Team


Glen Poh

Founder and Principal Coach

Fitness/Strength & Conditioning, Swimming, Parkour and Bushcraft/Wilderness Survival.

Background:

An adventurer and renaissance man – most adept in Parkour, naturalistic fitness, survival swimming and self sufficiency/bushcraft/wilderness survival skills. Glen has hardly taken any breaks in training since year 2005 – neverending 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 skills like these.. and is dedicated to help others learn and train to become better versions of themselves. The approach he uses to coach/teach, is one whereby he always personalize training to the best of his ability – using the best techniques and methods that will help his trainees/students learn most effectively based on their strengths of how they best process and learn new information & train to progress, how the training will be best fit into their life, etc.

Overall Training and Coaching beliefs:
To train, guide, mentor and educate my trainees and students with the greatest value. Training should be efficient and geared towards the trainee/student’s preference as much as possible, in order for it to ultimately work out. Training solutions are created based on what works best for the trainee/student. Every person have a different way of learning effectively, and progress from training effectively – I always coach every individual different in a highly personalized way that is best suited for them.. – Because every individual is different and have their own unique way of learning and training to progress. I pride myself with having worked with many various individuals of all walks of life, and people with very different ways of learning new things, etc.. – Being able to put myself in my students shoes easily, and coach them in ways that they understand best. I’ve worked with people with certain phobias, with unique ways of learning, neurodivergent individuals, and so on. Armed with formal and extensive knowledge in psychology along with many years of professional experience having worked with many different people – I pride myself in being to fit well into my trainee’s shoes, and deeply understand what are the root causes of what could make them progress most effectively, and able to work with them in a way that helps them understand and connect best with a training that best suits them for their goals. As a coach and practitioner of the respective skills that I train for, coach and offer – I must walk the talk and always strive to be, so that this will contribute to being always fully confident and prepared in equipping my trainees/students with the proper knowledge and what works best for them, in order to better them most effectively. My journey of learning as a coach, is neverending – I strive to always keep myself updated and upgraded on new scientific info of effective training methods.

Parkour; Started out Parkour back in mid 2005, when Parkour was at it’s infancy stage in the whole world, let alone in Singapore. Glen is one of the pioneer practitioners in Parkour Singapore, pre-dating many of the popular long-practicing parkour practitioners most commonly seen/known in present times. He trains obsessively and have dedicated almost all his time to hone his skills, and have learnt and been learning relentlessly – on training methods, nutrition, and psychology of Parkour. Up till today and into the future, he trains passionately, training smarter than ever, and is coaching as many people as possible. Glen’s aim is to spread Parkour as it was, traditionally – the method of overcoming land obstacles in one’s running path, efficiently. With his wide extensive knowledge in training Parkour (from movements practice, all the way down to nutrition, psychology, strength and conditioning, etc), having gained knowledge from endless studies since 2005, together with formal education and professional experience – he strives to educate and train individuals Parkour and how to train it on their own properly – Glen is a traditional Parkour coach, who is always preaching about how Parkour is simply just about getting stronger and more mobile, and it is something for one’s self development, as opposed to it being a competitive sport and/or one that focuses on flips, somersaults and tricks. Through his many years of experience, and from his wide range of scientific coaching and training knowledge, he is a coach that will teach people what Parkour is really about, and how to train it correctly, safely and the best way possible. He fills the gap in the community, by being a coach who stays true to the traditional values of Parkour and coaches the training of Parkour – with natural fitness and longevity heavily in mind.
Qualifications/Credentials:
Professional experience in Parkour since year 2005 (Pioneer practitioner).
Trained in Methode Naturelle, since year 2006.
United States Sports Academy Sports Coaching Diploma (Strength & Conditioning, Psychology, Nutrition, Coaching Methodologies, Sports Medicine).
Certified by ADD/Art of Deplacement Academy (From the Co-founders of Parkour).
Coached by the Co-founders of Parkour (Laurent and Chau Belle).
Ex-administrator of Parkour Singapore from year 2009 till year 2016.
Coached people age 5 and up, from large groups to private 1-1, from private individuals, to schools, gyms, community workshops, events, corporate, organizations, since year 2007.
Trained with numerous professional coaches, athletes and experts from all around the world (Coached local expert, CP/Denester back in year 2007 to 2008).

