Category Archives: Weight Loss

Planks to Tighten and Tone Your Core (As seen in the Chicago Sun Times)

Doing exercises from a plank position are a fantastic exercise to work your entire core section.  

The plank position helps to switch up your exercise routine and benefit more from the exercises. Doing a plank is a great way to tighten and tone your entire midsection. To get the most out of your exercise, it’s important to do the plank from the proper position as well as imagine there is a glass of water on your back that you can’t spill. Imagining this helps you to remember that your back needs to be flat and to make slow but intentional movements. For a full list of exercises to do in a plank position that I shared with 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

Signs You’re Working Out Too Much (As seen in NBC News Better)

Working out should be an important aspect of your life, but it shouldn’t take front and center stage. Make sure to see these signs that you may be pushing yourself a little too hard at the gym. 

As with anything, moderation is key when it comes to exercising. In order to make progress with your body and reach your overall fitness goals, it’s important to make sure you aren’t showing signs of over exercising. Over exercising can cause physical pain to your body as well as not giving you the results you’re looking for. To recognize these signs you won’t need to just look to your workout schedule, you’ll even need to mentally check in and see where your emotions are about working out. For the full list of signs to look for when it comes to working out too hard 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

The Best Low Impact Workout for Any Experience Level (As seen on Livestrong)

A low impact workout doesn’t mean you won’t see results. I created a low impact strength training workout that is perfect for beginners as well as to modify high impact workouts. 

When you do a low impact workout, you’re raising your heart rate while significantly lowering your chances of injury. I recommend this low impact workout that I designed  to my private weight loss clients because it is equipment free and is amazing for all ages. Another bonus is that it is great for all ages because of the reduced risk of injury. If you’re interested in the full workout I designed for Livestrong, 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

Pilates Exercises to Relieve Back Pain (As seen in Today)

If you suffer from pain in your back, Pilates is a fantastic way to help relieve it. The best part is, a Pilates workout can be done in as little as 5 minutes. 

Suffering from back pain can be one of the most miserable feelings. As someone who has suffered from back pain myself, I know how helpless it can make you feel. Pilates exercises were the exercises that were able to make my back pain ease by helping to strengthen my core. One reason I always suggest Pilates exercises to my private weight loss clients is that all you need to do them is a soft surface such as a carpet or yoga mat if you have one laying around. 

For the full list of Pilates exercises to strengthen your core that I shared with Today, 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

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

The Best 15 Minute HIIT & Strength Training Workout (As seen in NBC News Better)

A hectic schedule isn’t an excuse to skip a workout, especially when all you need is some space and some dumbbells. 

Life is busy. We all experience life at a faster pace once the holiday’s start approaching… One thing I’ve learned from my private weight loss clients is that they’re much more likely to stick to a workout and dedicate themselves to fitness if they’re doing workouts that are 20 minutes or less. This helps to make taking the time for a workout much more manageable into a busy schedule! I designed a 15 minute HIIT training and strength workout for NBC News Better that can be done anywhere, click here for the full workout. 

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

Household Items to Intensify Your Workout (As seen in the Chicago Sun Times)

Just because you don’t have a medicine ball doesn’t mean you aren’t able to get the benefits from adding weights into your workout! 

 

When it comes to working out, I always tell my private weight loss clients to be resourceful. A weight such as a medicine ball can be substituted for common household items you already have. This helps to cut down on storage for gym equipment as well as save a little money. Surprisingly, one of the best substitutions for a medicine ball is in your refrigerator… a gallon of milk! A gallon of milk can be a fantastic substitution because it’s got a similar weight as well as a similar size. If you don’t have enough milk left, another substitution to try is a bottle of laundry detergent. 

To see the full list of workouts to do with a medicine ball or a household substitute from 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

Healthy Morning Routine Hacks (As seen on Today)

If you’re like many of my private weight loss clients, mornings are a hectic time. Whether you’re on a timeline to get your children to school or making that 8 am meeting – everyone can agree mornings fly by and don’t leave you with enough time. 

One of the last things on your mind during your morning routine may be fitness, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Many of the basic tasks on your morning to do lists can be modified to squeeze in a workout or meditation. These mini-workouts are the perfect way to squeeze a little health and wellness into your morning routine. For example, maybe you don’t have enough time to do a breathing exercise but you most likely have the time to focus on your breathing while you drink your morning coffee.

If you’re interested in all 11 tips to make your morning healthier that I shared with Today, 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

 

Ease Neck Tension with Simple Stretches (As seen in NBC News Better)

Staring at a computer all day can start to have negative impacts on your body, especially when it comes to neck pain! 

In a world where almost every job relies on sitting at a desk and looking at a computer, it’s important to address the strains it may be placing on your body. Even if you don’t have a desk job, you most likely look down to check your phone frequently throughout the day. These simple neck motions, when done with improper posture, can start to take a toll on your body. If you have been experiencing neck pain or tension, you may want to take the time to do neck stretches. These stretches have been specifically designed to help release all the tension that has built up in your neck. 

For a full list of stretches and how to do them 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

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