Melanie Ryding


I am a Southland based personal trainer and coach. I have a passionate 'can do' attitude to life, have featured on National press and TV and love to help others to achieve their goals and dreams. I have a friendly person centred approach to everything I do and my results prove that ANYTHING is in fact possible, with the correct advice and mind set. I can help you create the even better you. My aim is to empower you and teach you how to maintain your own healthy energetic lifestyle. 


Until 2005, I was very unfit,very overweight, and didn't do much exercise. I decided to transform my life, lost 4.5 stone and my story made national news in England. 

I did my first triathlon in 2007, managing to secure a spot on the GB team just 6 months later for the 2009 World Triathlon Championships in Australia. I represented Great Britain for five consecutive years until injury forced me to retire in 2013.

I now cycle, swim and row for pleasure. I gained a silver and two golds in my first year as a rower. My passionate can do attitude led to people contacting me on the back of my weight loss story asking would I coach them too. 

I decided therefore to change career, and now am a full time personal trainer and coach. I enjoy helping other people to achieve their full potential, and exceeding things that even they thought were not possible. 


I have my own personal training studio where I training clients on a 1:1 and small group basis. I also run classes from my studio, as well as from a variety of locations around Invercargill. These include Fitcamp, BoxFit, BoxFit circuits, Ab circuits, strength circuits and spin classes plus much more. I employ a team of part time staff who are also available for fitness coaching. Contact me to find out more. 


I specialise in weight loss, weight management, specific injuries and creating a positive mind set. I also cover personalised training programmes, triathlon, swim and cycle coaching and group fitness. My passion is making exercise accessible for all. 

I am also a SMEAEP (Stress management exercise association endorsed programme) accredited personal trainer. 


You can contact me in the following ways: 

Phone: 03 2187461 / 021 08266724
Skype: nuuutymel


Be the best you can be: focus, adapt, achieve


Southland, South Island


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