When I was a fledgling fitness professional, one of the first books I ever read was “How To Eat, Move & Be Healthy“, by Paul Chek.
So it was a bit of a surreal experience to get to knock on Paul's front door a few weeks ago and join he and his family for an epic weekend of conversation, workouts, nature immersion, Paul's crazy daily habits (which you'll discover in this podcast episode).
Who is Paul Chek, and I why would I travel all the way to the hilly backcountry of San Diego, California to interview him?
Paul is an internationally-renowned expert in the fields of corrective and high-performance exercise kinesiology. For over twenty-five years, his unique, holistic approach to treatment and education has changed the lives of countless people worldwide – many of his clients, his students and their clients. By treating the body as a whole system and finding the root cause of a problem, Paul has been successful where traditional approaches have consistently failed. Paul is the founder of the C.H.E.K (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Institute, based in California, USA and the P~P~S Success Mastery Coaching Program.
He is a sought-after presenter and has consulted for organizations such as the Chicago Bulls, Australia’s Canberra Raiders, New Zealand’s Auckland Blues, the US Air Force Academy and other elite organizations. He has produced over 60 DVDs and 17 advanced-level home study courses designed for the fitness and clinical professional. He is a strong believer in the essential role provided by practical training and has developed four Advanced Level Training programs to provide hands-on instruction for the exercise and health industries.
Paul's CHEK Exercise Coach program introduces fitness and exercise professionals to an integrated approach to conditioning; the C.H.E.K Practitioner Program is a two to four year advanced level program teaching corrective exercise and high-performance conditioning; the Golf Performance Series focuses on functional conditioning for golfers; the Optimal Health and Fitness Through Practical Nutrition and Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Program contains three levels and shows how to reach optimal health from the inside out. Thousands of people worldwide have been trained in one or more of these challenging and elite level certification programs.
Paul has also accrued three US patents for posture calibrating, hydrotherapy and equipment inventions, and has also designed several pieces of functional exercise equipment.
During our discussion, you'll discover:
-How Paul uses rocks and a stone circle for his morning workouts and meditations…[6:30]
-Paul's water charging tower and exactly how he built it so that the water is charges from the rocks…[11:40 & 14:50]
-The intriguing reason why you need to buy a lunar calendar…[22:30]
-Why Paul found the 82nd Airborne Division to be easy…[26:40]
-How you can use a smokeless vaporizer to vaporize mixes of teas, tobaccos and essential oils…[32:40]
-Paul's morning meditation routine…[40:50]
-The three extremely unique exercise patents that Paul holds…[46:45]
-What Paul calls “the King of all stabilization exercises”, and where you can find it…[62:40]
-How Paul was the first person to begin the now popular practice of putting butter into coffee…[66:45]
-Paul's unique combination of art therapy and plant based medicine…[72:45]
-And much more!
Resources from this episode:
-Kimera Koffee – Go to KimeraKoffee.com and use code ‘BEN' to get 10% off!
-Organifi – Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order!
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Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Paul or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Also published on Medium.