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Zest Bootcamp: Who are we?

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!

Join us in the beautiful Alexandra Park in Bath!

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.

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

Zita x

PS If you didn’t know I used to be an overweight, non-exercising asthmatic so believe me when I tell you that healthy living really is the best thing you can do for your mental and physical wellbeing. Click here to book a trial week at our friendly and fun fitness classes

* Although the word bootcamp can bring images of beasting and endless burpees – we actually don’t operate like that at Zest which is why if you watch the Bath Life Awards video you’ll hear me describe it as group personal training style class. Many of our members have been coming for years so they get coached on exactly what they need.