Faculty & Presenters2018-12-05T16:29:13+00:00

Leigh Brandon

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, CHEK Tennis Conditioning Specialist, CHEK Golf Performance Specialist

Leigh has been working in the field of health and fitness since 1996.  From 1999 to 2004, Leigh worked as a personal trainer and manager and educator of personal trainers.  In 2004, Leigh formed his practice, BodyCHEK, in London where he still works today.  Leigh finds it very rewarding helping people get out of pain and back to their sport in top condition.  Leigh is the author of a number of fitness books, including The Tennis Biomechanic’s Manual, and developed the CHEK Tennis Conditioning Series Advanced Training Program for the C.H.E.K Institute.

Some of Leigh’s clients have included British and European champions and record holders, and Olympic athletes.  Leigh’s mission is to help as many people as possible to reach their health and performance potential, “so they can live more productive, fulfilling and happier lives.”


Donal Carr

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, CHEK Golf Performance Specialist

Donal has been working as a personal trainer for over 20 years, and is the Director of Place of CHI. In addition to his C.H.E.K Institute training, he holds qualifications from NSCA, NCEF 2, ITEC and Cert 4 AUS. Donal works as a C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4 out of Place of CHI Studio in Sydney, Australia helping clients to achieve their goals with a holistic approach to post-rehab and sports conditioning. Donal has been presenting internationally for over ten years and has a consultancy business where he regularly speaks to corporate networks on a wide variety of topics in the Health and Fitness industry.


Angie Chek

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 2, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3

Angie Chek is a Certified Nutritionist from the American Health Science University.  She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California, Riverside.  Angie is the president of Angie’s World – a personal training and nutrition center located in Riverside, CA.  Her interests include Energy Medicine, Shamanism, Chakra healing, and meditation.

Angie is a professional public speaker and has made numerous appearances in print and live media.  Angie filmed a miniseries for PBS-KVCR on Hispanic Lifestyles in which she gives nutritional and exercise advice.  She has also been heard or seen on NPR radio, Spencer PowerHour, Personal TrainerTV.com, HealthyLife.net, SpikeTV, Oxygen Magazine, Muscle & Fitness HERS magazine, and many more.  She has produced two exercise videos and has developed a line of personal skin care products.  She has published her first book, Body by Angie, which is available at amazon.com and all major bookstores.

Learn more about Angie at Angie’s World.


Nicole DeVaney

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 3, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3

Nicole is Co-owner of Iron & Salt in Salt Lake City, Utah. Iron & Salt is a multi-fusion gym with a kitchen where food is an integral part of the healing process. She specializes in women’s health, nutrition, and spirituality.

In 2006, before becoming a C.H.E.K Practitioner, Nicole experienced a spinal injury that left her unable to paraglide, teach dance, do yoga, carry her daughter, or even walk without debilitating pain. After working with a C.H.E.K Practitioner, she rehabilitated more than just her spine. The gift of movement was returned and she embarked on a new path toward becoming part of the world’s leading institute of holistic medicine. Now, Nicole joyfully spends her days paying the gift of health and happiness forward by guiding others to take charge of their own personal well-being.


Philip Loizides

Master C.H.E.K Practitioner, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, CHEK Golf Biomechanic, Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, DNA Practitioner, Advanced Metabolic Typing Advisor, Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist, Advanced Personal Trainer (NASM and Premier International), Sports and Swedish Massage Therapist, FA Soccer Coach.

Phil has worked in the health and fitness arena for over 30 years.  He initially started working part time with young children, coaching soccer to both boys and girls, as well as a number of local soccer teams.  This was a very rewarding time as many of these children were from poorer backgrounds.  Phil worked for David Lloyd Leisure and Fitness First gyms, providing personal training and sports injury therapy services before deciding to concentrate on developing his own business.

He formed Lion Health and Fitness in 2003 and continues to provide an array of services today.  Typically, clients will have a mixture of requirements that can include personal training, digestive, gastro-intestinal, immune system, sleep, stress, weight loss, fungus/parasite/yeast and various emotional issues.  Phil has worked extensively with sportsmen from various sports.  These include Golfers, Rugby, Soccer and Tennis players, many of whom had injuries that had not responded to the normal allopathic approach.

When asked, Phil says his lifetime goal is “to help as many clients/people as possible to achieve health and happiness”…something he practices every day.


Ashley Mazurek

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, CHEK Golf Performance Specialist

Ashley began her career in the fitness industry in 1990.  Since then, she has accumulated a wealth of entrepreneurial knowledge gathered through the multiple fitness facilities she has owned and operated.  Her roots stem from teaching group fitness, seminars and corporate wellness, and competing at a nationally ranked level in triathlons and Iron-Man competitions.

Currently, she concentrates on working with clients in Tampa, Florida, teaching for the C.H.E.K Institute, studying for her Esoteric Healing certification, conducting her own seminars, participating in speaking events, as well as developing health and fitness products.

Ashley is passionate about her family, enjoying the outdoors, and growing within her “self”.


