Member Reviews

Read the reviews provided by previous participants of Helle’s bootcamp services.

Reviews are provided voluntarily and are not incentivised.

Amazing learning experience

Helle & Ben have an incredible amount of experience & knowledge in the triathlon world, but even more amazing is their will to share all of it with the participants of the club. They go beyond the basics of just providing you with a training plan as they also provide learning videos and live sessions as part of the experience. They will also answer your personal questions in regards to training, nutrition, workouts, motivation, injuries and other topics. I personally think this is an unbeatable experience worth the time and money, especially if you are looking to up your triathlon game to the next level.

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Diego G.
Venezuela - Committed Triathlete

Beyond Triathlon

Beyond gaining a more profound understanding of the foundation of becoming a Triathlete, I have gained an immense amount of clarity and wisdom in trusting myself as well as the process of training. Helle and Ben have offered a space where I can define and explore my boundaries, leaving me to push the limits of my natural gifts. Virtual Training Club offers a home and training program where I can be vulnerable and open to sharing my thoughts and questions to becoming the best version of myself. I am grateful to have this club in my life, as I believe I am a part of a community that truly believes and cares for one another. The time and dedication that both Helle and Ben offer to each of us as individuals has been instrumental to my growth and I am humbled and full of gratitude for every moment they share. Thank you for this gift!

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Sarah J.
United States - Beginner Triathlete

Great virtual training club!

Helle and Ben are absolutely amazing, inspiring and movitaing and have done a great job establising a virtual training club with incredible value for the members. Besides great training plans so much extra value was shared.
The interest and passion for the sport has become even bigger now with everything received and learned from the best and most passionate people!

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Louise S.
Denmark - Committed Triathlete

The best club and coaches

I am very happy that I decided to join the Virtual Training Club because it has given me vast knowledge of triathlon training, nutrition and the specifics of each discipline. I am stoked that I joined this particular club because Helle and Ben are not only two of the smartest, professional and experienced people of the sport but they are also emphatic, supportive and very engaged with providing the club members the best knowledge and help with anything they are concerned about in triathlon and sports. I particularly enjoy the club learning videos and live feed of Club Hygge’s on Sunday’s- it makes you feel like you are important to the coaches and the fact that they are opening up about themselves as well during these interactions makes it even more personal and also fun. I am also really happy that the other Phase 1 club members are such a great community and that we help and support each other in our pursuit of training better and wiser.

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Anneli M.
Estonia - Performance Triathlete

Epic Teacher for an Epic Sport

Helle Frederiksen and Ben Powell have made triathlon accessible to all athletes, beginner to advanced. I have been competing in the sport for a number of years with the hopes of getting to the World Championship for the 70.3 distance. I have been working diligently, following the plan put forth the last 10 weeks, used it to help build into my more specific training for my upcoming race and it have been such a game changer. I used to average 1:45/100yds in late 2019, and since starting this program my average time for all swim workouts has dropped by nearly 15 seconds per 100!!! Her knowledge and insight as an athlete can make some seriously big changes if you are open to it. As a former pure runner, even my run base has gotten to be so strong with the base milage and hill work prescribed in this plan. I can’t wait for the second phase! If anyone is looking to receive affordable coaching from an inspiring coach and former professional, which seems almost impossible in this day and age, then look no further cause you get it all and more. I love the hygge, the personal nature of the group, being able to ask questions and them being answered, just everything about this group is awesome! I hope to see this idea and group continue, it is the next step in great coaching opportunities!!

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Alexandra G.
United States - Performance Triathlete

Life changing 2020 💛

For 2020 I have big goals. Entered for my first IM. UK Bolton.
I have always trained inconsistently. Nutrition up and down too.
And then luckily I joined the Virtual Training Club.
Any person close to me would vow how I have changed in 2020.
I have learnt so much from each learning video/session.
After every run I foam roll. Massag stick. And I don’t even exclude my feet anymore:)
My approach to nutrition has changed completely. I used to train fasted. Where now I would never go out without eating.
My body has become so responsive and I have lost a healthy amount of weight.
All my times have dropped considerably. Most noticeable my swimming times. All focus has been placed on beer barrel 🙂
In my 26 years of life this is the fittest, healthiest I have been. Hands down.
I am a proud club member and 100% commited to Phase 2.
I am so happy that I really hope we get the opportunity to race in a trisuit showing our membership.
I highly recommend this club. And will stay part of it until they kick me out 🙂
Super grateful to you both 😊 and loving the journey!
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Marjolein M.
United Kingdom - Performance Triathlete

