Outdoor activity for all

Mojo Active is one of Bristol’s best-equipped outdoor activity centres, located in 150 acres of private fields and woodland in Almondsbury. It has evolved considerably since its launch in 2012 as a birthday party and boot camp fitness venue. Today it is recognised for its leadership in corporate and educational events, in addition to its thriving party and high ropes centre. Recently Mojo Active was shortlisted in the Bristol Life awards for the Leisure and Tourism category, and at the end of 2018 won “Favourite Activity Club” in the Bristol Raring 2 Go Awards.

Mojo's Founders

Mojo Active was founded by Jo McConnell and Mark Johnson in 2012. Following a career in media, Jo was looking for a business partner to fulfill a dream to set up a boot camp company, built on her passion for health, fitness and love of outdoor life. Mark, after a successful career in the Royal Air Force, was looking for a new challenge where he could use his physical training experience to work with civilians.

“We realised straight away that we had complementary areas of expertise, along with a shared love of the outdoors,” says Mark. “The passion was there, we just needed to work out the logistics; in particular a 400 m top specification military-style assault course!”

Sadly Jo McConnell passed away in June 2019 after fighting cancer for over 10 years. She was a hugely positive and inspirational person who lived her life to the max. You can read more about her legacy here

The founding ethos of Mojo Active remains the same today, it’s about getting people outside and active.

Jo & Mark
Awards

Safe Guarding & Safety Information

Mojo Active prides itself on it’s impressive safety record as a result of the stringent safety standards in place. All Mojo instructors are DBS checked and there is always a qualified first-aider on site supervising the activities. Operations Director, Mark Johnson, oversees all staff training. After 14 years’ service as a military Physical Training Instructor, (specialising as an Outdoor Adventurous Training Instructor), and former experience in outdoor activity centres, Mark is diligent in setting extremely high safety standards and levels of professionalism.

All staff complete a thorough training induction programme, covering all aspects of the activities, safety and child safeguarding procedures. There are comprehensive risk assessments for all activities and robust operating procedures in place to ensure sessions run smoothly and safely. Mojo Active is a fun and safe place for young and old, our site is OFSTED registered and we have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom quality badge.

Meet the team

Operations Director

Mark Johnson

Operations Director

An ex military PT instructor with years of experience including BA Hons in Outdoor Education & Leadership; Certificate of Education; Level 3 BCU Canoe and Kayak instructor; Mountain Bike Instructor, Vertex High Ropes intructor & rescuer, Mountain leader

Mojo Instructor

Cory Harrison

Manager

Outdoor Activity Leadership level 2, Gym instructor level 2, First Aid Trained ERCA – High Ropes Instructor and rescuer, Level 3 award in Employment Awareness, Certificate in Fitness Instructing, Diploma in Personal training, Management Diploma, Archery GB instructor award.

Jo Mcconnell

Jo McConnell

Co Founder

Jo’s passion for health and fitness was the inspiration behind setting up Mojo Active back in 2012. Sadly after a long battle with cancer, Jo Mcconnell died in June 2019 but she leaves an amazing legacy in Mojo Active and you can find out more about what she achieved here.

Helen

Helen Dyas

Office Manager

With over 30 years’ office experience and working in administration Helen has a background in Law and Secondary Education and is also a qualified Complementary Therapist. Helen enjoys spending time outdoors and long hikes out with “Diesel” the family dog

Marketing

Juls Platt

Marketing

Juls enjoys spending time being active but when she can’t be outside, what can be better than working for a company that promotes outdoor adventures and experiences! Juls works from home but regularly meets up with the team. She has 3 kids and a dog so life is never dull.