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How To Keep Your Fitness Resolutions (As Seen on Fox’s Good Day New York)

What would make sticking to your fitness resolutions a little easier on you this year? How about some fresh, new exercises paired with positive affirmations to get your mind involved in the process? Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour stopped by Fox NY to demo these four powerful combo moves.

By assigning emotional and intellectual meaning to workout moves you’ll be more motivated to do them—ask any of my successful private weight loss clients!

If you dread working out, dislike sweating, or getting out of breath, I think this workout will really help you get your mind right! Get ready to work it out mentally and physically.

Lengthen & Strengthen

Our first move goes along with the phrase: I love to lengthen and strengthen.

Grab a pair of light dumbbells, begin standing up straight, abs pulled in tight. Take a step back into a high lunge position, raise the dumbbells straight up and overhead. Now slowly bring the weights back down and as you do, bring your back leg forward and lift your knee towards your chest. This is one rep.

Do at least five on one leg before you switch up sides, if you’re feeling really good go for ten!

The Side Sizzler

Let’s get that waistline sizzling! Start a fire in your core with this oblique-sculpting move.

Bend your arm so one dumbbell is in line with your ear and the other dumbbell should hang down by your opposite side. First lean sideways towards the relaxed dumbbell side as far as you can, while pressing the opposite weight up. Now come back through center, returning the up dumbbell to it’s bent arm position by that ear, and crunch that elbow towards its same side knee.

You’re working both sides in this one move, but still switch up which side you crunch to every other set.

I’m a Star

It wouldn’t be a full body workout without some sort of squat variation, am I right?

Take your feet a little wider than the hips and turn your toes out. With the weights down in front of you, bring the arms up into a V position as you squat down. Lower the weights as you stand back up. That’s one rep. The mantra to repeat to yourself while doing this exercise is of course: I am a star!

If you’re feeling really strong here and want to step it up you can try adding in a little jump and telling yourself you’re a shooting star!

Take a Bow

You’re on the final exercise, so don’t forget to take a bow. You can even imagine people are clapping and cheering for you, this will help you feel good about finishing a workout and excited to do it again!

From standing lift your weights out to either side as you take one foot back behind the opposite leg and drop down into a curtsy. Come back up as you drop the weights and immediately take it to the other side. This will get your blood pumping!

For more of my signature moves check out my Step It Up with Steph Workout DVD.

Be proud of yourself for working out, and know that I’m proud of you too!
Steph

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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.

 

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Partner Workout: Dancing Lunges with Jenny Milkowski

Women’s Weight Loss Coach and Fitness Expert Stephanie Mansour partners with TV personality Jenny Milkowski to show you another fun way to ramp up your lunges. Definitely put on some tunes for this one, you’re about to get jiggy with it!

So lunges are already pretty awesome for your cardiovascular system, but when you add a workout partner you can get even more out of this staple exercise. These Irish Jig style lunges will work your entire lower body like none other. Prepare yourself for an order of that good glute burn with a side of quads and ham!

Watch the video to get the low-down on proper form and hear some high-quality buddy banter.

Side note: Kicking your dance partner is neither encouraged nor endorsed by this Weight Loss Coach 😉

Dance it out!

XO,

Steph and Jenny

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

Steph & Jenny Talking

Partner Workout: Around the World Lunges with Jenny Milkowski

Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour and TV Personality Jenny Milkowski team up again to bring you an awesome partner workout! You don’t have to travel far to get a great workout in with these around the world lunges.

Get ready to sweat with your favorite workout buddy! You will feel the burn. You will lunge low. You will . . . hold hands.

Yes, these around the world lunges are about as awesome as a trip to Paris. Oiu oiu, it’s true! OK, each has it’s own perks. This one is great for the glutes and Paris is great for the gluten-lovers. But enough  about that–on to the workout!

Get your butt, legs, and core strong with this fun partner exercise. Watch the video for great fitness tips on proper form and technique. OK, and for laughs.

Cheers!

XO,

Steph & Jenny

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

Partner Workout: Tandem Lunges with Jenny Milkowski

Let’s talk lower body strength with tandem lunges! Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour and TV Personality Jenny Milkowski team up again to bring you an awesome partner workout. Lose the weight and have all the fun!

Nothing says toned butt like a lunge. But wait there’s more! Lunges work your entire lower body and help stabilize the core. They might be a little too good to be true. If you aren’t doing lunges, you need to be! Check out the video to learn how to do a fun partner workout with tandem lunges. Get in sync with your favorite workout buddy and step up your fitness game!

As a private weight loss coach, living well and having fun at the same time. If you’ve ever dreaded going to the gym, mix things up and try partner workouts instead.

Let me know how it goes!

XO,

Steph and Jenny

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

Weight Loss Workouts for Women: How to Do Lunges

Chicago fitness and weight loss coach Stephanie Mansour teams up with Jenny Milk to demonstrate one of her top weight loss workouts for women–how to do lunges.

When you’re doing lunges, proper form is important to avoid injury and to be most effective. Lunges are great for strength changing, and they work your quads, glutes, hips, calves, and even your ankles.

Learn how to do 3 lunges: forward lunge, side lunge, back lunge

For more weight loss workouts for women, check out the Step it Up with Steph Signature Slimdown DVD.

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