The Team


Directors

Gordon Tsang

Director

ParkourUK Board Member

Pet Lawyer

Gordon has been training Parkour since late 2005 and is now a full time Trainee Solicitor at a global commercial law firm. Gordon is one of our most experienced coaches and a board member of Parkour UK. He no longer takes any regular classes but he dedicates his free time to training our new coaches, as well as developing the wider Parkour scene.

John 'Hedge' Hall

Managing Director

Founder 

Adorable Hedgehog

John Hall or 'Hedge' discovered Parkour in late 2004 after watching Jump London in school. After a short career in Academia, he founded Access Parkour in 2013.

Hedge delivers most of our conditioning and movement programs taking a special interest in creating spaces that build better people both mentally and physically. He splits his time between managing the company, teaching as much as he can and researching Parkour. 

Adam Romaine

Director

Workshop Manager

Neverland Native

Adam is a full time coach and occasional circus performer with a degree in Physics. He loves all sorts of physical skills and runs many of our most fun classes for children. He has an almost Peter Pan quality with children, and is one of our most popular coaches. His classes are known to be physical yet fun - applying many circus skills and games to his teaching style.

Coaches

Luke Aquilina

Performing Monkey

Expat Viking

Luke grew up in Shetland and discovered Parkour in 2007. Since then has aspired to be a Parkour coach. Now living the dream in Edinburgh, Luke brings a lot of energy to every class - his unique and engaging style makes every class he teaches great fun. Luke has a wide range of skills in Martial arts and Circus and has a wealth of experience in teaching acrobatic movements.

David Bharrat

Performance Manager

Annoyingly Talented

David is a founding member of Access Parkour. He is studying Engineering at University so only teaches a few regular classes. David is an impressive Athlete and his dedication and focus come out in his coaching style. David's Sunday U18s class is a great class for improvers and he's sought out by more advanced practitioners for ideas and advice on the more complex techniques.

Rory Ferguson

Old School Cool

American Refugee

Rory spent a long time travelling the world before finally finding a home in Edinburgh with Access Parkour. A hard working and committed member of the team he is an active member of the local jamming community.  Rory cares about the discipline of Parkour and strives to teach it in all it's glory - bringing many people deeper into the discipline.

Daniel Lumsden

Tech master

King of Lank

Daniel is an aspiring actor and Parkour coach. Known mostly as a technical mover,  Daniel likes to lead an ethical and responsible life as a conscientious Vegan and advocate of health. Daniel's coaching style dips into his inventive interaction with the environment - his knowledge of some of the more technically challenging movements is unmatched.

Assistant Coaches

Sonia Marshall

Wearer of Shiny leggings

Sonia really likes Parkour. Like, really really really really loves Parkour. She also likes programming things and is studying Computer Science at Edinburgh University. Sonia teaches Women's Class and assists at some of the children's classes. She also regularly attends adult classes. So you'll almost certainly bump into her. 

Chris Martin

Spiderman's Little Brother

Chris bumped into Access Parkour entirely by accident and was immediately hooked. He has begun to learn about coaching with an interest in making a career out of it. Chris maintains a fondness for Broomhouse, where he grew up and wants to help develop the local parkour scene to help at-risk youths in the local area.

Yannik Nelson

Once Built a Computer from Scratch

Yannik splits his time evenly between jumping around and teaching Parkour and sitting in a dark room staring at a computer screen. He hopes to head off to University to study Robotics next year, but for now he can be found teaching regularly indoors and outdoors at our Parkour classes.

Kirsten Altenbach

World Champion Giggler

Kirsten organises more things than we can count, mobilising vast numbers of children to do Parkour, petitions people, nudges people, boosts numbers at every single class and is everywhere at the same time. She is kept busy raising two Parkour mad sons who live in their very own bouncy world full of Parkour classes and jumping.

Donald Dalziel

Anime Character

Donald is a professional director, film maker, talented editor and visual effects artist. He is also an assistant coach and handstand king. Donald mostly teaches at our Family Class on Saturday mornings. Donald is also an aspiring Circus Artist.

Important People

Mel Aghanya

Administrator

Full Time Mum

Magic Admin Lady

Mel is the Access Parkour secret weapon. She handles all of the administration and back-end running of Access Parkour and Room to Move and is the glue that keeps the company together. Impressive for a Luddite who hates computers. A Mother of a vast brood of amazingly talented children, when not solving crazy admin problems, she is looking after her children/cats/ husband/anything else lying around in her house.

Michele Hall

Therapist

Hedge's Mum

Healer

With 15 years in the fitness industry and a decade as a massage therapist, Michele has an advisory role in Access Parkour. The BIG class is run in conjunction with her company Dynamic Balance. Michele is an RSA qualified fitness instructor who specialises in the correction of postural stresses and imbalances through a process called Spinal Touch. Michele is also a qualified massage therapist and Kinesiologist and incoporates neuromuscular techniques, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and Hyperton-X into remedial treatments. She is also a barefoot running coach and a keen advocate of natural movement.