Socrates said it's a shame to grow old without seeing what manner of man we may become when we develop our mind and body to their limits! 

I live by this Ancient Greek wisdom. Education and physical training are the pillars of my life. I tried to ignore it and follow a more traditional career path as a business consultant and data analyst. It wasn't for me. The best decision of my life was trading my company car to follow my passion in fitness. 

I now help serious strength trainees get the most out of their physique with scientific fitness education. 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 digital nomad girlfriend in search of the planet's most beautiful nature and tastiest sushi.

  • Board member of the Institute of Nutrition and Fitness Sciences (INFS), India, and FitZonderFabels, the Netherlands.
  • Advisory board member of Legion Athletics, USA.
  • Founder of the Henselmans Personal Training Certification Program (PT Course), also available in Dutch, Spanish, French and German.
  • Featured author in Men's Health, IronMind, T-Nation, AARR and many more publications. Menno’s work has been translated into Dutch, Norwegian, Spanish, Polish, Turkish, Italian, Chinese, Bulgarian, Portugese and German.
  • Experienced physique coach, including several pro card winning clients 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 Huffington Post.
  • International public speaker for i.a. the Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Association, BodyPower and the Norwegian Academy for Personal Training (AFPT).
  • Published scientific author in Sports Medicine, the highest impact factor journal in exercise science, and peer-reviewer for the Journal of Human Kinetics.

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 & Contest prep coach

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
  • Organizer of the Human Performance Conference
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
  • BPJEPS

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


Ivan Brkic

Web developer

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

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