Advanced Program Design

Advanced Program Design

Learn to design the world’s most effective corrective and performance exercise programs in this empowering course. Based upon Paul’s two-day seminar, Advanced Program Design will stretch your mind to reach beyond the usual components that make up an average program.

CECs and CEUs: CHEK Institute 20.0, ACE 1.5, NASM 1.0, NSCA 1.0, ISSA 16.0, ACSM 15.0, Canfitpro 4 PTS


Advanced Program Design 2nd Edition

Designing effective programs is not just a science, but an art. In Program Design you learned a lot about the science of program design and the manipulation of acute exercise variables. In Advanced Program Design, Matthew Wallden, Head of the CHEK Faculty, takes this craft to a new level, diving into a multitude of factors that influence the art of effective program design.

CECs and CEUs: CHEK Institute 20.0

Advanced Swiss Ball Training for Rehabilitation

Advanced Swiss Ball Training for Rehabilitation

This course shows you how to apply the science of biomechanics and kinesiology to advanced assessments and functional training techniques using the Swiss ball. Paul shows you how to use the Swiss Ball for rehabilitation and injury prevention. You will learn how to identify postural problems and instabilities using Swiss ball assessments.

CECs and CEUs: CHEK Institute 5.0, ISSA 5


The CHEK Approach to the Lower Limb

This all-new CHEK Lower Limb Course will lead you through many of the most common lower limb injuries, how to screen for them, how to identify etiological contributions and how to develop highly effective rehabilitation and conditioning strategies, based on core CHEK principles.

CECs and CEUs: CHEK Institute 12.0

Dynamic Medicine Ball Training

Dynamic Medicine Ball Training

Medicine Balls can be used for a wide range of purposes from rehabilitation to explosive training or endurance training. Due to the dynamic capabilities of Medicine Ball Training, there is a high functional carry over into athletic performance and every day life.

CECs and CEUs: CHEK Institute 8.0, ISSA 7.0


Holistic Health and Performance for Women

This groundbreaking course, developed by Sara Gustafson, building on the work of Paul Chek and over 10 years of research  in women’s health, nutrition and exercise science reports, statistics and studies, serves the unaddressed needs and concerns of women in the male-driven industries of health & fitness. In Holistic Health and Performance for Women you will discover the often ignored differences between men and women on a physiological, musculoskeletal, limbic, somatic, and biochemical level, as well as each variation on a cellular level in every system of the body. This program is the first of its kind to outline every variation that sets women apart and teach you how to assess, design programs, train, and coach women to incredible success based on these crucial differences.

CECs and CEUs: CHEK Institute 10.0


How to Design Exercise Programs for Unhealthy Clients

Here are two indisputable facts:

  1. Exercise is a stress.
  2. Most of the clients you work with are already stressed.

That means if you aren’t careful in your program design, you’re just piling on the stresses – not only derailing their health/fitness goals, but increasing the chance of injury and illness.

So how do you design exercise programs that account for your clients’ specific stress profiles while still helping them achieve their goals?

In this online class, Paul Chek teaches you 7 tools that will help you to create exercise programs that take the full measure of your clients’ individual stress profiles, while empowering them to reach their health and fitness goals faster than ever!

CECs and CEUs: Coming soon!


Practical Applications of Breathing, Posture and Movement

This course teaches you the essentials of optimal breathing mechanics in three lesson. You’ll learn:

  • The different types of respiration
  • Common root causes of Breathing dysfunction
  • The CHEK Totem pole & respiration
  • Common areas of dysfunction caused by faulty breathing mechanics
  • Breathing Pattern disorders
  • Practical assessments of clients respiratory function
  • Practical exercises to correct respiratory disorders

CECs and CEUs: Coming soon!


The Science and Application of Infant Development for Adults

One of the great miracles of human life is that we start out as stranded, dependent, relatively immobile beings and become, within the space of about 1 year, dexterous, independent, squatting, bending, climbing, walking beings.  It is this startling transition – and the ongoing development beyond this –  which allows us to move towards our goals in life.

How do we go through this transformation? There is a very specific motor-sensory and brain-body developmental sequence that we need to pass through to become well-functioning adults. But sometimes, there’s a break in that developmental chain… sometimes due to accidents, sometimes due to illness and other times due to misinformed advice or ideas of how a child should develop.  When such a break occurs, inefficiency in movement, loss of coordination and other musculoskeletal, visceral and hormonal disorders can result.

This course is designed to teach you the exact sequence of human infant development, how to track down when and where your clients have experienced those breaks in the developmental chain, and how to address them through simple exercise interventions.

The tremendous benefit of the approach is to see and address the deep and often hidden causes for injury and sub-optimal athletic performance. Infant Development is a powerful approach to functional exercise that will give you deeper, and little-known, insights into movement dysfunction.

