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Goblet Squat for Beginners (as seen on self)

Even though you may not realize it, squats are used in your day to day life! You do them when you sit, stand, or even pick up objects from the floor! Celebrity trainer, Don Saladino of Drive495, recommends that those just beginning their fitness journey utilize goblet squats in order to improve their squatting form.

A goblet squat consists of going a squat position while holding either a kettlebell or a dumbbell at your chest level. Adding the extra weight to your squats can actually help you as a beginner because it makes the squat movement easier as well as to help improve your range of mobility. James Brewer, a NYC Spin and TYX instructor, says that goblet squats also help to work on your grip strength! 

Goblet squats are great for most people who want to workout on the go – no matter the skill level! They are perfect for people who are new to the gym as well as those who are frequent gymgoers. However, if you have injuries that can be aggravated by a squatting movement, it is best that you check with a doctor or physician before proceeding with a goblet squat. 

If you’re interested in learning exactly how to do a goblet squat, check out this article from SELF Magazine! 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 confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a Certified Personal Trainer for Women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, and Pilates Instructor 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: Health & Fitness Training in Chicago and Health & Fitness Coaching in Chicago. In addition, I’m a fitness consultant in Chicago. I also do Nutrition Training in Chicago. If you’re looking for a Health Trainer in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place! In addition, I am a Nutrition Coach in 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 Work Out Like a Football Player and a Free Circuit Training Workout (As Seen on ABC Chicago)

Use that high energy from watching the recent Super Bowl to challenge yourself to this fresh, football-inspired workout! Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour took these reporters through the circuit on ABC Chicago’s Windy City Live. Watch the video then read below before trying it out for yourself!

 

Getting in the mood to work out isn’t always easy, we all know the motivation struggle. Whether you’ve been crushing those New Year’s Resolutions or haven’t even worked out once this year yet, here is some inspiration to get up and moving: a strength and cardio circuit of new fat-burning moves!

This circuit can be done anywhere, even your own home, and you don’t need any equipment. I always advise my private weight loss clients to do a workout like this before any big event so they can enjoy some party foods—guilt-free! I guarantee you’ll feel proud, accomplished, and healthier after pumping this circuit out!

Put on your workout shoes and let’s get started.

Move #1: Cardio Warm Up

First, let’s get in the zone. You’ll need a space large enough that you can move forwards and backwards about 10 feet. From your starting point, do butt kicks all the way until your ending point. Then immediately backpedal all the way back to start!

Repeat at least once more.

Move #2: Side to Side Jumps

Now that you’re nice and warm, let’s jump around! Pick a line in your carpet and jump over and back in a side-to-side motion. Plyos are great for building strength, getting your heart rate up, and working your balance.

See how many hops you can get done in 10 seconds!

Move#3: Big Game Shuffles

Now let’s Step It Up into some serious strength training cardio. Squat down and shuffle sideways from one side of the room to the other. When you get there touch your outside hand down to the ground. Now shuffle all the way back to the starting side and touch that side. This is going to light a fire in your quads and glutes!

Aim for 3 there and back again shuffles.

If you need more and have time, repeat the entire circuit.

For more at home workouts like this, check out my Step It Up with Steph DVD. My signature slim-down workouts will guide you through warming up, cardio, and strength training. Then cool down and bliss out with the yoga and meditation also included!

If weight loss is your goal this year, exercise will totally help you get there in a healthy way. You also need to prioritize how you fuel your body. I offer nutrition coaching and fitness training in Chicago, but also have many resources available online.

For guidance in the kitchen take a look at my 7-Day Easy Meal Plan and Recipe Book. Delicious, wholesome meals that won’t take hours to prepare, and I even included a shopping list to save you even more time!

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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 Fix Common Strength Training Mistakes + A Tough Core Challenge

When it comes to improving your health and longevity, strength training is rising in popularity for a multitude of reasons. Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour recommends easing your way into a routine that includes some weight training. Check out her article covering common workout mistakes and how to fix them recently featured on NBC News Better.

