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Screw The Scale (As Seen on The Doctors)

Have you been seeing the Screw the Scale movement going around on social media? Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour met up the cast of The Doctors to explain this new trend.

Does achieving the perfect body potentially mean gaining weight? Yes!

This movement is all about creating and building a body that makes you feel comfortable, confident, and happy regardless what that pesky scale says.

Your health is so much more than one number.

Performing strength training exercises with weights can give you that hourglass shape with the curves of your dreams. Especially when paired with a healthy diet to properly fuel and nourish your body.

For a meal plan to support your growing muscles check out my recipe book!

If you’re new to the idea of strength training and feeling a little intimidated by the weight room at the gym, it’s all good. I’ll show you how to strength train at home so you can get started on looking and feeling your best right now!

I recommend that you start by incorporating 30 minutes of strength training three times per week.

In the video above I demo two great moves to get you started.

  1. Curtsy Lunge + Leg Lift (total lower body builder)
  2. Overhead Press + Side Crunch (Arms & Abs)

Act Like a Lady & Build That Booty

Start from standing. Step your left leg behind you and to the right. Your thighs should be crossed and both knees should be bending like you’re taking a bow. Be sure to keep that front knee directly over the front ankle.

Return to standing and immediately extend the left leg out to the side. This guarantees you’re hitting every major part of the glutes for a firm, round booty!

Do 10 of these before switching to your right leg, and repeat the exercise three total times during your workout.

Press It Up & Crunch It Down

Grab some light weights (if you don’t have dumbbells, you can use household items such as laundry detergent or even a gallon of milk!). Plant your feet firmly hip width apart. Now bend those elbows and raise your arms so you’re holding the weights in line with your ears, arms at about 90 degrees. Keeping your abs in tight, press the weights up and above your head.

Lower them back down in line with your ears and lift your left knee up towards your left elbow. Then press your weights back up, lower down, and do a side crunch on your right side.

Try to do 10 presses with five crunches on each side before resting. Repeat the entire exercise three times total.

Don’t feel badly if you can’t do the total amount of suggested reps right away, if these moves are new to you it’s okay to go slow and steady! Build up that strength and balance.

Not only will you begin to feel more empowered and in control when you focus on building your muscles, but the more muscles you add, the more fat that muscle will burn for you. Making this a super effective route towards weight loss and why I incorporate strength training in my own private weight loss clients routines.

Here are some extra moves that can be easily added into your existing daily routine! Whether you’re watching TV, working in the kitchen, or taking a walk, I’ve got ways for you to Step It Up!

Check out my Step It Up With Steph DVD for even more home workout goodness!

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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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5 Ways To Stay Healthy Over the Holidays (As Seen on HLN)

Don’t spend another holiday season in the deprivation doldrums. Set yourself up for long-term success with these five inspired tips from Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Private Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour.

Gift yourself some peace of mind from the stress of holiday weight gain with these fit hacks.

Cut Yourself a Deal

Learn to use If/When conditions for yourself.

Example:  If  you choose to go to happy hour after work and skip your scheduled workout, then you will set your alarm for five minutes earlier the next morning. When that alarm goes off, get up, put on your workout shoes, and perform 50 squats or simply jog in place, anything to get your heart rate up before you jump in the shower!

Hydrate Between Drinks

My private weight loss clients swear by these boozy tips for this time of year! (They still apply for mocktails too)

Sipping on hot cocktails? Order an ice cold glass of water after each drink.

Indulging in a cold boozy beverage? Order warm water with lemon between every cocktail.

Simple, right?

Work Off the Treats Before You Eat

Finding time to work out during the holidays can get tricky, but even just doing a little bit of a workout is better than nothing.

Know you’re heading to a party with your favorite baked goods? If you know you’re going to have a couple treats, figure out roughly how many extra calories you want to have. Then do a little workout to prepare for the snacking.

Example: One minute of squats or kettlebell swings burns around 25 calories. If you do four rounds of squats at one minute each, boom, you have an extra 100 calories to play with!

Late Night Temptations

An important part of losing weight and keeping it off is learning to recognize when you may have an incoming binge situation. Use the following weight loss tips to save yourself from regret.

Feeling the urge to reach for another cookie from the tray in your kitchen or an extra piece of fudge from the fridge? Before you do….

Try putting on hand lotion or painting your fingernails! I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to eat a cookie that tastes like lotion and freshly-painted nails means no picking anything up until they dry! This gives you a chance to move passed the momentary craving without over-indulging. Plus, now you have beautiful nails and/or are moisturized!

