Europe – Year One

Students who have not yet taken any of the C.H.E.K Institutes Advanced Training Programmes will apply to join the the CHEK Academy for an initial period of 1 to 3 years. Individuals who apply for a place as a first year student within the CHEK academy need to be committed to becoming a CHEK professional and be prepared to complete extensive home study as well as attend courses both in Lancashire or London throughout the academic year. The following is the month by month plan for the first year of study for those students joining the 1 October 2017 intake.

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Year 1 – Academic Plan – CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 and CHEK Exercise Coach

The Base Study Period – First Six Months
The 1st phase of the Year 1 academy is about building your base knowledge
October 2017 – Each student will receive a copy of How to Eat Move and Be Healthy Book; they will be issued access to the CHEK Academy Portal and their first online workshop Anatomy & Physiology.

How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy! by Paul Chek and Anatomy & Physiology Online Workshop

How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy! serves as the basis of the C.H.E.K Institute’s philosophies covering a wide variety of topics such as nutrition, exercise, stress management and healthy lifestyle coaching techniques.

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.

90 min Q&A on Anatomy & Physiology will be scheduled for the first week in November.
November 2017 – Scientific Back Training correspondence course via the e-learning platform* will be sent to each student.

Scientific Back Training

An essential tool to maintain a healthy back and reduce the risk of back injury both in and out of the gym. The course reviews and analyses the biomechanical intricacies of stabilization exercises as a necessary prerequisite to general strengthening of torso musculature for patients, the general public and athletes. This information is essential for preventing repetitive stress disorders that lead to injury. The synergistic interaction of muscle groups in performing complex frontal, transverse and sagittal plane movements are explained and assessments practised. Technique flaws, harmful to spinal structures, that encourage postural degeneration are exposed, addressed and countermanded to re-establish optimal function. Phase 1, 2 and 3 spinal rehabilitation, stabilization and strength exercises are demonstrated, with variations and detailed technical cues.

December 2017 – Students will be sent of Movement that Matters book and Program Design correspondence course via the e-learning platform* will be sent to each student.

Movement that Matters by Paul Chek and Program Design

Movement that Matters provides trainers and fitness enthusiasts with the tools needed to create functional training programs. Understand the body’s five different reflexes, and the six defining characteristics that determine if an exercise is truly functional.

Program Design: Move far beyond the “one-program-fits-all” approach and develop an in-depth understanding of how to use the science of selecting acute exercise variables to create effective programs for all your clients.

January 2018 – Scientific Core Conditioning correspondence course via the e-learning platform* will be sent to each student.

Scientific Core Conditioning

The most comprehensive program on conditioning the abdominal musculature.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.This advanced program will streamline and empower your current approach to abdominal exercise prescription. It is a must for any professional involved in orthopaedic rehabilitation, strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, fitness instructors and athletic trainers.

February 2018 – Students will be issued access to the second online workshop via the CHEK Academy Portal; Exercise Coach Prerequisite Review.

Exercise Coach Prerequisite Review Online Workshop

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.

Exam Deadline: The deadline for completion of the Scientific Back Training exam is the 15 February 2018.
90 min Q&A on Exercise Coach Prerequisites will be scheduled for the first week in March.
March 2018 – In this month students will attend the first C.H.E.K Institute Advanced Training Program the 3 day Holistic Lifestyle Coach level 1 course 23 to 25 March 2018.

Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1

This is the foundation of the Holistic Lifestyle Coach Program, focusing on effective techniques for attaining optimal health from the inside out that can be implemented by anyone. Laypersons and health and fitness professionals have thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from this course. During Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1, you will use yourself as a case history, to become a living role model for your clients and patients! By completing questionnaires before the class, you can use this information over the three days to illustrate concepts and techniques. You will be shown 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 also includes practice of Zone Exercises that positively influence digestion,circadian health, stress and much more.

Exam Deadline: The deadline for completion of the Program Design exam is the 15 March 2018.
The Business Development Period – Second Six months
As we enter the 2nd half of the academy year, now it is time to redefine your business, implement the CHEK System fully and continue to build your unique CHEK business!
April 2018 – Students will be issued access to their third online workshop Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 Practical Application.

Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 Practical Application Online Workshop

This workshop is about how to apply the knowledge from the HLC level 1 programme 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.

On completion of HLC1 exam students are now officially recognised by the C.H.E.K. Institute as a Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 and can add their profile to CHEK Connect so potential customers can search for them online. As a C.H.E.K Institute trained professional students are now eligible to attend for free the Monthly Webinars and Bi-monthly Coaching Calls provided by the C.H.E.K Institute the will be emailed details of the topics under discussion and reminders to register their attendance.

