Paul Chek is an internationally-renowned expert in the fields of holistic health, corrective exercise and high-performance conditioning. For over thirty 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 CHEK (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Institute, based in California, USA and the P~P~S Success Mastery Coaching Program. He is also 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 canfitpro 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 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award by canfitpro.
Paul is a frequent guest on podcasts, radio and internet radio shows. His recent interviews with MindPumpMedia and Onnit have been among the top 10 downloaded shows in the podcasts’ 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.
Paul Chek has accrued three US patents for posture calibrating, hydrotherapy and equipment inventions and has also designed several pieces of functional exercise equipment.