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About Dennis

Dennis Hoop’s mission is to educate, inspire and support his clients in achieving a happy and fulfilling lifestyle.
He's 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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Injury Prevention
  • CrossFit
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting


MSc in Sports, Exercise and Health Science

Who I Especially Like Working With

Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Rehab, Seniors

Exceptional coach. Dennis 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 R.

Dennis 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 S.

Dennis 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 and Ange N

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