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Memberships from just $9.95 a week

About US

Welcome to Knockout Fitness Christchurch, where WE CREATE AWESOME. We offer a wide range of fantastic fitness and martial arts options in our THREE venues, including Personal Training, Boxfit classes, Muay Thai Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Self Defence seminars. Our products and services will get you fighting fit and in the best shape ever!

Personal Training

Personal Training

Are you looking to lose weight, get fitter or develop a healthier lifestyle with a little more guidance and motivation than you might have when doing it on your own?

Boxfit Classes

Boxfit Classes

We offer a range of AWESOME fitness classes Christchurch in a variety of formats using boxing techniques, bodyweight exercises, kettle bells, battle ropes plus a heap of other cool stuff.

Muay Thai Boxing

Muay Thai Boxing

Known around the world as the science of eight limbs, Muay Thai training incorporates punches, elbows, knees, kicks and stand up grappling (clinch work).

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

If you want to train in genuine Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Christchurch in a non judgmental and friendly environment then Carlson Gracie BJJ Christchurch's Woolston branch is for you.

Self Defence

Self Defence

Do you worry every time you come home to an empty house? Or do you have concerns for the safety of your workplace? Well don’t any longer! Knockout Self Defence can equip you with the skills to keep you and those around you safe.

Personal Trainer Christchurch

Thank you for visiting and taking the first steps towards achieving your health and fitness goals. Our core focus is on our most valuable asset, YOU, and we promise to deliver the very highest levels of personalized service tailored to meet your specific wants and needs. We will get you where you want to go faster! Whether your goals be weight loss, toning up, improving your health and general fitness, weight gain, or sports conditioning, we can make it happen. Through motivation, education, and accountability, we will help you create simple changes in your life that builds success and awesome results! Our philosophy is to make healthier, fitter people who enjoy a better quality of life through exercise and well-balanced nutritional practices.

All of your sessions with your personal trainer are by appointment only. Unlike a commercial gym where you can get lost in the crowd,  your sessions are conducted in privacy as none of the studios are available for the use of the general public. This means you get the highest possible level of service and the best quality workout, as all personal trainer sessions can be specifically tailored to meet your individual needs. Our exclusive studios are located in Halswell, Redwood and our brand new facility in Woolston. Please note that PT for Muay Thai is only available at Woolston and Halswell and Boxfit is also only at Woolston and Halswell. We also offer FREE nutritional seminars and fitness testing modules throughout the year to make sure you are in the best shape possible.

So if you are looking for a Christchurch Personal Trainer and getting results faster, then contact us NOW on 0272410426 or info@kotraining.co.nz and come in for a no-obligation complimentary chat to find out how to get in shape, for the rest of your life! Here’s what some of our clients have to say.

“I came to Knockout with the intention of losing weight and feeling better. I’m now the lightest I have been in years and feel absolutely fantastic, and all without any funny diets or crazy exercise fads. Thanks guys!” Sandra, Christchurch

“I went to Knockout Personal Training to help improve my fitness for Hockey and came out with much more. As well as my overall fitness improving, so did my agility and speed, allowing me to be named in the team I wanted. ” Josh, Christchurch


Boxfit Classes Christchurch

Knockout Fitness specialises in Boxing fitness classes Christchurch, where you get to train like a champion in a safe and non-contact AND non-judgmental environment. All of our Boxfit instructors are highly trained and have extensive Muay Thai or amateur boxing experience so you can be assured you will learn genuine technique from people who know REALLY what they are doing. We have a variety of formats and classes so there is something to suit every fitness need. Sessions typically run for about 50 minutes and feature basic boxing combinations plus body weight exercises, kettlebells, battle ropes and other weapons of fitness destruction. We have five classes a week at our Woolston venue and two weekly classes at our Halswell venue (sorry, not available at Redwood). Plus, we absolutely have the most AWESOME atmosphere in our classes helping you to “take the pain away”.  We also offer FREE nutritional seminars and fitness testing modules throughout the year to make sure you are in the best shape possible. Please note, classes are for ages 15 years and up. If you want to book a FREE week’s trial then contact us NOW on 0272410426 or info@kotraining.co.nz.  Here’s what some our members have to say.

“I just love the Boxfit, I feel like I get a complete whole body workout, every session is different and it’s a great bunch of people.” Michelle M, Christchurch    

“Awesome way to get / keep fit. Great classes, awesome group – loads of fun! Been going for years now – I find it much more fun than hitting the gym. Keep up the great work!” Gavin H, Christchurch


Muay Thai Christchurch

If you have ever thought about taking up Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) or Kickboxing and are looking for the “real deal” then you have come to the right place. Knockout Fitness hosts MSA Sitnarong Muay Thai, a progressive club that still teaches authentic Muay Thai Boxing, right here in Christchurch. It’s a great way to get in shape, learn valuable self defence skills and train with a great bunch of people who share common goals with you. You can click through to the full MSA Sitnarong site here  and read a few more details about the club and how things work. And we also have promo video in which you can view a short snippet of what a night’s training might look like for you. Or, you can a FREE week NOW on info@kotraining.co.nz or text/call 027 2410426. By the way, MSA Sitnarong also has kids class for ages 5-12 years as we keep the “adults classes” for 15 years and up. Please let us know if you have a youth who falls in to a gap somewhere and we shall what we can do. Just another small thing, Adults Thai Boxing classes are only available at the Woolston branch whereas Kids are at both Halswell and Woolston.

