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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

Stretches for Better Posture & Exercises to Reduce Low Back Pain (for NBC News Better)

Working long hours at the office can lead to harmful impacts on your back and your posture. That’s why I always recommend that my private weight loss clients do exercises to improve their posture.

Having poor posture can lead to many negative health effects, one of which being back pain. Luckily there are exercises that can help to strengthening your upper back and open up your chest which can help to alleviate your back pain. In this article from NBC News Better, I go over exercises that you can do standing up, sitting down, and on the floor. No matter where you are you’ll still be able to reduce the stress on your back!

If you’re interested in learning about the 6 exercises to reduce back pain 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.

Full Body Partner Workout (As Seen on Successible Life)

One of my favorite ways to enjoy my workouts and stay more engaged with them is to do exercises that allow me to have a partner! Working with a partner can also help you to become more committed to your fitness as well as to motivate you to push harder. 

When you workout with a partner, whether it’s with a friend or a trainer, you’re able to hold each other more accountable during the workout. I created a full body workout to do with a partner for Successible Life that includes moves that you and your partner will have fun doing! These exercises help to tone your body and also utilize your partner to help with maintaining the proper form and alignment! To check out this awesome workout to do with a partner, 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 Get Toned Arms (As Featured in Chicago Sun Times)

Are you ready to get your arms in shape for summer? Toning up your arms for summer can seem like such a hard and unachievable task, but when you add dumbbells to your workout it becomes a much easier goal to achieve! 

Even if you already have an arm workout routine, implementing some small changes can completely change your results! These changes can be as simple as adjusting your grip or lessening the weight of the dumbbells you’re using to workout. When I’m working with one of my private weight loss clients I always recommend they do bicep curls and tricep extensions during their arm workout.

If you’re interested in the small changes and more information on the arm exercises I recommend, make sure you see this edition of ‘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 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