Paul Chek on the Essentials of Personal Training: Lesson 17

by Paul Chek |  Date Released : 06 Dec 2011
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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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Rish, Phil | 09 Feb 2012, 19:34 PM

Thank you Dan and Paul for responding to my comments. I know you must be a busy guy and I know you have done and continue to do many good works. It was not my intention to undermine those efforts. I was just looking for more open dialogue on this subject. I totally see your points and appreciate your insights. Thanks again. In health.


Chek, Paul | 10 Jan 2012, 22:01 PM

Dear Phil and Dan,
Thank you both for your comments.
Phil, "Dan hit the nail on the head!" with his comment...THANK YOU DAN!
First and foremost, I spend as much time "giving knowledge and coaching away for FREE as I do selling it". Sadly, I've learned the hard way that in our culture, if people don't "value" the offering, they don't RESPOND to the opportunity. I've had piles of email and contacts from people all over the world complaining that they can't afford my courses and programs. So, what did I do...I started by offering my PPS Success Mastery Program FOR FREE for a three day period and I monitored how many people actually opened any of my (now FREE) lessons (I announced the free lesson opportunity to over 50,000 people by the way). After the event, only 27 people opened even one lesson!

Then, in attempt to help "the self-proclaimed poor people", I cut the price of every of the 12 lessons in half...Do you think it improved my sales? NO! It made them WORSE! I've given thousands of hours of FREE coaching to people with self-proclaimed "dire need of my help..." and sadly, most of them don't act on any of the advice and go on reproducing the same choices and behaviors that got them in trouble in the first place...

Dan, you are dead right. It is time for all the Chek Practitioners and people who've cultivated "wisdom" from my teachings to share their authentic experiences with others. That's the only way I can actually have an impact beyond my own social and professional circles.

Clearly, the world and the world population is at a tipping point. If we don't take action and heal ourselves, we have no basis to complain about the world. Once we heal ourselves, we are a living testament to, and example of what is possible if people emulate (the best of) us.

IF ANYONE were to read, watch, listen and apply even 10% of what I've shared for free (such as this very series) their life and all whom they touch would be forever improved.

I appreciate both of your comments and your willingness to study my teachings and I look forward to seeing and learning of how you've made them your own and shared them with the rest of the world.

Love and chi,
Paul Chek

demers, dan | 27 Dec 2011, 07:54 AM

@ Phil. I believe his book has all the information that the "masses" need to live healthy, it is surprisingly encompassing. Like he has just said in his free blog, all you really need to do is listen to your inner animal, your common sense.
Even if his programs were free, I very much doubt the masses would want to dedicate their time to such detailed information.

I am sure he charges what he charges for a reason, if cost goes down quality goes down. As Paul Chek is largely considered number 1, it seems a fair price for the best most current information available.

One man can't save the whole world alone, but I think Paul Chek already tries, does far more than the vast majority, and far more than we'll ever know.

Maybe it's our turn.


Rish, Phil | 15 Dec 2011, 18:20 PM

Mr. Chek I am a very big fan of your work. Your philosophies and teaching have shaped me as a trainer and coach for over 10 years. First off I would like to send my gratitude for your time and energy for providing these amazing videos (along with all your other works) to our community (for free). Through the ten years I've been following you, I've notice and appreciated the evolution of your studies. It seems, that this video series is a reflection and culmination of that higher purpose. I just finished reading an article/ interview that you did with Some very amazing and compelling stuff. Everyone, not just people in the health and fitness community needs to hear and see more of your work. However, I find that most of that work is not available to the general public. I've always wanted to go through your courses and lectures but who can afford them? I know all about priorities and self realization, etc. But the reality is that most people in the "everyday world" do not have the access to this information. Mothers in poor communites with no time or money, people lost in whatever confines them, young adults looking for a positive voice. Do you, and/or have you ever thought about bringing your message and invaluable information to the masses? And not just your book. We the people (not just health and fitness gurus), in these great times need to see more of you out there. How can we get more of Paul Chek? How is your work starting to reach the everyday person? Do you do community work and/or work with helping to make the global change you are talking about besides having your practice. You are a very successful coach, trainer, etc. but do you realize that you also have the potential to be a social leader?
This comment may be out of contexts to the video but I just wanted voice my opinions and acknowledge my appreciation.
In health,

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