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There is no such thing as a typical professional trained through the C.H.E.K Institute! From fitness instructor, to medical doctor, to alternative health care provider, people who have attended one or more of the C.H.E.K Institute’s Advanced Training Programs work in a variety of environments, with many different types of clients. CHEK Exercise Coaches and C.H.E.K Practitioners may be found in rehabilitation and post-rehabilitation settings, working with professional athletes and teams or with the general public. CHEK Golf Performance Specialists and CHEK Gold Biomechanics work with golfers either in a fitness or clinical facility; many physical therapists and chiropractors find this a profitable addition to their current practice. CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coaches come from highly varied backgrounds and use the information learned in the Optimal Health and Fitness program in as many different ways. The contact details of C.H.E.K Institute-trained Professionals can be found in a database on our website, for easy access by potential clients.

There are numerous certifications for many different things – few of which guarantee competence. To be awarded the C.H.E.K Institute seal of approval, you must prove that you have the hands-on skill that separates you from the rest. Paul Chek is well known for saying that “knowledge is not power, applied knowledge is power.” As a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach, a CHEK Exercise Coach, a C.H.E.K Practitioner or a CHEK Golf Biomechanic you will have demonstrated that you can apply the knowledge learnt in the course; your earning potential will be far greater than your competition and your results with your clients will prove it!

What is a C.H.E.K Practitioner?

C.H.E.K Practitioners are specialists in Corrective Exercise and High-performance Kinesiology. They are trained in assessment techniques and individualized application of exercise and exercise programs. The higher the level completed, the more practical knowledge and experience they will have, particularly in complex orthopedic conditions. C.H.E.K Practitioners have completed the CHEK Exercise Coach program and one or more levels of the C.H.E.K Practitioner Program, including all the required prerequisites for that level.

A C.H.E.K Practitioner has completed all four levels, plus passed a rigorous battery of exams, written a thesis and shown excellence in live presentations. C.H.E.K Practitioners come from a varied background including fitness professionals, strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, podiatrists, athletic trainers and so on.

What is a CHEK Exercise Coach?

CHEK Exercise Coaches are trained in functional exercise, personalization of program design and correct application of exercise.

They have completed the course prerequisites, attended a 5-day course and passed the CHEK Exercise Coach exam.

CHEK Exercise Coaches come from a variety of different fitness and health backgrounds, with the majority currently working as a fitness professional, strength coach or athletic trainer.

What is a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach?

CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coaches are specialists in wellness, stress management and lifestyle coaching. They have completed one or more levels of the CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach program, including all the required prerequisites for that level. The higher the level completed, the more practical knowledge and experience they will have. CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coaches come from a highly varied background including fitness professionals, health care professionals, nutritionists, dietitians and so on.

Due to this varied mix of professional backgrounds, the actual services offered by CHEK HLCs vary depending on the permitted scope of practice of their professional license or degree in their particular state or country.