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Jator empowers his clients to solve why the problems were created in the first place.

Over the past decade, I've had the pleasure of spending countless hours getting to know Jator personally and professionally. At a personal level I am impressed and inspired by his depth and relentless desire to continue to grow. At a professional level, I have an immense amount of value for how he works to help clients psychologically and physiologically to solve their problems, and more importantly, how he empowers them to solve why the problems were created in the first place.

- J P Sears, 'Ultra Spiritual' Guy

 
 
Jator has really ‘filled my shoes.’

Jator has worked very hard in his own spiritual growth for many years since he first became one of my students. He studied with a variety of self-growth experts and applies what he learns from his own honest explorations of life, holistic health and his private coaching practice as a teacher.  

I have had excellent feedback on Jator’s teaching style, and the deep practical wisdom he shares with his students. It is lovely to see my instructors grow and share their wisdom with their students and Jator has really ‘filled my shoes.’ 

As a man who’s taught thousands of courses and workshops all over the world, ready for a rest, it is a real blessing to have such a great, passionate, AUTHENTIC instructor like Jator out there sharing my CHEK Institute legacy. 

I am very proud of Jator’s ongoing growth and success as a teacher. I’ve received several amazing letters from his students informing me of their successful life transitions under Jator’s guidance. 

- Paul Chek, Founder of THE CHEK INSTITUTE

 

 
 
He taught me to take an in depth look at every aspect of my body, making sure that I made intelligent choices with each decision concerning my health.

I am a fitness, performance and lifestyle coach, as well as the owner of DIAKADI Fitness Performance Life in SF. Jator first started training here with us at DIAKADI in 2007 and quickly I realized that he was far more than a fitness and health trainer for his clients. Within a month of Jator working here I hired him as my own personal coach and mentor, never realizing that this step would tremendously change my life path, as well as the path of my clients, from that point forward. For Jator, fitness and health goes far beyond workouts and counting calories. He taught me to take an in depth look at every aspect of my body, making sure that I made intelligent choices with each decision concerning my health. His holistic approach encompasses food, sleep, stress, daily schedule, and emotions. My idea of a healthy diet was turned upside down as he taught me about organic vs commercial foods, the dangers of processed foods, the importance of knowing the sources for my foods, and even how my emotions can have a direct influence on the benefits I receive from my food intake. I now have a completely different relationship with food, truly appreciating the gift of cooking with fresh whole foods and feeling the benefits of that change in my intake on a daily basis. I had been overtraining and overloading my body so that I was in a constant catabolic state. With his changes to my sleep schedule and workout program, plus his addition of stress reduction work, I was able to discover a more vibrant level of being. I start each day more rested, happier. Workout-wise, Jator's approach to the body has completely changed not only my own approach to exercise but also the training I do with my clients. Jator taught me that a thorough understanding of anatomy is crucial to being a safe and smart trainer for your clients. He showed me that we must break the body into components, fix the framework and foundation and then rebuild it with the correct alignment, posture and muscle recruitment. Without doing this a body can never fully reach its potential. Consequently my body has never felt more balanced, strong or tuned. 

Jator TRULY walks the walk. He has lived through amazing transformations within his own life and this focus and work has helped him develop into the confident trainer, teacher and person that he is today. He inspires me not only to be a better trainer and coach, but a more understanding, loving person in my life as a whole. I can honestly say he is one of the truly influential people in my life. He has given me the tools and support to upgrade my life in a substantial way. I will be living a more comfortable life for many more years thanks to my good friend and mentor Jator.

- Billy Polson Founder, Owner at DIAKADI

 

 
Each step of the way he was there...

Working with Jator is highly efficient and productive. He is consistently on time and show's up ready to provide his expertise in holistic wellness. His approach to coaching is intuitive and insightful, displaying professionalism consistently throughout each session. My favorite part about working with Jator was the way in which he empowered me to take advantage of the instruction he provided. His support during my journey was excellent, encouraging my growth with compassion and integrity. He designed programs which were adaptable to my dynamic lifestyle, coaching me through each phase. Each step of the way he was there, providing guidance when I requested it as well as granting me space to explore my practice. I have been able to realize my goals of fully integrated wellness thanks to his instruction. I would highly recommend Jator's services to anyone!

