- Combatting Covid-19 at Ryding2Health

"Steps we are taking to flatten the curve of Covid-19 at Ryding2Health"

At Ryding2Health we have always taken cleanliness very seriously. You have to when you have a team of massage therapists who deal with many people per day at close range. We are very confident that it is still perfectly safe to continue to visit Ryding2Health for fitness or massage therapy.But what are we actually doing to keep our business clean, and hopefully virus free? READ MORE

  - OCTOBER WEBINAR: Fatness V Fitness

"This is a popular discussion which surrounds the whole media hype on skinny is good, however we see more and more sudden deaths and health scares in seemingly fit people, so we explore why that might be, plus how it affects you "

Regularly I have conversations with clients about how seemingly fit healthy people come down with life threatening illnesses - so which is actually better, being fit, or being skinny?

DATE: 18 October

TIME: 7:30pm NZST

Register for this webinar online to sms event reminders, notification of where to find the live stream and to get a copy of the recording to watch back and a copy of the presentation notes.

To book: (and choose section title EDUCATIONAL


"Current Vacant positions at Ryding2Health"

We have three vacancies at the moment at Ryding2Health:

Casual / Part time massage therapist (2 positions)

  • Qualified relaxation / Deep tissue massage therapist
  • Available evenings / Saturday mornings
  • Casual position that could become part time permanent
  • Excellent communicator
  • Current valid NZ work visa essential

Casual / Part time Group Fitness instructor / Personal trainer

  • Qualified REPS registered group fitness instructor / personal trainer
  • Available early mornings / evenings / weekends to match client demand
  • Casual position that could become part time permanent
  • Excellent communicator with an empathy for clients that are new to fitness
  • Current valid NZ work visa essential

Apply with covering letter and CV and 2 references to Melanie Ryding:

You are also welcome to call us and arrange a visit to have a look around - 03 218 7461


"Want something to keep you motivated and warm during the winter? "

Web have five 45 minute personal training slots that we are offering at a discounted rate UNTIL THE END OF JUNE.

Tue / Wed / Thur 7am

Wed / Thur 5:15pm.

Need a wee bit of motivation? We can supply that, all you need to bring is some determination!

$249 for 6 sessions payable up front.

Contact us to claim. When the slots are gone, that's it!

  - FLASH SALE: Discounted Personal training!

"Discounted 1:1 fitness support to kick start your new fitness regime! "

Grab this once only offer - making personal training cheaper than ever before! We have never discounted this before!


  • Tailored fitness programs
  • Fitness testing / health check
  • Flexible appt times to suit you
  • Progress monitoring
  • Free private support group access
  • Nutrition support / guidance throughout.

Contact us to claim! Expires 27/4/18 so be quick!


"Easter weekend closures"

We are closed for the Easter break from Friday 30 March, opening back up Wednesday 4 April 2018. Have a great weekend whatever you choose to do. Don't forget that we aave a libarary of mini home workouts on both our Youtube channel and Facebook page, if you need a workout while we are away. See you Tuesday.

  - Educational Seminar: the science behind comfort eating

"Our first monthly seminar of 2018 and this one is BRAND NEW: why do we comfort eat and how can you combat those urges? Date: 19 Feb 2018. Time: 7:30pm. FREE for members, $10 for non members. Look for 'educational seminar' when you book in online"

  - Body Image & Body Confidence - Educational seminar series

"Melanie brings mental strength coaching back to our seminar series for September by exploring body confidence, self image and self belief. "

Self belief is one of the most common barriers to fitness success in our clients. That's why we have decided to bring back an NLP seminar on that very topic.

The media are largely responsible for our distorted views of what is acceptable, what is normal and what we should strive towards. Little is mentioned of how these distorted norms are achieved and maintained: usually through inexplicably strict eating and high volume training. This is not reflective of how we normally live our lives.

This seminar explores these media portrayals, discusses how we can change our outlook, accept what we have right now and paint our own path for a realistic and achievable fitness future.

This seminar is free for Ryding2Health members, $10 for non members. Spaces are limited, booking essential.

DATE: 12 September 2017

TIME: 19:30

Book now:

  - 21 June 2017 Mend physio FREE Healthy movement seminar

"Guest seminar by Mend Physio: good lifting and squatting technique: healthy movement"

Our friends at Mend physio have agreed to come down and do a FREE educational seminar on healthy movement techniques.

When we are younger, all is sweet, but as we grow and age we develop all sorts of unhealthy habits, bad posture and muscle imbalances.

Come along to this FREE seminar and learn how to correct potential bad habits while having the opportunity to ask two very experienced physiotherapists questions, FOR FREE!