Fitness/Athletic performance; Glen’s interest and passion in fitness training develops over time, since the time Glen began serious training for his Parkour back in 2005 – What started out as a pursuit to improve his Parkour performance, came obsessive research and study in fitness training, strength and conditioning, and subsequently, formal education and professional experience in this field. Along the way, Glen has gained and applied his experience in bodybuilding, calisthenics, powerlifting, olympic weightlifting, strongman training and overall strength and conditioning. Glen gained exposure with bodybuilding and calisthenics back in 2006, then subsequently moved on to powerlifting and strongman type training where he was coached by professional local strongmen (strength athletes) such as from Team Iron Behemoths. He also spent a period of time learning the olympic lifts from national athletes and directly from Singapore’s first silver medalist in Olympic Weightlifting – Mr Tan Howe Liang. Over time, Glen has been gaining a lot of knowledge in physical training and strength and conditioning. He also spends a lot of his time on hard functional training to toughen up the mind and body in harsh conditions (little sleep, in the rain, under very cold or very hot weather, etc), as well as, on elite level strength feats such as achieving the 1 arm pull up, and lifting as much weight as possible pound-for-pound. Though Glen may not have a massive bulky body frame (due to the nature of his training – he trains a lot for performance rather than just focusing on building muscles), his achievements speak for themselves. That is one of Glen’s unique traits, and it is also a testament to show that a trainer should walk the talk. Glen has always been setting the standard for himself as a fitness coach, making sure that he maintains and updates his deep knowledge and understanding on how the body works, based on science, education and experience. Glen coaches his clients, fitness, in a highly personalized way, best suited to his clients and their lifestyle – something that they will find most practical, effective and sustainable. Glen is one of the most experienced fitness trainer/coach in the industry/field, for things that he is most adept in – calisthenics, powerlifting, movnat (natural fitness and movement) type training. What sets him apart from other fitness coaches, are definitely – his deep knowledge in strength and conditioning for performance and naturalistic type fitness training (Movnat type training), as well as nutrition, and along with his neverending learning attitude to upgrade his knowledge and coaching ability, and being better skilled in coaching his clients in a very highly personalized way – always finding the root causes of problems, and working with his clients towards getting them to be self sufficient in their training, in a sustainable and practical way – for life.
Qualifications/Credentials:
Calisthenics since year 2005.
Methode Naturelle since year 2006.
Powerlifting since year 2006.
Olympic weightlifting since year 2007 (Coached by Singapore’s first ever Silver medalist, Mr Tan Howe Liang).
Strongman (Lifting athletics and Dinosaur training) since year 2009 (Coached by one of Singapore’s top Strongest men – Team Iron Behemoth, Samuel Lim).
United States Sports Academy Sports Coaching Diploma (Strength & Conditioning, Coaching Methodologies, Nutrition, Psychology, Sports Medicine).
Basic Exercise Course by the Singapore Sports Council Certification.
Professional experience in designing training/workout and nutrition/diet programs since year 2010.
Professional experience in coaching various individuals ranging from kids to adults from all walks of life, all round the world (1-1 to medium size groups) since year 2010.
Work done so far include – clients with goals such as building muscle, losing fat, shaping up in general, improving fitness, strengthening and mobility for general health and well-being, and strength and conditioning for their sport and physical activities – Have helped clients/trainees from various walks of life, all around the world, since year 2010.
Assisted and helped out in coaching privately or worked with numerous various schools, organizations and companies since year 2010.

