Luke Nero Brown - Owner & CEO/ General Manager
Bio: I launched the company in Late 2016 during my time studying at university and have been working multiple jobs simultaneously since. In April 2021 we took the leap of faith to turn the company into a CIC (Community Interest Club) and run full time.
I have been training Parkour for 10 years now. Parkour was only just beginning its rise back in 2011 and therefore I quickly realised that if I wanted someone to train with, I'm going to have to inspire and help them on their journey also. I began teaching a few close friends who came to become part of the original Spiral Freerun team. I began officially coaching in 2014 and have worked hard to transfer as many of my skills (both Parkour and non Parkour related) to those around me to benefit others.
I am responsible for the entirety of Spiral Freerun and its runnings on a day to day basis. I am in charge of employing and organising the team to run as a well oiled machine and continue to provide our services to a high standard to our community.
I have a degree in (BSc) Sports Science & Coaching as well as qualifications in Parkour, safeguarding, first aid, anti terrorism, COVID-19 safe practice, swim teaching and much more. My knowledge on Anatomy, Biomechanics, Physics & Coaching combined with my experience allow me to provide a great teaching environment in which the participants & staff will learn skills that they can take through with them for life.
Jesse Mumford - Assistant/ Product Manager
Bio: I have been training Parkour for 10 years now and have had the opportunity to work for many other Parkour/ Freerunning & Gymnastics organisations which have helped lead me to where I am today. I have a creative brain and this aids me within my Parkour training by producing movement which is unexpected. Anything that makes others question how I done something, is what I do best.
I joined Spiral Freerun on a professional leve in April 2021 and have worked my way up to assistant manager after my deidcation to the team and the community it provides for was noticed early on. I am responsible for assisting the CEO with the day to day operations of the company and ensuring that the quality is of a high standard across all of our services. I am responsible for the production of clothing/ marketting and media and assist with monitoring the development of our coaches performance when i'm not coaching myself.
My experience of teaching in a multitude of sports at a high level has allowed me to gain a greater understanding of what it takes to push people to success. Whether its training at a high level, or coaching, I see the inidividuals I mentor as a challenge, similarly to those challenges we encounter on a daily basis doing Parkour and make it my mission to push them to where they want to be and beyond.
So far, my my most proud accomplishment is the production of the mental health T-Shirt we released on World Mental Health Day.
Jamie Proud - Equipment Manager
Bio: I started training freerunning with Spiral in 2019. My wife thought my son would like freerunning and brought him to Spiral, and after seeing what it was all about, she thought I might enjoy it too. I was good at gymnastics as a kid and did martial arts for a number of years as well. After one of my son's classes I asked if I could do a front-flip, and I've been training here ever since. I started helping out during my son's lessons and am now training to be an assistant coach. I have always been good at DIY and woodwork, and after I assisted Luke in building some new equipment he made me Spiral's equipment manager, responsible for building, modifying, and maintaining our gym equipment. I'm in my 40's so have to take more care than the younger guys, but freerunning really is for all ages. In my day job I'm a Countryside Ranger with a conservation charity in Bedfordshire, which is varied and quite physical work. I have found that freerunning helps to keep me limber and in shape, and it's great knowing that even at my age I can still improve my gymnastic ability and occasionally hold my own against the younger guys.
I am reponsible for the safety, quality and practicality of the equipment used within the classes at Spiral Freerun, and am responsible for the development and creation of further equipment. I am constantly looking at ways to improve the range of equipment we use, making it more manoueverable, sturdy and adding additional connection points to increase the versatility of our setups.
Omar Jackson - Lead Coach
Bio: I’ve been doing parkour for 14 years now and it’s allowed me to travel and train all over the world. I’ve now moved to London where I get to train regularly with some of the best Freerunner’s in the world. I’ve been coaching sports since I was 16, mainly basketball as I played at a county level, and started coaching parkour in 2014. I have worked in youth clubs, schools, gymnastics clubs and trampoline parks. I have my level 1 parkour coaching qualification and I’m working toward my level 2 and hope to complete it in the summer of 2021. I also have DBS, first aid, safeguarding and mental health in Sport qualifications. I currently work at Parkour UK, the Nation Governing Body for parkour, as the development coordinator where I get to help raise the profile of the sport as well as help my peers in the sport with issues they face doing a less recognised sport. Long term I’m training to be a stuntman, and have worked on some huge projects with some of the world’s biggest brands such as Apple.
