Category Archives: Quick Tips

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

 

 

How Much Water to Drink This Summer (As Seen in Chicago Sun Times)

Summer is one of everyones favorite times of the year since it brings music festivals, beach visits, and even outdoor workouts. All of these fun summer activities all require time outdoors, so it’s essential to make sure you’re staying hydrated! 

Staying hydrated and making sure you’re drinking enough water can be difficult, especially when you’re focusing on all the fun you’re having! That’s why I shared my favorite tips and tricks in my new column in the Chicago Sun Times “Exercise Well with Stephanie Mansour”. If you’re interested in learning about these awesome water drinking hacks, 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

 

Abdominal Workout Plan for Summer (As Seen on NBC News Better)

Whether you’re a fan of doing ab crunches or you like attending Pilates classes, I created an amazing ab workout routine for NBC News Better!

 

I love this ab workout routine because I give you a variety of positions in which do to the ab exercises. Many of my private weight loss clients can’t stand regular crunches because they hurt their necks or they get bored of them.

Check out this article from NBC News Better for an entire exercise bank of ab moves you can do!

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

5 Exercises for Tight & Toned Arms (As Seen on Good Morning America Online)

The arms are one of my favorite body parts to work out. In fact, I personally see results (and so do my clients) by following a routine like this for two weeks! With Summer right around the corner, I’m sure you’ll love this 5 move arm routine that I created exclusively for Good Morning America.

 

 

Check out the article here from Good Morning America Online for the photos and descriptions of each exercise!

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 Work Your Entire Core with a Stability Ball Exercise with Celebrity Trainer Astrid Swan (As Seen on Self)

Working the entire core can be tough during a workout, but the V-up and then a V-up twist move is a great way to engage your entire core. This move uses a stability ball and is a great way to engage your entire core during a workout.

Astrid Swan, celebrity personal trainer, says that this two core-centric move workout is effective in engaging your entire core and improving your ability to tackle your day-day life. The move requires balance, flexibility in your upper and lower back and strength from your inner thighs and multifidus (a thin muscle that runs along the spine).

The move is challenging but can be modified based on your own level of strength in your abs, legs and arms.

If you’re doing the movement correctly you’ll really feel it all throughout your core!

If you’re interested in learning more about this core workout and how to make these moves work in your own workout routine, make sure you check out this article from Self! 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.

Core & Upper Body Workout with TRX Bands from Jeanette Jenkins (as seen on SELF)

Working the core and upper body can be difficult for many of my private weight loss clients, which is why I suggest that they use TRX bands. This 5 move circuit from Jeanette Jenkins of The Hollywood Trainer is a great way to incorporate the TRX bands and utilize your own body weight to work for you while you’re working out! 

Simon Lawson, a certified personal trainer and TRX instructor at Fhitting Room, says that a TRX band is very effective in strengthening your core because of the level of stability it requires your body to have. They take away the element of stability by using straps to stand on, which forces your core to keep your body sturdy. 

This circuit from Jenkins utilizes 5 moves to give your body a well-rounded workout. The moves Jenkins is doing are relatively challenging, but they can be modified for any experience level. There are also multiple ways to do this circuit! One way to try this circuit is by doing 10 reps of each exercise then repeating the sequence. Lawson suggests doing each move for 45 seconds and having a resting period of 30 seconds between each move. He also suggests repeating this sequence 3 times. 

If you’re interested in learning more about this 5 step circuit and exactly how to make these moves work in your own workout routine, make sure you check out this article from Self! 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

Easy Workouts To Do Around The Office (As Seen On WCIU TV Chicago)

While working a nine to five, it feels hard to make time for a normal workout. Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour appeared on WCIU TV Chicago on The Jam with some quick exercises you can do around the office.


From waiting for the printer to just sitting at your desk here are some quick exercises you cando with objects found around the office!


Use Your Wasted Time Waiting for the Printer!

When you’re printing something, it can feel like time is wasted while waiting. Insteadyou can sit down and place a package of printer paper on the top of your ankles. Thenpull your abs in keep your legs straight and lift the legs up. This exercise works the innerthighs and the quads as well as burning calories and building strength.


A Case of Water or Weights?

If you have some spare time, and a case of water lying around the office, this is a greaterexercise to do! Hold the case of water, pull the abs in and then lower down into thesquat. If you feel good after doing the squat a couple of times, you can step it up byadding an overhead press with the water.


Using Everyday Desk Objects is a Great Option!

Spring and Summer are around the corner and with that comes short sleeves! To toneyour arms, you can use staplers as one pound weights for bicep curls. While doing thisexercise you should hug the elbows in by your sides and then curl up towards yourshoulders. To make it a bit more challenging you can hold two staplers in one handmaking it more of a two to three pound weight.


Don’t Be Idle at Your Desk!

While working, a lot of that time can be spent at your desk. A great option is to try thisexercise that works your core while sitting at your desk. First touch the desk lightly, liftyour feet a couple of inches off the ground and squeeze your inner thighs. Then withyour abs tight, scooch back a little bit and then pull yourself forward. Make sure thatyou aren’t using your arms, that’s cheating!


How to Pack a Healthy Lunch for Work:

 Although walking somewhere close to your office and getting something quick is tempting, it’sbetter to pack your lunch. An easy way to jazz up your everyday lunch is to add healthy pasta.My personal favorite is Dreamfields pasta, it has seven grams of protein and five grams of fiber.


For more nutritional advice I offer a 7-Day Easy Meal Plan + Recipe Book.

Good luck and stay active around the office!

-Steph

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As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helpingsuccessful women lose weight. If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, YogaInstructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach inChicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach forwomen. 

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com