daniel geissler

Since childhood I have had a strong motivation for movement and I loved to engage in sports. Tennis became my main sport and I started to train intensely to play competitively. As I began to get a professional education, I became increasingly aware of the importance of health-oriented movement.

In my trainings I attempt to combine fun, health and progress I see it as a personal challenge to spark in others what burns within me: enthusiasm for movement!


In the course of my sport- and exercise-scientific education, trainings and experiences I specialized in following areas:
  • health-oriented training and weight management
  • optimizing posture and shape
  • strength and functional training
  • exercise in diabetes and obesity
  • sport-specific training

Activities and References

  • sport-scientific advice, diagnostic and Personal Training in my own office
  • Educational instructor for Bundessportakademie Wien, Sportunion West Wien,
    Versicherungsanstalt öffentlich Bediensteter, Gesellschaft für Erlebnismarketing
  • Workplace health promotion and sport-scientific advice for Sport Union West Wien
  • Mobile Personal Training for die Personal Trainer GesmbH
  • Coaching in diabetes and obesity for Sportunion West Wien

Basic data and qualification

Born in Vienna on 22nd of December, 1983
Residence in Lower Austria and Vienna

School and Academic Education

2013 – 2016 Ph.D. "Psychotherapy Science", Sigmund Freud Private University (Vienna)

2011 – 2013 Bachelor "Science of Psychotherapy", Sigmund Freud Private University (Vienna)

2008 – 2010: Magister "Sport Science", University of Vienna and School of Human Movement and Exercise Science (University of Western Australia)

2004 – 2008: Bachelor "Sport Management", University of Vienna

2003 – 2004: Civil Service / Paramedic, Red Cross Groß-Enzersdorf

1998 – 2002: Bundesoberstufenrealgymnasium and School leaving examination, Polgarstraße (Vienna)

1990 – 1998: Volksschule und Hauptschule, Groß-Enzersdorf

Specific Education

since 2013: Advanced Method-specific Psychotherapy training (Individual Psychology), Sigmund Freud Private University (Vienna)

2001 – 2013: Propadeutical Psychotherapy training, Sigmund Freud Private University (Vienna)

2010 – 2012: Nutrition Counseling in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Shambhala (Vienna)

2009 – 2011: State certificated Fitness Trainer, Bundessportakademie (Linz)

2007 – 2008: Instructor for Fitness, Bundessportakademie (Linz)
Instructor for Tennis, Bundessportakademie (Linz)

2004 – 2005: Graduate Trainer for Health and Wellness, Vital Akademie (Vienna)

Further Trainings

2016: The body in Individual Psychology. From organ inferiority to Body Psychotherapy, 10th Viennese Symposium "Psychoanalysis and Body" (Vienna)
MFT Consultant, MFT (Vienna)

2015: Feldenkrais – Bewusstheit durch Bewegung, 21th International Seminar for Bodyorientated Psychotherapie and Bodyarts (Styria)

2014: Symposium Sports Medicine, BE Perfect Eagle (Vienna)
TCM in Sports Medicine, BSO (Vienna)
2013: Strength Training with focus on barbell, BSO (Styria)
Eating disorder in infancy and adolescence, Kinderhilfswerk (Vienna)
Trauma and Traumatherapy, Kinderhilfswerk (Vienna)
Psychosomatic medicine in infancy and adolescence, Kinderhilfswerk (Vienna)

2012: Multifunctional Backtraining, die Personaltrainer (Vienna)
Slingtraining, die Personaltrainer (Vienna)
Psychoregulation and Awareness Control in Sports, BSO (Lower Austria)
Katathym Imaginative Psychotherapy, 43th Integrative Seminar for Psychotherapy (Styria)
Psychoanalysis and Sport, 9th Viennese Symposium “Psychoanalyse und Körper” (Vienna)

2011: Trainer for Health, Sportunion West Wien (Vienna)
Rehabilitation in Capsule- and Fascia-Injuries, die Personal Trainer (Vienna)
Suggestion, 8th Viennese Symposium "Psychoanalysis and Body" (Vienna)
Hakomi, 17th International Seminar for Body Orientated Psychotherapy and Body Arts (Styria)
Nutrition for Marathon and Triathlon, IMSB Austria (Lower Austria)

2010: Stabilization and Core Training, die Personal Trainer (Vienna)
Lactate supported Strength Training, IIW (Vienna)
Within the Limits of Human Performance, FH Wiener Neustadt (Lower Austria)
13th Congress of Austrian Sport Science (Styria)
Warm-Up, die Personal Trainer (Vienna)
Rope-Skipping, die Personal Trainer (Vienna)
Psychophysiology in Sports, ASP (Salzburg)
Personality in Sports, BSO (Vienna)
Muscle Fascia, Dr. Robert Schleip (Vienna)

2009: Relaxation Training, die Personal Trainer (Vienna)
Eros and Mind, 40th Integrative Seminar for Psychotherapy (Styria)
Differential Strength Training in Degenerative Diseases, Gottlob/Kletterwerkstatt (Vienna)
Gymstick Training, die Personal Trainer (Vienna)
Staby and Vibration Training, die Personal Trainer (Vienna)
Bioenergetic Analysis and Therapy, 15th Integrative Seminar for Pychotherapy (Styria)
Kettlebells, NFA (Vienna)
Training á la carte – Nutritional Optimizing of Sports Performance, AMA (Vienna)

2008: Sports Trainer, Sports Medicine Australia (Perth)
Shut Down by Shin Pain, Sports Medicine Australia (Perth)
Strenflex Gold, BSPA (Linz)
Personal Training Intro, die Personal Trainer (Vienna)
Coordinative Strength Training, die Personal Trainer (Vienna)
Muscle-efficient Training, BASK (Vienna)

2007: Autogenic Training (Vienna)

2006: Optimizing Performance – How?, BSO (Styria)

2005: Snowboard Instructor, ZSU (Vienna)

Competitive Sports

Since 2002: Lower Austrian Tennis Mastership, TC Groß-Enzersdorf

Since 1996: Tennis, TC Groß-Enzersdorf ans TC Deutsch Wagram

1994 – 1997: Table Tennis, TTC Groß-Enzersdorf