Strength training is an important part of all my weight loss programs for women because it comes with so many great benefits. I also stress the importance of taking it easy and giving your body time to learn an exercise safely and with proper form.

Read 3 Common Training Mistakes here.

For more strength training check out my Step It Up with Steph DVD. It’s got everything:  warm-ups, cardio, strength training, pilates abs, yoga, and even meditation!

Feeling up for a challenge? This one-legged, kneeling rotation move is great for improving hip mobility, core strength, and it will test your balance like no other! Give it a try at the end of your regular workout and see how it feels.

Try that insane core move here.

Have you tried adding a resistance band to your strength training exercises? Adding a band will seriously step up your gains, while also helping you perfect your form! If you struggle with your balance while lunging, take a look at this Self article I contributed to. It’ll show you how to take your reverse lunge to the next level starting at the foundation.

Perfect your lunge form by clicking here.

One too many cocktails last night? Most of us have been there. If you’ve over-indulged, what’s the best way to get back on track with your workout routine? I’ve put together what to do, what not to do, and why in the following article.

Learn 4 Gentle Exercises for Hangover Recovery here.

Ever wonder what a personal trainers fitness routine looks like? Here’s an insider look at seven different professional fit folk’s schedules—mine included!

Click here to learn how personal trainers stay in shape!

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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

Super Bowl Workout & High Intensity Interval Training Workout As Seen on HLN

All set to watch the Super Bowl, snack down, and cheer it up with your friends? How about getting in a quick, fat-burning workout first? Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour appeared on Headline News to demo a high intensity circuit workout that will have you feeling like an NFL pro on game day!

When it comes to getting the most workout bang for your buck, so to speak, you can’t beat high-intensity interval training. I always advise my successful private weight loss clients to sneak in a quick workout before a big party or event.

Here are four NFL themed moves to get you in the fat burning zone and breaking a sweat before the big game!

First we’re going to begin by channeling your inner football player with a fun cardio warm-up I like to call:

The NFL Shuffle

Stand with your feet a little wider than hip distance apart. Arms up in front of you, palms facing out. Shuffle in place for about 10 seconds to get that heart rate up!

Keep those abs pulled in tight, those feet moving lightly, and your arms up.

The Punt & Touch

Now that your body is warm, let’s do a little dynamic stretching before our main exercises.

From standing, swing your right leg forwardas if you’re kicking a footballand touch your foot with your left hand. Do this at least five times on the right side before switching to the left leg.

The Tackle Squat

Moving on to strength training, we’ve got everybody’s favorite lower-body builder: squats! Squats are such an essential movement for everyone, that’s why I include them in all my weight loss programs for women.

Blast your quads and booty by sitting back and pressing through your heels to stand back up. Make sure your knee doesn’t go over your toes, but rather stays in line above them.

The Tackle Stand Up

Drop down and give me five! Push-ups that is. If you need to modify you can always do these on your knees, you’ll still get that arm, chest, and core work in. Some form cues: keep those abs pulled in tight and don’t let your hips sag.

Are you ready for how to chain them together for a full-body circuit workout?

Let’s Hiit It!

Warm-up with the NFL shuffle for 10 seconds, followed by five per side Punt & Touches.

5 sec NFL Shuffle
5 Tackle Squats
5 sec NFL Shuffle
5 Tackle Stand Ups
and Repeat!

You can either set a timer for 15 minutes and do as many rounds as possible (AMRAP) or I also recommend shooting for 10 full rounds. That works out to be 50 total squats and 50 push-ups!

Enjoy working out like a pro!
-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

Best Weight Loss Coach for Women Gives Healthy Hacks for the Office (As Seen on ABC Chicago)

Stuck at a desk for a large portion of your days? Studies have linked being sedentary with obesity, so we’ve got some tips for how you can stay fit in 2019 without leaving your office chair. Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour stopped by ABC Chicago to supply you with ways to stay healthy even while on the clock!

