Saturday, November 13, 2010


If you haven't been to our new Burleigh location here is a Video Tour hosted by Jan Carton.


Our bodies are amazing, they are our vehicles to journey along in this life, to reach for our dreams, to be happy.
It only makes sense to Learn about your own body, so you can be the master of our own ship.  We just need to learn to listen to what it tells us.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Never too young to start at CHEK Australia!

Ms Ebony (5) shows us her great technique in the gym.

Kurt is gun at workout on Thursday.

After some major back problems Kurt has been training with Brodie 3 times a week and getting some great results.....and as a bonus is happy with the growth of some huge guns! hahahah!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Brodie growing muscles!

Brodie specialises in Strength and Conditioning at CHEK Australia. Here is a shot of him giving Steve some pointers. take a look at Brodies website

Friday, October 1, 2010

Steph Gilmore goes BOW WOW!

Steph thought she needed a new edge to her training and she can count on Jan to come up with some "NEW' techniques!
Don't look too closely ........yep I think Stephs motor skills have been greatly enhanced this session not only can she stand on a ball she can hold a wriggling dog!
World Title # 4 on its way!! steph is looking hot....Yes Jan you are too!

Welcome Carly

Chek Australia would like to introduce our new receptionist.
Carly brings great energy and experience to the business, welcome to the team!
Ebony thinks she has the skills needed and is challenging Carly for her job!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dan Ross and Kai Otten get into the thick of training

Both boys are missing the Billabong Pro in Tahiti due to injury but are serious about turning their bodies into unstoppable machines for the next leg of the tour! 
"Jan has been doing some great surfing specific work with us and really challenging our bodies. Its exactly what I need" Dan Ross ( WCT surfer)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Jamie back home training

Jamie at home training at CHEK Australia after winning the Molokai to Oahu paddle board race for the 9th time! Go Jamie!

Dan Ross and Kai Otten put in the hours at CHEK Australia!

Happy snaps taken on Thursday at CHEK Australia.
Kai and Dan have been hard at work over the last week so they stopped for a cuddle with Vance...what a happy couple!

Welcome to CHEK Australia Vance!

Here is the latest edition to CHEK Australia. At 9 weeks Mr. Vance Wilcomes came in to take a look at what everyone is talking about. He responded with a few smiles and a few shouts of approval at the new location and at the motley crew hanging about pretending to train!
High on his agenda was to grab Jan for a cuddle.....

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Layne Beachley camp visits CHEK Australia

Layne and Kara Webber (Surf Coach) visit CHEK Australia's new location as part of the Layne Beachley Elite Surf Camp.
The best under 16 girls in NSW were chosen to be part of the Layne Beachley camp at the High Performance Centre at Casuarina. Jan gives the girls an insight into the training of a professional surfer and a sneak peak into what CHEK Australia is all about.
Jude McMinn trains Page Harob (WCT women's surfer) while the girls from the camp listen to Jan's wealth of knowledge. Reaching the ASP WCT women's tour is exactly what these girls aspire toward.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Congrats to Jude.

Well done to our CHEK coach Jude McMinn for her fantastic win at the Century Cycle Noosa Winter festival. 

Jude won her over 40's division with a time of 3.07 hrs, finishing 11th of 545 people! 

We have MOVED!

Here is a sneak peak of the new premises at 4/6 Ramly Dr, Burleigh Heads. We have boxes to unpack, painting and carpeting to finish but it is looking great and we are excited to show you our new massage room, laser spa and lecture room. We are also planning a chill out / snack area so you can re-hydrate and re- fuel in comfort!

Come see us soon! 

Monday, May 17, 2010

We are moving!

We are Moving to our new premises on the 3rd of June. 
Details are below. 

CHEK Australia.

Unit 4/ 6 Ramly Drive,  
Burleigh Heads
Gold Coast
MAP LINK:,153.434425&spn=0.012492,0.01899&z=16


Turn right at the lights on Reedy Creek Rd. Just before the New Billabong, and Cult factories . That is Ramly street.  There is a K Mart Tyre place on the corner.  Just down Ramly on the Left hand side.

Please feel free to contact us for more information. Our phone number will change on the 3rd of June. For now our contact details are the same.

Phone: (07) 55938990

Fax: (07) 55938990

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lyn Skewes -Thankyou Email to Jan

To: Jan Carton
Subject: Lyn's Hip Replacement

Hi Jan, Well it's now 7 weeks since I received my new hip and I see the surgeon next week.  Can now walk without sticks and from the start have had very little pain.  I can't say thank you enough for all the exercises and assistance you gave me.  When I arrived at rehab. The physio said she had never seen anyone so well prepared.  She borrowed Paul Chek's book and photocopied all my exercises and at the time I really felt she might hop on a plane and visit you.  However she leaves for the U.K. next week but was just so excited with the whole program.
Jan the operation has been a huge success and I would have sailed through had I not been allergic to endome (a man made morphine tablet) which set me back for the first 6 days.  I can't believe I'm free of pain and it really is thanks to you that my recovery has been so quick and easy.  A big hug and thank you.
Lyn Skewes
(permission to use this email was granted by client 5.5.10)

Donovan Powell Tells Of His Success Story


Donovan's Testimonial . 
Click on the link for the full story.

