Place of CHI is the new exclusive International Affiliate representing the CHEK Institute in Australia and New Zealand. Donal is also on the Faculty for the CHEK Institute.
Over the course of more than a decade, Donal has gone on a journey of completing all of Paul Chek’s courses, working his way through the 4 CHEK Practitioner Levels, the 3 HLC levels and most recently the PPS course. After years of study and presenting on a national scale within Australia Donal was accepted onto the Chek Faculty. He has been lecturing for the CHEK Institutute for the past 3 years, presenting Exercise Coach, HLC 1 and all prerequisite courses, which are scheduled LIVE this year, and is currently upskilling to present CHEK Level 1 & HLC 2. In Donals’ study years, he has worked and taken courses with all the top Faculty presenters such as Janet Alexander, Chris Maund, Suzi Nevell, Mark Buckley and in addition completed Zero Force coaching with Paul Chek.
Donal specializes in the “CHEK” approach – Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology. What this means is that this unique multidisciplinary approach uses various specialities for teaching holistic health. Paul Chek teaches students how to solve problems looking at each individual as a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual being. By assessing all facets of health and well being you learn how to problem solve and identify what is essential to achieve health and wellbeing. As a CHEK practitioner, Donal designs programs for diet, lifestyle, exercise factors, specific nutrition modifications, metaphysical and spiritual relationships. This unique approach is used to specifically customize your program to your needs.
Donal also works as a lecturer on a contractual basis to Fitness First Australia and prior to October 2010 for 8 years, was the Training and Development manager for Personal trainers within Fitness First. He has lectured to well over 2000 personal trainers nation wide. Donal worked in Fitness First initially as a PTM then a cluster PTM and moved quickly into the Regional role. He then moved into the role of PT Training and Development Manager. In this position, it was Donals’ responsibility to develop all internal education, control and vet all external education that was provided to all the personal trainers and managers, nationally. Whilst working for Fitness first Donal developed over 70 workshops and conducted 1440 workshops in all states over an 8 year period.
He now runs a consultancy company “Donal Carr Consultancy Pty Ltd” in addition to Place of CHI, that specializes in developing personal trainers through his mentoring program and continues to provide advanced workshops the personal training industry. In addition he consults to the corporate market and is a Presenter at national and international fitness conventions.
If you wish to contact Donal for a consultation or to arrange for Donal to speak at your corporate event please firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy, along with husband Donal is the director of Place of CHI.
Cathy is a HLC (Holistic Lifestyle Coach) Level 2 and has a 20-year background in dance & group fitness, teaching in several continents around the globe. She is a yoga teacher of traditional Hatha & Ashtanga and an Advanced Purna Yoga teacher which encompasses the Iyengar principles using props for optimal alignment & comfort for the participant. She has recently studied Yoga for kids and Yoga Therapy for kids, which she offers classes and school holiday workshops in Place of CHI Studio. Cathy offers Personal Training and Holistic Lifestyle Coaching at Place of CHI – Corrective Holistic Institute. Cathy’s passion is sharing the principles of the CHEK HLC program to families, women in particular, as she knows from experience the challenges one can face of being a busy mother to 2 boys., running a business, teaching students, and keeping the household or “nest” “together”.
“So many people have all the excuses in the world of how things are ‘too hard’, however when they hear that someone else is managing the same issues as they are, there is an understanding that they are not the only person facing these challenges and can become more accommodating as to what life changes can be integrated to have the entire family living with wellness and vitality”. With the right guidance, the “will” and having a “dream” anything is possible!
Cathy has taken many of Paul’s day courses as well as PPS lessons 1 & 2. She wishes to develop and market HLC/Yoga Wellness Retreats so people can remove themselves from the rigours of daily life and embrace their true nature in a perfect holistic setting.
Cathy has previously held the position of Programme Director, Group Fitness & Personal Training manager in several health & fitness facilities in Ireland, Canada & Australia.
To contact Cathy for Health & Lifestyle Coaching, Yoga, Kids Yoga & Yoga Therapy, Mandala Healing Art into a unique yoga practice; Personal Training or Group Training or to have a basic understanding of movement to music, please contact email@example.com