Dennis Hoop is a New York city based certified holistic and fitness coach with a revolutionary integrated approach to health and wellness that includes personal training, nutrition counseling and kPNI therapies related to functional medicine. Dennis is a certified personal trainer (CPT) through the National Academy of Sports and Medicine (NASM). Dennis earned his Masters of Science in Sports, Exercise and Health at the University of Salzburg in Austria. He is also a certified personal CrossFit trainer focusing on strength and body conditioning. Dennis passion for discovering the interconnections between body, mind and soul was the force that led him to achieve a Diploma in Psychoneuroimmunology, a science that connects the psychological, nervous, endocrine (hormonal) and immune system from the Natura Foundation in Germany.
Dennis’s expertise educating clients in the use of alternative medicine has distinguished himself from others in his field in the New York city area. His multifaceted approach focuses on many elements that impact a person’s lifestyle. Dennis helps individuals develop proper fitness technique and he provides guidance on how to benefit from the right exercise. Starting as a physical fitness trainer for professional athletes in soccer and winter sports in Germany and New Zealand to training clients in Manhattan and Astoria, Dennis has been an integral part in their personal journey to improved health. The unwavering determination to improving overall wellness derives from his desire of understanding the physiological and psychological connections involved.
Dennis empowers individuals in their journey to enhancing their lifestyle through embracing health. His motivation in seeing you succeed comes from his innate passion of choosing a wholesome life. Since his childhood in Germany, Dennis has overcome health issues that caused him to re-evaluate his lifestyle decisions. His personal experiences with gut dysbiosis, chronic inflammation and stomach pain fueled his passion to maintain the body and approach health in a new holistic way- analyzing and incorporating all aspects of the human environment that influence people’s well-being. Dennis immersed himself in exercise, understanding one’s physiology and learning how to make healthy nutrition choices.
Dennis’ personal background, international credentials, over a decade of experience and his genuine care shown with his clients have made him a sought after health and fitness coach serving all of Manhattan and Astoria, Queens. Dennis is committed to guiding his client’s success in attaining a wholesome lifestyle that allows them to flourish in other areas like work, home, and family.
Find out more about Dennis at www.DennisHoop.com.
Great Strength Training CoachDennis has been a great Coach at helping me build my foundation in weight lifting and strength training. He has taught me the correct motor patterns with movements like squats, push press, cleans so that I feel comfortable under the bar, when I train on my own or in a Crossfit class. I feel more confident doing free weight training without injuring myself and my strength has increased tremendously, over the last five months we have been working together.
I love my programing with Dennis, because it is consistent, it is specific to my needs and goals but also flexible that if I am really having a particular problem on a day, then Dennis would modify it according to what feels good.
The best part about training with Dennis is that he really knows how to communicate with me and get me going. There are some days when I feel demotivated and he knows exactly how to get back into keep me going and not let me get lazy. - Leslie Ber
Successful GoalsDennis has a very quiet but firm way of explaining how to achieve aspects of his training. He is very respectful of where people are coming from and has the ability to adapt his focus on the needs of his clients. It was easy to goal set and achieve these goals in a comparatively short period of time. Each milestone was celebrated and at no time did I feel there was anything but respect for even the smallest of goals set between us - Francesca Storr
Excellent Trainer and Great ResultsI have been Dennis' client for over 6 months. I have had injuries and other health problems, which made it more challenging for me to train. However, I have had an outstanding experience with Dennis. He was patient, helped me improve my mobility, was super flexible in providing me various exercise movements that would build my strength and still allow me to recover from injuries. In the meantime, he helped me modify my diet and I was able to loose some body fat and achieve a more toned and lean physique, despite my physical challenges. I love his integrative approach and the detail and specific approach he had with my sessions. Everything, in sync, felt to work miracles. Best trainer in NYC. - Bev
Instant ResultsDennis has been training both of us for approximately 7 months and I personally have noticed a few key things throughout that time. I’ve got stronger in all areas, my mobility is increasing (which is a challenge in some areas such as hips), my knowledge of areas to focus on improving has increased dramatically and I’ve not been injured as much as I used to be. I don’ think this is a coincidence.
Dennis as a coach is awesome to work with. He is very friendly, extremely knowledgeable about all areas of CrossFit training, he is pedantic (in a good way as he never accepts shabby form) and does it all with good humor and heaps of encouragement. He knows when to push you, when to offer you a helping hand and has a great brain for understanding each athlete’s individual requirements - Adam & Ange Napper
Exceptional CoachDennis worked with me for roughly four months, while I was learning all the barbell movements and doing metcon. He’s an exceptional coach employing toughness and motivation while encouraging as required. He quickly identifies weaknesses and suggests improvements and his knowledge encompasses both fitness and diet - Darragh Riordan
I work with people who are
New to fitness
Already exercising regularly
Returning after a long layoff from regular exercise
My training environment
Residential Building Gym
Office Building Gym
Trainer's only Gym
Client Home (client's equipment)
Client Home (trainer's equipment)
Yoga style I practice (for yoga instructors only)
I have experience with injuries to the following areas
I have experience with the following medical conditions
High Blood Pressure
I have experience with the following special populations
I have special certifications in
Nutrition & Lifestyle
I have experience with the following sports/ training specific goals
Heart Rate Training
Session lengths available
Payment method preference
I offer a complimentary first meeting of an
Initial 30 Minute Consultation
Additional certifications I have received
NSCA-CPT, Crossfit Level1, 2 & Weightlifting
I have training privileges at the following gyms
Complete, Crossfit Solace, Hype
Session Rate? Trainer Charges Per Hour To Train
Discount packages available
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Areas Available to Train in ( city zip code/ area listings)
10128 , 10028 , 10075 , 10021 , 10065 , 10022 , 10017 , 10016 , 11379