About Us

What We Do

The Jungle Gym ™ was founded by Gregg & Kelly Walden who are passionate about exposing clients to the latest training modalities utilised by world class coaches’ trainers and athletes. The Jungle Gym provides simple, quality, cost-effective fitness & performance training systems allowing you to perform exercises in a safe, unrestricted manner, working with your body's natural movement & flow.

Functional Training?

The Jungle Gym is an advocate of Functional Training and ​promotes this through innovative movement patterns and equipment designed totally different from your stereotypical gym machines. This is directly linked to The Jungle Gym methodology and is intrinsic in how the body performs at peak level the way nature designed it to. Functional training incorporates movement patterns utilizing both your own body-weight and equipment to develop solutions for everyone. This covers those who are physically impaired to those who aspire to represent their country at International level. The form and function and training methods preclude no-one from 11 to 100 years of age. Kids from 11 years and older can train safely in The Jungle Gym and currently our oldest member is 75 years old.

What is The Jungle Gym Methodology?

The Jungle Gym Methodology explores the capabilities of the human body. The body is designed for physical activity…plain and simple! Activity comes in all different forms from sports, recreational pursuits and “on the job” requirements, to basic daily activities. Using our simple but powerful methodology, explored and developed by others before us such as PurMotion, we are able to strengthen and condition the body to comply with Nature’s Law of Human Movement. We developed and borrowed tools and movement patterns that allow us to challenge the body to perform naturally and at a progressively higher level. Starting at the very lowest level of fitness and progressing all the way to your genetic potential—all in a safe effective and fun environment.

We Believe:
  • 1. The body works as an integrated unit doing ground based movements (On Your Feet!).
  • 2. SIX basic movements. Push, Pull, Rotation, Locomotion, Level Change and Complexes (any combination of two or more of the first five). A complete training program should cover all of them.
  • 3. Train in every direction! North/South (sagittal), East/West (frontal), Rotational (transverse).
  • 4. The resistance to motion can come at different angles…aka “Multi-Directional Resistance Training”
  • 5. Loads can be equal on both sides of the body (Bi-Lateral) or only on one side of the body (Unilateral).
  • 6. The body can expend energy slowly or quickly. The body should be trained to do both efficiently and all points in-between.

Following these principles will ensure you will be in compliance with Nature’s Law of Human Movement. This explains why you will never see other mammals doing extensive warm-ups or cool downs before or after a chase!!!

What Makes The Jungle Gym Methodology™ Approach Different?

To begin with, The Jungle Gym has adopted the PurMotion methodology and incorporated it’s principles into a unique alignment with The Jungle Gym’s philosophy and training practices.

PurMotion & The Jungle Gym centres on a methodology and not a tool or product. The methodology dictates both the form and function of the tools as well as how they will be used. Because we have a methodology, we can explain why we do what we do. Every motion in every workout has a reason and purpose about pursuing natural human movements either using our own body-weight or managing external weight.

Because our training methodology works with the body and not against it, there is less chance of injury. The tools and movement patterns were designed specifically to keep the joints “happy” and not in an unnatural or compromising position. You can be in your teens to 70s and beyond and still be strong, fast and explosive!!! How can you do this? The PurMotion™ & The Jungle Gym training methodology implements the concept of Multi-Directional Resistance Training. This leads to a balanced body reinforcing or validating Nature’s Law of Human Movement.

We teach the body to move in a natural, flowing way (we refer to this as “more sexy” or with “swagger”) and in compliance with the Fascial or Functional Lines. We pay extra attention to movement efficiency. No need to do long warm-ups, cool-downs or separate strength and cardio. It’s all rolled up together in a PurMotion™ The Jungle Gym training methodology

What Kind of Movement Patterns Do We Use?

Our movement patterns come from different training modalities such as Power Lifting, Olympic lifting, Body Building, Strongman Lifts, Martial Arts, Track and Field and Bodyweight Training. Instead of “ADOPTING” we apply the PurMotion™ Methodology to ADAPT and modify these movement patterns to improve movement efficiency while reducing or eliminating the risk of injury potential.

Is It Expensive?

The Jungle Gym™ tools are very cost effective considering the number of exercises you’re able to perform compared to isolated muscle gym machines that only do one thing. For instance, a commercial chest press might cost $4500 to do one move; chest press. The cost per movements is $4500/1 = $4500. The cost of doing a chest press in this machine equals $4500!!! In contrast, the Renegade System starts at $89 with at least 10 exercises. Your cost per movement equals $89/10 or $8.90!!! This is a huge cost and space saver option. Fitness should be available to everyone and we are committed to do just that.

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