CHEK Academy

CHEK Academy Year 1 Schedule

The CHEK Academy provides students with a perfectly balanced learning structure.

Each element of the Academy is timed throughout your academic year to help you wring every drop of knowledge from our courses, books, videos and workshops.

We’ve also scheduled them to allow you to continue your busy schedule, while still excelling at and implementing everything you’ve learned.

Ready to see what you’ll learn in Year 1 of the Academy? Scroll down to get started!

October 2020

Year 1 – Academic Plan – CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Level 1 and CHEK Integrated Movement Science Level 1

Base Study Period – First 6 Months

The first phase of Year 1 in the CHEK Academy is about building your base knowledge.

How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy! by Paul Chek

This is the second edition of Paul’s best-selling book and includes an updated preface with the 4 Doctor Approach explained and integrated into the “How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy!” program. The Zone exercises have also been updated and the rotation diet explained in more depth.

This book will help you identify your individual health and performance needs, and explain how to address issues that may be preventing you from looking and feeling your best. Paul reveals fascinating research and airs controversial topics while providing practical suggestions for achieving peak vitality.

Anatomy & Physiology Online Workshop

Anatomy & Physiology: The purpose of this online workshop is to ensure that all students have the relevant background knowledge assumed in the three correspondence courses that are to be completed in this year.

For many this will be the first time this fascinating subject AND extremely important subject for a CHEK Professional, is covered as in depth as this. To others it will be a refresher into the subject and will ready the students for the advanced human function education ahead.

November 2020

Scientific Back Training

Scientific Back Training

Each student will receive the Scientific Back Training correspondence course via the e-learning platform.

Students will learn the functional anatomy of the torso, extremities and inner and outer unit, and their relationships to spinal health, how to use a control system approach as part of a comprehensive, holistic program for prevention and resolution of back pain, joint range of motion assessments on the lower extremities, how to apply the principles of functional anatomy when selecting stretches and exercises, proper exercise technique and selection for program development and more.

» 90 min Mentorship Call: Anatomy & Physiology Q&A

December 2020

Movement that Matters by Paul Chek

In Movement that Matters you will learn the body’s five different reflexes and how to determine the dominant reflex profile of your client. You’ll learn the importance of static and dynamic stability, how to determine if an exercise is functional based on the six defining characteristics, how to evaluate a compound movement and identify its Primal Pattern movements and  the difference between open- and closed-chain exercises.

You will also learn a number of techniques for optimal motor learning, making this book an invaluable addition to your library and your practice.

Program Design

Each student will receive the Program Design correspondence course via the e-learning platform.

A key skill for any fitness professional is being able to design individualized exercise programs that will lead to optimal performance for all types of clients; this correspondence course is designed to teach you to do just that! You will learn how to combine and manipulate acute exercise variables; not just reps and sets, but also loads, tempo and rest periods. Periodization concepts are covered and case histories are used as illustrations, bringing real-life examples to help you understand these critical factors.

» 90 min Mentorship Call: Global Business Meeting with Gavin Jennings

January 2021

Scientific Core Conditioning

Scientific Core Conditioning

Each student will receive the Scientific Core Conditioning correspondence course via the e-learning platform.

Scientific Core Conditioning is the most comprehensive, in-depth course available on this subject. Expand your knowledge of the abdominal musculature and its biomechanical relationship to the entire kinetic chain, when applied to the prevention of back pain, maintenance of good posture and optimal sports performance.

» 90 min Mentorship Call: Program Design Concepts Review

February 2021

Integrated Movement Science Level 1 Prerequisite Review Online Workshop

Students will be issued access to the second online workshop via the CHEK Academy Portal, Integrated Movement Science Level 1 Prerequisite Review.

It is important that students have reviewed the information contained in the 3 e-learning courses already issued before attempting to complete this workshop.

This four-part online workshop covers each of the three e-learning courses and practical applications for assessments and exercises you have learned within Program Design, Scientific Back Training and Scientific Core Conditioning.