Bushcraft/Wilderness survival; As an adventurer/explorer, wilderness skills and bushcraft are essential life skills to have for Glen – being able to fend for himself alone in the Wilderness with nothing. Back in the past, starting from year 2009 onwards – that was when things really started picking up for Glen – Frequently setting out on solo unsupported expeditions and many overnight wildcamping adventures in the wild, off the beaten track, and into uncharted places. Lots of first hand experience and learning things the hard way through trial-and-error. After years of frustrations and trial and error through constant practice, along with intensive and extensive theory studies, including having close calls with real life survival situations way back in the past, Glen have gained a lot of knowledge and wisdom and know what works and what do not. Glen have practiced Bushcraft and spent a lot of time (including overnight) trips in the wild in different parts of the world with different types of environments and conditions, from tropical, to desert, to temperate to the arctic. Apart from learning from his years of first hand experience, self study and research from countless courses and books, Glen have also learnt a lot from indigenous people, wilderness instructors, and other bushcraft practitioners/instructors around the world. His knowledge and skills are typically based on primitive traditional skills from cultures around the world. Being born Southeast Asia and living in S.E.A tropical climate/environment almost all his life – Hence, it’s no surprise that he has the most experience and knowledge in tropical jungle survival. Today, along with his formal education and knowledge in coaching, Glen shares his knowledge, skills and experience to others, so that others can avoid making the same mistakes he did, and to improve and also speed up their learning experience by a lot, and learn what may not or cannot be found elsewhere. He has helped taught several people in schools and organizations, such as the Girl Guides, Self-improvement schools, etc, and people who are elite professional outdoorspeople, to professional soldiers and even individuals who are/were from special forces, etc.. Glen is a lifelong learner, and believes that learning is neverending. Thus, he will continue to keep learning and training himself to the highest level of bushcraft practitioner that he can be, so that he is confidently capable of “walking the earth, free, self sufficient and capable, without being limited to the confines of civilization”.
Qualifications/Credentials:
USSA Coaching Diploma (Coaching methodologies, Psychology, Medicine).
Professional experience in coaching various individuals ranging from kids to adults from all walks of life, all round the world (1-1 to medium size groups) since year 2010.
Assisted and helped out in coaching privately or worked with numerous various schools, organizations and companies since 2010 (independently).
Training experience and real life first-hand exposure (worldwide) in bushcraft and wilderness survival skills since 2008.
Experience in Methode Naturelle since year 2005.
Experience in teaching Wilderness skills to medium size groups of kids to adults in workshops and events as a solo independent featured teacher or main/lead teacher, from private/individuals, to schools, to companies, and organizations, such as the Girl Guides, etc. People with unique backgrounds have been taught by Glen: ​lecturers, professors, adventurers, outdoor instructors, bushcrafters, merceneries, special forces, housewives, students, nomads, elite mountaineer & outdoor athletes, other wilderness survival and bushcraft instructors and more.
Glen possess first hand experience from spending countless days and nights in the wilderness around the world (often solo unsupported) – Be it for practice, experience, or for his own solo uncharted expeditions. He learnt bushcraft the hard way from many years of theory studying and via the hard way of trial-and-error first hand experience. All since 2010. His knowledge and experience typically comes from traditional primitive hunter-gatherer skills and knowledge that have been passed down for generations, from traditional cultures around the world. He has been learning from indigenous people (learned a lot from Orang Asli of Malaysia and Indigenous bushcraft practitioners from Zambia), local instructors, bushcraft practitioners/instructors around the world, and continues to do so till this day and future. Glen is a lifelong learner, and believes that learning is neverending. Thus, he will continue to keep learning and training himself to the highest level of bushcraft practitioner that he can be.