Great

super useful and educational. I am completely new to the sport and have enjoyed both club learning and training

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Maria V.
Denmark - Beginner Triathlete

Top quality program

Helle & Ben cover a comprehensive range of topics ranging from body maintenance, core strength, triathlon technique, recovery and nutrition; all thoughtfully weaved into a 10-week foundation program. Key concepts are clearly explained in a well-paced and easy digestable format. Highly engaging, experienced and knowledgeable, their passion for the sport is infectious and incredibly motivational. Most definitely recommended!

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Peter K.
Malaysia - Committed Triathlete

Great experience

A great learning tool. The work outs were well balanced a progressive for all levels. I loved the videos on nutrition, supplements, strength work outs, and form.

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Leslie C.
United States - Committed Triathlete

Triathlon treasure

Right from the start Helle and Ben shared their knowledge, experience, and insights in all aspects of the sport. Truly inspirational and knowledgeable. They managed to set up a program for beginners and experienced atletes as well. Especially the Club Learnings on strength, conditioning and nutrition proved very helpful and improved my performance across the board. But every club learning is packed with practical tips and pointers and their enthusiasm is contagious. Thank you both. Looking forward to part 2 and for sure I’m gonna smash this season!

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Bas G.
Netherlands - Elite Triathlete

Original

Exactly what I was looking for. One can see that H&B are genuinely interested and committed in giving valuable advices based on their actual professional experience. I guess the platform for the training will evolve going forward which will enable even better user experience. This is the beginning of a long journey. Very courageous initiative that doesn’t deceive.

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Vincent
France - Performance Triathlete

Amazing content and teachers

I did my first 70.3 Ironman at Indian Wells in December. Quite new to the sport, and hooked, I am interested in bettering my perfomance and enjoyment of the process, so I enlisted in Helle and Ben’s program. I have thoroughly enjoyed everything i have learned and implemented in my training. GREAT value in what we pay for the content received. They really care about the athletes they are training. I’ve already signed up for round 2!

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Bruce L.
United States - Social Triathlete

Exceptional program

Great program for beginners to seasoned triathletes. A very well done program which includes all aspects of the sport. Helle’s experience and expertise are invaluable, and the added bonus of her swimming and nutrition background make the experience even better. The workouts are certainly challenging for all level athletes! Bring on phase 2.

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Jennifer K.
United States - Performance Triathlete

Really Satisfied

Thank you! Great workout plan and lots of learning shared! Now I just need a training partner so I can push myself more =)

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Toni M.
United States - Social Triathlete

This is the real game changer!

We’re so lucky that you’ve presented us with the different personas that we know where we are and how exactly we can work on, thank you for the effort of customizing it in a way for us members. Just by that, it’s really of great value! I love how the workouts, videos and learnings are presented and given simple, open and straightforward. Easy to understand and follow even for me as somewhat a beginner in having proper knowledge and training. Topics and discussions are relatable and are eye opening for me. I already feel a great impact as I followed your advices especially in nutrition, vitamins & minerals. I recover well since. I was able to follow most of the workouts, and oh my! I am very happy and very surprised having the results as just yesterday and today I got PRs in cycling and swimming without having very hard efforts. Also in running, I felt that I have been more stable and can endure some paces I have never reached before by following the RPE and strengthening workouts. Overall, this training club, and H & Ben as coaches, are definitely the best and more than worth the value! My triathlon journey and active life goals has been definitely changed for the better since this training club!

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Bea S.
Philippines - Committed Triathlete

Surprising

When I first read the idea of the VTC I thought it could be a good idea for knowing experiences of triathletes around the world and also a way to have a more general overview of the sport from the point of view of a proffesional triahtlete. Experience of first phase has overreached all the expectations, the only point has been a pitty was not having the possibility of sharing some training sesion with someone of the club.

