Who is Paul Chek?
Paul Chek is a internationally-renowned expert in the fields of corrective and high-performance exercise kinesiology. For over twenty-five years, Paul’s unique, holistic approach to treatment and education has changed the lives of countless people worldwide, many of his clients, his students and their clients. By treating the body as a whole system and finding the root cause of a problem, Paul has been successful where traditional approaches have consistently failed. Paul is the founder of the C.H.E.K (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Institute, based in California, USA and the P~P~S Success Mastery Coaching Program.
Speaker & Consultant
Paul is a sought after presenter and has consulted for organizations such as the Chicago Bulls, Australia’s Canberra Raiders, New Zealand’s Auckland Blues, the US Air Force Academy and other elite organizations. His information is not only cutting-edge, but also very applicable. Participants leave his classes with information they can use and achieve results with right away. Paul was the keynote speaker for the NZ Musculoskeletal Conference in 1998, presented at the 6th European PGA Teaching and Coaching Convention in 2003, the World Junior Golf Convention in 2006 and the NUCCA Convention in 2010. He has received numerous speaking awards such as Best Male Presenter by ECA World Fitness members in 2004, Most Controversial Speaker by Can-Fit-Pro in 2004, Speciality Presenter of the Year in 2007 at Can-Fit-Pro and was rated number one speaker by participants at the 1998 IHRSA conference. In 2005 Paul was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award by SWIS, The Society of Weight-Training Specialists.
Paul has produced over 60 DVDs and 17 advanced-level home study courses designed for the fitness and clinical professional. He is a strong believer in the essential role provided by practical training and has developed four Advanced Level Training programs to provide hands-on instruction for the exercise and health industries.
The CHEK Exercise Coach program introduces fitness and exercise professionals to an integrated approach to conditioning; the C.H.E.K Practitioner Program is a two- to four-year advanced level program teaching corrective exercise and high-performance conditioning; the Golf Performance Series focuses on functional conditioning for golfers; Optimal Health and Fitness Through Practical Nutrition and Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Program contains three levels and shows how to reach optimal health from the inside out. Thousands of people worldwide have been trained in one or more of these challenging and elite level certification programs.
Editors clamor for Paul’s cutting edge articles on corrective and sports performance exercise techniques. He has provided numerous original contributions to the orthopedic rehabilitation and strengthening and conditioning fields and is a regular contributor to many publications and websites, such as Personal Training on the Net, New Zealand Fitness, On Fitness and PFP. Paul is the author of six books. One of these, The Golf Biomechanic’s Manual has been adopted for use by professional golf schools and was featured on the Golf Channel.
Paul Chek has accrued three US patents for posture calibrating, hydrotherapy and equipment inventions and has also designed several pieces of functional exercise equipment.
Qualifications and Certifications
Paul is licensed as a Holistic Health Practitioner (California) and holds the following certifications: Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, Clinical Exercise Specialist (ACE).
Education and Training by the C.H.E.K Institute
Education is the cornerstone of the C.H.E.K Institute. From rehabilitation to corrective exercise to high performance conditioning; from stress management to healthy eating to lifestyle coaching; health and fitness professionals from around the world turn to the C.H.E.K Institute for training and education. We offer many different ways for your develop your professional skills and knowledge.
Correspondence courses – many have CECs and CEUs for international certification agencies
Books, DVDs, audio programs
Advanced Training Programs – see below
Webinars and teleseminars
What are Advanced Training Programs?
The C.H.E.K Institute’s Advanced Training Programs are designed for exercise, therapy, conditioning and health-care professionals who are ready to take their careers to the next level. These live programs are not for those who just need continuing education credits to renew their certification, but are designed to stimulate and stretch your mind, multiply your skill-set, provide you with advanced training techniques and set you on the path to becoming one of the top professionals in your field. Our Advanced Training Programs stress the importance of understanding the unique requirements and challenges of each individual, as a whole. This holistic, integrated approach to training and conditioning ensures optimal results, further enhancing your earning potential. Manys students of the C.H.E.K Institute have successfully increased their fees by 100-300% and still find themselves handling a full schedule of clients!
To learn more about the C.H.E.K Institute’s Advanced Training Programs, click on any of the programs below that interest you!
CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Program (Levels 1 to 3)
This three-level program teaches the techniques that have helped thousands of people increase vitality, decrease stress and sculpt the body of their dreams. Each level looks in increasing detail at the underlying causes of disease and stress, considering the body as a “system of systems.” Using a coaching model, you will learn how disease and stress are preventable through healthy eating habits, lifestyle management and appropriate types of exercise. You will understand why every meal, every bout of exercise and every late night has a hormonal consequence. You will be given tools, such as in-depth questionnaires, to assess your clients or yourselves and allow you to determine their or your readiness for change. Read more –>
CHEK Exercise Coach and C.H.E.K Practitioner Program (Levels 1 to 4)
These two programs are designed to create highly superior exercise professionals. The CHEK approach is not a “cookie-cutter” model; rather you’ll learn how to assess and effectively administer individualized exercise programs for all levels of clients, using tried-and-tested principles and methodology based on current research as well as the clinical experience of Paul Chek and the CHEK Faculty. Key components of these programs are the integration of many different modalities including traditional exercise prescription, mind-body fitness, soft-tissue therapies, alternative healthcare and orthopedic rehabilitation; learning how to build a strong referral network with other complementary professionals, to help your clients achieve their goals. Read more –>
CHEK Golf Performance Specialist Program
Expand your skills to include a whole new, lucrative niche! Become a CHEK Golf Performance Specialist and learn how to improve performance in golfers by addressing golf-specific conditioning needs using Paul Chek’s Whole In One approach. Golf is one of the fastest rising participation sports in the world. In the US, golf equals swimming for participation with 16% of Americans actively participating — that’s 43.5 million people! The fact is golfers will do anything to hit the ball longer and lower their handicap! Golfers regularly spend as much as $4,000 on a set of clubs, hoping for an extra few meters on their drive. The golf industry generates billions of dollars in sales every year! Read more –>
Praise from CHEK Students
“The C.H.E.K Institute represents what the future holds for the fields of exercise and rehabilitation. I have no doubt that [The C.H.E.K Institute’s] information and techniques will be the industry standard in the near future.”
Terrence Thomas – Florida, USA
“Paul [Chek] and the [CHEK] Faculty have literally changed my life, not just with my view on corrective exercise but how I view the world.”
Tom Smith, Neuromuscular Therapist – Hertfordshire, UK
“How can I sum up how the programs and staff at the C.H.E.K Institute have helped me? My rates have increased (doubled), my services are in great demand, and ultimately I’m able to significantly improve the quality of life of my clients. There is no doubt that the knowledge attainable through the C.H.E.K Institute will make any motivated practitioner a success in their career.”
Chris Weigel – Texas, USA
Advanced Training Holistic Lifestyle Coach Program Exercise Coach / C.H.E.K Practitioner Programs Golf Performance Specialist