Hi, my name is Stephan Alheim and I help people reach their health & fitness goals by focusing on improved mobility, quality movement and body-weight strength, along with good nutrition habits! I believe in making people healthier all around and building them up, not breaking them down. Too many people start an exercise program and end up injured. I do my best to not let that happen. I know that each person is unique and has their own challenges to deal with. Sometimes these challenges could be mobility issues, old injuries or surgeries and other times it may just be motivation or not knowing what to do in the gym or how to do it correctly. No matter where you’re at, I can meet you at your level and progress from there.
The more mobility and range of motion you have in your joints the less chance of injury you have and the more power you can generate. This is immensely important and the reason why I focus on mobility in my own training. In every position you don’t have full range of motion the body has to compensate, these compensations over time can lead to injury. The more severe the mobility restriction the greater chance of injury. Then when it comes to power or explosiveness, if you can’t move your body in its full range you can’t generate the same amount of force as someone who can.
You need to train in the most optimal form as possible. There are ways to optimize every exercise and position out there. If you are using bad technique not only can that lead to injury but you are losing out on loading the pattern correctly and strengthening the correct muscles. I see it all the time, people and even trainers using terrible form in their movements with their body. You may not injure yourself on one repetition or even 10 but over time and hundreds of bad reps, you can have a problem. That and practice makes permanent, so now you have to unlearn all those hundreds of bad reps to relearn correct movement patterns.
Whatever your goals may be I’m here to help. I’m available for online personal and semi-private training, and I coach online classes.
One last thing to know about me is that I’m extremely passionate about my career and it shows when you work with me and in my certifications. I’m always learning and keeping up to date on the latest research in the industry. I’m also a bit goofy and try to make fitness as fun as possible while still getting a great workout in. Honestly, if I didn’t have to pay bills I’d do this job for free!
Let’s get started, I look forward to hearing from you!