meal better (just in time to do a little Black Friday shopping!) 

For the full yoga sequence 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 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 Exercises to Improve Your Balance (As Seen In The Chicago Sun Times)

Improving your balance isn’t just important for those who are recovering from injuries or those who are getting older… it’s important for everyone! 

When you work on improving your balance, you’re working to improve your quality of life. The balance improving workouts I design for my private weight loss clients are also fantastic ways to strengthen your stabilizing muscles as well as toning your muscles overall. If you are recovering from an injury and want to focus on improving your balance, make sure to consult your doctor before trying any of the exercises I shared in the Chicago Sun Times. For the full list of exercises, 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 Yoga Mats on Amazon (As Seen on The Healthy)

Investing in the proper equipment for your home gym can help you get the most out of your workouts. Investing in high quality equipment can also lead to you prevent various pains in the future. 

If you’re interested in starting a home gym, one of the most basic items I recommend is investing in a yoga mat. These mats aren’t used exclusively for yoga and can help you with a variety of exercises. Choosing which yoga mat would be best for your personal needs can be quite difficult given how many options there are! If you’re looking for a new yoga mat, I suggest you start on Amazon. The Healthy took the liberty of going through all of the options for yoga mats and compiling a list of the top rated ones and ones that their editors (and I) recommend. For the full list, 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

Workouts to Help You Round Out Your Butt (As Seen in The Chicago Sun Times)

One of the most popular questions I get asked is how to achieve the perfect bubble butt. One most common misconceptions is that squats alone can build a well rounded butt, when in reality you should use a glute routine. 

Using various exercises to help tone your glutes and give you a more well rounded butt helps you to strengthen all the muscles in your glutes. Even if your goal isn’t just to help the appearance of your butt, toning the glutes can lead to you burning muscle mass as well as improving your posture. 

If you’re looking for the workouts I shared in the Chicago Sun Times that can help you achieve a well rounded butt, 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 Fitness Trackers For Weight Loss (As Seen On The Healthy)

The holidays are here, and many of your loved ones (or yourself!) may be putting fitness trackers at the top of their wish lists. 

If you’ve ever looked into purchasing a fitness tracker for yourself or a loved one, you may have noticed that the market is overly saturated. Determining which fitness tracker would be best for your needs and wants can seem like an impossible task! There are so many options from reputable brands such as FitBits to Apple Watches. These devices can range in price to upwards of $500 to as little as $20. 

For a full list of the best fitness trackers on the market right now from The Healthy, 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 Way To Tone Your Arms With A Cable Machine (As Seen in the Chicago Sun Times)

For many of my private weight loss clients, achieving the look of toned arms is very important. Whether they want to look great in dresses or even just work on their strength, the cable machine is a great option. 

While using a cable machine may seem overwhelming at first, you’ll quickly find that it’s a great option for a variety of reasons. For my clients who want to work on the appearance of their arms, I always recommend the cable machine because of how easily they will be able to tone their arms. While a resistance band is also a great option, the cable machine is able to help the resistance will stay within the movement of the exercise. 

For a full list of cable machine exercises to help tone your arms that 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 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 Way to Work Your Back and Chest on the Cable Machine (As Seen in the Chicago Sun Times)

A cable machine is a fantastic way to give yourself a full body workout. It’s also a great way to strengthen your back and chest muscles, which are essential in your day to day life. 

One of the reasons I always recommend my private weight loss clients to use a cable machine to help strengthen their chest and back muscles is because of how much more comfortable it can make workouts. The common way to strengthen your chest muscles is by doing pushups – which aren’t always a fan favorite in comparison to other workouts. If you hate getting on the ground to exercise or even just have bad knees, the cable workout will be much more favorable for you. 

For a full list of cable machine exercises that I shared in ‘Exercise Well with Stephanie Mansour’ that 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

Five Minute Yoga For Better Posture (As Seen on Good Morning America)

Doing exercises to improve your posture are some of the best exercises you can do for yourself. Luckily, some of these yoga sequences can be done in five minutes or less.

Improving your posture doesn’t just lead to you being able to move around and perform day to day tasks better, it leads to you being able to relieve some of your back pain and neck tension. These tensions build up and can leave you feeling sore, but there are yoga poses that you can do to help relieve this tension. Many of my private weight loss clients have complained of neck and back pain relating to staring down at technology all day. When they mention this, I always recommend yoga sequences like these to help them relieve this tension. 

For the full yoga sequence I shared with Good Morning America, 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

 

Treadmill Workouts for Beginners (As Seen in the Chicago Sun Times)

If you’re a beginner to exercising in a gym, you may find yourself to be intimidated by all of the equipment. It’s important to remember that everyone – including fitness professionals – started somewhere! 

This is a concept I always find myself stressing to my private weight loss clients. Even if you have experience in the gym, it’s always beneficial to go back to the basics to make sure your technique is correct. When you spend time working on your form, you’ll end up helping your body in the long run. If you’re a beginner, I would recommend starting out on the treadmill. Even though it can seem like an intimidating piece of gym equipment, it is a great way to acclimate yourself to exercising at the gym. 

For the step by step tips I shared in The Chicago Sun Times about starting to exercise on a treadmill, 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