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Stephanie Mansour

Stephanie Mansour is a contributing health and fitness writer for TODAY. She is a certified personal trainer, yoga and Pilates instructor and weight-loss coach for women. She hosts “Step It Up with Steph” on PBS. Join her complimentary health and weight-loss challenge and follow her for daily inspiration on Instagram and in her new app.

Stephanie Mansour is a contributing health and fitness writer for TODAY. She is a certified personal trainer, yoga and Pilates instructor and weight-loss coach for women. She hosts “Step It Up with Steph” on PBS. Join her complimentary health and weight-loss challenge and follow her for daily inspiration on Instagram and in her new app.

Latest from Stephanie Mansour

Mountain climbers are a full-body workout. Here's the right way to do them

How to do a mountain climbers exercise. The full body, low-impact workout is high intensity and works the abs, hamstrings and glutes and improves posture.

Reverse crunches give you a lower-ab workout without the neck pain

The reverse crunch is an easy core exercise that targets those hard to hit lower abs — without straining your neck and back.

What is calisthenics? 18 beginner-friendly exercises to try at home

What is a calisthenics workout? Learn calisthenics benefits and try 18 beginner calisthenics exercises to get a calisthenics body, build strength and flexibility.

Shop TODAY Travel Gear Award-winning walking shoes — plus, expert tips for finding the right pair

Here are the best walking shoes for any walk. Try award-winning walking shoes for women from brands like New Balance, Brooks, Reebok and more.

Tone your core with these simple Pilates exercises for beginners

These easy Pilates exercises for beginners are a great ab workout to build core strength, tone your abs, flatten your stomach and relieve back pain.

How can I tone my midsection by summer?

Six-pack abs are an unrealistic goal for most people. But reducing bloat, losing belly fat and toning the core is achievable with certain diet and exercise habits.

If all I do is walk for exercise, is that a good enough workout?

Yes, walking is good exercise. A new study shows that walking just 4,000 steps a day can significantly lower your risk of dying. And every step counts.

18 flexibility exercises to stretch your muscles and reduce pain

Flexibility exercises like cat cow, low lunge and downward dog improve flexibility, reduce back pain and increase mobility. Try these 15 stretches to get more flexible.

Sore muscles? 15 foam roller exercises that will help you recover faster

Foam roller benefits include relieving sore muscles and promoting recovery. Foam roller exercises for back, legs, feet and glutes.

What is brisk walking? The best speed to burn more calories and boost heart health

Brisk walking is a good cardio exercise that tones the upper body. Learn the best brisk walking speed to burn calories, lose weight and improve heart health.

How to lose weight fast: What to know before trying a rapid weight loss plan

Wondering how to lose weight fast? It's a common impulse — but rapid weight loss is not typically a sustainable way to maintain good health and fitness.