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Having influence is not about elevating one's self, but about lifting others and mentoring them through inspiration.

Local Influential-Chicago introduces residents to local area influencers who are making a difference in the lives around them by following their passion and believing in themselves, despite obstacles that are presented along the way. Behind each and every establishment is someone inspirational who has a unique story to share.

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HANK EBELING of WHEATON/GENEVA | Fitness Entreprenuer & Community Enthusiast

Hank Ebeling, H4 Training, Local Influential-Chicago


Former Willowbrook HS Grad Loves Helping Others Through His West Suburban Fitness Studios

WEST SUBURBAN CHICAGO–When Hank was at Willowbrook High School, he was actively involved in football and track. He knew that in order to get better, stronger, faster, leaner, he would have to start working out on a regular basis. “Once I started, I never stopped,” Hank says. “You have to commit to ‘you’ to start any program.”

Hank is so passionate about wellness that he opened his own fitness studio, H4 Training in Wheaton, and most recently a second location in Geneva. “Besides being passionate, I honestly enjoy working out and when I look and feel good, I have the confidence to attack anything,” he says. “I love the overall health benefits, and it gives me the energy to push through long days as an entrepreneur.” He has always wanted to own his own business since high school. Hank thought that he could do better than what was out there in the fitness industry and knew by opening up his own gyms, he could help more individuals get into the best shape possible the right way.

Like any first time business owner the hardest part was learning on the job. There were many unknowns and certain lessons you do not learn until they happen to you. Making sure his business is always growing and getting better as a business and as a team is a daily stressor. It is something you must always stay on top of and not continue to have a growth mindset.

Although fitness seems ingrained, Hank admits that even the most determined people have struggles in their wellness journey. “There were times in which I felt bored and didn’t have that extra push I needed,” he shares. “When you come to that place you must re-access your goals, and give yourself a spark with a new work out, and get back after it!”

Hank personally loves a full body routine that is time efficient like the one they do at H4. You get more bang for your buck and get big time benefits with strength and keeping lean. He also enjoys local races, such as the Waterfall Glen 10K, the Wheaton Light the Torch 5K, and the Wheaton Color Run 5K. Hank works to encourage others by posting daily fitness motivational quotes, tips and client success stories on his H4 Facebook page. Hank also has recently published his first business book titled Crushing the Competition which focuses on taking a customer-centric focus to achieve your business goals.



"H4 Training was built with the goal of creating a gym community that would provide a remarkable member experience while delivering amazing results. H4 Training aims to be a place that values and cares more about its gym community than any other place. We strive to be the best, deliver the true fitness experience, and build a community for those committed to making changes in their health and fitness. We specialize in individualized personal training done in a small group setting. It doesn't matter your age, fitness level or gender, our program will fit your needs. We currently have two locations, our original in Wheaton and our newest location in Geneva". -Hank Ebeling


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"Make sure you have the two P's- passion and persistence. It will be those two things that help you become a success and help you through the tough times. Also, start small and grow as your business grows." -Hank Ebeling




H4 Training

26W293 Geneva Rd

Wheaton, IL 60187

(630) 244-0536


124 W State St Suite 110 Geneva, Illinois 60134


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