If you’re feeling like work is setting you back on your weight loss journey, it doesn’t have to! I’ve got some super simple health hacks you can easily add to enhance your days in the office without taking time away from your work. These workout moves can be done at your desk, plus I’ve got tips for smarter snacking to beat that midday crash and how to improve the health of your work space!

Hack #1: Greet the day

As soon as you sit down at your desk in the morning be sure to start your day off with a nice, big stretch. Reach your arms up overhead, opening up the chest while taking a deep breath in. Lower your arms as you exhale. Repeat as many times as feels good while you’re waiting on that computer to boot up!

Hack #2: Go Green

Research shows that adding a little nature to your work environment can help you feel happier and more energized. Test this out for yourself by bringing in a little plant or some flowers for your area!

Hack #3: Two Ways to Fight Midday Slump

You’re chugging away at work, getting tasks done left and right, and Bam! That pesky midday slump hits you. Try reaching for a protein-packed snack to help you bounce back. I recommend keeping protein bars, prepackaged almonds, and some nut butter at hand!

Additionally, I always tell my own private weight loss clients to do shoulder rolls in the afternoon. Shrug your shoulders in a circle to relieve neck tension and wake you back up a little.

Hack #4: Bring Some Sunshine Inside

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is quite common. If you’re suffering from it, or even just missing the sun, there’s a product that may help you. Light therapy may ease symptoms, consider investing in a natural sun lamp for your desk. These lamps mimic the sun to bring you a health, energizing glow!

Hack #5: Relieve Tension

Final cue: do some neck stretches as you’re writing out your To-Do list for the next day. This will relieve some of the tension in your upper back and neck before you head home for the day or maybe to the gym! Just a little movement like that should inspire you to get in a workout or even do some yoga at home.

I offer a fitness DVD as part of my weight loss programs for women, if you’re interested you can check it out here: Step It Up with Steph DVD.

I hope these hacks improve your workdays and remind you to always stay active however you can!

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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

5 Common Workout Mistakes and How To Fix Them (As Seen on ABC 7 Chicago)

We’re well into January, gyms are crowded, and everyone is pursuing their New Year’s Resolutions full steam ahead! Now how do you keep the ball rolling and avoid burning yourself out? Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour joined ABC 7 News to go over five common workout mistakes and how to avoid them.

The last thing you want when you’re going hard and feeling dedicated towards your weight loss goals: an injury. I’ve compiled for you five of the most common mistakes in regards to working out, and how to proceed safely on your fitness journey.

Mistake #1: Too Much Too Soon

Coming out of the holidays, after all those delicious, high-calorie feasts, it can be tempting to over-commit yourself. You may be thinking it’s time to get super serious and you resolve to hit the gym FIVE days a week.

As I like to remind my own private weight loss clients at resolution time—consider pulling back a bit. Ease your body back into a workout routine slowly. Start with just making it to the gym two days a week, and once you’ve succeeded at that commitment for at least two weeks, step it up. Now make it to the gym three times per week for two weeks, then increase to four, etc.

Mistake #2: No Rest Days

Don’t get caught up in the No Days Off hype. As a weight loss coach I can assure you that your body needs rest to repair and build those muscles. This doesn’t necessarily mean you spend the day lounging on the couch. Instead opt for a yoga class, spend some time with a foam roller or a foot massager, stay hydrated, and rest easy knowing you’re still actively moving forward with those weight loss goals!

Yoga has so many benefits which is why it’s even included on my Step It Up with Steph DVD.

Mistake #3: Inflexibility- In Your Body

Make time to stretch! This is very important especially if you weight train or do a lot of running for cardio. If you skip the stretching your body will be super tight and you may even experience pain from it. If you have them, you can use a yoga strap or a block to help you stretch, but if you don’t—no worries! You can do some dynamic stretches (think arm circles or leg swings) to warm up for a workout, but save static stretching (any stretch you hold for 10-30 seconds) for the end of your workouts to avoid injury.

Mistake #4: Inflexibility – In Your Schedule

What happens if you planned for a super intense cardio class and when the day arrives you’re feeling a little under the weather? Don’t feel like you’re a slave to your routine, swap out the high-speed spin session and opt for a gentle yoga class instead. Or take one of those rest days!

