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006I: Zita Alves – Proven strategies for Body Confidence

I often hear from my clients and other women I speak to that they find the thought of getting naked with somebody new in their life a daunting thought – and for some it even prevents them from going out and meeting a potentially great match.

I think we al feel a little vulnerable when it comes to our bodies sometimes (and the media obviously doesn’t help)- but there are so many things we can do to improve our overall health and lifestyle that doesn’t involve strict diets and hours on the treadmill.

If you are feeling a little low on the body-confidence side, or feel that you want to make some lifestyle changes when it comes to health and fitness but don’t know where to start – come and join me and my special guest for today’s episode.

“You’re only ever one meal or one workout away from getting back on track.”

Zita Alves describes herself as a former couch potato (and the ‘office cake monster’) who has transformed herself into somebody who is super passionate about helping women over 40 discover the benefits of living a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Zita has worked with hundreds of people over the last 17 years through 1-1 personal training, group classes at Zest Bootcamp and also online to help them change their mindset and holistically overhaul their lifestyle.

She knows what it’s like to struggle with weight and fitness and so she wants to help anyone who is willing to try, to learn how to be healthier and happier which includes being a good role model for their children.

In 2015 Zita won the Independent Business Award for best fitness business in Bath and also the Women’s Business Club “Healthy Business of the year” at the Maximise awards.

Zita focusses on health and a healthy lifestyle first – this will go a long way in helping you feel great about yourself again. And also to love those imperfect bits that make you perfect the way you are!

Zita shares with us how she went from being an asthmatic, overweight, non-exercising, stressed-out marketing executive to becoming a personal trainer and nutrition expert. You’ll hear about the ups-and-downs that are all part of the journey and how Zita stays motivated to be a role model for others and walk her talk.

I know this because I’ve known and followed Zita for some time – and I’ve also done some of her bootcamps! Ouch.  I recommend them wholeheartedly 🙂

Here are just a few of the top strategies Zita shares in our interview:

  • Only you can make the decision to take care of your health and live a health lifestyle – nobody else can do this for you.
  • Use the FIT principle to work out what type of exercise works best for you (around 12mins)


Taking time out to exercise and take care of your health is not selfish. You have to take care of yourself so you can take care of others.

  • Wear something that you love when you work out!
  • Try something new – and focus on the things you can do instead of what you can’t, ie. even if you have health issues.
  • “Don’t choose a diet with a start and end date. Choose a lifestyle of healthy living.” Zita Alves

Connect with Zita Alves


Zest Bootcamp :http://zestbootcamp.co.uk/


Twitter :https://twitter.com/fitnesszita

Just for our Ready for Love podcast listeners!

Download Zita’s 30 Day Fat Loss Cookbook for FREE:


30 day Cookbook cover Zita Alves


  • Winner of “Best Fitness Business” in 2015 Bath Independent Business Awards
  • Winner of “Healthy Business of the Year” in 2015 Maximise Awards
  • Weekly Columnist for Bath Weekend Magazine

For Ready for Love Podcast listeners! Download Zita Alves’s 30 Day Fat Loss Cookbook for FREE: http://zestbootcamp.co.uk/30-day-cookbook-signup/

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