Founder and Principal Coach
Fitness & Performance, Swimming, Parkour and Bushcraft/Wilderness Survival.
Throughout his life, Glen has consistently maintained and nurtured his profound passions for exploration, adventures, continuous learning, and creative problem-solving. In addition to pursuing relevant formal education, certifications, and courses from esteemed experts and institutions to support his professional work in coaching and teaching, Glen has primarily been an autodidact polymath in many domains. His diverse range of interests, pursuits, and achievements, with his autodidactic credentials validated by science, attests to his multifaceted expertise. Over time, Glen has embraced coaching and teaching extensively, considering them integral components of his career. This embrace is driven by a deep-seated aspiration to contribute meaningfully to humanity through the implementation of progressive changes via his innovative ideas and solutions.
As a coach, Glen is most adept in Parkour, naturalistic fitness, survival swimming and self sufficiency/bushcraft/wilderness survival skills – since year 2005 – neverending dedicated and passionate training of these important life skills that have and are 2nd and 1st nature to Glen – He have put in so much blood, sweat and tears, made lots of sacrifices and have dedicated his life to these skills, and is on a constant lifelong mission to help others learn and train innate/utilitarian capabilities and skills to become better versions of themselves, individually. A person best learns and develops a skill/capability, if it is personalized for them, in a way that they understands and absorb best – this usually comes with private/personalized training, so Glen strives to train/teach his learners/trainees in personalized ways that they best understand, and overall in the best way possible – Everyone learns/develops new capabilities/skills in their own unique ways.
One of Glen’s big visions is to make the learning and self development of innate/utilitarian skills/capabilities for self sufficiency, more easily accessible.. and formulate personalized learning/training to individuals, so that they learn in the most effective ways and become the best version of themselves.
His forte is in his ability and many years long experience in putting himself in his learners/trainee’s shoes, and highly personalizing learning/training to his learners/trainees. Glen have helped many individuals from around the world, from all walks of life. He is committed to a principled approach, prioritizing logic, reason, and truth over fleeting trends and empty gimmicks, etc, in his coaching, and is against selling out – Glen’s coaching is rooted in utmost integrity, even if it means sacrificing financial gain – he firmly rejects profiteering in favor of altruistic coaching and earning an honest fair living from it.
Glen is dedicated to addressing social issues through the initiatives of his Academy. The central focus is on empowering individuals and facilitating the widespread dissemination of positive actions. This commitment extends to harnessing the collective efforts of everyone involved, emphasizing a collaborative approach to effecting positive change. Through these endeavors, Glen aims to contribute actively to the resolution of social challenges and foster a culture of empowerment and positivity.
Glen is a pioneer professional practitioner and coach of Parkour (traditional), with his experience dating all the back to year 2005. [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT GLEN AS A PARKOUR COACH MORE IN DETAIL].
Glen is a pioneer advocate for fitness using natural movements to improve innate fitness for function and performance, and a highly experienced professional strength & conditioning and performance coach for recreational/professional/elite performance with experience since year 2006 – A pioneer dedicated practitioner of powerlifting, weightlifting, calisthenics, natural movements (movnat/methode naturelle), strongman & dinosaur type training, since year 2006 – long before these became more popular in the mainstream we see today. [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON GLEN AS A FITNESS COACH MORE IN DETAIL].
Glen is a pioneering leader of universal bushcraft training provider in Singapore, with dedicated learning and practicing of bushcraft (wilderness survival and living skills) since year 2008, from all around world and bringing the knowledge back here in Singapore to teach people the ways of bushcraft in all environments around the world – He have taught many people, individually, and in organizations, from recreational, laypeople, to elite outdoorspeople, other bushcraft experts from around the world, etc. [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT GLEN AS A BUSHCRAFT/WILDERNESS SURVIVAL TEACHER, MORE IN DETAIL].
Glen is highly proficient in teaching survival swimming, and is exceptional in teaching beginners who know nothing about swimming, to being able to swim unaided on their own, quickly, once and for all – He is well known in the market for this – helping frustrated non-swimmers and individuals (who comes from all walks of life, having phobia, etc) to finally learn how to move confidently in deep open waters once and for all. [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT GLEN AS SWIM COACH MORE IN DETAIL].
Other relevant skills highlights: Cycling (off trail, BMX, mountain biking), cooking, urban survival / prepping / emergency preparedness, urbex and uncharted self supported explorations around the world, building (off-the-grid self sustaining house, etc – since childhood, Glen have dived into inventing his own novel robotics, machineries, programming/coding, [and many more unrelated] – via autodidactism).