Swimming; Glen started to train swimming back in 2011 when he decided that being able to move comfortable in the deep water as he please, is one of the important life skills he want to have. His motivation came mostly from the fact that he could “move well” on land but if he couldn’t move in water, then it will be a pity to him. As a weak swimmer before 2011, if Glen was thrown out into the open sea, he will likely drown. Fast forward to 2011 onward, Glen is able to swim well naturally out in open waters, moving in anyway he pleases at his own will – Backwards on his back, float, forwards, downwards (breath holding freediving), underwater swimming under caves, crevices, staying at the same spot (treading water), staying in the open sea water for hours on end, etc, etc – you get the idea 🙂 His swimming experience were and are highly varied, training with coaches, friends, lifeguards, swimming out in open sea waters locally, and overseas in a variety of conditions such as a storm, swimming in rip tides, etc. His highly extensive and varied swimming experience, along with his formal education, knowledge and experience in coaching sports movements, has allowed him to effectively help several individuals learn swimming as a beginner and survival swimming (swimming out in open sea waters, etc). Over time, his knowledge and experience has helped him develop his own unique coaching technique which gets his students to learn a swimming technique very quickly within a few sessions with him. He has coached individuals from all walks of life and of different age, from all around the world, etc – Most learning very quickly, and all benefited a whole lot significantly than if they were to train on their own. What sets him apart from other coaches, is definitely his unique ability of; helping his students learn in a way that they best learn in – Everyone have their own unique way of learning new things effectively – something that Glen understands very well (Glen possesses extensive knowledge in psychology) – and he have made a lot of ongoing effort in teaching in ways best suited to his students. He have coached many students of all walks of life, etc – some having phobias, some who are neurodivergent and so on.. Because of all these, a very high majority of his older students learn swimming at a super quick speed, and his much younger students (kids) find it meaningful to learn swimming and learn swimming effectively.
Qualifications/Credentials:
United States Sports Academy Sports Coaching Diploma.
Coaching methodologies, strength & conditioning, nutrition, psychology, sports medicine.
Professional experience in coaching various individuals ranging from kids to adults from all walks of life, all round the world (1-1 to medium size groups) since year 2010.
Professional training experience in survival swimming (freediving methodologies and open water survival skills) since beginning 2011​.
Trained with members of the Singapore Freediving community.
Experience in Methode Naturelle since year 2005.

Coaching strengths for teens, adults and kids;
Teens; Interacting, communicating and relating to teens – I consider this to be one of my best strengths as a coach, as I understand well how they can be inspired and develop themselves the best from their teen years with the right guidance. I started off my own training during my teen years, so I understand exactly what makes them tick during training and how they are inspired and motivated to train properly and effectively on their own, etc.
Adults; One of my strengths is that I am 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. I pride myself with having higher-than-average knowledge and experience in psychology that helps me deeply understand the root causes from my trainees very well and hence help coach my trainees in ways that best help them progress most effectively.
Kids; As a coach for kids, I consider myself to be at the right balance of everything – being strict, being fun and friendly with them, getting them engaged and inspired, and so on. Some people describe my methods as a mix of traditional and modern, as I make sure the kids are engaged and inspired, but yet, remain strict with them where necessary, so as to instill the right training values in them and get them to progress effectively, etc. These all stays with them for a lifetime in a positive way. My ultimate aim is to help kids find whatever training they get, to be very meaningful for them in life, and strive to always get them to stay engaged and excited during training/lessons, while keeping productivity levels as high as possible.

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Ashton​

Ashton is known as a notable and pioneer practitioner of Parkour, in the Parkour Singapore community. He is also well-known to be a "prepper", also skilled in various other skills such as survival swimming and wilderness survival. Ashton has been training Bushcraft alongside with Glen, but is most proficient in general and urban survival skills, while Glen specializes more in bushcraft. He usually assists Glen to fill in teaching gaps in Bushcraft whenever Glen is unavailable.
Ashton works closely / in collaboration / partnership with Training by Glen, in works such as relief coaching, training event workshops, coaching partner, etc.

Training Experience:
Parkour Since 2002
Prepping and general / urban survival skills
Wilderness survival skills and bushcraft (Side training experience since 2013)
Survival swimming and Diving

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.

Education/Certifications -
1] First Aid and CPR Certificate​
2] SSGA Accelerated intro to swim instructor & water safety.
Murphy

Murphy is development associate for Training by Glen. He is an advocate of fitness and he is one of our voices in fitness and helps spread awareness of how people should look/approach fitness. 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.
Murphy holds a Bachelor's of science in Mathematics and Statistics in Nanyang Technological University Singapore, but is also well trained in many various physical arts, methodologies and disciplines. He spends his free time thinking about philosophies of fitness and practical self development skills.

Training Experience:
Survival swimming and freediving, Parkour, Rockclimbing, Wushu, boxing, BJJ, and other martial arts.

Work related experience -
Has facilitated and coached rockclimbing for small groups.