Our Coaches & Staff
Prime has a strong line-up of foreign and local coaches to provide our gymnasts with a varied, inspiring and truly international environment. Coaches have to meet stringent selection criteria before they are employed. Our team of passionate and highly experienced and qualified coaches have trained national teams and world champion and Olympic qualifiers. We provide numerous opportunities and offer our full support to our coaches to further their education. Prime has had the opportunity to bring in High Performance Coaches from the UK, Russia, China and the USA to run training camps for the benefit of our gymnasts.
If anyone knows the sport of Gymnastics, it would be our Club Manager, Rabia Muir.
Rabia has been a member of Prime since 2001, when she first brought her son to the Gymtots programme. Subsequently, her daughter joined Prime and trained here for 13 years. During those years, Rabia was an active parent volunteer, helping out in many areas around Prime, and eventually helming the annual Prime Invitational competitions.
Her involvement with gymnastics has also included working with Singapore Gymnastics on their annual National Championships and Open competitions, Gymfests, as well as the SEA Games.
As such, she has built up a wide network of contacts in the gymnastics community not only in Singapore, but also around the region, and garnered a rich knowledge of all aspects of the sports.
Rabia joined the Prime family because of her love for gymnastics, as well as her passion and desire to develop each athlete to reach his or her potential. She recognizes that our coaches play a crucial role in inspiring every child to achieve their best. She brings with her a wealth of experience in gymnastics, combined with her background in customer service, retail, sales, and training. She oversees the running of the day-to-day operations at Prime, ensuring that all gymnasts can train safely and happily.
As a gymnast, Brydon was a former MAG National team member of the Philippines, representing the country from 1996-2006. He was a consistent SEA Games medallist and competed in the World Gymnastics Championships. Brydon coached in Shanghai for 2 years prior to joining Prime for 7 years when he first arrived in Singapore. During his former stint with Prime, he was the Head Coach of St. Nicholas Girls' School (Primary and Secondary). Brydon has also coached and developed gymnasts who were selected as members of the Singapore National Team at Singapore Gymnastics. He has FIG Level 3 coaching certification and is a Singapore Technical Level 2 coach accredited by Sport Singapore. Brydon enjoys travelling and watching movies when he is not coaching.
Yang Yong holds a Bachelor of Arts in Gymnastics from the Shandong Province Institute of Physical Education in China. As a gymnast, he represented his province Shandong and won, among others, the 1995 Pegasus Cup, finishing 3rd in the 2002 Red Cup National Gymnastic Championship and qualifying for the 14th Asian Games. He was awarded the Sportsmanship Award by the National Gymnastics Championship in 2004. Arriving in Singapore in 2010, he became a full time coach in local gymnastic clubs where his gymnasts performed well at national competitions. He holds Singapore Gymnastics NCAP Level 1, FIG MAG Level 1 certifications and is a registered coach with Sports Singapore. Yang Yong plays tennis, listens to music and enjoys watching movies in his spare time.
Born in China, Ying started Gymnastics at the age of 4. She holds a Bachelor degree from Beijing Sports university and she has participated in national competitions on behalf of her team at many occasions. She came to work in Singapore as a gymnastics coach in 2013. In the past 5 years, her athletes have participated in the Singapore national competition and the inter-school competition on behalf of the school and the club, and have achieved excellent results. At the same time she has obtained the certificate of FIG WAG Level 1 coach and the level 2 judge of Singapore. Ying loves swimming and traveling.
Many may also recognise Will who was a National Team Gymnast until 2015. He’s proudly carried the Singapore’s flag at the following international competitions,
- World University Games 2011 (China), 2013 (Russia) & 2015 (Korea)
- World Cup Ostrava 2007, Czech Republic
- 24 th Southeast Asian Games 2007, Thailand
- Commonwealth Youth Games 2004, Australia
He is a qualified General Gymnastics Coach, and has further certifications in British Gymnastics WAG Level 1 and FIG MAG Level 1. Will currently works with both MAG and WAG competitive levels.
