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Events

Joes Basecamp Nepal Fundraiser

Nepalese Fund Raiser – the 10 hour effort!

High altitude chamber training with Stephen Bock doing 10 hours heavy pack treadmill at 3500m, Pete Wells doing 5 hours paddling machine at 3500m & GVB doing 4 hours at 3500m on the paddling machine. Steve and Pete are both Everest Summiteers trained by Joe so have experienced tough days at altitude. Greg‘s one of the strongest […]

Joe Bonington and Steve Bock

Fundraiser Update

What an excellent day in the gym and great fundraising result for the people of Nepal. Huge thanks to the many, many people who contributed their time, effort and produce to help the day run really smoothly. Special mention to Stephen Bock who walked 34km at 3600m of altitude in our Altitude Training Room. As it […]

The Earthquake in Nepal and why I want to help.

This post is about the terrible earthquake in Nepal. It’s about what we are doing to try and help a little and also why  we are throwing our weight behind this cause. Firstly let me go way back, way way back before I was born. Back in 1960 my father Chris Bonington climbed his first […]

Gym’s are dead, long live the new gym!

I’m Joe Bonington, most of you guys know me already. I’m a Strength and Conditioning coach, a personal trainer, a trek leader, a lifestyle coach, the bucket list coach, and the co-owner of Joe’s Basecamp. As a coach, as a father and as someone who loves life and all this amazing world has to offer, it […]

Hello World, It’s our Grand Opening day

I’m very proud to announce the official opening day of Joe’s Basecamp by one of the world’s leading mountaineers, Andrew Lock  9:30am Saturday 7th March. We believe we have built a truly unique experience in fitness, training and encouraging people to grow by getting out of their comfort zone.

Island Peak Trip Notes

Many of you know about our trip to climb island peak (6187m), Nepal next march. I’m sure alot of you out there are very goal focused and prefer to have a goal to train for, rather than training just to lose a few kilo’s. I’ve always found it better to set a great and challenging […]

Gareth Andrews Polar Adventure Talk

On April 30th 2013 Gareth Andrews, a Sydney based Doctor and member at Joe’s garage Gym reached the Magnetic North Pole. He had travelled 23 days across the ice, travelling a total of  600Km whilst dragging a 100Kg sled. Both Gareth and his team mate Richard Stephenson, a doctor based in New Zealand had come […]