Jator Pierre

B.S. Kinesiology, Kresser Institute ADAPT training, Holistic Inner Coach The Holistic Coaching Institute, C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, CHEK Golf Performance Specialist, PPS Practitioner, CHEK 4 Quadrant coach, NSCA C.S.C.S

I am an explorer of self, curiosity cultivator, walker of earth, and a shadow seeker.  Each day, I am honored to work with clients around the world on their inner realities, gut health, addictions, perceptions, physical ailments and un-resolved trauma.

My 18 year journey into inner coaching, ancestral nutrition, functional medicine and movement has gifted me with numerous self growth and development tools, which I skillfully use to guide others to guide themselves to their version of inner balance.  I have been fueled by my own struggle with weight and shame, and through that journey it has become clear to me that a fully integrative approach is a prerequisite to healing.  Through our work together you may find yourself examining, discovering and understanding not only how your body functions, but how each one of your physical symptoms correlate and are expressive of underlying mental, emotional, and behavioral patterns.

“No matter how loud you scream from a place of ‘knowledge’, no one will hear you.  No matter how silent you are from a place of ‘wisdom’ everyone will hear you.” – J.P. Sears


Joanna Rushton

CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, CHEK Exercise Coach

Joanna Rushton is Founder of the Energy Coaching Institute in Australia, where she heads a multi-disciplinary private practice leading the way in preventative and corrective health.  She is committed to empowering individuals to transform their way of thinking, improve personal health, and achieve personal goals.  A highly sought-after presenter and facilitator, Jo also works in the corporate and health & wellness industries.

In her blogs, book, presentations, and workshops, Jo delights in sharing the latest research that confronts decades of misleading health and dietary guidelines.  Jo is the author of the #1 Amazon best-seller, ROCKET FUEL ON A BUDGET – How to Get Healthy Without Going Broke.


Matt Sorensen

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, CHEK Golf Performance Specialist, Dip RM, BSYA Nutri.

Matt has over ten years industry experience starting with the study of nutrition in Europe to strength and conditioning in Sydney. Matt is also a certified Massage Therapist and Visceral Manipulator. Matt uses a wide variety of modalities including acupuncture, massage, neural manipulation and corrective exercise. He produces integrative and individualized programs that have helped athletes and individuals improve performance, prevent injuries, and better their health and vitality. Matt is very passionate about health and loves sharing what he knows through workshops, presenting, and one-on-one consultations.


Matthew Wallden

MS (Osteopathic Medicine), C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4, CHEK Golf Performance Specialist, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2

Matthew Wallden originally qualified as an osteopath and naturopath in London. Later, while working clinically and lecturing on osteopathic technique, he completed a post-graduate Master’s degree in Osteopathic Medicine before embarking on the C.H.E.K Practitioner Program. He has consulted for various top sports teams including Chelsea Football Club, Charlton Athletic Football Club and Surrey County Cricket Club. As a corrective exercise specialist, Matthew has lectured at four major UK osteopathic colleges and on many post-graduate courses for medical, rehabilitation and fitness professionals. Matthew has spoken at many international conferences, runs various professional forums and has written a number of peer-reviewed articles. He is currently involved in several book publications, including his upcoming book “The Hamstring Syndrome”, and sits on the advisory board of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.

Matthew’s work is his passion; he loves to help people to better health through coaching and treating patients, and teaching other practitioners. Matthew is proud to be a faculty member at the C.H.E.K Institute; the work of whom has fully embraced and epitomized the ideals Matthew has always driven towards.


Carl Weston

BSc Sports Science, C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 3, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2, CHEK Golf Performance Specialist, Advanced MTA, Advanced FDN Practitioner

Carl has been working his way around the world training and coaching many different people and professionals. In London, Carl worked with professional athletes at a sports rehab clinic and also trained at a private health spa. Then he moved on to Bermuda to run and coach at a corporate facility. Now, Carl operates his own facility in Toronto, Canada called Raven Wellness, working with other CHEK professionals to spread the knowledge and teachings of the C.H.E.K Institute.

Carl found the C.H.E.K Institute at a time in his life when he was questioning many things, but found through following the CHEK system and methods, that he was on the right path. He has huge passion and respect for the Institute.

Carl’s life has become a reflection of the CHEK system and tools, and he implements them even when not training or working. He has a great passion for many sports and has competed at surfing and rugby at high national levels.   Continuing his love for the ocean, outdoor sports and travel, he spends most of his time doing these things with his dog, Benson.


Warren Williams

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3

Warren is a traveler on the path of growth, a peaceful warrior, having learned that life is the lesson.

Warren combines a great feel for body movement and mechanics, fostered by over 25 years of martial arts practice, with 20 years studying esoteric practices such as meditation, energy healing, and emotional self management to help people honor themselves and become their own master.

Over the past 14 years, Warren has honed his mastery of the C.H.E.K system whilst integrating his unique understanding of martial arts, energy healing, and life coaching.

Warren has successfully coached a diverse clientele from elite world class sports men and women, to corporate leaders, to injured mums and other C.H.E.K practitioners and healthcare professionals.  He has consulted to premiership football teams and assisted those deemed medical failures to full health.