- Jak Loewenstein, U.S COAST GUARD

 

 
 
 

I am a CHEK practitioner and Holistic Lifestyle Coach and owner of Ascend Body. As a CHEK practitioner, if you want to be the best, you study with the best. And Jator is just that, the best!

As a CHEK practitioner, if you want to be the best, you study with the best. And Jator is just that, the best!

As part of my own personal and professional development, I've been studying with Jator for over 4 years now. And what a ride! Jator's knowledge ranges the gamut from the very structural and scientific to the deeper roots of our dis-ease through the mental and emotional body. My own personal development has been greatly shaped by this inspirational guy. My dreams and goals as they relate to my "North-Star," are shaped by my day to day choices and Jator has helped shine a light of guidance to help me stay on my path.

I am, and have learned from Jator that continually working on my "foundation" both structurally and metaphorically provides me with a body and life from which I can reach my best and highest potential. My structural alignment and strength have greatly improved, my eating habits and nutrition are a world away from where they were and I’m a more grounded and happy human being.

Jator's approach leaves no rock unturned. He helps me investigate everything… How and when I exercise, when and what I eat, when I go to bed, how my thoughts are affecting my body and my life's perspective.

When you want true health and fitness, every choice matters. My conscious choices affect my sense of happiness, feeling strong and comfortable in my body, my feeling alive! It feels great and a world away from when I was never getting enough sleep, working out too hard and gaining weight instead of loosing it, constantly feeling stressed and worn thin. Jator assisted me in making the real changes that are lasting and transformative.

I've witnessed so many positive changes in myself and been able to pass that on to others. It is with great gratitude that I recommend him to you!

 

- Shane Young Founder, Owner Ascend Body

 
 
 
OMG Jator saved my life!

OMG Jator saved my life. For 2 1/2 years I have been suffering from excruciating back pain. I tried Physical therapy, doctors, Massage, and more. 3 days after I started the program/diet (he creates plans specific to each persons needs) my back started feeling much better and now a month later my pain is minimal. Thanks again, Jator! Because of you I feel stronger, healthier, and pain free.

- Avital E Founder, Owner Avital Beauty Lounge 

 
 
 
Jator methodically navigates you through the shambles so you can clean out your mind-body.

The cul-de-sacs within our body are where“garbage” ends up - metabolic waste, suppressed emotions -and Jator methodically navigates you through the shambles so you can clean out your own mind-body cul-de-sacs. Jator respects the synergistic relationship the mind-body holds, which cannot be neglected with the ever-more “complex” health issues of today.  Some health practitioners are too focused on the physical body, forgetting that we have a soul; some on the mental/emotional components, forgetting we have a body to nourish. He wears a plethora of hats (and in myriad directions!) - one of a functional medicine practitioner for organ-gland health; one of a body-worker/trainer for structural integrity/health; and one of a holistic coach to address the emotional level. He knows which hat to put on to help you heal as deep as you are ready/not ready to go. With so many options and misinformation today, I value his ability to see the best plan of action during any phase of your healing. As I personally feel that I can be dense and enigmatic, I find find his ability to see through my lies and deception... very refreshing!

 - Jaron Hua

 

 
 
I experienced Jator to be the most genuine, thoughtful, knowledgeable, attentive and effective teacher that I have encountered.

I am writing to express my gratitude for the amazing experience I had last week attending HLC... The class and the material were great but what made the experience truly remarkable was Jator Pierre. Allow me to start by saying that I believe a good teacher serves as a guide to help others realize and embrace their true potential. That being said, Jator Pierre is a phenomenal teacher. I experienced Jator to be the most genuine, thoughtful, knowledgeable, attentive and effective teacher that I have encountered. Jator did an exceptional job creating a one of a kind learning environment which I am positive left a life changing and lasting impression on us all. Rather than just delivering the curriculum in a typical didactic environment, Jator invited us to  critically think about and integrate the information that he was sharing.  It was abundantly clear that he truly cared about the experience he was creating for us and he graciously shared both his time and his wisdom. The class itself definitely did not feel like the normal weekend workshop but more akin to a journey of self-exploration with Jator as our guide. Jator's willingness to share himself so openly and completely made it possible for us to take that step to really look inward at ourselves. Though I can only speak for myself, I firmly believe that we all left better coaches and people thanks to Jator's guidance. I feel humbled and blessed by this experience. 

