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How to Cut Calories and How to Eat Healthy at a BBQ (As Seen on CNN)

I joined CNN to share some simple ways to cut calories over Labor Day BBQs.

Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour shares tips on how to cut calories at a BBQ.

Check out the segment HERE.

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 Workouts for Weight Loss, Celebrity Workouts, and Cardio Workouts for Beginners!

As a private weight loss coach for women in Chicago and across the country, I contribute as a health and fitness expert for many online publications. I love helping women take celebrity workouts created by trainers and integrate them into their own workouts! Check out my most recent articles below.

Parallel Bar Workouts That Celebrity Trainers Love

I loved writing this article because doing a fun workout can really help to change things up. I analyzed upper body and core exercises that you can do on the bars whether you’re a beginner or advanced!

A Quick Equipment Free But Workout

This article talks about ways to work your booty without any equipment, even in a hotel room! As a private weight loss coach for women, many of my clients are corporate executives who travel a ton. This butt workout is awesome because it’s quick, efficient, and provides great results.

Why Doing Jumping Lunges Has Powerful Strength & Cardio Benefits
As seen in Self online, I dissected the jumping lunges that a celebrity trainer designed for one of Hollywood’s best known celebrities! While these jumping lunges are a bit advanced, you can try one or two out while holding on to a bar or a chair for extra support and stability!

Different Types of Cardio Workouts for Beginners & Advanced Plus the Benefits of Cardio Workouts
As seen in Healthy Way online, I created cardio workouts for beginners and also cardio workouts for advanced exercisers. I also discussed the benefits of cardio workouts, and talk about the best ways to do a cardio workout in your living room. Check out the different types of cardio workouts in this article now!

Quick Leg, Cardio, and Agility Workout
Celebrity trainer Simone De La Rue created this fun dance-inspired full body workout that her celebrity clients love! I gave my two cents on this workout, and talked about how you can modify this no matter what your fitness level.

Exercises for Sleep and How to Reduce Anxiety and Insomnia
Finally, if you’re looking for tips on better sleep, there’s an amazing article in which I’m quoted for Natural Awakenings. I talked about my favorite exercises for sleep, and how to reduce insomnia and nighttime anxiety. Check out the article here!

A Celeb’s Dumbbell Raises to Sculpt Your Shoulders

This Self online article provides great shoulder exercises that you can do with dumbbells. A well-known celebrity was doing this shoulder routine on instagram. Many of my private weight loss clients love sculpting their shoulders too! As a wellness coach for women, I love providing simple exercises (such as these) that my clients can do at any gym!

Exercises to Master a Pull-Up
One of my latest articles for the Today Show is about how to do a pull-up! I have step by step photos of how to do exercises to help you master this challenging workout move. As a personal trainer for women in Chicago and beyond, I love helping women reach their fitness goals!

Many of my private weight loss clients are busy and successful. 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, 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, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

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Chicago Fitness – Join me for 101.9 Michelob Ultra Fitness Parties

Join Chicago weight loss coach Stephanie Mansour for a 45-minute fun and fat-blasting full body workout. She’ll combine high-intensity interval training, Pilates, and yoga! Afterwards, cool down with the clean, refreshing taste of Michelob ULTRA!

Space is limited so RSVP for your spot HERE!

Michelob ULTRA is teaming up with Melissa McGurren from THE MIX Morning Show to help you stay fit, before having a little fun on Thursday, September 21  from 6-8PM at the Park Tavern in Rosemont.

steph - Michelob Ultra Fitness Parties


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How to Loosen Your Hips Before a Workout

How to loosen your hips before a workout, demonstrated by Chicago Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour and Jenny Milkowski of Fox 32.


It is always important to stretch and warm up before a workout. Whether you’re going for a run or preparing to take a brisk walk, I suggest that you take the time to loosen your hips first.

As I advise private clients in my weight loss programs for women, you never want to jump into a workout without preparing your body for activity. Loosening your hips before a workout can help to increase your range of motion, improve your performance, and prevent injury, tightness, and tension.

Hip pain or tightness is common among people with sedentary lifestyles and it is also common among people who are active and fit. Problems with your hips can be extremely uncomfortable and derail your workout plans, so I always stress the importance of stretching, strengthening, and loosening your hips.