Maciej Chrupek (Matt) - Lead/ Assistant Coach
Bio: I arrived in the UK in autumn 2019 to study Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy at the University of Bedfordshire. I began working with Spiral Freerun on January 2020.
I have been actively training parkour for 6 years now, and I have participated in variety of gatherings and workshops in my home country (Poland) during that time. I have also experience from House of Air Gliwice (trampoline park) where I was responsible for injury prevention and class teaching.
My main goal is to become a Physiotherapist, which combined with my parkour experience will allow me to train students safely and effectively, and also educate them on the anatomy & physiology of the human body.
Connor Walker - Lead/ Assistant Coach
Bio: I have been training Parkour for over 10 years now and at a professional level in the more recent years as part of a well known team of professional parkour athletes. I work for and with Satori Media & Ampisound as well as working as a firefighter.
I have known and trained with the Spiral Freerun team for many of these years and have always been impressed with the company they have created and the work they have been doing so naturally I jumped at opportunity to become part of the team.
This has allowed me to put the knowledge I have gained in my 10+ years of Parkour training together with the specialist coaching skills I have learnt during my time so far at Spiral, allowing me to pass on my knowledge to the next generation and help them to improve their parkour ability.
Bio: I was a gymnast for nine years, I spent four of those years competing in tumbling at the English Gold Cup and at British Open. I joined the Spiral Freerun family two years ago to keep up with my training. I was fortunate enough to become a junior coach last year, and I hope to become a personal trainer in the future so I can help people achieve their goals. I enjoy training in my free time and i'm also interested in calisthenics. I'm very interested in parkour and because of this I really enjoy coaching and I hope to help as many of the students at Spiral Freerun be the best they can be. Luke has been my mentor for a few years now and i'm really proud of my progress in the confidence of my coaching delivery. Jesse has been working hard to continue my progress and really push me to be the best version of myself.
Name: Geraint Davies (Gary) - Junior Coach
Bio: I was always very sporty as a child, and never missed the opportunity to jump and climb on things. I did gymnastics when I was younger, but didn’t stick at it because I didn’t see myself improving. I knew about parkour however, and so decided to join Spiral Freerun just over 2 years ago. Since then I’ve improved massively, and was recently asked to become a junior coach. I really enjoy parkour, and definitely want to take the sport as far as I can, as well as using my skills to teach the Spiral students as much as possible. I am currently being mentored by Omar who is helping me understand what it takes to become a coach for Spiral Freerun.
Bio: i’ve always been a very active child even from a young age my abilities to perform adrenaline racing stunts and trick has been natural, I spent most of my time as a young child dancing and entering into competitions all around the country. This unfortunately came to an end after my mentor and idle left the country, however this did not stop me in 2017 I joined spiral free-running and from there the progression was crazy! I fine-tuned all of my flips jumps and wall movements to there maximum with the help of Luke and his attention to details in my movements, and this followed on to me performing with spiral for a number of performances and displays. I recently joined as a junior coach and am enjoying learning to better my skills and passing them forward onto others.
Name: Connor Johnston - Junior Coach
Bio: As a kid I wasnt the most active person but for the last 4 years that's changed, and so has my perspective of going out. Spiral freerun are very much thanks to that, as shortly after joining spiral freeruns classes I recognised changes within myself. I loved the idea of doing flips and jumps but it hasn't been an easy journey, I've had to work hard in my training. I've been tuning my jumps and flips with the help of Luke, Omar, Jesse & Connor and in the past year the coaches have given me the opportunity to become a junior coach myself and work on my skills even further. I'm very glad that I attended spiral freerun because I honestly had no idea what I wanted to do or where I wanted to go.
Bio: I had always loved doing flips and tricks so it didn’t take me long to find out about parkour. I started training with a friend and eventually found my way to spiral freeruns classes. I loved going to the classes and have been going to for about one year now. During my time i have seen huge improvements on my ability and confidence. I was lucky enough to be offered to train to be a junior coach when my positive attitude towards helping the students and fellow coaches was spotted during the classes. Since then i have been learning alongside my mentor Jesse who has been teaching me how to take control of my own groups and transfer my skills to others.