“Coming from overseas I have been to a few different gyms over the years and I have to say that Sitnarong is by far the best I have been to. Great coaching, great people and great facilities. Can’t recommend the place enough”.                 Terry T, Ireland


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Christchurch

Do you want to train in genuine Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the WOOLSTON area, in a non judgmental and friendly environment? Then Carlson Gracie-Woolston is for you!  Our classes are taken by Rogerio Leite Brown Belt Jader Muzel and are the right place for you to both develop and perfect your BJJ skill set. Coach Jader has set himself the goal of having the best BJJ club in Christchurch and makes sure his students benefit from his 20 years of experience and dedication. We will help you to get in awesome shape, learn valuable self defence skills, lift your self-esteem and confidence PLUS meet new people and form new friendships. We have two Gi based classes a week plus one No Gi class on Saturday mornings. As a member, you also can come to our FREE nutritional seminars and fitness testing modules throughout the year to make sure you are in the best shape possible. Plus, we also offer a combined Muay Thai memberships with our co-hosting Thai Boxing club so you can get the best of both worlds; working your grappling and stand up games! We also offer FREE nutritional seminars and fitness testing modules throughout the year to make sure you are in the best shape possible. Please note, this site is for BJJ at Carlson Gracie Woolston branch only and is for ages 13 years and up. Book your FREE TRIAL WEEK OF CLASSES NOW on 0272410426 or info@kotraining.co.nz

“Training under coach Jader has been second to none, after 8 weeks of training I have soaked up a lot of knowledge and continue to improve every lesson. Jader has a high level of skills in bjj and coming from Brazil he has earned his belt! 
After a short period of time I understood this is much more of an art than I thought! So much to learn its addictive! Highly recommend giving it a shot if your even considering it, my only regret is not starting earlier! Cheers Jader” Mike W, Christchurch


Self Defence Christchurch

Do you worry every time you come home to an empty house? Or do you have concerns about the safety of your workplace? Well, don’t any longer! Knockout Self Defence can equip you with the skills to keep you and those around you safe. Learn effective techniques and gain practical skills in a safe training environment from professionals with over 30 years of combined experience. We specialise in courses for workplaces and/or private training for the client wanting that extra special bit of attention or if you have a needs specific issue.

Many employers are in the position where their line of work means employees face a certain amount of risk in the workplace. Sometimes this can’t be helped. The good news is that you can make the workplace safer by putting the troops through one of our needs specific self-defense courses. We can tailor a course to suit your specific needs, ensuring you have the best possible practising standards for your staff getting to and from work and also being able to carry out their daily duties with precision and confidence. Over the years we have helped medical centers, shift workers, ambulance staff, special needs teachers and care givers to name but a few. Show you care by contacting us on info@kotraining.co.nz to discuss training options and organising a no obligation quote. Don’t forget, we have our own venues available but can come to you if that’s what is required.

I want to thank you so much for the session you did for us at CCT. I felt like we all learned so much and your teaching style was amazing- you were really clear in your instructions and made us all feel so comfortable and you’re so pragmatic about the kind of things that can happen. I can’t recommend this training highly enough” Claire, Christchurch



Full Timetable-all classes held at Woolston unless otherwise stated. Boxfit is ages 15 and up, Adults Muay Thai 15 and up, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ages 13 and up, kids kick-boxing ages 5-12. Please ask if you have a youth who falls in to a gap somewhere.


11.30am-12.15pm               Ladies Boxfit

4.15pm-5.00pm                Kids Kickboxing

6.00pm-6.45pm               Muay Thai (Basics)

6.45pm-7.30pm               Fight training (all welcome)


6.00pm-6.50pm                Boxfit

7.00pm-8.00pm                Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (General)

3.45pm-4.30pm                 Kids Kickboxing Halswell

6.00pm-6.50pm                Boxfit Halswell


6.00am-7.00m                  Boxfit (rolling start time)

4.15pm-5.00pm                 Kids Kickboxing

5.45pm-6.30pm                Muay Thai (Basics)

6.30pm-7.15pm                 Muay Thai (Drilling)


6.00pm-6.50pm                Boxfit

7.00pm-8.00pm                Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (General)

3.45pm-4.30pm                 Kids Kickboxing Halswell

6.00pm-6.50pm                 Boxfit Halswell


6.00am-7.00am                 Muay Thai (General)

6.00pm-6.50pm                 Boxfit


9.30am-10.30am                Muay Thai (General)

10.45am-11.45am                Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (NO GI)


We have a wide range of options including a fantastic package to combine Personal Training with Boxfit and Muay Thai Boxing (VIP package). Plus we offer a super duper special where you can get Boxfit classes for only $9.95 a week (conditions apply, see below). Boxfit is also included in ALL Muay Thai and BJJ memberships. Please note, Boxfit is only offered as a “flexi” type membership at $18.50 per week (includes access to Woolston and/or Halswell Boxfit). Contracts are for one year and flexi memberships can essentially be stopped at any time.

