Liam Wilkinson

My name is Liam Wilkinson, Founder of Ascend Fit. My vision is to help New Zealand and international communities get active, understand their physical potential and reconnect through health and fitness with the natural world we live in. Being active, spending time outside and creating an adaptable fitness to achieve physical goals can have an incredible benefit on all aspects of your health and well-being. In today’s modern world, many of these core fundamentals of living are being replaced by a desk job and screen time. I want people to start living their own physical adventures again and lead a fulfilling life.

A key fundamental part of Ascend Fit is creating sustainable habits that lead to an attainable, adaptable fitness and active lifestyle. I personally am by no means perfect. I’m not a fitness model, and I occasionally have a few too many beers or inhale a packet of chocolate peanuts. But the key to my success, and achieving the results I want, is having a plan that is easy to follow and consistency. I’m grateful for the body I have and the ability to be able to use it. I’m determined to help others discover that about themselves.

I have 10 years of experience as a personal trainer. My competitive sporting background is in martial arts, adventure racing, trail running, and obstacle course racing (OCR). I do a lot of obstacle course racing in New Zealand and overseas. My favourite forms of training are callisthenics (bodyweight training) & running.

With purpose, the right programme and support, you can achieve amazing things with your health & fitness. I've used my extensive experience as a fitness coach, personal trainer, competitive runner and OCR racer to create a variety of programme options to help as many people as I can live a life full of adventure. No matter which programme option you choose, the first step is always to define your purpose and set some goals. We can help support you through that process. From there, we have various training and nutrition programme options to help you achieve your goals and get the results you’ve been looking for.


  • Max Fitness & Business Diploma
  • Personal Training Certificate
  • Gravity Suspension Certified
  • Zuu Certified