CECs and CEUs: CHEK Institute 5.0

Primal Pattern Movements Correspondence Course

Primal Pattern® Movements

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.

CECs and CEUs: CHEK Institute 3.0, NASM 0.5, ACSM 5.0, AFAA 5.0, Canfitpro 3 FIS, 3 PTS and 3 HWL

Program Design

Program Design

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 teaches you to do just that! You will learn how to combine and manipulate acute exercise variables: reps, sets, loads, tempo and rest periods in addition to a variety of periodization concepts.

CECs and CEUs: CHEK Institute 8.0, ACE 0.8, NASM 0.7, NSCA 0.8, ISSA 7.0, ACSM 8.0, AFAA 7.0, Canfitpro 4 PTS

Scientific Back Training

Scientific Back Training

This comprehensive correspondence course is intended for serious strength and conditioning specialists, rehabilitation specialists and personal trainers. The course reviews and analyzes the biomechanical intricacies of stabilization exercises as a necessary prerequisite to general strengthening of torso musculature for patients, the general public and athletes.

CECs and CEUs: CHEK Institute 18.0, ACE 1.8, ACSM 18.0, ISSA 16.0, NASM 1.9, NSCA 1.0, AFAA 15.0, Canfitpro 4 PTS

Scientific Core Conditioning

Scientific Core Conditioning

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.

CECs and CEUs: CHEK Institute 16.0, ACE 2.4, AFAA 15.0, NASM 1.9, NSCA 1.3, ISSA 16.0, ACSM 24.0, Canfitpro 4 PTS

Scientific Shoulder Training

Scientific Shoulder Training

This comprehensive and informative correspondence course takes you on a trip through the functional anatomy of the shoulder and shows you how you can develop preventative, performance and corrective exercise programs better than ever before. Developed by Paul Chek, this course is based upon the tried and tested methods he has used over 28+ years of successfully working with clients who presented with all types of shoulder pain and injury.

CECs and CEUs: CHEK Institute 15.0, ACE 1.6, ACSM 16.0, NASM 1.6, NSCA 1.3, ISSA 16.0, Canfitpro 4 PTS


Scientific Stretching: An Integrated Approach

In this highly anticipated comprehensive CHEK Institute elearning course we explore the in-depth world of stretching for optimal health. But as with all CHEK E-learning courses, this is definitely NOT the usual stretching course. CHEK Practitioners are renowned around the world for their attention to detail and their ability to precisely tailor their programs to their clients needs and abilities.

That depth and details is revealed in this course as Paul shows why stretching is FAR more than creating optimal length-tension relationships in the joints and muscles. In fact, stretching, when performed correctly, has a powerful effect on the entire body-mind.

CECs and CEUs: CHEK Institute: 8 PDCs


Spinal Structures and Function

In Spinal Structures & Function you will explore how the spine evolved to support survival, and the formative forces in its evolutionary and embryological development. With this understanding, you will be able to build a picture of what happens if things go wrong; when injuries occur; when repetitive loading compromises tissue function; or pain inhibits muscle activation.

With cutting edge insights and evaluation of some of the more controversial elements of current spinal research, Spinal Structures & Function will show you that it is impossible to develop a real-world understanding of spinal health by simply looking down the microscope or crunching the data.

The course is built on the most recent neurophysiological understandings around spinal function and the multiplicity of lifestyle and emotional factors that can contribute to, or detract from, this functioning.

CEC’s and CEUs: CHEK Institute 5.0

Swiss Ball Training

Swiss Ball Training

Developed by Paul Chek, the pioneer of Swiss Ball training for athletes, this course will teach you how to use this excellent tool to improve balance, posture and dynamic strength, plus train righting and tilting reactions. Used in rehabilitation since the 1960’s, Swiss balls are now becoming popular in training environments. There are literally hundreds of uses beyond performing a crunch over the ball! However, as with any training tool correct usage is essential to achieve the results you are seeking.

CECs and CEUs: CHEK Institute 7.0, NSCA 0.5, ISSA 8.0


Walking Tall: What Your Client’s Gait Can Tell You Before They Even Speak!

This course will unlock an expertise that few other health and fitness practitioners possess – how to assess, rehabilitate and optimize human gait.

In Walking Tall you’ll learn:

An absolute understanding of how our feet are deeply interwoven with the rest of our body.
How to recondition the foot to move like Nature intended!
How to perform a complete gait analysis.
How to confidently identify the problem areas in your client’s gait after completing their analysis.
The most efficient and result-driven system to recondition and radically transform your client’s gait (and performance!).
The BEST shoes to wear that support the reversal of foot damage.

CEC’s and CEUs: CHEK Institute 4.0