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Partner Workout: Pilates Half Roll Down with Jenny Milkowski

Ready for a fun Pilates move that’ll whip you into shape? We thought so! Weight Loss Coach and Fitness Expert Stephanie Mansour teams up with TV Personality Jenny Milkowski to show you an exercise that serves double-duty by challenging both your core muscles and your shoulders.

All you need for this awesome workout is a buddy and a light pair of dumbbells. Okay, and a good attitude is optional, but highly recommended!

Start seated, hold hands and leeeeean back. Actually it’s more of a roll back, but you get the idea! Keep your heels on the ground, abs in tight, then press your weight above your head. Reverse the movement to come back and go again. Don’t forget to switch sides at some point.

Happy Lifting!

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.

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Steph & Jenny Lean Back

Partner Workout: Burpees with Jenny Milkowski

Fitness Expert Stephanie Mansour and TV Personality Jenny Milkowski take the dread out of doing burpees! Grab your favorite workout partner and get ready to get strong with this awesome partner burpee exercise.

If you dread burpees, you’re not alone! But with a good form and a fun fitness buddy, you can conquer your fears and strengthen your body. Burpees are an amazing strength training and cardio workout that will help you blast calories and lose weight.

Good form is key in any fitness routine, but burpees especially. Watch the video to get great tips and techniques for taking your burpee game to the next level. (Pay close attention to the high five portion as that is probably the most complicated maneuver to nail!) ;-P

Good luck and have fun!

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

partner burpee workout

Weight Loss Coach: Strength Training Circuit Workout

Get your step on with Chicago weight loss coach Stephanie Mansour and Jenny Milk on the lake!

strength training circuit workout

One of the mistakes I see my weight loss coaching clients make is sticking to cardio and skipping the strength training. Cardio helps you burn calories, but strength training helps you build muscle. Muscle burns more calories than fat, and strong muscles help you look more lean and toned.

When you’re out for a run, be sure to add some strength training to your routine. You don’t have to go to the gym; you can do it wherever you are with a strength training step up circuit workout.

This step circuit workout will have you marching up and down steps, doing push ups, and tricep dips!

To step it up even more with weight loss coach Steph, check out her weight loss programs for women and shop our store for a weight loss workout DVD, recipe book, and more.

Weight Loss Workouts for Women: 60 Seconds to Toned Calves

Check out these calf exercises for stronger calves and more defined calves, as demonstrated by weight loss coach for women, Stephanie Mansour and Fox Chicago’s Jenny Milkowski.

When I teach weight loss workouts for women, I always tell my private clients that it’s important to exercise all parts of the body, and the calves are no exception.

Calves are the muscles that are located in the back portion of our lower legs. We strengthen them through cardio exercise such as running, swimming and biking. They aid us in supplying power to do those activities efficiently.

The women I work with love to have toned calves. The stronger our calves are, the easier it will be to do cardio workouts, strength train,  feel confident, and look great in heels.

Watch the video to see these calf-boosting exercises. Here’s how to get defined calves:

First, do tippy toes exercises. Then, the next step to getting defined calves is to find steps and do tippy toes exercises on the stairs. Finally, here’s how to get really defined calves: squat while you are on your tippy toe.

These calf-defining exercises really work, and as Chicago’s best fitness coach for women, Steph helps you get lean and strong muscles because most women do not want to get bulky and big muscles!

Stephanie Mansour is a corporate wellness speaker and a health and fitness expert in Chicago. She’s also health and fitness on-air correspondent and coaches women in Chicago on how to lose weight fast and maintain weight loss.

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