Meet the Team

Rev. Sara Gustafson PhD c, HLC 3, IMS, CHN

CHEK Practitioner, Minister & Holistic Counselor

Sara’s approach to wellness as a corrective exercise coach, nutritionist, IMM Metaphysical Counselor and holistic CHEK Practitioner emerged from an accumulative eighteen years in higher education, and twelve years research and clinical application.  In her work as a teacher, counselor and holistic practitioner, Sara draws from a wide background in exercise science & kinesiology, holistic nutrition, metaphysical & depth psychology, as well as integrative psychosomatic therapy working now in completing her doctorate in Philosophy with a specialization in Metaphysical Counseling.
At Primal Fusion, Sara focuses on her continued research in order to achieve the highest integrity in blending science and spirituality for work with individuals, couples and groups seeking to embrace the unseen, repressed aspects of Self as a pathway to connection, healing and wholeness that aligns them with their deepest spiritual truth.
She is an instructor for The CHEK Institute, and the author and creator of Holistic Health & Performance for Women, a course program which is the first of its kind to outline every variation that sets women apart on a physiological, musculoskeletal, limbic, somatic, biochemical and even cellular level.
Her soul purpose is evident in her passionate support for women. By sharing her insights of over 12 years of focused gender specific research, she teaches all care providers how to assess, design programs, train, and coach women to incredible success based on these crucial differences, as well as through an understanding of their own unique expressions and realities that create their individual human experiences. 

An avid learner and researcher with a comprehensive education in psychology, metaphysics, philosophy, sport-specific conditioning, exercise science, clinical orthopedic assessments, scientific core conditioning and strength training, Sara employs a unique body of knowledge to discover metaphysical correlations with physical symptoms so she can help her clients transform pain and suffering into harmony and renewal.

  • Licensed Metaphysical Minister 
  • M.A. Metaphysical Psychology
  • PhD.c Philosophy
  • Level 3 C.H.E.K. Practitioner & Instructor
  • Certified Holistic Nutritionist
  • Licensed Corrective Exercise Kinesiologist
  • Member of the C.J. Jung Foundation of New York
  • Joseph Campbell Foundation
  • Institute of Applied Metatheory
  • The Four Winds

Paul Chek

C.H.E.K. Institute

“Sara Gustafson is a highly skilled C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach who truly understands all the challenges women face, including being a mother, the dynamics of relationships, and their bodies. She has extensive experience working with men and their body-mind challenges and relationship challenges, and is capable of developing truly holistic healing programs.”

Aleks Rybchinskiy LMT, HLC 3, NST, CP4

Master C.H.E.K Practitioner, Therapist and Instructor

As a Master CHEK Practitioner, Neurosomatic & Holistic Therapist with over 15 years of clinical experience working with celebrities, pro athletes, and all walks of life, Aleks guides clients and students globally to live in harmony with themselves and others - mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Aleks Rybchinskiy is the co-founder of Primal Fusion Health, specializing in wellness education and primal integration to live well, and as one of the youngest professionals to reach Level IV training at the C.H.E.K. Institute, he's become part of an elite group of less than 50 practitioners practicing in the top 1% of this field worldwide.

Beyond credentials and expertise, Aleks is deeply committed to helping his clients cultivate awareness and self-discovery through their challenges. He is a natural in the flow state, guiding individuals towards a deeper understanding of their bodies and minds and helping them tap into their full potential.

Aleks's journey to becoming a healer was shaped by his own remarkable story of survival and resilience. Born in 1988 into a Russian communist regime as an only child, he faced early health challenges when he suffered from laryngitis at the age of 3 and was given an overdose of sleep medication by his doctors, which caused him to be declared legally dead upon arrival at the hospital. Through a miraculous tracheotomy, he was revived, but the incident affected his ability to speak and breathe energetically. Despite this setback, he slowly recovered and went on to become a refugee from Ukraine in 1992, eventually settling in the United States.

Today, Aleks draws on his personal experiences as well as his extensive knowledge and skills to help others overcome their own challenges and achieve optimal physical, mental, and emotional health.

Paul Chek

C.H.E.K. Institute

“Aleks has achieved status as a C.H.E.K Level 4 and Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3 practitioner, making him one of a small group of highly recognized, elite holistic health professionals in the world today. Those wanting support with comprehensive body-mind challenges, and a multidisciplinary approach will be blessed to have him as their coach/therapist.”

