About Joe Bonington

Joe Bonington

Joe Bonington is the founder of Joe’s Basecamp. He has been helping people kick amazing goals and put ticks next to awesome bucket list items for almost 15 years. He specialises in ordinary people, unlocking their full potential and helping them to do amazing things that they never thought possible.

Joe’s passions are Strength and Conditioning and the great outdoors. He has trained with world leaders in fitness, strength, conditioning and holistic health. He is also a trek leader who has taken groups to the Annapurna region, Everest, Kokoda, Kilimanjaro and Bhutan. Joe has a long family history of mountaineering and adventure: his father is one of Britain’s pre-eminent mountaineers! Joe has broken new ground himself, being part of the first ascent of Danga 2 (6200m) in Nepal. More locally, he has been involved in extreme adventures for television in the outback of the Northern Territory’s Cockburn Ranges.

Joe was nominated as Fitness Professional of the Year 2004 and in 2011 received The “New You Achievement Award – Fitness Inspirer for Australia”.

“I found a unique specialist trainer/mentor in Joe, who was there for me every step of the way. I got a program that I was able to stick to and every bit of knowledge I needed to successfully achieve my goal of summiting Kilimanjaro. I was clearly better prepared than anyone on our expedition. Thanks Joe you are the best and everything that you are planning to provide fellow adventures this year is so exciting!” Heather Rickard – Mount Kilimanjaro

Joe is one of the Northern Beaches’ most highly sought after personal trainers. He is an ASCA-registered sports coach, AWF-registered lifting coach and a registered CrossFit coach. He is also part of James Fitzgerald’s OPEX CCP program. Joe has completed internships with the Boutagy Institute and is qualified in Functional Movement Analysis. He is also a CHEK holistic lifestyle coach, PN sports nutrition coach and NLP master practitioner.

Joe has worked on TV shows for Channel 7 and Channel 9, utilising both his work as an outdoors expert and a Strength and Conditioning Coach. He has also featured in articles for The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times, Australian Outdoor Magazine, The UK Sunday Mail, Etihad in-flight magazine and Fitness First Magazine.

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