As one of Prime Gym's earliest gymnasts, Jaclyn has represented her school at competitions through the years and was selected to to participate in Combined schools competitions. To cap it all, she represented Singapore at the 1993 Southeast Asian Games. She has been coaching at for the past 14 years - and yes, she was coaching at Prime Gymnastics between 2005 to 2007. She is widely versatile, having been certified in Gymnastics Australia General Gymnastics and Singapore Gymnastics Kindergym. She has also received further certifications in British Gymnastics Level 1, FIG WAG Level 2, and FIG GFA.
Madam Xu Zhihong holds a Diploma in Physical Education majoring in Gymnastics from the Shanghai Institute of Physical Education. She represented Jiangxi Province in many national and international competitions. She has been a high performance coach in China since 1985 and was appointed a national judge. Madam Xu Zhihong started coaching in Singapore in 2002 in schools and clubs and her gymnasts have achieved good results in Inter-school competitions. In her spare time, Madam Xu is a fan of musical theatre and ballet performances. She loves to dance, play table-tennis and enjoys swimming.
Coach Hyun comes to Prime all the way from Seoul, Korea. She is a recent graduate of the Korean National Sports University, majoring in Gymnastics. Coach Hyun started competitive gymnastics at age 8 and has won several medals at national competitions in Korea. She has also held leadership positions and coached at various competitive levels both at the Korean National Sports University as well as in an elementary school in Seoul. Besides coaching gymnastics, Coach Hyun enjoys dance, movies and singing. She joins Prime’s WAG coaching team. Do give her a warm Singaporean welcome if you see her around Prime.
Up to 2018, Aizat was a member of the TeamSg National Gymnastics Team. He has represented Singapore in numerous international competitions, including the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2015 SEA Games, 2014 Asian Games, 2014 and 2018 World Cups in Doha and Australia, and many others. He is a SEA Games medalist in the Horizontal Bar.
In addition to his busy training and competition schedule, he has also been actively coaching since 2013. He joins us full-time and is eager to bring his expertise and experience to our gymnasts. He has a passion to groom more TeamSg members for the future of Singapore’s gymnastics scene.
Coach Benny is no stranger to the gymnastics scene in Singapore. He joins our WAG coaching team at Prime with over 35 years of coaching experience, first in the Philippines, and then since 1990, in Singapore. He served as WAG coach at the Singapore American Community Action Council (SACAC Sports) and the Singapore American School for 23 years, coaching competitive women’s gymnastics, as well as mentoring younger coaches.
He is delighted to join the Prime family where he hopes to help our young athletes set goals, reach high standards and make their dreams reality. He particularly enjoys developing young gymnasts, giving them a strong foundation to ready them for higher levels. In his spare time, Coach Benny enjoys playing basketball, fixing stuff, and spending time with his wife and 2 sons.
Coach/ Developmental Coordinator
Coach Laila is not new to Prime, having coached with us between 2008 and 2014. She was a cheerleader and was also a gymnast with Prime in her younger days and is now blissfully married with a young son.
She returns to us full-time to reprise her role as Coordinator for the Developmental Program, where she will definitely inject her signature brand of vigour and fire.
Energetic, enthusiastic and eager, Coach Tahera joins our Developmental coaching team with 8 years of coaching under her belt. Herself a gymnast from age 8, Tahera also brings with her a rich background in traditional and contemporary dance, as well as a keen interest in all things active. She has coached children from a wide range of gymnastic abilities, ranging from little toddlers to teenage girls, to mid-level competitive WAG gymnasts. She loves kids and is all ready for the challenge of Prime’s Developmental programme.
Coach Sean Tan is Prime’s latest addition to our full-time staff. He started gymnastics at age 9 and trained competitively until he was 16, including 3 years at the National Training Centre.
He joins us fresh from completing his National Service and has been coaching since 2016.
With qualifications in Sports Management and Mass Communications, Sean’s motto is to strive to do his best with any task assigned. He joins our Developmental Team, bringing even more youthful enthusiasm and energy to our crew. In his spare time, he enjoys bowling, outdoor and online games, and is a huge Disney fan.
Doris has been working in the administration for various companies. Her experience in this field has lead her into areas of accounts administration.
She enjoys working here as she meets new people and she takes great pride in helping children.