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Chris Ruden    

World’s Strongest Amputee & Type 1 Diabetic

Chris Ruden is an elite Powerlifter, entrepreneur, model and motivational speaker– despite his congenital birth defect leaving him with only 2 fingers on his left hand and a shorter left arm. 19 years into battling his physical situation, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. But for Chris, losing is not an option.

He uses his struggle to inspire people to overcome any and all adversity they may face in their lives through molding mindsets into resilient fortresses of self-belief. Through humor, logic, and passion, chris’ comedicly relatable, yet hard hitting message inspires the masses.

His education mirrors his experience, as he has a bachelors degree in exercise science and health promotion as well as a laundry list of certifications and specializations in fitness, therapy, and life coaching.

He also deadlifts over 600 pounds despite the fact of only having one hand! He has won almost every powerlifting meet he has competed in and is on track to be the world’s strongest Adaptive athlete. From helping an 11 year old with cerebral palsy walk to helping an 85yr old woman beat cancer twice, His message and work ethic are sure to inspire any crowd!

He is an advocate for fitness, managing diabetes, and the power of a positive mindset in overcoming any limitation !

Speech Topics


Turning Heath Issues Into Wealth Issues

How 3 simple perspective shifts can make every obstacle turn into an opportunity to live a more happy and fulfilling life.

Chris uses his story to cover all topics from disability and chronic illness, to diversity and inclusion, to mindset shifts that allow anyone - regardless of their circumstances - to have a “wealthy” life.

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