Help & Advice

This web area is here for those people not sure about exercise, those just starting or those looking for a little more information about How, What & Why.

We have an interactive Body Mass Indicator (BMI) calculator, which will give you instant results about your ideal weight.

If you are looking to start exercising, Zest provides the perfect starting place. All our fitness instructors are highly qualified and are capable of producing tailored programmes, are there to motivate you on to reach your goals and have an ear to give you advice and tips about nutrition and exercise. For that extra bit of motivation and expertise, try our personal trainers.

"I was very sceptical about 'Gyms' in general, my idea of big muscular men, and size '0' women was daunting to say the least. It must have taken me 18 months to build the courage to finally put my foot in the door and since then I haven't looked back. My image of a typical 'Gym' was instantaneously shattered, these people, 'Gym Goers', are normal people - lots of them are chatty and sociable and subsequently I have made new friends. My advice is don't be put off by the media, gyms are full of people like you and me with the same goal and ambition - to improve their life!" Andrew Olive, 47, Eccles, Manchester.