ABOUT US

Welcome to Basecamp Health & Fitness Centre. We are a family fitness facility based in Ellesmere Business Park. The club and its activities aim to meet the needs of the community, specialising in group exercise. Basecamp offers over 50 classes ranging from AntiGravity Fitness Yoga to group indoor cycling, aerobics to weights based gym classes – our GX Brand. The facility also offers a cardio gym area including treadmills, bikes, rowers and cross-trainer. The gym area boasts a selection of free weights, strong man training gear, resistance machines and Crossfit style apparatus – rings, ladders, boxes and Olympic bars. Sessions are currently available from teens to older adults. GP Referral patients can exercise with us under James’ supervision and Teens are welcome from secondary School age unaccompanied or can access the Teen Gym class. Under 11’s must be supervised by a parent or in a timetabled class for their age group.

Basecamp welcomes all ages, genders and abilities and has been described as the most friendly gym to be a part of.… ‘Shropshires best kept secret’ by one newcomer! Owners Danni and James aim to provide the best service they can whilst getting you the results you want using group exercise to motivate and gym training to allow you to do your own programme at a time that suits you.

The ethos behind our sessions is to get people moving and motivated with inclusion and adaptablity but most of all getting the result that is desired. Everybody will enter exercise for an outcome whether it be for stress relief, fatloss, escaping the house, strengthening, sports performance or for social reasons. If the sessions we provide can create that result then we have done our job!

To take a look at our extensive timetable take a look HERE. Please call 01691 622921 for more information about classes or gym entry.

The facility is located at Unit 13, Ellesmere business park in the heart of Shropshire, just a 10 minute drive from Oswestry, St Martins and Cockshutt and 30 minutes from Shrewsbury or Wrexham.

Danni Evans

Danni is passionate about helping everybody and anybody achieve their goals and reach people who might normally feel intimidated, or lacking in confidence. Danni likes to bring the best out in people and help them realise that they CAN reach their goal if they commit to it. She has studied fitness and exercise all her adult life having started doing a diploma in Sports Therapy and gaining qualification as an Aerobics & Circuit Instructor aged 18, then progressing to a Sport & Exercise Science degree and moving on to enter teaching at college level where she completed her PGCE teaching certificate whilst running CYQ qualifications to qualify others to be fitness instructors. Along the way Danni has picked up several qualifications such as her Level 3 Personal Training, Pilates, Pre & Post Natal and AntiGravity Fitness Instructor and Instructor Trainer certifications. Danni believes continuing professional development is essential in Health & Fitness as research & information changes so quickly, she offers a wealth of experience and knowledge and having been through the process of fatloss herself after having 3 children she is experienced in the size loss battle and can talk from experience.

Danni says: "The fact that I have done this myself demonstrates an experience I can talk about and share, I really know where my clients are coming from and how they are feeling. The format of exercise suits busy mums like me or other hard working people with lots of commitments. We just get on with it and planning is the key to getting it all to work - life becomes so much easier!"

James Evans

James has been at Basecamp since it opened last May and is joint owner with wife Danni. He has worked and been involved in the fitness industry for 20 years and finally got to realise a dream when Basecamp opened in 2013. He teaches an array of classes and works with members on a 1-1 basis targeting their specific needs. James is a qualified Strength and Conditioning coach, GP referral instructor and level 3 Sports Nutritionist amongst other qualifications. His passion is helping others achieve their desired goal through a balance of exercise and nutrition and improving general health, fitness and strength through varied training making it interesting. He focuses a lot on Crossfit training himself and has attended that Crossfit course. He has a future goal in attending a British Olympic Weightlifting course.

Laura Edwards

Laura has been an instructor for 9 years and can teach a variety of different classes like Bums and Tums , HiiT, Step, Spin, Pole and Antigravity Fitness for adults and kids. . Laura is passionate about group exercise and in helping others on their journeys and achieving their goals and meeting new people too.  Having battled Breast Cancer last year she continues to work hard to manage her health and fitness and show people life is for living.  With such awareness she is perfect to speak to if you need to adjust your lifestyle following a health challenge.


Annalie Gilliver

Annalie originally trained as a dancer & discovered Pilates when injured, practising the method in the body control studio at her dance college. She has been teaching group exercise for over 20 years & almost exclusively teaching Pilates for over 10 years. After years teaching mostly for colleges she is now a freelance teacher & assessor, in venues across North Shropshire, teaching all levels of matwork & small equipment based Pilates.

Most recently, Annalie has become involved with the education and running of Freestyle Fitness Yoga. It is already proving a popular class enabling people to mobilise and stretch to help improve their overall health, performance and recovery.