About Llanelli Beach Bootcamp

Llanelli Beach Bootcamp was set up in 2013 by Gareth and Becky Hickman along with Chris Williams.

Becky was born on a military base in Lincoln and spent most of her life growing up in Newquay, Cornwall. She went to Swansea University and obtained a masters degree in photo journalism, however fitness was always close to her heart and when an opportunity came along with a job at DW in Llanelli she jumped at it. There she picked up numerous fitness qualifications and also met her husband Gareth.

In the summer of 2011 everything came together and a wedding, baby and a house move to Machynys ensued. Machynys beach seem perfect for outdoor exercise, so with her experience of teaching classes and a perfect location on the doorstep, Llanelli Beach Bootcamp was set up with the help of Chris.

Bootcamp has been a tremendous success with hundreds enjoying the experience since launch. 2014 saw Becky’s personal training side of the business kick off in style with many new clients.

2014 also saw Llanelli Beach Bootcamp add additional activities including numerous weight loss programmes.

The bootcamp has gone from strength to strength and in 2018 celebrated it’s 5th anniversary. Over the four years Bootcamp has entered teams in Mud Runs, Invcbl and other events plus many social activities have taken place to build on the amazing community spirit within the group.

Although they make you work hard, which is what it’s all about, Becky and Gareth and indeed my fellow Bootcampers make it so much fun. I used to hate sand but thanks to Llanelli Beach Bootcamp I love it now!!!

Jody Angharad Pritchard