Make Micronutrients Mandatory

I incorporate this tip into all my weight loss programs for women, even though it’s the last on the list– it’s crucial!

Every night, no matter if you’ve eaten healthy or unhealthy the entire day, make eating a bowl of fruits or veggies a part of your routine.

Micronutrients are the essential vitamins and minerals found in food. Vegetables and fruits are super rich in them, so treat yourself to a large serving in the evenings and your body will thank you!

Happy Holidays!
-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.

 

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

How To Lose Weight Over the Holidays

‘Tis the season to be eating! With the colder weather often comes an increase in comfort foods. Baking Christmas cookies and pies is a wonderful way to spread cheer and bond with your family, but what about the dreaded holiday weight gain?

Don’t work hard at your fitness goals only to toss them aside for the last few weeks of the year. Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour shares a few tips for how to beat the cycle of holiday weight gain!

Being on a diet during the holiday season is no fun. Instead of trying to be super strict with yourself, find ways to make your cravings fit your goals.

I don’t wish for my private weight loss clients to feel deprived during this joyous time of year, but at the same time I also want them to succeed! Here are a few helpful ideas for healthier twists on some of your favorite foods.

Eat What You Crave- Mindfully

Craving a salty snack? Kale chips are an easy-to-make, guilt-free alternative to regular chips! Also they are available prepackaged at most health food stores.

Have a fierce need of french fries? Make baked sweet potato fries instead! Conveniently, you can also now purchase these from the frozen section at your local grocery store!

Friday night pizza? Yeah! You can still have that! Cauliflower is huge right now and for good reason. It’s low-carb, chock full of nutrients, and delicious! Making your own cauliflower crust isn’t always an option, so if you’re short on time pick up a frozen CauliPower pizza!

CAULIPOWER products use real cauliflower and nothing synthetic, resulting in nutrient-rich, naturally gluten-free options lower in calories, sugar, sodium and fat. And special to Chicago, CAULIPOWER has a claw machine at the Shops at North Bridge. Players win mini pizza boxes with pizza coupons, cauliflower stress balls, and more free prizes through December 21st!

Here’s The Deal

Make deals with yourself. You can stay on top of your healthy habits with just a little bit of planning.

For example: If you know you’re going out with coworkers for happy hour, or have extra errands/events causing you to miss a workout; set your alarm clock for just 5 min earlier that morning. Get up, put on your workout shoes, go into your bathroom and jog in place for those 5 minutes.

Another great idea for keeping yourself mentally healthy is to bring a self help book along with you to work. Set a timer and read for 5 minutes of your lunch break.

These little habits will keep your head in the game, you got this!

Keep An Attitude of Gratitude

Shift your focus away from the holiday spread of goodies and instead reward yourself with good conversation. Be grateful to be around family, with friends, to simply be present.

Take time out to just be by yourself, sit on your yoga mat, and do a bit of meditation on everything you’re thankful for this year. Put on some headphones, check out a free meditation app like Insight Timer, and zen out!

Also, I include both yoga and meditation on my Step It Up with Steph DVD which is available for purchase here.

It makes sense that when you feel good you make better choices for yourself. Let this be the positive cycle that you repeat every year!

Happy Holidays!

-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.

 

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

 

7 Signs Your Weight Loss Program Is Working + An Ab Challenge!

Contrary to popular belief, the scale is not the best indicator of physical fitness. If you’ve been working hard on your fitness goals and the scale hasn’t budged– don’t be discouraged! Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour recently contributed to a fantastic article covering all the signs that your current program is working, check it out below!

I try to stress to all my private weight loss clients, the importance of taking measurements at the start of any program. This way you can make note of any changes, especially in your hips and waist! Sometimes you will lose inches despite your weight staying the same.

Additionally, be aware of how your clothes are fitting, and how your overall energy is.

Click here to read the rest of the 7 signs that you’re making progress!

Who doesn’t love a good ab workout?? Whether you’re into yoga, pilates, piyo, crossfit, or another form of training, a strong core is a solid foundation for any fitness practice.

Ab wheels can be found at most local gyms or purchased for at-home use. Doing ab roll-outs challenges your entire core, of course, but it also can hit your upper back muscles, your shoulders, and both your biceps and triceps!

Check out this article for different ways to use your ab wheel or build up strength before using it!

If possible, get a personal trainer to show you how to use the ab wheel, this is something I always do for my own weight loss clients so I can give them proper form cues!

If you’re someone who prefers to work out from the comfort of your own home as opposed to a potentially busy gym near you, I have my Step It Up With Steph DVD available for purchase! It includes hiit cardio workouts, a pilates ab routine, even yoga and meditation; the whole package!

