Chris Ashenden, a native of New Zealand, is a health and fitness promoter, world traveler, adventurer, entrepreneur, and blogger who currently spends most of his time in Medellin, Colombia, as well as New York City. Mr. Ashenden writes as “Chris the Kiwi” for his blog, where he discusses his personal and professional interests in nutrition and exercise, and he serves as a spokesperson for the Athletic Greens natural supplement line.

Chris Ashenden uses the knowledge he gained as a student working toward a degree in Sports Science at New Zealand’s prestigious University of Auckland and from his real-world experience in nutrition and training to encourage his readers to strive for their own optimum levels of physical, mental, and emotional health. His approach is also guided by well-informed friends such as Timothy Ferriss, the author of The 4-Hour Body, a best-selling fitness and self-help book.

Chris Ashenden is a former athlete who loves contact sports. In his younger years, he played rugby at the elite level in his home country. He grew up in a family that put its passion for seeing the world into practice: By the time he turned 13, he had been to 43 countries. As a young adult in 2005, Mr. Ashenden decided to take a few years off to start his own travel adventures, and he has since visited 17 new nations.

On his website,, Chris Ashenden discusses topics such as the benefits of fish oil, the most effective ways to achieve a lean physique and maintain the highest levels of physical performance, and the best ways to stay focused and positive about life. Mr. Ashenden also encourages his readers to follow the plan he uses with clients in his nutritional consulting business: discard over-refined foods, dairy products, cereals, and packaged foods, and adopt a diet of fresh vegetables and fruits, meat, chicken, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, and spices. Chris Ashenden wrote about this regimen in a series entitled “Food for Fat Loss,” and he attributes his own robust health to this program.


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