John Hansen


John began training for bodybuilding at 14 years old, right before beginning his freshman year in high school.

On December 12, 1992, John had his dream come true as he finally won the coveted Mr. Universe title he had set his sights on when he was only 14 years old. He was the winner of the Natural Mr. Universe contest.

Now a full-time devoted fitness advocate, John plans to share his knowledge through personal training, speaking engagements, and booklets written about fitness and nutrition.

He hopes to reach a wider audience since he is now able to spend all his time devoted to passionately spreading the word of fitness and bodybuilding. He hopes that his books, videos, audio tapes and seminars will impact a whole new generation of fitness enthusiasts.

For more info on John, check out his site at Chicago, Illinois
Birth date: 3/10/63

Height: 5'8
Weight: 210 (contest) 235 (off-season)


  • John Hansen's Natural Bodybuilding Radio: Champion Of The Golden Era Bob Gallucci!

    Learn all about lifetime drug-free bodybuilder Bob Gallucci from the Golden Era of Bodybuilding - back when natural bodybuilding didn't exist yet!

  • John Hansen's Natural Bodybuilding Radio: Why Natural Body Building? Meet John Hansen!

    John tells his story of how it all began; about his temptations to use steroids; his training routine and diet; and why, at age 45, he still looks every bit the natural champion who captured so many titles.

  • John Hansen's 2008 Mr. Olympia Review.

    The 2008 Mr. Olympia was a shock and a surprise, to say the least. After decades of the same ole', same ole', the IFBB has now decided to award the title to the person who is in the best shape instead of automatically giving it to the reigning champ.

  • John Hansen 2008 ABA Natural Illinios Contest Review.

    The ABA/INBA is one of the biggest Natural, drug-free organizations in the world. The 2008 ABA Natural Illinois Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Championships took place on Saturday, March 22nd, 2008 at Brooks Middle School in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

  • John Hansen's 2008 Arnold Classic Report.

    This year's event was one of the most entertaining and exciting contests I have seen in awhile. a night filled with exciting performances, moving tributes, inspiring speeches and the flawless production of the biggest bodybuilding show of the year.

  • John Hansen's Review Of The 2007 Olympia: The Final Outcome.

    This insistence to award the title to the reigning champ has hurt the popularity of the Mr. Olympia. Here is my review of each Mr. Olympia competitor, where they placed, and why. Did Jay deserve the title? Learn more!

  • A Review Of The 2007 Atlantic City Pro Show.

    In a stunning upset, Johnnie O. Jackson defeated pre-contest favorite Darrem Charles, reversing the decision at this same competition last year... Here is a great review of the women and the top 15 for the men!

  • 2007 Arnold Classic Expo Review!

    Back in 1989, there was no Arnold Expo. A handful of professional bodybuilders and a few supplement companies had tables set up downstairs at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium... Now it is out of this world! Read on.

  • 2007 Iron Man Pro Invitational - Complete Competitor Review!

    The 2007 Pro Iron Man Contest was held on February 17, 2007 in the beautiful city of Pasadena, California - It was perfect weather! Here are the final results along with my comments on each competitor.

  • Excerpt From 'Natural Bodybuilding': Training Method #2!

    John Hansen, Natural Mr. Universe and Natural Olympia champion, is proud to announce the release of his new book Natural Bodybuilding. This book covers everything from training to nutrition to contest preparation, specifically for the drug-free body.

  • 2005 Ironman Pro Report.

    Mr. Natural Universe & Mr. Natural Olympia winner takes his time to talk about the results along with his comments from the 2005 Ironman...

  • An Interview With John Hansen!

    Mr. Natural Universe & Mr. Natural Olympia winner takes his time from writing his new book to answer some questions about the industry, steroids, how he got started, his future plans and much more...

  • An Interview With Rich Gaspari: Part Two!

    I was delighted to discover that Rich still has the same passion for bodybuilding that he did when he was just starting out at 15 years old. It was an honor to speak to one of the true legends of our sport.

  • An Interview With Rich Gaspari: Part 1

    I was delighted to discover that Rich still has the same passion for bodybuilding that he did when he was just starting out at 15 years old. It was an honor to speak to one of the true legends of our sport.

  • John Hansen's 2004 Arnold Classic Report!

    The 16th Annual Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic was another exciting bodybuilding event featuring some of the most impressive athletes in the sport...

  • Lee Labrada Interview!

    Lee Labrada is a legend in the sport of bodybuilding. In his competition years, Lee presented a symmetrical, aesthetic physique that won nearly every top title in professional bodybuilding except the coveted Mr. Olympia.

  • 2003 Mr. Olympia Report!

    Find out what I think about the 2003 Mr. Olympia placings and all about the show.

  • John Hansen's Arnold Classic Review And Show Pics!

    Get the TRUTH behind the placings and check out pics of each of the competitors from the night show. Should Jay have won?

  • John Hansen's 2003 Ironman Pro Invitational Review!

    Get the lowdown on each competitor! How did they do? Did they deserve their placing?

  • John Hansen's 2002 Olympia Report.

    Natural Olympia John Hansen gives you his opinion on each competitor, their condition and whether or not they deserved their placings. Do you agree? With pictures from backstage!