Lucy comes to Zest bootcamp because “Instructors are really good & give you that extra push to get the most out of your exercise, the atmosphere & group interaction is great & I love the variety of exercises” Does your gym do this for you?
“I joined Zest Bootcamp feeling a bit apprehensive, as I hadn’t really exercised properly in about 5 years. Zita and the rest of the bootcampers (of all ages) were very welcoming and I was immediately at ease. Every session is different and very hard work, but lots of fun and a brilliant overall workout. After the 1st 4 weeks of bootcamp, including following the diet plan, I had lost 1 stone and was thrilled! I felt healthier and more energetic than I had done in years. Getting up at 5.30am took a bit of getting used to, especially when it was cold and rainy, but I really looked forward to every session. It’s such a great feeling when you are heading home after your workout and everyone else is only just getting out of bed! I really feel that after years of not looking after myself, I am finally getting back on track thanks to the encouragement of Zita and Kate.”
Anne O”Connor - June 2012
I was originally introduced to Boot camp by a friend who popped into my office and she looked amazing. This really inspired me to have a go myself.
I was dreading going along to Boot camp thinking that I would be totally intimidated as I was so overweight and had not done any real exercise for about 20 years. I can’t pretend I didn’t find it tough at first in fact I could hardly move for the first week! I immediately followed the clean eating plan and over the following weeks got great results both with weight loss and improved fitness. I have lost 2 stone and 26 inches in just over 4 months. All my family and friends are now inspired by me! In fact one of my friends is now a boot camper herself.
I would recommend anyone to try it if I could do it anyone could do it and get results. The team leaders are great and the feeling of wellbeing soon shines through. I appreciate its all down to the person but this regime really worked well for me.
Thank you Kate and Zita
JULIE ILIC, age 53 - Summer 2011
“After having 3 kids in 3 years and a hernia operation I was overweight, tired and very unfit. My friend recommended I come with her to a free trial week of Zest Bootcamp and I am so happy I bit the bullet and went. Now at the end of my first Bootcamp I have lost 8 lbs, inches off my waist (and other places) and my fitness, strength and energy have soared. I am not a morning person, but now I look forward to working out at 6.30am, it honestly makes me feel amazing – I am buzzing after each session. My kids are 3 1/2, 2 1/2 and 8 months and a handful – but now my energy levels are up I find it much easier to take care of them, run around with them and be a better role model, 1 even does my home workout with me! I cannot imagine doing anything less than improving now and have signed up for more sessions straight away. Thank you Zita and Sarah, you’ve put me back on track.”
Gail Mulhern - July 2011
“Thanks for all your support…I just had to let you know (and you can use any of this e-mail as quotes for your ads etc as am happy for people to know how this has worked for me!!)
I can’t believe it but I weighed myself this morning and have gone from 14s10 to 13s11 after just 1 bootcamp, all but a stone!! I am over the moon, and I didn’t expect it as had fallen of the wagon a bit with the nutrition this week! I knew I had lost weight as had gone down from size 18 to 16 by the 3rd week and as you know I had to sell all my size 18 dresses on e-bay so I could buy some smaller clothes! I also had to go underwear shopping as had gone down a back size but my scales had run out of battery so wasn’t sure how much I had lost till now! Not only that but for some reason I haven’t found it that hard to stay motivated and stick to the nutrition advice, I usually end up giving up by the 1st week with anything else I have tried! Its like bootcamp is a kind of magic formula that has just worked for me! I am so confident that I can lose the weight now after years of trying and failing that we have finally booked our wedding! We have been together now for 7 years and engaged for 4 but I never pushed for a wedding as didn’t want to be a big bride..at least now I can get married before I need a facelift!!!!
Really looking forward to what you have in store next month!” CLAIRE WRIGHT January 2011
“The word “Bootcamp” had me worried that it would involve lots of shouting and press-ups, but it couldn’t have been more different. It was an absolutely fantastic way to get fit, burn fat and tone up.” See the rest of the article here
THE BATH MAGAZINE – June 2010
“I hate exercise, I hate the cold and I’m not good in the mornings, but the Bath Boot Camp is the only keep fit regime that I have kept to since well before my daughter was born (and she’s 6!). It is the combination of Zita’s good humour, the camaraderie of the fellow Boot Campers, and the fantastic views that take your mind off the pain. With the great variety of activities that Zita dreams up, you don’t get bored like you do on those tedious treadmills and boring swims I’ve tried in the past. I have completed one Boot Camp, lost a few cms and gained some energy. But most of all, I’m motivated about my overall health and fitness in a way I haven’t been for years. Thanks Zita!”
