Introducing Northern Bootcamp operations manager Leanne

Northern Bootcamp operations manager Leanne

As I sit to write a blog about myself, I realise how diverse my background has been! However, without any one of my life/work experiences I wouldn’t be sitting here, in my perfect role, doing what I feel I do best.

At the age of 16 I left my friends and family to embark on a three-year intensive performing arts course at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom. From there I spent two years in Gran Canaria and four years sailing the seven seas, as a dancer on board cruise ships and general entertainment duties.

Having travelled and met some amazing people, I felt it was time to put some roots down as I felt a ‘proper’ job was needed. As I had honed my people skills I naturally fell into various customer facing roles over the years, finally settling within the British Airways Customer Relations Team based in Newcastle.

I met my own Mr Smith (honestly we are not all related!) and with our first child Evan, I thought BA would be my future, until the call that changed everything!

Whilst on maternity with our second child, George, I would never have guessed that one phone call from my very good friend Caroline would change my direction. Those words….’Leanne do you mind giving me a hand?’ How could I refuse my friend of almost 30 years!….sssshhhh surely it can’t be that long!

For almost 8 years I have worked from home as the Operations Manager for Northern Bootcamp, dealing with all aspects of the company, apart from actually delivering camps, I must add!

After leaving school at 16 and embarking on the big bad world early, I am now at the age of 40 with two children, I completed my Business and Management Hons Degree in 2017. It was a challenge at times but I enjoyed preparing myself as Northern Bootcamp embarks on world domination! I have also trained in 2019 as a Barre Fitness instructor @ The Barre Newcastle, so with Northern Bootcamp and The Barre, I am a busy bee!

It is a pleasure and honour to work for such an inspiring company which is constantly evolving. The feedback and motivation that each camper exudes after they take part in a camp makes the sales side of my role extremely easy. Caroline and Dan are integral to the success and ethos of the business and I am very proud to wear my green hoody and be a part of the Northern Bootcamp family.

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Northern Bootcamp is still operating

As a result of COVID 19 and the most recent Tier restrictions, we are currently unable to operate our business as usual.

However, we continue to adapt and look for the positives as so long as you are healthy there really is nothing more important.  Our virtual online fitness classes have started again,  and it is wonderful to see so many familiar and lots of new faces. There are up to 4 different classes per day, taken by the owners themselves, Dan and Caroline.   All levels of ability are welcome with adaptations for injuries or mobility offered. If you would like to add some variety to your training, or simply make a start to exercise, please click here for more info.

Coming soon and available to order are Bootcamp Kitchen Christmas Hampers, packed full of healthy goodies to keep you on the right track through December. If you are interested in these, please send an email to [email protected] for more info.

Also available to purchase now are bootcamp gift vouchers. To give someone the gift of health this Christmas is more important than ever. Spread the bootcamp feeling and purchase either a monetary voucher, or a full 4 day or 7 day bootcamp for your loved ones to book at their convenience (valid for 24 months)

We hope to start our residential bootcamps again in January.   The bootcamp itself is now a more personal experience. We have spent the autumn expanding the facilities and in January the new additions will be complete. These include a hot tub, a barrel sauna, a BBQ grill house for the final supper and a brand new fitness studio.  There are new measures are in place to manage social distancing and keep everyone safe. However, the atmosphere, the activities, the stunning location and the feeling of immense well-being strongly remains.

Please stay safe and try to be as healthy as you can be. Stay in touch and follow our updates on Facebook and Instagram and by signing up to our newsletter we will keep you updated on the latest news here at Northern Bootcamp CLICK HERE

Thank you for patience, support and understanding.

Dan, Caroline and all of the team at Northern Bootcamp