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About Menno

  • Reviewer in Cambridge University's ReachSci Society Mini-PhD Program 2023
  • Board member of the Institute of Nutrition and Fitness Sciences (INFS), India, and FitZonderFabels, the Netherlands.
  • Founder of the Henselmans Personal Training Certification Program (PT Course), also available in Dutch, Spanish, French and German.
  • Featured author in Men's Health, The Sunday Times, HuffPost and many more publications, including translations in over a dozen languages.
  • #14 Best-selling author on Amazon in Applied Psychology with his book The Science of Self-control.
  • Experienced physique coach, including numerous pro card and international prize winners in physique sports and powerlifting.
  • BSc magna cum laude from the international honor’s college UCU.
  • MSc with distinction from the University of Warwick.
  • MPA Award winning model & WBFF Fitness Model Competitor.
  • Ranked #1 Fitness Website in the HuffPost.
  • International public speaker for i.a. the Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Society, BodyPower and the Norwegian Academy for Personal Training (AFPT).
  • Scientist for the International Scientific Research Foundation for Fitness and Nutrition.
  • Peer-reviewer for Sports Medicine, the highest impact factor journal in exercise science, and the Journal of Human Kinetics.

You may know me from:

Men's Health

Men's Health

I used to be business consultant specialized in advanced data analysis. While I had a great traditional career, my passion had always been in fitness. I saw the fitness industry was filled with broscience, supplement scams and fad diets. There was a dire need for data-driven and scientific information. I felt I could help. As it turned out, the best decision of my life was trading in my company car to pursue my passion in fitness. 

I now help serious strength trainees get the most out of their physique with scientific fitness education. In addition to managing my online courses, I'm an online physique coach, scientific researcher and international public speaker.

In what little time I don't spend working or educating myself, I slow-travel the world with my girlfriend in search of the planet's most beautiful nature and tastiest sushi.

Meet my team

Fredrik Tonstad Vårvik

Fredrik Tonstad Vårvik 

Associate researcher

My interest in Science and Research increased gradually during my two bachelors in Sports Science and Nutrition.

That led me to a Master degree in Exercise Physiology with resistance training as my main focus.

Besides working for the Henselmans PTC, I also work with Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition at a University in Norway.

Norwegians can follow my webpage Styrkefysiologen.no

Thomas Campidell

Thomas Campidell

Associate researcher & Tutor German PT Course

Fascinated by human beings in general, I love learning and teaching concepts that enhance our experience of life. Lifting weights and nutrition are a big part of that as well as constant self-improvement.

I teach psychology and work as an online physique coach.

  • BSc Psychology
  • MSc Psychology
  • Published Scientific Author (Stress and cognition, Social Attention)
  • Lecturer University of Innsbruck
  • Menno Henselmans Personal Training Certification
  • Systemic Coaching Diploma (ASK, ongoing)
Luis Villasenor

Luis Villasenor

Tutor Spanish PT course

International speaker, personal trainer, and online coach. Passionate about bodybuilding due a personal interest in improving his own physique and learning the "whys and hows".

Considered one of the most experienced and knowledgeable people on low-carbohydrate diets, he has extensive knowledge and certifications in various areas of bodybuilding, health and nutrition.

  • Specialist in Fitness Nutrition (SFN) – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT) – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Fitness / Exercise Therapist (SET) – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (SCE) – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Specialist in Bodybuilding (SB) – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Menno Henselmans Personal Training Certification
  • Primal Health Certification
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification (PN1) – Precision Nutrition
  • Flex Diet Certified Expert
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1 Trainer) – CrossFit
  • Evolution Nutraceutical Company – Sponsored Athlete
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration & Marketing – Universidad Iberoamericana (MX)
  • Currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in Sports Nutrition – INSUCE (MX)
Richard Bell

Richard Bell

Tutor Dutch PT Course

Coach, educator and a huge nerd. My coaching combines both physiology and psychology for maximum results.