» 90 min Mentorship Call: Movement that Matters Review

March 2021

CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach

Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Level 1 – Live, 3-Day Advanced Training Program

This is the foundation of the Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Program, focusing on effective techniques for attaining optimal health from the inside out that can be implemented by anyone. During Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Level 1, you will use yourself as a case history learning to apply Paul’s assessments, build more tailored approaches to diet and practice energy building Zone Exercises. You will learn how to identify common problems that, if not quickly recognized, can become roadblocks to success such as ineffective exercise programming, poor nutritional habits, stress, hormonal imbalance and gastrointestinal disorders.

Each day includes practice of Zone Exercises that positively influence digestion, circadian health, stress and much more.

North American Session Options: TBA
European Session Options: TBA
Australian Session Options: TBA

» 90 min Mentorship Call: Integrated Movement Science Level 1 Prerequisites Review

April 2021

Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 Review Online Workshop

This workshop is about how to apply the knowledge from the HLC level 1 program to your business, we cover such areas as How to plan a coaching session, what information to cover and common client roadblocks.

On completion of the workshop you will be given a PowerPoint presentation you can use to promote your business.

Upon completion of the HLC1 exam, students are now officially recognized by the CHEK Institute as a CHEK Trained Professional and can add their profile to CHEK Connect so potential customers can search for them online.  As a CHEK Trained Professional, students are now eligible to attend for free the Monthly Webinars and Monthly Q&A Coaching Calls provided by the CHEK Institute.  They will be emailed details of the topics under discussion and reminders to register their attendance.

» 90 min Mentorship Call: My CHEK Journey

May 2021

PPS Success Mastery Program Lesson 7: How to Learn

The journey to our dreams often requires that we learn new skills, and it’s easy to get bogged down in courses, webinars, seminars, manuals and journals. PPS Lesson 7 is all about making your learning process as efficient as possible so you can get to the real business of achieving your legacy.

It’s all about getting as clear as you can about exactly what you need to develop a system of learning that reflects your unique learning style.

In a nutshell, many of us went to schools ground in learning methods that simply didn’t fit with our psychology. This lesson is focused on discovering the learning technique that is right for you and making the most of it.

» 90 min Mentorship Call: HLC 1 Principles Review

June 2021

Creative Business Online Workshop

You will be encouraged during this online workshop to use your creative brain and your logical brain to build your perfect business.

The workshop is split into four sections after each one there will be an assignment to complete to move your business forward. Once completed the assignments are to be submitted to the CHEK Academy Coordinator so they can be reviewed by one of our business mentors and personalized feedback given to each student.

» 90 min Mentorship Call: Getting Ready for CHEK Integrated Movement Science Level 1

July 2021

Primal Pattern® Movements

Each student will receive the Primal Pattern® Movements correspondence course via the e-learning platform.

Today, despite the fact that we have more medical, sports and exercise technology and more doctors per capita than ever in history, we have more orthopedic injuries in almost every category recorded! It doesn’t have to be that way. Paul Chek shares his unique approach to preventing orthopedic injury and improving performance through nutrition and optimal motor engram programming.

» 90 min Mentorship Call: Creative Business Q&A with Gavin Jennings

August 2021

Integrated Movement Science Level 1

Integrated Movement Science Level 1: Holistic Corrective Exercise and Performance Coaching – Live, 5-Day Advanced Training Program

After attending Integrated Movement Science Level 1 you will be able to effectively administer individualized exercise programs for all types of clients. Correct technique is emphasized throughout the course, with plenty of hands-on assistance from the CHEK Faculty.

Using the CHEK Institute’s unique system of assessing physiological load, developed by Paul Chek, you can determine the amount of physical and emotional stress placed upon the body. Trained in this system, you will be able to implement results-producing programs that enhance your client’s function and overall well-being.

North American Session Options: TBA
European Session Options: TBA
Australian Session Options: TBA

September 2021

Integrated Movement Science Level 1

Integrated Movement Science Level 1 Live Workshop

Following successful completion of the CHEK IMS Level 1 5-day advanced training program, students return for this LIVE review workshop.

Although the workshop is held live, students who wish to join the workshop remotely (via the internet) are able to do so if they wish. However, we do highly recommend joining the weekend in person.

The workshop starts at 10.30am on Saturday, allowing for students to travel to the venue either on Friday evening prior or Saturday morning. The workshop finishes on Sunday at 3 pm, again, allowing students to travel back on Sunday afternoon, ready for work on Monday morning!