Mental • Emotional • Spiritual • Physical
Meet the Team
We are Austin-based Chek practitioners, specializing in orthopedic rehabilitation, Neurosomatic Therapy, integrative corrective exercise training, holistic nutrition, health and lifestyle coaching, as well as integrative transformational therapy and metaphysical counseling. We believe that harmonizing your energy within all aspects of your life is the key to optimal health, fitness and performance. We represent the top 1% of experts in our field worldwide and can guarantee to help you feel better throughout all mind, body and spirit.
Sara Gustafson PhD c, HLC 3, IMS, CHN
CHEK Practitioner, Counselor, Minister of Ceremonial Rites
Sara’s approach to wellness as a corrective exercise coach, nutritionist, IMM Metaphysical Counselor and holistic CHEK Practitioner emerged from over fifteen years in higher education, 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 & somatic psychology, as well as integrative transformational therapy gaining 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 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 awakening.
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.
By sharing her insights of over 10 years of focused gender specific research, she teaches you 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.
“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.”
More about Sara Gustafson
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.
- Member of the C.J. Jung Foundation of New York
- Level 3 C.H.E.K. Practitioner & Instructor
- Certified Holistic Nutritionist
- Licensed Corrective Exercise Kinesiologist
- Licensed Minister of Ceremonial Rites
- M.A. Metaphysical Psychology
- PhD.c Philosophy
Sara’s specialties include:
- Intuitive strengthening
- Relationship & intimacy challenges
- Transformative process of healing physical and psychological pain & disease
- Metaphysical correlations with acute physical symptoms & chronic illness
- Women's health, Hormone & Stress related disease, weight challenges and pain conditions
- Holistic recovery for anxiety, depression and mood disorders
- Sociocultural influences on lifestyle, health and habits
- Intention, Initiation and Integration ministry
- Counseling for ceremonial rites
- Theory and dynamics of symbols, myth, religion, archetypes and etymology in process of individuation
- Psycho-analyzation and interpretation of dreams, waking experiences, art and integrative reflection
Aleks Rybchinskiy LMT, HLC III, NST, CP4
Master C.H.E.K Practitioner, Therapist and Instructor
Aleks is a Master CHEK Practitioner and Holistic Therapist with over twelve years in the field. As one of the youngest professionals to reach Level IV training at the C.H.E.K. Institute and become part of an elite group of less than 50 practitioners worldwide, he is a seasoned record-breaker having started his life on this earth by defeating the greatest odds, a kind of momentum that has remained a natural part of his path and continues to leave jaws dropped in its wake.
Aleks Rybchinskiy combines his unique and incredibly vast knowledge in biomechanics, physiology, anatomy, holistic nutrition, physics and ancient shamanic practices and Jungian psychology for an advanced form of physical programming and clinical therapy rarely experienced under one umbrella.
Aleks leads his men’s community coaching group, Tribe of Men, weekly in Austin, TX, and is also a speaker and educator teaching workshops and courses on shoulder rehabilitation, core function, and athletic injury prevention & recovery to enhance physical performance through the balance and optimization of home field energy systems.
“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 is a Holistic Health practitioner who takes a multidisciplinary approach in working with clients to achieve optimal health. As someone who has worked directly under Primal Fusion founders Aleks and Sara, he understands the importance and interconnectedness of the multiple bodies 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 2, 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. Lastly, Colin is trained as an 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.
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.
We show you how to hear Dr. Quiet’s advice on rest, recovery, sleep, and finding balance through self-time in your life.
We help you tune into your body’s particular nutritional needs and give you the basic tools to meet them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.