Gymnastics Rings, are one of the most, if not the most effective upper body training tool you can have when it comes to bodyweight or calisthenics training when used properly. The unstable nature of the Rings will require you to stabilize yourself, and hence developing awareness throughout the whole body (yes, including your toes!).
A decent amount of Strength, coupled with the ability to exert it, is the fundamentals of all movement.
Have a good grasp of it, and you will find yourself enjoying a broad spectrum of discipline because you simply take to them like fish to water. Gymnastics, as a discipline, encompass a huge spectrum of physical abilities; Strength, power, flexibility, coordination, just to name a few.
Conditioning methods derived from gymnastics will be extracted and taught.
Learn how to train and get stronger with just your body weight and rings, and anything you have around you. Advantages of it? Not only do you get stronger, you also increase your movement repertoire and adaptability.
You learn basic tumbling moves such as cartwheels, forward and backward rolls, handstands to forward rolls, etc, are all transferrable skills that you can freely apply to other movement disciplines, calisthenics, martial arts, dance and sports.
Coming from a background as a competitive athlete, Jay believes that when a person finds a physical discipline they enjoy, being fit becomes a welcomed “side effect”. Having step foot in a wide range of disciplines, he is able to draw relations to the problems faced by his students and teach them accordingly. He gets his ecstasy when he sees people having their breakthrough.
Not one to simply teach, for the student to achieve the physical movement itself, he pays attention to the mental aspect of training greatly, because like ‘strength’, ’flexibility’, ‘mobility’ or any other physical abilities, ‘confidence’ can be trained progressively.
Having a combat martial arts background, his learning from Gymnastics as an adult, together with some dabbling in Parkour, gives Jay a very hands-on knowledge of the movement mechanics of the human body, and how to apply proper (and not fancy) conditioning/drill to best serve the needs of the student, which is unable to be taught via theories alone.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Jay also likes to explore other disciplines to supplement his trade. So while his expertise lies in teaching gymnastics and bodyweight movements, the knowledge from other disciplines gives him tools to see the bigger picture.
Jay strongly advocates teaching a student at the pace they should be learning at. That way, they can progress to become a better and independent learner.
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“I have been training with Jay since 2015. I had very poor body awareness, mobility and flexibility and was prone to injuries, so much so that my orthopaedic surgeon commented that I was starting a collection. Under Jay’s patient coaching (and I’m a very slow learner), I’m amazed at how far I’ve progressed, looking back at what I couldn’t do 5 years ago to what I could achieve today, which I never thought was possible. Jay patiently taught me how to listen to my body while safely executing exercises within my abilities, always mindful of my history of injuries. His quirky humour and creativity in figuring out ways to help me understand and execute a move safely ensures that there’s never a dull or slack-off moment during training. I give 5 stars.”
– Amy Wong
“My husband and I have been fortunate enough to train with Jay for almost two years. Jay is a master at fitness programming as he has trained us throughout many different circumstances (in-person, virtually, powerpoint) and environments (fitness studio, gymnastics gym, outdoor, home gym) with great attention to detail and without compromising quality. Jay focuses on the precision of movement and is very strategic how he layers the workout to ensure we meet our goals. We look forward to every training session and would highly recommend!”