I teamed up with my favorite workout partner and media personality Jenny Milkowski to demonstrate how to loosen your hips before a workout.


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How to Improve Your Run By Stretching

Health and fitness coach Stephanie Mansour stopped by the Fox 5 Studios in New York to share tips on how to improve your run by doing the right stretches and incorporating yoga into your pre- and post-run routine.

steph - improve your run

Whether you’re just getting started as a runner or you’re trying to improve your run, doing the right stretches before and after your workout can help prevent injury, reduce soreness, and improve your performance.

I always advise my private weight loss coaching clients not to skip stretching, warming up, and cooling down. Warming up prepares the body for exercise by gradually increasing your heart rate and circulation and loosening up the muscles. Cooling down gives your heart rate and breathing an opportunity to return to resting levels gradually and safely to avoid dizziness and fainting. It also helps to avoid lactic acid build up, which

Warming up prepares the body for exercise by gradually increasing your heart rate and circulation and loosening up the muscles. Cooling down gives your heart rate and breathing an opportunity to return to resting levels gradually and safely to avoid dizziness and fainting. It also helps to prevent tightness and lactic acid build up.

Start by loosening up the glutes with dynamic stretching. It’s important not to hold the stretches for too long because the purpose of dynamic stretching is to increase blood flow and muscle temperature before high-intensity activity such as running.

Before you run, do the following dynamic stretches for 20 seconds each:

  • Soccer ball kick move to loosen up the glutes
  • Moving lunges to loosen the hip flexors
  • Pre-run hamstring stretch lunge
  • Twist stretch to warm up your core
  • Side lunges to stretch the inner thighs

After your run, hold each stretch pose for 20 seconds each:

  • Modified pigeon pose to stretch and cool down the glutes
  • Warrior I pose to stretch and cool down the hip flexors
  • Post-run hamstring stretch with legs together
  • Reach to stretch and cool down your core
  • Deep squat to stretch your thighs post workout

Watch the video below for demonstrations of pre-run dynamic stretches and post-run cool down stretches:


Join me for a FREE (and FUN!) 21-day crash course on how to finally break through the mental roadblocks getting in the way of your goals, gain the confidence you’ve always wanted, and discover the secret to designing a healthy lifestyle you love. Sign up for the FREE 21-Day Challenge for a simple but powerful workout plan, an easy-to-follow eating guide, and fun confidence-boosting exercises.

How to Break Through Weight Loss Plateaus

Fitness Plateau Busters

Chicago weight loss coach, Stephanie Mansour, sat down with Sylvia Perez at the Fox 32 Chicago Studio to provide tips on what to do when you hit a fitness or weight loss plateau and how to break through it.

Few things can be more frustrating along your weight loss journey than hitting a plateau. You’re moving along, making progress, hitting your goals, feeling confident, and then– bam! Your progress suddenly comes to a complete stop and the scale may even start to creep back up again.

Congratulations, you’ve hit a weight loss plateau! The reason I’m congratulating you is that hitting a plateau simply means you’re human and perfectly normal. And the good news is, it also means you have already made significant progress. You’ve been doing something right and now you are getting closer to your goal. Way to go!

The bad news is, hitting a plateau along your weight loss journey can be discouraging. In many cases, this is the point at which many people give up.

As a weight loss coach for women, one of the most challenging parts of my job is helping women gain the confidence necessary to push through their plateau — reassuring them that it isn’t happening because they are doing something wrong, encouraging them to keep making healthy choices, and guiding them through how to tweak their program.

The truth is, you have to switch up what you’re doing. When your body gets used to one way of eating or one way of working out, it’s not going to keep responding the same way. So it’s important to change things up as you go.

Most importantly, to break through each plateau, you’ll have to get into the right mindset — change your thinking to break through what’s really holding you back.

I recently stopped by the Fox 32 Chicago studio to sit down with Sylvia Perez and share advice on what to do when you hit a fitness or weight loss plateau and how to break through it. Watch the video below and let me know what you think.

Want more guidance on how to break through your weight loss plateaus and get on track to finally lose the weight for good and step it up for life? Join the FREE 21-Day Challenge with weight loss coach Stephanie Mansour for a simple but powerful workout plan, an easy-to-follow eating guide, and fun confidence-boosting exercises.