Boxfit super special                                              $9.95 per week*

Boxfit flexi membership                                     $18.50 per week (Halswell and/or Woolston)

Muay Thai flexi membership                             $30.00 per week

BJJ flexi membership                                          $30.00 per week

Muay Thai 1 year contract                                   $25.00 per week

BJJ 1 year contract                                               $25.00 per week

Muay Thai and BJJ combo flexi                        $35.00 per week

MT and BJJ combo 1-year contract                  $30.00 per week

Personal Training 30 minutes                             1st weekly session $50.00, add $35.00 per session thereafter (Boxfit and Muay Thai included)

Personal Training 45 minutes                             1st weekly session $70.00, add $55.00 per session thereafter (Boxfit and Muay Thai included)

*$9.95 special is for 12 weeks via direct debit and automatically rolls over to a standard Boxfit flexi membership, unless we hear from you ONE WEEK  before your special is due to expire. It is also a one time purchase and not valid for current members. All group fitness memberships are paid by direct debit so please bring your bank details when wanting to join. Many thanks and see you at training!

Our Team


Dougal McKenzie

Founder and Director of Knockout Fitness, Dougal is the master of the shorter Personal Training sessions. He knows what it is like to be under time constraints and how to fully maximize what time is available. A leader in the field of Personal Training in Christchurch, he has over 20 years martial arts training and teaching and is the head instructor for MSA Sitnarong Muay, the Thai Boxing club hosted at Knockout Fitness Woolston.

He has always lived an active lifestyle and loves all aspects of exercise, whether it be for sport, leisure, or recreation.

Dougal is committed to helping people from all walks of life towards achieving their goals; from the individual looking to improve their general health and fitness right through to the elite athlete.


Sinead Direen

Sinead has a strong sporting background with her main interests being Netball and Boxing. She has been boxing training for the last four years and has competed in two South Island Boxing championships with a view to more competition in the near future. As well as taking clients for personal training sessions, Sinead also takes the Wednesday morning circuit Boxfit class.


Andrèa Benedetti

Andrèa began his sporting career as a professional water polo player in Italy in 1984. After playing for 10 years at this advanced level, he progressed to become a world-class water polo coach. In 2004, having emigrated from Sicily to New Zealand, Andrèa studied at Christchurch polytech and gained a (Level 5) certificate in fitness industry training. Over the last seven years, he has worked as a fitness trainer and a swim instructor for the Christchurch City Council. Andrèa can help you to achieve your goals and assist you with a variety of different issues he specializes in including reducing body fat, toning your muscles, identifying which exercises are right for you and improving your overall fitness, health and emotional well being. He is now the manager for the Redwood branch of Knockout Fitness.


Olivia Martyn

Without a doubt one of the most bubbly, enthusiastic and passionate people you will ever meet! Liv has a drive and verve matched by few and this always come through in her Tuesday night Boxfit Punch classes. Come down and experience some of her infectious enthusiasm as she puts you through a combination of punching drills and bodyweight exercises guaranteed to get your heart and soul pumping!


Bryce Fairweather

He’s in the army, he’s fit, lean and he’s keen to pass on his knowledge! Bryce takes our Thursday night Boxfit circuit classes and loves passing on the considerable punching knowledge he has picked up in his two years of Muay Thai training. He’s also studying his degree in sports coaching and loves pushing you hard (but not too hard?) to get the max from your sessions.


Every two months on a Saturday morning we run a COMPLIMENTARY fitness testing module at the gym so you can track your progress. Designed by leading personal trainer and head Christchurch Instructor Dougal McKenzie, this specialty test will help you track your fitness gains from attending the Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Boxfit classes. It features a mix of cardio and strength/muscular endurance challenges which will test your limits and help you plot your progress. Whether you be a fighter or fitness weekend warrior, this testing is for you and is included in your fees so get among it. Next testing date June 15th at 8.30am. Please enquire if you’re interested in coming along or if you are a non member and wish to attend as a small surcharge applies.


Do you struggle with knowing what to eat, when to eat it and of course how much you should be eating? Well never fear, as the answer is right in front of you AND included in your fees! We have an in house registered nutritionist who runs thrice yearly one hour long COMPLIMENTARY nutritional seminars. Taken by registered nutritionist Bek Parry,  these seminars are aimed at helping you get the best from your weight management and sports performance nutrition. We run these sessions at the gym on a Monday night in early autumn, winter and late spring and remember, if you are a current member they are FREE and a small surcharge applies for non members/clients! Next seminar coming SOON so please inquire!

Contact Us

Texting or calling is always great and you can reach Dougal on 027 2410426. You can contact Andrea Benedetti direct for anything Redwood related on 021  2345289 or email benedetti63@msn.com, or fill out the form below for more information on Halswell and Woolston. Many thanks.

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