Charlotte – March 2009
“I started Bootcamp 13 weeks ago because my father-in-law is seriously ill – this acted as a wake-up call for me. I was grossly overweight, very unfit and generally not happy with myself
physically. Initially I found Bootcamp very tough going but through the support and guidance of Zita, and the very friendly and encouraging atmosphere of the group I have grown to love it.
I have to date improved my fitness unbelievably – I have lost 45 lbs and 14 inches on my waist.
Bath Bootcamp is intense outdoor circuits that improves your overall fitness and strength. It succeeds where gyms have failed because it is outdoors, it is friendly and caters for all levels, the classes have been excellent and the exercises varied – I just wished I had started this years ago. This is a picture of the clothes that are now all TOO BIG for me!!”
Steve – Oct 2009
“I would also just like to say how much I am loving bootcamp. I haven’t found anything that I enjoy so much and actually look forward to going to (and that is making me feel better about myself) since I used to kick-box years ago. I can see that this can easily become addictive which is no bad thing!”
Kath – Aug 2009
I joined Bath Bootcamp initially for 1 month to lose weight and get fit in the New Year. I have never been much of a self motivated person when it comes to exercise so thought I’d give something different a go. After 1 month I found I was actually enjoying it, the sessions are always different, the time flys by, there is a real mixture of people and Zita is really supportive and motivating. I managed to lose an amazing 11 pounds in just 1 month and have decided to keep it up for at least another month. Thank you Zita!
Abby – Jan 2010
“I discovered Bath Bootcamp through a colleague who seemed to be achieving some impressive results. I decided to sign up as too much time sat at a desk and a reasonably unhealthy lifestyle was starting to take its toll, I didn’t fancy joining an uninspiring gym and liked the idea of being outdoors. The atmosphere is friendly and unintimidating, but motivated as everyone is there to get results. The exercises are extremely varied and seem to work every part of the body which is exactly what I was hoping for. After two months I’ve lost a significant amount of weight (11 pounds), improved my fitness, look better and feel infinitely healthier. If you want to lose weight and improve fitness it’ll happen far quicker and you’ll have more fun at Bath Bootcamp than any gym I’ve ever been too ”
Rick – March 2010
Before I joined Bath Boot Camp I had tried numerous number exercise regimes and diets and although they worked for a while, I found them boring as had no one to talk to. Bath Boot Camp is different, I joined in March 2010 and now I am re-energised and enjoy exercising again. I have now completed 2 boot camps and in total lost 1 and a half stone and got down a size and a half. I can’t believe how much better I feel, I have loads more energy and confidence, I would recommend it to anyone who is bored with the gym and wanted to have fun while exercising and losing weight. The exercises I enjoyed the most are boxing and the Z trainer both providing a thorough work out. Thanks Zita for helping me work towards my goal!
SP – May 2010
Here are some more comments from our boot campers so far:
“Fantastic varied, interesting workouts with fantastic results – I lost 7lbs in 2 weeks!”
“A great service to Bath – shame I didn’t know about it sooner. I feel much better with a healthier blood pressure”
“In 4 weeks my back pain has significantly improved and I feel great!”
“Definitely worth doing!”
“It’s a great way to motivate yourself, exercise at your pace but
be pushed to your max”
“Feel more alive at work during the day”
“Feel fitter and my tummy is smaller!”
“Love the discipline of it!”
“The classes are great”
“Clothes fitting better”
“I can finally touch my toes!”
“Good motivational training with nutritional backup”
“Friendly bunch of people and not intimidating”
“It’s fun and tough at times but great to exercise outdoors with motivated people”
“Really enjoyed bootcamp – didn’t think I’d enjoy exercising in the cold and snow!”