- Mariko Johnston

 

 

 
 

Writing this review of Jator has engaged my soul and caused me to reflect and consider the question... what has it been like for me working with Jator (and therefore working with myself) as I have experienced it? I hope that you appreciate this first statement for it has the potential to tell you a lot already!

Why did I initially seek out Jator? Having been active for several years on my Holistic Lifestyle Journey (applying the CHEK 6 Foundational Principles), I got to a point that I had to re-visit some areas of life that I was still not doing as well as I wanted (my story-- I know).  I was really putting out too much energy (e.g. tasking, doing and more doing) which is a result of my historical story of my attachments to feeling good/loved when I acheive.  As a result, I knew that I needed someone to hold up a mirror with honesty, respect, and LoVE and invite me to consider how that was working for me? 

Words that resonate with me when trying to explain some of my experiences of Jator....
Authentic, Refreshing, No-bullshit, Dancer, Trustworthy, HEART!

It felt like it was a divine appointment when meeting Jator at a training I attended.  I knew instantly that Jator was the cat daddy I needed to work with.  I could feel and intuitively sense that he was at a place in life that he had a certain level of maturity/mastery with his energy systems and how that was playing out for him day to day.  He has helped me to go deeper and be more authentic with the man in the mirror.

His coaching style that we have mutually invited and have established is one which we are co-coaching and co-creating. He facilitates/coaches through curiosity and genuine support to explore who am I, why I do what I do, what do I want out of life, what values are supporting me or sabotaging me which has led to new levels of self awareness leading to new stages of functioning.  He partners with me to bring to the surface my unconscious energies, emotions, movements, etc.  Also I very much respect that he coaches from a place of awareness of his dark side and has worked through and continues to actively walk his journey so as to not make this about him nor attach himself to my story.  

This review would be incomplete if I did not also share that Jator is very systemic in his coaching and insight.  He has helped me in areas of nutrition, sleep, and movement/exercise as well.  Specifically, he has been extremely helpful with nutritional guidance and direction to help heal and nurture my gut.      

In sum, I appreciate his holistic approach to coaching!!!

-Jason Olivea, 
Director of Quality & Safety
Phoenix Children's Hospital
 

 
 
 
His knowledge base on fitness and nutrition is extensive and solid.

It's been almost one year since I met Jator. He taught  the CHEK HLC level 1 class I attended. BTW, he is  a great instructor and that was a fantastic course. 

The only thing I knew about him going into it was that  he was wise, based on the fact that he was coaching a friend who invited me to take the course. I didn't Google his name or check the instructor bio. So I walked into class expecting an old man stroking a graying beard and was surprised to see Jator, wise beyond his years but not old at all! 

In keeping this brief, I will say this, Jator introduced me to myself. During our coaching sessions, with my willingness to face and move through the process of healing in areas of my life long neglected, he has been there to provoke and embrace a vulnerability I didn't know I had. His authenticity creates the space I need to share, learn and stay curious. 

His gentle and honest guidance always leads me to dig deeper to uncover answers. Jator asks the questions and I look for the answers. He is a friend, a mentor, a coach and an amazingly insightful and knowledgable man.  He's honoring a profound gift that he has been given but also uses his life experiences as a teaching opportunity which is quite frankly, very kind. 
I'm looking forward to his continued coaching as I set new physical challenges for myself. His knowledge base on fitness and nutrition is extensive and solid. He has helped me identify areas in my life where I needed to make changes, specifically my sleep, quiet time, exercise and hydration. 

I am much happier, more centered, and comfortable in my  mind and body now than I was before I started working with Jator.  I'm so  grateful for him and his role in my life. 

If you are looking for a holistic approach to improving your health both physically and mentally, Jator is your man.

- Felicia B. 

 

The moment Jator began to speak, his grace, his heart, his intelligence, and his kindness were very evident to me. He emits a sense of calm and care that is both soothing and enticing. At the time, I didn't know that in order to grow into my best self I needed to find Jator, but once I stumbled upon him, it became clear to me that he would be the vehicle. 

 
 

The moment Jator began to speak, his grace, his heart, his intelligence, and his kindness were very evident to me. He emits a sense of calm and care that is both soothing and enticing. At the time, I didn't know that in order to grow into my best self I needed to find Jator, but once I stumbled upon him, it became clear to me that he would be the vehicle. 

With his help, I have improved my anxiety, my depression, my stress management, and my diet all while finding a more caring, loving, understanding, compassionate, optimistic, and strong version of myself.