Colin Carr

Colin is a Holistic Health practitioner who takes a multidisciplinary approach to working with clients to achieve optimal health. He has worked directly with Primal Fusion founders Aleks and Sara, giving him a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of different aspects of wellness. 

As a CHEK HLC 3, Colin is trained in advanced nutritional and lifestyle coaching directly from Paul Chek. At his current level of CHEK IMS 4, Colin uses detailed orthopedic assessments to design high performance and corrective programs for clients. He combines this with a deep understanding of anatomy and kinesiology as a Neurosomatic therapist. Colin is a NEO Emotional Release Facilitator, using psychosomatic body work to help clients move into and through stuck emotions and trauma.  

Lastly, Colin is a certified Integrative health practitioner utilizing functional medicine labs, orthomolecular medicine, herbalism, and traditional naturopathy to address root causes of dis-ease. A combination of all these allows Colin to combine the best of the objective and subjective information needed to help clients reach a new stage of living.

Zach Cline


Zach is a holistic health practitioner and manual therapist with 6 years of professional clinical experience working with clients to overcome a variety of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health challenges that are often unresolved via traditional means. Using an approach that combines clinical orthopedic assessment, exercise kinesiology, neurosomatic manual therapy, holistic nutrition and lifestyle coaching, Jungian depth analysis, metaphysical counseling, emotional processing, and more, Zach helps people overcome their challenges in a way that is truly holistic.

Born in Raleigh, NC, Zach grew up involved in competitive sports and performance exercise before experiencing a deep crisis of self while playing ice hockey in college. On an exploratory mission, Zach began studying and practicing the work of great teachers in the field of integrative and holistic health such as Paul Chek, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, and much more, integrating these practices into his own life and private clinic to help others truly experience their power for themselves. 

Zach’s primary mission is to help others find their own inner compass and overcome blockages both in and beyond the body to truly experience freedom and lasting wellbeing in their lives. He has worked with both men and women in a variety of fields including professional athletes, corporate sectors, military and police special operations, and more, helping countless people identify and heal the root cause of their challenges by looking at the person as a whole and not as a set of symptoms.

Four Doctors

The concept of the last 4 doctors is so important.

Paul Check studied the ancient Greek physicians who spoke of the philosophy of the three doctors (Dr. Quiet, Dr. Happiness, and Dr. Diet) in their teachings. They believed that one could heal any illness with regular visits to these three doctors. Paul Chek added the fourth doctor (Dr. Movement), due to the fact that so many of us lead increasingly sedentary lives nowadays.

The four doctors are meant to create wellness within the individual using them. One must understand the four doctors and the purpose of the doctors in order to create true health and well being. Regular visits or reflections with these “doctors” will provide high levels of understanding and awareness to anyone seeking optimal health and fitness.

Dr. Quiet

We show you how to hear Dr. Quiet’s advice on rest, recovery, sleep, and finding balance through self-time in your life.

Dr. Diet

We help you tune into your body’s particular nutritional needs and give you the basic tools to meet them.

Dr. Happiness

We promote the importance of living by your values to enhance your health, and guide you through exploring your own value set using cognitive therapies and stress management.

Dr. Movement

Learn about the difference between Working Out and Working In and putting those movement types to use in your life to enhance performance and reverse pain.

Breathing

As babies we know subconsciously how to breathe properly. But as we grow into adults our breathing patterns often become shortened and more shallow. This is mainly due to the hectic nature of our lifestyles, which often puts us into a "fight or flight" stress pattern for extended periods of time.

Rest

Research that has made the connection between regular sleep patterns and your health is hard to ignore. Good sleep can improve concentration and productivity, and maximize athletic performance.

Diet

Food is an incredibly powerful drug, which is why it`s important that each individual works out which combination of proteins, carbohydrates and fats for every meal is best for his/her optimal health and wellbeing

Hydration

In order to maintain good levels of energy, concentration and digestive function it`s important to drink good clean, filtered water on a regular basis. In order for you to look and feel great on the outside you need to maintain a good level of hydration on the inside.

Exercise

Regular exercise will improve your body shape, protect your heart from disease, strengthen your joints and bones and relieve stress. An essential factor to successfully incorporating any exercise program permanently into your lifestyle is enjoyment.

Thoughts

The first thing you do when you wake up is think. It might not be anything profound other than realizing you desperately need to go to the bathroom. However, some would agree that your very first thoughts upon waking will determine your mood for the rest of the day - be it upbeat or downcast.

Are you ready to work on your goals? Do you have more questions?