Award winning classes in Alexandra Park, Bath

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.

Am I too young to join?

We have several members in their 30s so if you are under 40 you are very welcome to join us and well done because the earlier we start taking care of our bodies, the better we will be in the long run.

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 53, 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

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

Based on 27 reviews
powered by Google
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 more
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 more
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. 💕read more
See All Reviews

The latest from Zest Bootcamp

15 years of fresh-air, fitness fun at Zest Bootcamp

15 years of fresh-air, fitness fun at Zest Bootcamp

15 years of Zest Bootcamp - time to celebrate! After being a personal trainer in a gym for 10 years I decided to have a go at group outdoor exercise in 2009. It could be a more affordable way for people to get fitter, stronger and healthier, especially those who don't...

24 peaks in 24 hours!

24 peaks in 24 hours!

24 peaks in 24 hours!   Climbing mountains for charity is a great thing to do when the charity offers free counselling for anyone going through Cancer or those close to people dealing with cancer or other life threatening conditions. In the past we have supported WHY...

Why mums need to exercise

Why mums need to exercise

15 years of Zest Bootcamp in Bath  I haven't written a blog post for AGES so typed one up all about our 15 year Zest party and then it vanished so if you are reading this, I hope to add more text soon but for now there's just a photo! Zita x Outdoor exercise helps...