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Rafa
Spain - Committed Triathlete

Outstanding value

With the plethora of club initiatives, offerings and continuous innovations it is a tough one to single anything out. And again it is not. Because as a member and participant I feel the energy and personal commitment from Team H&B so strongly across all spectres. That is truly outstanding and the dedication something to really honour as world class. With the feedback loops created I believe the future for the community to be bright and powerful no end. The way H&B embrace the knowledge sharing and insight into top notch performance my wish and hope is they will keep expanding and spoil the club community with the add on’s of tori camps across the world. That would be a fantastic way to strengthen the companionship within the club. I could also see a podcast developed over time, perhaps with guest appearances of some of your many contacts within the world of triathlon. Perhaps also endorse or create special club offerings with select products that you can vouch for. A global team H&B why not- that might be something for club members on all levels to aspire to. I see no limits as long as your focus remains on the community, continued learning and companionship. I salute you Team H&B you are awesome.

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Thomas T.
Bhutan - Committed Triathlete

Exceptional program

Very simple program to follow complete with details and well thought out. The video learning sessions were an added bonus to complement the progressive program and add tidbits along the way. Helle’s experience and expertise make this invaluable especially with her swimming and nutrition background. She offers advice in both areas which others won’t be able to offer. The workouts will for sure challenge even the strongest athletes! The husband and wife team have done an outstanding job. Can’t wait for phase 2!!

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Jennifer K.
United States - Performance Triathlete

Getting ready for race season

This virtual training club has been an amazing experience on so many levels. Helle and Ben work together as a competent team, both complementing each other well. They also make it really fun. I started out with a shoulder injury and was able to adapt all my workouts accordingly. I am still catching up on the swim workouts since I had to delay the start of my swimming sessions due to my injury. The club allows for much flexibility. I feel like I have gained a solid knowledge of nutrition, self care, core workouts, the swimming stroke, effective biking and running, and I really like their no nonsense approach to training. Finally, this virtual training club coincided with a personal crisis in my life. It gave me a much needed focus and a strong pillar during some very emotional weeks. Now I feel that I’ve come out of everything stronger both physically and mentally, including as an athlete, and I look forward to this year’s race season. I am already signed up for phase two of the virtual training club.

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Annette O.
Denmark - Committed Triathlete

Simply the Best!

The Virtual Training Club is Simply Fantastic! Having the privilege of being a member of the Virtual Training Club allowed me to have access to the best and season-specific training plans and specific learning such as; Swimming, Bike, Running fundamentals and training nutrition.
Also, in the club, the interaction with the mentors of the Virtual Training Club, Helle Frederiksen and Ben Powel is daily. Helle & Ben are always available to share their knowledge and experience in good spirit and with a great enthusiasm with the Virtual Training club members.
I am looking forward to continue my amazing learning journey with Helle and Ben in the Virtual Training Club Phase 2!
For those who love this amazing sport, have an interest in learning, grow and to be a better athlete tomorrow than was yesterday the virtual training club is the ideal place to be!

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Nuno d.
Portugal - Beginner Triathlete

Rich Triathlon Experience

I signed up for Helle and Ben’s virtual training club mostly for new ideas on a training program especially during the off season. But then I was richly blessed by the wealth of additional and very valuable information on strength and core training, swim bike and run techniques, and nutrition. And surprised by the lovely hygge sessions, one even dedicated just to women. I cannot wait to continue with this club and become a better and more informed athlete.

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Marie B.
United States - Committed Triathlete

Top Notch Training Advice

I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I signed up. I basically wanted to improve my overall performance and learn some valuable tips along the way. I had just completed the Xterra World Championship in Maui and was pleased I completed it, however, this year I really want to improve my time, so I looked at hiring a coach. Helle and Ben’s Virtual Training Club was perfect timing. The price was right and who doesn’t want to be personally coached by Helle and Ben??? I was surprised of how truly excellent this entire experience was.
Our inaugural group began bonding immediately and everyone had great advice, questions, and most of all support for each other and especially from Helle and Ben. We all came from different backgrounds, ages, and experience. I felt like I belonged and had plenty support of the members with any of my questions/concerns so I never felt alone. I made huge gains in my training, and my swimming has improved immensely. I have always been a good swimmer, but now I am a faster and more efficient swimmer thanks to Helle’s videos, tips, training tools (which I have never used before). I also felt pushed to swim a little further due to the training plans. I used to only swim about 1600-1800 yards per workout when I trained, and because of this club, 2800-3200 yards is now my norm! Also during this 10 weeks, I lost 10 lbs! 🙂
I have signed up for Phase 2 and cannot wait for the more intense, focused race training and more excellent expert advice.
If you are looking for excellent training advice, videos, well laid-out training plans, and invaluable one-on-one advice , this is the best club with most excellent coaches. Helle and Ben offer top advice with a little fun thrown in. During the live stream videos I appreciate their genuineness and the way they make you feel like you are watching friends.

