Hi, my name is Stephan Alheim and I make my clients better for whatever life throws at them! READ FULL BIO
Choosing the right personal trainer is the key to your success.
The ACE NCCA-accredited certification meets the highest industry standard for health and fitness professionals. ACE professionals go above and beyond to support their health and fitness careers, through education, scientifically-rooted information, training, partnerships and advocacy.
Similar to the NASM CES (corrective exercise specialist) certification, the ACE orthopedic exercise specialist cert was designed to help treat clients that have multiple muscular imbalances or musculoskeletal problems. The point of the certification is to help personal trainers prevents client injuries and restore musculoskeletal balance between the muscles.
This certification is where my mobility expertise comes from. I learned the best ways on how to safely increase mobility in the body, from proper positioning, scaling, using the breath, contract-relax techniques and more.
The principles of movement are implemented from the results we derive from the Functional Movement Screen, allowing professionals to make programming decisions with precision and purpose . Screen results provide valuable feedback throughout the training process to ensure we are meeting short and long-term movement goals for lifelong health and vitality.
Learning to breathe better is something everyone should be working on. It has so many benefits: improved oxygen delivery to your tissues, better focus and metal performance, reduce anxiety/stress, sleep better, improve fitness/delay lactic and fatigue, strengthen respiratory muscles/core, and more!
In today’s world, people try to segment movement… segment nutrition… segment alignment training. By not connecting each part, it gets to be overwhelming to a person’s mind and body.
I teach these principles is the way that the body naturally gravitates towards. Learn how to build yourself from the ground up with a solid foundation. From aligning the body in the correct manner to slowly progressing skills to higher and higher levels.
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WHAT CLIENT'S SAY (check out google reviews as well)
Working with Stephan and his TA4 System has been a life changer. That may sound like an overstatement but it is not. I was feeling really discouraged by how stiff and old I was feeling at at age 53. As a former D1 college athlete, feeling the physical decline of my body was depressing. Since being on Stephans program I am no longer stiff when I wake up. I feel stronger and my balance and overall feelings of well-being has been a complete 180. Stephen is so knowledgeable and I appreciate that he focusses on things like “wrist and ankle health.”
His program has made a dramatic change in my life and I seriously wish all people could benefit from his coaching. As a busy executive, it is easy to disregard your physical health but with Stephan’s program you can both work hard professionally and work and on your overall physical well-being. Don’t wait if you have considered working with Stephen, he is top notch!
For almost three years now, my husband and I have been working with Stephan and his TA4 System. I would like to take this time to sincerely thank him for his tremendous ability to help my overall health and wellbeing. Stephan came highly recommended, and I am just as satisfied with him and his work now as I was when my husband and I started. He is committed, prompt, highly motivated, sincere, and extremely knowledgeable. I am a mother of four young children, and he has helped me to stay physically fit to keep up with our daily life schedule and my children’s needs. I will be running the 2023 Chicago Marathon this weekend and he has offered immense help when it comes to stretching and prioritizing sessions that are geared towards what my body needs to build up endurance/strength to perform at my highest potential. My self-confidence has grown immensely while working with Stephan and my knowledgebase of learning about my body has changed my perspective regarding physical exercise/nutrition. I would highly recommend Stephan and his TA4 System to ALL! You will not be disappointed.
Trainer Alheim will exceed your expectations with his detailed and comprehensive full body workouts.
I have worked with him for over a year and through his training, he has provided me with proven results in: reduced fat, more muscle tone, increased energy, and an overall satisfaction in his consultation and expertise.
If you are looking to take your fitness routine to the next level, I highly recommend contacting Trainer Alheim.
What a luxury to say you have a personal trainer. I am at the three month, once a week, one hour session period. Trainer Stephan has progressively increased my weights and times to a point of pride in my capabilities. I truly recommend working with him. No way I could be doing this on my own. His knowledge is impressive on nutrition and breathing. The transformation toward greater elasticity, balance and muscle tone has begun. It has been the best investment for my health and longevity.
I am glad to have Trainer Stephan in my corner.
I am 15 years old and I have been training with Stephan for 9 months. Even though I complain about the workouts being too tough, I can see the progress and how my body has been changing. He is really good at motivating me to challenge myself at every session.
We are really glad to have found Stephan after trying many other exercise classes. Personal training is totally worth it, I highly recommend him.
I’ve been gaining strength and endurance from trainer Alheim’s program. The way he mixes up my workouts keeps it fresh and not knowing what to expect so that it keeps me interested and I don’t get bored. I’m committed to improving my health and so is Trainer Alheim! I feel great and really look forward to my training sessions with Coach Stephan. His TA4 fitness program has really helped me improve my strength and mobility.
I have known and worked with Steve for a little over a year and I am happy to say that his true passion and ability to be a personal trainer is evident and I, as a client have benefited greatly. As a friend and trainer, one thing I was surprised by is Steve’s ability to keep up with my short attention span. When I got bored with a certain routine he was quick to change it up to make sure I stayed engaged and focused on my fitness goal.
Steve and I trained together at Monkey Bar Gym Chicago before he became a certified trainer there. Since then I have been training with Steve for about 8 years and I have seen my body go through a transformation, not only visually but also in strength and mobility. Steve has trained me on how to keep my body engaged during an exercise, on body resistance, and breathing techniques. Being well educated in how all of these techniques work together make a big difference and Steve is great at helping you do this.
I hired Steve to help train me in the gym. He was very patient with me, did all of the exercises along with me and explained what each exercise did for my body. Additionally, he helped me with making nutritional recommendations that has really worked for me. Steve is always available for his clients through email, text or phone which is very nice and not usual for a trainer. I am very happy with Steve’s training service and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a knowledgeable trainer. He goes above and beyond!
The best core exercise is the deadbug – done properly!
How much time do you need to exercise each week to see results?
Are you making this plank mistake?
An awesome 4-minute core workout! #corestrength
Can you pass the old man balance test?
You need this shoulder stretch!Sit a lot? Got crappy shoulders? Try out this scorpion stretch!
This stretch is one of my favorites. It will open up your chest, shoulders, and biceps. Most people need this stretch so give it a shot!
Need more help? The TA4 Fitness Longevity System app has you covered! Bodyweight strength ✅, mobility/stability training ✅, heart health cardio ✅, breathwork ✅, and good nutrition habits ✅!
TA4 Fitness - Your lifeline for lifetime fitness!
If you’re a guy 40+ looking to make huge changes to your health, I’m now taking applications for my longevity program for men, October launch! If you want to live longer and better, build muscle, burn, fat, look, feel, and move better this program is for you! The program is customized to you (via an assessment test) and your goals, and you’ll work in 4 areas: strength, mobility, zone 2 cardio and nutrition. You’ll want to commit 3-6 hours a week for life-changing results (up to 8 if you want), but it will be extremely efficient and effective for the time spent. The program can be done at home or a gym and is delivered via my app (also available via a web link so you can use it on a larger device or smart TV) and you can be anywhere in the world and join the program! There is a link below, in my bio or send me a message!
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