When I build the studio 10 years ago, it's purpose was to create a quiet, private atmosphere for people to improve their mental and physical health.

It soon became the go-to option for people who have little interest in joining a gym, or exercising with lots of people around.

Ignition Health is the perfect place if you are just starting out, if you haven't exercised in a wee while, or if you just want a private place to be guided towards your goals.


My name is Sam and I am the owner operator of Ignition Health.

I am a father of 4 who is passionate about helping people become the best versions of themselves.

I have over 15 years experience in the industry and I am highly qualified to help you achieve results. Whether it's to simply create a healthy lifestyle, get fitter and stronger or improve your eating habits - I can help you with all. 

However I specialize in the psychology of success, meaning I am qualified to help you achieve your results from the inside-out. Often the barriers to achieving life-changing results are within your own mindset and the way you think. It is my passion to help others discover who they can be without these thoughts holding them back.

I have completed a Bachelor Of Sports Coaching, Graduate Diploma in Psychology as well as various fitness industry qualifications. This sets me apart form many 'life-coaches' out there who will try and 'fix you'.

You aren't something that needs to be fixed, you are a person who needs to be listened to and guided.


We are located at 6 Westerleigh Street, Bishopdale, Christchurch, 8053


Sarah Johnstone

I have been working with Sam since late 2012. Sam is patient, kind and always works to your fitness level. As time has gone on and my fitness level has increased Sam has adapted my programme to ensure I am still challenged yet still enjoying the sessions. No workout is ever the same! Sam also keeps your mind focused on achieving your goals. No questions around fitness/health/wellbeing is ever off limits. Thank you Sam for your continued support, challenges and motivation. Thanks Sarah Johnstone.

I've been training with Ignition Health for 8 weeks. So far I've sensed nothing but positive vibes and true dedication for helping others. With Ignition Health you are not treated as a client but rather as a friend who needs help. I've benefited from their specifically designed program tremendously on both physical and non-physical levels. If you are looking for the right place to guide you through your journey then these are the people you need to get in touch with.

Sain Alfakhar
Suz Tillman

I have been going to Sam for a while now and I'm not a gym bunny but wanted to get fit, healthy and lose some weight. With Sam's help and some hard work I've got there.  I totally would recommend going to Sam he pushes you hard but knows what you are capable of achieving. I will set some more goals this year nad keep going. Once again thanks so much Sam