Mistake #5: If It Worked For Them, It’ll Work for ME

Everybody and every body is different, looking at someone else’s fitness journey and trying to copy it exactly may not work for you and that’s OK! Be sure to pick and choose things that speak to you. Do the kind of exercising that you enjoy, eat nutritious foods that you love, and you’ll find it a cinch to lead a healthy, fit life!

Wishing you nothing but success in 2019!
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

Weight Loss Coach for Women on Today Show XM with Hoda Kotb

Earlier this week Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour was interviewed on The Hoda Show. The subject? Hot tips for making your weight loss and fitness resolution dreams come true!

Don’t have a SiriusXM subscription? No worries! Click this link to hear my fun interview with Hoda Kotb for free!

#1- Cut Your Goal In Half

You heard me! Whatever your goal is, just cut it right in half now. Is your goal to work out four days a week? Start with two. Or maybe to eat seven servings of fruit and veggies everyday? Start with getting in three to four servings first. Want to lose ten pounds? Start by losing five.

Many of my private weight loss clients are incredibly successful women, so this is a tactic I love to use for building confidence in high achievers. If you prove to yourself you can reach half your goal you’ll gain such a confidence boost and be extra devoted to accomplishing the next half!

#2- Track Your Every Move

Set yourself up for success. Use planners, calendars, color-coding, etc. Anything that you know will work for you. Come up with an exact protocol for what needs to happen in order to reach your goal, and when it needs to happen and even the how it needs to happen. Then keep track and check off the steps as you complete them.

Ex: One of your steps for healthier eating could be as simple as investing in quality meal containers so that meal prep is easier for you to sort out!

Ex: If you need to get more sleep, set a bedtime and stick to it! Set an alarm to have a cup of tea beforehand, so you’ll be relaxed and ready to snooze.

#3- Be More Flexible

Even though you have a perfect plan to follow, be flexible towards anything that happens that stops you from following your instructions to a T. Shake off the rigidity, abandon your all-or-nothing mentality. This is your journey and things may come up.

For instance your work schedule gets changed and you can’t get to the gym in the morning anymore. Instead of feeling like all is lost, try working out at home. Meeting ran long and you missed your spin class? Hit up that relaxing evening yoga class instead (and then you might literally be more flexible!).

For home workouts and yoga check out my Step It Up with Steph DVD.

#4- Celebrate Small Victories

Remember that you’re on your own side and then act like it! Did you work out today? Do a little dance! Ate an extra serving of leafy greens, high five! Celebrate every little success and you’ll find living a healthy lifestyle so much easier because of all the positive reinforcement. Every time you are able to perform more cardio or lift more weight you should be excited, so go ahead and congratulate yourself!

Happy Goal-getting!
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

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Healthy Resolutions Stick (As Seen on the Today Show)

Setting New Year’s Resolutions is the easy part. Now it’s time to stick with them and reap those healthy rewards! Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour appeared on the Today Show to share five simple ways you can help yourself succeed in your healthy resolution goals.

I’m all about keeping fitness fun and sustainable, so here are five fresh tips to help you stay consistent on your path to weight loss!

Make Sunday Boiling Hot!

If doing a full meal prep on Sunday is too much, start by committing to prepping just one thing on the weekend. I recommend boiling some eggs. Throw a dozen eggs in a large pot of boiling water on the stove, and voila! Quick, protein-rich snacks that are ready to grab and go all week long.

For more help with meal planning or nutrition advice check out my Recipe Book!

Turn a Working Buddy Into a Walking Buddy

One of my own private weight loss clients actually schedules walking meetings with her colleagues—so great!

If you have a coworker you’re close with or someone you know has similar fitness goals, why not ask them to walk around the building with you on lunch breaks? If it’s a nice day you can walk outside and get fresh air or depending on where you work you can walk up and down your office stairs to really get that heart rate up.

That bit of movement might even motivate you to hit up the gym after work!