I mainly work with competitive bodybuilders and powerlifting athletes at the high level, ranging from national champions and record holders to Pro card holders and World Champions.

My focus is on 'next level coaching' geared towards maximizing your potential to its fullest.

  • Menno Henselmans Personal Training Certification
  • Medical Fitness Trainer Pro
  • Lifestyle Coach
  • Various Psychology Certifications
  • N1 Education Biomechanics Course
  • Pre-Script Level 1 Coach
  • Advanced Womens Physiology & Training
  • Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification
  • Owner of Bell Coaching
Nevin Barnett

Nevin Barnett

Tutor French PT course

After 8 years as an engineer, Nevin decided to follow his true passion : helping others become the best version of themselves through training and knowledge. He is now a full time online coach and tutor.

  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • Menno Henselmans Personal Training Certification

Antoine Fombonne

Tutor French PT course

Former journalist, Antoine decided to follow his passion for exercise science when he met Menno Henselmans.

He created a Youtube channel who now gathers more than 100k followers and translated the famous PT Course into French with his best friend Nevin to change the French fitness industry for good.

  • Master of Journalism
  • Menno Henselmans Personal Training Certification


Tutor Arabic PT course

Nour is an experienced online coach, competitive powerlifter, semi-pro soccer player, and digital marketer. Nour competed at the highest level of collegiate powerlifting and held a record in powerlifting in Queens College, New York City.

  • The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified
  • 15+ Years of Digital Marketing experience
  • 5+ years playing soccer at a semi-pro level
  • Menno Henselmans Personal Training Certification
  • Bachelor’s in Aviation Management, Business Administration, and Marketing – York College, NY

Vincent Huisman

Digital marketer

As a Certified Henselmans PT and Digital Marketer, I help promote evidence based methods.

I get to spend my time on the forefront of interesting topics like data analysis, psychology and business.

  • Bacherlor in Economics with a minor in applied psychology and CRM & E-marketing - InHolland University of applied sciences
  • Menno Henselmans Personal Training Certification
  • Growth marketing mini-degree - CXL
  • Several additional marketing certifications
  • Owner of VinceOnlinemarketing.com

Ivan Brkic

Web developer & designer and video editor

Specialized in building rich UX and custom interactivity, I single-handedly produce what makes a website useful, fast and beautiful.

My deadlift could be better!

  • Verified Woocommerce Expert (WooExpert)
  • Google Certified Partner (Google Analytics Experts)
  • Visual Communication Certificate (Adobe)
  • Art Direction Certificate (WS, CRO)
  • Bachelor of computer computing (FER, CRO)

Reinier de Wit

Administrator & content editor

Registered dietitian, certified sports nutritionist and personal trainer. Passionate about fitness, nutrition and longevity. Specialized in vegetarian and vegan diets.

Reinier has over a decade of training experience and has been blasting through training plateaus ever since he followed Menno’s PT course in 2016.

  • Menno Henselmans Personal Training Certification
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Sports Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics

Anna Gyüre

Business development and support

I’ve always been passionate about health and fitness and tried to keep myself up to date in these topics. My professional background is mostly in economics and some computer programming, but I am also deeply interested in all scientific fields that study the - highly complex and absolutely fascinating - functioning of the human body and mind.

I hope that by combining my knowledge in training and nutrition with my experience in business development, I can contribute to making our training certification program the long-term leader on the market.

  • Bachelor Degree in Business Management (University of Óbuda)
  • Master Degree in Business Development (University of Óbuda)
  • Professional IFRS Training - Accounting and Finance (BTA Kft.)
  • Mini degree in computer programming - Python Programming Specialization (University of Michigan)
  • Personal Trainer Certification (Menno Henselmans)
  • Nutrition Coach Certification (Renaissance Periodization)
  • Women's Coaching Specialist Certification (Girls Gone Strong)
  • Pre- and Postnatal Coaching Specialist Certification (Girls Gone Strong)

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