Category Archives: Quick Tips

Stepping Up Your Workout With Jumps (as seen in the Chicago Sun Times)

If you’re looking for a simple way to step up your workout, try adding jumps to basic exercises you already know! 

Adding jumps to basic exercises is a fantastic way to make an exercise have a higher impact on your body. Jumping is a very high impact exercise for your body, so it’s essential to have proper form when you do them in order to prevent long term damage to your joints. When you jump, make sure to slightly bend your knees as well as ensuring you are landing softly. If you land too hard, you will add extra stress to your joints and may cause tears in the muscle. As with any high impact exercise, it’s important to consult with a doctor or physician before adding jumps to your workouts. 

I shared the best ways to add jumps to basic exercises in the Chicago Sun Times. Click here for the full list of exercises to add jumps to. 

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

Workout Moves for the Kitchen (As seen in the Chicago Sun Times)

Cooking dinner in the kitchen can frequently leave you with a few extra moments. Make the most of this time and use it to squeeze in a light workout! 

 

Making dinner can typically take anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour. Throughout that time you’ll find yourself waiting for the timer to go off or even something to blend a few extra seconds… One of the ways I recommend my private weight loss clients use this time is to do a light workout. Pushups and squats are fantastic examples of moves to do in the kitchen because of how versatile they are. You can modify each of them to do while you’re waiting for the ‘ding’! 

To see my exact kitchen workout 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

How to Create a DIY Workout Plan (As seen on Successible Life)

Starting any workout plan can be scary, especially when you’re creating your own workout! It doesn’t have to seem so overwhelming though. 

As a personal fitness trainer I love creating workout plans for my clients. It’s one of my favorite parts of my job! When I create custom workout plans I always make sure that the exercises I’m planning for them are well rounded. I incorporate a mix of different types of exercise such as yoga, pilates, and cardio! If you’re a beginner who wants to create their own workout plan, make sure you check out this article I wrote for Successible Life! I shared the four components that I utilize in every workout plan! 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

How to Squeeze in A Workout at Work (As seen in the Chicago Sun Times)

Spending long hours at your desk can help you breeze through your to-do list, but doesn’t help your body in the long run! 

 

If you’re like most people, you spend long spans of time sitting at a desk and focusing. While it’s great you’re getting things done, you might be hurting your body in the long run. In actuality, sitting still for a long period of time can lead to side effects like aches and pains as well as added stress on the body. In my column in the Chicago Sun Times I shared four of my favorite moves to help get your blood circulating as well as stretch out the tight areas of your body. To see these stretches and get your blood moving, 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

Best Workout Plan for a Toned & Strong Butt (As Seen on NBC News Better)

Around this time of year many women want to tighten and tone their butt. Doing this can help them feel more confident in their jeans, as well as giving them overall stronger lower body! 

Toning up your glutes and your legs can help you to speed up your metabolism while you’re burning fat. When you tone your glutes you’re managing to do many things at once, such as achieving well-rounded definition for your butt while also improving your balance. I teamed up with NBC News Better to bring you a 31 day plan that is sure to tighten and tone your glutes! This plan can be done daily and includes 3 categories of exercises that can help tone each muscle in your glutes. If you’re interested in this free 31 day plan, 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

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

My Top 5 Exercises for Toned Arms this Summer (for NBC News Better)

Tightening and toning your arms is a goal that is at the forefront of the minds of many of my private weight loss clients. Summer is here, and so is attire that shows off your arms!

 

Even if your arms aren’t ‘summer ready’ quite yet, tightening and toning the arms can be done fairly quickly. One of my clients saw results within three workout sessions when she dedicated 5-minutes of her workout routine to her arms. I recommend adding these 5 exercises to your fitness routine 3 times a week. If you’re interested in the arm workout routine I designed for NBC News Better that can be done in 10-minutes, 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

 

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