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Mary S.
United States - Committed Triathlete

Top level tri-learning home

I have always appreciated Helle as an athlete and professional, or better, I was a fan of Helle in sport!
I was very interested to know her more closely as well as a coach, though virtual coach!
Beyond expectations: Helle (and Ben) is very professional, careful, pragmatic and concrete.
Absolutely recommended for everyone who wants to improve his fitness level in triathlon!
Many thanks Helle

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Roberto F.
Italy - Performance Triathlete

thrilled and glad

I feel this support and caring about us, about me in sport and even in everyday life. I feel I’m not alone. I feel I can do sth difficult or if I don’t – it’s not the end of the world. Now I’m more value the balance in life and being in a good mood. Be powerful and strong and happy. I’m just a simple woman. And I want to feel the life. Be Active and be inspired by what I do in everyday life. not only on the one day in the year) or like… several races. or season. And your guidance and plan about this. Style and way of life. thank you so much, Helle and Ben!

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Irina B.
Russian Federation - Beginner Triathlete

Excellent experience overall

Helle + Ben have put together a GREAT program. For me, an experienced triathlete, this has been the perfect platform for getting the guidance I need to set myself up for a great Tri season. The content and delivery methods are simple, easy to understand and easy to use (much better than some other better funded training platforms out there). As the content builds out to a more robust platform I will be able to create the perfect build for my next Ironman.
Thanks Helle + Ben!
Alex Sharp

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Alex S.
United States - Elite Triathlete

More than a better triathlete

My swim/ bike/ run times have improved. If this was the only thing I got out of the Club it would have been enough. However, what I got out of the Club was the understanding of the importance of many aspects that go into triathlon which, in return, made me much more effective in training, much more aware of my choices, much more mindful during my sessions and more passionate about applying my new knowledge in all areas of life. I can honestly say that I am a better parent because I use the information on nutrition I learned from Helle for planning the meals for my children. The 5 stars for the value doesn’t do it justice. I have already signed up for Phase 2 and as long as H&B keep them coming, I will be a returning member.

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Marija S.
Serbia - Beginner Triathlete

Exactly what I needed!

As a (somewhat) beginner triathlete that is getting back to the sport after a 16-year hiatus, I have found so much value in the Virtual Training Club. The swim workouts in particular have been perfect as they’ve ramped up gradually. Most of the other plans I have looked at either start out high or ramp up very quickly. The learning videos have been extremely valuable. It’s the type of content that you just can’t get from a training book. Looking forward to Phase 2 as I gear up for my first IM 70.3 in June!

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Barbara J.
United States - Beginner Triathlete

Ben & Helle is the Best💪🏻🙌🏻

As a phase 1 – soon phase 2 member and better swimmer participant, my experience meeting Ben and Helle and the way the training plan is structured means that everyone can participate, beginner or elite who loves the sport. Their knowledge in triathlon and training is very professional. I can recommend following a training program made by Them. For me Helle was the best woman triathlete in Denmark and one of the best in the World. I can only recommend them🙌🏻

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Tonny B.
Denmark - Performance Triathlete

hygge home of triathletes

The Virtual Training Club lives from the great commitment of Helle and Ben and their confident feeling for really relevant topics for us as age group athletes. Helles´ experience and her way of communicating this and deeply empathizing with our questions and topics cannot be overestimated. In the Virtual Training Club you can feel H + B’s deep interest in the athletes, and the exchange among the athletes is also very valuable and appreciative. You get lots of impulses to develop as an athlete.

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Wiebke R.
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