Category Archives: Personal Brand Image

The Best Exercises For Your Back (As Seen In Successible Life) 

In today’s world it’s very common to spend hours upon hours hunched over a laptop or even staring at your phone. It’s rather uncommon, however, to do exercises that focus on strengthening your back. 

Having a strong back is essential for daily life. There are a multitude of movements that rely on the strength of your back, but few workouts specialize in strengthening the back. Given the amount of time we spend hunched over looking at technology, it’s essential to make sure we’re taking measures to protect our bodies. Studies have even shown that over 264 million workdays are missed yearly due to back issues. While all of these issues couldn’t have been prevented, many of them likely could have been if the person took measures to strengthen their back on a regular basis. 

For the full list of ways to strengthen your back I shared with Successible Life, 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 Indoor Workouts for Cold Weather (As Seen In The Chicago Sun Times) 

Working out outdoors can be one of the most relaxing and cost effective methods of weight loss, but some climates make taking your workout outdoors impossible. The downside to this is that many areas have temperatures that make working out everyday outdoors impossible. 

 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 cold weather can make finding the motivate to workout difficult. There are a variety of factors that make trying to make yourself go the gym and leave your cozy home difficult… If my private weight loss clients present me with this issue, I always recommend they purchase some basic workout equipment to use in their homes. Equipment like kettle balls and resistance bands make it so you can have your own gym in your living rom which will encourage you to stick to your workouts! Another fantastic way to ensure you’re getting in your workouts is to participate in activities that you enjoy. If you enjoy the activity, you’re more likely to make the time for it. Depending on your location, a gym or local YMCA may offer indoor volleyball or tennis to help you burn calories. 

For the full list of indoor workouts 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 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

Beat the Heat During Outdoor Workouts (As seen in NBC News Better)

Exercising outdoors is a fantastic way to keep a workout interesting, but the heat can be a deterrent.

Summer may be almost over, but the heat seems like it’s here to stay. Working out in the heat can be hard on your body, so it’s important to make sure you’re taking all the precautions you can to stay cool. One of the best ways to be able to exercise outdoors but beat the heat is to adjust the times that you’re outdoors. The hottest point of the day is around 3 pm, so you certainly don’t want to be doing a workout outside then. Instead, try working out in the morning or even once the sun starts to set. 

For a full list of tricks to beat the heat 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

Is Laser Hair Removal Right For You & What Is Laser Hair Removal

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As a  weight loss coach, many of the private clients I work with are driven ambitious women. They have big goals, high standards, and want to present their best self to the world. They want to feel good and look good, because they know their personal image matters.

If you work outside of the home, your look is a public representation of your company’s brand. And in any situation — social or professional — you make an impression everywhere you go. 

For your own personal brand,  the way you present yourself matters. It affects the way people perceive your competence.

Reaching your career and personal goals requires hard work and dedication, and it also requires looking the part.

I’m not saying you have to look like a supermodel to get ahead. And I’m not suggesting that you should be critical or self-conscious about the way you look.

Confidence is definitely an inside job, but when you take the time to look your best, you’re signaling to yourself and to others that you deserve the best.

There’s no denying that it’s important to be well-groomed, neatly dressed, and show that you respect yourself enough to pay attention to your appearance.

This is why I like to share some of my favorite time-saving personal grooming tips with my weight loss coaching clients, and with you!

In this week’s episode, I spoke with Sharon from Dr. Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery about the benefits of laser hair removal, who laser hair removal is best for, and who should avoid laser hair removal.

What’s your favorite personal grooming short cut? Tell me in the comments below.

 

 

Fitness Coach Tips: 60 Seconds to Looking Taller, Leaner and More Confident

Do you ever feel like you’re shrinking? Are you hunching over and self-conscious about your bad posture? Check out these stretches and exercises to improve your posture and make you taller, leaner, and feel more confident as demonstrated by fitness coach Stephanie Mansour and Fox Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski:

There has been a time you in your life you wish you were just taller, like that time you tried reaching for something you wanted!

I am with Jenny Milkowski at Fox 32 Chicago to talk about looking taller by doing some stretches. Jenny and I will perform a number of stretches for you that could actually make you grow a little bit in height, look leaner, and appear more confident.

Doing these stretches will also improve your posture and prevent you from slouching over. So if you have noticed yourself not having the best posture, try out these exercises for yourself so you can stand the way you want to.

In my work as a fitness coach, I advise my clients to practice doing these stretches, and their posture and confidence improves in no time.

Watch the clip below to check out these stretches.

Steph is also a corporate fitness expert and a corporate wellness expert. As a health and fitness expert for companies and private clients, Steph is available in Chicago and all over the country as a health and fitness speaker and weight loss coach.

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