CHAS BARCLAYChas Profile

BASpSc(Hons), ESSAM, AES, AEP, PGCBA, CHEK 3, HLC 2, GPS 

Accredited Exercise Physiologist, CHEK Practitioner & Personal Trainer

 

Chas Barclay is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, CHEK Practitioner, Personal Trainer and owns Human Engineering in Crows Nest, Sydney. Before opening Human Engineering as a private studio in 2000, he worked in the UK, New Zealand and Australia in several leading health clubs, gyms, private studios, physiotherapy and medical clinics specialising in pre and post exercise rehabilitation, personal training and sports specific conditioning.

 

Chas has presented at fitness conferences, fitness courses, at corporate events, Universities, and been featured in several magazines (Runner’s World, National Health and Vegetarian Life and the Ocelot), journals (Fitness Australia’s E-Journal) and newspapers (The Sunday Telegraph and Mosman Daily).

 

As a CHEK Practitioner, his expertise in demonstrating core stability, core conditioning, Swiss Ball, medicine ball, functional strength training and corrective exercises taught to personal trainers and Allied Health Professionals, can be found in the CHEK Institute’s Scientific Core Conditioning Correspondence Advanced Training Course and Gym Instructor Video series.

 

Besides seeing patients and clients at his studio in Crows Nest, Chas has personal clients in the UK, Europe, Asia, and New Zealand. A former World Top 30 Age Ranked Athletics Track Sprinter, he continues to see athletes in assisting them out of injury and back to competing at an elite or recreational level in their chosen sport.

 

For over 25 years, Chas has built a reputation for getting results with clients, whose chronic injuries have not been addressed in the past, allowing them to:

  • Improve their posture and health

  • Rehabilitate chronic back, neck, shoulder, hip, and knee injuries

  • Lose fat

  • Change the shape of their bodies, and

  • Improve performance in their sports or daily activities

Call Chas on (02) 9438 2299 or e-mail him at chas@humanengineering.com.au

 

Personal Goal

 “For clients to achieve movement, aesthetic, sporting success or postural changes they never thought possible in a pain-free and healthy environment.”

 

Specialities:Reverse Wood Chop

  • Back Care

  • Core Conditioning

  • Corrective Exercise

  • Functional Fitness

  • Musculoskeletal/ Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

  • Personal Training

  • Postural Correction

  • Sports Performance – Athletics - Track & Field, Basketball, Cricket, Cycling, Golf, Netball, Rowing, Rugby Union, Running, Soccer, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis, Touch Football, Triathlon, Yachting (see here for athletes) he has assisted).

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Sports Science and History (Brunel University, UK, 1990)

  • Post-Graduate Certifications in Musculoskeletal Evaluation & Rehabilitation (University of Florida, USA, 1992)

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (University of Westminster, UK, 1994)

  • Post-Graduate Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy of the Lumbar Spine  (McKenzie Institute International, Australia, 2005)

  • Post-Graduate Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine (McKenzie Institute International, Australia, 2008)

 

Industry Qualifications:

  • ELDOA Levels 1 & 2 Practitioner Certifications (The American Institute of Applied Soma Training, Guy Voyer, Australia, 2016)

  • Kinetic Link Training - Level 1: Functional Strength & Conditioning (Health Adventure Courses, 2016)

  • FMA Strength Coach - Level 1 (FMA Strength Training, Australia, 2010)

  • Gravity Personal Training Certification (efi Total Gym & HQH Fitness, 2010)

  • CHEK Nutrition & Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2 Certification (C.H.E.K. Institute, USA, 2008)

  • CHEK Certified Golf Performance Specialist (C.H.E.K. Institute, USA, 2005)

  • ATFCA Orientation to Coaching Certification (Australian Track & Field Coaches Association, 2003)

  • CHEK Practitioner Level 3 Certification (C.H.E.K. Institute, USA, 1997)

  • ACE Personal Trainer Certification (American Council on Exercise, USA, 1994)

  • Injuries in Exercise & Sport Certification (Premier Fitness Instructor Training, UK, 1992)

  • ACHPER Fitness Leader Certification (Australian Council for Health, Physical Education & Recreation, 1991)

  • Provide CPR, Basic Emergency Life Support & First Aid (re:VIVA First Aid Training)

 

Professional Bodies:

  • C.H.E.K. Institute - Registered Trained Professional, USA (www.chekinstitute.com

  • ESSA - Accredited Exercise Physiologist (Exercise & Sports Science Australia, www.essa.org.au

  • ESSA - Accredited Exercise Scientist (Exercise & Sports Science Australia, www.essa.org.au

  • Fitness Australia  - AusREP (Australian Registered Exercise Professional), Personal Trainer Level 3 (www.fitness.org.au

  • NIB - Registered Personal Trainer (www.nib.com.au

 

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Sporting Background:

Chas is a former World Ranked (26th in the 100m and 29th in the 200m in 2009) Masters Athletics Track Sprinter in his age group, having run lifetime personal best times at the age of 40 years old! This was as a result in 2004 of:

  • A return to Track Athletics following a 14 year break

  • Having World Masters Athletics Champion Peter Crombie as an athletics Coach with the Masters Athletics squad at Sprint Force Australia

  • Applying the CHEK high-performance training techniques he'd learnt since 1996

    At International, Australian National and State Masters Athletics Championships, he won multiple titles and set no less than 7 records as a Masters Athlete Sprinter from 2004-2013.

     

    A summary of his results are listed here

     

    In his youth, Chas competed in Rugby Union and Track Athletics:

    • 1st XV Teams:

      • West London Institute of Higher Education (Brunel University)

      • South-West England Schools U18

      • Gloucestershire Schools U18 and U16

      • Gloucestershire & Bristol Schools U16 vs Italy U16

    • Track Athletics:

      • West London Institute of Higher Education (British Colleges 4x100m Relay Gold Medallist)

      • Gloucestershire Schools U17