Glen’s coaching strengths and forte;
Coaching teens; Interacting, communicating and relating to teens – is one of his best strengths as a coach, as Glen understands well how they can be inspired and develop themselves the best from their teen years with the right guidance. Glen started off his own training during his teen years, so he understands exactly what makes them tick during training and how they are inspired and motivated to train properly and effectively on their own, etc.
Coaching adults; Being able to get them to understand their training well, and guide them well on the right track, hence providing very quick results and very effective progress than average. Armed with having better knowledge and experience in psychology, this helps Glen deeply understand the root causes of obstacles in his trainees very well and hence this helps coach his learners/trainees in ways that best help them progress most effectively.
Coaching kids; Glen employs a balanced approach when coaching kids. He knows when to be firm, inject explorative play, and friendliness, and keep them engaged and inspired. These help the kids learn very effectively and these strategies greatly help instill valuable training principles and get them to find valuable meaning in their training/lessons.. – all these (will) impact them profoundly and stick with them positively throughout their lives. Glen’s overarching goal is to make training a profoundly meaningful and engaging experience for kids, ensuring they remain excited and productive during lessons while fostering lifelong enthusiasm for self-improvement.
Coaching high-functioning neurodivergent individuals (including gifted individuals): Drawing upon his extensive background in psychology and hands-on experience, Glen excels in coaching high-functioning neurodivergent individuals. He has a unique ability to connect and guide them effectively, as he taps into their unique strengths and ways of learning – a feat that often challenges many coaches. Glen has successfully coached individuals with autism, ADHD, schizotypal and more – ensuring they receive the support they need to thrive.
Glen’s journey of learning as a coach/teacher, athlete and learner himself, is neverending – always striving to keep updated and upgraded on new scientific info of effective training methods, etc.
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Ashton Prepper, humanitarian, jack-of-all-trades. Associate and assisting coach for Training by Glen. Ashton is recognized as a notable pioneer practitioner of Parkour within the Parkour Singapore community. Beyond his expertise in Parkour, he is also proficient in various other skills, including being a dedicated prepper (locally renowned), survival swimming, and wilderness survival. Ashton and Glen share a common interest in bushcraft, with Ashton excelling more in general emergency preparedness and urban survival, while Glen - more in bushcraft. Alongside his training pursuits, Ashton also serves as a swimming coach, with a particular focus on coaching kids. Ashton work closely together with Glen - coaching, teaching and other general administrative tasks - complementing each other's skills and expertise - and working towards common goals. Training Experience: Parkour Since 2002 Prepping and urban survival skills Close combat and self defense Wilderness survival skills and bushcraft (Since 2013) Survival swimming and Diving Other relevant skills: Farming and gardening (Community learning) First aid Cooking (Course; learnt from Gordon Ramsey) Small gadget repairs and assembly Work related experience- Work experience as a Parkour, wilderness survival (assisting) and swimming (assisting/relief) coach for workshops & classes, and have coaching experience since the mid 2000s. Coaching experiences with individuals of all ages and walks of life. Former trainer of Prepper Asia. Education/Certifications- 1] First Aid and CPR Certificate 2] SSGA Accelerated intro to swim instructor & water safety.
Murphy Polymath, assisting coach, public relations and development associate for Training by Glen. He is an advocate of fitness and he is one of our voices in fitness, human self sufficiency, and helps spread awareness of how people should look/approach fitness and ways of developing oneself to become more capable, self sufficiently. Murphy is an avid climber who have been climbing for many years and is also a Parkour practitioner who have been training Parkour for years as well. Before that he was well into martial arts and have trained martial arts since a very young age. Along the way, he delved and got involved in freediving, trail running (wilderness running), etc. As a result, he has trained himself in many various skills, which are most practical. He spends his free time conceptualizing fitness and skills and training methods for self sufficiency. Training, work and related experience: Survival swimming and freediving, Parkour, Rockclimbing, Wushu, boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, BJJ, and other martial arts. Experienced in coaching individuals and small groups in various academies and organizations since 2018. Murphy is a dedicated analytical thinker with a strong foundation in Science and Mathematics, where he excelled during his time at NTU. His passion lies in consistently devising the most logical and efficient solutions for every task he undertakes. Collaborating with Coach Glen, he continually enhances his coaching skills, striving to support our Academy's mission and his personal goal of guiding individuals to train most efficiently for functionality. His ultimate aspiration is to witness more people achieve personal growth and improved functionality.