Good morning welcome to the Empower Hour on ESPN RADIO, I’m your host Kyle Brown.

Today, we have well-rounded group of friends talking “TAKE A HOLISTIC APPROACH” here whose stories will empower you to take your life to the next level.

First, I have my new friend FITNESS INDUSTRY ICON AND HOLISTIC WARRIOR PAUL CHEK. Then, my new friend The CEO of Paleo f(x)™ the Largest Paleo Health & Wellness Event in the World

Michelle Norris will be with her “Top 5 Ways To Build Community Around Your Passions.” Lastly, I’ll be giving you your weekly challenge to help you live the life you want, the way you want it.

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My first guest is a internationally-renowned expert in the fields of corrective and high-performance exercise kinesiology.

For over twenty-five years, Paul’s 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.

Please welcome my new friend PAUL CHEK.

“My mother became a yogi and studied under the Self Realization Fellowship.”

“We had a 140 acre sheep farm and lived off the land.

“As I studied as an athlete and did whatever I could do for peak performance. I had two jobs: represent the army in triathlons and as a boxer.”

“I originally got hired by the largest PT clinic. I rehabilitated the top surgeon. I made a living rehabilitating their biggest failures. They could see the evidence but it went against their own science.”

Listen to hear Paul’s answer to this question:

The mainstream seems to be slowly catching up with philosophies you and I have been advocating (me for the past 15 years and you for the past 25 years) about listening to your body, positive self talk, organics, and your body being the best piece of exercise equipment. How do you feel about the current state of the fitness industry? Where have we made the best strides? What still needs to be understood?

“The biggest problem in the fitness industry is no standard of education. You can get your degree on the internet.”

“You have people that read magazine and articles and no knowledge to understand what reading.”

“The exercise industry and education system is product driven. Everyone has a corporate link. So most education is really selling products. Not understanding how body, life, mind work and work together.”

“The exercise industry is as screwed up as ever was but industry is at least now looking at teaching like myself to look deeper.”

“The national average for watching TV is 4.7 hours a day so has to do with time investment not having enough time. Have to prioritize life and get clear on what dream is. They’ve already wasted huge amounts of time and money invested in things that don’t work.”

Listen to hear Paul’s answer to this question:

You created a unique Golf Performance Specialist Program (of which I bought and LOVED the course book) that is being used throughout the golf world. For all those golfers tuning in, what would you say is unique about golf-focused fitness and what would you suggest a golfer take a look at if he wants to elevate his game?

“There is a natural progression. First restore natural flexibility and joint stability. A golfer should have normal and optimal range of motion in every joint in their body.”

“Fastest thing a golfer could do is length/tension test to see what muscles are short and tight.”

Listen to hear Paul’s answer to this question:

Also within that book “How To Eat, Move, and Be Healthy,” you expand upon one of my favorite philosophies of Metabolic typing, saying ‘The way we respond to food exercise and stress varies person-to-person just as much as our fingerprints.’ What is your take on metabolic typing and why we vary so much from person-to-person?

“In autopsies 19 different groupings for shape and size of human stomach. Even within same family, up to 1000% difference in ability to clear alcohol from the system.”

“Goal is to learn to listen to when your body is telling you it wants something specific. My approach to metabolic typing is based on learn through exploration and observation how your body responds.”

Thank you so much PAUL for exemplifying a true holistic role model. Where can we continue to follow your journey?


Michelle Norris is the founder of PALEOf(x) the largest Paleo health and wellness event in the world.

Michelle is the Executive Chef, owner and founder of Instinct Catering & Events.
Additionally, she is a Founding Partner of ID Life, a new health & wellness company that will revolutionize the industry and a major sponsor of Paleo f(x)™.

On April 24-26th,thousands will gather at the Palmer Events Center in the heart of downtown Austin, the fastest growing city in America, to immerse themselves in the new wave of nutrition, fitness, and preventative healthcare—the “Real Food” movement.

Paleo f(x)™ features three jam-packed days of presentations, Mastermind panel discussions, Think Tanks, cooking demonstrations, hands-on fitness workshops, fitness scoring, and competitive fitness challenges led by dozens of leading physicians, scientists, New York Times best-selling authors, celebrity athletes, fitness professionals, activists, and others.

“Top 5 Ways To Build Community Around Your Passions”

    1. What drives us?  (Mission/Purpose)
    2. Who is our tribe?
    3. What is our common ground?
    4.  Who are we and what does that mean?
    5. Are you filling a genuine need, disconnect or missing piece or just creating a product to sell?

“We’re giving away two premiere tickets to Paleo f(x)™ 2015, to listeners of The Empower Hour with Kyle Brown. To enter:

  1. Go to, and sign up for the newsletter.
  2. Go to the Paleo f(x)™ Facebook page. Look for the post about this giveaway, pinned to the top of the page. Leave a comment letting us know that you’re a Kyle Brown listener and you’re entering.

Be sure to do both by Tues. 3/17! On Wed., we’ll randomly select two winners and notify them via email. Good luck!”

Follow Michelle on Twitter & Pinterest @EclecticKitchen & on Instagram @EclecticKitchenEvolved

Follow Paleo f(x) on Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram @PaleoFX


So first off, I am not calling you a big fat cow. It’s metaphorical. Second, I know this may sound contradictory to my previous challenge to you about becoming a go-giver. For those of you who haven’t heard that term, a go-giver is someone who goes out into the world with a mission to provide value to those who he or she comes in contact with instead of being a self absorbed taker who provides no value and just asks for stuff.

While it is wise to be a go-giver and provide tremendous value to the world, if you aren’t also a go-receiver and you don’t ask for as much as you receive in return, it’s like exhaling without inhaling.

The Taoist symbol Yin Yang perfectly illustrates this concept. It’s all about constant flowing balance. Balance between masculine and feminine energy, darkness and light, giving and receiving.

We are all searching for balance. Some times in our lives we find ourselves in a selfish mode where all we do is take and take without providing value in exchange. Other times we awaken to our past selfish ways and focus our intentions on giving. Certain personality types find extreme joy in giving while others just give out of weakness and low self-confidence, hoping they will receive love in return.

The key is to find balance between being a go-giver and asking for what you want. This can be one of the most difficult challenges you can accept. Even more difficult than drinking enough water for some of you.

Personally, I went through this journey on extreme ends. As a bodybuilder, I had to be extremely focus and become incredibly self-absorbed. I took and took and took and was solely me-focused. It was the only way I could stay on point, as the obsessive mindset with my goal through me completely out of balance for a few years in the late 90s early 2000s. I lost friends and repelled the ladies with my lack of empathy, and was so focused I didn’t even realize it until it was too late.

On the other side, once I entered the world of personal training, I dedicated myself to being a go-giver. I gave all of myself to paying clients, friends, anyone who wanted to learn my knowledge. Like a preacher sharing the good word of fitness and a healthy lifestyle, I would give and give and give and give to make up for my selfish past transgressions.

One day, I awoke and realized I was the cow giving my milk away for free. Uh oh! My family and I needed some milk, but I had been giving so much that I left myself with an empty fridge.

“Milk” in this case is analogist for so much more than money. It can mean love, your skills and passions, your time, you name it. Find balance between being a go-giver and a go-receiver and the milk will always be flowing.

Thank you for listening to the Empower Hour. Remember that we’re live every Saturday from 9-10 on ESPN Radio 1700AM. You can listen live on your radio or from our ESPN livestream, or download our podcast on itunes and connect with us on facebook.


  1. Super jazzed about getting that knhwo-ow.

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