He has an incredible ability to meet you where you are and to help you find you in way that is highly individualized. He has a deep understanding of not only the human body and its inter-workings but also of the human condition and its complexities. He shares his wisdom and his experiences willingly but without force while also offering his support and his guidance.
Jator has given, and continues to give, me the tools, the teachings, and the support that I need. By creating a sacred and safe environment, I feel comfortable sharing my vulnerabilities and tackling my battles. He listens to my words and my struggles and then provides me the guidance to make positive change in my life. With his help, I have improved my anxiety, my depression, my stress management, and my diet all while finding a more caring, loving, understanding, compassionate, optimistic, and strong version of myself. 
There is truly no greater gift than to know and to work and to grow with Jator.

- Elizabeth S. 

 

 
 
If you are committed to changing from the inside out then be ready for the truth.

By Divine Appointment! There is no accident that Jator is in my life or in the world.  He is inspirational,  brilliant,  loving,  and hilarious.  I'm motivated in my daily experiences by just the thought of him. I make much better decisions in my life because I have him as a coach and a mentor. His Presence not only continuously changes my life but also spills over into the life of those around me. There are no words to even grasp the feeling of appreciation, trust and gratitude that overwhelms my heart. 

If you are committed to changing from the inside out then be ready for the truth. He's definitely everything I needed and more.

- Shawana Booker, CMTA

 
 
By far, the most well-informed, insightful, kick-ass trainer I’ve ever worked with.

Jator is, by far, the most well-informed, insightful, kick-ass trainer I've ever worked with. He has kept me strong for my martial arts training, kept my spine in shape for sitting at my desk all day, and worked me back to strength through a shoulder surgery and an ACL surgery. He works HARD to educate me on how I can build health and wellness from my sleep, hydration, diet AND exercise. He is insightful enough to work me into balance on the days when I limp into the studio and makes me work until my muscles protest on the days I'm bouncing. Functional strength is not a concept, it's a REALITY, and I've watched Jator work for years to bring his brand of CHEK Fitness to the individual needs of dozens of clients... one of whom is ME!

Guru Rennie S, Silat Master

 

 

 
 
What I got with him was the exact opposite [of who I usually work with] and as he predicted, exactly what I needed.

I found Jator when he was teaching a CHEK Institute course and I was immediately impressed. He also looked like the kind of coach I generally responded well to, a rough, tough, fighter type, who might yell in my face "military" style.  What I got with him was the exact opposite and as he predicted, exactly what I needed.  He taught me how to slow down, to observe and listen to my body, guided me to change my diet and hydration habits, and counseled me on the importance of physical and mental rest and on expressing and observing my emotions and thoughts.  

Since working with Jator I feel more rested and calm, yet full of energy and at 42 my body is looking a lot like the one I had at 18, but this time I have it the healthy way.  Field hockey performance was better than ever this season and I am injury and pain free.  So, behind the tough guy appearance I found one of the most knowledgeable, observant, humble, patient, kind, honest, open, funny, insightful and effective practitioners I have ever worked with.  If you think you have reached peak performance, mentally, physically, spiritually, I challenge you to spend a couple sessions with Jator. Before you know it you will be breaking through that illusion!

- Alison S., Pilates Instructor

 
 
 
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He is a total weirdo.... in the highest, most complimentary sense of the word.

I have been working with Jator over the last year, and I wholeheartedly and enthusiastically endorse his services.  In my own experience, Jator immediately identified subtle but MAJOR underlying issues in my diet, sleep, exercise, and general state of mind that have completely transformed me from the inside out since the time I have been with him. Jator is a CHEK Faculty member, which rightfully identifies him as one of the most talented holistic lifestyle coaches in the country. I agree with this characterization. Beyond his professional skill, Jator has a large network of other talented health practitioners in the Bay Area that he utilizes when necessary.  
He is a total weirdo (in the highest, most complimentary sense of the word) and a complete pleasure to be around.

