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An Introduction to the CHEK Academy

The pinnacle of CHEK Training, the CHEK Academy is holistic both in structure and in content, providing you with monthly learning experiences that will take you from our career-transformative introductory courses – Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 & Exercise Coach – all the way through to our most advanced C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4 and Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3 courses over a 5-year period.

The CHEK Academy delivers the highest standard of training, ensuring that each of its students receives constant support on their professional development. The CHEK Academy is a structured career path that will guide you to evolve into an Elite Holistic Health Practitioner and also teach you the skills you need to run a successful business through our business development workshops.

Each year of the academy is built on four learning elements: – in depth e learning correspondence courses, online workshops delivered through the CHEK Academy Portal, intensive live advanced training programs, mentorship, and live review workshops to help you apply what you’ve learned.

CHEK Academy Brochure

CHEK Academy Brochure

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New for 2016/2017

The CHEK Academy has been refreshed for the October 2016 intake there have been a number of changes made to the programme the most significant the introduction of the CHEK Academy Portal.

Since 2012 CHEK Academy has been running successfully within Europe and with increased demand from North America and Australasia, it opened its doors in both these regions in 2014.

The brand new CHEK Academy has reduced the amount of travel needed per academic year from 6 times per year to 3 times per year and so can now be accessed in any part of the world where a student can travel 3 times per year for a live event in either the UK, the U.S.A or Australia; the rest of the academic learning can now be undertaken online via the new CHEK Academy portal.

Each Academic student may now watch workshops, webinars and Videos anywhere in the world, and have the ability to re-watch, and pause as needed. Each student, is of course still part of the global community with monthly scheduled interactive group mentor meetings, faculty discussions, reviews of workshop material and have full access to the Business Coaching network.

For all year 2 and 3 students, we have also given full access to the previous years Academy portal; just in case they would like to refresh some of the knowledge from the previous year. So as an example, a Year 3 student will be also able to access the full academic structure in Years 1 and 2 for no extra cost.

The other bonus from the new CHEK Academy is the cost! Students may now opt to apply for 1 year at a time OR get a further discount off the already CHEK Academy discounted price if they join for multiple years.

How can I join the CHEK Academy?

Students without any prior CHEK qualifications will apply to join the CHEK Academy for a three year period initially. Each applicant will be subject to a telephone interview with the CHEK Academy Director; who will be looking for them to demonstrate the level of commitment required to complete this phase of the CHEK Academy. Full details of the application process can be found here.

C.H.E.K Institute Trained Professionals can also apply to join the academy at the appropriate place in the three year academic plan. If accepted on to the academy they will have access to all online workshops delivered through the CHEK Academy Portal relevant to their level of entry so they can advance their level of expertise to their peers in the CHEK Academy.

The first year of the CHEK Academy includes:

  • Anatomy & Physiology online workshop followed by 90min Q&A call.
  • Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1, 3 day advanced training programme.
  • Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 Practical Application online workshop followed by 90min Q&A call.
  • Creative Business online workshop followed by 90min Q&A call.
  • Primal Patterns correspondence programme.
  • All CHEK Exercise Coach Prerequisite correspondence programmes and the CHEK Exercise Coach, 5 day advanced training programme.
  • CHEK Exercise Coach Prerequisite Review online workshop followed by 90min Q&A call.
  • CHEK Exercise Coach Review 2 day live workshop.
You can review the month by month plan here.
The second year of the CHEK Academy includes:

  • Consultations, sales & packages online workshop followed by 90min Q&A call.
  • Access to the online CHEK 4 Quadrant Mastery Program.
  • Sports conditioning: The secret to working in professional / amateur sports 2 day live workshop.
  • Public Speaking & Video Media for the CHEK Professional online workshop followed by 90min Q&A call.
  • A C.H.E.K Guide to Understanding the HTEMBH HAQ and The Last 4 Doctors You’ll Ever Need – eBooks
  • All C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1 Prerequisite correspondence programmes and the C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1, 5 day advanced training programme.
  • C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1 Prerequisite Review online workshop followed by 90min Q&A call.
  • C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1 Review 2 day live workshop

You can review the month by month plan here.

The third year of the CHEK Academy includes:

  • Marketing and Social Media Campaigns online workshop followed by 90min Q&A call.
  • Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2, 5 day advanced training programme.
  • Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2 Practical Application online workshop followed by 90min Q&A call.
  • Anatomy Review/Medical Terminology and an introduction to reading image reports online workshop followed by 90min Q&A call.
  • Healing Fungal and Parasite Infections correspondence programme.
  • All C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 2 Prerequisite correspondence programmes and the C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 2, 5 day advanced training programme.
  • C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 2 Review 2 day live workshop
You can review the month by month plan here.

