John Hansen

Background

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 www.naturalolympia.com.Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Birth date: 3/10/63

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

Articles

  • 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'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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.