How Building Your Confidence Can Help You Slim Down This Summer

It’s summertime and around this time of year, many women tell me they feel self-conscious about showing more skin in sleeveless shirts, sundresses, shorts, and bathing suits. Because I’m a weight loss coach for women, women often confide in me that they regret not slimming down before the season started and confess that they simply aren’t confident enough in their bodies to enjoy the beautiful weather and summer festivities.

What I find most unfortunate about women lacking confidence is that it works against them when it comes to reaching their health and fitness goals. It sets them up for riding an emotional rollercoaster of stress eating and they adopt a defeatist attitude.

Here’s what I mean: You may start thinking, ‘Why bother? I’ll never look the way I want to look anyway, so I may as well eat this entire bag of chips and sit on the couch,’ after work instead of eating something nourishing and taking a brisk walk.

When you put yourself down and stress yourself out about your body image, it can affect your body’s ability to naturally shed unwanted weight. Over time, having a negative outlook can impact your overall health.

When you don’t like your body and you don’t feel good about yourself, you don’t treat yourself well. This is why I’m so adamant about supporting women through the emotional side of the weight loss journey.  I encourage you — right now —  to find what you like about yourself first and then build from there.

Recently, I visited Fox 32 Chicago and sat down with Sylvia Perez to share secrets for slimming down this summer. We talked about specific lower-body leg exercises, upper-body arm exercises, and cardio routines. But we also discussed the importance of addressing the emotional side of unwanted weight. Be sure to watch our conversation in the video below.

The bottom line is, you may be able to step up your workouts to tone up your triceps, biceps, legs, and butt this summer. But for lasting results, you’ll have to work on building self-confidence too — it’s just as important as working out and eating well.

Listen, I want you to enjoy the weather, enjoy the body you’re in, and feel good about yourself right now, no matter what. You deserve it! And because I want you to be happier, healthier, more energetic, and even more confident, I encourage you to start making changes now that will help you maintain a more fit body throughout the year and for the rest of your life.

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Best Fitness Trackers for Your Fitness Goals As Featured on Today Show

Are you looking for the best fitness tracker for your needs? In Chicago especially, health and fitness outdoors can be tricky to track! Check out my article that features the best fitness trackers and how they’ll help with your fitness goals.

As a Chicago weight loss coach for women, I’m always looking for the latest and greatest fitness products! If you’re running outside in Chicago or anywhere in the country, it’s important to know how many miles you’re going and also look for ways to make your workout more efficient. As a wellness coach, I know it’s not just about weight loss or calories burned. It’s also about feeling connected to your goals and committed to yourself. Fitness trackers are one more way you can see your progress!

Stephanie Mansour is a women’s weight loss coach and the best health and fitness expert in Chicago. She’s a contributor for the Today Show and is a health and fitness expert on TV. She’s also a women’s weight loss expert. Are you looking for the best wellness program for women? As Chicago’s best wellness coach for women, Steph helps women in Chicago and beyond lose weight fast and make it last.

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Ballerina-Inspired Ab Exercises and Pilates Exercises with Jenny Milkowski

Join Chicago’s best health and fitness expert Stephanie Mansour and Fox Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski as they demonstrate some of Steph’s favorite ab exercises to strengthen and tighten your midsection!

These ballerina-inspired abdominal exercises can be modified for any level. These are Pilates exercises and can be done lying on the ground or on a yoga mat, and just leaning back.

Chicago’s wellness coach Stephanie Mansour and Fox Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski were demonstrating these exercises at Hi Fi Fitness in Chicago!
Chicago’s best wellness coach for women and best personal trainer for women, Stephanie Mansour, show’s Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski the best ways to tone your abs!

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How to Eat Healthy On the Go without Breaking the Bank As Seen on Circa News

Traveling and worries about breaking your diet or going over budget? We’ll show you what to grab, what to splurge on and what to pass on whether you’re at the airport, at a rest stop or at the train station:

We’ve got the do’s and don’ts on when to splurge and when to save in the grocery store and in restaurants. Health & Fitness Expert and wellness coach for women, Stephanie Mansour, gives us step by step instructions plus the best apps for health and fitness!

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