my story

My love for healthy living started young. I was raised in an organic household long before health foods were trendy. My mother, a personal trainer and holistic health enthusiast, healed herself through challenging health obstacles as a young woman, predominantly using food as her medicinal medium. She insisted on providing my brother and I the highest quality organic food we could afford. Regardless of our resistance as kids, holistic lifestyle choices successfully infiltrated my own preferences. I am forever grateful for her wisdom and influence. 

I take a creative approach to life and my coaching. Instead of assessing health challenges from an isolated perspective, my coaching method aims to integrate the mind, body, and soul into a congruent and harmonious human system. Holistic values are inseparable to my programs. I have learned there are no shortcuts to healing and I ask my clients to invest both honesty and responsibility with themselves as we work together towards incredible results!

Being born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, a mecca of health culture, I've been gifted the accessibility to the finest quality food, numerous creative outlets for self development, and a deep affinity with nature. Martial arts molded my athletic background and also brought me very close to spiritual philosophies at a young age. I have dabbled in multiple professions, ranging from law to luxury hospitality - both have enriched my passion for connecting with people and pursuing causes I care about. I am passionate about developing myself as a conscious, compassionate coach and individual. Helping people discover and trust their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual potential is the most rewarding work I could ask for. 

At the root of CHEK philosophy is to "practice what we teach." I have a close relationship to the work I will ask of you, most if not all things we discuss I practice daily in my own life. I too have struggled with burn-out, confused purpose, and reduced physical performance and speak from my heart when I say this work is a path towards the happiest you you've ever known.

I can't wait to be your coach!


By understanding and respecting the human body as an infinitely complex "system of systems," CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coaches asses your overall stress burden more comprehensively and thoroughly than any other health professional or fitness trainer you've worked with before. We asses the ROOT CAUSES to your pain, and share both knowledge and experience of how it's possible to live vibrantly, in your natural state of vitality.

Health is Taking Responsibility for Yourself
— Paul Chek

Achievements and experience

  • CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Lvl 2 Certification

  • CHEK 4 Quadrant Coaching Training

  • Certified Martial Arts Black Belt

  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz with Honors

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

  • World Traveler of over 20 Countries