World famous motocross daredevil Robbie Maddison on working with Paul.

Who is Paul Chek?

Paul Chek is a world-renowned expert in the fields of corrective and high-performance exercise kinesiology, stress management and holistic wellness. For over thirty years, Paul’s unique, integrated approach to treatment and education has changed the lives of 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 CHEK (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Institute, based in California, USA and the P~P~S Success Mastery Coaching Program. He is a prolific author of books, articles and blog posts and the host of the popular podcast Living 4D with Paul Chek.

Speaker & Consultant

Paul is a sought after international presenter and consultant for organizations such as the Chicago Bulls, Australia’s Canberra Raiders and the US Air Force Academy. His information is not only cutting-edge, but also very applicable. Students 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, Specialty 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 and in 2019 canfitpro awarded him another Lifetime Achievement award for his work within the fitness industry.

Paul is a frequent guest on podcasts, radio and internet radio shows. His recent interview with MindPumpMedia was among the top 10 downloaded shows in the podcast history.


Paul has produced over hundreds of videos and 17 advanced-level home study courses designed for the fitness and clinical professional. He has contributed to many publications and websites, such as On Fitness, Personal Training on the Net and New Zealand Fitness and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Men’s Health, Glamour magazine as well as TV and radio. His book, The Golf Biomechanics Manual and course are PGA-approved, and has been adopted for use by professional golf schools, as well as featured on the Golf Channel. Paul is a strong believer in the essential role provided by practical training. He 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 CHEK Practitioner Program is a two- to four-year program teaching corrective exercise and high-performance conditioning at advanced levels; the CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Program consists of three levels of education, showing students how to reach optimal health from the inside out; and the Golf Performance Specialist focuses on functional conditioning for golfers. In addition he co-created the Tennis Conditioning Specialist program with one of his students. Over 6000 people worldwide have been trained in one or more of these challenging and elite level programs.


Paul has written numerous original contributions to the orthopedic rehabilitation and strengthening and conditioning fields and is a regular contributor to many publications and websites. He is the author or co-author of 11 books, both printed and digital.

  • The Tennis Biomechanic’s Manual, by Paul Chek and Leigh Brandon, 2015
  • A New Awareness by Jack Nast with Paul Chek (e-book), 2009
  • Paint A Circle Around Your Arrow and Hit the Bullseye Every Time! (e-book), 2009
  • Lifting the Veil of Deception; What you really need to know about organic foods and farming, 2008
  • The Last 4 Doctors You’ll Ever Need (multimedia e-book), 2007
  • How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy!, 2004, 2nd edition 2018
  • You Are When You Eat (audiobook), 2003
  • CHEK Mark for Success Vol. 2, 2002
  • CHEK Mark for Success Vol. 1, 2001
  • Movement That Matters, 2001
  • The Golf Biomechanic’s Manual; Whole in One Golf Conditioning, 1999
  • Awesome Abs!, A Muscle Mag publication, 1994


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 is a Medicine Man through the Nemenhah Band and Native American Traditional Organization and holds the following certifications: Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, Clinical Exercise Specialist (ACE). Paul has studied with experts worldwide from many disciplines including advanced training with Vladimir Janda and Karel Lewit at the Charles Hospital in Prague.

Paul invites you to visit his personal website and blog to find out about the other dimensions that make up who he is!  Click through to Paul’s site.