Scientific Balance Training - Part 4B

by Paul Chek |   Date Released : 03 Oct 2002
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Paul Chek

About the author: Paul Chek

Internationally acclaimed speaker, consultant and Holistic Health Practitioner Paul Chek, draws upon over twenty-eight years of experience in corrective exercise, high performance conditioning and integrative lifestyle management. Author of six books, over 60 DVDs and numerous correspondence courses and seminars, he has also developed four advanced training programs for professional development in the health and fitness industry. Paul is the founder of the C.H.E.K Institute, based in San Diego, CA which specializes in Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology ( He is also the creator of the P~P~S Success Mastery Program (

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Comments (9)

Ford, Christopher | 20 Aug 2018, 13:00 PM

Didn't love this series and I question the qualifications and credibility of Mr. Chek. Overall, I found this rather cumbersome and poorly-written series to offer little value to my practice beyond the 0.3 ACE CECs. I would encourage the author to write within his capabilities and qualifications, and in a style suitable for the intended audience.

sandoval, sara | 02 Jul 2018, 04:17 AM

Knowledge is power and there is no ceiling - thank you for expanding the minds of trainers - after all the general population that just started to be more active depends on fitness trainers to sort out what is what and become more body-conscious. All this great research and information presented in this course is supported by so many other programs like Neurokenetic Programming and "Anatomy trains" principles.

Rose, Scott | 30 Dec 2012, 09:27 AM

if u cant understand the terminology you shouldn't be meddling in complex areas of human movement, stick to lifting up heavy things and putting them down again

sandalo, paul | 10 Oct 2012, 16:24 PM

I totally agree with Robert Goldburg in that I feel that Check is truly terrific at what he does but feel like the wording in these articles are way to complex for the average personal trainer. I do agree that as fitness professional we do need to open up our minds to education out there but feel that we are also not doctors and some articles leave us feeling stupid and leave us a bit discouraged.

Fraser, Ryan | 06 Aug 2012, 22:27 PM

Open your minds personal trainers. By even trying to understand anything above your current level - you may just learn something. Stop sooking and start challenging yourselves.

Barnes, Chris | 15 Jan 2012, 18:20 PM

Too often is the term "fitness professional" used in regards to personal trainers. Being certified does not necessarily deem them qualified. It is through continuing education and growth that one may consider themselves a professional. I often use Paul's articles as teaching points for my staff. Higher order of thinking is needed to provide appropriate client services. If you do not feel this material is relevant to our field, then you are in the wrong field. As I watched in a Simon Sinek speech about inspiration, we must first determine "why" we are doing this, then "how" we plan to do it, ultimately finishing with "what" we are doing for our clients. If you can not rationalize learning Paul's material, then please find another field of work. We preach on the development and personal goals of our clients, but what do we do to facilitate them? Thank you, Paul, for your constant inspiration and education.

Klein, Amy | 27 Aug 2011, 22:45 PM

Although this article was, as you stated initially, way above most trainers heads, I do appreciate the comment about having to look up terms in order to know them and learn them for life. I know that when I have to resort to looking up a term or technique to use within my practice, I never forget what it means or how it is implemented. All in all, great information!

Chek, Paul | 08 Jul 2011, 00:48 AM

Dear Robert,
There are two primary issues I feel it is necessary to share based on your comment:
1. Personal trainers work with a very unhealthy, unfit people with a wide variety of incompletely healed and undiagnosed orthopedic pathologies. Unlike medical professionals, they have very little assessment skills, generally have a poor knowledge of anatomy and relevant sciences. My articles are designed to educate, inspire and teach people what is necessary knowledge if they desire to "reach their potential" as exercise professionals; today, exercise professionals must consider themselves part of the healthcare field for the reasons sited above. If my articles are too technical for you, then what a great opportunity to learn where your study is lacking. What a great opportunity to make friends with a good medical dictionary. I certainly wish I'd have had teachers offering me what I'm offering trainers around the world when I was a young man.

2. I wrote the Scientific Balance Training series at the request of the previous owners and staff of because they were getting many emails and contacts from trainers in the field that were becoming very confused over all the contradictory information being presented by authors on the site. They didn't know who to believe. They didn't have the knowledge to know which authors were most credible in the expertise. I was asked to write a comprehensive series to address all the issues that are relevant to understanding, and effectively administering balance training. What I share in the series is actually only a fraction of what I'd like to have written, but most people don't have the aptitude to take more than I've shared on board. Additionally, much of this kind of work can't be effectively learned reading articles. It requires hands on training by a skilled teacher. That's what the CHEK Advanced Training Programs offer.

I hope that now, with a better understanding of why the series is comprehensive, and why I wrote it, that your view point will be more open and considerate of my offering.

Much chi,
Paul Chek

Goldstein, Robert | 07 Jul 2011, 07:55 AM


A reminder this is PTonthenet. If you want to reach Chiropractors and MDs etc. They have their own sites you can provide information for them. This material needs to provide the PT with usable information that is practical for us. Thank You.

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