BONUS! 6 Mental Tricks for combating holiday weight gain.

Holidays can be full of temptation; after work cocktails, everybody bringing trays of baked goods into the office, your mom’s homemade pies, etc. Learn a few of my tested mental tricks and stay on track while not feeling deprived!

From one word mantras, to rescheduling missed workouts, to fighting off sugar cravings– I’ve got you covered.

Just follow this link to learn those hacks!

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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

Avoid Holiday Weight Gain with Ease (As Seen on Fox Chicago)

Who doesn’t love the holidays? Gatherings with family, friends, and a plethora of delicious food is cause for celebration…but can also come with a side of stress! If you’re worried about gaining the average 5-10lbs over the holidays, set your mind at ease by watching this interview Fitness Expert and Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour gave on Fox Chicago.

My advice for beating the holiday blues, both mentally and physically, can be summed up in the following 3 steps.

Prioritize Yourself

As I like to remind my private weight loss clients, keeping stress to a minimum is extra important over the hectic holidays!

Grab your planner and literally pencil in your “me” time. Schedule your workouts so you won’t miss them or run out of time.

Plan out your shopping trips so you always have fresh, healthy food available.

Finally, be sure to also schedule yourself quality self-care time. This can be something as fancy as booking a massage or facial, or even as simple as a bubble bath or painting your toenails at home!

Get Checked Out by Professionals

This is a big one because a healthy weight starts with healthy joints. I recently visited the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and can’t recommend them enough if you’re local to this area! Their team of orthopedic physicians, therapists, and the rest of the health and wellness staff will provide you with a comprehensive exam to get you back to your optimal joint movement!

You can’t push yourself in the gym if you have a hurt shoulder or knee constantly flaring up. If you’re in physical pain or have an injury that’s holding you back from achieving your goals, schedule a doctor’s visit and have them address anything ailing you.

Even if you aren’t currently in pain, still go ahead and schedule your annual physical, health is wealth!

Make Those Mental Gains

Train your brain for success this holiday season! By rewiring the way you talk to yourself, you put yourself in a much better frame of mind where true and lasting weight loss can happen.

You should never speak to yourself, even in your head, in a way that you wouldn’t talk to your best friend. I’ll give some examples about what I mean by that.

  • Instead of feeling guilty and beating yourself up for eating a single cookie, try focusing on how good that cookie was and how happy you were to enjoy one.
  • Rather than getting down on yourself if you missed a workout, think of all the positive, healthy things you did accomplish that day (drinking plenty of water, meditating, eating a lot of vegetables)
  • Let go of the idea that you’re absolutely going to gain weight over the holidays and instead tell yourself how proud you are every time you make it to your scheduled workouts or turn down treats in favor of more healthy options.

 

I hope these tips help you feel more confident going into your holiday season. I am thankful to you for reading and wish a merry health to you all!

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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

 

Best Workout for Weight Loss & How To Burn More Calories In Yoga

During my work as a private weight loss coach for women, I am frequently consulted for my take on the latest fitness trends. I want everyone to have access to the best data that will help them accomplish their goals. From mental tricks to breakdowns of how to work out like the top celebs, check out my most recent articles below!

Have you been out of the gym for a while?

Struggling with working out on a consistent basis? Don’t beat yourself up over it, it happens to all of us! Check out this article from NBC where I highlight six mental “tricks” you can employ to get back in the exercise habit.

Click here for those 6 tricks!

Slide Into A New Move

I gave my input on these sliding hamstring curls that Blake Lively’s trainer uses to sculpt and strengthen client’s lower bodies.

Check it out here to learn how to execute the move safely and with correct form. (Bonus! It totally works your core at the same time!)

Or if that move seems a little too intense right now, try out this low-impact, at-home cardio circuit that Octavia Spencer is currently using to stay healthy.

Hiit up that cardio here.

Yoga? I’m down, dog!

Do you totally love all things yoga, but worry that it isn’t enough of a workout to help you reach your fitness goals? I’ve got good news! I wrote two articles for Today , the first outlines a few sneaky ways you can kick your flow up a notch and burn extra calories! The second gives five hacks for squeezing movement into your otherwise busy schedule.

Click here for Yoga. I recommend yoga to all my clients and even include a yoga workout on my Step It Up With Steph DVD.

Click here for easy ways to move every single day!

Fitness & Physical Intimacy

Being consistent in the gym can lead to reduced stress which, in turn, can lead to being more consistent in the bedroom. Natural Awakenings put together a whole piece on the effects of fitness on both male and female libidos.

