Training, Diet, Height, Weight, Biography

Helle Trevino is a Danish-American professional bodybuilder and IFBB Pro athlete competing in the Women’s Bodybuilding division. She won the coveted Rising Phoenix World Championship in 2017 and 2019. Here’s her full profile, biography, and more.

Helle Trevino

(IFBB Pro League Women’s Open Division Bodybuilder)

Full name: Helle Trevino
lester Height Age
165 to 180 pounds (75 to 82 kilograms) 5’5″ (165cm) 47 years
Date of Birth Time Nationality
July 09, 1975 1990, 2000, 2010, 2020 Danish, American

Early life

Helle Trevino via @helletrevino

Helle Trevino (formerly Nielsen) was born and raised on a farm in the rural town of Sønderborg in Denmark. Growing up, Trevino was a very active child. She joined gymnastics at the age of three and competed in several sports, including ballroom dancing, swimming, track and field, shot put, martial arts, horseback riding, boxing, cycling , ballet and yoga.

queen of beasts majoring in English and German at college. Later, she entered the world of fitness, where she passed several exams in the field of nutrition and training.

In 2012, Helle moved from Denmark to California to train at Gold’s Gym in Venice. Helle Trevino is only Denmark’s second female professional bodybuilder after Lisser Frost-Larsen, who last competed in 1984.

Start bodybuilding

Young Helle Trevino
Helle Trevino / Instagram

Trevino joined a gym and started lifting weights when he was 17. She trained seven days a week because she didn’t feel like she needed to take a day off to give her body time to recover.

After bodybuilding for a year, Trevino gained 29 pounds (13 kilograms) of muscle mass, which made her realize she had great genetics and should try her hand at competitive bodybuilding.

Competition and career

Helle Trevino has one of the most interesting competitive careers. She has been competing since 1998, but took two sabbaticals during her two-decade career to reevaluate her strategy and career trajectory.

Helle Trevino starts bodybuilding
Helle Trevino / Instagram

Helle entered her first competition under her maiden name of Nielsen at the age of 22, five years after beginning bodybuilding. However, her patience and dedication to her craft paid off as she won the heavyweight and overall categories at the Danish National Championships in 1998.

Helle dominated her competition on her next show to win the heavyweight and overall titles at the 1998 Scandinavian Championships in the same year. However, her winning streak came to an abrupt end after she placed tenth in the 1999 World Championships in Australia.

After finishing tenth in Australia, Helle took time off from competition – which turned into three long years – before returning to the stage in 2003 at the Classic Jan Tana. Her strategy paid off as she surprised everyone by winning the heavyweight and general divisions in her first professional show.

A few months after earning her first pro show victory, Helle placed a respectable fifth in the heavyweight class at the 2003 Ms. Olympia. Although everything seemed to be going Helle’s way, she stunned bodybuilding fans. taking a second break from the competitive circuit.

Helle Trevino Bodybuilding
Helle Trevino / Instagram

The return

This time, the Beastqueen was out of the competition circuit for seven long years and made a comeback as Helle Trevino to 2011 FIBO Power Pro Germany. She nailed her physique, which helped her eclipse her competition and win the show.

Only a handful of bodybuilders have taken such a long break and come back to the same level. For pulling off this feat, it would be safe to call Trevino the comeback queen.

Trevino did worse at 2011 Ms Olympia and fell to the fourteenth position. However, she stuck to her guns this time and focused on improving her physique by working on the feedback she received from the judges.

Experts believe Trevino has always had the mass to take on the big girls. However, her muscular definition and separation held her back.

Become the Phoenix Rising Wings of Strength Champion

After a lackluster 2012, 2013, and 2014, the Beast Queen returned to winning ways by winning gold at the 2015 Wings of Strength Chicago Pro. She then obtained a place of finalist in the 2015 WOS Rising Phoenix Pro.

Helle Trevino Rising Phoenix
Helle Trevino / Instagram

For the next three years, Trevino continued to compete in one show a year – Wings of Strength Rising Pheonix Pro, which became the pinnacle of women’s bodybuilding competition after the Olympia weekend halted the Ms. Olympia division.

