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Helping you achieve your goals

Want to feel fitter and stronger?

Looking for a supportive environment to exercise in?

Fed up with feeling sluggish & out of shape?

Look no further because we have created a programme of
friendly, fresh-air, fitness classes that are fun and get results.

Let’s Get Moving…

Healthy Life

If you’re someone who keeps making excuses not to exercise, then the structure of set times and days to attend our classes helps alleviate that. We have helped women just like you to enjoy making exercise a regular habit.

Stay Fit

If you’re concerned about your health and fitness deteriorating, we will help you get into a routine of regular exercise that will have a huge benefit to your mental and physical wellbeing. It’s never too late to start feeling full of energy, strong and active.

Balanced Body

 If you’ve been desperate to get back your va va voom and feel great then we are excited to help you on that journey with workouts that include strength, core, aerobic fitness and mobility. Many of our members are over 50 so we understand how to support you on your fitness journey.


If you’d like to make new friends, who you can connect with outside of classes during Zest social events and other activities, we know you will love our friendly community of “Zesties”. 

What is Zest?

Zest Bootcamp was set up in 2009 by highly experienced personal trainer, Zita Alves, to help women just like you, to feel great through structured exercise in a supportive community.

Our award winning outdoor classes in Bath have already helped hundreds of people discover the benefits of group exercise outdoors in the fresh-air.

Our OUTDOOR classes in Bath are thriving  (after successfully keeping our members fit online during lockdown) and we have continued with some ONLINE classes to enable more people to enjoy the Zest experience and feel great!

Do you offer online classes?

Yes! Our group classes have also moved into the virtual world and the feedback has been amazing! We are continuing to offer online classes in the evening alongside morning outdoor classes. Everyone has noticed the benefits to their physical and mental wellbeing during this unusual situation.

Am I too unfit to join?

Everyone is welcome to join us and after you complete your registration we will give you a call to make sure you are ready to join us for a trial.

Am I too old to join?

Our oldest member is over 70 and as a highly experienced personal trainer of over 23 years, Zita has created a programme that suits all levels with small adaptations.

Do you offer a trial?

Yes! Try us outdoors or online on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Get to know us and begin your fitness journey!

How do I get started?

Get in touch if you have anymore questions but the best way to start your active lifestyle is to book a trial week.

About Zita

Zita was a former couch potato who has changed her life… that’s why she is super passionate about helping more people to discover the benefits of being fit and healthy.

Aged 52, she knows how hard it can be to make exercise a regular part of your life, and she wants to help more people to make it an important part of their lifestyle.

In her late 20’s Zita made a career change from an overweight, asthmatic, non-exercising, stressed out marketing executive to become a personal trainer and hasn’t looked back. She has worked with hundreds of people over the last 20 + years through 1-1 personal training, group classes at Zest Bootcamp, online and via retreats in the UK and abroad.

Zita created her own fitness equipment, the Ztrainer, in 2010 as well as cookbooks and for several years Zita wrote a weekly feature in the Bath Weekend Magazine that comes with the Bath Chronicle. She has also been on the judging panel of the Nourish Awards that celebrate healthy and innovative “free from” food and drinks in the UK, as well as a Jamie Oliver Food Revolution ambassador.

In 2011 Zest Bootcamp, which Zita set up in Bath in 2009, was highly commended at The prestigious Bath Life Awards, and 2015 Zita won the Independent Business Award for best fitness business in Bath.

Feeling Great with a Zest for Life!

If you feel stiff and stressed I’d love to offer you a complimentary copy of my relaxing stretch routine that helps you feel calm and more flexible.

Click the button below for free access

Zestie Testimonials

When you join you’ll get access to our private, members-only Facebook group where we offer lots more healthy lifestyle support as well as regular social events that have in the past included country walks, pub lunches, cooking classes, belly dancing, quiz nights, chocolate making and lots more.

But don’t take our word for it… here are some members of our community sharing their stories.

Zest Bootcamp is just brilliant.

I would highly recommend it, in or out of lockdown.

Our outdoor sessions in the park have, for the moment, been replaced by live virtual sessions. All you really need to keep fit, it seems, is a bit of floor space, a towel and some (heavy) books in a bag – who knew?

