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Full Body HIIT Workout for Weight Loss (As Seen on NBC News Better)

As a personal fitness trainer in Chicago, I often get asked about short workouts that can yield fast results. To these questions I always inform my clients about HIIT workouts! These workouts include short bursts of exercises with periods of less intense active recovery. I designed this 15-minute full body workout for my clients who needed to lose fat and gain strength quickly, and the best part is it only takes 45 minutes a week! 

The first circuit in this free workout is the straightforward HIIT.  I designed this circuit  based on moving the body forward and backward and up and down. You’ll find common exercises that don’t require any equipment such as squats, push ups, and planks. 

The second circuit is the sideways HIIT. This circuit was designed to work you laterally. These movements go from side to side and include side lunges, bicycle abs, and tricep dips. The exercises in this circuit also don’t require any equipment and are perfect for a workout on the go! 

Are you interested in trying this equipment-free, full body, 15 minute workout I designed 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, 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 Chicago, and Certified Professional Life Coach 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: Weight Loss Consultant Chicago, Weight Loss Nutritionist Chicago (we work with a Doctor of Nutrition to assess all of our private weight loss clients), Health & Fitness Trainer Chicago, Health & Fitness Coaching Chicago, Health & Fitness Training Chicago, and Fitness Trainer Chicago. In addition, I do Corporate Wellness Training in Chicago, and I’m a fitness consultant in Chicago. I do Fitness Training in Chicago, Nutrition Coaching in Chicago, and Nutrition Training in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer Chicago, Health Expert Chicago, Health Coaching Chicago, or Health Training Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Personal Trainer Chicago, Nutrition Expert Chicago, Nutrition Coach 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

Health & Fitness Products to Keep In Your Gym Bag (As Seen on NBC News Better)

As a fitness trainer in Chicago, I see my personal weight loss clients face the mental battle of going to the gym. One of the biggest reasons they tell me as to why they didn’t go to the gym is due to the fact that they didn’t feel like preparing everything they would need. This is why I always encourage my clients to make sure they have their bag packed for the gym beforehand! If you have everything already ready, you’re much more likely to go.

A gym bag is setting you up for success – the more prepared you are, the more likely you are to have a successful workout! In this NBC News Better article I interviewed the following professionals to get a sneak peak into their own workout bags: 

Emily Morano

Brooke Taylor

Alexis Craig

James Cappola

Amanda Cerny

Stephanie Skaferowsky

Christy Brissette, RD

Dede Lagree

David Scooter Honig

Dr. Quenby Erickson

Ricky Lundell 

Are you interested in knowing what exactly these fitness professionals have in their workout bags? 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, 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 Chicago, and Certified Professional Life Coach 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: Weight Loss Consultant Chicago, Weight Loss Nutritionist Chicago (we work with a Doctor of Nutrition to assess all of our private weight loss clients), Health & Fitness Trainer Chicago, Health & Fitness Coaching Chicago, Health & Fitness Training Chicago, and Fitness Trainer Chicago. In addition, I do Corporate Wellness Training in Chicago, and I’m a fitness consultant in Chicago. I do Fitness Training in Chicago, Nutrition Coaching in Chicago, and Nutrition Training in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer Chicago, Health Expert Chicago, Health Coaching Chicago, or Health Training Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Personal Trainer Chicago, Nutrition Expert Chicago, Nutrition Coach 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 Fitness Inspiration on Social Media & Fitness Celebrities on Instagram (As Seen on The Jam)

Most of us enjoy scrolling through Instagram in our spare time, and you can find a lot of high quality fitness inspiration if you are following the right accounts. Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour appeared on the Jam to discuss how best to use social media for inspiration and a few celebrities she recommends you give a follow!

Instagram can be a great place to learn new recipes. I’m sure you’ve seen your share of incredible looking meals while scrolling through! Two of my favorites to follow for foodie  inspiration: @chrissyteigen and @kristincavallari.

Foodstagram

Chrissy Teigen is on her 2nd cookbook, Cravings: Hungry for More , and what I like about this book is it’s healthy, but not super healthy. It really is about making and enjoying the foods that you crave, lightened up a little, but still with all the delicious! I am always reminding my private weight loss clients that a key to success is: don’t deprive yourself. If you crave something figure out a way to eat it while still moving towards your fitness goals.

Kristin’s cookbook is called, True Roots: A Mindful Kitchen with More Than 100 Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar and it is, as the title suggests, pretty dang healthy! If your New Year’s Resolutions include ditching sugar or going gluten or dairy free this could be a really wise investment for you!

If you’re looking for healthy recipes to try this year and would appreciate some of the guesswork taken out, check out my 7-Day Easy Meal Plan + Recipe Book. It features anti-inflammatory recipes and even has a shopping list for your convenience.

Workout Motivation

Here are a few of my favorite big name celebrities to follow for fitness inspiration:

  1. Octavia Spencer– she posts a lot of videos of the exercise circuits she completes with her personal trainer, and even works out while on set! Talk about inspiring, right? If she can do it, you can do it! You can follow her @octaviaspencer.
  2. Jessica Biel– What I love about the videos Jessica posts is that she tries really challenging stuff and celebrates after she nails an exercise she’s been building up to. It’s so important to both challenge yourself while celebrating your achievements and strength gains along the way! Follow her for more @jessicabiel.
  3. The Rock– He is a powerhouse, am I right?? What’s really inspiring about watching his workout videos is he’s very into high intensity interval training which is one of the most popular fitness trends of 2019 and has been for several years past! With HIIT you really are pushing yourself to your limits, going for that last rep, or your last breath, super challenging stuff! His epic IG is @TheRock.
  4. Hugh Jackman– Most celebs have personal trainers, and what I like about Hugh’s Instagram is he actually shows himself working out with his trainer! If you’re ready to take your fitness to the next level this year, consider hiring a personal trainer to help you succeed. I love being a private weight loss coach and working with women to achieve their health goals. Follow @TheHughJackman to see more of his impressive workout sessions.

For even more inspiration you can check out my Instagram @stepitupwithsteph
where I share motivational quotes, occasional recipes, and even host giveaways!

See you on social media!

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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.

 

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