After 14 years in the Bishopdale area, we are proud to announce our new gym space in Papanui. And in keeping with the Ignition Health philosophy, it has been designed to help our members feel at ease with exercise. It's the perfect atmosphere for those who are new to exercise, or don't like the idea of a big busy gym.

We offer small-group Classes, Private Training Sessions, and Nutrition, Motivation and Mental Health Coaching. 


Our Classes are a great place to meet others on the same journey as you. All of our classes are semi-private (6-7 people), making them perfect for beginners, and with a coach to help you every step of the way.

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Kathryn Taylor - 10kg's down

I spent over a year at a local ‘women’s gym’ which gave me small results and then I plateaued and nothing changed. After meeting with Sam and having a plan set for me based on my own body type and goals I was quite shocked to find a large transformation within just a few months, with only a few half hour sessions a week. I was always apprehensive of weights (being a female it’s a natural you are told you will get big) but Sam showed me ways to tone up yet slim down and opened my eyes to how well his regime works! I only really wish I had discovered Ignition Health earlier. I feel strong, I feel fit and I feel healthy and that to me as a mum to a toddler is priceless. Thank you Sam!!

Sam is an amazing coach and trainer and I am stoked to say I feel the happiest I have ever been with my overall fitness. I first began attending his classes a few months ago with the 4 Week Winter Challenge. Sam was an amazing motivator throughout the challenge and helped me achieve my goals. Over this 4 week challenge I saw huge improvements with my body/fitness and actually really enjoyed working out. I have continued going to Ignition Health after completing the challenge have continued to lose weight and improve my fitness. Sam has helped me create better eating habits and I have learnt so many new things along the way. Thanks heaps Sam for the last couple of months, and many more to come!

Christina Mehrtens
Phillipa Howell

I have been attending the last few months and I am happy to say that I have never felt so supported in a gym before. I completed the 30 Day Fat Blaster Challenge, and now I attend the BurnZone Classes and One on One workouts. I am starting to see results I honestly never thought would happen. Those bits I always thought would be wobbly due to body type etc. are changing. Can't wait to keep seeing my body and health changes on my fitness journey with Ignition Health.

Kim Piercy

Sam is a great mentor and trainer. I have been attending his Classes and One on Ones for over a year now and have got fitter and stronger in both body and mind. Sam not only has a vast knowledge in exercise but also in nutrition. One of the many reasons I keep going back is we are all treated as equals and as a very overweight person I have never felt hopeless or inferior as long as you give it your all. I find Ignition Health to be very affordable and you get a lot more value for money. I highly recommend Sam to be your overall health and fitness trainer.

Sam is amazing. I was freaked out about going to the 30 Day Fat Blaster Challenge at first, then when I was there I learned so much and I loved it. He is is cruizy and works with your strengths and then keeps you working more and more. Thanks heaps Sam for the first few months and many more.

Casey Egan-Beach
Wendy Johnson

I have an immune disorder so 'working out' can cause flareups, so I approached the studio with a lot of worry and concerns. This was soon alleviated when I entered the studio and met Sam. I did not feel judged by him. He did not yell instructions, and proceeded to work me at a comfortable pace to increase my heart rate, but was easy on my joints. He gave me great stretching tips and a half hour session went way too fast.