On completion of the first three years if a student wishes to continue onto the Advanced CHEK Academy they must undergo a second interview with the Global Academy Director. On this occasion the applicant must demonstrate they are actively practicing as a C.H.E.K Practitioner and CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach and putting into practice everything they have learned in their first 3 years with the CHEK Academy.

On the Advanced CHEK Academy students will complete Holistic lifestyle Coach Level 3, C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 3 and C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 3. Once they have graduated from the Advanced CHEK Academy you will be eligible to apply to become a Master C.H.E.K Practitioner you must complete a written thesis on a pre-approved topic and submit a video presentation of at least 1 hour.


As a couple we own and run a health & fitness company specialising in 1-2-1 training. We joined the C.H.E.K. programme in order to be able to offer a greater range and depth of holistic health & fitness services to clients affected by 21st century life.
As former athletes from different disciplines, we’d had great success with the majority of our clients helping them to lose weight and get fitter, however, more and more frequently we’d stumble across clients that we feel we couldn’t help quite as much as we wanted to. Clients who were prone to injury, clients who couldn’t sleep properly, clients whose energy and stress levels were all over the place meaning they couldn’t function properly in their careers or in their day to day lives. Clients that we had no answers for, that burpees and protein shakes couldn’t fix.
The deeper we looked in to these issues for ourselves, the more confused we got. Every fitness body or organisation had a different view backed up by research (often their own!). We were getting nowhere fast and soon realised that to really help these people, we needed to learn new skills…fast.
It was about this time that the universe saw fit for us to meet Gavin from C.H.E.K. Europe at a fitness business convention. We’d both previously been fans of Paul Chek’s work and after much deliberation we decided to join the programme.
We can honestly say that the first year of study has been totally life changing! The depth of learning, the skill set and it’s application from only year 1 has been simply mind blowing! We’ve never come across anything anywhere near this programme in it’s ability to almost immediately change lives. This is from 2 fitness professionals with post graduate exercise qualifications.
The Academy programme has proved it’s value time and time again. Workshops, seminars and courses are led by dedicated C.H.E.K. practitioners who actually practice what they preach. The learning takes place in a fun, non -intimidating and totally supportive environment and help is only a phone call or email away if you need it. Everything about the academy is set up to make the transition from your starting point to C.H.E.K. Professional a simply incredible journey!
We would wholeheartedly recommend joining the Academy to anyone who genuinely has the passion and desire to empower others and change lives through holistic health and fitness.
Simply THE best thing we’ve ever done…..until year 2!!!
Marc & Vanessa!

Paul Chek with students at the 2016 Special Academy Workshop

Over a year ago I first heard about the CHEK Academy, and at that time I wasn’t even active in the health and fitness industry. Yet, here I am one year later, thriving, doing what I love with passion and kickstarted my own CHEK training facility. The reason? Yes, you guessed it, the CHEK Academy.

How, you ask? Simple, by being surrounded by highly skilled professionals that not only walk the talk but also have their own unique specialty. It’s exactly that and the monthly guidance by your personal CHEK mentor that gives you direction and structure in this world of information overload.

Now, as you undoubtedly know, setting up a business is not an easy task and demands keen focus, time and energy. But honestly, it’s because of the simple organised way the courses are spread over the year, you have the time to go through the material at your own pace and let it soak in.

Lastly, the ‘crème de la crème’ has to be the ‘Business Workshop’. If you’re like me, practical skills in marketing and sales are something you miss as a starter, and that too is taken care of: The CHEK Academy provides you with a well-built Sales and marketing system that is easy to apply.

Thanks to all these tools I can now focus on what is truly important and matters: Inspiring people, help them discover their passion and coach them towards their goals.

So let me see, was joining the Academy a good idea?
Hell Yeah!

MVDB - CHEK HLC 1 - Exercise Coach - Founder Natural Warrior Tribe

Why this may be the right choice for your career:

  • No upfront costs – all courses are heavily discounted off the regular prices.
  • You can fit the training around a full time job – whether you are retraining or already working as a personal trainer/medical professional.
  • As you increase your level of expertise you can increase your fees – the more qualified you become the more you can charge for your services. Joining the CHEK Academy for 3 years costs just £74 a week for the average personal trainer/medical professional this cost will be covered by two client sessions a week.
  • Online business workshop are included with the academy – we understand that to help others you need to have a healthy business we include relevant business training within the academic plan.
  • Commit for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 3 years – your choice; the more you commit to the bigger the discounts
  • Ideal for the Professional who wants to learn, earn and grow a successful business
  • Be part a healthy community of like-minded professionals

Need more answers?

If you are still in any doubt or would like some more information here is our FAQ page for the Academy.