Check out my contribution to that article here.

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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

 

 

How To Get Back Into A Fitness Routine (As Seen On CBS Chicago)

With kids going back to school, it’s the perfect time to revamp your fitness routine. Weight Loss Coach and Fitness Expert Stephanie Mansour stopped by CBS Chicago to provide some new and easy habits that help you shape up and stay in it to win it!

A large percentage of my private weight loss clients are busy career women. A common point I like to touch on is that staying well-nourished is equally as important as making the time to workout.

When you’re constantly on the go it can be hard to find time to slow down and cook yourself a healthy meal. That’s why my first habit recommendations to start with is–meal prepping!

Meal Prep To the Max

To smoothly integrate meal-prepping into your weekly habits–plan in advance. Plan a menu, list out all ingredients needed, then pick a day when you are less busy to go grocery shopping. Don’t forget the list!!

Cook your food, then take it a step further and portion the food out in individual containers. Do this so that when you’re rushing out the door in the morning it’s as simple as grab-n-go!

Click here to purchase a copy of my 7-Day Easy Meal Plan + Recipe Book!

Ditch Lofty Workout Goals

This may sounds counter intuitive, but hear me out! If you haven’t been in a routine, you may be tempted to go from zero to full throttle. Thinking you’ll be able to jump into a full time gym schedule may lead to feelings of overwhelm and burn out before the habit has even taken hold.

Pull back a little and start with committing to working out just five minutes a day. I recommend movements you can even do while watching TV, such as, foam rolling, squeezing a yoga block between your thighs, or using a yoga strap to get some stretching in.

Want to do something that makes your body feel good? When we feel flexible, loosened up, and relaxed, we’re more likely to want to keep those good feelings going by say, going for a walk or trying a workout! For a bit of body therapy, I recommend the Original Worm Foam Roller to all my private weight loss clients.

And if you don’t already own a yoga block or strap I love products by Gaiam!

Bite-Sized Ways to Eat Healthier

Healthy sources of fats like almonds and nut butters are great to keep with you during the day for snacking. They can also be a little too easy to overindulge in, so I advise pre-portioning them out in small to-go containers. You can even buy individual serving sizes of nut butters from brands like NuttZo. Deliciously convenient!

Another bite-sized way to achieve your goal of eating healthier is to add one specific food to each major meal of the day.

Breakfast – Add a healthy fat such as chia or flax seeds into your oatmeal, smoothies, or yogurt.
Lunch– Pack your favorite brand of protein bar to have as a snack after lunch (just make sure it has at least 10g of protein in it)!
Dinner– For dinner, simply add in an extra veggie!

Reward Yourself Like a Child

When a child does something well, you encourage them, right? Whether with hugs or a high-five, it’s a confidence boost that associates a set action with a positive outcome. Treat yourself the same way. Did you do your five minute workout today? Pat yourself on the back! Meal prepped so your nutrition was accounted for all day? Give yourself a big ol’ hug, you deserve it!

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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

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Cheers to Healthy Drinking This Summer (As Seen on CBS Chicago)

Health and Wellness Expert Stephanie Mansour dropped by CBS Chicago to discuss low cal, low sugar beverages. Learn how to enjoy a delicious summer full of fresh cocktails and weight loss!

As a private weight loss coach, I am always telling my clients that knowledge is power.

Many of my clients are ready and raring to go to lose weight, but they always fear that I’m going to tell them to give up alcohol completely. But that’s not the case! I want you to pay attention to how alcohol makes you feel. Waking up sluggish and hungover? Could be it’s from the sugar—not the alcohol. Start by learning how alcohol meshes with your body and go from there.

So think about great alternatives for home cocktails, like this Batiste Rhum. It’s low in sugar and tastes amazing! Be a conscious consumer and pay attention to what’s in your alcohol.

A Day in the Life
Let’s take a look at healthy and tasty alternatives to the classic beverages we like to enjoy while out to brunch with friends, celebrating on game day, or mingling with co-workers at a happy hour event.

Time for Brunch

My private weight loss clients are successful women, many are executives, but even they like to have fun! A couple mimosas or Bellini’s at brunch aren’t bad, right? Think again. There is a lot of added sugar in that peach puree and in the juice used to mix these morning cocktails. Ask for a glass of straight prosecco and a side of fresh fruit instead. You can garnish your drink yourself and enjoy fewer calories while still getting a happy buzz!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Light beer might have fewer calories, but you still get the uncomfortable bloat! Try a Gluten Free beer or a cider instead, like Angry Orchard. Just be sure to check the labels on cider, some have a higher sugar content than others.

