Fitness Trainer & Health Coach with True Focus on Behavior Change

I’m a 30 something year old (young :)) health and fitness nut living in Vienna, Austria. I have worked as personal trainer and functional fitness trainer and boot camp coach in the US, hold a variety of fitness certifications (personal training, group fitness training, health coaching,….), and am known among my friends and co-workers as go-to person for health and fitness advice, motivation, or new workout challenges or training plan changes.

Although I'm a fitness enthusiast and a health-nut, I know what it's like to juggle work, family, university, friends, and relationships. I also know what it's like to overcome eating disorders and deal with weight problems.

And more than anyone I can tell you I dislike strongly the hype about diets or latest miracle health fads. This is probably one of the biggest reasons I decided to become a health coach and focus on health behavior change:

on empowering you and society that true health, sustainable health, weight loss, and health behavior isn't achieved with fads or quick fixes.


Health Coach and Changing Behavior

What does it take to reach your health and weight goals, to change behavior? A WHOLE lot, I can tell you that much.

One deciding factor in our lifestyle choices, I believe, is our determination to live and identify with living a healthy, balanced, active, and sustainable lifestyle.

Determination is one. Environment, social commitments, family, genetics, lifestyle, previous eating and exercise habits, skills, mind-set, unresolved emotional turmoils are others.

As fitness trainer (fitness is part of a healthy lifestyle and I am a great motivator) and health coach it is not only my mission to help you achieve your  health goals but to also support you in overcoming your barriers and developing sustainable healthy eating and lifestyle habits.

The healthy choice should become the easier choice.

Learn to prepare for and handle unpredictability and stressful events. Let me share with you how you can make the best choices given any circumstances and let me teach you the skills you need to live the kind of active, healthy, balanced life you desire.  Our health is worth it!

On a side note, many of you may know I am also extremely environmentally conscious. My passion for health translates to our environment. Given the topic of many of my videos and blogs you can see I try to draw attention to multinationals, their agenda, our (currently unsustainable) food culture, food waste, cognitive lapses, our passiveness in making choices, and and and. So, a healthy lifestyle is more than just exercising and eating our vegetables.

Coach Yvi

(Dr. Yvi Schroeder, CPT, GFI)

Continuing education:

  • Health & fitness trainer
  • Group fitness trainer
  • Strength & conditions coach
  • Running technique training
  • Nutrition
  • Sports nutrition
  • Kinesio taping
  • Healthy back with kinesiology
  • Meditation techniques
  • Health psychology
  • Health promotion


FiEnergy -

Fitness Trainer & Health Coach in Vienna, Austria

empowers you to live a lifestyle where

HEALTH is the ultimate goal!

My mission is to:

help you reach your goals and master new challenges

inspire health and fitness in everyone

contribute to reduced illness and disease through increased physical activity

expose you to the reward you’ll receive from regular exercise

Change is inevitable, mentally as well as physically.

As coach with focus on behavior change, I desire to create a “culture of change” where fitness, health, and an active, sustainable (!) lifestyle are the easier choice and part of our daily life.


What are my Trainer & Coach “superpowers”?

I LOVE MOTIVATING PEOPLE. My friends love my motivational personality and communication style. They also love my passion for fitness and health, which is contagious and inspires and motivates them when around me. 

I’M TOUGH. You need to push your body in order to change your body. You might not enjoy every moment but when you feel the influence of fitness on your mood, outlook, energy, and body awareness, in addition to the changes you see in the mirror, the enjoyment and satisfaction will grow.

And I'M APPROACHABLE, authentic, empathetic and mindful. I can relate to you (probably as I've experienced it myself) and offer support. You can always ask me questions so I can share my knowledge and experiences with you.


My HIGH LEVEL OF ENERGY is infectious. It charges your workouts, pushes you the extra mile, and carries over into other aspects of your life. You will feel the energy long after your workouts.