Qualifications to be a CHEK Trained Exercise Coach: Trained in functional exercise, personalization of program design and correct application of exercise. Completed the prerequisites, attended a 5-day course and passed the CHEK Exercise Coach exam.
A CHEK Trained Holistic Lifestyle Coach is: A Specialist in wellness, stress management and lifestyle coaching.
When looking for a fitness solution whether a trainer/Program/Gym or other, you should have your posture, pelvic angle and abdominal wall function assessed prior to activity!
As part of our initial consultation, we assess your posture, pelvic angle, abdominal wall function and more! The initial consultation and assessment is absolutely complimentary and there is no further obligation!
“Often when people are trained improperly, they don’t get injured right away but rather a couple of years later or longer because they are still exercising with the same form and/or exercises that they were taught”
It is estimated that approximately 76% of the general population has an undiagnosed disc bulge with no acute or chronic pain issues.
Using a discount or under-qualified trainer/fitness solution could cost you much more money plus pain and suffering in the long run. you don’t want to go to an under-qualified fitness solution attempting to increase your health, only to get hurt for lack of assessment, knowledge, or program specificity for your unique body characteristics!
We do an in depth assessment ensuring that your potential areas of injury or pain issues are addressed prior to the start of a more advanced program. Failure to assess and address any discoveries often leaves a participant injured at some point which loses valuable time and results along with the participant becoming discouraged.
When developing your program, we take into account several factors including:
Physiological Load (the amount of physical, emotional, and hormonal stress on your body) - If your body is in a breakdown phase do to stress, adding a stressful workout will only increase load which can and often does lead to the body breaking down.
Your spinal curvature and pelvis angle - Knowing these factors will help adjust the program to address and deviations from the normal range and reduce pain and or injury risk.
Abdominal wall function - It’s virtually impossible to have a fully functioning abdominal wall and also have low back pain. This assessment allows us to focus on potential weak areas.
Nutrition and Lifestyle Factors - The key building block to building a healthy body both nutrition and lifestyle factors lead to health or disease depending on whether your habits contribute to enhancing your life force or taking away from it.
When dealing with pain or injury, most approaches only focus on your symptoms.
We find the root cause of your issue(s) and develop a program that will specifically improve your issue(s) which almost always eliminates the symptoms!
Pain is not a signal that you need medication. It’s your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and your current path (activities, habits, etc…) is creating issues that your body is attempting to stop by sending pain signals.
When you have chronically tight areas in your body (that have remained tight for months or even years), this is the body’s way of protecting you from further injury. Example: someone that keeps experiencing hamstring pulls. If this person’s pelvic floor is not functioning properly, the hamstrings will attempt to activate in order to stabilize and protect the spine. In this case, if the hamstrings are treated with stretching, massage, yoga or some other modality without reestablishing the pelvic floor functionality, the symptom (in this case the hamstrings) is being treated while the root cause (the pelvic floor weakness) is not being addressed. The result is the spine or back will be exposed to potential injury.
The above situation is how someone throws their back out while attempting to pick up a piece of gum or other very light object!
When choosing a trainer/fitness solution, be sure that your choice will not lead to injury. Often when people are trained improperly, they don’t get injured right away but rather a couple of years later or longer because they are still exercising with the same form and/or exercises that they were taught.
You will read the word assessment several times throughout this website. It is true that I have my own weight loss success story as well as working past my own pain issues. Therefore, I have an idea of what many people are struggling with when it comes to both pain issues and weight loss. However, what worked for me does not always translate into helping others. People are different and come to me with unique issues, even if to the inexperienced person, their situation can seem pretty much the same. I stress that we offer the most comprehensive fitness assessment in Sacramento! This assessment process is crucial to differentiate each person and their unique set of circumstances. ~Aaron Robinet