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6 Exercises for a Healthy Heart (As Seen on the Today Show)

American Heart Health Month has arrived. Hopefully your February includes lots of fun Valentines Day plans and also lots of new habits for your beloved heart muscle! Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour appeared on the Today Show to demonstrate three ways to get heart smart.

To go along with this video, Steph wrote an entire article for the Today Show website that contains twice the number of exercises for you to check out!

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide—yikes. By incorporating these lifestyle habits into your existing workout routine, you can rest assured in the knowledge that you’re doing everything in your power to stay healthy!

You can learn those 6 exercises by clicking here.

A big part of keeping your heart in peak condition is maintaining a healthy weight. My weight loss programs for women are designed to include exercise, nutrition, and confidence building exercises. If you’re ready to lose the weight and make it last check out my Signature Weight Loss System.


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Fitness Coach Tips: How to Stretch Your Back

Chicago fitness coach & health coach Stephanie Mansour teams up with Jenny Milk to demonstrate how to stretch your back with a beach towel.

When you are working out to lose weight and get fit, it’s important to be safe and take good care of your body. Stretching not only feels good, but it’s also something you never want to skip.

This video includes 3 back stretches: overhead stretch, behind the back stretch, armpit stretch

For more fitness tips and weight loss workouts for women, check out the Step it Up With Steph Signature Slimdown DVD.

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Fitness Coach Tips: Stretches for Golfers

Chicago women’s fitness coach Stephanie Mansour demonstrates stretches you can do on the golf course before your first round.

If you haven’t played golf in a while and you would like to return to “the club”, no shame! I am here to talk about five stretches to do before you take your first swing of the season. These stretches will help you to be fully physically prepared to golf.

It doesn’t matter what age you are or how experienced of a golfer you are. In my work as a fitness coach, I’ve found that golfers of any level and age can do these stretches.

For these stretches, we’ll be working the hamstring, the waist, torso, the hip flexor, the legs, lower back and the wrist. 

You can do them on the front lawn at home, in the golf cart or even in the club’s clubhouse.

You are susceptible to less injury during your game if you stretch before golfing, and you will feel more energized and prepared to take your first swing on the field!

Stretching is practice before you start your game, and practice makes perfect, eh?

Watch the clip to check out my stretching action. I was at The Captain’s Club at Woodfield in Grand Blanc, Michigan for this video.

That’s right, just like for any sport, it’s important to stay limber. Especially if you haven’t golfed in 6-9 months, we’ve got to loosen up some tight muscles to improve your golf game!

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