And Zita may not be with us in person, but she can still check on our technique and make sure we keep going!

But Zest Bootcamp is so much more than a fitness session – it is about community, friendship and support – which we all need now more than ever.

Thank you Zita and my fellow Zesties for helping to keep me mentally, as well as physically strong during these crazy times.

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Sarah A

I joined zest about 8 months ago and have not looked back since.

My overall fitness has improved plus strength and muscle definition. I am also much more supple.

Since lockdown Zita had continued classes on Zoom which has been amazing. She has worked very hard to keep us all going.

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Nicky M

April 2020 marks 3 amazing years I’ve been a member of Zest Bootcamp, I’m a “Zestie” I joined originally to get fitter and didn’t fancy the idea of an indoor gym or anything pretentious.

The setting in Alexandra Park is stunning, we see seasons change and look out over stunning Bath but more than this, I have met a wonderful group of people, we support each other, train together and have a lovely social network.

My fitness is no longer a chore, I look forward to each session and Zita offers support, guidance and a 100% positive outlook. I am stronger, healthier and fitter both physically and mentally and have a great bunch of friends I can always call upon. Right now, not to be defeated by COVID-19, we are all training & socializing together live via Zoom.

I highly recommend you come and join us, it has changed my life positively and can do the same for you…

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Vicky S

A brilliant way to keep fit – both mentally and physically.

Great motivational exercise outside with such a lovely group of people.

Friendly, fun and super supportive.

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age 70!

Our Classes

We are excited to help more women over 40 in Bath and beyond to feel great, get active and enjoy exercise so why not sign up for our next bootcamp trial week… if not now, when? Spaces are limited!

Zest Bootcamp Outdoors

Group outdoor classes every

  • Monday

  • Wednesday

  • Thursday

at 6.30am and 9.15am


That’s 12 sessions of friendly, fitness fun for just £108 per month 


We’d love to offer you a trial week for just £15 to make sure we are a good fit before you join for the month.

We do also offer a twice a week option for £88 per month after you have completed the trial week.

Zest Bootcamp Online

LIVE classes every

  • Monday

  • Wednesday

at 6.15pm


8 sessions of friendly, fitness fun online for just £78 per month

We’d love to offer you a trial week for just £15 to make sure we are a good fit before you join for the month.

Get to know us!

Trial Week

Live Classes!

Bootcamp Online

Award Winning Classes!

Bootcamp Outdoors


Exercise has been proven to help mental wellbeing especially when performed outdoors in nature with other like-minded people… so let’s get moving!

Jen Taylor-Watt
Jen Taylor-Watt
19:31 03 May 24
I really highly recommend Zest Bootcamp. I attend early morning outdoor classes and it’s so great to exercise outside with such a lovely supportive group of women. I’ve never really stuck at exercise before, but this really works for me.Zita is a fantastic and committed trainer. She’s passionate about helping women develop strength and wellbeing and makes sure everyone feels comfortable and supported. I’m so glad I found it.
vicki smith
vicki smith
14:53 15 Apr 24
I've been at Zest Bootcamp for coming up to 7 years. Exercise no longer feels like a chore as I am with like minded people, a fabulous, friendly community who spur each other on. Being outdoors gives you the best start to your day and I always come away feeling alive. Sometimes, due to work pressures, I cannot attend which is why having the option for evening online classes is a huge benefit and often a little tougher!! Online still allows Zita to coach and you end your busy day on a big high.
Tracie Lissenden
Tracie Lissenden
15:42 21 Aug 23
Wow, what can I say, I have never been the kind of girl to do any exercise. But joining zest bootcamp has been the best thing I have ever done. Zita is amazing. She has so much knowledge and wisdom and shares so much. I joined zest bootcamp just over a year ago now. I am so much stronger and fitter. The ladies who do bootcamp with zita are awesome. So friendly and funny. A great community. I have also recently joined zitas nutritional program and I can not be happier. It is a 12 week program and I have lost a stone plus dropped nearly 2 dress sizes. I have more education on the right foods to eat for my health and feel fantastic. I can really recommend zest bootcamp as zita is lovely, funny, and a great motivator. 💕
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