203-Getting back into hiking after lockdown, Interview with Joe Bonington

Show notes

Joe Bonington is the creator of Joe’s Basecamp gym, Sydney’s Premier adventure training facility and over the past few years he has transitioned his training delivery into an online model and now has clients across Australia and New Zealand, Asia, and even back in his place of origin the UK. Joe developed his program to provide the inspiration, training, and support to help his clients achieve their bucket list goals, outdoor adventure and wilderness sports and activities. Joe doesn’t just talk training he is highly experienced in the fields that they train for with his main goal is to get people ‘out there and getting amongst it; to live large and tear chunks out of life’.

We first caught up with Joe Bonington in episode 32 in July of 2017 to talk about what you need to do to prepare for your hikes and other outdoor adventures from a fitness perspective. Today we catch back up to talk about getting back on trail after the long periods of inactivity that many of us have been forced into.

Podcast Overview

Interview introduction (time index 00:01:30)

  • Joes Base Camp (time index 00:02:40)
    • Your general background
    • Basecamp philosophy
  • Getting back into hiking after lockdown (or an extended period off trail) (time index 00:08:30)
    • The impact of lockdown on people’s general fitness?
    • What should hikers be doing to get themselves fit and get back out on trail, particularly if they are looking at doing longer hikes?
      • Physical, mental, etc
  • The rise in online training options (time index 00:33:53)
    • Pros and cons
  • What’s your next big adventure that you have coming up? (time index 00:44:36)
  • Tim and Gill – whats we thought? (time index 00:13:42)

Close (time index 00:55:53)

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