Hunger Can Be Helpful

It’s not the end of the world to feel a little hungry, often when we feel those hunger pangs first hit we are tempted to act on them immediately. Take some time out and drink a full glass of water. This will make you slow down while also filling you up, and hydration really is so important! I’m not saying don’t feed yourself when it’s appropriate to, but if you are on a weight loss journey and in a caloric deficit the truth is sometimes you will feel hungry.

And that’s OK!

“Cream” Dessert?

Mmm, right? Not so fast! This is one of my hacks to help you stay strong when those late night cravings for all the sweets hit you! Keep a bottle of lotion in your snack cupboard and before you reach for the junk food make sure you put that lotion on your hands first. Who wants to eat snacks that smell and taste like lotion, right? Not me, no thanks!

Power Up Your Coffee

Last, but not least, here’s a way to improve upon your life-giving morning cup of coffee. This is especially helpful if you’re not a breakfast person or don’t like to eat right away in the mornings. Try adding a scoop of chocolate protein to your first cup. It’s super delicious and will provide you with energy to get through your entire day!

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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 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

 

How To Get Fit + Free One Month Treadmill Program

Ready for a New Year of goal smashing? Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour has compiled all the info you need to succeed. Make 2019 your fittest year yet!

Have you set any New Year’s resolutions yet? If you’re feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start, I have some resolution suggestions you can choose from. Often we set really big, lofty goals and struggle to stick with them for the whole year. By breaking these goals down into smaller, more manageable steps you’re more likely to stay consistent and see results!

Click here for 3 Low-Key Fitness Resolutions.

Are you wanting to start at a gym to achieve your New Year’s goals, but worry about how to fit the expense into your budget? A gym membership is a great investment towards your help, so I’ve put together some hacks that will help you save the most money possible.

How To Save On a Gym Membership —> here.

Now that you’ve got a brand new gym membership, you may feel too intimidated to actually go work out there. If you’re new to the gym and feeling nervous—I’ve got your back! Remember that everyone is at the gym for more or less the same reason, so try to relax and enjoy moving your body!

Click Here for How To Feel More Confident in the Gym

Short on time? Maximize your fitness with these five one-minute tips! Work your abs before you even get out of bed in the morning, change up your reps during strength training, and foam roll at the end of every workout are just a few of my quick tips to transform your fitness routine.

Read all 5 of my 1-minute fit tips: here

Speaking of transforming your fitness routine, need a fresh cardio workout for the New Year? Walking is always a great start to exercise, and here is how to Step It Up with interval training! I wrote this article for NBC News Better, outlining how to do three different types of treadmill workouts. There’s even a downloadable calendar included that you can print out for your fridge or planner!

Get the free 31 Day Treadmill Plan here.

If you’re more of a  work-out-from-home type, maybe treat yourself to a new workout DVD and commit to doing it a few times per week? Make sure you schedule your workouts on your calendar in advance that way you won’t be tempted to skip it!

Follow this link to purchase my Step It Up with Steph Signature SlimDown Workout DVD.

Ready for a hot new workout move?? It’s a strength builder, but it’s also a balance challenger, oh and also it’s cardio! This move will hit every single major muscle in your legs, while activating your core and making you sweat! Grab a moderate weight to hold to complete this single-leg deadlift into a forward lunge.

Watch the move and read the breakdown here.

Are you in for another amazing year of prioritizing health and happiness?

Me too!

If you haven’t already, now is also the perfect time to look at my 30 Days To Love Your Body & Your Life Workbook which one of my private weight loss clients used to lose 83 lbs in only 12 weeks!

The list of the top fitness trends for 2019 has dropped! Read the article below to hear my thoughts on which ones to incorporate into your existing workout routines, and which ones to be cautious of.

Check out the top 2019 Fitness Trends here.

Worried about sticking to your new resolutions? I’ve got something for that too! I recently contributed to this very helpful article about exercising your mental strength to keep those physical gains coming.

Learn all 13 of those Mental Strategies by clicking 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