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Winner of National Quality Standard Award

National Quality Standard, Grades Facilities’ Operational Standards

Zest Health & Fitness Club is an award-winning leisure centre. Our leisure centre retains an enviable position as winner of a National Quality Standard Award (formerly White Flag Award) for 19 years. Not alone have we won this award we also obtain the highest level of 'Outstanding Award' for 2024.

The National Quality Standard (previously known as the White Flag Award) is a Leisure Centre & Hotel Leisure award encompassing

- Safety

- Hygiene

- Customer Engagement

- Human Resources

The National Quality Standard, is the most sought after accolade in the leisure and fitness industry and is awarded to facilities that meet the operational standards for leisure and fitness facilities as set out in the scheme. The standard is designed to encourage continuous improvement within the sector and recognises facilities for their remarkable standards.

The NQA is the only industry specific award for the leisure, health and fitness sector in Ireland.

Zest Health & Fitness Club was honoured to receive the National Quality Standard “Outstanding Award” for 2024 from Ireland Active at the annual National Quality Standard Awards. The award ceremony was held at the Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny 17th November 2023. These awards have been in operation since 2001 and are the only industry specific award for the leisure, health, and fitness sector in Ireland.

Zest Health & Fitness Club were also delighted to be once again shortlisted in the top three for the overall hotel leisure facility of the year.

It is an honour to retain this award for the 19th year. A sincere thank you to the ongoing hard work, dedication, and commitment of all the Zest Team.

We also say a big thank you to our loyal Zest members and acknowledge all our colleagues in the Cavan Crystal Hotel for your ongoing support.

Pictured is Gayle Anderson, Manager of Zest Health & Fitness receiving the award from John Windle, Chairperson Ireland Active.



NQA 2022

Pictured in 2022 at the 2023 Award Ceremony were Chairperson of Ireland Active, Joe Cosgrove – Zest Health & Fitness -Wayne Greenan, Darryl McKiernan (Zest Health Assistant Manager), Erin Longair, Gayle Anderson (Zest Health Cub Manager) Sharon Patterson (Zest Health Club Supervisor), Luke Longair- DR. Una May – CEO of sport Ireland.