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An Introduction to the CHEK Academy

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 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 2016 intake.

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Option 1- HLC1 & ECOption 2- HLC1 & HLC2
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 2016 – 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.
A 90min Q&A call on Anatomy & Physiology will be scheduled for the first week in November; students need to complete online workshop before attending.

November 2016 – 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 analyzes 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 practiced. Technique flaws, harmful to spinal structures, that encourage postural degeneration are exposed, addressed and countermanded to reestablish optimal function. Phase 1, 2 and 3 spinal rehabilitation, stabilization and strength exercises are demonstrated, with variations and detailed technical cues.

December 2016 – 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 2017 – 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 orthopedic rehabilitation, strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, fitness instructors and athletic trainers.

February 2017 – 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.

The deadline for completion of the Scientific Back Training exam is the 15 Feb 2017

A 90min Q&A call on Exercise Coach Prerequisite will be scheduled for the first week in March; students need to complete online workshop before attending. Please note answers to exam questions will not be given on the call.
March 2017 – 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 24 to 26 March 2017.

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.

The deadline for completion of the Program Design exam is the 15 Mar 2017.

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 2017 – 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.

A 90min Q&A call on HLC1 Practical Application will be scheduled for the first week in May; students need to complete online workshop before attending. Please note answers to exam questions will not be given on the call.

The deadline for completion of the Scientific Core exam is the 15 Apr 2017.

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.

May 2017 – Students in this month will also 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 2017 – 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.

A 90min Q&A call on Creative Business will be scheduled for the first week in August; students need to complete online workshop before attending.
July 2016 – Students will be sent their final correspondence course for year 1 Primal Patterns Movements via the e-learning platform*.

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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 2016 – Students will complete the CHEK Exercise Coach 5 day advanced training programme in either Lancashire or London this month 16 to 20 August 2017 in Lancashire.

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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 2016 – This is the final month of the first year programme and students will attend a live workshop on the 30 September to 1 October 2017.

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Exercise Coach Review Live Workshop

This is a vital workshop on the Saturday we review the main points from the 5-day Exercise Coach course and learning how to use and APPLY your new knowledge.

The Sunday will be business development this day is crucial in either changing your current business to include your work as a CHEK professional, or to start a business from scratch! You will learn:

  • Business Set up or existing business fine tuning
  • How to Price for your services
  • How to set yourself apart from the masses of ‘same old’ trainers and coaches out there!
  • How to effectively sell! Not only your services BUT the goal of true health to your clients!

Exam Deadline: Exercise Coach Exam to be completed by 4 Oct 2017.

Year 1/Year2 Hybrid – Academic Plan – CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 and Level 2

This option is only available to students who have already completed C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1

January 2017 – You will receive login details to the CHEK Academy Portal and receive access to your first online workshop Consultations, Sales & Packages.

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Consultations, Sales & Packages

This workshop is in three parts after viewing each part you will be given an assignment which moves 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 to each student.

February 2017
March 2017 – 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 24 to 26 March 2017.

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.

April 2017 – 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.

A 90min Q&A call on HLC1 Practical Application will be scheduled for the first week in May; students need to complete online workshop before attending. Please note answers to exam questions will not be given on the call.
May 2017 – Each students will be issued their third online workshop Presenter & Video Media training for the CHEK Professional.

Presenter & Video Media training for the CHEK Professional

The presence of a consummate professional comes from more than having substantial knowledge (or even expertise) in his/her field. In order to elicit trust, confidence and engagement from the public, practitioners must strive to become experts at bringing their message across authentically. The ability to hold public speaking events and to connect with their audience through online videos are critical for all CHEK Professionals’ success in business.

The will be an assignment will be for the students to film a 10-15 minute presentation of themselves and submit for review.

A 90min Q&A call on Presenter & Video Media training for the CHEK Professional Online Workshop will be scheduled for the first week in January; students need to complete online workshop before attending.

June 2017 – 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.

A 90min Q&A call on Creative Business will be scheduled for the first week in August; students need to complete online workshop before attending.

July 2017 -Students will receive PPS Success Program Lesson 1: Determining Your Legacy.

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PPS Lesson 1: Determining Your Legacy

We believe that pursuing your legacy is ultimately the most practical, empowering and healing way to experience life. That pursuit starts here!

Paul has designed PPS Lesson 1 to transform even the most vague vision into a concrete, actionable life plan. You’ll learn to:

  • Visualize your dream with absolute clarity and draw on it for motivation
  • Design an efficient, effective plan to lead you from where you are now to living your dream
  • Overcome common roadblocks to pursuing your dreams

August 2017 – Each student will be issued access to Lesson 1 & 2 of the CHEK 4 Quadrant Coaching Mastery Program. This is a prerequisite for C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1.

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CHEK 4 Quadrant Coaching Mastery Program – Lesson 1&2

The most comprehensive course on how to coach clients that Paul Chek has ever created. Learn to discover the hidden causes behind your clients’ injuries; tailor your programs with information that goes far beyond what you can get with most assessments; help your clients discover their most meaningful and motivating goals; see exactly the kind of support your clients most need throughout their challenges. Part 1 is an Introduction to the the CHEK 4 Quadrant Coaching Mastery.

September 2017 – Students will attend the C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1 Review live workshop on the 23 to 24 September 2017 in Lancashire.

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1 Review Workshop

One of the reasons these Academy workshops are so important for each students development is simply because all our programmes are advanced and because of it, we like to ensure each one of our students not only truly understands the information delivered on each programme BUT can apply it properly! On this 2-day workshop we run through some of the more challenging of assessments from C.H.E.K Practitioner level 1 and we show the students how to deliver the assessment in a way that flows evenly.

We highly recommend you prepare a case study to bring to this review workshop to ensure you get the most out of the 2 days.

Case Study Requirement
Each case study should include results of a full C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1 assessment and client programs following assessment including periodisation.
October 2017 – Students will be issued instructions on how they access the following e-books:

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Required Reading for HLC2

A C.H.E.K. Practitioners Guide of How to Understand and Implement the How to eat Move and Be Healthy Questionnaires and e-book The Last 4 Doctors You’ll Ever Need – How to Get Healthy Now.

Please note the following are also required reading for HLC2 however you are required to purchase these separately The Book of Chakra Healing by Liz Simpson and The Metabolic Typing Diet by William Wolcott.

November 2016 – In this month students will attend the 5 day Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2 advanced training program on the 16 to 20 November 2016 in Lancashire.

CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Level 2

The Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Level 2 course builds upon the foundational principles covered in HLC 1, teaching you how to apply these with clients and patients. You will also learn Paul Chek’s HLC principles of coaching; essential for a successful Health and Lifestyle coaching practice. You will be guided to fully understand and apply the rationale behind physical and metaphysical assessment, wellness program design strategies, as well as the finer points of coaching for long-term lifestyle changes.

December 2016 – Each students will be issued their second online workshop Holistic Lifestyle Coach level 2 Practical Application.

Holistic Lifestyle Coach level 2 Practical Application

Having completed the HLC level 2 programme, Students return for this ‘How to/ Putting it all together’ workshop. The HLC level 2 programme is a very important step in becoming a True Holistic Health Practitioner- and it enables you to work at a much deeper level with Clients than level 1. For this reason, this workshop focus’s on the structure you must adopt in our to gain results with your clients and ensure all systems are followed. We also cover how tohold a presentation as a HLC level 2, and all students are given a HLC Presentation that they can adapt to their own business.

A 90min Q&A call on HLC2 Practical Application Online Workshop will be scheduled for the first week in November; students need to complete online workshop before attending.

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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