I came to CHEK Australia after suffering from ruptured and bulging discs in my lower back for 9 ½ years. 

Over the years, I was treated by chiropractors, naturopaths, physiotherapists, rehab clinics and tried acupuncture. I even purchased an invert machine to relieve the pain, spending thousands of dollars and getting no where. I was not seeing any improvement at all and at times was unable to even walk.

I was strongly advised to see one of the best neurologists in Sydney and contemplated surgery.

When I commenced at CHEK Australia I met Jan Carton and was put through the most thorough assessment yet and at that point I knew I had made the right decision. After 3 days of treatment I was virtually pain free and now 18 months on I have packed up my house, changed my job, moved my family from Sydney and started studying to become a CHEK Coach. I am stronger and more agile than I have ever been.  

Not only do I deeply appreciate what Jan and the team at CHEK Australia have done for me, but I will be forever thankful as it has given me my life back and I now have a future to look forward to.

Donovan Powell.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

RAW Chocolate Mousse Cake

(Adapted from recipe Rawlicious thermomix booklet)
Jan approved!

Crust Ingredients
2 cups raw almonds or macadamias
2 cups of dates
Pinch Celtic sea salt
1 tablespoon cold pressed almond oil or organic coconut oil
Place all ingredients into food processor and blend until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs
Then push base firmly into pie plate or cake tin and put into freezer to set
Filling ingredients
Flesh of 3 large avocados or 4 small
4 tbsp Cacao powder (50 g makes it very rich)
½ cup agave syrup or honey but use less
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup water
good pinch of sea salt
Filling method
Place all ingredients into food processor and blend until the mixture is smooth.
Spread the filling mix on top of prepared crust
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Optional: garnish with strawberries or other berries and mint leaves and serve with Almond crème.
Once set you can also cut up into squares and freeze. A nice treat frozen too!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sam Bowden's Testimonial

Muesli Slice

Preparation Time 15 - 45 minutes Cooking Time 30 minutes Makes 15 squares

1/3 cup organic virgin coconut oil
110g (1/2 cup) agave syrup or pure maple syrup
200g pepitas (pumpkin seeds) or sunflower or both
2 tbsp flaxseeds or flax meal
2 tbsp linseed or LSA
90g (1/2 cup) sultanas
50g (1/2 cup) rolled oats
75g (1/2 cup) whole meal spelt flour
1/4 tsp of baking soda
1 lid of vanilla extract

Method Preheat oven to 170°C. Line a 20cm (base measurement) square cake pan with non-stick baking paper.
Combine the pepitas, flaxseed, LSA, sultanas, oats and flour in a large bowl. Put the oil and syrup in a bowl  and once mixed , stir into the dry mix until it is all combined.
Spoon the mixture into the lined pan and use the back of a spoon to smooth the surface. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until golden. Set aside in the pan for 30 minutes to cool completely. Cut into slices to serve.

Change things around and try different dried fruits and seeds. If the mixture is too dry add more coconut oil or agave.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Jude McMinn training one of her Clients yesterday. Jude is the latest CHEK coach to join the team and has been working under the guidance of the fabulous Jan. Jude is an adventure racer and keen kick boxer and over the last 6 months has been doing some great work here at CHEK Australia. Take a look at her profile in the ABOUT US page of the website!

Kate Wilcomes has been coming in for some training with Jan after a massive neck injury 4 months ago. She herniated C7 and is also 26 weeks pregnant so treatment has been a challenge. After 9 weeks in bed she is now building the strength to deliver her baby in June and also to return to surfing after the baby arrives. Kate is feeling great and really happy with the improvement since Jan's intervention in the last 2 weeks. Nice one Jan!

 This is Jock Barnes training with Brodie yesterday. An amazing rehabilitation story and a great guy. We are so happy to see Jock working hard and looking great. Take a look at our testimonials to see what Jock has to say.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Steph Gilmore Wins the ROXY Pro AGAIN!
Must be all that great training with Jan.

Congrats Steph!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mick Fanning Training seriously for the Quiky Pro!

With the Quiksilver Pro due to start on Saturday, Mick Fanning has been training hard. Here is was caught having some fun with Jan Carton's grand daughter Ebony.  

Brodie Ledgerwood from GC strength and Conditioning has some great classes and programs to offer. Brodie has just completed Charles Poliquin Level 1 and 2 PICP and Biosig Level 1. He has gone a bit crazy in this photo after all the study!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Taylor Cecil blitzed the field

Well Done TAYLOR !!

BANORA Point triathlete Taylor Cecil blitzed the field to take out the Queensland Triathlon Series race at Caloundra on the Sunday the 7th of Feb.

Cecil produced a solid 400m swim, backed that up with a competitive 15km cycle before dominating the 4km run to claim one of the most convincing triumphs of his young career.

Cecil was armed with a promising mindset for Sunday as he has a strong support from dynamic coaching duo Jan Carton (nutrition and strength) and Justin Drew (triathlon).

Cecil said he had been coached by Carton since May 2009 at Burleigh and had found her nutrition and mental techniques immensely beneficial.

“A lot of people don’t realise the importance of core and mental stability and racing with mental toughness,” Cecil said. “When everyone is at the same level of fitness, the winner will be the one who is toughest in the head.

“Jan has also helped Mick Fanning and Stephanie Gilmour, so it is great to have her assisting me.”