Happy Hour for the Win

Skip the soda as a mixer! Ask for your favorite liquor of choice mixed with sparkling water, a squeeze of lemon and lime, and some herbs—like mint! By avoiding soda and mixers like triple sec, you save yourself calories and won’t wake up with a sugar hangover in the morning. Keep your drinks fresh, fresh, fresh and you can’t go wrong!

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

6 Amazing Weight Loss Articles & Celebrity Workouts (Featured on Today Show and Self)

As a private weight loss coach for women in Chicago and across the country, I contribute as a health and fitness expert for the Today Show and many other online publications. I love helping women everywhere to lose weight, to stick to their health program, and to find foods and workouts that they love! Check out my most recent articles below.

Today Show Online Publications

4 Signs You’re Losing Weight Even If the Scale Isn’t Budging

I loved writing this article because many diets for women just don’t work the way they’re supposed to. There are signs that you are losing weight even if the scale isn’t budging, and that’s why all of my private weight loss programs are holistic and help my clients to lose weight and make it last!

3 Tricks to Eat Healthier

This article talks about ways to eat slower and therefore healthier. When you slow down your pace of eating, you’ll be able to be more mindful about the food you’re eating. As a private weight loss coach for women, this is key to weight loss!

Self Magazine Online Publications

Jennifer Garner’s Plank Workout
As seen in Self online, I dissected the plank workout that a celebrity trainer designed for one of Hollywood’s best known celebrities! Add in this plank exercise to your next workout to work the whole core.

 Work Your Core, Glutes, and Arms with This One Move
I love giving my private weight loss clients quick workouts that they can do anytime, anywhere. Try out this one workout move featured in Self.

Self: Compound Exercises to Strengthen Your Entire Body
Looking for easy ways to lose weight? Or are you looking for an easy exercise to lose weight? My workout programs are for women and are designed to strengthen your entire body. Check out my take on these exercises for Self online.

Celebrity Kettle Bell Workout
Self online featured this kettle bell workout that was demonstrated on the Today Show. Check out my take on the benefits of this kettle bell workout and how you can use a kettle bell in your next workout!

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.

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

Celebrities’ Best Workouts for Weight Loss & Toning and Fitness Coach Tips to Get Fit On a Budget

As a weight loss coach for women, I frequently get interviewed by health websites and wellness journalists. I’m sharing with you some of the most recent articles I’ve been featured in to help you lose weight, try out new workouts, train like the celebs, and get fit on a budget!

Pink’s Equipment-Free Glute Workout

Looking for the best butt exercises? Check out my take on Pink’s glute workout on Self.com.

Get Fit at Work

Ready to sneak in a workout at work? Try out some exercises at your desk to get you in shape and feeling good about yourself. I shared some tips with Cooking Lite here.

Supermodel Lower Body Workout

Naomi Campbell’s lower body workout routine is one you can do too! Check out my tips for Self.com.

Should You Try Dietbet?

Have you heard about online diet bets? Diet bets have pros and cons. I shared my take on weight loss bets with Cooking Light here.

Victoria Secret’s Angel Strength Exercises

Ever wonder what the workout routine of a Victoria’s Secret supermodel looks like? Check out this fat-blasting workout and how you can modify it to suit your needs on Self.com.

Shakira’s Six Move Butt Workout

As a weight loss coach for women, I always advise my private weight loss clients to aim for the body shape that they want. Shakira is a great example of a curvy body that has a muscular look, and many of my wellness clients say that they want to keep their curves. Check out this six-move butt workout and my comments for Self.com on how you can do this workout just like Shakira.

The Step It Up Challenge

A few of my clients were featured in Reader’s Digest for losing weight thanks to our Step It Up with Steph online FREE 21 Day Challenge!

Target Your Core Muscles

Ready to step up your ab workout? There are so many great ab exercises, and I’m a huge advocate for many of them! Check out these challenging core exercises that work your abs and my advice on Self.com.

Expert Tips to Get Fit On a Budget

If you need to get fit on a budget, I’m sharing some cost-saving tips with Cooking Light. Looking for a new gym membership? Looking for the best personal trainer in Chicago and how to cut costs? Or are you looking for the best workout in your city? Then you’ll love this article.

Get Chelsea Handler Fit and Strong

Finally, Chelsea Handler’s workout that was featured on Instagram has a ton of modifications for all fitness levels. Check out what I had to say for Self.com.

 

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