Category Archives: Quick Tips

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

The Best 5 Minute Yoga Routine To De-Stress (As Seen In NBC News BETTER)

Getting past all the relaxation of the holiday season and getting back into a regular routine can be hard on your body. Returning to work, school, or even just into an everyday pattern can seem difficult.

When my private weight loss clients tell me they’re feeling stressed, I always recommend them to take the time to relax with some yoga. Even if you’re having a busy day, you most likely can find the 5 minutes you need to dedicate to yourself in order to complete a relaxing and tension relieving yoga routine. This 5 minute yoga routine is also fantastic because you can do it in the morning, evening, or even whenever you start to feel stressed!

For the full 5 minute stress relieving yoga routine 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

Overcoming Health Perfectionism During The Holidays (As Seen On FOX 32 Chicago)

If you’re like my private weight loss clients, you’re a perfectionist. Unfortunately when it comes to the holiday season, you may be holding yourself back mentally and physically if this is the case. 

Holding yourself to unrealistic expectations can be hard on you, especially during a season that is so busy! Between the holiday parties and craziness of the season, staying perfectly on track with your fitness goals can be quite difficult. It’s also important to make sure you’re working in rest days to your workout regimen. These rest days are a fantastic way give your body a chance to rejuvenate. 

If you’re taking a rest day, Arnicare Gel and Arnicare Roll-on Gel are great ways to relieve muscle pain, stiffness, and  swelling from injuries as well as the discoloration from bruising. This gel is awesome because it doesn’t leave a stick residue and absorbs into the skin quickly. One of the best parts about these products is that are are plant-based, meaning they are healthy for your body. These products can be found at Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreens, and Whole Foods, as well as natural product stores and online retailers.

Another perfectionist mindset that can be damaging to those who are trying to stay healthy during the holiday season is that you can’t indulge in sweets. This is far from the case! Products like BARE fruit chips are fantastic ways to make sure you’re satisfying your sweet tooth while staying on track. 

For the full list of tips to overcome perfectionism during the holidays that I shared with Fox 32 Chicago, 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

Detox Workout To Burn Calories (As Seen in The Chicago Sun Times)

Whether you’re looking to lose a few pounds before a holiday party or are getting a jumpstart on your New Years Resolution, it’s important to find a workout that is sure to help you burn calories. 

When my private weight loss clients need to lose weight quickly for an event or recover from a night out on the town, I always recommend exercises that are sure to work up a sweat. While sweating can be one of the more unappealing aspects of working out, sweating is a fantastic way to detox the body. A workout that gets you sweating is sure to have raised your heart rate as well as help you feel more energized. A cardio workout that helps you sweat is a fantastic way to stop your body from feeling sluggish as well as get your body back on the right track. 

For the cardio detox workout I shared in ‘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 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 Holiday Season Fitness Hacks To Stay Healthy (As Seen on ABC 7 Chicago)

When many people think of the Holiday Season, their mind automatically jumps to annual Christmas parties and other festivities. While these festivities are always a highlight of the season, they may leave you feeling like you need to put your fitness goals to the side. 

One of the ways I encourage my private weight loss clients to not feel as if they aren’t reaching their weight loss goals is to cut their fitness goals in half. The holiday season is a busy one, and if you are too hard on yourself you may want to throw in the towel or completely forget about your fitness progress. If you keep smaller more manageable goals that you’re more likely to reach you’ll end up boosting your morale and potentially overachieving your goals! 

Another way I’m able to encourage my clients to stay on track is to have them add plant-based probiotic drinks into their diets. One of my personal favorites is the new Plantiful probiotic drink from Lifeway Foods. Plentiful is a pea protein, which is a great way to incorporate vegan foods into your diet.  Lifeway Foods is known for their kefir, but this new allergen-friendly alternative to nut milks is a drink you’ll love. It has 10 grams of plant-based protein per serving and is perfect for post-workout. It also has 10 live and active probiotic cultures which is twice the amount found in most yogurts.

Plantiful is available at Fresh Thyme and Pete’s Fresh Market stores in Chicagoland. You can also get it as a soft serve frozen treat or in a smoothie at any Lifeway Kefir Shop location in Chicago. 

For a full list of the hacks to stay healthy during the Holiday Season that I shared on ABC 7 Chicago, 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

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