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.
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.
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.
Will was formerly a gymnast from prime before he subsequently moved into the national team. He has proudly carried the Singapore flag at multiple competitions including:-
- World University Games 2011 (China)
- World University Games 2013 (Russia)
- World University Games 2015 (Korea)
- World Cup Ostrava 2007, Czech Republic
- 24th Southeast Asian Games 2007, Thailand
- Commonwealth Youth Games 2004, Bendigo Australia
He is a qualified MAG FIG level 1 & 2 coach and has trained Prime Elite athletes to represent Singapore at international level competitions. Will also a certified SG Level 1 judge.
Will's passion is to see more boys doing gymnastics in Singapore both recreationally and competitively and bring MAG to greater heights.
He is a big fan of Harley Davidson motorcycles and also has a huge love for dogs, especially
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.
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. She specializes in younger children and has coached recreational and semi-competitive gymnasts from the age of 18 months to young adults. She was a school gymnastics coordinator and also coached recreational to level 1-3 competitive groups before returning to Prime.
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.
Sean Yeo was a captain of the National Team from 2017-2018 and has represented the nation in a number of competitions. They include the 2017 & 2019 SEA Games, the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the World Challenge Cup in 2019. He also received the award for SG 2019 MAG Senior International Athlete of the year.
Coach Sean is a fully certified NROC coach with certifications in the Intermediate and Kindergym disciplines. He brings with him more than 4 years of coaching experience and has a fun yet calm demeanor while conducting the classes.
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.
Norhafizah Binte Mohamed, as we fondly call her Fizah became a member of our team in July 2021. She is a mother of three who formerly worked as a patient service associate in a hospital for ten years. She has endeared herself to the staff and parents because of her nice demeanor and ability to learn quickly. Fizah adores cats and currently has five Ragdoll Persian mix breeds.
Coach Diana is one of the longstanding members of Prime Gymnastics, having first joined the club way back in the early 2000s as a competitive gymnast. She gradually took on part-time recreational gymnastics coaching and is now a fully certified NROC coach with more than 10 years of coaching experience. Along with her working experience in the education sector, Coach Diana is very familiar with the changing aspects of development in children and teenagers, in and out of the gym.
Outside gymnastics, Coach Diana also does competitive swimming and loves animation, from Disney to Studio Ghibli. She is a creative practitioner by profession, namely in animation and illustration. She is also Prime's de facto artist-in-residence.
As an Ex-National Gymnast, with over 20+ years of experience in the sport, Asnawi or more affectionately known as “Coach Nawi” is no stranger to the gymnastics community.
He has been coaching at Prime Gymnastics since 2010 - working across all levels from Recreational to Competitive for both MAG and WAG.
He is an internationally accredited gymnastics coach and judge - holding both the FIG MAG Level 1 certification and FIG Judging Category IV Brevet.
Fun fact: Coach Nawi is also an Ex-Prime Gymnast!
Kelsie has been part of the prime family since 2002 when she started her gymnastics journey at the age of 3. She trained in Prime for 13 years as a gymnast before joining the Women Artistic Gymnastics National Team for 3 years. Throughout her journey, Kelsie has represented Singapore in numerous competitions such as the 2012 Asian Junior Championships and the 2015 and 2017 SEA Games where she earned Team Silver on both occasions.
Kelsie has been actively coaching gymnastics since 2019 and is a FIG WAG level 1 certified coach and WAG Level 2 Judge accredited by Sport Singapore.
Alexiaa has a strong passion for coaching developmental gymnasts. With a degree in sports science and certifications under NROC and FIG level 1, she has the knowledge and expertise needed to provide top-notch training to gymnasts of all ages and abilities. Her experience in the field and her years of training as a competitive gymnast have honed her skills in using different pedagogical approaches to teach gymnastics, ensuring that each student receives an effective training experience
Michelle began her gymnastics journey at the mere age of 4. She was a member of the Women Artistic Gymnastics National Team for 6 years. Throughout her career, Michelle represented Singapore in countless national and international competitions such as the 2015 Sea Games where she was part of the Silver medalist team, 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2012 Asian Junior Championships.
Michelle is also a FIG certified Judge who has judged at competitions such as the 31st SEA Games held in Vietnam in 2022. She is also a certified Coach accredited by Sport Singapore who brings with her 7 years of coaching experience.
As a gymnast, Lynette represented her school team at inter-school competitions throughout the years. Having been coaching since 2017, Lynette is a fully certified NROC coach with certifications in the Kindergym and Intermediate disciplines and also a certified FIG Cat 4 Judge.
In her free time, Lynette likes to watch documentaries and go cafe-hopping.
Dickson is no stranger to the Prime family having started gymnastics here at the age of 3. At age 5, Dickson was one of the youngest members in our competitive MAG squad where he represented Prime in numerous regional and international competitions.
Dickson joined our part-time coaching team back in 2012. His versatility in coaching proves as a vital support when called upon, providing cover for a range of classes from Kinder gym to competitive MAG.
He has obtained certificates such as Singapore Coach Excellence Programme Fundamentals of Gymnastics Level 1A (Integrated), British Gymnastics MAG Level 1, and Singapore Gymnastics Judging MAG Level 1.
Tong Yu is a familiar face to the Prime family, having trained here from 2008 to 2011 and again from 2013 to 2017.
He is a current national athlete at the national training centre. Several times placed on the podium in events like the Prime Invitational, Singapore Open, National School Games, and National Championships.
With Fundamentals Gymnastics coaching credentials under his belt, he is driven to develop younger gymnasts to the best of their abilities.
Having first started as a gymnast in Prime, Reina has been doing competitive gymnastics since the age of 8. She has just started coaching and has her Fundamental Coaching Certification. She loves working with kids, reading, spending time with friends, and being in the gym. Being both a coach and a FIG gymnast simultaneously, she is well-intertwined with the Prime family and is excited to continue her coaching journey.
Hakim joined Prime Gymnastics Club’s Adult Class in 2012 and he has not stopped tumbling ever since. He began coaching recreational gymnastics classes in 2015 and now he covers the developmental classes in Prime Gymnastics Club. He is a certified NROC coach with Fundamentals and Intermediate disciplines. He loves working with children and endeavours to keep improving his coaching methods.
Mei began gymnastics at Prime when she was four years old.
She competed in several ASEAN School Games as well as the SEA Games in 2017, where she won Team Silver.
She is an NROC-certified coach with a Fundamentals Gymnastics certificate.
She started coaching in 2022 and hopes to constantly improve her coaching methods.