Nathan "Anomaly" Fleming
Nathan began studying martial arts at the age of ten. He has trained in a variety of disciplines including karate, capoeira, jiu jitsu, krav maga, arnis, kickboxing, fencing, gymnastics and of course...parkour.
He has over 20 years of teaching experience and has worked extensively in program development.
Many years after achieving his black belt, Nathan began to dissect and reconstruct the teaching process of martial arts to put students on a faster course to success. He discovered that, although learning the fundamentals of discipline and focus are a long-term process, successful technique can be achieved much more efficiently if the individuality of each student was nurtured rather than suppressed in the name of tradition.
With this principal in mind, he developed a program of differentiated instruction, in which he focuses on each student's natural abilities and tendencies, rather than trying to force them into an unnatural mold. As such, no one student has an advantage over another and all are set on paths that lead beyond their own expectations, finding their true selves along the way.
Having an ambitious goal of reaching as many students as possible, to show them each the strength and capabilities within, Nathan believes we are all superheroes, and that his true calling is to help each of these superheroes unlock their true potential.
Kyle "Misfit" Dolbear
Kyle has spent all his life in sports and any sort of physical activity, and got involved in parkour during the spring of 2015.
Kyle is quick to tell people that, despite all his athletic training, nothing he has ever done compares to the pure excitement and hard work that comes from parkour.
Whether it's learning a new move or watching a student progress, Kyle describes parkour as "the most amazing expression of self I have ever been involved with. Each person brings a uniqueness to the game and the greatest part of parkour is meeting these people, training with and learning from so many different walks of life and so many different styles."
Kyle is known for his intense work ethic and being a strong advocate for growing the parkour community in Syracuse. He is the first to arrive to training sessions and the last one to leave, and his passion to help others is unrivaled.
Kyle has been with Fusion Parkour since its inception; a zealous supporter of the belief that parkour training under the right guidance can help people overcome any of life's obstacles.
Special Guest Instructor
Lynea is the Head Coordinator of the Salt City Dance Festival, a dance instructor at Ballet & Dance of Upstate NY and Camillus Dance Centre, and group exercise instructor with Flo.
She is the founder of Syracuse in Heels, has choreographed and performed for established organizations such as Syracuse University, Syracuse Fashion Week, Society for New Music, Rochester City Ballet, Onondaga Community College, Vision of Sound, as well as most recently directed the dance film, “Project Sandman”, which took 3rd place in the Syracuse International Film Festival.
Lynea is a member of CNY Film Professionals, has recently performed in the Syracuse dance film “Hesperus is Rising”, and has also self produced and choreographed her own evening length dance performance, "Take What You Need".
Lynea will be running a series of acrobatics-oriented workshops through Fusion, bringing a new level of style and experience into the fold.
She has been following the progress at Fusion as readily as we have been following her progress with the Salt City Dance Festival. She is a warm and dedicated instructor and is as eager to learn as she is to teach, making her a very welcome addition to the Fusion Family.
Dr. Jon Hamm
Doctor of Chiropractic Care,
specializing in sports injury prevention
Dr. Hamm is a graduate of SUNY Cortland with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and New York Chiropractic College with a degree of Doctor of Chiropractic. While at New York Chiropractic College, he earned the college’s highest award in the field of Chiropractic Education, given to only one person in the entire class of 150, per academic career: the coveted DiGiacomo Technique Award. This award is given only with the clinical doctor’s recommendation, to a student who exemplifies the foundation of the profession: the ability to manually adjust and perform chiropractic therapy to their patients. He was awarded this honor for his tireless dedication to his craft, the art of diagnosis, and the manual therapy corrections that influence the nervous system and spinal movement of the body.
He also earned his Certification in Nimmo Care—an achievement with stringent requirements, stressing the ability to treat the entire body and to avoid reliance on only symptom-based care. In addition, Dr. Hamm has received an Advanced Certificate in Human and Athletic Performance as well as a Functional Movement Taping Certificate and ConnecTX training from its founder and protocol originator.
His mission is to provide conservative chiropractic care– specializing in neuromusculoskeletal conditions– by evaluating and treating the nervous system, muscular and osseous structures of the body, and nutritional needs in order to alleviate or reduce pain; increase movement, recovery, and performance for athletes and children; and improve quality of life for the whole family.
Dr. Hamm has over 30 years of experience in fields of movement - dance, combat, and acrobatics, which he uses to help his patients understand not only the mechanisms of the injuries they face, but also the most effective prevention, recovery, and rehabilitation methods to apply.
Michelle has been a preschool teacher for over 15 years and continued her education by earning a CDA (Child Development Associates) in 2015.
She has spent her entire life in and around children & the classroom, with all abilities & special needs. She says it is "the heart and soul of who I am."
Michelle prides herself on giving children what they need, both socially and emotionally, while offering a safe and confident environment that also allows them to exceed beyond what they think is possible - treating each child as if they were her own.
"The biggest and most reoccurring compliment I get from a parent is how much of an impact I have had on their child and how safe they felt having them in my care."
Michelle is a race enthusiast and has attended multiple fitness conventions. She has also trained in mixed martial arts fitness for years, and has taught a variety of child fitness programs.
Michelle is a teacher, a parent, and has both personal and professional ties to autism, making her an ideal addition to the Fusion Family. She is passionate about fitness and about teaching, and has ambitions to expand the kinds of fitness programs available to small children, a goal she is excited to now have the opportunity to pursue here at Fusion Parkour.
Ryan has studied Kenpo Karate for 13 years, receiving his second-degree black belt and has spent years as both a youth mentor and a soccer coach.
Finding Fusion in the summer of 2019, he discovered both a love for parkour and a life long family. As an instructor, he seeks to give students an understanding of the physics behind movement as well as to provide a welcoming and nurturing environment to all members of his “Fusion Family.”
Ryan is a junior at Ithaca College studying International Business and Data Analytics seeking to work as an agricultural activist in Latin America.
Ryan is passionate about collaboration and mutual support. He has actively encouraged and trained other students during open sessions and considers every lesson learned as another to pass on.
What will always stand out to us, regarding Ryan's quality as both an instructor and a role model, was the first day he came to open training. From the moment he set foot on the floor, he started helping other students, putting his own training and goals as a second priority to his desire to help elevate the other students in the room. His talent is incredibly high, but that talent pales in comparison to his heart, which fully belongs to his students.