- Jared P Founder, Owner Be Now Farm

 
 
Jator’s work empowers you to get in touch with your mind, body and soul

Jator is a true rare find and a gift on my path to healing.  Jator is a very wise, humble and caring man and what draws me to him the most is that he is genuine. He has a beautiful empathic heart and it’s his heart that leads his work, providing a safe and loving space to share your true, raw feelings and thoughts with. He has the ability, to listen beyond the words that you speak, to truly hear what you are saying and then has the skill to ask you questions that allow you to begin to hear the buried truths and beliefs within you that are subconsciously directing your life. After just one session with Jator, in the days and weeks following, I have had many hidden limiting beliefs and emotions rise to my consciousness, which I was not aware of, revealing so much about myself.  I feel the reason all of this is arising within me is due to the open heart safe space that he creates, knowing whatever is dancing around in the shadows, is safe to come out and play out in the light.  Jator’s work empowers you to get in touch with your mind, body and soul, to truly hear what it is saying to you allowing you to begin to work with yourself to truly heal.

- Jacyln Bergmeier,  Australia

 
 

Jator is the voice in my head everyday regarding lifestyle choices, wrestling with self imposed body challenges and understanding that making the right choices makes me feel full of energy.  I have known and worked with Jator for years.  I have grown older with Jator and observed him evolve as a masterful lifestyle coach and individual. 

He practices what he believes in more than anyone I know.

First, he practices what he believes in more than anyone I know.  He is a master in in helping me understand what my body needs and how to feed the mind and body in a manner that I understand but can also practice.  When I follow my plan, I see results.  My workout plan is specific to my body needs.  We practice together, I implement the plan in my busy schedule and then we review progress every 4-6 weeks.  Changes are created based on needs my body shows. 

Probably one of the biggest changes I have made in working with Jator is changing my dietary intake.  We have talked for years about giving up grains, all of the white devils and eating organic, when possible.  Well, I finally decided to follow the master and have seen incredible results in increased energy, better sleep and improved body shape.  My skepticism changed to that of a believer.  To keep me motivated, Jator checks in weekly, as I don't live in SF and travel quite a bit.  Knowing he will be checking on me helps to keep me on track.  But most importantly, Jator has worked with me endlessly on understanding and realizing how to create a stronger me.

Jator is a true friend.

- K. C.

 
 

Jator is far, far beyond a "personal trainer" or "lifestyle coach". He is a true facilitator of healing, and embodies the principles of his work philosophically in his own life, setting a profound, authentic example of the saying "practice what you preach".

Jator demonstrates that it is possible to meet clients with a non-judgmental attitude and open mind, ready to receive each at the very place where they are on their journey.

Jator demonstrates that it is possible to meet clients with a non-judgmental attitude and open mind, ready to receive each at the very place where they are on their journey. Since the very first moment that I met him, I felt that Jator fully accepted me for who I am, and where I am in my personal journey toward health and balance. His patience for my pace and process in our work together has been immeasurable. Jator listens actively to everything my words and body communicate, and provides insightful guidance based on the messages he hears, both in the direct messages as well as the more elusive, underlying messages that require a deeper level of awareness to perceive.

Since beginning my work with Jator, I have enjoyed improvements in my: digestion, sleep, energy, blood-sugar levels, hormonal balance, immunity, physical stability, posture, breathing, movement patterns, mental clarity, relationship with food, overall capacity to 'listen' to my body, as well as deepened and more authentic relationships with myself and loved ones... to name just a FEW! Many (if not all) of these improvements were initially noted within the first 2 months of our work together.

Jator understands the subtle difference, yet profound implications, between facilitating and teaching. In my life, he has helped to facilitate the development of a more honest, authentic, and intuitive relationship with myself, resulting in a state of physical, mental, and emotional health I had not imagined was possible. And I believe our work together is only just beginning! Jator won't change your life, but he will help you to discover all of the things that have been standing in the way and blocking you from changing it yourself!

Take a deep breath, call him up, and see for yourself!

- Christine D’Agostino, MA, Educational Consultan

 
 
He offers a perspective that is always worth hearing. Jator is the most masterful coach I have ever known.

Jator has been a massive part of my life for the last 7 years!  He has coached me through planning a wedding, 2 pregnancies, breastfeeding, sleep deprivation and a now a true self awakening.  He has coached my husband through many of life's monumental moments.  He has supported me wholeheartedly in my intention to raise healthy, conscious children.  And offers a perspective that is always worth hearing. He is the most masterful coach I have ever known. No one can write a program like him!  He has coached me through every possible situation.  His programs are for your unique body and they are so tapped in.  Your body knows and trusts and transforms…. just like that **!

Tara R.