Helle Trevino cemented her name among the great women of bodybuilding by winning the WOS Rising Phoenix Pro in 2017. She won the coveted title again in 2019.

The favorite for the title of Ms. Olympia

Since Trevino was the 2019 WOS Rising Phoenix champion and 2020 runner-up, she became the favorite to win the Ms. Olympia title when it was reintroduced into the Olympia weekend after Jake Wood took over the Olympia brand in 2020. She finished third behind Andrea Shaw and Margie Martin.

Helle Trevino Mrs. Olympia
Helle Trevino / Instagram

Trevino improved his ranking at Olympia the following year by securing a second place behind Andrea Shaw.

History of the Helle Trevino competition

Below is Beastqueen’s full competition history:





  • IFBB Pro League WOS Rising Phoenix Pro Women’s Bodybuilding: fifth place


  • IFBB Pro League WOS Rising Phoenix Pro Women’s Bodybuilding: First place


  • IFBB Pro League WOS Rising Phoenix Pro Women’s Bodybuilding: Fourth place


  • IFBB Pro League WOS Rising Phoenix Pro Women’s Bodybuilding: The second place
  • IFBB WOS Chicago Pro: First place


  • IFBB Omaha Pro: Seventh place


  • IFBB PBW Tampa Pro: fifth place


  • IFBB Ms. Olympia: Twelfth place
  • IFBB WOS Chicago Pro-Am Extravaganza: The second place
  • IFBB Europa Battle of Champions Hartford: Ninth place


  • IFBB Ms. Olympia: Fourteenth place
  • IFBB FIBO Power Pro Germany: First place


  • IFBB Ms. Olympia: fifth place (HW)
  • IFBB Jan Tana Classic: First place (HW and global)


  • Amateur World Championships: Tenth place (HW)


  • Danish Championships: First place (HW and global)
  • Scandinavian Championships: First place (HW and global)

Helle Trevino training program

Trevino follows a six-day-a-week training schedule and his training sessions are usually a few hours a day. During the offseason, she does more cardio than she would during contest prep.

As you’ll soon find out, Trevino does a lot of volume in his workouts. However, she doesn’t use it as an excuse to reduce the intensity of her training. She gets hard and heavy every time she enters a gym.

Helle Trevino back workout

Helle Trevino's back pose
Helle Trevino’s back pose

Leg training Helle Trevino

Helle Trevino Great Legs
Helle Trevino Great Legs

Arm training Helle Trevino

Shoulder workout Helle Trevino

Helle Trevino chest workout

Helle Trevino Calves and abs training

Diet program Helle Trevino

Trevino sticks to the same basic meals during prep and out of season. Her meal plan is designed to cause minimal friction in her lifestyle.

“I cook a big box of rice, a big box of vegetables and a lot of chicken. Instead of cooking a chicken breast at every meal, I cook 10 and have enough for 3 or 4 days.

Diet Helle Trevino
Diet Helle Trevino

The Beastqueen previously revealed that chicken is her favorite source of protein. However, she usually eats steak every day as her body reacts well to it.

Here’s what the typical Trevino diet looks like:

  • Breakfast: Berry Oatmeal Bowl
  • Breakfast #2: Bacon, scrambled tomatoes and avocado
  • To taste: Protein pancakes
  • Lunch: Grilled turkey fillet, sweet potatoes and steamed vegetables
  • To taste: Mexican tuna salad
  • Having dinner: Chicken breast, rice and asparagus
  • To taste: Protein Shake with Chia Seeds and Mixed Nuts


Trevino uses supplements in conjunction with a macro-balanced diet to achieve the best value. His sup arsenal consists of:

Looking forward

Although Helle Trevino had momentum behind her and was seen as the biggest threat to Andrea Shaw’s Ms. Olympia crown at Olympia 2022, scheduled for December 15-18 in Las Vegas, NV, the bodybuilder and her fans were disappointed. .

The 2019 Rising Pheonix champion suffered two shoulder tendon tears during the offseason that could prevent her from competing at the 2022 Olympia. At the time of publication, we are awaiting more information from her on his state of recovery and future competitive prospects.

Kristen T. Prall