Exam Deadline: The deadline for completion of the Scientific Core Conditioning exam is the 15 February 2018.
90 min Q&A on HLC1 Practical Application will be scheduled for the first week in May.
May 2018 – Students in this month will receive PPS Success Program Lesson 7: How to Learn.

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PPS Success 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 clears as you can about exactly what you need to learn and developing a system of learning that reflects your unique learning style.

Over the course of this lesson, Paul will teach you the techniques he’s used to speed his own learning, including:

  • How to use your legacy to focus your learning process
  • How to determine your unique learning style
  • An introduction to the O.P.I.R. method
  • Tips to avoid distractions that can divert your attention and dilute your retention

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.

June 2018 – Students will be issued access to the fourth workshop via the CHEK Academy Portal; Creative Business.

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 personalised feedback given tot each student.

90 min Q&A on Creative Business workshop will be scheduled for the first week in July.
July 2018 – Students will be sent their final correspondence course for year 1 Primal Patterns Movements via the e-learning platform*.


Primal Pattern ® Movements Correspondance Course

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.

August 2018 – Students will complete the CHEK Exercise Coach 5 day advanced training programme on the 8 to 12 August 2018 in Lancashire. Subject to availability successful applicants may alternatively attend the 5 day course in London on the 25 to 29 July.


CHEK Exercise Coach

5-day intensive course If you are truly interested in becoming a results-achieving exercise professional, then attend the CHEK Exercise Coach course. You will benefit from five intense days of lectures and practical training.

Individualized attention There is a maximum of 14 people per instructor in each course. This ensures you receive plenty of personal attention and interaction with the CHEK Faculty.

Train with the best in the world The CHEK Faculty have been hand-picked and trained to the highest standards. You will be learning from highly experienced, successful exercise specialists – among the best in their fields.

Applied knowledge is power The traditional quote says “Knowledge is power.” At the C.H.E.K Institute our philosophy is that if you cannot apply knowledge, it is virtually useless. This course is packed with hands-on tools and techniques that you can use with your clients immediately.

This highly practical five day course will give you the skills to become a superior exercise professional. After attending the CHEK Exercise Coach Program, you will be able to effectively administer individualized exercise programs for all types of clients. Correct technique is emphasised throughout the course, with plenty of hands-on assistance from the CHEK Faculty.

A key component of this course is the integration of mind-body fitness and traditional exercise prescription. You will understand how different types of exercise, from Tai Chi to cardiovascular conditioning to weight-training, affect both parts of the autonomic nervous system – an often neglected factor that is vital to achieving success with your clients.

September 2018 – This is the final month of the first year programme and students will attend a live workshop on the 15 to 16 September 2018.


Exercise Coach Review Live Workshop

Following successful completion of the CHEK Exercise Coach 5-day advanced training programme, students return for this LIVE review workshop.

Although the workshop is held live, students who wish to join the workshop remotely (via an internet link) 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 the Saturday, allowing for many students to travel to the venue either on the Friday evening or the Saturday morning, and finishes on the Sunday at 3pm- again allowing students to travel back on the Sunday afternoon- ready for work on Monday morning!

During the weekend, we cover all the essential points from the 5 day course including:

  • Practicing the hands on assessments under the watchful eye of our CHEK Institute Instructors
  • A review of essential programme design factors
  • Practical applications:
    • How to speak with a new client during the assessment
    • The assessment sequence
    • How to turn your assessment results from the CHEK Exercise Coach AND your Holistic Lifestyle questionnaire results into a specific health programme for your clients

Its also the time to celebrate the end of year 1 with fellow students and look forward to becoming a C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1 and Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2, during year 2.

CHEK Renewal

Please note that all students will need to renew their status with the C.H.E.K Institute by the 15 December 2018. By joining the Year 2 CHEK Europe Academy you will earn more than enough Professional Development Credits to be eligible to renew. The renewal fee is paid directly to the C.H.E.K. Institute and is addition to the monthly academy fee.

Why does the C.H.E.K Institute have a renewal program?
The purpose of the C.H.E.K Institute renewal program is to ensure recognised C.H.E.K Institute-Trained Professionals demonstrate a commitment to expand their knowledge and enhance their professional competency. For this reason, recognised C.H.E.K Institute-trained Professionals are required to renew their Advanced Training every 2-years.

C.H.E.K. Institute Professionals – Joining the CHEK Academy

Students who have already completed any of the prerequisite correspondence courses or advanced training programmes can still apply to join the academy. These individuals apply for a tailored made quote excluding the courses they have already completed.

Each student must apply and be accepted into the Academy.

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