C.H.E.K Scientific Core Conditioning


Scientific Core Conditioning (SCC) is the most comprehensive, in-depth course available on this subject. SCC gives 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. SCC gives knowledge of functional anatomy of the core; support mechanisms provided by the abdominals; why tongue position is crucial when conditioning the abdominals; how faulty abdominal training can create postural problems; how to assess core function; how to reestablish activation of the abdominal wall after abdominal surgery such as caesarian section, hysterectomy and hernia repair, or in the deconditioned client; understand why core coordination and strength tests are essential for your orthopedic patients and competitive athletes; exercises suitable for the post-rehabilitation patient all the way to performance-enhancing techniques for training amateur and elite athletes.


C.H.E.K Scientific Back Training

This comprehensive course is intended for serious strength and conditioning specialists, rehabilitation specialists and personal trainers. 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 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.

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C.H.E.K Scientific Shoulder Training

This course covers the functional anatomy of the shoulder and shows you how you can develop preventative, performance and corrective exercise programs better than ever before. Developed by Paul Chek, this course is based upon the tried and tested methods he has used over 28+ years of successfully working with clients who presented with all types of shoulder pain and injury.

You will gain a deep understanding of the interactive anatomy of the shoulder that will enable you to develop functional shoulder exercise programs that improve performance and decrease the risk of injury and chronic shoulder problems. You will learn how to assess the shoulder complex, select the best exercises for each individual client and design programs for all phases of conditioning. Instruction of correct techniques for common shoulder conditioning exercises is covered in depth, plus corrective exercises, mobilizations and explosive training to enhance your exercise programs for all levels of patients, clients and athletes.

This course provides an in-depth, multifaceted approach to optimal shoulder conditioning and the integrated function of the shoulder with the rest of the body.


C.H.E.K Program Design


Exercise is like a drug; given in the right quantities at the right time, it can help a person. In the wrong quantities at the wrong time it can hurt the same person. A key skill for any fitness professional is being able to design individualized exercise programs that will lead to optimal performance for all types of clients; this course is designed to teach you to do just that! You will learn how to combine and manipulate acute exercise variables; not just reps and sets, but also loads, tempo and rest periods. Periodization concepts are covered and case histories are used as illustrations, bringing real-life examples to help you understand these critical factors. 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.


C.H.E.K Equal But Not The Same


  • How the female client differs from the male and why specific exercise programming for females is essential

  • How to recognize common joint instabilities and orthopaedic concerns in females

  • How to correct common postural problems in women

  • Hormonal and nutritional considerations that need to be taken into account when designing effective programs for females

  • Corrective exercises that address these common female concerns

  • The science behind designing exercise programs to meet females’ aesthetic goals


Level 5 Professional Diploma (SRF) in Soft Tissue Therapy

This diploma course covers all the essential skills necessary to become competent at treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems ranging from common postural dysfunction to sports injuries – students learn general massage techniques, soft tissue release, muscle energy technique and neuromuscular techniques.  Level 5 provides the student with an understanding of the underpinning knowledge necessary to apply these techniques to the patient correctly.  As part of the course students will cover postural assessment and joint assessments – both vital components in drawing up treatment plans.

C.H.E.K Dynamic Medicine Ball Training

  • Why Medicine Ball training works and how to select appropriate Medicine Ball size and weight.

  • Program design for optimal performance, including criteria for choosing repetitions, sets, intensity, rest periods and speed of movement.

  • The science of strength and power development for torso, rotator cuff, upper and lower extremities using Medicine Balls.

  • Precautions for orthopedic conditions and rehabilitation exercises.


C.H.E.K Swiss Ball Training

Developed by Paul Chek, the pioneer of Swiss Ball training for athletes, this course will teach you how to use this excellent tool to improve balance, posture and dynamic strength, plus train righting and tilting reactions. Used in rehabilitation since the 1960’s, Swiss balls are now becoming popular in training environments. There are literally hundreds of uses beyond performing a crunch over the ball! However, as with any training tool correct usage is essential to achieve the results you are seeking. In this comprehensive, highly practical course the personal trainer, athlete, athletic trainer and/or strength coach will learn:

  • The science behind the application of Swiss balls.

  • How to choose the correct size of Swiss ball for optimum training.

  • Stretching techniques

  • Beginner to advanced level exercises for the upper and lower back, abdominals, shoulder girdle, gluteals, hip musculature and lower limbs are included. The exercises cover the entire spectrum of intensity and complexity from the novice exerciser to those appropriate for elite athletes.

  • Well explained precautions for orthopedic conditions.

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C.H.E.K Swiss Ball Training

This course shows you how to apply the science of biomechanics and kinesiology to advanced assessments and functional training techniques using the Swiss ball. Paul shows you how to use the Swiss Ball for rehabilitation and injury prevention. You will learn how to identify postural problems and instabilities using Swiss ball assessments. After completing the course, you will be able to develop these assessments into corrective exercises, with appropriate modifications for the condition and training level of your client.


C.H.E.K Advanced Program Design