  • When: 21 June 2017
  • Where: Ryding2Health, 3/64 Arena Ave
  • Time: 7:30pm

These opportunities don't come up often, so be sure to book in online as spaces are limited!

  - Educational seminars are back!

"Our popular educational seminar series is back! This time they are on Monday evenings, 7:30pm - 8:15pm starting 13 February 2017. "

The topics are as follows:

  • 13th Feb - Positive Mind set
  • 20th Feb - Quick easy meals to make at home
  • 27th Feb - Relaxation & sleep techniques
  • 6th March - Staying on track
  • 13th March - Eating out
  • 20th March - Creating home workouts

For those who are on our February Body Blast, these seminars are all completely free. For members, the first one is free, then they are $8 each. For non members, the price is $10 each.

You can book in online via our booking site. Please make a note of the date of the seminar you are interested in before you book.


"11 Feb 2017: The grand opening of our brand new building: taster classes throughout the morning, ONE DAY ONLY SALES, plus chair massage and guided tours! Come and have a look at what we do!"

Finally we get to show you our brand new building! Come in and see what we do, perhaps grab yourself a chair massage and a bargain too!

WHERE: 3/64 Arena Ave, Invercargill

WHEN: Sat 11 Feb 2017, 9am - 1pm

* Free taster classes happening during the morning
* Chair massages available $5
* Membership and personal training ONE DAY ONLY deals

09:15 - 10am Cardio abs taster
10am - 10:15 Boxfit taster
10:45 - 11am Spin circuits taster
11:30 - 12:00 Fitcamp taster
12:15 - 12:30 Strength circuits taster

Taster classes are FREE and bookable via the website.

  - We are hosting EMBRACE: a must watch movie!

"Taryn Brumfitt, Founder of the Body Image Movement created the movie to uncover why poor body image has become a global epidemic and what women everywhere can do to have a brighter future."

The culture of body loathing and body shaming had reached epic proportions worldwide.

Lose weight, reduce wrinkles, fight cellulite; we’re constantly told to fight a battle to be someone other than who we are. Women and girls are constantly lead to believe they’re not as good as they should be. And why? Because every day they feel they’re being judged on their appearance and how far away it is from an unachievable ideal.

At the Body Image Movement, they are on a quest to redefine and rewrite the ideals of beauty. They aim to harness and facilitate positive body image activism by encouraging women to be more accepting of who they are, to use positive language regarding their bodies and others, and to prioritise health before beauty. Their goal is to reach as many women as possible around the world and speak to them about how we can learn to fully embrace and love our bodies.

Say no to…

  • Excessive “Photoshopping” of body images in the media
  • Being programmed by the media and corporations into accepting unrealistic body images
  • Prescribing to the notion that being a certain weight determines whether you’re healthy
  • Sexualisation of girls in the media and modern culture
  • The objectification of women
  • Society and advertising preying on women’s insecurities

A funny, touching, at times gut wrenching but above all, life changing documentary, the heart of Embrace is Taryn’s story. How she went from a body hater to a body lover. From being devastated by her perceived ugliness to proudly posing nude for the whole world to see.

  - Ryding2Health Christmas Get together

"We decided to do it right this time, so come join us for a Christmas meal and get together, Promise our personal trainers will be 'off duty'! "

We are a social bunch at Ryding2Health, so we are having a Christmas meal and get together, by popular request!

Where? Lone Star, Invercargill

When? Sat 10 Dec, 7pm

RSVP to by Wednesday if you would like to attend, along with how many places you would like to reserve.

Partners welcome, we need you to contact us if you intend to come along, as the restuarant need a confirmation of numbers, as they are fully booked that night!

Come along and have a laugh (because, you know we are REALLY good at laughing!)

  - It’s time to “Drop Your Boss”!

"Love them or hate them, every employee would like the chance to drop their boss – in this case off the top of the tower at Invercargill Fire Station in Deveron Street, on Saturday 3 December."

Of course there are strings attached – abseiling ropes supplied by Adventure Southland – so the boss is shaken, not broken.

And why would any boss agree to such a scary undertaking? Because their employees are egging them on, even paying for the privilege of seeing them squirm and go over the edge.

Of course, it’s for a great cause – the Graeme Dingle Foundation Southland with its high achieving programmes for values, life-skills and confidence building programmes in schools throughout the region.

Drop Your Boss” has been run successfully in other regions around NZ with employees getting together to raise the $1,000 to see their boss go over the edge.

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Combatting Covid-19 at Ryding2Health

Steps we are taking to flatten the curve of Covid-19 at Ryding2Health

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"I have been having knee and a few other problems which started during lockdown, so was unable to get them seen to immediately, Ryding2Health, was the first actual hands on attention I could get to when it was permitted and I couldnt have picked a better place."

- Heather Cooper